On 24 Jan 2012, at 13:23, ronaldheld wrote:
Since there was a thread on Turing:arXiv:1201.4504v1 [math.LO]
Here is the abstract:
We discuss historical attempts to formulate a physical hypothesis from
which Turing’s thesis may be derived, and also discuss some related
tempts to establish the computability of mathematical models in
We show that these attempts are all related to a single, unified
The author asks if Turing’s Thesis is the Consequence of a More
General Physical Principle.
So he is unaware of the (comp) mind body problem. It is still a
defense of the digital physics thesis, which is non sensical as it
should be quasi-obvious for anyone understanding the first person
indeterminacy and its main invariance properties. You might ask
question if this is not yet clear for you.
The opposite thesis is more plausible: the physical principles are a
consequence of the Turing thesis. And that is good because the Turing
thesis (Church thesis) is more solid on both empiric and conceptual
grounds than any primary-physical thesis, which ask for fuzzy strong
ontological commitment. Also, the opposite thesis provides perhaps the
first rational explanation where the beliefs in the physical laws and
the apparent material worlds come from, without assuming a physical
reality, nor ad hoc implicit identity theses.
So it looks like one more failed attempt to save Aristotle theology,
physicalism and naturalism.
Note that I am open that Turing thesis is a consequence of a deeper
thesis, notably of the thesis of the existence and uniqueness of the
standard model of Peano Arithmetic, but that intuition is hard to make
precise, and might be using comp at some level (which would make the
Thanks for the link.
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