Re: Definition of universe

2009-12-29 Thread Telmo Menezes
To me it would be that which is contained when you specify a number of dimensions. 2d? The universe can be a piece of paper. But that implies that dimensionality is a fundamental property of reality. It is conceivable that dimensionality is not fundamental, but rather emergent. -- You

Re: Robotic Scientist

2009-12-31 Thread Telmo Menezes
Bruno, There are a lot of amazing theorems in that field. For example the theorem of Blum and Blum, which says that there is something infinitely (even non computably) more clever (in learning) than any machine: a couple of (independent) machines! Learning machines exist, and the theory

Re: Robotic Scientist

2009-12-31 Thread Telmo Menezes
Thanks Bruno! A great 2010 to you and everyone on the list. On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 31 Dec 2009, at 11:58, Telmo Menezes wrote: Bruno, There are a lot of amazing theorems in that field. For example the theorem of Blum and Blum, which says

Re: Kabbalah and the Multiverse

2010-06-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Bruno, Nobody knows logic. Marijuana illegality, and the whole prohibition politics are based on error in the most elementary part of logic. And formal logic, a branch of mathematics, is virtually known only by professional logicians. Sorry if this is off-topic, but I would love to know

Re: Kabbalah and the Multiverse

2010-06-20 Thread Telmo Menezes
tendencies to any number of fine consumer products like booze, tobacco, cars, video games, and the internet. rand On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.comwrote: Hi Bruno, Nobody knows logic. Marijuana illegality, and the whole prohibition politics are based on error

Re: Kabbalah and the Multiverse

2010-06-20 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Bruno, Thank you for the detailed response. I was aware of most arguments up until the self-referential machine part and, of course, agree with them. That part I'm still digesting, although I believe I understand most of your argument there. I'm having a hard time understanding this

Re: Kabbalah and the Multiverse

2010-06-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Bruno, Ok, nothing to add. I fully agree with what you say. Best, Telmo. On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: Hi Telmo, I'm having a hard time understanding this particular statement: The lobian error is that prohibition at the start deprive its

Re: Comp and causality

2012-11-29 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Bruno Marchal I think of comp as a monitor of what the brain does physically, objectively, materialistically, such as, at first glance, produce electrical signals, things a computer implant could do and in fact do

Re: Climate change

2012-12-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
Dear Bruno, FYI: http://www.sciencedaily.com/**releases/2008/06/080602160845.**htmhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080602160845.htm 15 people is not a serious sample, and then, to make it illegal you have to compare with the long-term effect of other activities (alcohol,

Re: The two wrong paths of modern cognitive science

2012-12-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, This is the case with modern cognitive science: 1) It ignored Descartes' two substance (mind and brain) solution to the mind/brain problem in favor of treating both substances as material. A common criticism of dualism is the problem of interaction. If mind is outside the

Re: The two wrong paths of modern cognitive science

2012-12-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Richard, On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Richard Ruquist yann...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com wrote: Hi Roger, This is the case with modern cognitive science: 1) It ignored Descartes' two substance (mind and brain

Re: The two wrong paths of modern cognitive science

2012-12-06 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Richard, A common criticism of dualism is the problem of interaction. If mind is outside the physical world, how does it interact with body? Any mechanism of interaction you can propose would make mind part of the physical world, thus negating dualism. I appreciate and

Re: Re: The two wrong paths of modern cognitive science

2012-12-08 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Stephen P. King Processes still have to have overall coordination to prevent collisions, keep oil and water separate. No they don't. The separation of oil and water is just the macroscopic outcome of local

Re: The two wrong paths of modern cognitive science

2012-12-08 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Stephen P. King Processes still have to have overall coordination to prevent collisions, keep oil and water separate. No they don't. The separation of oil and water is just the macroscopic outcome of local

Re: I am my memory, which is provided by my 1p.

