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Peter Morgan wrote on Aug. 31, 2018 @ 23:30 GMT
"Once you start thinking of an agent as a quantum system in his or her own right, says Renner, things get complicated." The initial conditions get complicated, but the equations of motion might and presumably will still be simple, as they are in classical physics. Planck's constant, that Lorentz invariant scale of action, is still the one that rules them all when it comes to measurement incompatibility and quantum fluctuations, come whatever else may.

I look forward to them finding ways to finesse that, as if to make Planck's constant locally look as if it's smaller, even while in principle it's still a universal constant.

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 1, 2018 @ 12:52 GMT
VISIBLE reality am not a theory. The real VISIBLE earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before any theoretical physicists ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing their unnatural silly guesswork concerning abstract observers of some imaginary cat that could have been affected by some sort of burst of temporary finite invisible quantum particles. All real observers have always seen the real VISIBLE surface of every real cat they have ever seen and they have been able to deduce that the real VISIBLE surface of the cat that did not move was a pretty convincing clue that it would be a real dead cat.

This logically means that it was Nature that designed the only single structure of the real VISIBLE Universe allowable. There must have only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Finite Time cannot exist in ETERNITY. Finite distance cannot be measured infinitely.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Robert H McEachern wrote on Sep. 1, 2018 @ 23:05 GMT
"One of the foundational insights of quantum theory is that, just by observing a system, you change it."

That is not an insight. It is a delusion. Like the famous cat, a coin is neither heads nor tails, until some observer decides to "call it", but that act of observation did not change the state of the coin - it does not collapse into a one-side coin. The observation merely changed the observer's mental state that models the coin, not the coin itself.

Rob McEachern

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Joe William Fisher replied on Sep. 2, 2018 @ 12:40 GMT
Dear Robert H McEachern,

The August 31, 2018, article Dissolving Quantum Paradoxes written by Kate Becker that was published by FQXI.org, contains this utterly incomprehensible statement:

“One way to interpret this is that the observation caused the cat’s wavefunction—the mathematical expression of the cat’s possible states and how likely they are—to "collapse" into a single outcome. But today many theorists favor a different way of thinking, called the "many worlds" interpretation. In this view of things, observing the cat makes reality branch into two separate but equally valid realities. In one, the cat lives; in the other, it dies.”

NATURAL VISIBLE REALITY am not a stupid humanly contrived theory. Nature only ever provided one VISIBLE reality. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring ETERNALLY in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Georgina Woodward replied on Sep. 4, 2018 @ 06:44 GMT
Linguistically, live and dead cat are both the cat object. The live cat though has functioning aerobic respiration and many processes occurring in the body that rely upon that biochemistry. The dead cat is not respiring. Many processes are not functioning because of that and other biochemistry such as autolysis, the break down of cells, is happening. The live and dead cat are not the same object if the biochemistry is considered. Linguistically, broken and intact poison flask are both flask object. Their topology is very different though. Shards of glass are different objects to the intact flask if topology is considered, Linguistically, decayed and non decayed radioactive particle are both the particle. However if an alpha or beta particle is lost they are not the same object anymore. Different objects can't be in a state of superposition, only different states that might be observed pertaining to the same object. So the thought experiment is not a good analogy.

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Anonymous replied on Sep. 4, 2018 @ 15:09 GMT
Dear Georgina Woodward,

Natural VISIBLE reality am not a humanly contrived imaginary abstract thought process. Please do try to understand that Nature provided one VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light BEFORE you published your finite guesswork statement at this site.

A real live cat and a real dead cat will always have a real VISIBLE surface. All real cells will always have a real VISIBLE surface. There has never been any invisible finite “processes.” Every real intact poison flask has always had a real VISIBLE surface. Every real shard of every real shattered poison flask has always had a real VISIBLE surface. Invisible quantum particles have never existed. All the lying CERN scientists have ever accomplished am to present a computer enhanced cartoon of supposedly small green finite shaped rectangles representing live quantum particles colliding and turning into smaller yellow rectangles representing decayed quantum particles. Their ridiculous search for the invisible Higgs Boson that supposedly has the least finite amount of mass am insane. Different abstract objects have different abstract finite amounts of invisible “mass.” ALL REAL OBJECTS ETERNALLY SHARE ONE VISIBLE INFINITE SURFACE THAT AM ALWAYS MOSTLY ILLUMINATED BY FINITE NON-SURFACE LIGHT.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Anonymous wrote on Sep. 4, 2018 @ 21:25 GMT
Infinitely trolling with a shallow running crank bait is what's visible.

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 9, 2018 @ 14:44 GMT
Theoretical physics am unnatural human guesswork. Although there are many human theories concerning the apparent finite structure of the universe and its finite duration offered by many theoretical physicists in many languages, there am only one real NATURAL VISIBLE REALITY. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light. Every common cockroach knows that it shares its VISIBLE surface with the VISIBLE surface that surrounds it.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 17, 2018 @ 14:26 GMT
Dear Loyal Reality Followers,

The September 14, 2018 Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this ridiculous statement:

“Stanford University has released a five-part series that outlines the ways that theoretical physicists at Stanford University have contributed to the development of the String Theory Landscape. The series includes profiles of Closer To Truth contributors Leonard Susskind, Andrei Linde, and Alan Guth.”

