Social Science

1906 Submissions

[7] viXra:1906.0342 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-18 10:00:45

Note on Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

The conjecture using a Bayesian pipe symbol (|), instead of the fractional division symbol (/) as originally published, is not tautologous, thereby relegating it to a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[6] viXra:1906.0327 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-17 07:01:49

A Defense of Critique of the Simulation Argument and Critique of VŁ4 as Applied

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 3 pages

Colin James III critiqued the paper titled “Refutation of “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [Goyal, S. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0126v1.pdf] in his paper titled “Mistakes in rebuttal of Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0156v1.pdf] to show that the original paper makes a few mistakes and the refutation of the paper titled “The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information” [Goyal, S. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0073v1.pdf] by Colin James III in the paper titled “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] is valid. I argue that the mistakes pointed out by Colin James III do not lead to the conclusions which he proposes and the refutation of his application of VŁ4 on the critique of simulation argument, as proposed, appears to be invalid.
Category: Social Science

[5] viXra:1906.0156 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-09 11:34:07

Mistakes in Rebuttal of Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

We evaluate six equations proffered as rebuttal, with two as trivially tautologous and four as not tautologous, to confirm the original refutation of the simulation conjecture. These results add to this established non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
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[4] viXra:1906.0126 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-09 00:31:52

Refutation of “Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information”

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 2 pages

Colin James III used VŁ4 in his paper titled “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] to show that the equation used to refute Nick Bostrom’s argument [Philosophical Quarterly. 2003, 53, 243‐255] in the original paper titled “The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information” [Goyal, S. (2019; http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] is non tautologous and hence the refutation fails. In this paper, I attempt to show how the use of Meth8/VŁ4 as done in the refutation of the original paper critiquing Bostrom’s argument is itself non tautologous and hence the refutation fails.
Category: Social Science

[3] viXra:1906.0090 [pdf] replaced on 2019-06-09 09:49:55

Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 1 Page. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

The equation for Bayesian analysis is not tautologous, thereby refuting the conjecture and relegating it to a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[2] viXra:1906.0073 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-05 12:48:05

The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 20 pages

Nick Bostrom, in his paper titled “Are you living in a computer simulation?” [Philosophical Quarterly. 2003, 53, 243‐255], presented an argument as to why the possibility of an advanced human civilization that can generate human-like observers greatly bolsters the view that we might be living in a simulation. Bostrom argues why the fraction of simulated observers among all types of observers with human-like experiences would be close to one, provided one accepts some assumptions, and then the bland principle of indifference dictates as to why one must thus, assuming himself to be a random observer, put the highest credence in the option which is the most common. Bostrom’s case rests on the idea that we lack evidence to shift our credence the other way, against the probabilistic conclusions, significantly, however, I argue that we are justified in doing so and a priori. Using Bayesian analysis, I show that the conclusion of the argument need not possess similar credence as the argument suggests, even granting all its assumptions.
Category: Social Science

[1] viXra:1906.0012 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-01 12:27:49

Uncovering Inquirer's Lies

Authors: Daniel Birdick
Comments: 2 Pages.

I statistically prove that Inquirer is lying. I refute his claim that there are 6 swedes on SC in favour of my own claim that there are 2-3, at a Bayes factor of 185. Moreover, by straightforward analysis, I show that Inq's claim can be generally ruled out at 95% confidence. QED.
Category: Social Science