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Jude_B comments on The map of ideas how the Universe appeared from nothing - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Jude_B 19 September 2016 03:20:01PM *  0 points [-]

So when you ask, "Why did Sherlock Holmes tell Watson that...?"

You assume that Holmes exists?

Also, when you ask why some complicated theorem in number theory is true, you are basically asking for a proof from first principles (say Peano Arithmetic), you don't need to assume that numbers exist (which would make you a Platonist).