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February 10, 2013 in Uncategorized by Timbuk3 | 5 comments
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Uniformityville_horror on February 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm
I am sorry. I have only read half of this book.
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Timbuk3 on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm
Book looks interesting. I don’t recall, though, any instance where “Einstein said that time is an illusion”. Could be true. I just don’t remember it.
Entropy seems to dictate that time can only run forward. I learned not to argue with thermodynamics. You never win. Things will ALWAYS become more disordered. Stack 27 marbles in the corner of a shoebox, in a perfect cube, then wait 100 years. Or a thousand. Or a bazillion. The non-zero probability is that they won’t remain in a perfect cube.
A different way to say it is, toss 27 marbles into a shoebox and wait 100, 1,000, 1 x 10 to the ridiculous years and see if they’ve ORGANIZED themselves into a cube. Nothing’s impossible, but I’d bet on you being disappointed if you guessed “perfect cube”, and I’d win WAY more than I lost if we used a buttload of shoeboxes.
Of course, Einstein was never much for QM, either, saying “God doesn’t play dice with the Universe”. But, she does. She just rolls them bones at a size-scale we can never see, because of the wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Kind regards, Timb.
Uniformityville_horror on February 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm
I am not gonna argue with the laws of thermodynamics. I am going to let Ilya do it for me. He knows more, far more.
Einstein predicted he would eventually be overturned. And it is happening now.
What about Schroedinger’s pretty little kitty? Can it be in two states at the same time, or is there no state, or which state will it be in before you open the box? Don’t let your answer be, don’t open the box.
Tim we are just now emerging from the dark ages. Allow some scientific changes, will ya?
No matter how much I tried, and how many times I would try to assimilate a specific paragraph, I didn’t get a lot out of the first half. But it did leave me with more questions than answers.
I think you better be ready for some new physics. We all better be ready for it. We are birthing children now who have lived their entire lives in the digital age, with instant communication. That entails an entire change in the use of their brains, image-based. They are really going to break new ground.
Goodwill to you as well. Tim, I am not crazy. I am just wide-open.
Off to watch chapter 4 of House Of Cards.
Timbuk3 on February 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm
“Allow some scientific changes, will ya?
This is something I think very few people understand; if I wasn’t open to changes, I wouldn’t be a scientist.
I think you better be ready for some new physics.
I think the discovery of the Higg’s boson is huge, because it implies proof of the Higg’s field (although that field is not observed, yet.)
Probably my most revolutionary theory, which a I lack the math to form a probable postulate, is that a similar “field” to that of the Higgs would be useful to unify the wave and particle aspects of matter.
Think about it. If all particles are “built” to interact with “a field”, that we can’t see, it would go a long way towards explaining “dark matter” and “dark energy”.
An example would be the photon (a particle) interacting with “the light field” (thus causing a wave).
I’ll never forget ordering an article from around 1908 for my thesis defense of a new way of using evanescent waves to measure glutamate at neurons. When I finally received the paper, they were matter-of-factly talking about “the ether”. Needless to say, I didn’t use the long-discredited theory in my thesis defense.
Things change in science, mostly due to better (more clever) ways of observing things. We build better detectors, and find better ways to use them.
But I’ll never let “faith” displace observation as a way to view reality.
Warm regards, Timb.
Uniformityville_horror on February 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm
WOW, sure don’t like the ending!!
And what about the observer influencing the experiment?
Finished the first season of House of Cards, Netflix’s only film production so far. Recommended. You can get a month free of Netflix just to watch it. If you cannot get the entire month, I will tell you how to get it. Don’t do it until you can get that month.
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