Re: When Did Consciousness Begin?

2019-02-10 Thread Russell Standish
here was an explosion of advanced culture that occurred at that time. Steven Pinker promotes this idea ("the brain's big bang") IIRC. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, H

Re: The semantic view of theories and higher-order languages

2019-02-10 Thread Russell Standish
ny sort of mind-brain identity. Cheers -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, King

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-15 Thread Russell Standish
asure, which may well make the whole argument devoid of meaning... -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Ec

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-13 Thread Russell Standish
e mechanist substitution level. The Planck constant is, like the speed of light c, a unit conversion factor. In natural units, it is 1 (or at least ℏ is set to 1). -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 2

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-06 Thread Russell Standish
rable, but also related to energy) > • Energy (given its relation to both entropy and mass) > I would stick with dimensionless constants - eg alpha may vary between universes. Information is a good example of a dimensionless value too. -- -

Re: [SUSPICIOUS MESSAGE] Towards Conscious AI Systems (a symposium at the AAAI Stanford Spring Symposium 2019)

2019-01-01 Thread Russell Standish
ll its computations. That immediately bootstraps the Robinson integers IIUC. So in a way - integer arithmetic is a convention, our convention if you like, for looking at computations. -- -------- Dr Russell Standish

Re: What is more primary than numbers?

2018-12-23 Thread Russell Standish
his books this is? ( https://www.amazon.com/ > Victor-J.-Stenger/e/B000APH2GA ) Bzzzt... The Comprehensible Cosmos. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Perf

Re: What is more primary than numbers?

2018-12-18 Thread Russell Standish
for thought! -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://www.hpc

Re: What is more primary than numbers?

2018-12-18 Thread Russell Standish
ks are rigorous - you can't have it both ways :). -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston

Re: What is more primary than numbers?

2018-12-18 Thread Russell Standish
d Birkhoff. I never quite understood why that particular modal logic was the one that was supposed to describe matter. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Vi

Thirty metre telescope

2018-10-31 Thread Russell Standish
construction permit is valid, after years-long legal battle. -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco

Re: Gene Drive and morality

2018-09-29 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 09:08:38PM -0400, John Clark wrote: > On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 7:23 PM Russell Standish > wrote: > > > > Is it different with people, do you know the impact removing 725,000 > people  from the realm of the living

Re: Gene Drive and morality

2018-09-29 Thread Russell Standish
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Re: Gene Drive and morality

2018-09-28 Thread Russell Standish
On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 01:42:02PM -0400, John Clark wrote: > Russell Standish wrote: > > > >There is also the possibility of wholesale ecosystem collapse, not > just some birds. Do you know that these mosquitos _aren't_ a keystone > species? > > > I d

Re: Gene Drive and morality

2018-09-27 Thread Russell Standish
On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 01:22:06PM -0400, John Clark wrote: > On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 3:04 AM Russell Standish > wrote: > > > > It's not morality, but the precautionary principle in action. > > > Every single year you delay doing this you will be condemning

Re: Gene Drive and morality

2018-09-26 Thread Russell Standish
he ecosystem run. Let's not go into this blind as so often we've done before - eg the story of the release of the rabbit calixi virus in Australia. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Prin

Re: Church-Turing Thesis

2018-08-23 Thread Russell Standish
he loop will check Y=3, and (X-Y)=3, so R=1, and so step 4 mean X=X+2 and step 2 is executed again. IIUC, if the twin primes conjecture were true, then the above program will never halt, but I could be wrong on that. Cheers -- -

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-21 Thread Russell Standish
On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:47:11PM -0500, Jason Resch wrote: > > > On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:42 PM Brent Meeker wrote: > > > > On 8/21/2018 9:03 PM, Russell Standish wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 09:43:48PM -0500, Jason Resch wrote: > >>

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-21 Thread Russell Standish
not be factored - by definition. Of course, what you mean is factoring numbers that are the product of two large prime numbers, which is an important cryptographical problem. I'm sure Bruce knows that too, but couldn't resist poking a bit of fun into the conversation. Cheers --

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-20 Thread Russell Standish
from any interference with its UD-generated ‘‘little’’ computational histories. Such a move can be considered as being ad hoc and disgraceful. It can also be... -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 25311

