[OT] "Pre-announcement" of Python-based "computing appliance"project.

Stephen Waterbury golux at comcast.net
Sun Sep 26 02:54:16 CEST 2004


(sorry, this looked like too much fun ... :)

Terry Reedy wrote:
> "Ville Vainio" <ville at spammers.com> wrote in message
> 
>>A thing like "probability" just can't exist in the ultimate Reality.

What makes you so sure that "ultimate Reality" is a well-formed
(logically consistent) concept?  QM may be the ultimate framework
for an observer/observable-based theory of physics, and since
the observer/observable paradigm is fundamental to science,
it might be "as good as it gets", in which case an "ultimate
reality" that is meaningful in the context of the scientific
method might well require probability.

Of course, if you want to transcend observer/observable, you
have to go beyond science, and into the realm of "Cosmajoonity"
(see Freeman Dyson's delightful book "Disturbing the Universe" :).

Steve



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