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Comment by get_unstuck on The Tails Coming Apart As Metaphor For Life · 2018-10-02T18:55:01.643Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Reposting my friend's response to this because I think it's interesting, and he won't post it.

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I vote for rats on heroin personally. That's interesting though. I think it gets to the idea that because all logic systems are self-referential, when taken to an extreme they break down.
There's something amazing about how infinity fucks up everything. Because when a being from the finite universe approaches or tries to observe the infinite, the universe is forced to pull from itself to fill the impossibility. So you get this maddening infinite recursion problem that pops up all over nature.