Monicks: Unleashed

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15 Responses to New Rule

  1. marksackler says:

    Now if we could only enforce this…

  2. coachpeter says:

    Good Luck with that!! ;)

  3. Mark Joseph says:

    Cool idea, but it’s spelled “principle”.

  4. Monicks says:

    Fixed it. Thank you.

  5. hoverfrog says:

    Wouldn’t that be nice.

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  7. trollcandy says:

    There is a God, based on the theory of the multiverse, if given an infinite series of universes where every and all possible instances are considered, there is a distinct possibility of an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnibenevolent God exists in an infinite number of those universes.

    Of course, this also means there is a universe with no trolls in it either :p

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse

  8. someguy says:

    Good! now prove an infinite number of universes (whatever that means) exist.

  9. James Smith says:

    First, prove there are an infinite number of universes. Even if you do, that doesn’t prove any god exists in this universe. For that matter, the evidence for multiple universes is no better than that for any god. It’s at best, a postulate*, not even an hypothesis, much less a theory.

    *http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/postulate

    pos·tu·late   [v. pos-chuh-leyt; n. pos-chuh-lit, -leyt] Show IPA verb, pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing, noun
    verb (used with object)
    1. to ask, demand, or claim.
    2. to claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
    3. to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.

  10. word to your mother says:

    Actually, the “multiverse theory” is an extension of string theory and is the prevailing idea among physicists to date to explain the intricacies of our universe.

    By definition, this means that all possible situations can occur and do occur in infinite universe. For example, you forgot to where deodorant in infinite universes today, consequently you remembered to where deodorant in infinite universes as well. There are infinite universes that dogs poop gold and speak english, you get the idea.

    I doubt “trollcandy” is trying to validate the presence of a god anyhow because of the slight sarcastic tone and the obvious trolling.

  11. slrman says:

    An extension of string theory doesn’t mean that multiverse theory is yet a theory. It is a postulate. To date, not any evidence at all exists for the multiverse. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, it means there is no evidence supporting it. There is also no evidence supporting any god and much evidence against. Well, there is some for Thor. He promised to rid the world of Ice Monsters. I haven’t noticed any Ice Monsters, have you? All hail Thor!

  12. hoverfrog says:

    Given an infinite universe literally everything is possible. It’s a bit like playing the “supernatural” card. Until we actually have some strong evidence that the idea has any value we should proceed with what we do know. Do we know that there is a god? Obviously not. Therefore we should proceed as if there isn’t one until evidence of these gods is available.

  13. slrman says:

    You make excellent points. That’s why I said the multiverse concept is only a postulate. Anything is possible, but until some evidence is produced that is reproducible, repeatable, and verified by disinterested parties, it is only possible, not likely.

  14. dc2 says:

    Alright. if I said something outlandish such as, ‘life is a game’, and the components of a game are ‘freedoms’, ‘barriers’, and ‘purposes’, would that be refutable?

    I invite anyone to look at something they are working on in life, or any game they are playing, and see if it doesn’t contain freedoms, barriers or purposes.

    It’s not a belief, it’s just an observable thing.

    Tell me a game you could get along playing that didn’t contain a balance of any of those points?

  15. Chris says:

    We enforce it with merciless ridicule.

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