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XLIX. Calculation Of The Probability That A Myth Maybe True

 

A positive possible myth about the existence of one totality explains to me the existence of discovery and mystery; cause of the big bang; and the reason why just the right combination and permutation of energy, space, and time to create a large universe of the correct kind to support life came into existence. The number, variety and diversity of positive possible myths about the existence of one totality that might explain the existence of discovery and mystery, the cause of the big bang and the reason why just the right combination and permutation of energy, space, and time to create a large universe of the correct kind to support life came into existence is only limited by our creative abilities and powers of imagination.  

Maybe there is an approach to solving the problem of calculating the probability that any one positive possible myth about the existence of one totality is true that while theoretically possible is practically impossible. To solve the problem of calculating the probability that a given positive possible myth about the existence of one totality is true would require I execute all of the following steps: 

1.      I would have to calculate the creation probability. That is the probability that the myth about the existence of one totality in question would be capable of explaining the existence of discovery and mystery; cause of the big bang and the reason why just the right combination and permutation of energy, space, and time to create a large, universe of the correct kind to support life came into existence. 

2.      I would have to calculate the same creation probability for all of the other myths about the existence of one totality made possible by the existence of discovery and mystery that may be capable of making an explanation for the existence of discovery and mystery; cause of the big bang; and the reason why just the right combination and permutation of energy, space, and time to create a large universe of the correct kind to support life came into existence. 

3.      I would have to then divide the creation probability of the myth about the existence of one totality in question by the summation of all creation probabilities of all possible myths about the existence of one totality to arrive at the probability that any given myth about the existence of one totality is true. 

Thus to arrive at the probability that any given myth about the existence of one totality is true requires that one quantify the probability of a magic moment: that is the creation of a large universe of the correct kind to support life. Maybe any competent scientist would admit that our finite capacity to gather and process information imposes limits upon our ability to apply probability theory, inductive and deductive inference, and logic to the problem of making such a calculation.

 

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