On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com>wrote:

> On 2/13/2011 5:21 AM, 1Z wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 3:18 am, Brent Meeker<meeke...@dslextreme.com>  wrote:
>>> What do you think the chances are that any random object in
>>>>>> Plato's heaven, or any random Turing machine will support intelligent
>>>>>> life?
>>>>>> 1 in 10, 1 in 1000, 1 in a billion?
>>>>> Zero.
>> Does that allow us to argue:
>> 1) A universe selected from an uncountably infinite number of
>> possibilities has measure
>> 0
>> 2) Our universe exists so it has measure>0
>> 3) Our universe is not selected from uncountably infinite
>> possibilities
>> 4) MUH indicates any universe must be selected from uncountable
>> infinite possibilities (since all
>> of maths includes the real line, etc)
>> 5) MUH is false.
> Hmmm.  I think we argue that objects in Plato's heaven and Turing machines
> are not the right kind of things to support life.

I am very puzzled by this statement.  You could help me understand by
answering the following questions:

Why couldn't there be an accurate simulation of life on a Turing machine?

How can entities within a universe that exists in Plato's heaven distinguish
it from a universe that does not?


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