Re: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 15:33:58 MST

From: "scerir" <>
> 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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