RE: "Free Will Theorem"

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:20:13 -0000

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John M []
>Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:04 PM
>To: Russell Standish; Stathis Papaioannou
>Subject: Re: "Free Will Theorem"
>I am sure you do a decent job. Tierra, however, does not include facts
>that will be discovered (observed?) centuries from now. So the system
>is based on a limited model of today's (yesterday's?) modeling. It may
>give valuable answers to situations we face now, but your remark about
>applying the unknowable (RNGs) does not secure the outcome to match
> the future ways we may find later on.
>Of course this is the way to do research, science and the (limited model
>based) results are treasures for the further work. Our entire technology has
>been developed this way.
>John Mikes

You make much of the fact that our knowledge is incomplete and the possibility
that our most fundamental theories of the world may change. But change to
what? What third possibility is there between random and deterministic? Do
you contemplate dualism, which is not a future theory but one of the past?

Brent Meeker
Received on Wed Apr 13 2005 - 16:14:15 PDT

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