Aug 7, 2008

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The quantum physics of Creation

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In The Beginning.

Start With One Proton Schrodinger’s equation, one of the most basic and formative equations of quantum physics, shown in the case of Hydrogen, a basic and formative element of the universe.

And Let There Be Light The famous Maxwell equations: the basic laws of light. The dynamics of electromagnetic radiation shown in mathematical terms.

Timespace The principle of Time dilation, a mathematical expression of time and space, as captured in Lorentz’s equation.

FreeWill The fundamental principle of uncertainty that underlies quantum physics: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.

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  1. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH

    Uncertainty is frickin’ weird. So is Free Will. That doesn’t in any way mean they’re the same, no matter how many quantum monks proclaim it so. Correlation != Causation!

  2. Uncertainly principle means that you can’t measure it with certainty. *NOT* that it’s not deterministic.

    Actually, you have the same problem even with Newtonian physics: you need to measure everything to infinity, so you can never be *certain*. But that doesn’t mean it’s not deterministic.

    Nice idea, but the last pane is a fail.

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