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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Wandering Towards a Goal: All approaches to aims and intentions are mindful by Joachim J. Włodarz [refresh]
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Author Joachim J. Wlodarz wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 16:35 GMT
Essay Abstract

In this short essay it is argued that approaches to formalize goals, aims and intentions are inherently mindful.

Author Bio

The Author got his PhD in 1991 from the University of Silesia, Poland. He is appointed since 2003 as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry the same Alma Mater, and works also closely with the Computer Science Group at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

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Héctor Daniel Gianni wrote on Mar. 12, 2017 @ 23:20 GMT

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.


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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 16:17 GMT
Dear Dr Joachim J. Włodarz,

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. 16, 2017 @ 09:03 GMT
Nice essay Joachim J. Wlodarz,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent for eg…

Intention is a willingness or commitment to perform a definite action in the closest future, usually aimed also at some goal. In the simplest model approach such “aimed intentions” could be represented by a “force” acting on an object (a “particle”), changing its state accordingly...

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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 1, 2017 @ 17:41 GMT

I agree your proposition and found your justification interesting. The essay so far is it went was better written than many and well structured, but I'd have liked to have seen further explanation and justification of the position.

Do you think a more direct and physical derivation and 'architecture' may exist to explain the small scale mechanistic details?

(My essay suggests it does).

Very best.


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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 04:53 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.


Dizhechko Boris

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 23:07 GMT
Hi Joachim, is something produced through a mindful process mindful? I would say, as I see it, no. The mathematics has no mind /awareness of what it does and so is (itself) mindless. I think this is a linguistic rather than philosophical issue. At the end you describe forces perceived as intention, and the outcome of those forces acting as a goal. Which raises the question -does the consideration of something to be mindful make it so? As I see it, the mathematics describing those forces (and the forces themselves) are unaffected by how the external observer perceives what is happening and so it is still unthinking/ mindless. It is merely functioning and producing an outcome, now, without prior decision making about the future to be. I hope you find my comment food for thought, as it is intended. Kind regards Georgina

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