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-20 Thread Russell Standish
nto the computation. My money's on robustness being empirically confirmed in the next few decades... -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fell

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-08 Thread Russell Standish
On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 11:07:16AM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote: > > > On 8 Aug 2018, at 02:20, Russell Standish wrote: > > > > needs to be abandoned, though. The only additional feature of the > > phenomenal physics is the existence of random oracles, which does

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-07 Thread Russell Standish
On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 11:09:37AM +1000, Bruce Kellett wrote: > From: Russell Standish > > > On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 09:39:06AM +1000, Bruce Kellett wrote: > > From: Bruno Marchal > > > >    > >     If there is a FTL physical influence

Re: Many-minds interpretation?

2018-08-07 Thread Russell Standish
menal physics is the existence of random oracles, which does not enlarge the class of computable functions, as an old paper by Shannon showed. -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Perfo

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-07-27 Thread Russell Standish
real problem, it is the notion of simultaneity which could be the > problem. > > Bruno > > (*) > http://www.physics-astronomy.org/2018/04/breaking-researchers-at-cern-break.html?m=1 -- -------- Dr Russell Standish

Re: Bootstrapping Reality: The inconsistency of nothing

2018-07-21 Thread Russell Standish
subluminal speeds a la David Deutsch. But is there a problem with that picture? -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-07-02 Thread Russell Standish
an prove that if > mechanism is true, then we cannot assume more than arithmetic (or Turing > equivalent) without being inconsistent. That is surprising. Why would assuming the existence of real numbers make one inconsistent? Otiose, perhaps, but not inconsistent, surely. -- -

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-06-30 Thread Russell Standish
A Mind, my friend would argue that everything and nothing are ineffable, and have no properties. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Sen

Re: Bruno's UDA and Solomonoff's theory of induction

2018-06-30 Thread Russell Standish
demonstrated. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://www.hpc

Re: Bruno's UDA and Solomonoff's theory of induction

2018-06-30 Thread Russell Standish
en I reached out to him about 6 months ago, he complained of being very alone. I don't think he had heard of this list. Maybe you were thinking of either Juergen Schmidhuber, or Marcus Hutter, who were briefly involved on this list in the early days, and both fellow Swiss (although Marcus now lives i

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-06-27 Thread Russell Standish
nity to have a > Hilbert Hostel. > > My axioms are only classical logic + Kxy = x and Sxyz = xz(yz). > Yes - but Deutsch's point would be: why just those axioms, and not say some kind of infinity axiom that allows Hilbert hotels? -- ---

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-06-26 Thread Russell Standish
; list: Please don't. It is, as you say, bad enough that many people leave lots of extraneous material in their posts. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coder

Re: Is the "bubble multi-verse" and "qm many-worlds" the same thing?

2018-06-25 Thread Russell Standish
vations, and consequently is a logic of empirical knowledge. That this is so, seems vaguely plausible, built as it were on the ideas of Theatetus. That it exhaustively captures all of empirical science is decidedly less plausible IMHO, but there you go. Cheers -- -----

Re: Do we live within a Diophantine equation?

2018-06-24 Thread Russell Standish
hat it writes a valid proof that 7 has more than 2 integer factors > > > 0* > > > > Yes, it is a physical law that the physical act described above would be > physically impossible because there are at least 7 physical things in the > physical universe so “7” means som

Re: Is the "bubble multi-verse" and "qm many-worlds" the same thing?

2018-06-20 Thread Russell Standish
question this way: we'll each send a check to Brent > Meeker, payable for $5000. Brent will then decide who is telling the truth > about my papers with Carl Sagan. Brent will then send $9000 to the winner > and keep $1000 for himself. If you don't agree, apologize and STFU. AG* > T

Re: Mathematics as the result of natural selection

2018-06-19 Thread Russell Standish
On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:50:05PM -0700, Brent Meeker wrote: > > > On 6/18/2018 4:44 AM, Steven Ridgway wrote: > > On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 01:25 Dr Russell Standish wrote: > > > "But presumably the argument is about certain cognitive skills

Re: Is the "bubble multi-verse" and "qm many-worlds" the same thing?

