On 7/2/2012 11:21 AM, Jason Resch wrote:



On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>> wrote:

    On 7/2/2012 7:36 AM, Jason Resch wrote:

        Do you really not see any difference between tables and chairs and 
people and
        numbers,



    Chairs and people are also mathematical objects, just really complex ones 
with a
    large information content.  This is the necessary conclusion of anyone who 
believes
    physical laws are mathematical.

    No, it's a necessary conclusion of anyone who cannot distinguish a 
description from
    the thing described.


I think the identity of indiscernibles applies: If no distinction can ever be made (by observers within a mathematical universe and observers within a physical universe) then there is no distinction. You are using "physical" as an honorific, but it adds no information.

I can point to a chair and say "This!"

Brent

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