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Re: Re: Is the UNIVERSE a COMPUTER SYSTEM?

Posted by k on September 15, 2002 at 15:13:30:
In Reply to: Re: Is the UNIVERSE a COMPUTER SYSTEM? posted by Paul Rezendes on September 14, 2002 at 15:06:11:

: Eldras, you wrote:

: : from eldras:
: : well how is it different?
: : Ta salutant!
: : ELDRAS

: How is a raven like a writing desk?
: Well, how is it different?

: One answer to your two-part question is: No; it's not located in a box on a desk. On the other hand, if you suggest it is (like a computer system), then doesn't that resurrect the Thomistic argument from intelligent design? Isn't a computer system teleological, i.e., designed to serve a purpose (or group of purposes)? Can this be the same Eldras of old, stomping on the grave of Darwin?

: Gandalf

: no,

: Paul


Reminds me of the failed nineteenth century attempts to model the 'ether' or electromagnetic field as a complex system of gears, pulleys, pistons, etc. People use whatever model is at hand. These days it's computers.






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