From: "scerir" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> First. A self-evolving system seems to require a "loop" and
> not a "tower of turtles, ad infinitum".
When I wrote "self-evolving" I didn't mean evolution in the biological
sense, where cycles of generation and selection of entities are necessary. I
meant the generation of all possible theorems in a formal system, a process
which is not recursive as a whole, and can proceed indefinitely.
And by the way, thanks for your quotes from Aristotle and Leibniz. I didn't
know that they had such cool ideas about ontology.
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