### Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 11/8/2012 6:19 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

Time and space don't exist as substances so
they don't influence the monads, which as you say
are eternal. Further, there is no substance space.
So the monads are not organized in any way.
The monads can be thought of as a collection
of an infinite number of mathematical points.

From dust we come and to dust we shall return.

Hi Roger,

The absolute disconnection of the monads is what makes them a
'dust'. This is exactly what is a Stone space - the dual to a Boolean
algebra. ;-) The idea is that any one monad has as its image of other
monads the vision of a mathematical point. This fits the idea of that
the classical universe is atoms in a void as taught by Democritus.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec1.html

What Craig and I are proposing is to add time to this idea. The
evolution of the dust from one configuration to another is the arrow of
time. Switching to the dual, we see teh evolution of Boolean algebras,
whose arrow is the entailment of one state by all previous states. These
two arrows face in opposite directions

... A = A' Stone space
|   |
A*=A*'  Boolean algebra

The duals aspects of each monad evolve in opposite directions.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/8/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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Time: 2012-11-07, 19:01:19
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/7/2012 11:48 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

That sounds like Leibniz. Each monad contains the
views of all of the other monads in order to see
the whole, not from just one perspective.

Hi Roger,

Yes, and that is why I like the idea of a Monad. I just don't agree
with Leibniz' theory of how they are organized. Leibniz demanded that
their organization is imposed ab initio, he assumed that there is a
special beginning of time. I see the monads as eternal, never created
nor destroyed, and their mutual relationships are merely the
co-occurence of their perspectives. This makes God's creativity to be an
eternal action and not a special one time action.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/7/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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Time: 2012-11-06, 18:17:30
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/6/2012 11:11 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

What happens if I mistake a statue of a beautiful woman
for the real thing, thus turning, eg, a statue of pygmalion into an
actual woman ?

Or mistake fool's gold or gold foiled chocolates
for actual gold coins ?

Does the world actually become cloudy if I have cataracts ?

It is not just about you. It is about the huge number of observers. What
matters is that they can communicate with each other and mutually
confirm what is real. Why do you imagine that only humans can be
observers?

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### Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 08 Nov 2012, at 14:51, Richard Ruquist wrote:

Stephan,
If the compact manifolds of string theory are all different and
distinct (as I claim in my paper from observations of a variable fine
structure constant across the universe), then the manifolds should
form a Stone space if each manifold instantly maps all the others into
itself, my (BEC physics) conjecture, but also a Buddhist belief-
Indra's Pearls.

If so, youall may be working on implications of string theory- like
consciousness.

However, in my paper I claim that a 'leap of faith' is necessary to go
from incompleteness to consciousness (C). Would you agree? Bruno says
C emerges naturally from comp.

More precisely, I say that consciousness and matter emerges from
elementary arithmetic,  *once* you bet on comp, that is the idea that
the brain or the body can be Turing emulated at some right level so
that you would remain conscious.

Bruno

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From: Stephen P. King stephe...@charter.net
Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 11/8/2012 6:19 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

Time and space don't exist as substances so
they don't influence the monads, which as you say
are eternal. Further, there is no substance space.
So the monads are not organized in any way.
The monads can be thought of as a collection
of an infinite number of mathematical points.

From dust we come and to dust we shall return.

Hi Roger,

The absolute disconnection of the monads is what makes them a
'dust'. This is exactly what is a Stone space - the dual to a Boolean
algebra. ;-) The idea is that any one monad has as its image of other
monads the vision of a mathematical point. This fits the idea of that
the classical universe is atoms in a void as taught by Democritus.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec1.html

What Craig and I are proposing is to add time to this idea. The
evolution of the dust from one configuration to another is the arrow
of time. Switching to the dual, we see teh evolution of Boolean
algebras, whose arrow is the entailment of one state by all previous
states. These two arrows face in opposite directions

... A = A' Stone space
|   |
A*=A*'  Boolean algebra

The duals aspects of each monad evolve in opposite directions.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/8/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-11-07, 19:01:19
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/7/2012 11:48 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

That sounds like Leibniz. Each monad contains the
views of all of the other monads in order to see
the whole, not from just one perspective.

