Do I _expect_ it to continue doing what it does? No. I *hope* it does and I’m *glad* it does.

There are a _lot_ of working assumptions that take place with in the practices of science and the assumptions of mathematics. These assumptions aren’t necessarily *wrong* by any means; they’re likely “more right” than just about anything that’s come along so far.

I don’t want to shake anyone of their faith. But, you see, I have a strange view of things:

I’m grateful the Pauli Exclusion Principle continues to do what it does. It keeps me in my chair, and keeps my ass from going through the yellow chair, through the concrete, through the earth and to the center of the Earth (and possibly through to the other side, would I suddenly transform into neutrinos and not lose my identity)

Do I _expect_ it to continue doing what it does? No. I *hope* it does and I’m *glad* it does.

But some future reformulation of the description of reality could easily come along. Engineers could build a technology based upon those theories (or they could stumble upon new discoveries because of a floating point error in the CPU) – and a device could be made the manipulate and control the Pauli Exclusion Principle.

It’s not understood well right now. Someday, hopefully, it will be.

I’m grateful it continues working. I’m grateful for mathematics in that it works well at this point in time in human history, given the state of things as they tend to be at present.

Will it work 1000 years from now as it stands?

We *don’t* know.

It’s “close enough for now”. I’m sticking to that. Grateful, good enough but I’m not going to go Max Tegmark and say “the Universe *is* mathematics”; _that_ is my main concern as that way of thinking is gaining influence. That is what I mean by faith. I wasn’t saying that it was your faith based system, but it _is_ some people’s faith based system

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