Welcome to Mostly Physics20000117
"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested
in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element.
I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details."
-- Albert Einstein
"...and I cherish more than anything else the Analogies,
my most trustworthy masters.
They know all the secrets of Nature..."
"This is a good example of how professionals work. They do not actually
know all the mathematics there is to know but they keep their eyes and
ears open to everything they hear, no matter how remote it might seem
from their immediate interests. Then, someday, these little bits of
information end up being important. They may not remember it exactly but
they know where to find the necessary knowledge. This is how all of
us try to approach physics in the context of research."
-- M.S.Longair, Theoretical Concepts in Physics,
Hamiltonian Equations and Poisson Brackets
The needle and the patch the
sewing and weaving together of psycholinguistics and quantum theory
Fundamental Dichotomies in Nature
Table of Contents What
these ideas are about.
Magnetic Personalities in Politics
The Price of Symbolism
Every definition involves the rest of the universe.
Analogy and the Law The appeal
to a higher level of language
Uncertainty Ceci n'est pas une
SIRDS and qubits
Is economy more fundamental than
physics ? draft
Stability as a state of
Democracy as a
Language as Social Software The
coevolution of humans, animals and machines in a memetic space-time
Entropys Ordered and Disordered
Virtual and Real The Uncollapse
of the Wavefunction
Patterns Music, People, Winners
Algorithms Programming Reality, Globalization; MeMes: melt in your head,
not in your hands
Dinosaurs don't do Metaphors
The Thesaurus Rex
The Theory of the Month Club
The Sane Sailor
The Electric River
Analogy- The UnLogic
The Social Masquerade
Thanksgiving - A Close
Pauli Exclusion of
Pleasantville- civilty under change
Distinct yet Identical
(E. H. ?) Simpson's Paradox and Quantum
The Theoretical Map and the Empirical
Superpositions and Entanglements
Perception as a Young's experiment
The Wisdom Gap
The Zen of Model Helicopter Flying
the Hopi- survivors of the desert economy
Thermocouples and Polarizing
Beamsplitters Defining the thermoelectric Qubit for quasi-deterministic
(quantum) space-like computations.
Distributions and Functions
Learning to fly Life
escapes the gravity of the entropic attractor in 3 'easy' steps.
Metaphors in Science
Mathematics as Metaphor
Deterministic and Semi-deterministic
Languages or how I learned to love the bomb
Evolution, Adaptation and
Moral concerns in Quantum
The uncertainty relation between theory
Morality in Science
More and more and more...
Paradox "Dr. Judea Pearl regards paradoxes as "the magnifying glasses of
deep principles." In 1965, he proved this point by contriving an apparent
contradiction of Faraday's Law to discover new phenomena in superconductivity.
In 1995, he dissolved Simpson's Paradox, a statistical illusion first noted a
century earlier, and thus created a new method of processing cause-effect
relationships. These ground-breaking achievements span a remarkable scientific
career in superconductivity, advanced memory systems, pattern recognition,
artificial intelligence and the art and science of causal thinking."
Judea Pearl On the Testability
of Causal Models with Latent and Instrumental Variables
Nils Abramson Light in Flight-
physical McLuhan reversal ?
Dan Schweitzer Light in
Flight's influence on the Holographic Art
Language independant protocols: Sort of an extension to oop to encapsulate
not only data with methods but also grammars as well.
What about personality independant protocols i.e. the generic citizen/employee
capable of socializing/working with anyone ?
IUL Language Independance
XML Language Independance
I am my own
Grandpa By Dwight B. Latham and Moe Jaffe
SIRDS Single Image Random Dot
Stereograms; see also SIRTS (Random Text)
Douglas Adams "Don't Panic !"
The "artful dodger" of memes
Eigen-memes for programming reality
Memetic Algorithms Social
Jour. of Postmodern
Comp Mediated Zine
Cultural Studies Center
Note that there are crossposted articles in the spectrum, it is
non-orthogonal in that sense of alias. Now Fourier this into the below time
My Time Series
Pleasantville Civilty in a
Herodotus' Conception of
Foreign Languages It's greek to me
"The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving towards
the grand fallacy."
Marshall and Eric McLuhan
Cliff Stabbert 1
Cliff Stabbert 2
"Conform ! Conform to anarchy. Conform to society.
You will conform to something and then we'll have you in a cage."
- The measurement song of politicians and scientists
What IS the oroboros ?
The perspective geometry of deduction devouring its finite self with infinite induction
until it is a mere point indistinguishable from nothing.
compare to vector models of Simpson's Paradox
Corrective lenses can restore 20/20 vision to the distinguishing nearsighted and
the non-distinguishing farsighted. But you have to first recognize the need to
`Ah, well! It means much the same thing,' said the Duchess,
digging her sharp little chin into Alice's shoulder as she added,
`and the moral of THAT is--"Take care of the sense, and the
sounds will take care of themselves."'
"Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves."
"To see the world in a grain of sand,
heaven in a wild flower,
to hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour." --William Blake
Leviathan ? compare to prions
The farmers control space. The suits control time.
The politicians and magicians control space-time.
Once we procede past the ability of the normal human senses to make distinguishments
and rely upon machines for further resolution, we become cyborgs, and science inherits in
the mind-machine relationship many of the same concerns made by philosophers over the
past 2.5 millenia or more regarding the mind-body problem. This "clockwork orange"
must understand its relationship to what Eddington apparently called "pointer readings"
as much as the less technologically enhanced human is concerned with its relationship
to the Vedantic principle of non-distinguishement, or the mathematician to Kosko's fuzzy
subsethood, or the theologian to duality,... &c.
People don't like to 'solve' dualisms or paradoxes mainly because solving
one of them tends to solve a whole slew of them, and that leads to big
changes. People don't like big changes.
There not enough paper and silicon to write down everything I've imagined.
You really had to be me.
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