DailyDirt: Math & The Mind

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Math is simultaneously illusory and real. On the one hand, it's a set of arbitrary symbols and chosen rules that can be modified and manipulated as we see fit, since it's just a human invention; on the other hand, the patterns it identifies and describes have intrinsic reality and significance. The same could almost be said about the concept of the human mind — so where the two intersect, there are fascinating things to be learned:

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    Beta (profile), 6 Jun 2014 @ 6:01pm

    order, order

    Computability, deterministicity and computational tractability are three different things. (And for what it's worth, I know of no persuasive argument associating chaotic systems with conscious systems in any way.) So please, anyone who wants to argue about these things, know what the terms mean and don't just mix them together in a word salad.

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