My thought experiment that I would like you to engage in goes as follows:
The Theory of Anything Goes
Imagine a universe where anything is possible. What would happen?
First of all, what are we saying when we say that anything goes? It means that to begin with there’s a 50/50 potential for something to happen. Therefore, there’s a 50/50 chance that something arises that is more persistent, meaning the likelihood of it ceasing to be is less than 0.5 (on a scale of 0 to 1 where 1 is absolute likelihood). Nonetheless, the potential for existence can never be 1 because that would defy our basic premise that anything goes! So what’s to prevent this universe from becoming an immobile totally stable lump of iron? Well, everything is possible, including randomly degenerative processes. Presumably the most likely of all states in a universe where anything is possible, is a state somewhere between total chaos and absolute stability. Therefore, a universe seemingly chaotic yet beautifully structured in its immense complexity. A universe much like ours. For example, the likelihood of unidirectional time is high since, eventually, iterations will tend more strongly towards one direction or the other. Occasionally, perhaps, time becomes unstable and flutters back and forth. But that would be rare occurrence indeed.