On 9/5/2012 8:37 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:

Put in another way: there is no ontological hardware. The hardware and wetware areemergent on the digital basic ontology (which can be described by numbers or combinatorsas they describe the same computations and the same object: you can prove the existenceof combinators in arithmetic,

`I don't think I understand that remark. Doesn't arithmetic *assume* combinators, i.e. +`

`and * ?`

Brent

and you can prove the existence of numbers from the combinator S and K. So the basicontology is really the same and we can "know" it (betting on comp). It is really likethe choice of a base in a linear space.

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