2018-06-18 Thread Russell Standish
On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 06:18:47AM -0500, Jason Resch wrote: > On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM, Russell Standish > wrote: > > > I've been meaning to get this in publishable form, but time and other > > commitments have gotten in my way. > > > > > I

Re: Mathematics as the result of natural selection

2018-06-17 Thread Russell Standish
certain cognitive skills which helped our species be extraordinarily successful, and also gave us the capability to understand algebraic topology. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Prin

Re: Is the "bubble multi-verse" and "qm many-worlds" the same thing?

2018-06-17 Thread Russell Standish
ings is naturally Markovian. The latter portion of my proof, in particular (D.13) is assuming a Markovian process. -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior

Re: Is the Continuum Hypothesis a) really true or really false, or b) something else ?

2018-06-10 Thread Russell Standish
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Re: Entanglement

2018-06-10 Thread Russell Standish
But Germans accept ae ⇔ ä, oe ⇔ ö, ue ⇔ ü and ss ⇔ ß, when written on keyboards without those symbols. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senio

Re: Entanglement

2018-06-10 Thread Russell Standish
story, and is the (English translation of the) book for which the prize was give. And note above that Bruno mixes up prize and price in English - they are the same word in French (well technically homonyms) - prix. -- ---- Dr R

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-07 Thread Russell Standish
elevant. But step 8 only works for universes too feeble to run a UD. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Re: Green stars (was Primary matter)

2018-06-07 Thread Russell Standish
he sun's spectrum. This appears to be what evolution did with cyanobacteria, giving its purply-red colour. Of course it would be better to absorb the whole spectrum, and appear black, but evolution is not omnipotent :). Cheers --

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-07 Thread Russell Standish
t only being tolerant, but thriving in the presence of oxygen. I couldn't find a quick statement of whether cyanobacteria were more or less efficient than plants. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mo

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-06 Thread Russell Standish
lour nowadays. BTW - red-blue algae find oxygen poisonous, it was photosynthetic plants that killed off most of the red-blue algae, setting the scene for animals to arise, which depend on their oxygen waste gas. Cheers --

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-04 Thread Russell Standish
m the CT thesis in the first place? -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-04 Thread Russell Standish
f Machiavellian Intelligence theory. But this implies that consciousness is identified with self-awareness? -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Vis

Re: Primary matter

2018-06-04 Thread Russell Standish
that you prevent your enemies from exploiting the predictability of you actions if you were perfectly rational. Cheers -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance

Re: This is my mood now.

2018-05-22 Thread Russell Standish
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 04:59:47PM -0700, agrayson2...@gmail.com wrote: > > > On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:37:42 PM UTC, Russell Standish wrote: > > > > On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 11:36:29AM -0700, agrays...@gmail.com > > wrote: > > > > > > >

Re: This is my mood now.

2018-05-22 Thread Russell Standish
ty of other lists for discussing other topics. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.a

Re: Is the Continuum Hypothesis a) really true or really false, or b) something else ?

2018-05-14 Thread Russell Standish
On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 11:41:34AM -0400, John Clark wrote: > On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 9:06 PM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> > wrote: > > > > > you already said, quite wisely, that if you had correctly used the ZFC > >> > axioms to produce a

Re: Einstein quote

2018-05-14 Thread Russell Standish
back in the inductive method phase :). -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economic

Re: Is the Continuum Hypothesis a) really true or really false, or b) something else ?

2018-05-13 Thread Russell Standish
might well settle on the computer program first. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.

Re: Is the Continuum Hypothesis a) really true or really false, or b) something else ?

2018-05-07 Thread Russell Standish
gic-vs-the-same-word-in-natural-sc -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University

Re: Is the Continuum Hypothesis a) really true or really false, or b) something else ?

2018-05-06 Thread Russell Standish
dynamical systems theory. Just doing a quick Google search indicates that I have been unsuccessful in getting the term "open dimensional" adopted - it looks like "unbounded dimensional" might have won the day :P. Cheers -- ----

Re: Entanglement

2018-04-29 Thread Russell Standish
shall meet. Cheer -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://w

Re: What is a Löbian machine/number/combinator

2018-04-27 Thread Russell Standish
such links into the archive in my book. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston Univers

Re: What is a Löbian machine/number/combinator

2018-04-21 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 08:08:50PM -0400, John Clark wrote: > On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 6:15 PM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> > wrote: > > ​> ​ > > *Yes, of course a Loebian machine is a type of Turing machine.* > > > How can I determine if tha

