Oracles

Computing, in its way, and science, in its broader way,
both involve the relation between what appears limited
and what appears not. Whether you believe in divinity
or not, and whether you believe that humanity contains
a spark of divinity or not, we have to acknowledge that
our powers as oracles are limited and, even if they were
not, problems of relative computability would still arise
in the striving of oracles to communicate with one another.

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2 Responses to Oracles

  1. I always loved the idea of an “Oracle.” Quite aside from the fact that I instantly hear the theme from the movie “The Hallelujah Trail,” I always flash on Syd Harris’ cartoon: http://star.psy.ohio-state.edu/coglab/Miracle.html

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