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by Noax
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Entanglement and Information
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Entanglement and Information

Entanglement says that two particles can have their spin properties shared, so when one measures the other, it changes the other in an instant (faster than light). This is a misrepresentation. If both are measured, the measurements will be correlated. So if the spin of both is measured in exactly t...
by Noax
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!

The argument is that you don't freely choose your 'wants'. They are completely the result of "purely physical (as opposed to metaphysical) causes and prior states of the world". You have no choice in what you want. Therefore thinking that you are doing what you want is part of the illusion. That is...
by Noax
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!

One example, and perhaps the most convincing example, of psychologists, including neuroscientists, actually concluding from their research that a standard mental event is best understood as, literally, an illusion that people have is the frequent scientific conclusion that our belief that we have f...
by Noax
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Can the universe think?

philosopher wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 pm
It's only there for some other reason, like the rock in the person's hands. The person still thinks no matter what.
I didn't see the question answered. Does the rock-person system (the system, not the person) think, or does that system only contain something that thinks?
by Noax
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Can the universe think?

It is untrue. Nothing physical, "creates," consciousness. How do you know this? You commit the very same fallacy of which you are accusing others. The brain consists of neurons communicating with each other through electrical and chemical signals, creating consciousness and thoughts. But we don't s...
by Noax
Sun May 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?
Replies: 91
Views: 2681

Re: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?

You didn't understand the question. And then, tell me why [clocks] should remain synchronised at all if time doesn't exist. I overcomplicate things I think. It is quite simple. P1: Two clocks are in sync. P2: Time does not exist So far so good. Nothing inconsistent. P3: The clocks are not in sync. ...
by Noax
Sun May 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?
Replies: 91
Views: 2681

Re: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?

I didn't assume that the two clocks be separated, that one should travel and not the other, or that they should travel different routes. You didn't say otherwise, so I'm glad you clarified. And then, tell me why they should remain synchronised at all if time doesn't exist. I didn't answer the quest...
by Noax
Sat May 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?
Replies: 91
Views: 2681

Re: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?

The question is rather simple: If time doesn't exist, then what keeps two clocks, that have been properly synchronised at some point, synchronised over any period of time? For one, two clocks have no reason to stay synchronized any more two cars log different distance to grandma's house if they tak...
by Noax
Fri May 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?
Replies: 91
Views: 2681

Re: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?

So, why do they stay so synchronised if time doesn't exist? EB Time seems to exist in the same way that space does. Not saying that either exists or not, just that if one does, so does the other. Two clocks measuring the same thing tend to thus give the same result, sort of like a measure of the le...
by Noax
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Beyond Life
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Beyond Life

We may well be approaching the time when robots will be walking the earth and it will be impossible to decide, at least externally, whether they are sapient beings or biological constructions. Depends who's doing the deciding. Will we the have to assume they are ‘alive’. Or, beyond that, they are s...
by Noax
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 4463

Re: Double Slit Experiment

I think 100 dots is plenty to show such a pattern. 10? Probably not. The wiki page on the double slit experiment actually has output of about 10, 100, 1000, maybe 2000 and 4000 from the looks of it. The 100 plot is not enough. 500 should do I think. You could probably do it with one lab, but change...
by Noax
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 4463

Re: Double Slit Experiment

Please remember though that my interpretation is a totally deterministic non QM one where the first particle will always go straight on because there is nothing to interfere with yet. Well that throws it out the window right away. If you predict the first particle always goes straight, you only nee...
by Noax
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 4463

Re: Double Slit Experiment

Yes, Atla in my explanation the particles do not interact with each other, at least not directly. That is correct. They only interact with (and are guided by) the waves generated by previous particles. They can only be said to interact with each other very indirectly via the waves they form. One pa...
by Noax
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 4463

Re: Double Slit Experiment

And you can always trust PBS Space Time, because PBS Space Time is, although slightly popular science, in the more serious business of popular science. It explains what actually happens, it is non-fiction, serious and trustworthy. If it says what you say here in this post, it is doing metaphysics, ...
by Noax
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant

Thanks, Noax, for seeing my point. We believe there would be no structure; much like there is no structure in the overwhelming majority of our universe that we know of, that results in movement forms based on the complexity of chemical structures. What? There is structure everywhere in this univers...