On 07/02/11 15:22, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Chalmers defines a 'Computational Hypothesis'
You might attribute this to Putnam or Fodor, or many others, including
Galouye. That's CTM. I argue that the computationalist hypothesis is
already in the "King Milinda" text, which is a greec-hinduist text
from before JC.
You can see CTM as an ancestor of the more precise modern comp (TC +
yes doctor). The "yes doctor" is a belief in a level of description,
where CTM believes implicitlt that we know the level (neuron level,
for example). But as Colin explains we might take into account the EM
fields. I argue that we have to take into account the glial cells (100
time more numerous than the neurons). No problem with comp, the level
might be as low as the 101000 rational cut of the heisenberg matrix of
the milky way at the dimension of the superstrings.
The Computational Hypothesis says that "physics as we know it is not
level of reality."
Give me the reference.
(first google hit for Chalmers Computational Hypothesis)
Chalmers opposed me on this at the ASSC4. This is a consequence of
comp, not a direct consequence. Indeed it is the result of my thesis
that many oppose ((but rarely publicly for some reason) since I
published it in 1988. Just read the archive on this list. Most
materialist and atheists believe that physics describes the
fundamental level of reality, and today virtually nobody has seen that
it cannot be so. Only Wheeler wrote an explicit paper where he
suggests that physics might rely on a deeper non physical theory. See
Laws without laws, and david Deutsch critical reply.
"Just as chemical processes underlie biological processes, and
processes underlie chemical processes, something underlies
Give me the reference. I would appreciate if Chalmers changed his mind
on this. I would appreciate even more if he refers to my work, given
that he knows its existence.
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