Re: Observer-moments

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 19:22:05 +1000 (EST)

I don't think this is a particulary important criticism. One could
make exactly the same point about all continuos processes, and come up
with Zeno-like paradoxes. However, as a mathematical structure,
analysis is perfectly self consistent, and does not have troubling
"infinitessimals" even though we intuitively understand the subject in
that way.

> The concept of the observer-moment is at the heart of much of our thinking.
> I believe this is a problem, because the very words 'observer moment' are
> self-contradictory.
> How can you have an observer (a consciousness) in a moment (a snapshot in
> time). Think about it. In which snapshot (universe) did that thought occur?
> I am not proposing any solution to this problem - just pointing out that any
> edifice built on the idea of an observer-moment is bound to crumble.
> James

Dr. Russell Standish Director
High Performance Computing Support Unit,
University of NSW Phone 9385 6967
Sydney 2052 Fax 9385 6965
Room 2075, Red Centre
Received on Wed Sep 15 1999 - 02:32:28 PDT

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