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Brown University physics professor James Gates has claimed to have found evidence that there are equations at the core of string theory which bear a remarkable similarity to error-correcting codes found in computer models. From this he has argued that, at its core, the universe is a simulation... of sorts. I believe he remains agnostic as to whether there ...


Gödel's theorems don't have agency, or cause any effects. There's nothing magic about them. What they are is a clever way of demonstrating that there are pre-existing, intrinsic limits to what can be computed. You might imagine being in a field with a fence. The field is computing, the fence is the boundaries of what can be computed, and all the problems ...

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