Re: Introduction (Digital Physics)

From: Joel Dobrzelewski <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 11:07:07 -0400

Hi Scerir:

>> Joel Dobrzelewski wrote:
>> When searching for a Theory of Everything, we need an expression, a
>> formula, a program that doesn't have any rounding errors. I still
>> claim... it must be finite and discrete.
> Hi Joel.
> Finite, discrete, perhaps. But do rounding errors (or other
> problems) come from possible "non-kolmogorovian" probability models?
> Or from unavoidable "non-local" effects?
> - Scerir

Possibly. But if they do, then once again... we are doomed. We can't
engage truly random numbers any more than we can engage the continuum.

rand() is just as evil as pi().

And non-local effects must be similarly ruled out, as they too are forbidden
to our intellect.

Just as it is impossible for us to create non-discrete (i.e. continuous)
theories, it is also not possible for humans to construct truly non-local

We're not left with many choices..

discrete +
finite +


cellular automaton

Received on Tue Jun 19 2001 - 08:04:02 PDT

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