On 2/10/2013 9:33 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 10 Feb 2013, at 11:13, socra...@bezeqint.net wrote:
Why? And why do you think science has made no progress since 1947?
Science made great technological ( !) progress since 1947,
but not ' philosophical progress ' (!).
We still haven't answers to the questiohs:
What is the negative 4D Minkowski continuum ?,
What is the quantum of light ?,
What is an electron?,
What is entropy ?
. . . . . etc. . . . .etc.
To create new abstraction ( quarks, big-bang, method
of renormalization . . . etc ) is not a progress.
Good. So you might open your mind on the consequences of computationalism. It needs to
backtrack on Plato, for the theological/fundamental matter. The physical reality becomes
the border of the (Turing) universal mind, in some verifiable way.
The Aristotelian *assumption* that there is a physical reality, although fertile, seems
to be wrong once we assume consciousness to be invariant for some digital
transformation. Eventually it leads to new invariant in physics. Physics does no more
depend on the choice of the computational base, notably.
So does comp answer socratus questions?
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