Consider this- imagine the possibilities of what could be expressed on a single page of text. Such a page of text could possibly express:
- an infinitely true and perfectly expressed and summarised formulation of the meaning of life;
- a true and clear explanation of Trinity, the problem of evil, etc.
- the true biography of everyone who ever lived,
- the best poem every written,
- the secret name of God (if you believe in that kind of thing)
- a description of the scientific principle for a time machine, or cold fusion generator, a cure for cancer, or any number of things not yet invented.
Now, given the finitude of letters and other standard characters (puncutation marks, digits, etc.) it is obvious that the number of combinations making a single typed page is also finite. Maybe some mathematically minded person could work it out, as to hoe many combinations there could be.
So, this is my proposed experiment- set up a computer to type at random letters, characters, punction and spaces. This will produce a finite number of typed sheets. Read through each typed sheet to find the sheet which contains every conceivable truth.
Would it work?