globalisation/Landauer/Grossmann

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Sat Aug 26 18:21:02 MDT 1995


On Sat, 26 Aug 1995, Paul Cockshott wrote:

> You may well be right, but the question then becomes what
> are the things to abstract from. Does it depend on intuition.
> An alternative possibility, is that it may be very important
> in constructing a dynamic model to use actual or historical
> data to supply ones parameters. There is a vast space of
> imaginary worlds corresponding to the free choice of parametes
> in our models. It may turn out to be the case that the vast
> majority of these freely chosen sets of parameters in some sense
> do not work, and that there is something very special about the
> ones that actually exist.

	The Anthropic Principle rears its ugly head again...  :>




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