On 3/16/2013 10:55 AM, tjp.bay...@gmail.com wrote:
On Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:39:55 PM UTC, Roger Clough wrote:
We live in an indefinite world of superposed quantum states,
Doesn't it depend what you mean by 'live'? As far as I can see, I live in a definite
world, but I am aware of having an imagination and a bunch of concepts about life (same
thing?) Since I observe my imagination I can say it is also definite, though what it
purports to reference is not observed and therefore is not definite. Linking this with
another current thread, if you have a QM-realistic view of life, can you hold to a
materialist view of consciousness?
I have the impression that on this list "materialist" has come be an epithet. It is
applied to physicists who think the world consists of a ray in an infinite dimensional
complex Hilbert space - which is about as "material" as Bruno's modal logic. Apparently
anything that is well defined and makes definite predictions is "material".
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