Book:  “Why does the world exist?”
Posted: 15 November 2015 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Book:  “Why does the world exist?” page 61. By Jim Holt.
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“ And what about Nothingness?
Can it be assigned an entropy?
The computation is not hard.
If a system – anything from a cup of coffee to a possible world – can
exist in N different states, its maximum entropy equals log(N).
The Null World, being perfectly simple, has only a single state.
So its maximum entropy is log(1) = 0 – which also happens to equal
its minimum entropy!
So Nothingness, in addition to being the simplest, the least arbitrary,
and the most symmetrical of all possible realities, also has the nicest
entropy profile. Its maximum entropy equals its minimum entropy
equals zero. No wonder Leonardo da Vinci was moved to exclaim,
perhaps somewhat paradoxically: “Among the great things which
are found among us, the existence of Nothing is the greatest.”
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How is possible to understand:
“Its maximum entropy equals its minimum entropy equals zero.”?
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Posted: 15 November 2015 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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In my opinion the situation when “maximum entropy equals its
minimum entropy equals zero” is similar to the paradox of
Schrodinger’s cat that is simultaneously alive and dead.
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Posted: 16 November 2015 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I see where you get it now. I previewed this book on Amazon and found it pretty weird, kind of a guy talking to himself and thinking the rest of us are interested.

Goodreads.com has some fun reviews. Many are funnier, but this one sealed the deal on me never wanting to read anything from this guy, this was his 3rd point among many:

3. Total misinterpretations. This is the worst. He gets everything wrong about the math and physics and doesn’t have a clue that he is doing so. He misunderstands both his primary and secondary sources. The things he says about both mathematical/physical “truth” and about the psychology and sociology of scientists is painfully wrong and makes him sound like such a tool.

New York Times had a nice review, but I think that is an indication that book reviewers can’t digest stuff like this. We need people with physics backgrounds to review books that refer to physics. I know this is a “philosophy” book, but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

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Posted: 18 November 2015 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Lausten - 16 November 2015 08:51 AM

I know this is a “philosophy” book,
but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

Agree.
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Posted: 18 November 2015 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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socratus - 18 November 2015 04:58 AM
Lausten - 16 November 2015 08:51 AM

I know this is a “philosophy” book,
but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

Agree.
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Then you should agree that you need to inform yourself of physics.

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Posted: 19 November 2015 12:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Lausten - 18 November 2015 12:37 PM
socratus - 18 November 2015 04:58 AM
Lausten - 16 November 2015 08:51 AM

I know this is a “philosophy” book,
but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

Agree.
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Then you should agree that you need to inform yourself of physics.

There are many interpretation of philosophy of quantum physics.
There isn’t theory of quantum gravity.
  String theory is speculative one
Dark matter and dark energy – nobody knows what they are. 
In the internet is possible to find 100 different models of electron.
Every model is speculative .. . . . nobody knows what electron is.
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Nobody can say: only my theory is the best. . . we all must study.
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Posted: 19 November 2015 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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socratus - 19 November 2015 12:30 AM
Lausten - 18 November 2015 12:37 PM
socratus - 18 November 2015 04:58 AM
Lausten - 16 November 2015 08:51 AM

I know this is a “philosophy” book,
but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

Agree.
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Then you should agree that you need to inform yourself of physics.

There are many interpretation of philosophy of quantum physics.
There isn’t theory of quantum gravity.
  String theory is speculative one
Dark matter and dark energy – nobody knows what they are. 
In the internet is possible to find 100 different models of electron.
Every model is speculative .. . . . nobody knows what electron is.
. . . . . . .
Nobody can say: only my theory is the best. . . we all must study.
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If you say “nobody knows”, then how can we have a conversation? I agree that nobody should say their theory is exclusively correct, but that’s not what you are doing. You are claiming your theory is worth considering based on the idea that no theory on this subject has yet garnered consensus. That is not a logical argument for anything.

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Posted: 19 November 2015 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Lausten - 19 November 2015 08:18 AM
socratus - 19 November 2015 12:30 AM
Lausten - 18 November 2015 12:37 PM
socratus - 18 November 2015 04:58 AM
Lausten - 16 November 2015 08:51 AM

I know this is a “philosophy” book,
but philosophy that is not informed by physics is just pseudo-philosophy.

Agree.
====

Then you should agree that you need to inform yourself of physics.

There are many interpretation of philosophy of quantum physics.
There isn’t theory of quantum gravity.
  String theory is speculative one
Dark matter and dark energy – nobody knows what they are. 
In the internet is possible to find 100 different models of electron.
Every model is speculative .. . . . nobody knows what electron is.
. . . . . . .
Nobody can say: only my theory is the best. . . we all must study.
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If you say “nobody knows”, then how can we have a conversation?
I agree that nobody should say their theory is exclusively correct,
but that’s not what you are doing.
You are claiming your theory is worth considering based on the idea
that no theory on this subject has yet garnered consensus.
That is not a logical argument for anything.

@ Mr. Lausten
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a) I am not scientist
b) My ideas are only a scheme of Existence
c) The basis of this scheme has logical background:
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Vacuum—the very name suggests emptiness and nothingness –
is actually a realm rife with potentiality, courtesy of the laws
of quantum electrodynamics (QED). According to QED,
additional, albeit virtual, particles can be created in the vacuum,
allowing light-light interactions.
http://www.aip.org/pnu/2006/768.html
# When the next revolution rocks physics,
chances are it will be about nothing—the vacuum,
that endless infinite void.
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/aug/18-nothingness-of-space-theory-of-everything
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Posted: 20 November 2015 04:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Gravity.

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