Search FQXi


If you are aware of an interesting new academic paper (that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal or has appeared on the arXiv), a conference talk (at an official professional scientific meeting), an external blog post (by a professional scientist) or a news item (in the mainstream news media), which you think might make an interesting topic for an FQXi blog post, then please contact us at forums@fqxi.org with a link to the original source and a sentence about why you think that the work is worthy of discussion. Please note that we receive many such suggestions and while we endeavour to respond to them, we may not be able to reply to all suggestions.

Please also note that we do not accept unsolicited posts and we cannot review, or open new threads for, unsolicited articles or papers. Requests to review or post such materials will not be answered. If you have your own novel physics theory or model, which you would like to post for further discussion among then FQXi community, then please add them directly to the "Alternative Models of Reality" thread, or to the "Alternative Models of Cosmology" thread. Thank you.

Contests Home


Previous Contests

What Is “Fundamental”
October 28, 2017 to January 22, 2018
Sponsored by the Fetzer Franklin Fund and The Peter & Patricia Gruber Foundation
read/discusswinners

Wandering Towards a Goal
How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention?
December 2, 2016 to March 3, 2017
Contest Partner: The Peter and Patricia Gruber Fund.
read/discusswinners

Trick or Truth: The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics
Contest Partners: Nanotronics Imaging, The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, and The John Templeton Foundation
Media Partner: Scientific American

read/discusswinners

How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
January 9, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Contest Partners: Jaan Tallinn, The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, The John Templeton Foundation, and Scientific American
read/discusswinners

It From Bit or Bit From It
March 25 - June 28, 2013
Contest Partners: The Gruber Foundation, J. Templeton Foundation, and Scientific American
read/discusswinners

Questioning the Foundations
Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong?
May 24 - August 31, 2012
Contest Partners: The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, SubMeta, and Scientific American
read/discusswinners

Is Reality Digital or Analog?
November 2010 - February 2011
Contest Partners: The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation and Scientific American
read/discusswinners

What's Ultimately Possible in Physics?
May - October 2009
Contest Partners: Astrid and Bruce McWilliams
read/discusswinners

The Nature of Time
August - December 2008
read/discusswinners

Forum Home
Introduction
Terms of Use

Order posts by:
 chronological order
 most recent first

Posts by the author are highlighted in orange; posts by FQXi Members are highlighted in blue.

By using the FQXi Forum, you acknowledge reading and agree to abide by the Terms of Use

 RSS feed | RSS help
RECENT POSTS IN THIS TOPIC

Posrtegee Posrtegee: on 9/8/19 at 21:21pm UTC, wrote Nice post helps me alot thanks. 192.168.10.1

Farma Soxso: on 8/10/19 at 22:51pm UTC, wrote If you have exhausted all other password recovery options such as known...

Roger Fedrer: on 2/26/19 at 6:40am UTC, wrote Thanks, for sharing this I wanted to know that if I can also do it in the...

Roger Fedrer: on 2/19/19 at 13:39pm UTC, wrote Can I get free content from there? gpacalculator

Paige Mcgee: on 12/29/18 at 8:26am UTC, wrote Router Login

Paige Mcgee: on 12/29/18 at 8:23am UTC, wrote Routers Login is responsible for accessing both the Internet IP and other...

Brian Notary: on 11/22/18 at 2:30am UTC, wrote while mathematics requires that its propositions conform to pure logic,...

Joe Fisher: on 4/9/15 at 15:57pm UTC, wrote Dear Than, I think Newton was wrong about abstract gravity; Einstein was...


RECENT FORUM POSTS

Steve Agnew: "There are some questions that do not seem to have answers in the classical..." in Schrödinger’s Zombie:...

Steve Agnew: "Yes, there are two very different narratives. The classical narrative works..." in Schrödinger’s Zombie:...

Joe Fisher: "Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar piece of..." in First Things First: The...

Steve Dufourny: "lol no indeed it is not a lot,like I said I liked your general ideas.I have..." in The Demon in the Machine...

Steve Agnew: "There are three assumptions...is that a lot? The aether particle mass, the..." in The Demon in the Machine...

Steve Dufourny: "Joe,so lol you speak to God or it has send you this information lol ?..." in First Things First: The...


RECENT ARTICLES
click titles to read articles

First Things First: The Physics of Causality
Why do we remember the past and not the future? Untangling the connections between cause and effect, choice, and entropy.

Can Time Be Saved From Physics?
Philosophers, physicists and neuroscientists discuss how our sense of time’s flow might arise through our interactions with external stimuli—despite suggestions from Einstein's relativity that our perception of the passage of time is an illusion.

Thermo-Demonics
A devilish new framework of thermodynamics that focuses on how we observe information could help illuminate our understanding of probability and rewrite quantum theory.

Gravity's Residue
An unusual approach to unifying the laws of physics could solve Hawking's black-hole information paradox—and its predicted gravitational "memory effect" could be picked up by LIGO.

Could Mind Forge the Universe?
Objective reality, and the laws of physics themselves, emerge from our observations, according to a new framework that turns what we think of as fundamental on its head.


FQXi FORUM
October 13, 2019

CATEGORY: Trick or Truth Essay Contest (2015) [back]
TOPIC: Analogical Engine Redux: Mathematics and Physics by Than Tin [refresh]
Bookmark and Share
Login or create account to post reply or comment.

