On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 5:09 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:

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> On 30 Dec 2013, at 19:44, meekerdb wrote:
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>  On 12/30/2013 2:07 AM, LizR wrote:
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>  On 30 December 2013 21:02, Stephen Paul King 
> <stephe...@provensecure.com>wrote:
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>>  Dear Bruno,
>>
>>    Why do you not consider an isomorphism between the Category of 
>> computer/universal-numbers
>> and physical realities? That way we can avoid a lot of problems!
>>    I think that it is because of your insistence of the Platonic view
>> that the material/physical realm is somehow lesser in ontological status
>> and the assumption that a timeless totality = the appearance of change (and
>> its measures) is illusory. I would like to be wrong in this presumption!
>>
>>  The problem is that assuming the material / physical realm as
> fundamental gets you no further than assuming that "God did it!" It's a
> "shut up and calculate" (or shut up and pray) ontology.
>
>  With materialism you just have a "brute fact" - well, maybe that's it,
> maybe there *is *just a brute, unexplained fact. But us ape descended
> life forms like to look for explanations even beneath the apparent brute
> facts!
>
>
> But "Everything happens" is just as useless as "God did it".
>
>
> 1) "everything happens" is just inconsistent.
>

Show of hands: Who agrees with this? I do!




> 2), with comp, we have a solid notion of everything (the UD*), but it does
> not explain anything, it is used on the contrary to show how to reduce the
> mind-body problem into a "belief problem" in pure arithmetic. And this
> explain the quantum aspect of nature, but not yet the "symplectic" aspect
> of nature.
>

I could agree with this as well, if an explanation of interaction is
offered for arithmetic...



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> Bruno
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> A theory that can explain anything fails to explain at all.
>
> Brent
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