As a physics and cosmology student, it's worth bringing up the idea of a multiverse (which essentially says that there are more many more universes than just our own), which has gained a good deal of traction in the physics community. Little is known about what those other universes would be like, but among other things many physical constants would likely be completely different, and logic from our universe could easily break down making what we consider impossible to be possible.
In another universe it's very possible that I could pick up one rock with my right hand, pick up one rock with my left hand, and then suddenly be holding in total three rocks. It wouldn't be any more outlandish to say that the halting problem could have a general solution in some other universe, and that what we believe to be impossible could be very possible.
Logic is the method of deriving supposedly true statements from supposedly true assumptions. It is not about being right, it is about being consistent. The method by which you decide religion to be wrong is not logic, it is a rational heuristic. All questions in life, including that of religion, are entirely outside the scope of logic. All you have is that one heuristic, probably born in a critter in the bottom of the ocean some billions of years ago to feed itself more efficiently. This mechanism is incapable of truth. But you state things as true, because it feels good.
I understand why you keep attacking religion. I hear you have it pretty bad in US. But it's not actually religion that you have problems with. It's just plain ignorance. So I'd appreciate it if you named it as such.
Mathematics is entirely separate from the physical world. The fact that if you take one rock, another rock and have two rocks is reflected by 1+1=2, but does not cause it. If instead you then had three rocks, the regular + would still exist, though we probably wouldn't be talking about it. There is actually no one true logic. All logics exist in all universes.
Mathematics is entirely separate from the physical world. The fact that if you take one rock, another rock and have two rocks is reflected by 1+1=2, but does not cause it. If instead you then had three rocks, the regular + would still exist, though we probably wouldn't be talking about it.
All I was trying to say anyhow is that the mathematical rules and laws that our universe abides by could be so radically different from that of another universe that deeming anything as impossible is ridiculous.
If anyone here has played this level I feel your pain. In all seriousness if the premise of the multiverse point holds true, then nothing is concrete. Life as we know governed by the "laws" we live by is basically religion in the sense that it is a crutch used as a placeholder until more evidence has been found.