2012-12-11 Thread Telmo Menezes
My memory is the identity of my 1p and is what my 1p sees. This is perhaps the most serioous problem of comp. Frankly I can understand people not convinced that a computer can have a quale associated to the memory, but memory and personal memory does not pose any problem in

Re: life is teleological

2012-12-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, Anything goal-oriented is teleological, which is what the word means. And the goal of life is to survive. So evolution is teleological. Sorry but I don't agree that life or evolution have a goal. That would be a bit like saying that the goal of gravity is to attract chunks of matter

Re: life is teleological

2012-12-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
that the goal of life is to survive is ok... so long as we acknowledge that goals are always in the mind of the interpreter. Terren On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.comwrote: Hi Roger, Anything goal-oriented is teleological, which is what the word means

Re: Moral evaluations of harm are instant and emotional, brain study shows

2012-12-13 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Alberto, so awareness and intention are before biology, so you seem to admit a teleology before life, like me. I don`t find this incompatible with natural selection But it is. The big achievement of Darwinism (and the more complete version, moden synthesis) was to explain the origin of

Re: Re: Re: life is teleological

2012-12-16 Thread Telmo Menezes
sufficiently complex to feel a sense of purpose. Have a great Sunday, Telmo. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 12/15/2012 Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen - Receiving the following content - *From:* Telmo Menezes te

Re: A truce: if atheism/materialism is an as if universe

2012-12-16 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 12/16/2012 1:40 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: On 06 Dec 2012, at 15:00, Roger Clough wrote: Hi Stephen P. King OK, after thinking it over, it seems there's two ways of thinking about L's metaphysics. 1) (My way) The

Re: A truce: if atheism/materialism is an as if universe

2012-12-16 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Richard, I believe in the one god of CTM and its (X Z) logically derived string theory that is omnipotent (contains and carries out the laws of physics), When people claim that an entity is omnipotent, they are generally implying intentionality on the part of the entity. omniscient

Re: Men don't get no respect these days

2012-12-17 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, Lakoff is correct about conservatism and the father. It is not a pathology, however, to respect your parents, Agreed. and respect is a mixture of love and fear. For me respect is a mixture of love and admiration, which are things that have to be earned. I loved and admired my

Re: Re: I am my memory, which is provided by my 1p.

2012-12-17 Thread Telmo Menezes
of the subject imagining a likely future state. On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes I think that is a misleading article. If it's fMRI, you don't see the riginal video clip as an eye would see it, you see an image of brain activity. [Roger

Re: Re: Re: I am my memory, which is provided by my 1p.

2012-12-18 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=nsjDnYxJ0bo On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes It would be good if they showed a video clip. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 12

Re: Re: Re: Re: I am my memory, which is provided by my 1p.

2012-12-18 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, It is indeed hard to believe. Glad you enjoyed it! Best, Telmo. On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Thank you so much ! What an achievement ! Hard to believe. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 12

Re: How visual images are produced in the brain. Was Dennett right after all ?

2012-12-20 Thread Telmo Menezes
*Subject:* Re: Re: Re: Re: I am my memory, which is provided by my 1p. Hi Telmo Menezes Thank you so much ! What an achievement ! Hard to believe. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 12/18/2012 Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

Re: How visual images are produced in the brain. Was Dennett right after all ?

2012-12-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Stephen, On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 3:41 AM, Stephen P. King stephe...@charter.netwrote: On 12/20/2012 6:17 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: Hi Roger, I accidentally sent the previous email before I was done, sorry. Please consider this more complete version of the intended whole: Hi Telmo

Re: How visual images are produced in the brain. Was Dennett right after all ?

2012-12-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Jason, On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Jason Resch jasonre...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:17 AM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.comwrote: Hi Roger, I accidentally sent the previous email before I was done, sorry. Please consider this more complete version

Re: More on reconstruction from brain activity

2012-12-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes You're right, I got the scanning part all wrong. You can find sites that may tell more by Googling on Reconstruction from brain activity Apparently they use complex brain modelling

Re: Can the physical brain possibly store our memories ? No.

2012-12-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Bruno, On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: The infinite set of natural numbers is not stored on anything, Which causes no problem because there is not a infinite number of anything in the observable universe, probably not even points in space.

Re: How visual images are produced in the brain. Was Dennett rightafter all ?

