On Jan 24, 2010, at 11:39 AM, ravi sharma wrote:
How do we properly use uncertainty inherent in nature other than through statisitical mathematics and now also through uncertainty ontologies (ref: GMU Symposium on subject in 2008)?
Ravi: your question, above, has absolutely no connection with the topic of Chris' comment, below. If you think it does, then there is a serious communication gap being revealed here. Uncertainty and undecideability are unrelated topics. The first has to do with errors, statistics, probabilities and distributions. The second has to do with the theoretical limits of computability and formalization arising from the fact that certain sets of truths are not computable by any describable process. This has nothing to do with uncertainty. Arithmetic is undecideable, but it is not in the least uncertain. Pseudorandom number generators are decideable and computable, but can be used to analyze uncertainty.