Hi Roger,

Yes, and that is why I like the idea of a Monad. I just don't
agree

with Leibniz' theory of how they are organized. Leibniz demanded that
their organization is imposed ab initio, he assumed that there is a
special beginning of time. I see the monads as eternal, never created
nor destroyed, and their mutual relationships are merely the
co-occurence of their perspectives. This makes God's creativity to
be an

eternal action and not a special one time action.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/7/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-11-06, 18:17:30
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/6/2012 11:11 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

What happens if I mistake a statue of a beautiful woman
for the real thing, thus turning, eg, a statue of pygmalion into an
actual woman ?

Or mistake fool's gold or gold foiled chocolates
for actual gold coins ?

Does the world actually become cloudy if I have cataracts ?

It is not just about you. It is about the huge number of observers.
What

matters is that they can communicate with each other and mutually
confirm what is real. Why do you imagine that only humans can be
observers?

--
Onward!

Stephen

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### Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote:

On 08 Nov 2012, at 14:51, Richard Ruquist wrote:

Stephan,
If the compact manifolds of string theory are all different and
distinct (as I claim in my paper from observations of a variable fine
structure constant across the universe), then the manifolds should
form a Stone space if each manifold instantly maps all the others into
itself, my (BEC physics) conjecture, but also a Buddhist belief-
Indra's Pearls.

If so, youall may be working on implications of string theory- like
consciousness.

However, in my paper I claim that a 'leap of faith' is necessary to go
from incompleteness to consciousness (C). Would you agree? Bruno says
C emerges naturally from comp.

More precisely, I say that consciousness and matter emerges from elementary
arithmetic,  *once* you bet on comp, that is the idea that the brain or the
body can be Turing emulated at some right level so that you would remain
conscious.

Bruno

And of course what I am hoping as a physicist rather than a
mathematician or logician is that the compact manifolds may be the
basis of the elementary arithmetic from which spacetime, matter (ie.,
strings) and consciousness emerge. However, I do not understand what
it means to bet on comp. Does the whole shebang collapse if brains
do not exist?
Richard

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From: Stephen P. King stephe...@charter.net
Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 11/8/2012 6:19 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

Time and space don't exist as substances so
they don't influence the monads, which as you say
are eternal. Further, there is no substance space.
So the monads are not organized in any way.
The monads can be thought of as a collection
of an infinite number of mathematical points.

From dust we come and to dust we shall return.

Hi Roger,

The absolute disconnection of the monads is what makes them a
'dust'. This is exactly what is a Stone space - the dual to a Boolean
algebra. ;-) The idea is that any one monad has as its image of other
monads the vision of a mathematical point. This fits the idea of that
the classical universe is atoms in a void as taught by Democritus.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec1.html

What Craig and I are proposing is to add time to this idea. The
evolution of the dust from one configuration to another is the arrow
of time. Switching to the dual, we see teh evolution of Boolean
algebras, whose arrow is the entailment of one state by all previous
states. These two arrows face in opposite directions

... A = A' Stone space
|   |
A*=A*'  Boolean algebra

The duals aspects of each monad evolve in opposite directions.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/8/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-11-07, 19:01:19
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/7/2012 11:48 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

That sounds like Leibniz. Each monad contains the
views of all of the other monads in order to see
the whole, not from just one perspective.

Hi Roger,

Yes, and that is why I like the idea of a Monad. I just don't agree
with Leibniz' theory of how they are organized. Leibniz demanded that
their organization is imposed ab initio, he assumed that there is a
special beginning of time. I see the monads as eternal, never created
nor destroyed, and their mutual relationships are merely the
co-occurence of their perspectives. This makes God's creativity to be an
eternal action and not a special one time action.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/7/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

- Receiving the following content -
From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-11-06, 18:17:30
Subject: Re: Communicability

On 11/6/2012 11:11 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

What happens if I mistake a statue of a beautiful woman
for the real thing, thus turning, eg, a statue of pygmalion into an
actual woman ?