2012-12-26 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 24 Dec 2012, at 17:24, Roger Clough wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Consciousness does not emerge from anything. It is simply the act of perception. Roger, when I say consciousness what I mean is not the act

Re: Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-02 Thread Telmo Menezes
In my opinion, good and evil are just names we attach to brain processes we all have in common. These brain processes make us pursue the best interest of society instead of our own self-interest. I believe they have two main sources: 1) Biological evolution. In the long term, the DNA of the

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:27 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/2/2013 4:08 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: In my opinion, good and evil are just names we attach to brain processes we all have in common. These brain processes make us pursue the best interest of society instead of our own

Re: Re: Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, That's a bit surprising! On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Then we pretty much agree. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 1/2/2013 Forever is a long time, especially near the end. - Woody Allen

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 02 Jan 2013, at 13:08, Telmo Menezes wrote: In my opinion, good and evil are just names we attach to brain processes we all have in common. These brain processes make us pursue the best interest of society instead

Re: Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi meekerdb Although a brilliant logician, Russell was far left (no doubt a communist and so anti-christian). His diatribe against Christianity is a prime example. It's totally misinformed and mistaken. Ethics is, at

Re: A simple explanation of Sheldrake's morphic resonance observations

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, I'm curious about the experimental setup. Could it be that he's just misinterpreting a probabilistic distribution? Suppose the amount of time it takes people to solve a puzzle follows a normal distribution. As time passes and we ride the slope to the mean, we can get the mistaken

Re: Is Sheldrake credible ? I personally think so.

2013-01-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
of skepticism and wonder. On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Sheldrake's been criticized in such a fashion for many of his results (there are a huge number of other types of observations) but I simply trust that he's not deceiving us. My

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Stephen P. King stephe...@charter.netwrote: On 1/3/2013 10:13 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi meekerdb Although a brilliant logician, Russell was far left (no doubt a communist and so

Re: Rupert Sheldrake - The Morphogenetic Universe

2013-01-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Rupert Sheldrake - The Morphogenetic Universe What is space ? There is no such thing as space, there are only fields, which are mathematical structures. Fine. What is matter ? There is no such

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/4/2013 7:37 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Don't take this too much literally. I have never believed in any notion like charity, or distribution of wealth. It *looks* nice, but it generates poverty. Oops, too late! I

Re: Re: Rupert Sheldrake - The Morphogenetic Universe

2013-01-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes All I can find on the web is that DNA only contains instructions to make various biomolecules such as proteins, RNA, etc. That's enough. Proteins fold into complex 3D structures with very

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:06 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/4/2013 1:24 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/4/2013 7:37 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Don't take this too much literally. I have never believed

Re: The evolution of good and evil

2013-01-06 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 9:57 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/5/2013 9:46 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:06 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/4/2013 1:24 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM, meekerdb meeke

Re:

2013-01-06 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, Hi Telmo Menezes Thanks. But can such biomolecular structures develop into a living cell ? Current mainstream Biology believes that's the case. There isn't a complete model yet, but many pieces of the puzzle are already known. The current developmental theory is based on self

Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-07 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Craig Weinberg Sorry, everybody, I was snookered into believing that they had really accomplished the impossible. So you think this paper is fiction and the video is fabricated? Do people here know something I don't

Re: Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains viaacomputer

2013-01-07 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Well then, we have at least one vote supporting the results. Scientific results are not supported or refuted by votes. I remain sceptical because of the line sync issue. The brain

Re: Re: Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brainsviaacomputer

2013-01-07 Thread Telmo Menezes
rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Yes, but the display they show wouldn't work if there were no sync signal embedded in it. There's nothing in the brain to provide that, so they must have. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] rclo...@verizon.net] 1/7/2013 Forever is a long

Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-07 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Craig, On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.comwrote: On Monday, January 7, 2013 6:19:33 AM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote: On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Roger Clough rcl...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Craig Weinberg Sorry, everybody, I was snookered into

Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-09 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Craig, Cool. I actually would have agreed with you and a lot of people here at different times in my life. It's only been lately in the last five years or so that I have put together this other way of understanding everything. It gets lost in the debating, because I feel like I have to

