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by wtf
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Simplest possible notion of a formal system
Replies: 69
Views: 1396

Re: Simplest possible notion of a formal system

I am not talking about numbers. I am talking about anything that can possibly be said by anyone about anything. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/analytic-synthetic/ This explicitly includes every single detail about every aspect of every mathematical system along with the semantics of every mathe...
by wtf
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Simplest possible notion of a formal system
Replies: 69
Views: 1396

Re: Simplest possible notion of a formal system

When I refer to the entire body of conceptual knowledge why the Hell would you think that I am only talking about arithmetic? Is the restriction of your system with to arithmetic of the natural numbers the same as TA then? And as far as why I'd ask. YOU are the one talking about the Halting problem...
by wtf
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Simplest possible notion of a formal system
Replies: 69
Views: 1396

Re: Simplest possible notion of a formal system

Copyright 2019 Pete Olcott Curses! I was just going to steal this and publish it as my own. Ok Pete, seriously, I cannot distinguish your system from what's known as True Arithmetic, the set of all true statements about the integers. But I've seen you deny (on Reddit I believe) that your system is ...
by wtf
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems
Replies: 71
Views: 2318

Re: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:53 pm

I don't care if you are 'right' or 'wrong' - I am not in this to win arguments. At most I expect an 'Oh! Cool!"
Oh! Cool.
by wtf
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems
Replies: 71
Views: 2318

Re: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems

The Sanskrit page doesn't cover the technical aspect. Starti with Panini grammar. I believe I already acknowledged your general point; but I can't understand the specific reference to such a narrow technical area, what some ancient writer said about an ancient language. I am afraid I can't dive int...
by wtf
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems
Replies: 71
Views: 2318

Re: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems

Sanskrit is basically a formalised (axiomatised?) natural language by virtue of Sanskrit speakers voluntarily adhering to Pāṇini's grammar rules as best as possible. Or would that make Sanskrit a naturalised axiomatic language? I read the Wikipedia article on Sanskrit and I did not discern any conn...
by wtf
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 4278

Re: uwot

rs]). This bartender & her misbegotten notions is just what came to mind; there are other folks in high places with equally nutty plans. It's not intended as a specific plan. It's a stake in the ground to move the conversation. I guess that's a mangled metaphor. She has raw feral political brillian...
by wtf
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 2804

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

I think wtf is being an oracle - by way of averaging out of society. Am I raising or lowing the average by leaving? I shouldn't ask. Or am I perhaps a black box that solves the Halting problem? That's an oracle in computer science. Or am I like Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, forever answering questi...
by wtf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 2804

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:30 pm

Do you know what regression to the mean is?
The more we dumb down education, the meaner society gets.
by wtf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 2804

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

commonsense wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Computational complexity? Wasn’t that discussed and dismissed in the thread on complexity theory?
Oh sorry, wrong thread. Still, isn't it the case that modern evolutionary theory is somewhat different than Darwin's original formulation?
by wtf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 2804

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

Good answer. Darwin’s model is complete, accurate, elegant and robust. This thread seems to have drifted from computational complexity. But on the subject of evolution, my understanding -- and I'm no biologist -- is that Darwin's theory is no longer considered correct or complete; and that modern e...
by wtf
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

O(1) = O(yeah!) :D O(log n) = O(nice) :) O(n) = O(ok) :| O(n²) = O(my) :? O(2ⁿ) = O(no) :cry: O(n!) = O(mg!) :x LOL. And here's the original Big O. That's the great Oscar Robertson for you kids out there. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Oscar_Robertson_1960.jpeg/440px-Osca...
by wtf
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

What CAN be argued is that computer science itself is helpful to philosophy for its means to connect logic to reality. Since issues of everything philosophy is often about analyzing anything, a good way to advance your intellectual capacity to reason begins by understanding the most basic forms of ...
by wtf
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

If this is an appeal to philosophers, shouldn't you first define "Computational Complexity" at least? Scott M, between Scott A’s essay and a flurry of Wikipedia references, I was able to grasp a working definition of what computational complexity is. Among all the tasks that are computable, some ca...
by wtf
Fri May 24, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Any science of logic?
Replies: 105
Views: 3650

Re: Any science of logic?

Have you heard of Wittgenstein's ruler? Why, are we going to have a dick measuring contest? I have no interest in continuing this back and forth. You can have the last word if you like. I just would like to know what on earth you were thinking when you spouted off that crap about the axiom of choic...