Quentin Anciaux wrote:
> Hi,
> Le Lundi 13 Mars 2006 14:23, [EMAIL PROTECTED] a écrit :
> > Quentin Anciaux wrote:
> > > But whatever you do with numbers can be encoding with numbers, as such
> > > assuming platonic existence, numbers are the only requirements, because
> > > operation on them, discourse about them, description on them are numbers
> > > too.
> >
> > Hmm. You can hardly claim that the meaning is intrinsic to the number.
> > Does "2" mean "red", "mammal", "male" or what ? It could be mean
> > anything in a given coding scheme.
> I agree, but the coding scheme is also a number.

Is that a fact, or something you need to assume to maintain the
argument ?

> The coding scheme is the instruction set of a turing machine, which is also a
> number... I'm stuck ;)

Can TM's interpret -- or do they need to be interpreted ?

> Quentin

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