In advanced civilizations the period loosely called Alexandrian is usually associated with flexible morals, perfunctory religion, populist standards and cosmopolitan tastes, feminism, exotic cults, and the rapid turnover of high and low fads—in short, a falling away (which is all that decadence means) from the strictness of traditional rules, embodied in character and inforced from within. — Jacques Barzun
I’d say I have to agree with Tegmark that everything is mathematical, but that based on my rejecting of other theories [god, faeries, etc.] He is making a lot of inductive leaps. It seems as unlikely that there are faeries [that control the universe] as second and third level universes.
Dr. Philo: Can you relate the historical exchange, via letter, between Godel and Russell in which they accuse each other of being, eseentially, mathematical platonists? Russell: “Godel believes somewhere in the universe is a big Negation sign.” Godel: Russell believes ?