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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Wandering towards a goal by Aloysius Fred Kracklauer [refresh]
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Author Aloysius Fred Kracklauer wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 17:31 GMT
Essay Abstract

Abstract. Two points are engaged in this essay. One is that currently accepted physics theories contain obvious defects indicating that the state of the art is most probably insufficient to permit anything but tentative speculations on the truly fundamental questions; and two: At the current stage there is very little empirical evidence that random chance is inadequate to explain evolution or free will. Arguments for putative teleological agents are supported more by cultural environments than either empirical examination or logical reasoning. The future remains open, however!

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Physicist, retired, with a background of employment in both industry and government. Long standing interest in the foundations of Physics; circa 30 publications. Particular focus on the interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and on basis of the electromagnetic interaction.

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sherman loran jenkins wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 18:45 GMT
Great. Free will. Goals. Cabbages rolling on the floor etc. I love it.

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Richard David Stafford wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 20:57 GMT
I have apparently misunderstood the essay goal; "How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention?" I thought it was the consequences of those "mindless laws" which was at issue.

I read your essay and, to me, it seems to be an essay on the current state of wanderings in an out of accepted modern theory: i.e., "Current theories do not give a clear answer ..."

The current state of your comprehension "of fundamental material entities is inadequate" to the problem is probably the best analysis of your position.

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Héctor Daniel Gianni wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 19:10 GMT
Dear Aloysius Fred Kracklauer

I invite you and every physicist to read my work “TIME ORIGIN,DEFINITION AND EMPIRICAL MEANING FOR PHYSICISTS, Héctor Daniel Gianni ,I’m not a physicist.

How people interested in “Time” could feel about related things to the subject.

1) Intellectuals interested in Time issues usually have a nice and creative wander for the unknown.

2) They usually enjoy this wander of their searches around it.

3) For millenniums this wander has been shared by a lot of creative people around the world.

4) What if suddenly, something considered quasi impossible to be found or discovered such as “Time” definition and experimental meaning confronts them?

5) Their reaction would be like, something unbelievable,… a kind of disappointment, probably interpreted as a loss of wander…..

6) ….worst than that, if we say that what was found or discovered wasn’t a viable theory, but a proved fact.

7) Then it would become offensive to be part of the millenary problem solution, instead of being a reason for happiness and satisfaction.

8) The reader approach to the news would be paradoxically adverse.

9) Instead, I think it should be a nice welcome to discovery, to be received with opened arms and considered to be read with full attention.

11)Time “existence” is exclusive as a “measuring system”, its physical existence can’t be proved by science, as the “time system” is. Experimentally “time” is “movement”, we can prove that, showing that with clocks we measure “constant and uniform” movement and not “the so called Time”.

12)The original “time manuscript” has 23 pages, my manuscript in this contest has only 9 pages.

I share this brief with people interested in “time” and with physicists who have been in sore need of this issue for the last 50 or 60 years.

Héctor

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 12, 2017 @ 15:44 GMT
Dear Dr. Fred Kracklauer,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 10:39 GMT
Nice essay Prof Kracklauer,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent like you pointed out, “ observe a phenomena > propose an explanation > on the basis of the explanation project an unobserved consequence > experiment to observe the projected event or property > if not seen, propose an alternate explanation and repeat, If seen, i.e., verified, make a further projection and...

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Don Limuti wrote on Mar. 28, 2017 @ 00:15 GMT
Hi Aloysius,

Thanks for your essay. I particularly liked: "Can we nowadays exclude the possibility of a world covered with intelligent cabbages eternally philosophizing about the existence of bipedal, mobile beings fouling their own nest?"

I personally follow the lead of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy): The intelligent cabbages are in cahoots with intelligent mice.

I like your essay and will vote accordingly,

Thanks,

Don Limuti

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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 4, 2017 @ 14:28 GMT
Aloysius,

Good essay. In particular you identify symptoms of; "a defect in the core of the understanding of Quantum Mechanics." and that;

"Moreover, Quantum Mechanics in in conflict with Relativity Theory"

I hope you may read my essay which leads to identifying a clear defect apparently able to resolve the latter conflict.

I'd value your thoughts.

Best wishes

Peter

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 07:23 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use «spam».

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.

Sincerely,

Dizhechko Boris

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