Re: Kardeshev is pre-Spike thinking (was Re: Gravity calculations and dark m...

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2000 - 11:16:30 MDT writes:

> In a message dated 6/5/00 4:28:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << This discussion brings up an interesting problem: what can we say
> about the large scale character of physical law? Is there any way of
> estimating the complexity of the rules making up the universe, or
> whether there are magic physics out there? The first case seems very
> hard to answer, especially since we cannot base an answer much on what
> we have discovered so far, since that nmight be heavily biased by our
> parochial mammal-water-carbon-planetlife outlook. The second at least
> can be answered if we notice big anomalies elsewhere.
> >>
> That's why I am usually hesitent to proclaim most physical 'laws' and
> theories absolute.

I was not referring to what *we* consider physical law, I was
referring to the actual rules (if any) the universe follows.

Most scientists are acutely aware of the limitations of our knowledge
and agree with Popper about the tentative nature of all scientific
"truths". But things usually get distorted when people report them.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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