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Finite time period only allows finite states
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Only processes that require no time could occur infinitely often in a finite period. But causal processes occur in space/time and so require some time—however small. So, it's impossible for infinitely many causal processes to occur in a finite time.
Argument anticipated by Selmer Bringsjord, 1992.
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