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Alexander Is Teasing. Real Math Proves Limits Of Mechanics

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on November 30, 2001 19:02:52 UTC


Since you just restate a dogma
"hooray for our team" I should hand
you a pom pom, and you be a cheerleader.

You don't answer the question of "drivers"
very well nor did you answer this, which I repost:

Thinking introduces the mathematically unpredictable. Maybe you believe in Hari Seldon
of the Foundation books by Asimov, but even Seldon
did not claim certain determinism.
For example of what mind can do:
There are software programs which can
toss you to a randomly-selected site in the
world wide web, usually by your own choice and
"click." If the site is interesting enough, you might make a change in life, affecting others
in a cascade, all stemming from a random occurrence.
Mechanics cannot predict that much.
The mind's reflective capabilities (multiplied by)
quality of information (multiplied by)
physiological inputs, can equal a prediction
which will be right some percent of the instances.
But people resist being too predictable and will catch on to being
manipulated, usually. They will behave contrarily,
thus reducing predictive power of any model being used against them.
So dictators have trouble using this knowledge for evil.
And multiplying percents less than 100 always
attenuates the predictive power through generations of instances.

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