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FQXi Administrator David Sloan wrote on Mar. 23, 2020 @ 16:53 GMT
Admin Note: Forum posts from an earlier version of this entry (updated in error) have been moved into this thread. That forum post has been closed. Please post all responses to this entry here.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Mar. 13, 2020 @ 06:57 GMT
Dear Dale Carl Gillman,

Wonderful starting words....

................Undecidability, uncomputability, unpredictability, along with incompleteness are all terms generally associated with phenomena within the sacrosanct realm of [pure] mathematics. Infinities within the ZF(C) framework are near moot enigma for practical experimentalists. Mathematics has far reaching application in the physical world - albeit mathematics may only be merely approximations in the physical world.......................

Here I want to say same concept/view was presented in my essay also.... I just elaborated what should be the freedom available to an author when the “ real open thinking” is supported. Have a look at my essay please.

“A properly deciding, Computing and Predicting new theory’s Philosophy”

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 13, 2020 @ 07:09 GMT
Your learned words............Permeated with ambiguity, one is able to easily see the challenges that (any) language can pose particularly within the realm of metaphysics. Attempts to decipher (e.g. translate, interoperate, or otherwise analyze) [ancient] metaphysical texts demonstrate the near insurmountable dilemma that scholars face daily...........Tells the in depth knowledge you have in philosophy!!!

I think I can add few words........ the ultimate of the quest in philosophy is very difficult to understand. Describing in words is very difficult........ what do you say?

I really appreciate you!!

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Author Dale Carl Gillman wrote on Mar. 14, 2020 @ 04:35 GMT
Dear S.N.P. Gupta,

I responded with a document and I hope that it appears on this thread. Kindly notify me when (or if) you see it.



Best,

Dale Gillman

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Mar. 15, 2020 @ 03:46 GMT
Dear Dale Carl Gillman,

I received your document through mail. But not in this forum.

Thank you for your nice words and discussion.

I am just posting the contents here as well as on my essay...

Best

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Author Dale Carl Gillman wrote on Mar. 14, 2020 @ 07:14 GMT
I’d like to make a quick edit: If anyone is interested in contacting me my email address is hilbertspaces@protonmail.com. I managed to type an incorrect email address on the first page of my essay. I hope this error can be corrected as soon as possible.

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Author Dale Carl Gillman wrote on Mar. 15, 2020 @ 00:34 GMT
Essay Abstract

Undecidability, uncomputability, unpredictability, along with incompleteness are all terms generally associated with phenomena within the sacrosanct realm of [pure] mathematics. Infinities within the ZF(C) framework are near moot enigma for practical experimentalists. Mathematics has far reaching application in the physical world - albeit mathematics may only be merely approximations in the physical world. There are currently unresolved dilemmas in the physical world. The fields of mathematics and physics are demonstrably, inexplicably intimate. The following essay will investigate various phenomena which have failed to be formally addressed adequately by an assortment of collaborating interdisciplinary scholars until quite recently, although much of the essay is a reiteration of contemporary work done by previous scholars. This essay will largely be treated as a collection of paragraphs about thoughts on current open questions regarding epistemic dilemmas in academics.

Author Bio

Dale C. Gillman is an avid writer. Largely an independent amateur scholar, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Studies. Like a large majority of scholars, he has had a passionate fascination that has bordered on an obsession with more esoteric matters within the field of metaphysics his entire life.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 15, 2020 @ 03:52 GMT
Document sent by mail by Author Dale Carl Gillman

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Hello there, S.N.P. Gupta,

Thank you so very much for your high regard. Your feedback is very kind and your compliments are greatly appreciated. I’m sorry that my replying comments are coming relatively delayed. Perhaps there is a time difference between where you are and...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Mar. 15, 2020 @ 04:07 GMT
Dear Gillman

I could not post this document in my essay, some technical error came. You may please copy paste it from here to there.

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David Brown wrote on Mar. 15, 2020 @ 08:54 GMT
“Nearly, virtually unfalsifiability has been the primary and most sound bit of criticism for any currently viable theory of quantum gravity. “ I disagree with the preceding statement. I now have an outline of the physical interpretation of string theory with the finite nature hypothesis. Consider the Milgrom Denial Hypothesis: The main problem with string theory is that string theorists fail...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 20, 2020 @ 11:25 GMT
Dear Dale Carl Gillman

Thank you for your document sent in mail and all your comments.

I just Replied it on my essay.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and blessings for my essay.

Best wishes to your essay ...

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Janko Kokosar wrote on Mar. 22, 2020 @ 13:44 GMT
Hello Dale

The first I see is that you write very poetic. Where you obtained experiences for such a style? You also wrote that you studied integrative studies. This name is a new one for me. What was your job?

You also gave me some new philosophical terms about consciousness. Do you have any knowledge of the physiological or neurological base of qualia? (for instance peptides.) This is are for which I interested, and I will study this when I will have time.

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Author Dale Carl Gillman wrote on Mar. 24, 2020 @ 03:07 GMT
Dr. Kokosar,

Thank you very much for reading my essay and for your comments. My writing style was primarily influenced by various scholars. In the past, I’ve tried to emulate various eminent literary giants- although I have written literature such as poetry, informally in the past. My writing style also comes from the obsessive passion that I have (and have had) with matters such as foundations of physics, meta-mathematics, ontology, metaphysics, and other more esoteric issues. The degree that I have is not particularly interesting. “Integrative Studies” is basically just “Interdisciplinary Studies” from a (somewhat) remedial university. I have no extraordinary credentials. As of now I am in the process of further pursuing my studies.