Naturally, I posted this sagacious comment at the website:

Provable fact: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before any Stanford University theoretical physicists ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing their utterly unnatural silly guesswork about invisible finite imaginary universes. Multiple universes would require multiple realities.

It logically follows that NATURE must have devised the only physical structure of the real Universe allowable. There must only ever have been one REAL unified infinite VISIBLE surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, The Lone Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 18, 2018 @ 13:55 GMT
Dear Potential Realists,

Yesterday’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this ridiculous statement:

“Could information be the stuff of which everything is made? Information seems so abstract, not a substance or a thing, so how could it be the building blocks of reality? There are ways and reasons how information can literally be reality, some scientists claim, and their ideas are revolutionary. Cosmologist and professor Sean M. Carroll provides his perspective on our featured topic of the week in this interview.”

I have posted this comment at the website:

Unnatural humanly contrived information has absolutely nothing to do with realty. There are many types of humanly devised finite information. There am only one VISIBLE reality. INDISPUTABLE FACT: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Professor Sean M. Carroll appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural silly guesswork concerning invisible quantum particles.

Logically, NATURE must have devised the only real physical structure of the Universe allowable. There must only have ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 20, 2018 @ 14:59 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this preposterous statement:

“Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, and refers to himself as a “quantum mechanic”. In this interview, Lloyd makes the claim that the universe is a computer. He argues that the statement is a mathematical theorem, not a metaphor. Do you agree?”

I sensibly left this comment at the website:

There are many different types of computers. They all have one thing in common. Every real computer has a real VISIBLE surface. Every real computer programmer has a real VISIBLE surface. The only indisputable fact you ever need to know am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Lloyd ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural silly guesswork concerning some sort of finite imaginary universe.

There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 21, 2018 @ 15:17 GMT
Dear Reality Brethren,

Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this codswallop assertion:

“Is it possible to believe that information is the ultimate reality when one believes in God? Don Page is a quantum physicist who believes in God. In this interview, he discusses his belief that God is the ultimate source of reality. He mentions that our conscious perceptions are more important than information, but information is a useful way of talking about the universe.”

Fortunately, for sensible folk’s sake, I left this comment at the website:

Humanly contrived finite information has absolutely nothing to do with reality. There are many levels of information about many invisible Gods, there has to be only one provable reality. Indisputable fact: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Don Page ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural inane guesswork concerning an invisible God’s effect on a finite imaginary universe.

Obviously, NATURE must have devised the only real physical structure of the Universe allowable. There must only ever have been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Truth will set you free,

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 24, 2018 @ 20:39 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar assertion:

“What do we know and how do we know it? What is knowledge? What is belief? How is belief justified? What justifies us in believing what we believe? Andy Clark is a professor of philosophy and Chair in Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In this interview, he discusses the implication for knowledge and how we have it.”

Fortunately for Closer to Truth Facebook page readers, I left this sensible comment at the website:

Humanly contrived guesswork about whether some professors could be more capable of guessing what human knowledge might be than human dustmen are, has absolutely nothing to do with reality.

Indisputable fact: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Andy Clark ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural pretentious guesswork concerning abstract human knowledge that am rationed out to humans through invisible individual consciousness.

Logically, NATURE must have devised the only real physical structure of the real Universe obtainable. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light .

NATURE provided the only reality that could easily be handled by every insect, fish, fowl, and every animal except man. Man has only provided scientific, religious, philosophical, and political codswallop.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Sep. 27, 2018 @ 15:30 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar assertion:

“Meghan Sullivan is a Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame. In this interview, she lends her thoughts on epistemology through a philosophical lens. She states that she is starting to take skepticism more seriously, but says that going “full Cartesian” may not be a practical way to live your life.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website:

The only condition every human being ever born will “know” am how to behave unnaturally. The more “knowledge” any human claims to have, the more unnaturally that person will behave. There has only ever been one indisputable fact: the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Meghan Sullivan ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her utterly unnatural guesswork concerning finite invisible abstractions.

Obviously, NATURE must have devised the only real physical structure of the Universe allowable.. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light .

Humans do not have a natural habitat. They spend most of their time unnaturally sitting in unnatural cubes unnaturally thinking about what other humans might unnaturally be thinking about them.

Joe Fisher, Realist Extraordinary

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 2, 2018 @ 17:49 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar assertion:

“Religion without God? Most people believe that God exists and religion is God's revelation. But some say religion, particularly the organization of religion into institutions, needs nothing supernatural to begin, develop and multiply. In other words, religion without God can flourish because personal psychology and group sociology drive religion. Dr Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. Her research interests include evolutionary theory, consciousness, memes (not the kind you find on the internet), and meditation. In this interview, Dr. Blackmore provides her perspective on the topic of religion explained without God.”

