On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote:
> Jason, > > Thanks for the link.... > > You're welcome. :-) > Only the computations that account for observable effects can be assumed > to exist. > Given quantum mechanics, it appears there is a huge (perhaps infinite) number of computations that must exist already, just to explain physical observations to date. > > There is no evidence, or any reason to believe, for 'us' existing in other > universes. > It is a consequence of many of our current theories: many-worlds, cosmic inflation, string theory, arithmetical realism, mathematical realism, etc. > That sounds like sci fi certainly a lot farther out than some are accusing > me of being! :-) > It does! But perhaps more surprisingly it is a direct consequence of even very modest theories, such as arithmetical realism. In any case, all of this should be more clear once you read the first 8 steps of the UDA. Jason > > Edgar > > > > > On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 3:35:02 PM UTC-5, Edgar L. Owen wrote: > >> Bruno, >> >> Correct me if I'm wrong about where you are coming from in your basic >> approach. >> >> Bruno seems to believe that mathematicians discover a math that already >> exists in reality (as opposed to math being a human invention which is the >> alternative view). Thus he believes that reality itself is a mathematical >> structure which 'contains' in some sense all of the math that >> mathematicians have come up with, and no doubt much more to be discovered. >> Thus he believes that ANY correct mathematical theory can be validly >> applied to reality to generate true results, which he does with facility. >> >> However there are a number of problems with this theory. For one thing >> the edifice of human math is static, it just sits there waiting for humans >> to apply it to something, whereas the math that actually computes reality >> is active and continuously runs like software. There is, in my view, no >> evidence at all for any math in reality at all except for what is actually >> running and computing reality's current state. >> >> Therefore most of human math is NOT going to be applicable to the math of >> reality. One can't just apply the results of any human math theory to >> reality and expect it accurately describe reality. Instead of trying to >> applying Godel, Church, etc. etc. etc. to reality one has to actually look >> at the actual computations reality is executing and see what they tell US, >> as opposed to what mathematicians try to tell them. This is basic >> scientific method and is the correct approach. >> >> So my repeated point is that human math and reality math are different. >> Of course they share some fundamental logic. But human math is a structure >> that was first approximated from the math of reality, but then widely >> generalized and extended far beyond what reality math is actually computing >> in the process losing some of the actual essentials of reality math. >> >> For example all computations in reality math are finite with no >> infinities nor infinitesimals since reality is granular at its elemental >> level and nothing actual can be infinite. The human math number system is a >> generalized extension of reality's number system which is more subtle as >> there are no numbers that just keep going forever (pi) to greater and >> greater accuracies far greater than the scale of the universe. And there >> may well be no zeros in reality math, since we could expect reality math to >> compute only what actually exists. >> >> Basically reality math is a particular program running in reality that >> computes the current state of reality. All the other programs that don't >> actually run and whatever math or logical results they may be based upon >> have no relevance and cannot be blindly applied to reality math. >> >> Therefore let me respectfully suggest that Bruno needs to examine the >> actual math of reality that is actually computing reality, and use his >> mathematical skills to elucidate that, rather than automatically trying to >> apply the results of human math without examining whether they actually >> apply. >> >> Edgar >> >> >> > -- > 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. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.