Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Rex Allen
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Brent Meeker meeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: On 9/23/2010 8:26 PM, Rex Allen wrote: If you expose a deterministic system to a set of inputs that represent a particular environment, the system will react in the one and only way it can to that set of inputs.

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Rex Allen
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: The word 'universe does not refer to anything except the observable experiential first person plural (sharable among collection of programs) that arithmetic places on us as a consequence of addition and multiplication. I

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Rex Allen
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Evgenii Rudnyi use...@rudnyi.ru wrote: The text is well done. Thanks. A question. What would be the consequence of the nomologicalism for a person that would like to earn some more money? Well, let us not consider the case when one successfully sells the text

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Brent Meeker
On 9/25/2010 11:59 PM, Rex Allen wrote: On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Brent Meekermeeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: On 9/23/2010 8:26 PM, Rex Allen wrote: If you expose a deterministic system to a set of inputs that represent a particular environment, the system will react in the

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Rex Allen
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Brent Meeker meeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: If you can find a Putnam-mapping that can extracts a representation of a conscious entity, you can also find a mapping that extracts a representation of an environment to go with it. Sure - but it's not our

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-26 Thread Brent Meeker
On 9/26/2010 12:15 PM, Rex Allen wrote: On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Brent Meekermeeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: If you can find a Putnam-mapping that can extracts a representation of a conscious entity, you can also find a mapping that extracts a representation of an environment to go

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-25 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 24 Sep 2010, at 05:26, Rex Allen wrote: On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: I guess I'd have to hear your definition of property to make any sense of that. In what sense is it like the properties of

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-25 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 24 Sep 2010, at 20:21, Brent Meeker wrote: On 9/23/2010 8:26 PM, Rex Allen wrote: On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: I guess I'd have to hear your definition of property to make any sense of

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-25 Thread Evgenii Rudnyi
The text is well done. Thanks. A question. What would be the consequence of the nomologicalism for a person that would like to earn some more money? Well, let us not consider the case when one successfully sells the text about nomologicalism. Evgenii on 21.09.2010 19:10 Rex Allen said the

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-24 Thread 1Z
On 24 Sep, 04:26, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: I guess I'd have to hear your definition of property to make any sense of that.  In what sense is it like

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-24 Thread Brent Meeker
On 9/23/2010 8:26 PM, Rex Allen wrote: On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, 1Zpeterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allenrexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: I guess I'd have to hear your definition of property to make any sense of that. In what sense is it like the properties

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-23 Thread 1Z
On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:14 AM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 21 Sep, 18:10, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: What is the significance of intelligence in a universe with deterministic laws? Your performance on any

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-23 Thread Rex Allen
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 22 Sep, 17:20, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: I guess I'd have to hear your definition of property to make any sense of that. In what sense is it like the properties of charge, mass, spin, or color? it's a

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-22 Thread 1Z
On 21 Sep, 18:10, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: What is the significance of intelligence in a universe with deterministic laws? Your performance on any IQ test is not due to your possessing some property called intelligence, but rather is an inevitable outcome of the universe's

Re: Intelligence and Nomologicalism

2010-09-22 Thread Rex Allen
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:14 AM, 1Z peterdjo...@yahoo.com wrote: On 21 Sep, 18:10, Rex Allen rexallen31...@gmail.com wrote: What is the significance of intelligence in a universe with deterministic laws? Your performance on any IQ test is not due to your possessing some property called