Like with a computer: some arrangement of some matter can emulate a (universal) computation. That means that the physical laws are Turing complete. It does not mean that primary matter exists (see my reminding of what this means in my answer to Brent, soon enough!). > > It is not clear that Turing in his last ("morphogenesis") years thought that > the Turing machine was a complete definition of computing in nature. If mechanism is true, in principle, nature has more powerful processing ability than any computer. Now, it could mean only that nature use a random oracle, which would come only from our ignorance about which computations run us, if I may say. Bruno > > - pt > > > > > -- > 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 > <mailto:everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > <mailto:email@example.com>. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list > <https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list>. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout > <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>. -- 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 https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.