Spudboy,

There is no observer in the usual sense of a human observer needed for 
quantum events. But in effect every participant in a quantum event acts as 
an observer of that event. The theory of decoherence has rightfully 
superseded the old mistaken notion of an observer 'causing' a wavefunction 
collapse, if that's what you are referring to.

Edgar




On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:52:10 AM UTC-5, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
>
> All,
>
> ST=spacetime, c=speed of light, thus STc Principle.
>
> To answer some of Jason's questions. Block time is wrong. Only the common 
> present moment exists. All the comments Jason makes refer only to 
> differences in clock times which are well known, but the important point is 
> that all those differences in clock time occur in the SAME common present 
> moment.. I find it difficult to understand why so many people can't get 
> their minds around the difference which proves there are two distinct kinds 
> of time.
>
> The past exists only as inferences from the present as to what states 
> would have resulted in the present according to the currently known laws of 
> physics. Therefore the past is actually determined by the present state of 
> reality from the perspective of the present which is the only valid 
> perspective. Therefore the logical network of past and present is absolute 
> 100% exact and could not have been different in even the slightest detail. 
> The actual currently state of the universe falsifies the very possibility 
> of other pasts. This is another difficult concept for many. 
>
> Only the future is probabilistic because it does not yet exist and has 
> never been computed. But the past - present logical state has been actually 
> computed and thus is completely deterministic now that it exists and it 
> could not have been different in any minute detail at all.
>
> This solves the problem of the original fine tuning. Given the current 
> state of reality which is all that exists, all other conceivable fine 
> tunings are impossible. This is what I call the 'Super Anthropic 
> Principle', and it negates the necessity and probably the actuality of 
> postulating any multiverses and strongly implies our observable universe is 
> most probably the only one that exists.
>
> Edgar
>
>
>

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