Re: What is a Löbian machine/number/combinator

2018-04-21 Thread Russell Standish
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Re: What is a Löbian machine/number/combinator

2018-04-21 Thread Russell Standish
rpreter on a PC, run the program and reify it as a physical machine. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.a

Re: What is a Löbian machine/number/combinator

2018-04-19 Thread Russell Standish
hat it can prove enough of some special formula. > Isn't it true that the actual set of universal numbers rather depends on one chosen enumeration? So universality is not a property of the numbers per se? -- Dr Ru

Re: How to live forever

2018-04-04 Thread Russell Standish
On Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 08:25:59AM +0200, Telmo Menezes wrote: > Hi Russell, > > On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM, Russell Standish > <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 05:14:21PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote: > >> > >> Now,

Re: How to live forever

2018-04-04 Thread Russell Standish
On Mon, Apr 02, 2018 at 10:22:57PM -0700, Brent Meeker wrote: > > > On 3/31/2018 1:30 AM, Russell Standish wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 05:14:21PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote: > > > Now, is a jellyfish conscious? > > > > > > I bet they a

Re: How to live forever

2018-04-02 Thread Russell Standish
your favourite - the planarians), but even most insects cannot be conscious either. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fel

Re: How to live forever

2018-04-02 Thread Russell Standish
it is a theorem that Peano Arithmetic is conscious. To believe that Robinson Arithmetic is conscious too (plausibly even more) is more tricky. > The premisses are already quite stretch :) -- Dr Russell Standish

Re: How to live forever

2018-03-19 Thread Russell Standish
ithout also being aware of their own, and their place in the world. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-10 Thread Russell Standish
On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 01:24:19PM +1100, Bruce Kellett wrote: > From: *Russell Standish* <li...@hpcoders.com.au > <mailto:li...@hpcoders.com.au>> > > > > On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 10:17:01AM +1100, Bruce Kellett wrote: > > > > > > My feeling is that

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-10 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 07:14:16PM -0800, Brent Meeker wrote: > > > On 3/10/2018 5:19 PM, Russell Standish wrote: > > On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 04:14:13PM -0800, Brent Meeker wrote: > > > We want POVI.  We look for symmetries, which are no more than patterns, >

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-10 Thread Russell Standish
one cannot implement a program computing the value of Pi by an appropriate transformation of the microstate variables describing a rock. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, Hi

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-10 Thread Russell Standish
s into the symmetries we see today. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-10 Thread Russell Standish
gt; Brent Exactly - POVI is a choice, not a necessity. It makes the theories simpler. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-09 Thread Russell Standish
list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- --

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-06 Thread Russell Standish
can also come to the same conclusion using an extremum principle such as Laplace's principle of least action, but for sheer intuition, the above explanation works best for me. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-06 Thread Russell Standish
hey follow from the principle of conservation of momentum, also sometimes known as Newton's first law. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting

Re: Does GR tell us why anything moves?

2018-03-06 Thread Russell Standish
at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coder

Re: Singularity -- when AI exceeds human intelligence

2018-02-18 Thread Russell Standish
haps, if I ever end up having any. Cheers -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston Uni

Re: Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter

2018-02-03 Thread Russell Standish
depent origins, and ubiquity of life. Likewise would finding life on Jovian/Saturnian moons. OTOH, if these world prove barren of life, it strengthens the rarity of life in the cosmos. These experiments all sound feasible within the next 50 years or so. Cheers -- -

Re: Massive ‘anomaly’ lurks beneath ice in Antarctica

2018-01-09 Thread Russell Standish
ears before the Chicxulub impact, for instance. The The above mentioned paper puts the Antidpodes of Chicxulub in NW Australia, which was certainly not true 65 million years ago. Cheers -- Dr Russell StandishPhon

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2018-01-07 Thread Russell Standish
On Sun, Jan 07, 2018 at 02:06:23PM -0800, agrayson2...@gmail.com wrote: > > > On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:03:11 PM UTC-7, Russell Standish wrote: > > > > On Sun, Jan 07, 2018 at 01:52:00PM -0800, agrays...@gmail.com > > wrote: > > > >

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2018-01-07 Thread Russell Standish
On Sun, Jan 07, 2018 at 01:52:00PM -0800, agrayson2...@gmail.com wrote: > > Can't you appreciate the humor? AG No - it came across as obtuse. If it was meant to be humour, it backfired. -- ---- Dr Russell St

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2018-01-07 Thread Russell Standish
la" and "we should do bla". The former might refer to (say) your local government council - and the latter might refer to society in general. Contrast: "They should do something about climate change" vs "We should do something about climate change". Cheers --

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-06 Thread Russell Standish
rts of bacteria. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://www.