Re: Sensing the presence of God

2013-01-09 Thread Telmo Menezes
Where does hate, falsehood and ugliness come from? On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: According to Plato, all love, all truth, and all beauty comes from the One (ie God). That being the case, when I experience love, truth or beauty, I sense God's

Re: Sensing the presence of God

2013-01-09 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 09 Jan 2013, at 13:26, Telmo Menezes wrote: Where does hate, falsehood and ugliness come from? I am not quite sure, but it comes probably from the consistency of inconsistency (that is: Gödel's second incompleteness

Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-10 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Craig, I tend to agree with what you say (or what I understand of it). Despite my belief that it is possible to extract memories (or their 3p shadows) from a brain, I do not believe in the neuroscience hypothesis that consciousness emerges from brain activity. I'm not sure I believe that there

Re: Sensing the presence of God

2013-01-10 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 09 Jan 2013, at 17:03, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 09 Jan 2013, at 13:26, Telmo Menezes wrote: Where does hate, falsehood and ugliness come

Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-10 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 1:58 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: Hi Craig, I tend to agree with what you say (or what I understand of it). Despite my belief that it is possible to extract memories (or their 3p shadows) from a brain, I do

Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-10 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 2:28 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 1:58 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: Hi Craig, I tend to agree with what you say (or what I

Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-10 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 3:15 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 2:28 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM, meekerdb meeke

Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-11 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:33 AM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/10/2013 4:23 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: Do you think there can be something that is intelligent but not complex (and use whatever definitions of intelligent and complex you want). A thermostat is much less complex

Re: Sensing the presence of God

2013-01-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 10 Jan 2013, at 23:05, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 09 Jan 2013, at 17:03, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Bruno Marchal

Re: Re: Subjective states can be somehow extracted from brains via acomputer

2013-01-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 6:10 AM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.comwrote: On Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:58:32 PM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote: Hi Craig, I tend to agree with what you say (or what I understand of it). Despite my belief that it is possible to extract memories (or their 3p

Re: MWI as an ontological error, it should be TwoAspects Theory

2013-01-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, How can you have a wave without some notion of spatial/temporal dimensions? On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi everything-list, I don't believe that Descartes would accept the MWI. Here's why: I think that the ManyWorldsInterpretation

Re: Quntum waves are probability (mathemaqtical) waves, not physical waves

2013-01-12 Thread Telmo Menezes
are equally real, including dreams. Including the literal dreams we have when we sleep. So I believe in the physical world without being a materialist. On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes I don't pretend to be a physicist, but I do know

Re: It may quack like a duck, but it's only a duck when it hits the plate

2013-01-13 Thread Telmo Menezes
:) Ok. On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes The Schrodinger wave equation (SWE) uses a quantum wave function psi(r,t), which is the mathematical probability that a quantum particle will be at certain location r at time t. Solution

Re: A Safely Underground Nuclear Reactor that runs on Nuclear waste

2013-01-14 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, I think there's a lot to worry about, because it's not enough to have an alternative. This alternative has to be online and have a sufficiently high energy output before we get to too far away from peak oil. A sufficiently strong decrease in energy production could create a catastrophic

Re: Re: cognitive therapy

2013-01-14 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Roger, Me too - well maybe not as often as I should. I hope it's helping you! On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Telmo Menezes Burns' therapy is called cognitive therapy. I use it all of the time. [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] 1/14

Re: Re: Re: The unpredictability of solar energy

2013-01-14 Thread Telmo Menezes
Instead of complaining now or watching what the market does, by not really watching it á la Roger, better include the future when considering past and present: I bet that Spain, with its sunshine monopoly and mix of renewable energy and infrastructure investment of the last years, will be

Re: The unpredictability of solar energy

2013-01-15 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 15 Jan 2013, at 00:38, meekerdb wrote: On 1/14/2013 10:20 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Lobbying should be forbidden. But it's just another name for petitioning your government. Lobbyists provide a lot research and

Re: The unpredictability of solar energy

2013-01-16 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 1/15/2013 8:18 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 15 Jan 2013, at 00:38, meekerdb wrote: On 1/14/2013 10:20 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Lobbying

