Either I'm not seeing something that the author of the section sees or that section makes no sense.
First off not to burst anyone's bubble but inductive reasoning is unreliable; it can be wrong and often it is wrong. We even have name for that problem, it's called unsurprisingly "Problem of Induction".
Secondly; in the last paragraph the author claims "then it is possible for us to be only halfway along our chain of memories" and then continues to write under the assumption that we are to prove that "Last Thursdayism" must be false.
Thirdly the author claims that "If we are halfway along our chain of memories, then we can prove that the future will be like the past" but provides no answer as to how would we do that. If we have access to the memories of the "future" doesn't that just mean we have moved further along the chain of memories?
- To be honest, that section is just some BON being a complete and utter tool. postate 15:16, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Last Thursdayism Argues Against Last Thursdayism
If the universe was created last Thursday, why would Last Thursdayism be a concept? If one were to falsify all signs of the universe's age in order to fool humanity, why create Last Thursdayism? While this question is pretty silly, when applied, like Last Thursdayism, to the fundie argument of God creating all the evidence of the universe's formation, specifically applying this question to the Garden of Eden (Last Thursdayism was given to the first human beings, us, in a Last Thursdayist universe, while in the Bible, God was specifically talking to the first human beings he made, who either he knew would betray him, which makes talking to them pointless, or who he assumed he could trust, which makes all the fake age pointless, which, by talking to not only them, but many, many other people, not to mention he wrote a book, makes the lies pointless, because he specifically told the truth to people). So, in a Last Thursdayist universe, Last Thursdayism should not exist. In a Christian universe where The Bible is literal but at the same time, God falsified the universe, The Bible and God's constant communication to humanity should not exist. --PosthumanHeresy (talk) 04:34, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
- What? pathetic 01:08, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
- Because a universe with no Last Thursdayism would look really suspicious. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:17, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
This whole concept of Last Thursdayism is nonsensical and self-contradictory.
Since Thursday is a real term, a day we can define it right? OK, well, today is Wednesday so the Earth was created on last Thursday right? OK, now I believe that and tomorrow, at 00:00:01, will I start believing that what I believed 1 second ago was created one second ago and all before also one second ago knowing that I believed in Last Thursdayism last Thursday as well?
- I don't think you understand the concept. At all. The premise is that if God could have poofed the world into existance 6000 years ago, he also has the exact same power to have poofed us into existance a few days ago, including fake memories of time before that. It's a reductio ad absurdum of any claims that the evidence is faked in order to "test" us. CorruptUser (talk) 14:08, 13 May 2015 (UTC)