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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quote... Unquote


Recursivity revisited (or taken to the ultimate limit)...

"If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motion of atoms in my brain, I have no reason to believe that my beliefs are true... and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms."
--- J.B.S. Haldane, "Possible Worlds" (1927)

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