[FOM] Simple Turing machines, Universality, Encodings, etc.

Steven Ericsson-Zenith steven at semeiosis.org
Mon Oct 29 14:24:35 EDT 2007

Speaking of fallacies and not wishing to push my luck either. But it  
seems to me that the very notion of a Principle of Computational  
Equivalence is unwarranted and fallacious, and fortunately falsifiable.

Long before falsification, however, the argument should be attacked on  
the basis that it is simply wishful thinking. It is rather like  
assuming the world consists only of forests because one is surrounded  
by trees - it is a problem that permeates NKS.

With respect,

Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Institute for Advanced Science & Engineering

On Oct 29, 2007, at 12:13 AM, Vaughan Pratt wrote:

> Not wanting to push my luck I'll settle for one question.
> How did an argument containing such an elementary fallacy get through
> the filter?
> ...

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