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Paz & Gorm & Oliver & some other friends are all perplexed about mathematics. They think it is huge, and so important that all philosophy should just conform itself to Maths. The problem is, while they know that any data or knowledge can at best be an approximation and a simplification and a relative truth, they mysteriously miss the relativeness of Maths. And it is a shame, too, that they are perplexed, because Maths is such a simple, solved issue.

Even if you could stash into an atom all the numbers needed to describe it, you would still need at least another atom to take care of the addressing — a computer to calculate the universe would have to be twice the size of the universe… for memory alone.

To put it another way: using current technology you could create one computer that calculated the position of a single atom, quite simply by cheating and assuming the same atom as reference point. But to calculate two atoms it is impossible to create a computer, because the position is a real number, and computers simply can not compute infinite numbers.

In order for Laplace’s demon to exist, it would have to violate all the natural laws that he supposedly knows.

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