Le 28-nov.-07, à 09:56, Torgny Tholerus a écrit :
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] skrev:
>>> When I talk about "pure mathematics" I mean that kind of mathematics
>>> you have in GameOfLife. There you have "gliders" that move in the
>>> GameOfLife-universe, and these gliders interact with eachother when
>>> they meet. These gliders you can see as physical objects. These
>>> physical objects are reducible to pure mathematics, they are the
>>> consequences of the rules behind GameOfLife.
>>>
>> --
>> Torgny
>>
>> That kind of mathematics - models of cellular automata - is the
>> domain of the theory of computation. These are just that - models.
>> But there is no reason for thinking that the models or mathematical
>> rules are identical to the physical entities themselves just because
>> these rules/models can precisely predict/explain the behaviour of the
>> physical objects.
>>
>
> You only need models of cellular automata. If you have a model and
> rules for that model, then one event will follow after another event,
> according to the rules. And after that event will follow another more
> event, and so on unlimited. The events will follow after eachother
> even if you will not have any implementation of this model. Any
> physics is not needed. You don't need any geometric properties.
>
> In this model you may have a person called Torgny writing a message
> on a google group, and that event may be followed by a person called
> Marc writing a reply to this message. And you don't need any
> implementation of that model.

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OK. Do you agree now that the "real Torgny", by which I mean you from
your first person point of view, cannot known if it belongs to a state
generated by automata 345 or automata 6756, or automata 6756690003121,
or automata 65656700234676611084899 , and so one ...
Do you agree we have to take into account this first person
indeterminacy when making a first person prediction?
Bruno
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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