On 9/15/2011 12:01 PM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
Let me repeat your statement: "We just don't know any phenomena which are not Turing
emulable." I am not sure that it is so evident. As I have written, the simulation
hypothesis just does not work in practice. Hence your statement cannot be deduced just
from empirical studies, it is already based on some beliefs.
Let me quote for example Laughlin (A Different Universe, The Emergent Age)
"The transition to the Age of Emergence brings to an end the myth of the absolute power
of mathematics. This myth is still entrenched in our culture, unfortunately, a fact
revealed routinely in the press and popular publications promoting the search for
ultimate laws as the only scientific activity worth pursuing, notwithstanding massive
and overwhelming experimental evidence that exactly the opposite is the case."
"Mathematics is part of physics. Physics is an experimental science, a part of natural
science. Mathematics is the part of physics where experiments are cheap."
--- Vladimir Arnold.
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