The Beginning of Infinity

In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe.


Author: David Deutsch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141969695

Category: Science

Page: 496

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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

The Beginnings of Infinity

Of all of the places in between that and infinity, the beginning seems to be the best to start with. You, reader, believe there was a “big bang”. But your “human” race knows very little of the world around them.


Author: Ethan Reyna

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543412734

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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If all around you was empty darkness and this was all that you knew, would you strive for enlightened space? If you were as blind as love, would you search for a purpose in yourself and others? Ethan Reynas The Beginnings of Infinity is a fictional odyssey of a molecule of emotion. It is a quest whose goal illuminates the true purpose of love and the value of friendship. In this book, we will all journey with love to share all that we have with every being we meet and discover our true purpose in the universe. Even when we reach the end of the end, there is no surprise that there is infinitely more.

Summary of David Deutsch s The Beginning of Infinity

The Beginning of Infinity (2011) is a science book that argues that progress, whether theoretical or practical, is limitless. It has resulted from the quest for good explanations – explanations that are stable and hard to vary in the ...


Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Study Aids


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Buy now to get the key takeaways from David Deutsch's The Beginning of Infinity. Key Takeaways: 1) The theory of empiricism states that all knowledge is gained through sensory experience. However, appearances can be deceiving. We tend to make judgments about the world around us, not realizing how flawed our perceptions actually are. Thus, empiricism is misleading. 2) The truth is that the knowledge we gain throughout our lives doesn’t rely solely on experience. After all, we are constantly forming theories and making assertions about realities that exist far beyond our perception and about the laws that govern those realities.

The Edge of Philosophy in the Midst of Thought

What is the beginning of infinity? Does it have a beginning? If infinity has no end, is endless, does it have a beginning? Is 1 (one) the beginning of infinity? A number, in a number system, is that which has a unique and immediate ...


Author: Melvyn Leibowitz Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665507530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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Melvyn Leibowitz, Ph.D., author of The Edge of Philosophy in the Midst of Thought, has more than fifty years experience doing speculative philosophy. The book is a ruminative, deconstructive, concept-exploding, non-academic, almost poetic, at points modernist, at others, post-modern work. While it may be regarded as philosophic memoir, there is not much biographical content, but rather it has to do with mind and body, consciousness, history and thought. In its 107 entries can be found such items as: If infinity is endless; does it have a beginning? (78); Is it harder to argue that the universe does not exist than to argue that God does not exist? (79); Is the sky one? (94); Philosophy without language (82); Is nature performing arithmetic? (84); What can count as no information? (98); If economics were a full science, could a dollar value be placed on the universe? (103); What if biology were one of the humanities? (68); What if guilt and punishment were to flow backwards? (101); Is there a noble reason for wanting to live indefinitely? (96) Influences and perhaps similarities would include William Poundstone, Ottessa Moshfegh, William James, Georg Wilhelm Hegel, and Billy Collins. From 1960 to 1980 there were Richard Feynmann and Bob Dylan. This might be the most luminous work of the last forty years.


Hence, a beginning-less series of events in time entails the existence of an actually infinite number of things, namely, ... Since one can always add one more before arriving at infinity, it is impossible to reach actual infinity.


Author: Alphons V. Versnel, B Th M Th

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496977267

Category: Religion

Page: 111

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The Evolution versus Creation debat is presented in the Western world as the choice between Science and Faith. Science is a system of acquiring knowledge, using observation and experimentation to describe natural phenomena. By this definition, Evolution is as much a matter of Faith as Creation is. The origin and beginning of what is cannot be observed and reproduced by experiments. The book unveills the academic and educational fraud in the Western world that retain that what is came into existence by random change and natural selection against the findings of the Sciences, especially over the last hundred years. The phenomena of irreducible compexity and the information concept reduce Evolution to science-fiction.

The Trinity

Infinity is an illusion and reality at the same time, for reality and illusion are one, yet not one. Such terms as eternal, everlasting, ... Things have a beginning in an illusional sense, and in that sense, they go on into infinity.


Author: Glen C. Cutlip

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796095487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Everything Has a Beginning Except the Beginning of Everything

The existence of systems that have a beginning is in direct contradiction to the basic principle of infinity and a steady state, and such a system could only flow from their opposite, which would be an Eternal Mind striving to visualize ...


Author: J. R. Gibbs, Jr.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434900760

Category: Science

Page: 114

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The Mind of Consciousness

As stated in Chapter 1, any process to understand infinity must apply from beginning to end, and not start from the middle, in order to make it a valid logical investigative technique. Therefore, the investigation begins with what has ...


