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CATEGORY: Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability Essay Contest (2019-2020) [back]
TOPIC: Predictability is pointless by Michael Papp [refresh]
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Author Michael Papp wrote on Apr. 23, 2020 @ 22:24 GMT
Essay Abstract

This paper will discuss two topics and their relationship to the FQXi Forum contest on “Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability”. The first topic relates to the Michael- Morrison experiment and the interpretation of the results. The second is the human conception of ‘points’ and their bearing on physical reality. It is proposed that viewing both subjects combined in a new context can clarify the role of Unpredictability in the areas of physics and mathematics.

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The author has a BA in Applied Mathematics and a life long interest in physics, astronomy, and geology.

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Eckard Blumschein wrote on Apr. 24, 2020 @ 07:15 GMT
Hi Michael Popp,

Did you mean Michelsom-Morley when you wrote Michael-Morrison?

What about the ideal Euclidean notion of point, I am supporting your criticism, You might hopefully agree with my essay which was downrated by mathematicians who cannot swallow criticism of ZFC.

Eckard Blumschein

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Andrew Beckwith wrote on Apr. 24, 2020 @ 19:27 GMT
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There is still much we

don’t know that can be attributed to ‘randomness,’ but lack of understanding is a better definition

of our limitations. Unpredictability in physics in somewhat superficial terms has been attributed to

QM, a need to understand the starting conditions for the Universe, and that old reliable,

randomness.

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This is simply not true. I suggest you read a work in deterministic chaos, i.e.

Deterministic Chaos: An Introduction Hardcover – May 6, 2005

by Heinz Georg Schuster (Author), Wolfram Just (Author)

See all formats and editions

Hardcover

from $60.00

2 Used from $60.00

Your idea is interesting so I gave you a middle level grade,. but I urge you to read the above book. Good luck

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Author Michael Papp wrote on Apr. 25, 2020 @ 01:21 GMT
Michael Papp re-uploaded the file Papp_Papp_FQXiessay2020.pdf for the essay entitled "Predictability is pointless" on 2020-04-25 01:21:12 UTC.

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on May. 17, 2020 @ 05:38 GMT
Dear Michael,

I greatly appreciated your work. I am very glad that you are not thinking in abstract patterns.

While the discussion lasted, I wrote an article: “Practical guidance on calculating resonant frequencies at four levels of diagnosis and inactivation of COVID-19 coronavirus”, due to the high relevance of this topic. The work is based on the practical solution of problems in quantum mechanics, presented in the essay FQXi 2019-2020 “Universal quantum laws of the universe to solve the problems of unsolvability, computability and unpredictability”.

I hope that my modest results of work will provide you with information for thought.

Warm Regards, `

Vladimir

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