Or mistake fool's gold or gold foiled chocolates
for actual gold coins ?

Does the world actually become cloudy if I have cataracts ?

It is not just about you. It is about the huge number of observers. What
matters is that they can communicate with each other and mutually
confirm what is real. Why do you imagine that only humans can be
observers?

--
Onward!

Stephen

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### Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 08 Nov 2012, at 16:35, Richard Ruquist wrote:

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be
wrote:

On 08 Nov 2012, at 14:51, Richard Ruquist wrote:

Stephan,
If the compact manifolds of string theory are all different and
distinct (as I claim in my paper from observations of a variable
fine

structure constant across the universe), then the manifolds should
form a Stone space if each manifold instantly maps all the others
into

itself, my (BEC physics) conjecture, but also a Buddhist belief-
Indra's Pearls.

If so, youall may be working on implications of string theory- like
consciousness.

However, in my paper I claim that a 'leap of faith' is necessary
to go
from incompleteness to consciousness (C). Would you agree? Bruno
says

C emerges naturally from comp.

More precisely, I say that consciousness and matter emerges from
elementary
arithmetic,  *once* you bet on comp, that is the idea that the
brain or the
body can be Turing emulated at some right level so that you would
remain

conscious.

Bruno

And of course what I am hoping as a physicist rather than a
mathematician or logician is that the compact manifolds may be the
basis of the elementary arithmetic from which spacetime, matter (ie.,
strings) and consciousness emerge.

Is it not more elegant if we can derived the strings (which are rather
sophisticated mathematical object) from arithmetic (through
computationalism)?

It seems to me that string theory assumes or presumes arithmetic.
Indeed it even assumes that the sum (in some sense, 'course) of all
natural numbers gives -1/12. In fact all theories assume the
arithmetical platonia, except some part of non Turing universal
algebraic structures.

However, I do not understand what
it means to bet on comp.

You bet on comp when you bet that that you can survive with a digital
brain (a computer) replacing the brain.
Comp is just Descartes Mechanism, after the discovery of the universal
machine. The biggest discovery that nature do and redo all the times.

Does the whole shebang collapse if brains
do not exist?

No.

But brains cannot not exist, as they exist, in some sense, already in
arithmetic. The whole shebang is a sharable dream. I call the computer
universal number to help people to keep their arithmetical existence
in mind.
I will say more in FOAR asap. You can find my papers on that subject
from my URL, but don't hesitate to ask any question, even on
references. The simplest, concise, yet complete (with the references!)
paper is this one:

http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/publications/SANE2004MARCHALAbstract.html

Simply state, what I say is that consciousness *and* matter (physics)
is in your head, a bit like the mystics. But then I show a
constructive version of that statement allowing any Universal machine
to derived physics by looking inward, and then we can compare the comp-
physics (the physics in the head of the universal Turing machine) with
empirical physics, so that we can test comp.

Bruno

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From: Stephen P. King stephe...@charter.net
Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Leibniz: Reality as Dust

On 11/8/2012 6:19 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King

Time and space don't exist as substances so
they don't influence the monads, which as you say
are eternal. Further, there is no substance space.
So the monads are not organized in any way.
The monads can be thought of as a collection
of an infinite number of mathematical points.

From dust we come and to dust we shall return.

Hi Roger,

The absolute disconnection of the monads is what makes them a
'dust'. This is exactly what is a Stone space - the dual to a
Boolean
algebra. ;-) The idea is that any one monad has as its image of
other
monads the vision of a mathematical point. This fits the idea of
that

the classical universe is atoms in a void as taught by Democritus.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec1.html

What Craig and I are proposing is to add time to this idea. The
evolution of the dust from one configuration to another is the arrow
of time. Switching to the dual, we see teh evolution of Boolean
algebras, whose arrow is the entailment of one state by all previous
states. These two arrows face in opposite directions

... A = A' Stone space
|   |
A*=A*'  Boolean algebra

The duals aspects of each monad evolve in opposite directions.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/8/2012
Forever is a long time, especially near the end. -Woody Allen

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