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by philosopher
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 88
Views: 1259

The problem with Conservatism

If Conservatives was kept in power in the 20th century without opposition and pressure from the left, things would look very different from the world we live in today: * Poor people would never get a vote. * Welfare benefits would not exist in any form, only labor camps for the poor and sick - workh...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we abolish Quantum Mechanics?
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Can we abolish Quantum Mechanics?

P.S. Why did you select that name for a title? I didn't see you arguing to abolish anything. Sorry about the title, but lack words to describe my idea. I feel it is best represented through pictures/graphics. I imagine it like hundreds upon thousands or millions (any number) of possible games of ch...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we abolish Quantum Mechanics?
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Can we abolish Quantum Mechanics?

What if the universe is really like a fixed set of all possible arrangements of all the particles in the entire universe, down to the planck scale/length/time/whatever the smallest unit? As an example, let's suppose we have a universe with just 3 particles, A, B and C. There are different ways to ar...
by philosopher
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 2962

Re: This is True Conservatism

Dachshund: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/02/the-unwelcome-revival-of-race-science Although race science has been repeatedly debunked by scholarly research, in recent years it has made a comeback. Many of the keenest promoters of race science today are stars of the “alt-right”, who like t...
by philosopher
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works

Proportional representation is even more undemocratic. You have people becoming MPs who might not have got a single vote, simply because they were high enough on the Party List or because their party reached the 5% threshold. It's a sitting duck for nutty extremists. It's also nororiously unstable....
by philosopher
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works

Proportional representation is even more undemocratic. You have people becoming MPs who might not have got a single vote, simply because they were high enough on the Party List or because their party reached the 5% threshold. It's a sitting duck for nutty extremists. It's also nororiously unstable....
by philosopher
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 2962

Re: This is True Conservatism

So what do you think is the reason for the strong correlation between blacks and homicide in the US. Why do they continue to blow each other away with guns at such a staggering rate relative to whites? What do you think is the reason for this black bloodbath, old sport ? Black people are more often...
by philosopher
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 2962

Re: This is True Conservatism

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/27/alabama-pregnant-woman-shot-manslaughter-charge-marshae-jones A pregnant women is jailed for having been shot so the fetus got killed... she didn't fire the gun, someone else committed the crime against her/the fetus. Yet, the woman is jailed. That's ...
by philosopher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 2962

Re: This is True Conservatism

That's Conservatism for you, right there! Conservatives are monsters. Here's the problem for that claim. "Conservative" is not a particular ideology, but rather an answer to the question, "How do things need to be changed?" Conservatism's answer is "Slowly and carefully, so as to preserve what we h...
by philosopher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

Again no, speeding up evolution is one part of it. To give some examples, enzymes in your body, and your ability to smell, are using quantum effects right now (the second one is questionable though). Or look up the European Robin if you want to see quantum entanglement exploited in a living body (p...
by philosopher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

Quantum Biology deals with how evolution works through quantum processes. Stuff that speeds up the evolution. Again no, speeding up evolution is one part of it. To give some examples, enzymes in your body, and your ability to smell, are using quantum effects right now (the second one is questionabl...
by philosopher
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

Ok, maybe it's not so beside the point. If (big if) there is something to things like twins feeling each other's emotions, or people sensing a loved one's death, then I think it probably works via all this "leaking out", degrees or remnants of entanglement even after "wavefunction collapse", reachi...
by philosopher
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

(*or more like in some form it "leaks out" into the surroundings, and we can't track it anymore, but that's beside the point) Ok, maybe it's not so beside the point. If (big if) there is something to things like twins feeling each other's emotions, or people sensing a loved one's death, then I thin...
by philosopher
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

"Is measurement/observation and the resulting collapse crucial to have obtained information about a particle's state of entanglement? Or can a particle's uncertainty somehow be measured without collapse?" Start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entanglement_witness You are going to have to build ...
by philosopher
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Entanglement and Information

I think it's because you would need to monitor the particle at the receiver end, in order to be able to determine the time of the collapse. However, monitoring it would also collapse it. Makes sense, as my question regarding the entanglement-information can really be boiled down to this: "Is measur...