On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 9/26/2011 7:03 AM, Jason Resch wrote: > > > > On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > >> On 9/25/2011 5:27 PM, Jason Resch wrote: >> >> >> >> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: >> >>> On 9/25/2011 11:28 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: >>> >>>> I mentioned QM only to mentioned a computer emulable theory of >>>> molecules. >>>> I find quite possible that QM explains biochemistry, given the >>>> incredible theory of chemistry the SWE equation allow (molecules and the >>>> electronic shape of atoms is really what QM explains the most elegantly and >>>> successfully, but this is besides my point). >>>> >>>> But you are coherent: if you want materialism, you will need a non >>>> turing emulable theory of matter, and of mind. >>>> Good luck, because it needs already some amount of work to conceive >>>> something not Turing emulable in math, and in physics, it is even more >>>> difficult. >>>> >>> >>> But QM is based on complex numbers over the reals, which are already not >>> Turing emulable. >>> >>> >> Has a real number ever been measured by any physicist? >> >> Jason >> >> >> Sure. He measured one side of the right triangle to be 1cubit and the >> other side to be 1cubit and concluded that the third side was sqrt(2)cubit. >> >> > That's not an example of a physicist measuring a real number, nor is it a > real life example. > > In real life the physicist would wonder to how many significant figures he > measured the sides of the triangle, and to how many significant figures he > measured the angle of the triangle. Perhaps the physicist rounded to 1 > cubit when in reality it was .99999909012 cubits (or in constant flux as the > atoms jostle around). > > > So he gets sqrt (1.99999909012). > > Assuming infinite significant figures. If such a measurement could be made then there wouldn't still be a debate about whether or not space is discrete or continuous. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.