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 http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: cherdevey Receiver: rclough Time: 2013-06-10, 11:27:28 Subject: Re: Ontologies: Leibniz vs Materialism on various topics (a firstattempt) >Roger, > >You mentioned mathematics, does this include (computer) code and data ? >Apparently code is rules (human) driven. >Thanks, >Cher Devey >07770953001 >Sent from my smartphone >Roger Clough wrote: >Ontologies: Leibniz vs Materialism on various topics (a first attempt) > >[Comments welcome] > >Topic Leibniz >Materialism > >Existence Mental + Physical Physical >only > >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 >Physical > >In spacetime ? No Yes > > >Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/10/2013 >See my Leibniz site at >http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.