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by wtf
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you have an open mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Do you have an open mind?

Yes, things fall out faster than I can put them back in.
by wtf
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Just looking at the word, I would ask what the opposite of 'random' would be? I would think it would involve 'selection' or 'purpose'. Suppose I was asked to 'give a selection of numbers' and I picked: 2,4,6,8. I would say that as a group they are not random in that all those symbols were examples ...
by wtf
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Imagine a torus made of a continuous homogenous material. You're making me hungry again! Now in one frame the torus is rotating and in another it is not but the torus is identical in both frames. No way to tell which is which. There is no preferred frame of reference in the universe. Isn't all of t...
by wtf
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Well Daaah. Your response said something meaningful, obviously. Awesome football game. Back to what's really important. I see your point. I'll do my best to respond. As I understand it, we are having this dialog: Me: If x is a noncomputable number, you can not say anything meaningful about x. You: ...
by wtf
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Hobbes' Choice wrote: "Show me a set of numbers about which nothing can be said please!"
Yes but I already answered that question. Twice now. You made a comment about zero and I responded to that. What on earth are you talking about here?
by wtf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

If zero is a set, then what does it contain. Note that I explicitly did NOT say that zero is a set. Zero is not a set, if we are structuralist philosophers. But in set theory, zero is modeled as the empty set . That's what I said so it would be fair if you quoted me accurately. Since zero is modele...
by wtf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Nice try. Zero is not a set, neither is it s number. In math zero is both a set and a number. It's the additive identity of the integers. It's the origin on the real number line. It's the cardinality of the set of flying pink elephants. It's modeled formally in set theory as the empty set. I agree ...
by wtf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Justintruth, You are all over the map. I find your individual paragraphs interesting and thought provoking but perhaps you could narrow down your focus to one or two things and start separate threads for the others. If I occasionally harp on that point it's not personal, it's just that I find your p...
by wtf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

Wow. You certainly have helped me. Now if I can just figure out how. LOL. I'm glad I was able to help. Of course "random" means a lot of different things in different contexts. If you are trying to create some kind of unified theory of Medieval philosophy, the lift of airplane wings, thermodynamics...
by wtf
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Negation and Randomness
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Language Negation and Randomness

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmogorov_complexity The idea is that we can measure the randomness of a collection of numbers by seeing how much we can compress it. For example if we had the infinite bitstring 1010101010101010101010... we can describe it as "Alternating 1's and 0's starting with 1."...
by wtf
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Progressivist Protests
Replies: 99
Views: 10630

Re: Progressivist Protests

I've just read that a speech at Berkeley was shut down by a gang of (apparently) Leftist thugs smashing windows and setting fires. The national reporting of this incident is sensationalistic because that's what the viewers want to see. And Fox News is all in with the hysteria of course. These "Blac...
by wtf
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can a computer be God?
Replies: 72
Views: 7095

Re: Can a computer be God?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:Makes me wonder.
Isaac Asimov wrote this exact story in 1956.

http://multivax.com/last_question.html
by wtf
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a quantum computer?
Replies: 121
Views: 14275

Re: What is a quantum computer?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:Blueprint for universal quantum computer. My only question is when?:

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-bluepri ... antum.html
On the shelf at Best Buy in time for Christmas.
by wtf
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a quantum computer?
Replies: 121
Views: 14275

Re: What is a quantum computer?

Any computer (even equiped by quantum logic elements) is not able to spontaneously create new algorithm. See simply known example to Gauss sum numbers from 1 to 100. Dynamical synapses grouping, whole data space seeing (at once, not as a sequence) provides effective results... That's a misunderstan...
by wtf
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a quantum computer?
Replies: 121
Views: 14275

Re: What is a quantum computer?

Such as quantum operators acting (not locally) at whole space, brain synapses are capable of dynamical cross-cruise information field and find / define at first sight obscure context. Now here synapses act as quantum elements dynamicaly finding / naming ("measuring") the reality..., I believe:) Oh,...