After reading your Universal Dovetailer Argument (UDA) and I?d like to
give you my reaction. It seems to me that the trick is hidden in your
assumptions. I think you?ve even stated that before (using ?embedded?
rather than ?hidden?), referring especially to comp. But I?d say that
the trick is hidden in your assumptions about the universe or ?physical
reality?. It is the assumption that ?physical reality? is limited to
what we can imagine (?communicable physical laws?, with emphasis on
communicable) and sense (?incommunicable physical knowledge?) it to be,
i.e. in our conscious brains. This is stated in your definition of
?Fundamental Physics? as being ?the correct-by-definition discourse
about observable and verifiable anticipation of possible relatively
evolving quantities and/or qualities.?
So if A=?physical reality? and B=?consciousness?, then the assumption
is A=B. It seems that the rest is extraneous because with A=B you?ve
already practically reached your conclusion, even without comp. Am I
- UDA, Am I missing something? daddycaylor