Wednesday Dec 01, 2021
This is the complete and unabridged discussion I had with David Deutsch largely about "The Beginning of Infinity". It contains all my "Questions for David" - which were published separately - AND much more content too.
12:51 Why aren’t testable theories enough?
14:37 Predictions vs Explanations
23:54 Are people a “chemical scum”?
25:43 The Earth is uniquely suited to life?
30:22 What does “provable” mean?
37:45 Classifying abstractions
41:29 The nature of physical laws.
47:06 Direct Observation
50:29 The nature of mind
55:40 The Supernatural
59:52 Epistemology and Morality
01:02:00 The physical limitations of knowledge?
01:09:24 Some history of quantum computation
01:16:44 Tic Tacs, UFOs and aliens
01:19:01 Dark Energy
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