Member Rara Avis
... but the fact that gravity exists means that its opposite anti gravity exists...
and it also doesnt mean that anti gravity exists right here on earth. But it certainly exists.
Einstein would probably disagree.
If you "bend" space/time, as happens in the presence of mass, the curvature results in this thing we call gravity. Falling towards the ground is essentially the same as "sliding" down the side of the curved space. The classical two-dimensional analogy is to put a bowling ball in the middle of a trampoline and watch everything on the now curved surface slide towards the ball. What happens if you "unbend" space/time? We then perceive a flattened surface as the absence of gravity. There's bent, there's not bent, but there's no such thing as anti-bent, and mathematically, there's no way to get there from here. Indeed, anti-gravity, when expressed as an equation, is exactly the same thing as traveling faster than C. Space and Time cease to have any physical meaning.
Of course, the General Theory of Relativity is, after all, still just a theory, so you might well still be right. In 91 years, however, no scientist has EVER found even one instance where Einstein's equations failed to reflect reality. Arguing with that kind of track record takes a lot of guts.
There is, without question, a symmetry to our Universe, just as you postulate. That doesn't mean, however, that symmetry is necessarily Universal. There exists countless phenomenon in physics that are unique and NOT symmetrically balanced, gravity being just one example.
Ah but then it wouldnt be godd would it? It would simply be the expected norm.
LOL. In my world, it's already the expected norm.
Without evil good would simply be the normal way to behave. There wouldnt be a distinction as there exists when evil is present.
Exactly. The semantic distinction disappears. Good, however, remains and remains unchanged.
Good decisions dont always lead to benefits.
Then, by definition, it wasn't a good decision.
Similarly bad decisions dont always lead to horrible consequences. Great things can come from making a bad decisions.
Then, by definition, it wasn't a bad decision.
Do you see, perhaps, the kind of trap into which you inevitably lead yourself when you argue semantics?
While Heisenberg allows for some ambiguity in cause and effect, I personally think the amount allowed is small. In other words, I generally ain't buying it. That doesn't mean tragedy doesn't exist, because clearly it does, but I think when we see a good decision lead to less than an optimal outcome, most of the time we are simply not looking past the short-term to see the bigger picture. I believe that doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. Indeed, ethics and morality are guidelines laid out to help us see what is "good" in the long run, when our own judgments are oft too skewed to make the right choices. There are, of course, whole branches of philosophy devoted to exploring ethical dilemmas.
Good decisions dont always lead to benefits. Sometimes doing the right thing leads to pain and suffering aswell.
I found this statement particularly interesting, because I think it demonstrates a prejudice that I suspect runs contrary to much of what else you have said in this thread. You are assuming, in this statement, that "pain and suffering" don't constitute a benefit? By extension, then, you are suggesting that benefits are only those things which avoid pain and suffering?
Personally, I don't believe pain, in and of itself, is evil or even bad. I believe that because, in small part, pain is transitory and lasts but a brief time, and in large part, pain is a self-regulatory mechanism that "should" ultimately lead to benefit. Unfortunately, that "should" doesn't always happen. Pain only becomes "bad" when people turn around and continue doing the same thing that caused their pain, expecting a different outcome the next time. Sadly, we see that all too often in the world.
Doing the "right thing" is no guarantee that pain will be avoided. On the contrary, the right thing is very often marked by self-sacrifice and pain. Personally, I think doing the right thing ultimately leads to growth, which is far more beneficial, far more good, than simply trying to avoid pain and suffering.