Reply To: Counterfactuals

  • Don Salmon

    March 15, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I wonder (speaking from the RH I suppose) are there truly any laws of nature that can’t be “broken”?

    After all, what we call a “law” is simply a set of observations of patterns of nature.

    To the best of my knowledge, nobody has ever established even a procedure for testing the invariability of these patterns. We see them consistently in our – what, millions, maybe billions of tests over a few centuries.

    What if there is some tiny region of space where the patterns are different?

    What if there are other universes where the patters are different?

    What if the patterns were different 1000 years ago (then of course, we couldn’t count it as 1000 years)

    What if the patterns are constantly changing, but changing so universally and in such a slow manner that the means by which we measure patterns makes it seem as if they are staying the same?