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Posted by Tim on September 26, 2003 23:48:44 UTC

quoting from Dr. Dick's document:

..."the real universe (true "reality": whatever that happens to be)"

and

..."Thus it is that I come to define reality to be a set of numbers."

he refers to reality by calling it true "reality". notice the quotation marks around the word reality. i think the quotation marks and the words following "whatever that happens to be" leaves the question of the absoluteness of reality open. where he uses the word true i think indicates he means the existant phenomenon ie. reality whatever that happens to be.

now when he defines reality to be a set of numbers he is constructing a mental model.

Bruce you witness that Dr. Dick refers to reality as absolute. ok, but that seems to contradict what he states in his document at least in the first chapter.

i quess you mean by "Physics has things to do which makes evaluating 'nonsense' a waste of energy." as a referance to Dr. Dick's use of the concept of 'unknowable' data. but bear in mind that the dicipline of physics itself can be construed as 'unknowable' data. or perhaps you meant something different.

regards, tim

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