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Re: VMs: Epibrating Cerebrating
However, I meant to ask the general, philosophical question: - how
does one prove a negative?
If anyone could discuss this further, I would appreciate it!
Well, it may have something to do with Popper's theory of falsification, nicely defined at
It shows the kind of problem we are facing.
Yes, something is a scientific hypothesis only if it is
falsifiable. Do you know any more specifics?
You can falsify the statement "The VMs is a hoax" if you
can find a meaningful solution, but is there any other way?
You could use Rugg's method to produce text with the
properties of English. That certainly doesn't prove that
the English language is gibberish! That would be a sort of
reduction to absurdity of Rugg's method.
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