On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:

>  To fix a typo
>
> On 7/19/2012 3:46 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
>
> Dear Bruno,
>
>     I need to slow down and just address this question of your as it seems
> to be the point where we disconnect from understanding each other.
>
> On 7/19/2012 10:22 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
>
> At this stage I will ask you to define "physical".
>
>
>     The physical is the represented as the sum of 
> incontrovertible<http://www.thefreedictionary.com/incontrovertible>facts that 
> mutually communicating observers have in common.
>
> So 2 is prime is physical?

What about uncertainties, like string theory, or many worlds?  Would those
be nonphysical?


> It is those facts that cannot be denied without introducing
> contradictions, thus such things as "hallucinations" and "mirages" are
> excluded. I guess that this definition might seem tautological, but it
> seems to me to be the explanation that has the longest reach in its power
> to explain what is meant by the word. Additionally, physical refers to
> "objects of the world"
>
> What do you mean by "the world"?

Earth, This Hubble Volume, Everything beyond it in all dimensions forever,
all branches of the wavefunction, all possible string theories, all
self-consistent structures?


Jason

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