paul doe wrote:Makes you wonder how reality even manages to remain bounded, if at all =D
I think because the random process is deterministic. If we toss an unbiased coin an infinite number of times the total number of heads divided by the total number of tails will be exactly one. So, we can determine the result. What we cannot do is determine the result of an individual toss. Quantum mechanics depends upon that. Quantum mechanics is much more accurate compared with empirical data than is relativistic mechanics. Even more accurate is Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) and that is even more obscure than quantum mechanics. We have a different story with chaos, which is non-deterministic. The quantum world may seem chaotic but it is the opposite.
Another factor keeping reality bounded is the speed of light. If an object came into the universe travelling faster than the speed of light it would never slow down to the speed of light - it would take an infinite amount of energy to do that. So, the speed of light is not a limit - it is a boundary.
Added: I have just ordered a book for my Kindle, 'Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions.'
Sounds right up my street. <laugh>