Re: Is the universe computable?

From: Giu1i0 Pri5c0 <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:13:55 GMT

Please correct me if I am wrong:
Bruno believes that information, for example mathematical concepts and theorems, exist independently of their encoding in some physicsl systems (arithmetic realism); in other words, that the number 4 esists independently of the presence in the physical world of sets of 4 separate objects, or that 2+2=4 is true independently of the possibility to physically verify this with 4 bottlecaps.
Eugen believes that mathematics is the physics of bottlecaps, and that information cannot be said to exist if it is not carried by a physical system in the actual world.
Are we sure that both mean the same thing by "existence"?
By the way I am reading Bruno's thesis, the few pages that I have read are very interesting.
Received on Wed Jan 14 2004 - 12:18:37 PST

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