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Posted by Whittier on January 3, 2005 07:21:44 UTC

Hi Dr. Dick,

Mike: Is Dr. Dick then claiming that with his math and "human mathematic syntax," we are seeing the exact language which writes the book of the universe?
Dr. Dick:
"Not exactly, what I am saying is that..." (

So you are saying that although my paraphrase was "not exactly" what you are claiming... what then followed IS "exactly" what you are claiming.
Dr. Dick: "...any language with which that "book of the universe" can be written can be seen as a collection of symbols which can be enumerated so long as we possess only a finite amount of information about that book (and the language with which it is written). And, given a specific enumeration, our job is to figure out what those enumerated symbols mean and what rules will make that interpretation yield useful information (generate meaningful expectations)."

I think that by seeking to be critical of my post and saying,"not exactly," you imply an exactitude in your own writing which is not really there. This does not prove your point is wrong, but maybe you're being distracted by talking with merely me.

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