In 2008, David Wolpert used Cantor diagonalization to disprove Laplace's demon. He did this by assuming that the demon is a computational device and showing that no two such devices can completely predict each other. If the demon were not contained within and computed by the universe, any accurate simulation of the universe would be indistinguishable from the universe to an internal observer, and the argument remains distinct from what is observable.
adamwarlock2099 wrote:I read this today in Women by Charles Bukowski. It's my second time reading this book but I guess I had forgotten about this part. It's me 100% with the same addiction. Maybe that's why I enjoy both his fiction and poetry. It really speaks to me.
"Thats the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself another drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."
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