Re: Evidence for the simulation argument

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 20:05:38 -0800

Mohsen Ravanbakhsh wrote:
> /All actual measurements yield rational values. Using real numbers in
> the equations of physics is probably merely a convenience (since
> calculus is easier than finite differences). There is no evidence that
> defining an instantaneous state requires uncountable information. /
> What about the realizability of mathematical concepts. Real numbers are
> mathematical, so they should have a counterpart in real world.

Why? "Mathematical" means nothing but not self-contradictory. Sherlock Holmes stories are mathematical. That doesn't mean Sherlock Holmes exists in some Platonic realm.

Brent Meeker

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