Hi meekerdb My description turns out to be essentially the same as Tegmark's, namely that the world is mathematical at base.

Google that name to see. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] 12/25/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: meekerdb Receiver: everything-list Time: 2012-12-24, 15:05:14 Subject: Re: Fw: the world as mathematical. was pythagoras right after all ? On 12/24/2012 9:07 AM, Richard Ruquist wrote: Roger, Quantum mechanics is not physical nor is string theory. How the physical world comes from the quantum world is a matter of conjecture called interpretations. Richard On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > My idea below is no doubt off-base, but > suggests the following idea. > > As I understand quantum mechanics, it > uses only quantum (mathematical) fields, > so, at least as far as I can understand, the > physical (not the mental) universe is > a mathematical construction (perhaps of > strings in quantum form). QM is a mathematical *description*, or more accurately a schema for a description. Don't take the map to be the territory. Brent -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. 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.