I add that your link provide a way to recover my old conversation with
Joel Dobrzelewski on the list (28 June 2001), which presents the
simplest version of the Universal Dovetelair Argument (UDA), i.e. the
argument showing that the computationalist hypothesis (in the
bio/psycho/theo/-logical sciences) entails that physics is ultimately a
branch of machine bio/psycho/theo/-logy. In particular it shows that
physics can be presented as a probability or credibility measure on the
relative computational histories (which are computation as seen from
some first person perspective).
The argument is presented in a step by step way, and begins here:
You can then follow the step by clicking on the right arrow next
"date", and skipping the many threads we were discussing simultaneously
at that time.
People interested can ask questions. Note that the lobian interview
does not necessitate the understanding of the UDA, but this one
provides the basic motivation for some of the Theaetetical variants of
the modal logic G and G*.
PS I must still verify, with G*, some assertions made by Plotinus, and
reciprocally I need to verify assertions made by G* with Plotinus. To
be sure I have found a discrepancy between the loebian entity and
Plotinus. It seems to be a point where the neoplatonist diverge the
most from Aristotle, and then apparently the loebian diverges still
more. To conclude I need better translations and unabridged version of
Plotinus. I need a bit more time.
Le 21-janv.-06, à 00:52, Hal Finney a écrit :
Here is a link to an article I wrote in 2001 explaining what the
Universal Dovetailer is: