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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:28 PM
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5. One thing that sort of helps me is to remember that our senses are only capable
of picking up and processing a small fraction of the spectrum of physical events out there. That and what we do pick up, we do not receive and process in a 1:1 ratio, reality-in:knowledge-out. Everything is subject to our perceptual processes, a lot of it is summarized in various ways, organized, and filtered. AND all of the consensual processes and tools by means of which we extend our own apprehension of reality also limit things in very specific ways.

Maybe this is why it is so difficult to say what quantum mechanics means except with calculus. I do know that it's pretty common place now amongst those who specialize in this stuff to refer to multiple-universes.
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  -Quantum Mechanics: OK, someone explain this to me - there is no objectivity and locality? Taverner  Apr-27-11 10:56 PM   #0 
  - Yes that's what I've always heard AND, if I do observe it, it does exist, right? nt  patrice   Apr-27-11 11:02 PM   #1 
  - So does that also work the other way?  Taverner   Apr-27-11 11:08 PM   #3 
     - Something I used to say to my AP Psychology classes was that it might be  patrice   Apr-27-11 11:35 PM   #7 
  - Missing the point of what?  Peace Patriot   Apr-27-11 11:06 PM   #2 
  - Quantum Mechanics. I've been reading a bit about it lately  Taverner   Apr-27-11 11:09 PM   #4 
     - One thing that sort of helps me is to remember that our senses are only capable  patrice   Apr-27-11 11:28 PM   #5 
     - Yes but that's Psychology...  Taverner   Apr-27-11 11:40 PM   #8 
        - Psychology seeks to describe the tools by means of which we understand things.  patrice   Apr-27-11 11:54 PM   #10 
           - Yes - but quantifiable data from Psychology is rare  Taverner   Apr-28-11 12:18 AM   #11 
              - The biological bases of behavior are about as concrete as it gets.  patrice   Apr-28-11 12:31 AM   #12 
                 - But wouldn't that be Neurology?  Taverner   Apr-28-11 12:43 AM   #13 
                    - Neurology is the more purely mechanical aspects of it.  patrice   Apr-28-11 12:59 AM   #14 
                       - Pavlov was, btw, a neurophysiologist. nt  patrice   Apr-28-11 01:03 AM   #15 
     - Thanks for the book titles! nt  Peace Patriot   Apr-28-11 06:27 AM   #18 
  - It should be a violation, but  Thor_MN   Apr-27-11 11:29 PM   #6 
  - Yes and no.  TheMadMonk   Apr-27-11 11:47 PM   #9 
  - Take your brain out of your head and set it on the table.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-28-11 01:10 AM   #16 
  - I think Einstein was right  qazplm   Apr-28-11 12:32 PM   #19 
     - I respect that opinion, but mine differs a little.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-28-11 03:27 PM   #20 
        - well then let's pick another heavenly body  qazplm   Apr-28-11 07:48 PM   #24 
        - But do you see the assumption in that?  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-28-11 08:51 PM   #25 
           - I didnt say  qazplm   Apr-28-11 09:24 PM   #26 
              - All I have problems with is trying to isolate things at the micro scale.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-29-11 11:05 PM   #28 
                 - why can't you?  qazplm   Apr-30-11 12:16 PM   #29 
        - There may or may not be a singularity between quantum and classical...  TheMadMonk   Apr-28-11 11:24 PM   #27 
  - No. You're just dreaming. All this is just A dream. Now go to sleep and forget about it.  Kablooie   Apr-28-11 01:24 AM   #17 
  - Quote from "Million Dollar Hotel"  DetlefK   Apr-28-11 04:09 PM   #22 
  - Same answer as Schroedinger's cat:  DetlefK   Apr-28-11 03:53 PM   #21 
  - Right. And no simultaneity, either.  Orsino   Apr-28-11 06:26 PM   #23 
  - Philosophy may not help you much here. If quantum mechanics interests you,  struggle4progress   May-02-11 04:17 PM   #30 

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