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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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Bohemian Reality: Searching for a Quantum Connection to Consciousness
Is there are sweet spot where artificial intelligence systems could have the maximum amount of consciousness while retaining powerful quantum properties?

Quantum Replicants: Should future androids dream of quantum sheep?
To build the ultimate artificial mimics of real life systems, we may need to use quantum memory.

Painting a QBist Picture of Reality
A radical interpretation of physics makes quantum theory more personal.

The Spacetime Revolutionary
Carlo Rovelli describes how black holes may transition to "white holes," according to loop quantum gravity, a radical rewrite of fundamental physics.

Riding the Rogue Quantum Waves
Could giant sea swells help explain how the macroscopic world emerges from the quantum microworld? (Image credit: MIT News)

March 25, 2017

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Dirty Secrets of Quantum Foundations
Quantum physicist Matt Leifer reveals the dirty secrets of quantum foundations: the Copenhagen Interpretation does not exist and Copenhagen-like interpretations are as crazy as invoking parallel universes. From the 5th International FQXi meeting.
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If we analyse the BHs we see that they have been created without a real electromagnetism evolution.They were present at the instant near 0 of the Hypothetical Big Bang.For the balance with all the galaxies of our universe we see that we need BH and dark matter to explain the .big structure of our universe and its galaxies.Without this equilibrium, we have not an universe.We need newtonian causes and the proportions appear.Let's take th cosmic microwaves background....we see easily that it lacks...

You know when we see the galaxis and their newtonian motions, we can calaculate the mass.It is what Zwicki has made.You can see easily that this matter not baryonic is necessary to link these stars around this supermassive BH.If it is balanced, there are reasons, if not we d have simply a chaotical motion for these galaxies.This dark matter is considered like a real parameter when we see the whole.The cause are not electromagnetic ,it seems evident.Now if people and teams prefer to find the...

Hi Mr Agnew, Ask to zwicki and analysees well this matter not baryonic implyig an effect on galaxies,now insert a sphere of dark matter fromthe supermassive BH and see this sphere encircling the galaxy, you see the equilibrium ? Gravity and dark matter have nothing to do with our electromagnetic forces.But I respect your works.Tell it to your friends of the table.

Now be frank, the mainstream fictions like tou say ,wowwww I see an ocean of irrational sciences me.And I know sciences ,I...

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