Thanks for your comments. However I think you are coming at Reality from
the POV of human logico-mathematical theory whose results you are trying to
impose on reality. My approach is to closely examine reality and then try
to figure out how it works and what ITS innate rules and structures are.
I would probably agree with much of what you say, if you were saying it
about human logico-mathematical structures, but the logico-mathematical
structure of reality is not bound by human rules. It runs according to its
own logic and science is the process of trying to figure out what those
rules are and how they work...
For example, reality is clearly a computational process, and it runs
against pure information which is the fundamental stuff of the universe.
There is simply no other way current information states of reality could
result from previous ones other than by a computational process. How that
computational process works must be determined by examining reality itself.
We may try to make sense of it in terms of traditional human math theory,
but when there are differences then reality always trumps human math
theory, which applies to human math rather than reality's
On Friday, December 20, 2013 6:52:54 PM UTC-5, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> The fundamental nature of reality is examined in detail in my recent book
> on Reality available on Amazon under my name.
> Marchal is on the right track, but reality consists not just of numbers
> (math) but is a running logical structure analogous to software that
> continually computes the current state of the universe. Just as software
> includes but doesn't consist only of numbers and math, so does reality. In
> fact the equations of physical science make sense only when embedded in a
> logical structure just as is the case in computational reality.
> Modern science has a major lacuna, the notion that all of reality is
> mathematical, that prevents science from grasping the complete nature of
> reality. In truth all of reality is logical, as is software, and the
> mathematics is just a subset of the logic. After all, modern science with
> its misguided insistence that all of reality is mathematical, has had
> nothing useful to say about the nature of either consciousness or the
> present moment, the two most fundamental aspects of experience. However I
> present a computational based information approach to these in my book
> among many other things.
> The second clarification that needs to be made to the post on Marchal's
> work is that human math and logic are distinct from the actual math and
> logic that computes reality. The human version is a generalized and
> extended approximation of the actual that differs from the actual
> logico-mathematical structure of reality in important ways (e.g. infinities
> and infinitesimals which don't actually exist in external reality).
> I can explain further if anyone is interested, or you can read about it in
> my book...
> Edgar Owen
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