I’m exploring all possibilities.
In the world of the thought experiment,
we know that x cannot = “SALAMI” [or whatever].
Therefore, without any ADDITIONAL constraints upon the system, x can equal anything else. It is an open variable with one single rule:
It cannot = “SALAMI”.
This says nothing else about what it *can* be. The possibilities are _almost_ endless.
It’s a useful tool within the scope in which it functions. I wouldn’t utilize it as a foundation of the Universe. I suppose one could but all those excluded middles would have no place to go.
Mathematician: “Everything follows the rules of math”.
Chemist: “Everything is chemistry”
Logician: “Everything is based on logic”
Evolutionary Biologist: “Everything analogized successfully to Evolution”.
Take your pick. Or don’t.