There are some concepts which seem strange beyond imagining, yet are difficult-to-impossible to refute.
- The idea that the whole universe began one second ago, with everyone’s “memories” pre-built in.
- The idea that time doesn’t flow at all, that all times simply pre-exist and that each of our conscious thoughts of “now” are simply cross-sections of that greater space-time bloc-universe.
- The ontological argument, which proves that a God-like being must exist.
- The Doomsday Argument, which uses statistical reasoning to show that the great age of human civilisation is drawing to an end quite soon (e.g. within 10,000 years).
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