Author Than Tin wrote on Mar. 11, 2015 @ 13:10 GMT
Essay Abstract

I do not notice the word “paradox” in Wigner’s essay, but central theme of the essay has paradox written all over it. To see, try substituting the word “unreasonable” with the word “random”, and then the word “effectiveness” with the word “nonrandom,” and voila we shall have a new paradox: random-nonrandom. I am going to discuss Wigner’s paradox within the framework of the thesis that Nature is “Analogical.”

Author Bio

Than Tin is a graduate of science and technology and a student of all things cognitive.

Download Essay PDF File

Bookmark and Share



Edwin Eugene Klingman wrote on Mar. 13, 2015 @ 19:15 GMT
Dear Than Tin,

Yours is a very powerful essay, beginning with your examples illustrating the importance of duals, followed by instances of use of these duals in analogy. It certainly captures the essence of the way we think, which you summarize as figure/background.

You analyze energy costs of the separation process and seem to conclude that zero energy would make the world chaotic and magical. On the other hand, some feel (as I do) that the 'Big Bang' was a zero cost event with the kinetic (positive) energy of the out-flowing substance exactly equal to the (negative) gravitational binding energy of the whole. You discuss the balance Nature must make. There is one problem with viewing Planck's constant as minimum energy. It is not energy, but action, which is (energy) x (time). That is a very big difference, and if you spend time thinking about it you may find it is even better at balancing the "freedom versus determinism" and taming the chaos. In other words I think it supports your argument.

You note the different formulations and interpretations of quantum theory, specifically concerning its wave-particle nature and entanglement. I have addressed the wave-particle nature in an earlier FQXi essay, and attempt to shed light on entanglement in my current essay, which I hope you will read and comment upon.

I very much applaud your approach to grasping the whole.

Best wishes,

Edwin Eugene Klingman

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 23, 2015 @ 16:08 GMT
Dear Mr. Tin,

I mean no disrespect to you or your essay. I disagree with your comment that nobody has access to the correct assessment of reality for the following real reason:

Do let me know what you think about this: This is my single unified theorem of how the real Universe is occurring: Newton was wrong about abstract gravity; Einstein was wrong about abstract space/time, and...

view entire post


Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate

Author Than Tin replied on Mar. 23, 2015 @ 23:54 GMT
Dear Joe:

Thanks for reading my essay.

I believe that we have no direct access to reality, only an indirect one through the creativity of our minds.

We build models of reality, and hope that our models behave in some fashion with a certain degree of verisimilitude to the reality of which we are apart.

Science and mysticism has been the main modes we use to approach reality since time immemorial, and so far we found science to be more reliable and productive.

I believe science to be an excellent tool for accessing reality.

Best regards,

Than Tin

Bookmark and Share


Joe Fisher replied on Mar. 24, 2015 @ 14:14 GMT
Dear Than Tin,

You can do nothing else but access reality. You can only see. hear, touch, taste and feel real things.

Joe Fisher

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate

Author Than Tin replied on Mar. 24, 2015 @ 18:42 GMT
Hi Joe:

We may be talking about “apples” and “oranges”: the reality you are talking about is a classical reality, which you can actually “see, hear, touch …”.

However, I am talking about a non-classical reality of quantum phenomena, which we can’t see, hear, touch … and therefore to access it, we are bound to use indirect means.

Anyway, I think we’re talking metaphysics that never seem to halt.

Than Tin

Bookmark and Share



Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 9, 2015 @ 15:57 GMT
Dear Than,

I think Newton was wrong about abstract gravity; Einstein was wrong about abstract space/time, and Hawking was wrong about the explosive capability of NOTHING.

All I ask is that you give my essay WHY THE REAL UNIVERSE IS NOT MATHEMATICAL a fair reading and that you allow me to answer any objections you may leave in my comment box about it.

Joe Fisher

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Brian Notary wrote on Nov. 22, 2018 @ 02:30 GMT
while mathematics requires that its propositions conform to pure logic, empirical science requires in addition that its propositions conform to empirical data. 192.168.0.1 “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Paige Mcgee wrote on Dec. 29, 2018 @ 08:23 GMT
Routers Login is responsible for accessing both the Internet IP and other networks. It makes communication between networks easy. What do you think about this please comment your opinion.

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate

Paige Mcgee replied on Dec. 29, 2018 @ 08:26 GMT
Router Login

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate

Farma Soxso replied on Aug. 10, 2019 @ 22:51 GMT
If you have exhausted all other password recovery options such as known router passwords and common password lists then it's time to fire up the Advanced Password Generator. This should really be a last option because password router 192.168.1.1 admin passwords lists are so effective at logging in to many routers.

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Roger Fedrer Fedrer wrote on Feb. 19, 2019 @ 13:39 GMT
Can I get free content from there?

gpacalculator

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Posrtegee Posrtegee Posrtegee wrote on Sep. 8, 2019 @ 21:21 GMT
Nice post helps me alot thanks.

192.168.10.1

Bookmark and Share
report post as inappropriate


Login or create account to post reply or comment.

Please enter your e-mail address:
Note: Joining the FQXi mailing list does not give you a login account or constitute membership in the organization.