Happy NewYear, Colin,
you just came up shy from the notion that all this is a part of the
Physicists' hegemnony over (scientific?) thinking is embedded into the
math-maze of numbers and this, too, may be a human invention (according to
D. Bohm). So all the 'stories' and conclusions (including Russell's
'Occamistic simplification') are products of the human mind - not a 'MUST
believe' for the existence we are part of.
All is included in your 'perceived reality' we have access to.
We are handicapped into our human limitations, tacitly we should accept
Of course we cannot step out of our borders, but as a consequence of
thinking 'human' we should be cautious when drawing ALL_generalized
We don't know 'what else' is going on. Even limitedly (distorted?) what we
are concerned with. Everything is more than the everything we can imagine.
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Colin Hales
> Jason Resch wrote:
> > Described in this article:
> > http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=2617
> > "This summation of all paths, proposed in the 1960s by physicist
> > Richard Feynman and others, is the only way to explain some of the
> > bizarre properties of quantum particles, such as their apparent
> > ability to be in two places at once. The key point is that not all
> > paths contribute equally to the photon's behaviour: the straight-line
> > trajectory dominates over the indirect ones.
> > Hertog argues that the same must be true of the path through time that
> > took the Universe into its current state. We must regard it as a sum
> > over all possible histories."
> So we "must", must we?
> A mathematical construction by humans, happens to cohere to some extent
> with reality.
> A mere description.
> A million other descriptions, also constructed by humans, could be as
> predictive of how the universe appears.
> What extra belief system must exist in order that someone conclude that
> we 'must' chose a "sum of all histories" as "the" story? Why is the
> universe compelled to be such a thing?
> Rhetorical question...don't answer. Just think.
> happy new year, everythingers.
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