On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 22:24 +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:

> I suddenly feel sorry putting too much burden on just one  
> correspondent in the list, and I would appreciate if someone else  
> could propose answers or any remarks to the exercises.

Bruno--you're doing great.  I think it is the case where silence means
"I understand, continue", rather than disinterest.

> There is also some sort of burden onto me, because it is hard to  
> explain "the real thing" concerning the seventh step, without  
> explaining or just illustrating at least some relevant portion of the  
> mathematical reality: mainly the unexpected mathematical discovery of  
> the universal functions, sets, numbers, systems, language, machine ...  
> I don't mention the absence of drawing ability which does not help.

The derivation of your thesis from first principles is a very compelling
idea.  The somewhat startling and unorthodox conclusions you espouse are
bound to cause confusion unless all their underpinnings are well
understood.  The arguments from others then can have a much more
specific target than the top-level conclusions; instead they will come
out earlier in the derivation process and at the time of introduction of
the controversial subject.

> The knowledge of most people participating to the discussion is very  
> varied, due to the extreme transdiciplinarity of the subject, and the  
> interest it can evidently have for the layman (and indeed, for any  
> universal machine).

While I do have training in math and physics, I still benefit from your
targeting the motivated layman.  Personally, I'm not interested in doing
the exercises on the list, but they are still useful to check my

> Best regards to all of you, and thanks for letting me know your  
> interests,

By all means, proceed.  Personally, if I don't understand something or
have an objection, you'll hear about it on the list, but I think you
should take silence as assent.

Johnathan Corgan

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