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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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

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

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

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

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

November 20, 2019

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Quantum Mind Reading -- Adam Brown
Could we create a quantum experiment that could predict what a person will do, without simulating their consciousness? Physicist Adam Brown argues that a classic quantum "bomb tester" experiment, proposed in the 1990s, could be modified to do just that.
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I wonder why there is no interpretation of QM that says the wave function is ontologically real. Probably it has the speed of light, Planck constant and other physics constants built into it. My guess is that an ontologically real wave function is too close to things that the physics community is trying to avoid. We already know that virtual photons are empirically real. But if wave functions were somehow related to virtual photons, I expect the materialists would lose all their...

Re.macroscopic objectivity: How an outcome is to be called, the method affects what the outcome is deemed to be. Eg. coin toss, called as it lands or flipped to other side then called, or a die roll at eye level, face facing observer called- depends on observer location relative to the die orientation. So two or more observers can disagree on the die roll outcome. These objects have co-state potentials prior to a single outcome being called. Classical position can be measured and classical...

'Description' and 'explanation' have different meanings. Description of something gives an account of it; says what it is like. 'Explanation' clarifies of justifies a particular description; says why it is so or should be though of in that way.

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