I Hate Philosophy

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If all things are possible than there is a possibility that nothing is possible.

That is why I hate philosophy. It's another attempt to classify and order things into solid, unchanging principles. A philosopher in the pursuit of universal truths will go mad. Because it will appear true for everything right up until the point where it doesn't and they will pour themselves into wondering why, why, WHY.

I don't think logic is the answer to everything either. But it helps with the statement above. The statement has two parts. One

all things are possible​

and

there is a possibility that nothing is possible​

Logically, the second statement is both true and contradictory to the first statement...only if the first statement is true. But they can't be true because it is a looping paradox. The same type that has drove highly educated men mad throughout our history (such as trying to articulate the mystery of infinity).

But the first statement can be false. We don't know it is, and there is no way to prove it because there is no way to conceive and test every possibility. None that I am aware of. But if I say the statement 'All things are possible' is false, that means 'All things are not possible'. Technically, this is a philosophy question and a question of physics. On the side of physics the answer seems obvious but is unprovable. And like a court of law, so long as there is a shadow of doubt, there can be no conviction. That's why scientists accept general theories that cannot be proven.

Bad note...sorry, kids, but your mom lied. All things are not possible.

Good note...cheer up. You don't know what things are possible until you give it your all. There's risk in everything, but fear gets you nowhere.
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