Ask it. Have you ever read 'The Intentional Stance' by Daniel Dennett?
Jerry Fred Chen wrote: > How would you verify your Life pattern has achieved SAS status? > > Jerry Clark wrote: > > > More relevantly, it is posulated as highly likely that, starting with a random > > Life > > formation, SAS's will evolve of their own accord. One proves this by showing > > that > > our UTM is also a universal constructor (can take a coded blueprint and build > > out > > of it a machine at least as complex as itself). UTM is also a universal > > destructor > > and therefore mobile. Eventually you get evolution and SAS's. > > > > This is "SAS's for free" and a much more interesting result than the fact that > > one > > can build a UTM in the life universe that simulates e.g. this universe. > > > > Such 'Life' evolution raises an interesting question: These SAS's would build > > universities and > > study mathematics, computer science and physics. Some J.H.Conway of the Life > > universe would discover the amusing and diverting Life game, and start > > discovering > > gliders, glider guns, space rakes etc. Sooner or later a physicists would hear > > about > > this new development and the realisation would be made that their universe > > *is* a > > Life simulation. Such a discovery would of course revolutionise the study of > > physics > > for these SAS's. > > > > More interestingly still: when are *we* going to discover some CA or similar > > which > > turns out to be *our* universe? In my lifetime I hope. > > > > Fred Chen wrote: > > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > > > > Fred Chen, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, writes: > > > > > When this game is run, complex patterns can emerge from simpler ones in > > > > > a dynamic fashion. So, my question is, can this game generate SAS's? > > > > > > > > It has been found that "Life is Universal", meaning that you can > > > > construct a Universal Turing Machine out of the Life rules. It would > > > > then be possible to program it to simulate any mathematical or logical > > > > system, hence SAS's should be possible. > > > > > > > > Hal > > > > > > You are right. You can construct a UTM based on Life rules. > > > > > > Fred