I think that's the question Bruno's proof is designed to answer in the
negative, a conclusion of which I have difficulty convincing myself. m.a.
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From: John Mikes
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: request for glossary + announcement that the seventh step series
thread will soon be resumed
how about my weird question: "and if 1 is wrong and what he 'sees' as OA is
only a replica of the OA and is WRONG? Is 'being a replica' a human priviledge?
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM, m.a. <marty...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
Good to see you back! I have a question with reference to the
experiment described in the first person indeterminacy paper. If, before the
teleportation, the omniscient authority tells the subject that he will find a
zero in his envelope, both subjects will expect to find a zero after the
procedure, no? The subject who finds the 1, must inevitably conclude that he is
in fact a duplicate since he trusts the OA implicitly and reasons that if he
were the original (real) subject, he would be seeing a zero. Where is the flaw
in my logic? marty a.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruno Marchal
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: request for glossary + announcement that the seventh step
series thread will soon be resumed
Welcome to fcy
"Universal Dance Association" is quite cute :) A universal dance could be
a Universal Dovetailer if "digital dance" could make sense.
UDA (in this list) is for Universal Dovetailer Argument. You should
google on this term, on the net or on the everything-list archive. You may look
here also for references:
A universal dovetailer is a program which generates and execute all
possible programs. It is a mathematical object and its existence follows from
the Post-Church-Turing thesis.
The universal dovetailer argument is an argument which shows that the
mechanist hypothesis leads to a notion of strong first person indeterminacy,
and that eventually the laws of both physics and psychology/theology (quanta
and qualia) have to be derived from "pure" number theory/computer science.
If I succeed to explain UDA sufficiently well, I will be able to give
some account of AUDA which is far more sophisticated, and useful only to get
already quantitative physical information from numbers/computer science (as
opposed to UDA which "just" show that physics has to be given by a first person
measure on the computations occurring in the universal dovetailing).
Elsevier has asked me to write some topics on its SciTopics. You may take
a look at
Comments are welcomed.
I let you know that I will have some more time for now (October was very
heavy!). So it is time to ask questions for the thread "the seven step series"
(which is about the seventh step of the UDA) before I proceed. I will make a
little sum up next week. There has been more than five versions of UDA already
send to the list, but I am not sure everyone understand, so please ask
questions. All questions are allowed on this non moderate list, so feel free,
to ask anything (related) to the everything-like approach in the search of a
"TOE" (Theory of everything-including-consciousness-and-person (as opposed to
the TOE of the physicians which search to unify only what is observable and
third person describable).
Marty, Kim, are you still there? Have you a problem with Cantor diagonal
proof of the non enumerability of the set of functions from N to N (N^N)? Or do
you prefer I explain this again in the sum up?
On 05 Nov 2009, at 06:03, fcy wrote:
As a newcomer to this group, there are many things I'm unable to
follow, in detail, due to unfamiliarity with many of the acronyms.
For instance, googling UDA turns up links related to the Ulster
Defense Association, the Universal Dance Association, Urban Design
Associates, and the United Dairymen of Arizona, none of which seem to
be what's being discussed here.
Thanks in advance,
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