Re: Re: Math- Computation- Mind - Geometry - Space - Matter

2013-01-16 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM, Roger Clough rclo...@verizon.net wrote: Hi Alberto G. Corona These days, anything that smacks of authority is trashed. Possibly because of information spreading on the Internet. (Most) authority thrives on the ignorance of its victims. It's becoming common

Re: Better Than the Chinese Room

2014-02-01 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Edgar, Block time and Bruno's comp can only tell us how a set fixed static sequence of events could be perceived by some observer as a fixed static sequence of events. It simply CANNOT tell us how time moves ALONG that sequence. The fact that time flows, that things change, is a

Re: Better Than the Chinese Room

2014-02-02 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Edgar L. Owen edgaro...@att.net wrote: Hi Telmo, No, because I don't have to remember that my clock moved. I can actually OBSERVE it in the process of moving. That's one of many reasons block times including Bruno's don't make sense. Could you observe the

Re: Better Than the Chinese Room

2014-02-02 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.com wrote: On Friday, January 31, 2014 8:28:38 AM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote: On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Craig Weinberg whats...@gmail.com wrote: On Friday, January 31, 2014 8:08:32 AM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote:

Re: Block Universes

2014-02-02 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Liz, Great avatar :) On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: Someone asked how a block universe comes to exist and if it comes into existence all at once, or a bit at a time (or something like that). I wish I could find the original question, to make sure exactly

Re: The Robot and the Wizard

2014-02-02 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:01 PM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.comwrote: On Friday, January 31, 2014 3:54:54 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote: Like, wow. Nice picture (I'm tempted to say it makes a lot more sense than some posts around here!) Hehe, thanks! I got accepted to do a poster

Re: Films I think people on this forum might like

2014-02-03 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM, John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:14 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: One I've mentioned ad nauseum - Memento. A very good movie. There is also The Prestige, which I would definitely recommend. One of the best movies of

Wikipedia-size maths proof too big for humans to check

2014-02-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
If no human can check a proof of a theorem, does it really count as mathematics? That's the intriguing question raised by the latest computer-assisted proof. It is as large as the entire content of Wikipedia, making it unlikely that will ever be checked by a human being.

Re: Wikipedia-size maths proof too big for humans to check

2014-02-20 Thread Telmo Menezes
mind, as if it has some magical property that gives hypothesis or proofs more credence. Cheers, Telmo. Regards, Quentin 2014-02-19 19:13 GMT+01:00 Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com: If no human can check a proof of a theorem, does it really count as mathematics? That's the intriguing

Re: Wikipedia-size maths proof too big for humans to check

2014-02-20 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 19 Feb 2014, at 19:13, Telmo Menezes wrote: If no human can check a proof of a theorem, does it really count as mathematics? That's the intriguing question raised by the latest computer-assisted proof. It is as large

Re: [foar] Amoeba's Secret, by Bruno Marchal available from Kindle store

2014-03-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
Great news! I've got mine already on my trusty ebook reader. Let's displace Paul McCartney http://www.amazon.com/Amoebas-Secret-Paul-Mccartney/dp/B001OD6HRW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1393954155sr=8-1keywords=the+secret+of+the+amoeba :) On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Chris de Morsella

Re: Wikipedia-size maths proof too big for humans to check

2014-03-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM, John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.comwrote: If no human can check a proof of a theorem, does it really count as mathematics? Good question, sometimes I wonder if we're getting close

Re: Vehiculus automobilius

2014-03-07 Thread Telmo Menezes
Hi Craig, On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 5:46 AM, Craig Weinberg whatsons...@gmail.comwrote: If the doctor became more ambitious, and decided to replace a species with a simulation, we have a ready example of what it might be like. Cars have replaced the functionality of horses in human society.

