On 3/8/2013 3:05 PM, John Mikes wrote:
Stephen, you know my aversion against random: it is a disorderly
sequence the origination of which is not (yet?) disclosed to us -
usually excluded from our ordinate view of nature since it deprives
the prediction according to the so far derived (physical?) laws.
My second part to your question:
Meaningful is derived as based on our so far accumulated knowledge
about the world. It grows steadily over the millennia.
So which 'meaningful' do you mean? yesterday's, or of 1000BC?
Knowledge is really just the result of a successful decryption
scheme acting on what appears to all* observers to be a random string
(modulo representations). The accumulate wisdom that one machine might
know is not necessarily equal to that of another and thus should almost
never be used as an objective or global measure. Meanigfulness might be
defined as the measure of the ability to use some lattice of knowledge
to generate some standard of work, BTU, horsepower, flops, etc.
My use of the word 'all' is hereby redefined to mean "all of the
members of some set or equivalence that might be non-regular
Your "correct decryption scheme" is by the 2nd par. above.
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