Hi Bruno Marchal You said:
"God, matter, consciousness are never computable" Is that because the above are nonphysical ? If consciousness is not computable, can ideas be computable ? I'm totally lost. I don't even understand how ANYTHING other than numbers can be computable. Suppose you do a computation. You get a number or a bunch of numbers. How can you say what they mean ? ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: Bruno Marchal Receiver: everything-list Time: 2013-01-21, 09:36:34 Subject: Re: Escaping from the world of 3p Flatland On 20 Jan 2013, at 20:44, meekerdb wrote: On 1/20/2013 3:41 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: I agree. It is always better to stick to the most common sense of the words. That's funny coming from a guy who used "God" to designate abstract computations. ? God, matter, consciousness are never computable. Where did I ever used "God" to designate computations. It seems to me that I insist a lot for not making that kind of spurious identification. I have identified, in the comp context, "God" with Arithmetical Truth, explaining why it makes "God" unnameable by machines. Computation are Sigma_1 Truth is Sigma_1 union Sigma_2 union Sigma_3 union Sigma_4 union ... You are a bit quick here, Brent, Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ -- 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.