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by wtf
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is This Enlightenment?
Replies: 45
Views: 3813

Re: Is This Enlightenment?

A monk in the Zen monastery heard that his best friend had achieved enlightenment. The monk excitedly went over to his friend and asked, What is it like to be enlightened? His newly-enlightened friend said: It's just as miserable as ever!
by wtf
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?

How about you? Do you find when your mind/brain is distracted or thinking about something else or relaxed, you think better? (I recall Henri Poincare saying that after thinking hard about a problem, he comes up with answers later on when his mind becomes preoccupied with something else or being rel...
by wtf
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

Moyo wrote:
wtf wrote:Yes, the primes are unevenly distributed
so we make them even and see what that will induce the naturals to look like or do.
All I can see is that the natural numbers look like products of primes! But we already know that.

Anyway let me know if you can develop your idea any further.
by wtf
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

You say you want to explain your idea better. To that end, I am replying. This is just a poorly thought out example of finding how the naturals will look like once we see them from the perspective of the prime axi's. My point was that it can be done. "It" can be done. What is "it?" This is the heart...
by wtf
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are there any limits to quantum algorithms?
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Are there any limits to quantum algorithms?

Scott Aaronson has extensively blogged and written articles about this. Here is a draft of what eventually became his Scientific American article on the subject. http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/limitsqc-draft.pdf Bottom line, yes there are limits, and quantum computing most likely doesn't buy ...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

Look at the above diagram. The red are in the space for the solution for F(p) where p = 11 ( i only put some of the numbers...it should infact be a cone with 11 at both ends and 1 at the fulcrum. Ok I looked back at your diagram. I agree you've showed the 2-lattice, which is my name for the 2D latt...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

I have to log off for now so I won't reply for a while. But your last post started to make some sense in some way. Let me think about this, draw some pictures of the prime lattice, apply some symmetry groups ... That would be interesting. You're trying to say that after permuting some subset of the ...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

I simply can't follow what you're saying. You have a mental picture in mind that you are not communicating, or that I'm failing to understand. I put three mirrors at 45 degree angles to each other. Simply not following. You have something in your mind but it it not being communicated to my mind. I d...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

There are two statements there .,..one i called statement 1 and the other statement 2. Is it really me? It's really you. I want you to explain what is the opposite of what, and why. I understand this much: * We have the prime counting function pi(x). * We have the "subtract 1" function F(n). * The ...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

Moyo wrote: What is the opposite of 1; 1. the number of primes less than a given natural number. is it not 2. the number of natural numbers below a given prime number. I post this for the third time. And it's still unclear. What is the "opposite of 1?" Define what you mean by that. If I ask a mathe...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

F(n) is the opposite but not the inverse of pi(x). What do you mean by that? In what way is F(n) the opposite of pi(x)? What is the opposite of, say, f(x) = x^2? What is the opposite of f(x) = e^x? What is the "opposite" of a function? How do you define that, and how would I be able to determine th...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

Not to confuse you more but before you reply the statements 1 and 2 above belong to a symmetry group "Symmetry group" is a technical term in math. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetry_group Is that what you mean? Or do you mean something different? that contains other statements that have the sam...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: After Reimann
Replies: 49
Views: 4165

Re: After Reimann

Please tell me what the opposite of this is 1. the number of primes less than a given natural number. is it not 2. the number of natural numbers below a given prime number. 2 can be expresseed this way F(p) = p -1. I.e. if you plugin a prime ..the value for the number of naturals below it will alwa...
by wtf
Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe a simulation?
Replies: 16
Views: 2104

Re: Is the universe a simulation?

I merely said that physics models the world as if it were a created entity instead of as one which is sufficient to its own existence. This is entirely due to the Newtonian assumption that physical reality is determined according to a suite of physical laws whose origins lie external to the univers...
by wtf
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What role should a doctor have in your healthcare?
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: What role should a doctor have in your healthcare?

henry quirk wrote:Never let them call the shots.
Haha. Pun intended?