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NO Blunt Control Needed...Well,maybe...

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on December 23, 2001 19:35:51 UTC

Operations of computer or human computations and derivations, if correct, follow mathematical laws that avoid branching. Those processes are entirely classical and deterministic, assuming of course that no mistakes are made.

In this context, a mistake is a branch, which leads to a different and incorrect result. Since the result is incorrect, we need not be concerned with it from the viewpoint of math or science.

Such branches as you speak of happen all the time in quantum mechanics and even in the evolution of the universe vis spontaneous symmetry breaking. They provide "wiggle room" for the guidance of various evolutions, like the universe and life and intelligence, by a higher intelligence of supernatural existence.

But the endeavours of human intelligence in the areas of math and science are diliberately classical, deterministic and repeatable. So we do not have to be concerned with branching processes, except to make sure they have all been eliminated.

Well, the process of eliminating the branching is a blunt control process. I'll change the title...

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