I thoughtfully posted this sensible comment at the website:

There am many versions of Religion. There am only one reality. That one reality has only one visible structure. That reality has only one indisputable real fact. The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Susan Blackmore appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her religious guesswork. Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only REAL Universe allowable. There has only ever been one REAL unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 4, 2018 @ 14:45 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook Page contains this outlandish announcement:

“Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England. In this interview, Mark probes the question of what religion is even with no God.”

I immediately posted this corrective comment:

There am many versions of Religion. There am only one reality. That one reality has only one visible structure. That reality has only one indisputable real fact. The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Mark Vernon appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural religious guesswork. Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only REAL Universe allowable. There has only ever been one REAL unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Sublime Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 6, 2018 @ 12:30 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook Page contained this outlandish announcement:

“Religion might just be a byproduct of something that was useful to us, whether or not religion is of any use to us.” - Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a physiologist, ecologist, biologist, geographer, anthropologist, and author. With such a eclectic background, Jared provides interesting approach to the topic of religion without God by discussing the “evolution” of religion

I posted this helpful comment at the website:

There am many versions of Religion. There am only one reality. That one reality has only one visible structure. That one reality has only one indisputable real fact. The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Jared Diamond appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural finite religious guesswork. Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only REAL Universe allowable. There has only ever been one REAL unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, the one true Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 9, 2018 @ 15:19 GMT
Today’s Closer to Truth Facebook Page contained this outlandish announcement:

“What enables structures to form in the universe? How did galaxies, stars and planets develop from the primeval plasma soup? In this interview, Abraham ‘Avi’ Loeb presents his thoughts on fine-tuning in cosmology.”

I posted this helpful comment at the website:

The real VISIBLE Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure. The only structural fact that am indisputable confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Avi Loeb ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural grotesque guesswork concerning invisible finite vacuums and finite abstract cosmic constants.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist Primo

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 11, 2018 @ 15:15 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook Page contained this outlandish announcement:

“What are the laws of nature that bring about these cosmic bodies and did those laws have to be just so? Is it legitimate science to see fine-tuning in cosmology? In this interview, Fred Adams expounds on the questions surrounding fine-tuning in cosmology.”

I immediately posted this sensible comment:

Humanly contrived concepts of nature can have any number of supposedly finite laws. Real NATURE has only one real law. The real VISIBLE Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure. The only structural fact that am indisputable confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Fred Adams ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning invisible finite protons and photons and finite abstract black holes existing in some finite earlier version of an imaginary universe.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist Extraordinary

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 12, 2018 @ 15:10 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Bernard Carr is a Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London. In this interview, Bernard describes the landscape of fine-tuning in cosmology, and its ranges of categories. For more on this topic.”

I immediately posted this sensible comment at th website:

Natural VISIBLE reality am ETERNAL Humanly contrived concepts of abstract cosmology can have any number of supposedly finite laws. Real NATURE has only one real law. The real VISIBLE Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure. The only structural fact that am indisputable confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor Bernard Carr ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning his finite fine tuning of supposedly finite invisible gravitational and atomic forces that somehow affected some sort of imaginary universe.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist to the Stars

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 15, 2018 @ 15:42 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“How prevalent is life throughout the universe? We now know that there are likely even more planets than there are stars. So, is life in the cosmos prevalent or rare? Either answer yields profound implications. In this interview, Mario Livio addresses these questions surrounding life in the cosmos.”

I thoughtfully posted this sublimely sane comment at the website:

Natural VISIBLE reality am ETERNAL Real NATURE has only one real law. The real VISIBLE Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure. The only structural fact that am indisputable confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Mario Livio ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning imaginary planets having some sort of finite life forms.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. There am only one immortal VISIBLE life form. All real fauna and flora have a real VISIBLE surface. It would be unnaturally illogical and structurally impossible if any life form surface was somehow visually separable from any non-life form surface.

Joe Fisher, Not very well known Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 15, 2018 @ 21:16 GMT
It had to happen, and it happened today. I posted the above comment on Mario Livio's Facebook page and he thanked me for leaving the comment. He is the first Physicist of the 220 I have made aware of Natural Visible Reality to ever give me a response.

I replied by posting this comment:

Just as there has never been identical snowflakes, there will never be identical planets. Therefore, unique immortal life will only ever be VISIBLE on planet Earth.

Joe Fisher, Gifted Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 18, 2018 @ 15:11 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Luke Barnes is a theoretical astrophysicist, cosmologist and postdoctoral researcher at Western Sydney University. In this interview, he discusses ideas surrounding life in the cosmos.”

I instantly posted this sensible comment:

Reality am not a theory. Natural VISIBLE reality must be ETERNAL Real NATURE must have only one real law. The real VISIBLE Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure. The only structural fact that am indisputable confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Luke Barnes ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning imaginary planets having some sort of finite life forms especially created by an invisible God..

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. There am only one immortal VISIBLE life form. All real fauna and flora have a real VISIBLE surface. It would be unnaturally illogical and structurally impossible if any life form surface was somehow visually separable from any non-life form surface. No two snowflakes have ever been found to be identical, so obviously, no two planets could ever be identical. Life must be unique to this planet.

