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Re: Universes That Pop Out Of Math Books

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Posted by Harvey on July 9, 2001 22:26:09 UTC


I just saw the movie 'AI' and I thought of our discussion in the movie. There was one scene in which an AI intelligent 'teddy bear' was being called by the two boys in the film to find out which boy was Teddy's favorite. Unfortunately the AI programmers of this AI teddy bear didn't create a spontaneous symmetry breaking algorithm for the poor toy, and the toy had no means to select which boy to go toward (i.e., the choice was completely symmetrical).

Now, if the natural laws of physics originate from pure mathematical symmetries, then my question is what breaks the mathematical symmetry? A pure symmetry is an ideal created in the minds of mathematicians. However, you are suggesting that a pure symmetry exists (or existed prior to the universe) in mathematical (i.e., ontological) form, so how did the 'teddy bear' - that is, the blind force of math break perfect symmetry?

Warm regards, Harv

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