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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on December 18, 2004 21:01:40 UTC

Your aside is totally dependent on misidentifying "what is to be explained!

And furthermore, with regard to preventing you from establishing a rational explanation of A, the demon does indeed begin to confront a major difficulty as the volume of information becomes large. If his purpose is to prevent you from establishing an explanation of his information, he cannot ever pass any collection of information similar to a collection previously passed. If he does, you could name the collection and discover that collection appearing more than once. Your explanation begins with the "fact" that the thing you named exists! Get enough information and you are apt to see more examples of the same thing.

Now similar is a very lose word. Just make the discrimination loose enough and you will eventually find lots of "things" existing (existing means they are part of your explanation). At that point, you can possibly find patterns to collections of things.

Get enough information and serious complex possible explanations arise.

The demon cannot create a set A which cannot be explained. And, if you use my model for creating your explanation, the demon cannot even create an A which is inconsistent with your explanation.


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