Illogical origins of the universe

Logic usually starts with an assumption. Adding steps from there, we get to a conclusion.

Is the universe logical? It sure seems to be — things happen in linear chronological order, each event caused by a previous event, causing subsequent events. So if we start from the present, and go backwards through previous causal events, where do we get to? To infinite previous events,  going eternally back in time, or to the First Event, uncaused and coming out of nowhere, like a logical assumption?

Infinite previous events seems to break causality, because there is no beginning, no start. It doesn’t make logical sense — you can’t just keep going back forever in logic — you need to rest on an agreed-upon assumption in order to convince a rational person of your claim. A process that never begins breaks causality and is illogical.

Maybe a First Event makes logical sense, like an assumption that can’t be proven but is supposed for the sake of argument. The First Event is supposed for the sake of existence. But an assumption in logic can be challenged, and then you have to keep arguing, keep going back. An assumption isn’t really logical, it’s a truce to avoid endless argument — “Let’s just start somewhere that we both agree.” In actuality, all we know, all that is logical, is based on something else, as events are caused by previous events. So, a First Event isn’t really logical, and it breaks causality as we know it because it has no cause.

So what if the beginning loops around into the future? Infinite loops will break a computer program like circular logic ruins an argument. And there’s still no start, no cause, and therefore logical impossibility.

But there are no other choices, are there? Every possibility breaks logic and causality. That is, every possible origin of our universe is magical. You can’t escape it. Maybe you can deny it based on the semantics of “magic”, but you have to admit that our universe is at least illogical.


4 Responses to “Illogical origins of the universe”

  1. crestind Says:

    Agree completely. Explaining the origins of the universe scientifically is the point where religion and science meet, because both reach a point where the origin cannot be explained any further other than “it is”.

  2. Juan Says:
    enjoy, is its over your head feel free to ask questions and I’ll be happy to help you get the concept that is being researched here, I am a physics student at MIT

  3. ericahampton75575 Says:

    only if you understand chaos you start to build orders Click

  4. sayfu00 Says:

    causality is based on (need)

    without a (need)

    there is no causality

    if existence or part of it is eternal therefore it’s all make sense

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