[extropy-chat] Role of Observer is not Relevant

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 20:04:15 UTC 2007

On 3/27/07, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:

> I expect that you value Occam's Razor, which principle is at the core
> of what I'm saying here.  William of Occam, along with mathematical
> models such as maximum entropy, would strongly suggest that you
> abstain from postulating entities that may exist without being
> observed.

### Do prime numbers exist? I have never seen one. What would it mean
to "observe" a prime number, or indeed any mathematically describable

I feel that you are invoking the razor in vain. It is not intended to
shave the number of entities but rather the number of ideas we have
about entities.


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