Joe Fisher, Realist First Class

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 19, 2018 @ 15:26 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Fred Adams is a professor of physics at the University of Michigan. In this interview, Fred expounds upon the idea of life outside of Earth.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website:

One real visible universe must only have one true determination. The only indisputable fact we all know confirms that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Fred Adams ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning imaginary planets possibly orbiting fabulous stars.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Real Physicists have proven that no two real VISIBLE snowflakes of the trillions that have fallen have ever been physically identical. Logically, that means that there never could ever be identical VISIBLE physical planets, and that logically also means that only VISIBLE unique life has only ever immortally existed on part of the VISIBLE infinite surface of the real planet Earth.

Joe Fisher, Realist Extraordinaire

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 22, 2018 @ 15:04 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“God exists? God does not exist? What kinds of Gods? It's no challenge to find flaws and fallacies on all sides. Can we step away from old arguments and ask how to approach God's existence? What's the process? In this interview, we asked Jaron Lanier how we should think about and approach the question of God’s existence?”

I posted this sensible comment at the website:

Reality am not a “(finite) bundle of (finite) ideas.” There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Jaron Lanier ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning contradictory finite humanly contrived abstract beliefs in some sort of invisible God.

Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Special Realist

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Brian B wrote on Oct. 23, 2018 @ 01:08 GMT
"Let’s say we would like to decide whether there’s really a superposition of the dead cat and living cat," says Renner, returning to the Schrödinger’s cat paradox. "If we want to do that we have to control the system extremely well," in particular the wavefunction, says Renner. That level of control would require an exquisitely precise clock—one that might be impossible to build.

If Renner and del Rio can show that such a precise quantum clock is a physical impossibility, that would meant that there is no way to discriminate between a superposition and a mixture in a "macroscopic" object like a cat, and the difference between the two states would lose its meaning. "Then the distinction between superpositions and mixtures is just a mathematical curiosity without a ’physically existing’ counterpart," says Renner. "The paradox would dissolve."

A few questions:

1) Are they arguing that we cannot know time accurately due to the time energy uncertainty principle? If so then can they use an observable that commutes with time?

2) What is the theoretical limit of an optical frequency comb?

3) Bell's inequalities tells us there are no local hidden variables but it does not rule out nonlocal hidden variables. If the collapse of a wavefunction is a nonlocal process, like measuring the spin between two entangled particles, then how does that impact our understanding of causality and time? Is there a second higher speed limit for a collapsing wavefunction or must it be instantaneous to prevent violating the conservation of angular momentum?

4) Why is everyone obsessed with quantum gravity?

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Joe William Fisher replied on Oct. 23, 2018 @ 14:42 GMT
Dear Brian B,

Reality am not questionable. Pretentious pseudo scientific abstract codswallop am unfalteringly suspicious. I am not obsessed with quantum gravity because I know that one real Universe must have only one real VISIBLE structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before any theoretical physicists ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing their utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning finite invisible quantum gravity. Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable.

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Very Patient Realist

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Robert H McEachern replied on Oct. 23, 2018 @ 17:20 GMT
Brian,

A few answers:

1) Are they arguing that we cannot know time accurately due to the time energy uncertainty principle? If so then can they use an observable that commutes with time?

They seem to be arguing that the uncertainty principle is the ultimate limit, but perhaps other physical circumstances limit what can be done, even before the uncertainty principle limit is reached.

2) What is the theoretical limit of an optical frequency comb?

The limit of all observables is given by Shannon's Capacity Theorem, which in the case of the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle, reduces to the statement that, every set of measurements, must contain one or more bits of information; if you have failed to extract even a single bit of information, from within all the data bits comprising your set of measurements, then you have failed to make anything worthy of being called a measurement.

3) Bell's inequalities tells us there are no local hidden variables but it does not rule out nonlocal hidden variables. If the collapse of a wavefunction is a nonlocal process, like measuring the spin between two entangled particles, then how does that impact our understanding of causality and time? Is there a second higher speed limit for a collapsing wavefunction or must it be instantaneous to prevent violating the conservation of angular momentum?

Bell's inequality is derived from the false assumption that something ELSE always remains to be measured, after the first measurement of an entangled pair has been performed. But that is obviously false, when the entity being measured manifests only a single-bit of information - the Heisenberg limit. In this peculiar case, not only are there no hidden-variables, there are no variables (plural) at all - there is only one bit.

4) Why is everyone obsessed with quantum gravity?

Because, like oil and water, gravity and quantum theories do not mix, but everyone thinks that they should be modified so that they do.

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Joe Fisher replied on Oct. 24, 2018 @ 14:46 GMT
Dear Robert H McEachern,

REALITY AM NOT PUZZLING.

Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure. Do you deny that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before you appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing your unnatural supposedly finite guesswork answers concerning Brian B’s unnatural supposedly finite questions?

Do you deny that you and Brian B and every creature that has ever lived has always had a VISIBLE surface? Do you deny that everywhere you look, you only ever see surface?

There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Enduringly Patient Realist

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Anonymous wrote on Oct. 24, 2018 @ 15:53 GMT
R. McEachern,

Very good and succinct answers, i through 4.