Author: Ray Morose

Publisher: Books by Ray Morose

ISBN: 9780987213921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 551

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The Mind of Consciousness The Mind of Consciousness is a book unfolding a new way, with new process methods to evaluate your existence. It is an experiential work written in textbook format that analytically delineates how and why consciousness and mind interface and function, exposing the inter-connective dependency of non-biological consciousness and the biologically created mind. Knowing how that interconnectivity interrelates provides avenues of exploration that reveal the fundamental nature of existence, unveiling an innate purpose and direction embedded within consciousness. This book works through all the major questions of existence, using reproducible and experiential logic, allowing everyone to experience the results of that exploration. Throughout your life you have two realities at war with one another: the primary ‘I am’ reality, formed from non-biological consciousness, and the secondary ‘I am this or that’ reality, formed by the biological mind. You may not be aware of, or even appreciate, the internal conflict these two inter-connective and inter-dependent realities create. However, you experience the resultant turmoil and confusion their subliminal battles establish by not having an experiential appreciation of how those realities are formed, function and potentially control your life. The text delineates causation for those ongoing internal battles and outlines processes to help overcome the sense of frustration, isolation and discord they generate. This experiential method of examination creates empirical processes that afford you the opportunity to make an informed choice, rather than a conditioned reaction: providing a more secure, productive, directional and enjoyable life. This book takes you into the core of your being, turning it inside out, exposing who and what you are by revealing a self-created shadow-world controlling your life without you being aware that control exists.

The Spirit s Journey

Perhaps there was an explosion at that time and place that is expanding towards the opposite infinity of the beginning. Perhaps it has already reached that infinity and is now shrinking backwards toward its origin in the original ...


Author: Dave McKenzie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450272193

Category: Transportation

Page: 424

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Dave is a man of determination and dedication in overcoming a challengea man who will not take no for an answer. After a near-fatal airplane accident, Daves doctors told him he would never walk again. But he did! They told him he would never return to his job at Ford Motor Company. But he did! And they told him he would never fl y an airplane again. But he did! The Spirits Journey describes Daves lifelong involvement in aviation with many interesting and humorous anecdotes Bob Pauley, private and glider pilot, aviation photographer, and author There is a story buried in this manuscript of when Mac McKenzie flew my mother and me for my first airplane ride. After the flight (I must have been three or four years old), Dave and I sat in the airplane and talked. He explained all the controls, instruments; and how they related to flying an airplane. I was hooked for life. He is responsible for my start in what turned out to be a very great and successful career in aviation Captain John D. Patten, Delta Airlines, Retired Theres little doubt in my mind, theres something we learn about ourselves, from the people that enter our lives. After reflecting on Dave McKenzies determination to succeed, courage, and will to overcome the adversities as told in his book, I hope you gain insight to your lifes perspective, its experiences, and that you become the person you truly wish to be. John O. Maxfield, corporate pilot In the heartwarming memoir The Spirits Journey, Dave McKenzie shares the inspiring story of how he overcame lifelong pressures, family opposition, and incredible personal hurdles in order to follow his dream of flying an airplane. As a young boy, he felt there could never be any odor more pleasant than the exhaust fumes that emitted from a small airplane engine. As each airplane he rode in started its take-off run, Dave would revel in the sensation of freedom he felteven as a passenger. He shares how both his mother and his teachers opposed his preferred career choice of becoming a pilot, but he also details how he relied on his determination, effort, and intelligence to make the most of his love of aviation while still enjoying a career as an automobile chassis designer. Yet his adventuresome choices were not without challenges. After he becomes an aerobatic pilot, he chronicles the disasterous air show and subsequent injuries that nearly ended his life and his dreams. Dave McKenzies story proves that the human spirit is a much stronger force than we ever imaginedeven when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

King David s Naked Dance

The scientist who does not believe in god must also ask the question, “and what existed before infinity?” He answers his own question: “Nothing, stupid, because infinity has no beginning or ending.” Moses was governed by his humanity.


Author: Allan Russell Juriansz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475995695

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Primitive Judaism is the earliest system of thought that sought to explain the concepts of divinity, humanity, and life on the planet. What’s more, it is Moses who deserves the credit for the systematization of basic, primitive Tanakian Judaism. In King David’s Naked Dance, author Allan Russell Juriansz defines the primitive theology of Tanakian Judaism that obeys the Tanak as the sole canon of the Hebrew people. A sequel to Juriansz’ first book—The Fair Dinkum Jew, which calls for a reformation in Israel and worldwide Jewry—King David’s Naked Dance sends a message to the Hebrew people to relearn Tanakian Judaism and live by it. Using the writing of several Talmudic rabbis and Jewish reformers, Juriansz presents a discussion of the Tanak as the only sacred canon and shows its messages of the work of God to create, redeem, and glorify His world and His people. King David’s Naked Dance calls for the world’s Jewry and Israel to unite in the primitive Judaism, a splendid redemptive religion that needs to be embraced, defended, and propagated.