RE: seti@home IS WORKING

Rob Harris Cen-IT (
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 14:06:07 +0100

> Primes are prime in any base.

Spike old boy, only in a mathematical context. What I am suggesting is that we cannot assume that Mathematics in the form that we know and use it is the ONLY paradigm that can be used by ANY "intelligent" species to describe conceptual relationships and natural laws etc...

Sure, it seems very logical and consistent to us, but we may be dropping our nuts on concrete from a great height rather than using the nutcrackers (the optimal solution). Alternatively, we may have, in mathematics, THE optimal solution, but we can only say it is optimal for use by HUMANS. The brain structure and functionality of intelligent creatures across the universe is most likely very diverse. I've got nothing concrete to argue with, all I'm saying is that neither have you.


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