The Unreasonable Hypothesis

Every time an scientist answers a question about the universe, a new question arises. This hypothesis proposes that this is not due to the limitation of knowledge, but that it is a fundamental part of the universe. The problem of understanding physical laws of the universe is unsolvable, because the universe is finite in size but there are an infinite number of laws that govern it.

Of physical laws and logic problems there are some that are reasonable, those that can be explained or calculated, and some unreasonable, those that cannot. A calculation that requires an infinite quantity of resources to calculate is unreasonable. A calculation that can not be detected is also unreasonable.

1. Any system with an unreasonable component retains a degree of unreasonableness.
2. An unreasonable component in a system cannot be completely excluded from influencing any reasonable component.

This implies that if any part of the universe cannot be explained then it is not possible to accurately explain any other part of the universe. If one question cannot be answered then no other question can be answered with absolute certainty.

Lack of information about the future prevents the complete understanding of the present.

Mark Sheeky, 14 Dec 2007