Re: Amoeba's Secret, by Bruno Marchal available from Kindle store

2014-03-08 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Bruno, I am shocked and saddened to hear what has been done to you. You have my greatest sympathies. (I too have been susceptible to manipulation, as I am rather shy and awkward in person, so I speak from experience.) Liz,

Re: Entropy and curved spacetime

2014-03-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Edgar L. Owen edgaro...@att.net wrote: Brent, If information is not being lost then the amount of information in the universe is increasing at a tremendous rate as new events occur, and has been since the beginning. So where is all that new information being

Re: Entropy and curved spacetime

2014-03-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Edgar L. Owen edgaro...@att.net wrote: Telmo, No, compression is totally unable to explain the storage of total information in a universe which continually doubles its amount of information from one Planck time to the next and continually adds that amount to

Re: Entropy and curved spacetime

2014-03-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.com wrote: In the present state and the physical transition rules from one state to another ? if the transition is reversible then from only the current state you can infer the past state, without it being encoded in the present

Re: Entropy and curved spacetime

2014-03-19 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Edgar L. Owen edgaro...@att.net wrote: Telmo, No, that was Brent's claim. I'm asking him to tell us how it works. Where is all that additional information about past states stored if he thinks none of it is lost? Edgar, One thing is to claim that no

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-21 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-03-21 17:19 GMT+01:00 John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com: On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.comwrote: The thing I most want to know about RCP4.5 is what RCP stands for,

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-03-21 17:59 GMT+01:00 Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.comwrote: 2014-03-21 17:19 GMT+01:00 John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Jesse Mazer laserma...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.comwrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.comwrote: 2014-03-21 17:19 GMT+01:00 John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: On 22 March 2014 22:07, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com wrote: Germany is scaling down its nuclear energy production and plans to shut down all of it's nucler power plants in the next two decades. This is due to political

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 3/21/2014 9:59 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.comwrote: 2014-03-21 17:19 GMT+01:00 John Clark johnkcl...@gmail.com: On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:50

Re: The situation at Fukushima appears to be deteriorating

2014-03-22 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 3/22/2014 8:08 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM, meekerdb meeke...@verizon.net wrote: On 3/21/2014 9:59 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco

Re: roots of polynomials

2014-03-31 Thread Telmo Menezes
Beautiful and thanks indeed! There's something disturbing about how organic these images look. With evolution and even statistical physics we understand how nature keeps using variations of the same trick, but then to also find these things deep in the abstractions of math... One can't help but

Re: Fermi Paradox Zombie Apocalypse

2014-04-01 Thread Telmo Menezes
I think we have a strong contender for an ig nobel award here! On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Kim Jones kimjo...@ozemail.com.au wrote: http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.8146 Enjoy. I sure did. I think... Kim Jones B. Mus. GDTL Email: kimjo...@ozemail.com.au

Re: Fermi Paradox Zombie Apocalypse

2014-04-01 Thread Telmo Menezes
let your schooling get in the way of your education - Mark Twain* On 2 Apr 2014, at 1:25 am, Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com wrote: I think we have a strong contender for an ig nobel award here! On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Kim Jones kimjo...@ozemail.com.auwrote: http://arxiv.org

Re: Daphne du Maurier was right!

2014-04-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 04 Apr 2014, at 11:44, Stathis Papaioannou wrote: On 4 April 2014 20:33, Richard Ruquist yann...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 1:24 AM, Stathis Papaioannou stath...@gmail.comwrote: On 4 April

Re: Daphne du Maurier was right!

2014-04-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Quentin Anciaux allco...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-04-04 19:05 GMT+02:00 Telmo Menezes te...@telmomenezes.com: On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 04 Apr 2014, at 11:44, Stathis Papaioannou wrote: On 4 April 2014

Re: Climate models

2014-04-04 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 02 Apr 2014, at 23:03, LizR wrote: On 3 April 2014 05:56, Chris de Morsella cdemorse...@yahoo.com wrote: -Original Message- From: everything-list@googlegroups.com [mailto:everything-list@googlegroups.com] On

Re: If you can't disprove the science, you can always try suing

2014-04-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: That doesn't narrow it down too much. Je m'accuse. I was one of them. My point was that conspiracy theories, in the sense of power elites secretly cooperating to further their own interests against the interests of the majority

Re: My scepticism took a small knock today

2014-04-05 Thread Telmo Menezes
On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM, LizR lizj...@gmail.com wrote: Last night just before I woke up I had a dream about a guy coming to the door selling religion, so to speak - the details were a bit weird, as in most dreams, but that was the gist of it - I sent him away, saying no thanks we

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