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TOPIC: Does the Moon exist only when someone is looking at it? by Daegene Song [refresh]
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Daegene Song wrote on Jul. 22, 2014 @ 21:59 GMT
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“Einstein once asked his young friend Abraham Pais if the Moon existed only when someone was looking at it. Does the Moon, indeed, exist only when I observe it? If we assume that the Moon obeys quantum theory and the unique property of consciousness, as strange and counter-intuitive as it may seem, the Moon may not exist in separate from my own existence.”(“Einstein's Moon")

Video Creator Bio

Since 2006, Dr. Song has mainly worked on developing the subjective universe paradigm by working on things such as the non-computability of consciousness, the P versus NP problem, the black hole information problem, quantum foundations, and vacuum energy. On the teaching side, Dr. Song has been involved in various projects applying mathematical/numerical methods in the arts and humanities (Digital Humanities) with his students. http://www.subjectiveuniverse.org

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Florin Moldoveanu wrote on Jul. 31, 2014 @ 03:00 GMT
Got the idea, but the talk was too long, the words should not be broken at the end of a line in a slide presentation, and there was way too much wishful thinking and handwaving.

What is the wavefunction of the universe? Nobody knows.

What is consciousness? Nobody can define it precisely.

Good try. Much more rigorous math is needed for this to be remotely taken seriously.

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