State of Modern Physics Now Completely Indistinguisable From Berkeleyan Idealism

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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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It looks like modern physics is forcing us to the conclusion of Idealism whether we like it or not -and completely inadvertently at that.





posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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i have always found the world of physics to close to the world of philosophy anyway, and in the end it doesn't matter, cause either, no one will be around to observe, and or observation will ensue, and bring an all new philosophy on what we are really doing here



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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Thank you for posting this.


This is why I love ATS! I would of never thought about even looking up videos like this. In our busy world it is difficult to try to study a billion topics, theories and awesome ideas.

I wish there was a stinking pill that could make me learn all there is to learn. At least for now I have ATS and it's very intriguing members. Thank you for pointing very cool stuff out gang!
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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I love johaan raatz youtube clips.

Always so informative about a subject I love ;-p



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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Some fun ideas, but it's merely psuedo-science.

1. I think, therefore I am
2. Substance dualism is impossible
3. The mind cannot be reduced to matter

This is based on assumptions that're in fact not commonly held. One example is the comment by the philosopher. He claimed that life is strong emergence. This view means that life cannot be reduced to material things. This effectively allows the narrator to argue that the physical "substance" must have a mental property to interact with the mind. This forms the conclusion that all is mind. But anyway, it's a point that comes with humor. It's funny that so much can be concluded on so little.

It feels so contrived, I'm sorry. No disrespect. It's like a house of cards.

Why should you and I be any less or more real than a rock floating through space? When scientists say that we cannot speak discretely about the state of quantum processes before we measure something and therefore admit that some amount of locality or realism is absent, this is also an admission that EVERYTHING is subject to these rules. Not just a tree that's out in the woods that falls and nobody is there to see it. It also includes us. If a human falls in the forest and nobody is there to see it then is that human there or are they in fact non-existent until observed? I also think it's a bit prejudice against falling trees to suggest that they don't exist if not observed!

It's easy to believe what you want to believe if you cut corners. But ultimately scientists aren't allowed that luxury. That's why they can't enjoy this psuedo-science the same way we do. We can pick and choose what we want when creating our beliefs about the universe. Great life ,eh?

But in all sincertiy, no, life is not all great.
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Ajax84
 

Some fun ideas, but it's merely psuedo-science.

1. I think, therefore I am
2. Substance dualism is impossible
3. The mind cannot be reduced to matter

This is based on assumptions that're in fact not commonly held. One example is the comment by the philosopher. He claimed that life is strong emergence. This view means that life cannot be reduced to material things. This effectively allows the narrator to argue that the physical "substance" must have a mental property to interact with the mind. This forms the conclusion that all is mind. But anyway, it's a point that comes with humor. It's funny that so much can be concluded on so little.

It feels so contrived, I'm sorry. No disrespect. It's like a house of cards.

Why should you and I be any less or more real than a rock floating through space? When scientists say that we cannot speak discretely about the state of quantum processes before we measure something and therefore admit that some amount of locality or realism is absent, this is also an admission that EVERYTHING is subject to these rules. Not just a tree that's out in the woods that falls and nobody is there to see it. It also includes us. If a human falls in the forest and nobody is there to see it then is that human there or are they in fact non-existent until observed? I also think it's a bit prejudice against falling trees to suggest that they don't exist if not observed!

It's easy to believe what you want to believe if you cut corners. But ultimately scientists aren't allowed that luxury. That's why they can't enjoy this psuedo-science the same way we do. We can pick and choose what we want when creating our beliefs about the universe. Great life ,eh?

But in all sincertiy, no, life is not all great.
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The human that falls would observe himself falling, so no... it doesn't apply.

Also nobody said the tree doesn't exist. Just that it's not "rendered" until observed.

Also, the point is -- everything NON-CONSCIOUS is only rendered in the presence of the conscious.


Why should you and I be any less or more real than a rock floating through space?


Because the rock is not alive, therefor doesn't have consciousness because it lacks "mind."

The rock is very real, but only rendered by consciousness when it's observed.

A rock cannot be an observer unless the rock had consciousness. That is the prerequisite to being able to observe.

If you think people are the same as rocks, perhaps you should reconsider.

It's also NOT pseudo-science. It's philosophy based on scientific principle.

BIG difference. Pseudo-Science is as defined;

A field, practice, or body of knowledge, when presented as consistent with the norms of scientific research, but demonstrably fails to meet these norms.


This was never presented as such. Just insinuated potential. Big distinction.


The implication is such that, God is a pseudonym for consciousness, and that -- before matter was "mind" therefor, material is made from the observer.

"God made us in him image" could be taken literally as we are all fragments of this supreme consciousness.

This explanation is as likely as any -- and also pretty much guarantees the existence of the supernatural as well.
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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I'm glad that you feel so compelled to respond to my post. But to be frank the comparison of quantum processes to real processes is just a method for teaching laymen; it's not literal truth. If nobody looks at the moon, the moon doesn't vanish from existence. The point is to show people how the quantum world works. It's like almost all analogies, they're tools of instruction. That's all.

