From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 01 2003 - 14:38:30 MDT
From the press report, I can't get even a vague impression of what this
person is really saying or what anyone thinks of it. Short of seeing the
actual paper or extended comments by actual physicists, I don't see any
good way to figure it out. There is no good way to reconstruct the
original event once it has passed through the filter of a press release.
On a side note, I've read "The End of Time" by Julian Barbour (not related
to this guy) and it has one of the most elegant hypotheses I have *ever*
seen. If beauty were reliably truth and not just the other way around,
Barbour's hypothesis would be a shoe-in.
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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