Re: Coherent states of a superposition

2019-01-12 Thread agrayson2000
On Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4:13:24 AM UTC, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: > > > > On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:41:23 AM UTC, agrays...@gmail.com > wrote: >> >> >> >> On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:40:13 PM UTC, Brent wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>> On 1/11/2019 1:54 AM, agrays...@gmail.com

Re: Coherent states of a superposition

2019-01-12 Thread agrayson2000
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:41:23 AM UTC, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: > > > > On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:40:13 PM UTC, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 1/11/2019 1:54 AM, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: >> >> >> *How can you prepare a system in any superposition state if you don't >> know the

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread Lawrence Crowell
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:17:56 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/12/2019 2:51 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:19:06 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 1/11/2019 1:57 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >> >> >> >> On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:46:35 PM

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:17:56 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/12/2019 2:51 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:19:06 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 1/11/2019 1:57 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >> >> >> >> On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:46:35 PM

Re: UDA and the origin of physics

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:23:51 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/12/2019 3:06 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:25:55 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 1/11/2019 2:36 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >> >> Of course there are math professors (Dr. Z at

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-12 Thread Brent Meeker
On 1/12/2019 3:12 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:14:14 PM UTC-6, Mason Green wrote: Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist view of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative probability to the universe

Re: UDA and the origin of physics

2019-01-12 Thread Brent Meeker
On 1/12/2019 3:06 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:25:55 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: On 1/11/2019 2:36 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >> Of course there are math professors (Dr. Z at Rutgers) who teach on >> the evils of Platonism. And "Truth" is like God, as

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread Brent Meeker
On 1/12/2019 2:51 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:19:06 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: On 1/11/2019 1:57 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:46:35 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: On 1/11/2019 6:01 AM, John Clark wrote: On Thu,

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread John Clark
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:57 PM Philip Thrift wrote: *> If Feynman Diagrams (tools) are sufficient (to match experimental data) > then Quantum Field Theory can be thrown in the wastebasket.* > You don't have to use Feynman Diagrams, you can think about things the way Julian Schwinger did and

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread John Clark
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:29 PM Lawrence Crowell < goldenfieldquaterni...@gmail.com> wrote: > *Everyone seems to be overlooking charge renormalization.* > I didn't. I said before Feynman you got ridiculous answers when you tried to calculate, like infinite mass/energy for the electron and

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:14:14 PM UTC-6, Mason Green wrote: > > Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist > view of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative > probability to the universe being generated by a universal dovetailer: >

Re: UDA and the origin of physics

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:25:55 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/11/2019 2:36 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: > >> Of course there are math professors (Dr. Z at Rutgers) who teach on > >> the evils of Platonism. And "Truth" is like God, as Rorty said. > > > > > > > > > > > > That is a

Re: What is comparable and incomparable between casually disconnected universes?

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:19:06 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/11/2019 1:57 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:46:35 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 1/11/2019 6:01 AM, John Clark wrote: >> >> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM Brent Meeker wrote:

Re: Coherent states of a superposition

2019-01-12 Thread agrayson2000
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:40:13 PM UTC, Brent wrote: > > > > On 1/11/2019 1:54 AM, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: > > > *How can you prepare a system in any superposition state if you don't know > the phase angles beforehand? You fail to distinguish measuring or assuming > the phase angles