However, two thousand years have passed and now a similar but much greater bifurcation of development makes the now dominating beliefs atheism including insufficient. When the healers snakes entwine or the Ourobus worm loops to consume itself we all seem to know what the metaphor means for hope and that there can be a certain end by lack of belief in the Ivory towers of ourselves that risks the Neverending Story. Hitterdale , Roger Schlafly , Paul Merriam. Grib , Euan Squires? Ever more acccessible physical pleasures? I confess, I am old fashioned..

While I praise anyone who would try to bring down to earth science for all of us either individually or together a risk and sacrifice without reward most often, on the frontiers some of them simply have no peers. Scientism Platonism Recognize with R. Kimmo, I yet have to check out your essay. On the contrary, scientific quality would be rather a handicap in this rating. Comments and ratings are welcome. Because naively implemented, such a method will fail in a world with a ratio of 10 idiots for 1 competent reviewer, as long as no system is developed for people to automatically filter the information depending on the competence of the reviewer. So it needs another explanation.

On the FQXI math/physics essay contest

The scientists and which scientists? I infer from that, that matching a person’s preferences with movie characteristics, some kind of figuring out the best distance measure to use in a high-dimensional space with discrete coordinates actors, movie directors, script writers, movie genre, plot characteristics, cinematographers, music types, etc.

Nobody to steer and nothing to save anymore. But neither chirality nor Descartes ideas on vortices as I once thought was the creative structure that explained everything. Namely, having works openly reviewed and criticized by anyone, and knowing who writes each review so as to make it possible to figure out if the reviewer is competent or not, can be an interesting information.

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GribEuan Squires? The issue how the 7.


About the FQXI essay contest on the math/physics connection

I for one am not terribly impressed. Think of it as evolution in action. I have always been fascinated by the complex dynamics of systems that are driven by the individual actions of many humans because this reaches out to the larger question of where life on vqxi Earth is going and why and what all of this is good for. Neil, Excellent essay I will have to study further to see how the philosophic conclusions and possibilities fit in.

It cannot come from the esday quality of his essay, since it is only a relative quality with some flaws as I pointed outbut even more especially because, as demonstrated by the community ratings of the rest of essays in this contest, community rating generally has nothing to do with scientific quality anyway.

Sabine, Contesf fact is that within year or two whole Earth might essqy annihilated due to manmade chain reactionso thinking about how to steer the future in general is complete waste of time. Me worst of all? Or more of bullshit science solving nothing, leading nowhere?

But the essay of Philip Gibbs does not have this “quality”. We modestly imagine the future Yet conyest and antiteleology are forms of teleology. Beyond is only sci-fi and other religion about possible Humanity n. If the latter is absent, any “social feedback” will be meaningless… And conversely, any meaningful “salvation plan” should necessarily address directly the new human essence.

What matters is the opportunity for sane people, able to define the right standards, to get information filtered according to their own standard. Kimmo, Both essays have their place and reading them as a finished product eszay is much more impressive and informative itself.

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If only most Christians felt the same way, then maybe our politicians would be able to find some decent common ground. My wallet is broken, as is the world. But it’s not even that he tries to defend any obscurantist ideology there: This is pure lack of imagination.


wssay We can make use of such insights and training regardless of whether we solve or agree on the ultimate status of “will”, “consciousness” etc.

Mathematical Universe Hypothesis mathematical monism. His proposition of open peer review, where anyone can bring a review, can be nice, as, for example, my ideas how to better explain maths and physics do not find place in the institutions just because it is not in the usual official jobs of researchers to consider such things as changes in the curriculum, so I would need to find “peers” elsewhere.

Posted by Sabine Hossenfelder at esaay It applies also to your imaginary travelers from future: But who is to say ten thousand years from now such travelers would find any of us monkeys worth saving? And me, of course, but one is not enough here.

Everyone his own opinion. As both a Jew and an Atheist, I nevertheless find in the teachings of Jesus Christ a model for humanity to follow if we really esaay to get along with one another and thereby survive.


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Nature is a little relaxed and we a little lazy for now to find a better chart to get our priorities straight before we realize we may urgently need them.

Take for instance, Netflix’s movie recommendation engine. To say roughly, we can define this space as the sum of 2 spinor spaces with conjugate typeswhere a spinor space is a 2-dimensional complex space E such that the space of hermitian forms on E is identified with the tangent space to this point of space-time.