We use mathematics as a meta-language, just like you kan describe what is said in latin by using italian. That does not make italian logically/evolutionary prior to latin of course.

-----Ursprungligt meddelande----- Från: everything-list@googlegroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] För Jesse Mazer Skickat: den 9 juli 2006 10:08 Till: everything-list@googlegroups.com Ämne: RE: SV: Only logic is necessary? Lennart Nilsson wrote: > >No, you have the burden of showing what possible worlds could possibly mean >outside a real biological setting. > >Cooper shows that logical laws are dependent on which population model they >refer to. Of course that goes for the notion of possibility also... That sounds incoherent to me...how can you even define "population models" without assuming various things about math and logic? Do you think the (mathematical) laws of population genetics have some sort of objective existence outside the human mind, but laws of math and logic themselves do not? Jesse --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---