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(Scientific American)   Today in "put down the bong, subby" - quantum monism could (inhale gurgle gurgle) save the soul of physics   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Quantum mechanics, Multiverse, Physics, Many-worlds interpretation, quantum mechanics, Fundamental physics, Multiverse proponents, quantum monism  
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456 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Mar 2019 at 6:46 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-13 05:37:28 PM  
Is this a bookmark?
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2019-03-13 07:22:19 PM  
Quantum Onanism? Is that where it's so small that.... um, never mind.
 
2019-03-13 07:29:11 PM  
What, like Leibniz's monads?
 
2019-03-13 07:57:55 PM  
Entanglement, how does it work?
 
2019-03-13 08:03:10 PM  
Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

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2019-03-13 08:11:43 PM  

Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

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No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.
 
2019-03-13 08:16:24 PM  
One modern example: the laws of physics appear to be finely tuned to permit the existence of intelligent beings who can discover those laws-a coincidence that demands explanation.

Stopped reading there.

No, no it doesn't demand an explanation... because it's not a coincidence: If the laws of physics didn't permit the existence of intelligent beings, we wouldn't be here discussing it. All possible universes where it is not possible for intelligent beings to evolve necessary do not contain intelligent beings.
=Smidge=
 
2019-03-13 08:20:33 PM  

Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

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No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.


Only happening when I'm on wifi. At&t must be MITM-ing me and injecting ads.
 
2019-03-13 08:21:10 PM  

Smidge204: All possible universes where it is not possible for intelligent beings to evolve necessary do not contain intelligent beings.


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Which is good... because that's how it works.

It's not really surprising we're conscious. The conditions were right, and we popped up. That's how it works. That's the only way it works. Also, I'm out of pot at the moment.
 
2019-03-13 08:22:16 PM  

Mr Tarantula: Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

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No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.

Only happening when I'm on wifi. At&t must be MITM-ing me and injecting ads.


Sometimes I work customer support. Let me see if I can help...

Here's what I want you to do, move to a slightly different universe, and reboot. That should take care of this problem.
 
2019-03-13 08:39:19 PM  

Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.

Only happening when I'm on wifi. At&t must be MITM-ing me and injecting ads.

Sometimes I work customer support. Let me see if I can help...

Here's what I want you to do, move to a slightly different universe, and reboot. That should take care of this problem.


I would say reboot your existence and low level format the soul. Then, if the problem goes away we can rule out a hardware failure, and restore his existence from backup.

Or failing a backup, reformat the soul back to the factory state and re-live his/her existence by selecting the same choices as before when fate presents them.

(Which is honestly on par with what a dell service tech wanted me to do with a production terabyte array back when restoring a terabyte was about a week of feeding a robot tapes.)
 
2019-03-13 08:42:46 PM  

Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.

Only happening when I'm on wifi. At&t must be MITM-ing me and injecting ads.

Sometimes I work customer support. Let me see if I can help...

Here's what I want you to do, move to a slightly different universe, and reboot. That should take care of this problem.


I forgot, I didn't hard power this universe, give me one second... Ok, I'm at the big omnidimensional wire, over by the time knife. There's a big sign that says DO NOT UNPLUG in every language in the 'verse. Gonna ignore that. Now, I just have to unplu
 
2019-03-13 08:56:20 PM  

Mr Tarantula: Destructor: Mr Tarantula: Not to threadjack, but is anybody else getting these ads on mobile all of a sudden?

[img.fark.net image 422x750]

No. But I'm not using mobile in this universe.

Only happening when I'm on wifi. At&t must be MITM-ing me and injecting ads.


It's happening to me too, and I don't have at&t. I guess Fark just really wants to be added to my adblock list. I had left it unblocked since the ads were pretty unobtrusive, but no, fark that pop-up/under bullshiat. fark it right in the ear.
 
2019-03-13 09:17:39 PM  
TL;DR: If all possibilities are realized in the quantum multiverse, then there's no reason to study anything because any result you get is purely coincidence. Quantum Monism: Don't worry, we'll just expand what we mean by 'universe' to mean 'multiverse', call it a unified quantum whole, and then we can study that instead. Of course we're still limited to our little patch, but we can now imagine that instead of simple coincidence, the constants of reality can tell us more about the larger whole instead of just our bit.
 
2019-03-13 10:17:39 PM  
Its gurgle gurgle inhale subby. Stop drinkin the bong water.
 
2019-03-14 03:41:01 AM  

Smidge204: One modern example: the laws of physics appear to be finely tuned to permit the existence of intelligent beings who can discover those laws-a coincidence that demands explanation.

Stopped reading there.

No, no it doesn't demand an explanation... because it's not a coincidence: If the laws of physics didn't permit the existence of intelligent beings, we wouldn't be here discussing it. All possible universes where it is not possible for intelligent beings to evolve necessary do not contain intelligent beings.
=Smidge=


Anthropic Principle
 
2019-03-14 01:23:07 PM  
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2019-03-14 01:26:42 PM  

el_pilgrim: Its gurgle gurgle inhale subby. Stop drinkin the bong water.


How can the gurgle take place before the inhale? Have you been on Willie's tour bus again?
 
2019-03-14 01:42:20 PM  

Gulper Eel: el_pilgrim: Its gurgle gurgle inhale subby. Stop drinkin the bong water.

How can the gurgle take place before the inhale? Have you been on Willie's tour bus again?


Gurgle gurgle fills the chamber through the water, then you remove the stem and inhale.
Why do i even remember this or care enough to correct ppl lol
 
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