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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 September 2007 08:01PM

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Comment author: michael_vassar3 04 September 2007 01:50:46AM 9 points [-]

You know, modern computer science gives us lots of examples of questions that we can't ever know the answer to even though they have mundane answers. These could require halting oracles to answer, but could also simply need physically unrealizable computing power due to their complexity class. Maybe science ends when the next step in the causal chain is simply provably not answerable with realistic resources.