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 25, 2018 @ 20:45 GMT
Yesterday's Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“I always tell people that to be a Buddhist, it is to see the limitation of all our conceptualization, the function of the mind, but not stop there; but to break through and to beyond.”

How do we think about God’s existence? In this interview, we ask Venerable Dr. Yifa for her thoughts on how we think about God’s existence.

I posted this sensible comment:

Reality am not dependent on any humanly contrived thought process. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Venerable Dr. Yifa ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her utterly unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning some sort of finite invisible oriental God. Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would Dr. Yifa deny that she and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always had a VISIBLE surface? Would Dr. Yifa deny that no matter in which direction she might choose to look, she would only ever see VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

So far, the comment has been "Liked" three times.

Joe Fisher, Up and Coming Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 26, 2018 @ 15:22 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Hubert Dreyfus was an American philosopher and former Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. In this interview, Hubert sheds some light on God’s existence through a philosophical lens.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website:

There am myriads of humanly contrived finite conceptions concerning the influence of some sort of invisible God. Reality am not dependent on any humanly finite contrived thought process. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Hubert Dreyfus ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous finite philosophical guesswork Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would Hubert Dreyfus deny that he and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always had a VISIBLE surface? Would Hubert Dreyfus deny that no matter in which direction he might choose to look, he would only ever see VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Long Lasting Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Oct. 29, 2018 @ 15:17 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Cosmology is the study of the structure, beginning and end of the universe, and it has been transformed from mostly metaphysical speculation to a precision observational science. We read the microwave background of the sky, a relic of the primordial big bang, and we “listen” for minute gravity waves when...

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 1, 2018 @ 15:27 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Joseph Silk is Homewood Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. He has made important contributions that have transformed cosmology into a high-precision science. Joseph discusses the future of cosmology in this interview.”

I have posted this sensible comment at the website:

REALITY AM NOT FINITE. Reality could not possibly have a finite future that might result in a different kind of finite reality suddenly appearing. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor of Physics and Astronomy Joseph Silk ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous finite cosmological guesswork Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would Professor of Physics and Astronomy Joseph Silk deny that he and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always had a real VISIBLE surface? Would Professor of Physics and Astronomy Joseph Silk deny that no matter in which direction he might choose to look, he would only ever see real VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, The Last Hope of Mankind Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 2, 2018 @ 15:37 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Geraint F. Lewis is a Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. In this interview, Geraint reflects on the future of the cosmological field, and provides both an optimistic and pessimistic approach to thinking about the future of the cosmological field.”

I have posted this sensible comment at the website, on the FQXi.org Community Comments page and on my Facebook page:

REALITY AM REAL. REALITY AM NOT FINITE. Reality could not possibly have a finite optimistic, or finite pessimistic future that might result in a different kind of finite reality suddenly appearing. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Professor of Astrophysics Geraint F. Lewis ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous finite cosmological guesswork Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would Professor of Astrophysics Geraint F. Lewis deny that he and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always had a real VISIBLE surface? Would Professor of Astrophysics Geraint F. Lewis deny that no matter in which direction he might choose to look, he would only ever see real VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, The Lonely Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 5, 2018 @ 17:24 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Parapsychologists are sure ESP is real. Skeptics are sure it is not. But if ESP is real, must explaining ESP go beyond physical laws, into unknown non-physical realms? Nothing repels scientists more than forays into the non-physical. But human concepts of reality keep expanding. We do not know any limits and,...

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 7, 2018 @ 17:15 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Marilyn Schlitz is a social research scientist, medical anthropologist, and writer on the subjects of consciousness, healing, and consciousness-based healthcare. In this interview, she discusses the work she has done related to ESP.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the FQXi.org Community Board and on my Facebook page.

Reality has absolutely nothing to do with supposedly human finite perceptibility. Reality happens to be real at all times and under all conditions. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Marilyn Schlitz ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her unnatural preposterous finite imaginary human extra sensory perception guesswork Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would Marilyn Schlitz deny that she and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always had a real VISIBLE surface? Would Marilyn Schlitz deny that no matter in which direction she might choose to look, she would only ever see real VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Head Senior Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 9, 2018 @ 17:05 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“I constantly try to make my laboratory research have some relevance to real life experiences because ESP is not some exotic laboratory phenomenon. It’s something that happens to people in life.”

Charles T. Tart is a psychologist and parapsychologist, known for his work on the nature of consciousness....

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 12, 2018 @ 17:21 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“The problem of evil troubles believers and well it should. How to explain the moral evil of human acts and the natural evil of nature? How could God be both all-powerful and all-good? Philosophers of religion offer 'defenses' (no logical contradiction between evil and God's existence) and 'theodicies' (complete...

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 14, 2018 @ 17:27 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She is a specialist in medieval philosophy. In this interview, she discusses the problem of evil and God.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the FQXi.org Community Board and on my Facebook page.

There would be no rational way natural VISIBLE reality could be influenced in any way by any sort of invisible finite God. Reality happens to be real at all times and under all conditions. Reality cannot have any real VISIBLE finite physical duality. Reality cannot contain any abstract invisible duality such as finite good and finite evil or finite sense and finite nonsense either. Natural VISIBLE reality must be understood by all living creatures at all times and in all places located in the real VISIBLE Universe. That could only happen if there was only one real permanent VISIBLE universal physical structure.

