Re: virus: Memetic evolution

C. David Noziglia (
Sun, 24 Mar 1996 10:14:06 -0800

Vicki Rosenzweig wrote:
> I'm not a mathematician, and it's been at least ten years since
> I really looked at this, but Godel's Theorem has to do with
> formal systems (specifically, those of a certain complexity:
> arithmetic is this formal, but some simple logics aren't), and
> the Universe we live in isn't (probably) a formal system.
> On Sat, 23 Mar 1996, Mitchell Porter wrote:
> Okay, I'm really speaking out of my league here, but didn't Godel's
> Incompleteness Theorem assert something to the effect that no system of
> human thought could ever be both complete and without self-contradiction?
> If this is the case, then I suspect that we will at least continue
> refining our scientific theories for as long as we exist.

Exactly what I was trying in part to say. To which we all can say, "Yes, and
isn't that great?!!!"

And don't we feel sorry from those who think that the answers should be, or
have been, just handed to us?

C. David Noziglia
Wellington, New Zealand

"Blessed are those who have no expectations, for they will never be disappointed." Kautiliya Shakhamuni Sidhartha Gautama Buddha

"Things are the way they are because they got that way."