Re: Miscellaneous ideas, for what they're worth.

From: Eddie Edmondson <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 21:05:23 -0000

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From: Gilles HENRI <>
To: Saj Malhi <>;
Date: 01 February 1999 10:15
Subject: Re: Miscellaneous ideas, for what they're worth.

I just liked to remind you the old Greek paradox that demonstrates
rigorously that there cannot exist any sand heap:
Let N be the number of sand grains in the collection:
if N=1, it is not a sand heap.
if you add a single grain to what is not a heap, you cannot transform it
into a heap.
So the proposition is logically demonstrated.


So perhaps contributors' efforts should be concentrated on the search for a
mathematics of emergence. Past debates may find some resolution here. When
does the macro emerge from the micro? And when are micro effects damped? Do
diverging many worlds converge at larger 4-D scales?

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