Re: Intelligence, Aesthetics and Bayesianism: Game over!

From: Tom Caylor <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:17:09 -0700 (PDT)

Nice. I see beauty in the Mandelbrot set. However, there seems to be
a lot of deja vu, similar repetition on a theme. I have never been
able to find anything resembling a beautiful girl, or even a mother-in-
law, or a white rabbit. This seems to go against your conjecture.


On Aug 12, 8:30 am, Bruno Marchal <> wrote:
> On 09 Aug 2008, at 09:44, Tom Caylor wrote:
> > I believe that nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily
> > beautiful.
> > And this from a theist?  Yes!  This is actually to the core point of
> > why I am a theist.  I don't blame people for not believing in God if
> > they think God is about functionality.
> If you remember my conjecture that the Mandelbrot Set, (well, its  
> complement in the complex plane), is Turing complete (that is  
> equivalent in some sense to a universal dovetailing), then zooming in  
> it gives a picture of the arithmetical multiverse or of the universal  
> deployment. And I do find most of them wonderfully beautiful. Here is  
> my favorite on youtube:
> Is that not wonderful? Awesome ?
> Bruno
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