John M writes:

> Earlier we lived in a telephone central switchboard, further back in a 
> steam-engine. Not to mention the Turtle.
> The 'cat' specifies IMO ignorance without prejudice.

Very droll, very true! But what, then, must we do? Scientists come up with the 
best theory consistent with the evidence, with a willingness to revise the 
theory 
in the light of new evidence. They might not be quite as willing as they 
ideally 
should be, but that's just human nature, and they all come around to doing the 
right thing eventually. It would not be very helpful if we all thought, "I know 
that 
whatever theory I come up with will almost certainly be proved wrong given 
enough 
time, so I won't bother coming up with a theory at all."

Stathis Papaioannou


> > I recently read somebody's speculation that the reality we inhabit is may 
> > be
> > a quantum computer.   Presumably when we observe Schrodinger's cat
> > simultaneously being killed and not killed, we are observing the quantum
> > computer in action.
> >
> > Norman Samish
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "John M" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 2:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: Bruno's argument - Comp
> >
> >
> >>
> >> To All:
> >> I know my questions below are beyond our comprehension, but we read (and
> >> write) so much about this idea that I feel compelled to ask:
> >>
> >> is there any idea why there would be 'comp'? our computers require juice
> >> to
> >> work and if unplugged they represent a very expensive paperweight.
> >>
> >> What kind of "computing unit" (universe? multiverse, or some other 
> >> satanic
> >> 'verse') would run by itself without being supplied by something that
> >> moves
> >> it? I hate to ask about its program as well, whether it is an 
> >> "intelligent
> >> design"?
> >> Is it a pseudnym for some godlike mystery?
> >>
> >> Are we reinventing the religion?
> >>
> >> John Mikes
> >
> >
> 
> 
> > 

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