On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, John Mikes wrote: > > Scott > First: the past tense is objectionable unless the answer is negative (=Yes, > it didn't).
I don't approach my choice of and use of language by choosing words that are continuously defendable from a certain perspective. That is, I am not scientific in my approach. Actually, my statement seems to indicate that I believe that time does exist. It wasn't meant to be objectionable, but rather a reference back to trying to get a solid answer from J.H. -- to which he always responds that he doesn't have the time (to explain to me why time doesn't exist). I try to gather what I can from this list -- although there appear to be so many divergent beliefs, that I have a difficult time truly extracting anything, let alone everything. Back to the poiint: I'm a little crazier -- I simply think everything can't happen all at once, hence there has to be (degrees of) difference. > I beg to differ: it is about the level of "same". If you consider a same I talk about this to various people who probably don't care to hear about it. But, to me, one can't discuss levels of sameness to the same extent that one can with difference... therefore I approach it from the perspective of "difference" -- but we are probably talking about very similar concepts from slightly different perspectives. > not duplicate THIS and so that difference is information. > We usually deal in incomplete information, by incomplete modeling in our > thinking. > So Scott may be right: we CANNOT compare (absolutely) same differences. > Scott, is this what you pointed at? > John Mikes Yes. Now to offend everyone... in my own simplistic method, I am programming a system that extracts information through difference. It is a pet project of mine. Whether it turns out to be everything, or not, is not important. I simply want it to turn out to be something. I am simply here, and elsewhere, looking to either find additional insight or anything that might shoot down my theories/ideas or cause me to alter them. I'd love to talk with anyone, via private emails, about this programming project. Scott ps: AI is alive, if is believes that it is. AI exists because it believes that it does.