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Student at the University of Southampton and Software Developer.

I like using Objective-C to write apps for OS X and iOS, and a range of languages and frameworks for the web.


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revised How can the logical impossibility of infinite self reference be reconciled in the case of God?
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comment How can the logical impossibility of infinite self reference be reconciled in the case of God?
@Chelonian sorry about that, I have tried to improve the wording a bit, but it's a difficult concept to get across.
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comment How can the logical impossibility of infinite self reference be reconciled in the case of God?
This does not depend on these assumptions when you consider more complicated examples. I wish I could give you some, but to really explain this concept does take a good hour or so of discussion.
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comment How can the logical impossibility of infinite self reference be reconciled in the case of God?
As I said, the exact example I gave isn't the best because it relies on time. If you know about the halting problem, you will know that it is not based on time, however this was the simplest version I could give in a question.
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comment How do Creationist Christians respond to the evidence for Evolution?
Just thought I should add this, but Carbon 14 is one of 5-10 different isotopes we happen to use for radiometric dating, and all of the measures with a whole range of half lives line up almost perfectly with one another to agree on the Earth being ~4.5bn years old, or the universe being ~13bn years old. As for the rate changing over time, to change enough for the world to be 6000-10000 years old would, by E=mc^2, make our universe billions of degrees hotter than it is.
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comment How can the logical impossibility of infinite self reference be reconciled in the case of God?
@El'endiaStarman There are very few base laws on which our entire logical foundation is built. If God does not conform to these, he both exists and doesn't exist at the same time. If he doesn't conform to the base principles of logic that humans are bound to, we can know precisely nothing about him, and the entire discussion has no point.
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