On 14 Aug, 04:34, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> David Nyman wrote:

> > And in terms of stuffy ontology, it would be a successful model - but
> > you wouldn't expect to be able to build a house out of emulated
> > bricks.
>
> No, I really mean "as good as".  In other words if we can model every detail 
> of stuffy
> existence numerically, then we can suppose that we *are* the numerical model.

To suppose that we are in a model running on a stuffy computer
violates
occam's razor. To suppose that we are in a model made out of free-
standing maths
requires an assumption of Platonism

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