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Re: What are space and time?
Posted: Jul 23, 2010 3:44 PM
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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.



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