Re: Turing vs math

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 17:15:16 EDT

In a message dated 99-10-28 06:39:59 EDT, Jurgen writes:

> George:
> >Let me point out that according to the current state of physics, the
> as
> >we see it appears to be quantized, however, the superposition of states
> QM
> >appears to be continuous. This continuity is an indication that the
> of
> >worlds in the MW has the cardinality of C. This property provide quantum
> >computers with the "unthinkable" ability to "compute" in the continuum. In
> >this light, Jurgen's comment do not make sense.
> The UTM theory predicts that everything including QM superposition
> is quantizable. According to it there is nothing like Super-Turing
> computability in our universe. Justification: at the moment there is
> no data that forces us to believe in continua. Recurring question: why
> assume more than necessary?

So, in accordance with the Universal Turing Machine (UTM?) theory quantum
computation is quantized? This is a strong assumption not at all based on
fact! And according to you the Universe must conform to theory, not the other
way round!?

> >Imagine Jurgen arguing with a being capable of quantum computational
> >thoughts...The being would just look at Jurgen with ineffable pity and
> >smile.
> Many seem to carry a wish for superior beings defying all formal
> explanation!
> Juergen

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