Is the human race a universal constructor?
More Quotes from David Deutsch:The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
As I understand it, the claim is that the less you use Homeopathy, the better it works. Sounds plausible to me.
It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment.
I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.
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I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.