HI Bruno, >>> Indeed, that would be like if a number could make disappear another >>> number. Even a God cannot do that! >> The idea would be rather that some continuations would correspond >> to non-existent numbers, like, say, the natural number between 3 and >> 4. > > I am not sure I understand. If the continuation uses non existent > numbers, the continuation does not exist, or it is an inconsistent > continuation, that is a cul-de-sac world. I can prove that 0 = 1, if > there is a natural number between 3 and 4. > A god cannot make disappear a natural number, nor introduce a natural > number where there is none. It seems to me.
We are just talking a little past each other. To recap: I initially meant that it would be possible, in a teleportation experiment, that aliens prevent any copies from being instantiated. You then said that that would be equivalent to making disappear a number, which is not possible. My idea was rather that the instantiations would not correspond to numbers in the first place - that is why the aliens could destroy the machine (it follows from 3-det that something _had_ to happen to prevent successor states which wouldn't correspond to numbers). So, of course nobody can introduce new numbers - but if there were successor states which would require new numbers, that would mean that QI is false - there a cul de sacs (modus tollens). Best Wishes, Günther --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---