Re: All is information

From: Christian Szegedy (
Date: Wed Aug 18 2004 - 03:19:12 MDT

Marc Geddes wrote:

>All of those so-called 'uncomputable' maths functions
>are in fact computable to any degree of accuracy less
>than 100% (so we can in fact compute the functions
>with 95%, 99%, 99.9% or any degree of accuracy we
>desire less than 100%)
>Similairly, all of those so-called 'undecidable'
>truths in maths are in fact decidable to any
>confidence level less than 100% (so we could in fact
>produce a non-axiomatic probabilistic argument to
>achieve 95%, 99%, 99.9% or any degree of confidence we
>desire less than 100%)
>Make sense?
I would like to see your definition of "degree of accuracy" and
"degree of confidence". I seriously doubt that you can define it in a
sensible way so that you can arbitrarily approximate any
uncomputable function or mathematical statements.

To answar another post of you: computabilty does not make
sense for functions mapping finite sets to finite sets. It is
an empty notion and it has nothing to do with universal Turing

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