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Re: [ontolog-forum] rant on pseudoscience

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From: Rob Freeman <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:36:06 +1300
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John,    (01)

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 6:33 AM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have read many of Chaitin's publications, and I agree that he has
> a talent for making complex discussions enjoyable.  But he never
> confuses mathematical issues with claims about the physical world.    (02)

Here's a excerpt from Chaitin's "Randomness in Arithmetic and the
Decline & Fall of Reductionism in Pure Mathematics" (EATCS Bulletin,
No. 50 (June 1993), pp. 314-328, Lecture given Thursday 22 October
1992 at a Mathematics - Computer Science Colloquium at the University
of New Mexico, http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~chaitin/unm.html.)    (03)

5. Experimental mathematics
Okay, let me say a little bit in the minutes I have left about what
this all means.    (04)

First of all, the connection with physics. ...
<<<    (05)

I'll reply to your comments about Stephen Wolfram's "computational
irreducibility" in the "Can Syntax become Semantic" thread.    (06)

-Rob    (07)

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