Unfortunately I am not a neuroscientist. I’m afraid I cannot inform you on neurophysiology of qualia. I don’t know if you have had a chance to look at this website, but I highly recommend it for anyone interested in anything on the matter of qualia or a science of consciousness. There are many other articles but you might enjoy this one:

https://qualiacomputing.com/2020/03/08/making-amazing-re
creational-drug-cocktails/

Best,

Dale

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Apr. 20, 2020 @ 15:58 GMT
Dear Dale,

I read with great interest your deep philosophical and analytical essay with significant conclusions for finding a way to overcome the crisis of understanding in the philosophical basis of fundamental science and in philosophy itself as a whole.

Excellent, clear and figuratively said:

"In time, we should reinvestigate paths that have long been abandoned. Perhaps reinvesting the allocation of our valuable time into once discarded or dismissed notions might help to explicate the conundrums which have been so confounding. If reflections within the black mirror are real- only we will know.”

Fine epigraph:

“What is poetry without cold mathematics? What is mechanical mathematics without poetic elegance?”

Who is the author?

To overcome the crisis in cognition, the paradigm of the world as a whole must come to the aid of mathematicians and physicists. But here we need deeper ontological and dialectical ideas with a critical analysis of the whole path of development of philosophy, taking into account the problems in "cold mathematics", physics, cosmology, which rested in the "big bang", the nature of the "laws of Nature", space, time, fundamental constants, information consciousness. Physicists, mathematicians, cosmologists, poets and composers composers should have a single picture of the world - “LifeWorld” (E.Husserl). I score the highest rating.

The problems of modern science have their roots in the cognitive attitudes of modern science: "Physics, fear metaphysics!" The 20th century has shown that it is necessary to "dig" deeper to the most remote meaning-distinguishable depths. Now, I hope, many theoretical physicists will support the appeal of Carlo Rovelli Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics K. Rovelli poses the ontological questions first: "What is space?", And then - "What is time7" ... The idea of ​​the need for the most profound metaphysics the doctor of physical and mathematical sciences Y. Vladimirov, the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Metaphysics , has long approved and holds in his conception. Obviously, it’s time to enter the board with the philosophical precept of John Archibald Wheeler at the entrance to many research physics institutes: “Philosophy is too important to be left to the philosophers” ...

I think that the mathematician Alexander Zenkin is right: "the truth should be drawn …" in SCIENTIFIC COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN MATHEMATICS.

Please see my ontological ontological ideas for “drawing” the Primordial generating structure -ontological basis of knowledge: framework, caкcass, foundation. Please give me your critical comments. What ideas do you disagree with?

With kind regards,

Vladimir

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Author Dale Carl Gillman replied on May. 14, 2020 @ 22:23 GMT
Hi Vladimir,

I just revisited this thread and noticed that my reply did not show up. In addition, I sent you an email. Please let me know if you received an email a the very least. I will try to email you again.



Thank you,

Dale Gillman

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John Lenor Palmer wrote on Oct. 22, 2020 @ 11:03 GMT
Just interesting how to compare the difference between hypothesis and prediction in this case.

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Author Dale Carl Gillman replied on Oct. 22, 2020 @ 18:12 GMT
Hi John,

Thank you for your commenting. In hindsight, my essay was more of an exercise in poetic literature. You are inquiring as to how one might go about empirically verifying any claim that I may have made in my paper - good question. When boiled down from the poetic jargon I think there were a few notions that I was hoping to valiantly reach. I posit that perhaps our notions of dogmatic physicalism are incorrect. As to how one might go about testing anything that is not bound empirically, I don’t know that one can (as of this present time). My hopes (in the essay) were to convince one that to rethink the paradigmatic, ‘dogmatic physicalism’. To answer the question (perhaps) more directly: I think there must be a revision of quantum mechanics. In my opinion, all meaningful notions can be traced back to mathematics. I might propose questions such as:

i) What significant difference might changing the axiomatic basis of maths do [from Zermelo- Frankel (or with choice, ZFC)]?

ii) Ought mathematicians to finely examine the foundations of mathematics?

iii) Perhaps our conceptions (within the foundations of physics) must structurally be re-examined (e.g. such as the semantics behind “observer”).

Lastly, I do subscribe to empiricism – I’d say that the key term above was “dogmatic” [we should not treat physical science ironically as a religion]. By the way, I do think that (further) physical experimentations shall either rule out or give us good reason to further consider notions of quantum consciousness. Alas, with finer technological advances, we will, one day validate or invalidate more abstract notions within the realm of pure mathematics (albeit, asymptotically getting purer) [in this universe].

Kind regards,

Dale C. Gillman

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John Lenor Palmer wrote on Oct. 25, 2020 @ 18:31 GMT
For example like in this review https://differencebtwn.com/difference-between-hypothesis-and
-prediction[link]

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Author Dale Carl Gillman wrote on Oct. 26, 2020 @ 02:21 GMT
Hi John,

I believe that I understood your initial inquiry; I'm afraid that I don't have too much to add besides regurgitating notions spewed by other philosophers. One such philosopher is Phillip Goff who once described consciousness to be a "qualitative" aspect of reality (e.g. one can describe pain, redness, et cetera); empiricism cannot answer the question for how one should (or can) objectively reduce a colour (for instance). I will be the first to admit that my entry was poetic - if any adjective comes to mind, it's perhaps 'sophomoric'. I can only reiterate that it [this essay] was "was more of an exercise in poetic literature" (quite honestly) nothing more.

Kind regards,

Dale Gillman

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