I wasn't aware this thread had fallen off the list. I will make sure
this post goes through...

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 10:26:47AM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> 
> Of course I disagree. I can explain later. But is it not better to  
> discuss this on line?
> If it is ok for you,  just resend your message to the list,
> 
> Amically,
> 
> Bruno
> 
> 
> Le 30-avr.-05, ? 01:53, Russell Standish a ?crit :
> 
> >On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:17:05AM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> >>
> >>If by TIME you mean the axiom in arithmetic saying that each natural
> >>number has a successor then I agree.
> >>If by TIME you mean anything related to geometry, or real numbers, or
> >>physics, or psychology then I disagree.
> >>
> >
> >It is the latter (psychology). By basing your model of computation on
> >the Turing machine, you are assuming TIME. In order to circumvent
> >TIME, you would need to provide a different model of computation that
> >avoids state transitions, but then it would be hard to see how this
> >would be equivalent to Turing computation.
> >
> >Cheers
> >
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