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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on May 4, 2001 00:59:02 UTC

Marv,

For the most part, my biggest problem with your comments is that I usually have not a hint of what you are trying to say. You seem to be more concerned with classifying than understanding what I say. This appears me to be an indication that you think that if you get me properly classified, you will understand me.

>>>In philosophy what you are referring to is called foundationalism.>>If you see me as correct so far,> then my question is: is your foundationalist model a reductionist model in that you are reducing the laws of physics or symmetries of physics (i.e., a 'physical layer') to a foundational layer (i.e., a 'mathematical layer'), or is it non-reductionist in that it only models the 'physical layer' but does not pretend to be the most primitive respresentation? >So is correct to say that your model is a coordinate system by which to construe the 'physical layer'?>Don't you mean that reality can be effectively represented by a set of numbers?

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