The two concerns, how to give a precise notion of the Everything, and how to deduce predictions from a chosen notion, lie at the very heart of our common efforts. Though, I did not go into them for the simple reason that I wanted to avoid discussions that are not directly linked to the topic.
When I first wanted to capture mathematically the Everything, I tried several mathematicalist approaches. But later, I prefered the Everything ensemble that is also known here as the Schmidhuber ensemble. I assume that the no-justification naturally leads to this ensemble. This comes from the development of the (degenerate) property of existence which is then assigned to all imaginable things. I don't think that a metaphysical discussion of the term "imaginable thing" is necessary now, I'm satisfied with the idea that an imaginable thing can be completely described by means of language. For further research, it is then natural to identify imaginable things with their descriptions and to choose a simple alphabet for expressing the descriptions (e.g. strings of 0 and 1). In the past I assumed these strings to be of finite length. I read that Russell Standish also permits infinite strings. But first of all, I'm interested in your opinions concerning the no- justification. Thank you, Stathis Papaioannou, for letting me know of Kant's ideas in this context. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---