@The Propertarian Institute I’m sorry, Curt, but your critiques simply don’t make sense. They’re of the “not even wrong” variety. Listen, I know that you had trouble with Jim Bowery, and that you’re in a snit because no one payed what you felt was the right amount of attention to you when you came to one of my forums. (Thank you for participating, however briefly.) I also know that you were driven underground for some period of time due to the fallout from certain embarrassing concessions you made to a group of Blacks who muscled you off the stage at a talk you were giving. I sympathize, but that’s where it ends. I’m not obliged to humor your presumptions regarding the structure of reality. I don’t think you’re in my league there, and although I’m sure you disagree, you have much to prove before you convince me that you qualify for a debate with me. Again, thanks for your comments, and have a nice evening.
Accusing Chris of using “occult” ideas and “private language” is simply a failure on your part to grasp the topic. I agree that Chris uses his theory to prop up his biases, but that doesn’t alter the fundamental scientific import of his theory. The neologisms used by Chris are always generic concepts not yet formally identified by scientists, but required of a reality theory. In effect, Chris makes the same misidentification of God that all Christians make (by default), unwittingly attributing to God what’s actually the work of “the Devil”. Langan’s reflexive “G.O.D.” operator is a formally identified structure required of reality-theory (no optional), but it’s not the monotheistic God-figure from the Old Testament Langan as seems to imply, but rather “the Devil” in disguise, at least as I see it.
Here’s the test. You can either say something in operational language or you can’t. If you can’t say it in operational language you can’t say you understand it. If you can’t say you understand it then you can’t claim it’s true. Because that’s what a truth claim means: that you can testify to due diligence against ignorance, error, bias, fictionalism, and deceit. Existential Truth constitutes a claim of innocence by demonstrated due diligence one is willing to warranty against liability that results from failing to do so, sufficient that it meets the market demand for infallibility in the context claimed. Now I know what he’s trying to do and I know why he failed, and why he’s criticized for failing. I didn’t fail. But then I didn’t read philosophy or theology. I worked with math, physics, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. Computation is operational. If you can’t compute it, can’t construct it, can’t universalize it, then it’s not a theory of everything. It’s a set of pseudoscientific analogies that do little more than identify a pattern without understanding what it’s constituted (constructed) from. The fact that we can construct multiple illustrations of that pattern only confirms that the pattern exists. It doesn’t say how or why.