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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TomTB, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

  2. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

  3. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

  4. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Oh come on, just because I don't do research in the field...I think the notion is absurd and is bellybutton lint-gathering by astrophysicists like Sheldon Cooper instead of working. "See? See? My math proves it! Now on to even bigger things!"

    Go ahead and give it your best shot, Tiran. Convince me.
     
  5. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    It really has nothing to do with convincing you. Scientific theories arise as the result of data, and they are supposed to live and die based on the accuracy of their underlying mathematics.

    You're taking a mathematical model of something that the human mind can barely comprehend and then dismissing it by applying a non-rational faith judgement to it. And just like how your computer keeps running regardless of your belief in electrons, the universe doesn't really care what our super-monkey instincts are about quantum mechanics. The super-monkeys don't have instincts for quantum mechanics - we rely on non-instinctual mathematic modeling to confirm or refute science that is beyond our ability to directly experience it.

    If you aren't learned in the field of quantum mechanics, your opinions of its validity are like the opinions a blind man has about colors. And those sort of baseless beliefs are very common - but really ironic for a fan of science to have and apply to science.
     
  6. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, it's just obvious that all things happen in the many worlds. No wonder you like scifi. Or should I say fantasy.

    Don't be talking down to me Tiran. I have a doctorate in a hard science and all I did was research to get it.
     
  7. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    It isn't "obvious" at all. Neither is relativity, magnetism, immunology or any other science that requires study.

    I neither believe nor disbelieve in many worlds, dark matter or any number of other theoretical models. It surprises me that someone with a doctorate in hard science would decide to make up their mind either way with no data.
     
  8. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

  9. Kelvin Das

    Kelvin Das New Member

    There are so much unexpected things are waiting for us in future, that we can not predict those well, however the article was cool, thanks for posting.

     

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