On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 2:01 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 7/2/2012 11:21 AM, Jason Resch wrote: > > > > On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM, meekerdb <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!" > > Yes, but how do you know you are pointing to a "physical chair", rather than a "mathematical chair"? Also, the "point test" fails to work for past or future times, different branches of the wave function, etc. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.