“Quantum Relativity” by StormCloudsGathering

Just another tidbit of food for thought…

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4 Responses to “Quantum Relativity” by StormCloudsGathering

  1. Wyrd Smythe says:

    New age gibberish.

    • Byenia says:

      Hehehe Yes, but it’s fun to think about.

    • Byenia says:

      I found a new term to describe this sort of stuff: “scienceyness.”

      https://medium.com/@writingben/a-disease-of-scienceyness-7b5571a34953

      So I’m part of the naughty crowd helping circulate fluff stuff in an effort to get others interested in the topics in question so as to look further into it themselves. Guilty as charged. 😉

      • Wyrd Smythe says:

        I agree completely with that blog post. He’s exactly right.

        Early he makes an interesting point about how science questions are rarely ever completely proven correct. The progress of science involves increasing the confidence that an idea is correct to a point where it approaches (but may never fully reach) factual.

        I compared it to a fuzzy sphere in a recent blog post. The sphere gets less and less fuzz towards its center, and scientific experiments are designed to move us as close to the center as possible.

        Contrariwise, proving a theory false ends that process and collapses things to a single point of: NOPE! A key aspect of a scientific theory is that it must be falsifiable.

        A common metaphor is called “The Black Swan.” A theory that all swans are white requires examining every swan that is, was, and ever will be.

        But a theory that there’s no such thing as a black swan is invalidated the moment you find a black swan.

        Until you do, and as you encounter more and more non-black swans, you begin to believe the theory may be correct. But you can never be completely sure that the next one you see won’t be black.

        But at some point you may find enough non-black swans, and feel you’ve looked in most places they would be found, you can increase your confidence in the theory to some level of “probably correct.”

        Sadly, very few outside of true science fans seem to appreciate how this works. Evolution vs. Creationism is a good example. We may not be 100% our “theory” of evolution is completely correct, but we are 100% sure that Creationism is false.

        I like to invite Creationists who say evolution is “just a theory” to step off a 10-story building and then turn around and have a conversation with me about how gravity is “just a theory.”

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