Re: Introduction (Digital Physics)

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 12:19:55 +1000 (EST)

Joel Dobrzelewski wrote:
> I stand by my original claim:
> Any successful human Theory of Everything must recognize the discrete nature of the human intellect, and our inability to express or engage the continuum in any meaningful way.

That is a particularly extreme way of putting it. All descriptions
must be discrete, but this doesn't mean the continuum is not
engaged. For one thing, it does not require a discrete space
time. There are plenty of examples of non-discrete countable sets (eg
the rational numbers), and plenty of examples of discrete descriptions
of continuous objects, albeit incomplete ones.


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Received on Sun Jun 17 2001 - 19:31:26 PDT

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