On Sun, May 27, 2012 Aleksandr Lokshin <aaloks...@gmail.com> wrote: > All main mathematical notions ( such as infinity, variable, integer > number) implicitly > depend on the notion of free will.
Because nobody can explain what the ASCII string "free will" means the above statement is of no value. > A new approach to the Alan Turing problem (how to distinguish a person > from an android) is also proposed ; this approach is based on the idea that > an android cannot generate the notion of an arbitrary object. > But "arbitrary" just means picking something for no reason or picking something just because you like it but you like it for no reason; in other words it means random. It's true that a pure Turing machine can not produce randomness, however this limitation can be easily overcome by attaching a very simple and cheap hardware random number generator to it. Then the android could be as arbitrary as any arbitrary person, if you think being arbitrary is a virtue that is. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.