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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 11:54 AM

4. Interesting discussion.

It will take some time to digest everything that was said. However I did question something that was said by Rebecca Goldstein and Max Tegmark:


Goldstein: But you as a sort of extreme Platonist seem implicitly to agree with Spinoza, I mean that the big picture, which is inaccessible to us I mean, to me its amazing that we know anything at all.


Goldstein: I mean were just these random products of evolution.

Tegmark: I mean we are. We evolved our brains to be able to pick bananas and throw rocks at each other [laughter], and here we are talking about Spinoza.


It seems to me that intelligent entities are almost a necessary result of a long-running, competitive, adaptive process.

The video seems to end somewhat mid-sentence. There is a pdf file of the discussion which does continue a little bit passed the end of the video.

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