There has only been one true fact about reality that everyone could understand: The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before professor Eleonore Stump ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her unnatural preposterous finite imaginary human religious guesswork Obviously, NATURE must have produced the only real VISIBLE structure of the real VISIBLE Universe obtainable. Would professor Eleonore Stump deny that she and all of the creatures that have ever lived have always experienced having a real VISIBLE surface? Would professor Eleonore Stump deny that no matter in which direction she might choose to look, she would only ever experience seeing real VISIBLE surface? There has only ever been, and there will only ever be, one real unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one real infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by real finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 16, 2018 @ 16:42 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Hugh McCann was an American philosopher and professor in the Philosophy Department at Texas A&M University. In this interview, he discusses the problem of evil and God.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the FQXi.org Community Board:

There would be no rational way natural...

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 17, 2018 @ 21:45 GMT
Robert Lawrence Kuhn

℅ Closer To Truth

November 17, 2018

Ref: Get out of debt suggestion.

Dear Dr. Kuhn,

As you probably know, Capital One Bank is sponsoring a one round of golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelsen to be played on November 23, 2018, at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner will be paid $9 million.

I humbly suggest that a debate be arranged monitored by you, that would involve Professor Max Tegmark, arguing for the big bang creation of the universe; Professor Eleanore Stump, arguing for the Divine creation of the universe; and Joe Fisher, arguing for Natural Visible Reality. Perhaps, Fetzer Franklin Fund and The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, could be persuaded to provide a $10 million prize to be given to the winner of the debate.

The debate could take place before a live audience in Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on the evening of October 31, 2019, and last from 08:00 PM EST to 10:00 PM EST. The debate would obviously be televised by the PBS channel. There would be a discussion panel of experts, and even a public vote of the winner might be feasible.

Sincerely,

Joe Fisher

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 19, 2018 @ 17:47 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“The stunning realization that there may be multiple universes has progressed from speculative metaphysics (or science fiction) to serious theoretical cosmology to data-rich observational cosmology to majority-accepted conventional wisdom. Yet challenges remain and questions abound. In this interview, we speak...

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 28, 2018 @ 17:38 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Andy Clark is a professor of philosophy and Chair in Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His work includes the study of consciousness, embodied cognition and extended mind. In this interview, he discusses the potential for virtual immortality, specifically the idea of uploading first person consciousness to non-biological media.”

I have posted this sensible comment on the website and on my Facebook page and on the FQXi.org Community Board page:

Reality must be naturally provided universally. There has only ever been one irrefutable fact concerning reality. The real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Andy Clark ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural preposterous finite invisible human consciousness guesswork. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one natural VISIBLE infinite surface occurring ETERNALLY in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light. The naturally provided VISIBLE surface of the stars and the planets and the mountains and the oceans and the clouds and the good green earth am real. Humanly contrived guesswork about invisible finite gods, and invisible finite black holes, and finite invisible quantum particles am unnatural, unreasonable and completely UNREALISTIC.



Joe Fisher, Profound Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Nov. 30, 2018 @ 17:44 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Raymond Tallis is a retired physician and neuroscientist. Raymond rejects the idea of virtual immortality and transhumanism. Hear his thoughts on this topic in this interview.”

I have posted this sensible comment on the website and on my Facebook page and on the FQXi.org Community Board page:

The problem with humanly devised “virtual reality” am that it aspires to have finite components. The problem with humanly contrived mathematics, or physics, or philosophies am that every one of those disciplines am supposed to contain ascertainable finite qualities and quantities. But Natural VISIBLE reality am infinite. The only irrefutable fact anyone needs to understand am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Raymond Tallis ever set foot on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous invisible human consciousness guesswork. Obviously, NATURE must have devised the only VISIBLE reality allowable. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 3, 2018 @ 17:16 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“What happens when deep questions of God are addressed by the precise methods of analytic philosophy? It’s not about “proving” the existence of God. It is about clarifying the attributes and doctrines of God. So why is analytic theology controversial?

Oliver D. Crisp is a British theologian who currently works as a Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He specializes in analytic, philosophical, and historical theology. Watch his interview below.”

I posted this comment at the website and on the Community Board of FQXI.org.

Natural reality am ETERNALLY VISIBLE, that am the principle reason one never has to prove that natural VISIBLE reality exists. There am only one fact one need know about reality and it am the irrefutable fact that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Oliver D. Crisp ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his utterly unnatural finite copied preposterous guesswork concerning some sort of invisible finite God. Obviously, nature must have produced the only kind of VISIBLE reality allowable, and that one VISIBLE reality must be fully evident to all creatures in all places at all times. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 5, 2018 @ 17:05 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. Eleonore's areas of specialization include medeival philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. In this interview, Eleonore explores the idea of analytic theology by discussing the differences between theology and philosophy.”

