It doesn't take free will to prove that every even number is divisible by 2. How to prove a statement with a universal quantifier is pretty basic.

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On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Aleksandr Lokshin <aaloks...@gmail.com>wrote: > <<*The notion of "choosing" isn't actually important--if a proof says > something like "pick an arbitrary member of the set X, and you will find it > obeys Y", this is equivalent to the statement "every member of the set X > obeys Y"*>> > No, the logical operator "every" contains the free will choice inside of > it. I do insist that one cannot consider an infinite set of onjects > simultaneously! Instead of so doing one considers an arbitraryly chosen > object. It is a very specific mathematical operation . By using operator > "every" we construct a formalism which hides the essens of matter - the > using of a free will choice. > > On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > > On 5/29/2012 10:52 AMOne cannot, John Clark wrote: >> >> >> 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. >> >> >> Or by computing psuedo-random numbers with a sufficiently long period >> that no one will be able to determine the algorithm. >> >> Brent >> >> >> 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 everything-list@googlegroups.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. >> >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Everything List" group. >> To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.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. >> > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.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. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.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.