Good information, thanks!
On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > > > On 30 May 2009, at 23:08, rexallen...@gmail.com wrote: > >> >> Has anyone on this list ever heard of this? A theory of reality >> formulated by Christopher Michael Langan? >> >> http://www.ctmu.org/Articles/IntroCTMU.htm >> >> It sounds a little sketchy at first, though not entirely different >> than some of what Bruno Marchal says. >> >> Obviously the main reason to pay much attention to it is that Langan >> has an IQ of between 190 and 210. Which kept me going past the first >> paragraph, which is when I would otherwise have stopped. >> >> But, after further reading it sounds somewhat more plausible. I'd be >> very interested in hearing Bruno's opinion. > > It is a physicalism in disguise. There is also a confusion between a > mathematical object as a tool to represent other object, and the other > object. > And using set theory in that setting is a curious choice, given that > set theory is known to flatten the concepts. It is the reason what > mathematician prefer category theory, or specific theories ... I mean > sets? Which sets? It is very unclear how the different notions are > related. I can appreciate its apparent open mind on religion, but I > don't see any effort to solve problems, nor any clarification of > problems. Langan seems not to be afraid of being appreciated by those > who want to be mystified instead of understanding. > But then if you have a link on a real precise theory or results, you > can let us know, but my opinion is that it is not really honest, or if > it is, then it is presented in a very awkward. To give set a > fundamental status is really like saying you should do everything in > FORTRAN. Unless you have a good original reason to use sets, but then > you should give it. > Rereading some parts I am not sure at all he even try to say > something, ... pervert the usual meaning of the terms. He makes > complex simple ideas and hides somehow its naive view of Plato, making > me a bit nervous even on points where I could imagine some sense > there ... > ... > Hmm.... Pompous and Boring, if you ask my opinion. > > Bruno > > > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ > > > > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---