Well then my logic isn’t flawed, as I never said it was “completely” useless, I said, and you have not bothered to refute, that it cannot provide absolute certainty. This is in regards to probability/forecasting. this is as it is applied to finite systems. Think of the universe as a system. If it cannot provide absolute certainty to a limited/finite system and if we suppose (as we were) that the universe is infinite there is less certainty.

You had said

Can’t = Can not… think of can as what is possible, can not then is the negation thereof. What is impossible. That is an absolute.

in addition, explain what likelihood is if not a degree of certainty?

and I pointed out that any argument contingent on probability as applied to the infinite is inherently flawed. Probability is inductive math, it uses specific data to arrive at a general conclusion (unstated but I will say it here: that the universe cares about statistics). This is okey dokey within the confines of our finite lives. Thinking that the finite can apprehend the infinite as far as what it can or can’t (ergo absolutely) do is fallacious within the the very syntactical methods you propose using to justify your argument.

Thats all I be saying.

You are using infinity, noun, like a concrete object. In other words, like something with some points of demarcation like something you will “get”.

Tell me, can you ‘get’ infinity? In math, any number you ‘get’ can simply be doubled, thus it is impossible to ever ‘get’ there. Somehow, you think things finite can ‘get’ ‘to’ the infinite. I repeat my objection, you just don’t ‘get’ the idea of infinity. You proposed a simplistic method of ‘getting’ to infinity by adding 1. read this carefully…

you can add an infinite amount of numbers together, double them, and double that sum and still not reach infinity

In the attempt to ‘get’ it, you increase it.

Are you sure you are on the right forum? Great, I sound like WhiteLotus now. A pox on both your houses.

look, nothing personal, I believe I understood what you originally proposed and it was a novel thought but statistics is the method of factoring abbreviated data, not infinity. Probability cannot handle infinity. A probabilistic absolute would be something with a 100% certainty no? Infinity has no end to mark with a tidy little 100%. You would need an entirely different system of math (if one even exists now) to go about what you are proposing.[/i]