I have posted this sensible comment on the website and on the FQXi.org Community Board:

There cannot be any differences in VISIBLE reality, because VISIBLE reality must be the same for all creatures in all places at all times. The only irrefutable fact you will ever need to know about VISIBLE reality am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Eleonore Stump ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning the supposedly finite abstract differences between human invisible finite philosophical and finite Christian religious beliefs. Obviously, the only nature, that has provided us with real VISIBLE mountains, and real VISIBLE oceans, and real VISIBLE deserts, and real VISIBLE jungles, and real VISIBLE ice caps, must have given to us the only VISIBLE reality allowed. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 7, 2018 @ 16:49 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“What is analytic theology, and what is the whole process? We pose this question to Sarah Coakley, an Anglican systematic theologian and philosopher of religion.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the Community Board of FQXI.org.

You do not have to spend a single moment of your time on earth searching for the truth about VISIBLE reality. There cannot be any mystery about VISIBLE reality, because VISIBLE reality must be real for all creatures in all places at all times. The only irrefutable fact you will ever need to know about VISIBLE reality am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Sarah Coakley ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning finite abstract humanly contrived invisible finite philosophical and finite invisible Christian religious beliefs. Obviously, the only nature, that has provided us with real VISIBLE mountains, and real VISIBLE oceans, and real VISIBLE deserts, and real VISIBLE jungles, and real VISIBLE ice caps, must have given to us the only VISIBLE reality allowed. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Lee Bloomquist wrote on Dec. 8, 2018 @ 00:49 GMT
Our understanding of wave function collapse uses the language of “standard analysis,” which is not a good language for talking about existence— which is the problem here. Instead of a “limit”, which necessarily involve statements about numbers on a real number line— which therefore say that before the”Limit” can exist, there must first exist this number line stretching in front of...

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Robert H McEachern replied on Dec. 9, 2018 @ 20:03 GMT
"The particle jumps from trajectory to trajectory in those computer generated graphics in Bohm and Hiley’s book." But there remains no good reason to suppose that any such jumping happens in reality.

"When it happens to hit the detection screen, who knows what trajectory it would have been following?" No one, precisely because no one ever even attempted to follow it.

"The distribution follows the Schrodinger equation." Precisely, because, rather than attempting to follow anything along any trajectory, the equation, together with the Born Rule, merely describes the detection statistics that can be observed, by a set of stationary detectors, sitting wherever the equation happens to specify. An animal-trap, does not reveal the path the animal took to arrive at the trap. The problem arose when Schrodinger switched from using a single equation/wavefunction to describe a single particle's trajectory, to using the same, single equation/wavefunction to describe something (He knew not what) about ALL particles simultaneously. This does not work correctly - precisely because the latter enables the "jumping" in the solution (entirely due to noise), that does not correspond to any phenomenon in the real world; the "cost-function" being minimized (least-squared error), behaves differently (produces a very different solution to the equation - one enabling "jumping") in the case of ANY noise in ANY measurement or ANY error in ANY potential used in the equation. It will drive ALL and ALL errors to zero, via the "jumping".

Rob McEachern

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Eckard Blumschein wrote on Dec. 10, 2018 @ 04:28 GMT
How to interprete a "wave function collapse"? Robert McEachern has the most convincing to me answer: The many delusive worlds of wave function models are turning out to be conceptually different from just one reasonably assumed obvious reality. We don't need non-standard analysis as to understand this and related weirdness.

Having looked in Robert's power point presentation, I just criticize his naive use of Fourier transformation with integration from minus infinity to plus infinity over time. Shannon understood that the definitely real unchangeable past is essentially different from the many predictable and influencable possible futures which are permanently collapsing with growing time. Really already elapsed (past) time is not delusive.

Every human so far was born from exactly one woman and one man, no matter whether or not his family tree is known. Theoretically he has a huge number of ancestors after millions of generations. However, the hypothetic family tree of his grand-grand-grand children will collapse as do wave functions.

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Robert H McEachern replied on Dec. 10, 2018 @ 15:28 GMT
Eckard,

"I just criticize his naive use of Fourier transformation with integration from minus infinity to plus infinity over time."

Perhaps it is not quite as naive as it appears. As you know, physics seeks to discover and model predictable phenomenon. So, if perfect predictions are possible, it would enable perfect predictions of the past and future, from a finite duration set of observations. So instead of just integrating over the finite duration of actual measurements, one could integrate over the infinite duration predictions made by the model. This is why the process works for predictable phenomenon. This is why there is an "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" when applied to perfectly predictable phenomenon. And it is also why it is, rather less effective, when applied to unpredictable phenomenon. The latter, is what Shannon's theory is all about.

Rob McEachern

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Eckard Blumschein replied on Dec. 11, 2018 @ 17:29 GMT
Rob,

PREdiction of the past did imply reversed direction of time. Claude Shannon was not naive. He didn't accept Laplace's determinism instead of common sense. He meant that the past is known in principle but cannot be changed while the future can be influenced but is not known for sure.

I consider you one of the few who understand that reality is quite different even from the best theory. If one integrates as if there was no fundamental difference between past and future, then one ignores that the restriction to the limited number of Laplacean initial conditions implies the loss of the perhaps infinite amount of unconsidered influences.

