Hi cherdevey  

Computer code can  do about everything, but
in physics, it just describes behavior, is not the behavior itself,
an issue that Tegmark is exploring.

According to my Leibnizian thinking, possibly as well as that of materialism,
mathematics only describes, not controls, behavior,
although materialism is a bit vague on this issue. 
Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/10/2013 
See my Leibniz site at

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Time: 2013-06-10, 11:27:28 
Subject: Re: Ontologies: Leibniz vs Materialism on various topics (a 

>You mentioned mathematics,  does this include (computer) code and data ? 
>Apparently code is rules (human) driven. 
>Cher Devey 
>Sent from my smartphone 
>Roger Clough  wrote:  
>Ontologies: Leibniz vs Materialism on various topics (a first attempt) 
>[Comments welcome]  
>Topic                      Leibniz                                           
>Existence                Mental + Physical                            Physical 
>Nominalism            Nonphysical or Mental + Physical      Physical Only 
>Reality                   Only mental is  real                          Only 
>physical  is real  
>Mathematics             Mental is real but only as description   Only physical 
>is real, math is not real but apparently embedded (?) 
>Mind                      Mental                                             
>In spacetime  ?      No                                                   Yes  
>Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/10/2013 
>See my Leibniz site at 

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