Le 27-juil.-07, à 23:01, John Mikes a écrit :

> Bruno, I will "Wiki" the Church thesis - now it is too hot around here.
> Besides: your "slip" is showing (if you know this US-expression):
> "...the most universal physics capable of being conceived."
> Physix is a human figment, as we try to exokain (and conceive?) 
> certain partially observed phenomena with the little epistemy wi so 
> far got.

If comp is true, my point is actually that physics is a figment of any 
self-refrentially correct machine.


> And: "conceive"  is  the way we (humans) try to get close to 'reality'.
> Whatever you CAN say is said by YOU (a human)

I am also a colony of bacteria and viruses ...



> and we really have access only to marginal (and misunderstood?) 
> paraphernalia.


That is true, and that's why we reason about that marginal and indirect 
paraphernalia.



> I was hit on the head in J.Cohen-J.Stewart's "Collapse of Chaos" by 
> the "Zarathustrans" how those two witty authors attempted to produce 
> "not-so-human" logic (interpreted still to humans). (If you missed so 
> far (this and their "Figment of Reality") rush to read it in your 
> leisure time.
> Iti s more entertaining than Harry Potter or Star trek.)
> This is why I find it a universe-restricted attempt to send out into 
> space some math formulations as introducing our 'intelligent' status. 
> Quite other systems (universes?) may not follow it and have different 
> 'logical' bases.


By definition, the field of logic study the possible logical bases.



> Would be tricky to find such different systems in THIS universe as 
> well.
> I would accept every word you say with the proviso: "In our human view"


I'm just a humble messenger of the lobian machine. Actually even just 
the UDA is addressed to any entity willing to accept some digital body. 
I don't use the human hypothesis, which is a bit self-defeating: our 
qualitative "human" is itself a human invention. My work is supposed to 
described the lobian view. I was saying that the lobian physics could 
be the most non trivial part of physics that can be conceived ... by 
sound and enough introspective machines (not necessarily humans).

Best,

Bruno



> John
>
>
> On 7/27/07, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Le 27-juil.-07, à 02:59, John Mikes a écrit :
>>
>> > Bruno,
>> > thanks for your detailed reply to my 6-09-07 post which I read only
>> > 7-26-09 for stupid reasons: I fell into a list with 100+ posts a 
>> day -
>> > many political and very informative - and it took my time and mental
>> > capacity. Also 2 other lists fleured up in topics I was involved
>> > strongly so when I cut loose from the war-religion-Iraq and info 
>> about
>> > the whole world etc. - political haranguing I merged into mind/life
>> > economy discussions.
>> > I just could not discipline myself to read 'everything'. I read
>> > 'everything else'.
>>  >
>> > Besides my response is wasting your time and activity, since I 
>> cannot
>> > 'think' in terms of true Goedel-Church or Everett etc. terms.  A 
>> 'wave
>> > colapse' is meaningless to me and I discard Schrodinger's cat's
>> > multiple posibilities as "ignorantia mascarading as science". I do 
>> not
>> > speculate on numbers. What do I speculate on? good question.
>> > Maybe on the ways how to speculate.
>> > Your remarks are vey helpful, I wish I can use them for myself.
>> >
>> > I represented for a long time the epistemic paradox what you 
>> expressed
>> > as:
>> > "The more a universal machine knows, the more she will 
>> be*relatively*
>> > ignorant."
>> > To know about more and more what we don't know.
>> >
>> > And I saved your definition:
>> > "To be a real scientist means to have the
>> > courage to be enough clear so that you can be shown wrong .."
>> > Which is the reason why I call my 'worldview' a "narrative", not a
>> > theory.
>> >
>> > Substrate? physical reality? figments at a level (=conventional
>> > science) of our mental journey. And I still wonder whether 'number'
>> > and 'comp' also belong into the formulations of the (present) human
>> > mind accessible logical level. I find 'nature' not subject to such, 
>> -
>> > this is my (science) agnosticism.
>>
>>
>> If Church thesis is true, then there is something quite general, that
>> is not specifically human, in the computer science. Physics and nature
>> could be more human-oriented, although the lobian physics could as 
>> well
>> be the most universal physics capable of being conceived. In the next
>> posts I will have opportunity to (re)explain better (I hope) the
>> tremendous impact of Church thesis for the sciences (including
>> theology) in general,
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Bruno
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> > On 6/10/07, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> >> Le 09-juin-07, à 22:38, John Mikes a écrit :
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Bruno;
>> >> >
>> >> > how about adding to Tom's reality survey the anti Aeistotelian:
>> >> > Reality is what we don't  see?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> OK. That is how we could  sum up Platonism.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > We "get" a partial impact of the 'total' and interpret it 1st 
>> person
>> >> > as our 'reality',  as it was said some time ago here (Brent?)
>> >> > "perceived reality"  what I really liked . Then came Colin with 
>> his
>> >> > "reduced" (or what was his term?) solipsism: paraphrasing the
>> >> > perceived reality into "OUR" world  what we compoase of whatever 
>> we
>> >> > got.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> OK. The difficulty is to keep track of the difference between first
>> >> person singular (my pain, my joy, ...) and first person plural like
>> >> the
>> >> apparent wave collapse in Everett, if not the apparent schroedinger
>> >> wave in Comp.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > I know that you ask your oimniscient Loebian machine,
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Aaah... come on. It is hard to imagine something less omniscient 
>> and
>> >> more modest than the simple lobian machine I interview, like PA 
>> whose
>> >> knowledge is quite a tiny subset of yours.
>> >> You are still talking like a *pregodelian* mechanist. Machine can 
>> no
>> >> more be conceived as omniscient, just the complete contrary.
>> >> And adding knowledge makes this worse. You can see consciousness
>> >> evolution as a trip from G to G*, but that trip makes the gap 
>> between
>> >> G
>> >> and G* bigger. The more a universal machine knows, the more she 
>> will
>> >> be
>> >> *relatively* ignorant.
>> >> With comp, knowledge is like a light in the dark, which makes you
>> >> aware
>> >> of the bigness of the explorable reality, and beyond.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > but we, quotidien mortals,
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Even the disembodied PA has to believe-intuit its (relative) 
>> possible
>> >> mortality or breakdown, and this forever (wrongly or correctly if 
>> it
>> >> does well the difference between the "hypostases-person-views").
>> >> When a universal machine knows that she is universal, then she has 
>> to
>> >> be aware of its limitations soon or later.
>> >> To be immortal, with comp, means to be able to die, forever ...
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > rely on our own stupidity about the world.
>> >>
>> >> ALL Universal Machine have to do that. This has been proved. 
>> Without
>> >> stupidity: no intelligence. To be a real scientist means to have 
>> the
>> >> courage to be enough clear so that you can be shown wrong ...
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > And in this department "perceived reality" is what we have and 
>> it is
>> >> > close to Colin's personalized mini solipsism.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Physical reality, probably the border of the "lobian mind" is a 
>> first
>> >> person *plural* sum of all lobian dreams. There is no ultimate
>> >> substrate. By being "plural" it should better not been called
>> >> solipsism
>> >> imo. (I'm assuming comp of course).
>> >>
>> >> Bruno
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >  >
>> >
>> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
>>
>> -
>
>  >
>
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/

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