In case of analysing measured data, measured future data are not yet available.

Perfect PREdictions may only seem possible to the extent one feels safe to exclude unseen erratic influences. In other words, perfectly predictable phenomena are belonging to models, not to reality.

Maybe, you mistook my criticism. I didn't blame you personally but Laplace, Fourier, and current mainstream physics. Integration either from minus infinity to t=0 in case of analysis or from t=0 to plus infinity would not ignore the conceptual difference between past and future of reality. Both of these half-sided integrals are likewise infinite.

In contrast to Wigner, I don't see an unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics. Decomposition into Fourier components is equivalent to decomposition into Cosine components, even if this looks stunning.

Of course, we certainly agree:

Actual measurements imply additional deviations from reality: They are restricted to finite duration and to a finite number of sampled data.

And Shannon's theory contradicts to Laplace's determinism of future.

Eckard

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Robert H McEachern replied on Dec. 12, 2018 @ 14:57 GMT
Eckard,

As you may recall from my 2012 FQXi essay, I make a big distinction between computational models and physical models of reality. I think things like Fourier transforms are very useful as computational models/tools. But, like you, I believe they are not good physical models. The actual, physical processes occurring in the world, are not based on any infinite, orthogonal functions. Attempting to interpret them as if they are, is a long-standing problem.

Rob McEachern

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 10, 2018 @ 17:11 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Visit the 'dark side' of the universe. Black holes cannot be seen because gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. Dark matter cannot be seen because its particles hardly interact with ordinary matter. What is the meaning of the dark side? Kip Thorne is a theoretical physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the Community Board of FQXI.org., and on my Facebook page.

Natural VISIBLE reality can be seen by all creatures in all places at all times. You do not have to spend a single moment of your time on earth searching for the truth about VISIBLE reality. There cannot be any mystery about VISIBLE reality. The only irrefutable fact you will ever need to know about VISIBLE reality am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Kip Thorne ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning invisible finite black holes. Obviously, the only nature, that has provided us with real VISIBLE mountains, and real VISIBLE oceans, and real VISIBLE deserts, and real VISIBLE jungles, and real VISIBLE ice caps, must have given to us the only VISIBLE reality allowed. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 12, 2018 @ 16:44 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Laura Mersini-Houghton is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Some have considered Mersini-Houghton’s views on black holes to be controversial.”

I posted this sensible comment at the website and on the Community Board of FQXI.org., and on my Facebook page.

It am physically impossible for any sensible person to have any controversial views about natural VISIBLE reality. Natural VISIBLE reality can be seen by all creatures in all places at all times. You do not have to spend a single moment of your time on earth searching for the truth about VISIBLE reality. There cannot be any mystery about VISIBLE reality. The only irrefutable fact you will ever need to know about VISIBLE reality am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Laura Mersini-Houghton ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing her unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning invisible finite black holes. Obviously, the only nature, that has provided us with real VISIBLE mountains, and real VISIBLE oceans, and real VISIBLE deserts, and real VISIBLE jungles, and real VISIBLE ice caps, must have given to us the only VISIBLE reality allowed. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 14, 2018 @ 17:14 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Max Tegmark is a physicist, cosmologist, and Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this interview, Max discusses everyone’s favorite topic: dark matter.”

I have posted this sensible comment at the website and on the Community Board of FQXI.org., and on my Facebook page.

All real matter has a real VISIBLE surface. Real VISIBLE surface am not influenced in any way by invisible supposedly finite quantum gravity waves. Nature must have produced the only type of VISIBLE physical structure permissible, a real VISIBLE physical structure that all living creatures could deal with. It am physically impossible for any sensible person to have any controversial views about natural VISIBLE reality. Natural VISIBLE reality can be seen by all creatures in all places at all times. The only irrefutable fact you will ever need to know about VISIBLE reality am that the real Earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Max Tegmark ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural preposterous guesswork concerning invisible finite dark matter. Obviously, the only nature, that has provided us with real VISIBLE mountains, and real VISIBLE oceans, and real VISIBLE deserts, and real VISIBLE jungles, and real VISIBLE ice caps, must have given to us the only VISIBLE reality allowed. There has only ever been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Eckard Blumschein wrote on Dec. 15, 2018 @ 09:34 GMT
Rob,

In the 2013 contest "It from Bit or Bit from It?" I wrote an essay Shannon vs. Wheeler where I put the question "Did Alan Oppenheimer improve John Tukey's (real-valued) cepstrum? Do you agree on that the correct answer is no, and it may relate to your approach eyplaining the quantum paradoxes?

Eckard

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T.H.Ray wrote on Dec. 16, 2018 @ 02:39 GMT
Speaking of a play within a play:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326380733_simu
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Joe William Fisher wrote on Dec. 17, 2018 @ 16:49 GMT
Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“How significant is the subconscious? Though Freudian psychology is mostly discredited, most of our mental activity is indeed subconscious. Think about walking, engaging hundreds of muscles in exquisitely orchestrated coordination without thinking how and when to contract each muscle. The subconscious is playing...

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