Le 29-déc.-06, à 16:41, Jef Allbright a écrit :
It appears that you and I have essential agreement on our higher-level
It is possible. Note that in general those who appreciates the
hypotheses I build on, does not like so much the conclusion, and vice
versa, those who like the conclusion does not like the way I got them
But I don't know much about your "comp" so I'll begin reading.
"Comp" is the old "mechanist philosophy" (Question to Milinda, Plato,
Descartes, Hobbes) revisited after the "creative explosion": the
discovery of the universal "turing" machine and the computer
theoretical laws they obey.
I propose also a reasoning (the Universal Dovetailer Argument (UDA))
showing that, contrary to a widespread belief (since the closure of
Plato Academy in 525 after JC), digital mechanism is epistemologically
incompatible with the belief that the mind emerges from some primary
substantial matter, but on the contrary the appearances of matter
emerges globally from an internal view of the number theoretical
reality. The UDA necessitates only a passive understanding of Church
thesis. Then I translate UDA in the language of a Universal Machine,
and thanks to the work of Post, Markov, Godel, Boolos, Goldblatt,
Visser etc. I show constructively how to derive the particular case of
"certainties" on the observation results (= more or less the
"probability one" bearing on our computational extensions) and I have
shown that those "probability one" gives arithmetical interpretation of
some quantum logic. I am working now to show why "nature" look like a
*quantum* computer in our immediate accessible neighborhood. I 'm stuck
on some mathematical difficulties and the progress are slow.
> With increasing context of self-awareness, subjective values >
increasingly resemble principles of the physical universe.
Apparently you are even more optimistic than me. I just wish you are
correct here. It is fuzzy because the term "resemble" is fuzzy.
Yes, I was writing in broad strokes, just to give you the pattern, but
not the detail that has been mentioned earlier. Humanity certainly
could be within an evolutionary cul de sac.
Since all events are the result of interactions following
the laws of the physical universe,
Hmmm... It is out of topic, but I don't believe this at all. Better I
can show to you that if "I" (or "You") are turing-emulable, then all
events, including the apparition and the development of the physical
laws are the result of the relation between numbers.
For the sake of my argument I might better have said that all
interactions seem to follow a consistent set of rules (which we see as
the laws of the physical universe. It seems that you have some theory
of a more fundamental layer having to do with numbers.
Yes. I have many reasons to believe the laws of physics emerges from
the laws of numbers. My basic belief in this relies on computer
science/ cognitive science and quantum mechanics. But since the last
years I got independent evidences for this from knot theory, prime
number theory, integer partition theory. What is funny (and still
mysterious but less and less when looking in the details) is the
presence of the number 24 (or of its divisors) each time a deep
relation appears between number theory and physics. I will send an easy
illustration soon or later.
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