Re: Is the universe computable?

From: Jesse Mazer <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:42:23 -0500

Bruno Marchal wrote:

>I don't think the word "universe" is a basic term. It is a sort
>or deity for atheist. All my work can be seen as an attempt to mak
>it more palatable in the comp frame.
>Tegmark, imo, goes in the right direction, but seems unaware
>of the difficulties mathematicians discovered when just trying to
>define the or even a "mathematical universe". Of course tremendous
>progress has been made (in set theory, in category theory) giving
>tools to provide some *approximation*, but the big mathematical
>whole seems really inaccessible. With comp it can be shown
>(first person) inaccessible, even unnameable ...

"Inaccessible" in what sense? How do you use comp to show this? If this is
something you've addressed in a previous post, feel free to just provide a


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