I still think that someone is being prejudice against falling trees. I'll take it to my death bed. Maybe I'll even preach it across the land and, if inspired by divine means, make a youtube video about it.

YYYyyyyyoooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuTUBEEEEEE. Howza!
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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It's not true until it's on youtube.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:17 AM
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Let's see what a scientist has to say about dopey philosophical questions, and I must say, some of the statements in that video seem extremely dopey to me:

Richard Feynman on hungry philosophers (or do we see objects or only their light)

In fact this answer could be applied to the discussion about "red" in the OP video.



posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 04:17 AM
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sky-net made me do it. Thanks for sharing I hate you all so much.

Visual time traversal the door of m-theory:




posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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My brain doesn't jive with this pre-observation uncertainty stuff.

And no one can really prove it anyway... without observing it.



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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But we are just seeing the light. We use the light as evidence of what surrounds us. Acknowledging this isn't "dopey", ignoring the fact is close minded. Most people haven't even considered this thought, and it would be mind opening for them if things were described to them this way.

There's a spectrum between what's "too idealistic" to what's "too realistic". The video in this thread might go too far in one direction, but the video you posted in response goes in the exact opposite extreme, IMO of course.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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Sorry, but the philisophers who insisted it was only light from the steak, are no longer around to defend your position, as explained in the video.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 05:01 AM
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We are part of a " closed Quantum system" so, intuitively, we should recognise that we cannot observe all variables or Quantum interactions in anything we consider "real".

We dont understand reality because we only experience an averaging out effect of the (for all intents and purposes) infinite quantum interactions that occur in the reference point we observe.

Whenever people say that "Observing" changes the outcome or somehow interupts the process- they may be right- for example how do we measure anything (as Humans) without causing some sort of disturbance to the reference point at the planck scale.?

It may also be fair to say that it's not that we interfere by observing . ....it's just that we have to frame what we see in our own reality.

A Vortex wave function travelling through a super symetric, eleven dimensional, superfluid vacum whislt displaying Bose Einstein Condensate properties may very well look like a single particle when "captured" or framed in our reality but it it doesnt change the underlying quantum reality.

We shouldnt give up as this actually looks like its a science problem thats been made to be solved by itself (kind of a self solving soduku by "Nature") with the ultimate prize possbily being the Star Trek utopia of literally being able to manipulate "Energy/Matter" to do whatever we can imagine.

Imagine that...the Universe is a heirachial fractal of imaginative creation as it's ihabitants evolve, solve the puzzle and create their own Universes.

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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by jessejamesxx
 

Sorry, but the philisophers who insisted it was only light from the steak, are no longer around to defend your position, as explained in the video.


But it's a fact. The light enters our eyes and our brain uses that information creating a picture of what surrounds us. I don't need a philosopher to defend that position.

Now is that ALL we see? Can we use the light to know what's going on around us? Yes. It's not one way or the other.
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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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The whole double slit experiment has done alot of damage.

Its a pitty to see how far human delusion can take a theory with a bit woo woo and well wishing. All of this new age bull$^&% is based off of a new theoretical physics. It take YEARS AND YEARS to understand this stuff fully and yet every religious idiot in sight has their own personal theory about how this supports their previously held beliefs.

SUPPORTS WHAT YOU ALREADY THOUGHT!!!! FANCY THAT!!!!!!!!

So now we have religious idiots infiltrating science disgusied as people who actually care about the truth and poisoning the scientific water well with all sort of unscientific claims about reality.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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I don't think you're being fair to laymen, and not at all with the scientific community - Science will be just fine. It is fundamentally in its nature to be as objective as possible. Goofy scientists can come along and spread crap for a short while, but overall such errors will be spotted and corrected. That's the greatest feature of the Scientific Method - it self-corrects as long as people still apply logic and reason to theory and experiment.

As for laymen, the can't-or-won't-understanders, people who take fanciful notions of QM and reinforce their own preconceived notions... Really, can you blame them? Quantum Mechanics IS a very interesting field! And look around - every explanation of QM given by an expert to the public is dressed up with cool-sounding concepts. It's modern day magic to most people. And that's fine, because those who haven't spent the years studying it will have no real impact on the scientific community. Those that have spent the years, are certainly welcome to offer their input.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Yeah but this puts poo in the hands of these mental monkeys.

Depak chopra is a perfect example. Real people are going to suffer real mental anguish because of the time and rescources they wasted on lies.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by jessejamesxx
But it's a fact. The light enters our eyes and our brain uses that information creating a picture of what surrounds us. I don't need a philosopher to defend that position.

Now is that ALL we see? Can we use the light to know what's going on around us? Yes. It's not one way or the other.
That video was made by a world-famous physicist. Don't you think he knows the physics of how the light reaches your eyes?

I think you missed his point. It's not that fact that's dopey. What's dopey is the distinction some philosophers try to make that the light coming from the object doesn't infer the object is there, and even more dopey claims than that in the OP video along similar lines.





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