On 9/17/2012 10:36 AM, Terren Suydam wrote:

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Do you have a non-platonist explanation for the "discovery" of the Mandelbrot set and the infinite complexity therein? How can you make sense of that in terms of the constructivist point of view

`How can you make sense of it otherwise. The Mandelbrot set is only interesting because it`

`became possible to construct it by use of computers.`

Brent

that you are (I think) compelled to take if you argue against arithmetical platonism? It seems obvious that all possible intelligences would discover the same forms of the Mandelbrot so long as they iterated on z' = z^2 + c, but maybe I am missing the point of your argument. Terren

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