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-06 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Jan 06, 2018 at 04:30:35PM +1100, Bruce Kellett wrote: > On 6/01/2018 4:15 pm, Russell Standish wrote: > > > Other things seem possible, such as the > > extraordinary unlikelihood that all animals can be conscious. > > That is an extraordinary claim, and suffici

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-05 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Jan 06, 2018 at 03:33:44PM +1100, Bruce Kellett wrote: > On 6/01/2018 11:50 am, Russell Standish wrote: > > On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 02:22:08PM +1100, Bruce Kellett wrote: > > > The original suggestion by Russell was that "our human consciousness _is_ > > >

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-05 Thread Russell Standish
e assume that I am a computationalist when I'm simply neutral on the matter. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco.

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-05 Thread Russell Standish
means by a "computation cannot be conscious" - as by analogy it would a be similar statement to "a bunch of molecules cannot be a gas". -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mob

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2018-01-02 Thread Russell Standish
p saying > is impossible? > This is an astute comment. The MGA (and Maudlin's argument) supposedly works by producing a physical philosophical zombie under computationalism. Cheers -- -------- Dr Russell Standish

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2018-01-01 Thread Russell Standish
y intelligence. AG > -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston Un

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2018-01-01 Thread Russell Standish
Rome in July. -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://www.hpc

Re: Another local hidden variable theory?

2018-01-01 Thread Russell Standish
Communication via that common point in the past is the classic definition of a local hidden variable. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Seni

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2017-12-31 Thread Russell Standish
sion before reading the remainder. You have to convince someone it is worth their while. Youtube videos are mostly a waste of time in my experience. Cheers -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobi

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2017-12-31 Thread Russell Standish
nnecting simple dots? AG > I know what the Fermi paradox is. I was asking why a video about the Roswell "incident" sheds any light on it? TL; DW (too long, didn't watch - by analogy with TL; DR). Cheers -- ----

Re: Fermi Paradox defined and solved (in 15 minutes)

2017-12-31 Thread Russell Standish
lfM4DITeU > -- ---- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Senior Research Fellowhpco...@hpcoders.com.au Economics, Kingston University http://www.hpc

Re: What falsifiability tests has computationalism passed?

2017-12-28 Thread Russell Standish
of that reasoning proves inconsistent with observed reality. In which case we've learnt something. I'm not sure what else one could expect, though. -- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High

Re: Consistency of Postulates of QM

2017-12-25 Thread Russell Standish
xtend to the measurement process; > onlyevolution of the wf prior to measurement. AG * Yes - that is exactly the measurement problem. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal

Re: Consistency of Postulates of QM

2017-12-25 Thread Russell Standish
t is a relatively trivial exercise to prove that any operator of the form exp(iA) is unitary, where A is Hermitian. Trivial when you see how to do it, but nevertheless I had to seek help from my college tutor when I first encountered this :). Cheers -- ----

Re: Consistency of Postulates of QM

2017-12-25 Thread Russell Standish
ch I believe is what the model affirms, > how can any measurement be non linear as it presumably is for spin > measurements. AG* > Indeed that would be a problem. A sum of unitary operators need not be unitary, though. -- --

Re: Consistency of Postulates of QM

2017-12-24 Thread Russell Standish
On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 02:10:44PM -0800, agrayson2...@gmail.com wrote: > > > On Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2:11:32 PM UTC-7, Russell Standish wrote: > > > > On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 09:20:05AM -0800, agrays...@gmail.com > > wrote: > > > > > &g

Re: Schrodinger's cat problem; proposed solution

2017-12-23 Thread Russell Standish
ing from our reality. If you subscribe to Deutsch's Turing tropic principle, then mechanism = computationalism. -- -------- Dr Russell StandishPhone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visi

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