Einstein said time is an illusion; funny, because he also merged time and space together to create timespace for his early theories. Was he confused? Not really, just contemplating concepts that had gotten more clear over time. Time is not an illusion "because the past and future are happening […]
Getting to the moon will happen in stages. The new contract just awarded to SpaceX is for the most critical stage, which has 3 steps: 1. Dropping out of moon orbit to land on the moon, 2. exploring the moon for a week, 3. departing from the moon. The contract is for one test flight with no one […]
To keep things interesting, I occasionally start thought experiments on the relationship between finite and infinite from within the singularity, in a sense transporting my mind into infinity and "looking back" upon the finite experience rather than the way we usually do -- from within our […]
Hm interesting, this looks good, certainly better than standard model... In 1867, William Thomson (also known as Lord Kelvin) proposed “one of the most beautiful ideas in the history of science,” — that atoms are vortices in the aether. He recognized that if topologically distinct quantum vortices […]
I really like Quantum Field Theory; it elegantly resolves some quantum mechanical puzzles and also fits with my own inner intuition on what's happening down there. If it's not spot-on, it's close. Here is the most succinct summary I've seen, from a Quora answer by Rodney Brooks, Ph.D. In QFT as I […]
via A quantum revolution against Feynman diagrams | Ars Technica.
We know by the dual slit experiment that consciousness operates directly on matter and transforms it from wave to particle at the quantum mechanical level. We have proven that consciousness does this at least four times faster than the speed of light, and in fact quite possibly instantaneously. […]
The following excerpt from "How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" is interesting, good reason to re-evaluate the meaning of some of the more peculiar episodes of my own life: One afternoon I was talking to my priest - I am an Episcopalian — and I happened to […]