Re: Recorded History (Was Re: NEWS: Reuters story on AI)

Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 16:35:40 MDT

In a message dated 7/2/01 12:16:58 PM, writes:

>But does this not work to our advantage when looking back to
>the past, given large amounts of data tracking ability? If the
>weather is one way, then the butterfly must have flapped it's wings

Nope; generally deterministic chaos works both ways. Lots of different
butterfly behaviors would have produced worlds indistinguishable from
our own.

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