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What is Church's Thesis? An Outline *

What is Church's Thesis? An Outline * phenomena in our world is that of equilibrating systems: parts of the universe that settle into one of a spectrum of equilibrium states once certain boundary conditions are imposed. There are, in fact, many equilibrating systems with discrete spectra, for example the quantum states of molecules. Given the definiteness of these systems, we might take the operation of equilibrating as an effective one. Note carefully, I do not mean that equilibria are computable by Turing's operations, but that equilibrating can be so easily, reproducibly, and mindlessly accomplished that we grant it equal status with marking and moving slips of paper. My suspicion is that physics is easily rich enough so that E2 , the functions computable in principle given Turing's operations and equilibrating, include non This manuscript has circulated privately since 1982. Written September 19, 1982; reset May, 1994; typographical errors and misspellings corrected 2002. Minds and Machines 12: 519­520, 2002. © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. JON DOYLE recursive functions. For example, I think that chemistry may be rich enough that given a diophantine equation, we can recursively compute a molecular structure (teflon, DNA, proteins, etc.) that has a quantum level within some interval http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Minds and Machines Springer Journals

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