Sunday, August 05, 2012

Real, or Not Real? A Psi-caustic Question

An Action ................................................. Engenders an Opposite Reaction to the Action ....................................................................... Engenders A Very Opposite Reaction to the Opposite Reaction to the Action ....................................... I'd not heard of this shit. Yet it's kind of FCP'ian in tone. Whaddya think?

20 comments:

Tecumseh said...

Czech guy sounds over-wrought. But then again, maybe he's onto something? I can't tell, but will be waiting for Herr Rott to illuminate us with his vast fountains of knowledge and wisdom.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Yup, I'm so out on the far periphery of this stuff that I can't tell who's grasshopper who's orangutang.

Tecumseh said...

Casey draws blood?

Tecumseh said...

Schlafly blows smoke: Much of modern theoretical physics assumes that the true nature of reality is
mathematics. This is a great mistake.


Go pound sand!

Arelcao Akleos said...

I'm getting rejected by the arxiv, for some godforsaken reason. Could you send me a link to that "Casey" thing?

Arelcao Akleos said...

Ditto for that Schafly thing

Arelcao Akleos said...

by "link" I mean a pdf attachment in an e-mail....
..Yeah, I'm reading a heck of a lot into that word, "link".

Tecumseh said...

You can't get no satisfaction from the arxiv? Jeepers! The robot there must not like your IP. You should try a mirror site, maybe the robot there is friendlier. But OK, I'll send an email, just in case.

As for Schlafly, I messed up the link. It's here.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Thanks for the Schafly, Tecumseh. Yeah, the Arxiv seems to disdain my IP. Don't no what the heck why. It's not as if I go often to the arxiv and diss it's granma....oh well. I'll hunt for its mirror image in the Alice in Wonderland Web.

Mr roT said...

Casey Blood has a problem with Pussy? Who doesn't?
Here is the underlying reality that Blood seeks: People that write their names with ", Ph.D." at the end are deeply unsure about their mental capacities and work fervently on bullshit. Blood may not constitute proof of this assertion, but he is certainly an example.

Schafly should catch up on her physics. I suggest that she try to attain Archimedes' or even Galileo's time.

What does Peggy Noonan think of QCD?

Tecs, I taught you the turbojet expression "go pound sand," and its afterburner "up your ass," so that will cost another VCP on your tab. You're getting dangerously close to Avogadro's number of bottles of bubbly in debt, so you ought to pay before they form a space-time singularity.

Mr roT said...

My field of expertise is physics (I was on the Rutgers physics faculty for 30 years), so I will outline how physics can help to break the grip of materialism—the belief that this physical life is all there is. This approach has the advantage that it uses the language and wisdom specific to our time to corroborate and extend the insights of ancient and modern mystics.

It's hard to muffle guffaws now, after hours since I first read this new-ager mumbo-jumbo.

Mr roT said...

AA and Tecs get serious about reality and shit.
Casey Blood provides a clear explanation of the scientific basis for spiritual experience, and includes specific, easy to follow practices for developing mastery over thoughts and emotions.” Andrea Blanch, PhD. Former Florida state mental health commissioner currently President of the Center for Religious Tolerance.

Tecumseh said...

Hey, man, I served you up on a platter a bunch of softballs! All I did was to go to GoogleScholar, and check out who quotes the Pusey & al article that AA referred to. There were relatively few quotes (I think about 7), which surprised me -- I thought these physycki guys draw tons of quotes right away after publishing something that sounds cool, especially if it's in Nature or Science or something.

At any rate, those two bozos came out as discussing the Pusey stuff. Format looks dubious (yeah, I noted the PhD label right up there after the title -- oh, boy), but then again, how do I know Adam from Eve in this filed? Maybe they all write the same way.

Mr roT said...

Tecs, thanks for the meatballs, but where's my VCP for 'Go pound sand up your ass"?
Pay, man!

Tecumseh said...

Well, yes, I learned that expression from you. But so what? Am I supposed to give you credit every time I use it? If so, how? Add (pbuhr) after each occurrence? (Where hr=Herr Rott.)

Mr roT said...

I'll settle for a VCP, once and for all. I am generous.

Tecumseh said...

All right, all right, add one to the tab. Where are we with that tab, by the way? I kinda lost track. I think you owe me about two dozen bottles, give or take. Fair count?

Mr roT said...

Falsch!

Mr roT said...

Hey Tecs!
Schlafly' url = Casey's url!
Please contact the cashier.

Tecumseh said...

You're behind the curve, Herr Rott. See a few posts up for the clarification. At any rate, you're beating on a dead horse with this. Why don't you read Poincaré's lecture at the Louisiana Purchase Fair, instead? Geronimo!