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#1 2006-10-16 12:48:25

noosfractal
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Yes, Minsky very often provides extraordinary thoughts.

In this article, I like his response to the "aliens will have holistic perception" criticism ...

CRITIC: Why can't those aliens perceive entire scenes as wholes instead of breaking them down into our clumsy things with properties? They might instead see what there really is, holistically, as steady flow of formless space in time, instead of arbitrary separate mind-made fragments of approximations to reality?

We always yearn for better ways–and that's a healthy tendency. But worshipping holistic schemes can blind us to the power we gain from usual ways of separating things.

One day I hope to take the time to review Freudenthal's Lincos language as well as the commentaries on it.


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#2 2006-10-16 14:33:14

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aliens comunicate with the properties of our world-field

What do they say?


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