[ExI] John Preskill on Quantum Computing

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 00:04:46 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>

> *Imagine it were a professor of philosophy at, say, Oxford and John Clark
> says said Professor is dead wrong and is just spewing pablum, isn’t it a
> tad more likely that Mr. Clark has misunderstood the Professor than that
> the professor has misunderstood philosophy? *

Not necessarily because physics is a science and, although there is much we
don't know, it contains a body of facts that are beyond dispute; such as
the fact that quantum error correction has been demonstrated to exist, so
even if one particle in a complex system interacts with the outside
environment the information in the entire system is not lost. On the other
hand what is today called “philosophy” by people that work in the
philosophy department of universities is not a science and contains no
facts that are beyond dispute.

 John K Clark​
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