Dear Lee,
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From: "Lee Corbin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:55 PM
Subject: RE: Only Existence is necessary?

Stephen writes (BTW, thanks for using plain text  :-)

>     I keep reading this claim that "only the existence of the algorithm
> itself is necessary" and I am still mystified as to how it is reasoned for
> mere existence of a representation of a process, such as an implementation
> in terms of some Platonic Number, is sufficient to give a model of that 
> can
> be used to derive anything like the world of appearences that we have.
>     AFAIK, this claim is that mere existence necessarily entails any
> property, including properties that involve some notion of chance.

What properties do you have in mind that pure platonic algorithms seem to
lack?  Anything, that is, besides *time* itself?

    How about an explanation as to how an "illusion" of time obtains 
(assuming the theory of Platonic forms if correct)?



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