[FOM] Mathematical Truth

Monroe Eskew meskew at math.uci.edu
Fri Jan 1 19:43:57 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Paul Budnik <paul at mtnmath.com> wrote:
> By physical reality I mean a system in which a finite space
> time region is fully characterized by a finite amount of information as
> our universe seems to be. This connection can involve questions about
> the unlimited evolution of a potentially infinite universe as long as
> that evolution is completely determined by initial conditions.

Interestingly, New York Times columnist David Brooks seems to think
that our experience of airplane security disproves this:

"Human institutions are always going to miss crucial clues because the
information in the universe is infinite and events do not conform to
algorithmic regularity."



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