On Jul 23, 11:46 am, John Stafford <n...@droffats.net> wrote: > Huang <huangxienc...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > I cant think of a better word to describe such a statement other than > > conjecture. It incorporates existential indeterminacy and so at it's > > most fundamental level it is a statement which is permanently and > > inherently indeterminate. > > Super-Supposition > > Simuvalence
It's challenging to even come up with an appropriate word to describe what Im doing. I dont like borrowing terminology from mathematics because that only leads to alot of confusion.
Mathematics was very successful in harnessing indeterminacy in a form which was consistent with the rest of mathematics. Random variables and probability theory accomplish this very well.
But I want to make statements which are themself indeterminate, and do not rely on random variables. The indeterminacy is shifted from the random variable to the more fundamental presumption of existence. It's a very subtle shift but the result is a statement which is itself in a permanent state of indeterminacy, just like a random variable would be.
It is very bad to use nomenclature which causes confusion. I like the word "conjecture" because it seems appropriate, despite the fact that it's a dirty word in mathematics because conjectures are sometimes seen as being tantamount to speculations.