- Oct 27, 2009
Has anyone looked up the Bose-Einstein condensate? Pretty much anything at supercooled temperatures will blow your mind, but the Bose Einstein condensate will challenge your concept of traditional matter.
Infinite uncertainty is impossible, because it would contradict the very notion of the possible existence of any uncertainty as uncertain.
Are you suggesting that infinite certainty is possible?
It is possible - as there is nothing contradictory or fundamentally impossible about it. However, it would require infinite knowledge and an infinite intellect. In other words, infinitely certain certainty is not impossible for God.
This isn't about God, it is about personal ideas. Although if the OP wants to include God into our circle of discussion then it may be viable to explain.
Infinite certainty is only possible if one is delusional, and in that case it is only a delusion.
In a qualified sense infinite certainty is possible about a finite thing. For instance, someone might have absolute certainty with no room for doubt whatsoever that something exists. They may have many uncertainties about their perception of what things exist and how and why. But they may have unshakable certainty that something exists, with complete certainty about this perception. I think this would qualify for infinite certainty about a finite thing. However, humanly speaking, it is impossible to be completely certain about everything.
Conversely, infinite uncertainty does not seem possible - about a finite thing - because one cannot be both completely uncertain that a thing exists and completely uncertain as to whether one's perception is mistaken, as this is contradictory.
I get what you are saying, but infinite doesn't really match what I was implying, which is being certain about an infinite amount of things, not certain on a singular topic with infinite being a metric of measurement. Infinite is already implicit in that sense of the definition of certainty.
If great minds enjoy greater true (not false) certainty about their knowledge; and are also aware that this is but a trifle compared to reality - how little, foolish and proud are most of us about our knowledge. Lacking wisdom.