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Former soldier in the US Army. Successfully completed SFAS. Served as a medic in Iraq. B.S.'s in Math/Physics M.S. in Applied Mathematics Applied Math Ph.D. My worldview: https://themessagewritteneverywhere.blogspot.com I hope you make your existence a magnificent one :)

  • Why we exist?

    In the following link, I explain my understanding of why we exist: http://samandiriel-why-we-exist.blogspot.com/

    My question is this; is there anything about this explanation that conflicts with your understanding of how our world works.

    If you are not willing to spend the few minutes it takes to read through the link, I ask that you please refrain from answering.

    Thank you for your time.

    Philosophy5 years ago
  • Why we exist?

    In the following link, I explain my understanding of why we exist: http://samandiriel-why-we-exist.blogspot.com/

    My question is this; is there anything about this explanation that conflicts with your understanding of how our world works.

    If you are not willing to spend the few minutes it takes to read through the link, I ask that you please refrain from answering.

    Thank you for your time.

    1 AnswerBiology5 years ago
  • Why we exist?

    In the following link, I explain my understanding of why we exist: http://samandiriel-why-we-exist.blogspot.com/

    My question is this; is there anything about this explanation that conflicts with your understanding of how our world works.

    If you are not willing to spend the few minutes it takes to read through the link, I ask that you please refrain from answering.

    Thank you for your time.

    2 AnswersReligion & Spirituality5 years ago
  • Does this make sense with respect to your worldview, why or why not?

    Hello, I was just looking for feedback on what I see as the objective reason for our existence.

    Consider two basic facts about the world we live in.

    1) When a system is capable of evolving, it will inherently evolve features favorable for reproduction.

    2) We are not separate from the physical universe we live in; we are features of it.

    For the moment, take it as a given that the universe can create approximate replicas of itself (i.e. it is capable of evolving). In this case, a sensible explanation for our existence is that we are features that the universe has evolved. As evolved features, replicating our universe to the best of our abilities would be the objective purpose for our existence; the "meaning of life" so to speak.

    This explanation for our existence hinges upon the universe being able to make approximate copies of itself, so that the concept of biological evolution applies. This is not as far fetched as it may seem at first glance.

    That the universe can make approximate replicas of itself on local levels is not an assumption, but a fact anyone can verify for themselves. You can verify it for yourself at this very moment by recognizing that your conscious perception of reality is a representation (i.e. an approximate replication) of the universe local to you.

    4 AnswersReligion & Spirituality5 years ago
  • Who would be more likely to start a war, a mother or a father?

    If you could elaborate why, it would be appreciated.

    6 AnswersFamily6 years ago
  • Upcoming congressional votes?

    Is there a website where I can check to see what is scheduled to be voted on in upcoming sessions?

    Thank you in advance and have a great day :)

    1 AnswerGovernment6 years ago
  • Best ways to prevent dehydration when you cannot eat or drink at work?

    My girlfriend recently started a job where she has to be in a biohazard suit for five hours at a time. While she is in the suit, not only can she not eat or drink anything, but she cannot use the restroom.

    What is the best way to combat dehydration in this kind of a scenario?

    1 AnswerOther - Health6 years ago
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics / time machine question?

    [As a heads up, If you do not have a degree in physics or are at least working on one, this question will be out of your depth. Please refrain from answering.]

    I received an undergraduate degree in physics about 6 years ago, but I ended up pursuing a doctorate in applied mathematics rather than physics. The reason I am asking this question is to know whether or not this is something that is explained by relativistic quantum mechanics.

    Basically, I do not see why quantum entanglement + relativity of simultaneity cannot be used to produce a time machine.

    Entanglement: Use the fact that the wavefunctions of entangled particles collapse simultaneously to send messages using Morse code, where collapsed/uncollapsed wavefunctions serve the role of the on-off tone. This should be able to send information instantaneously (see details in link).

    Relativity of Simultaneity: Moving observers perceive different sets of events to be simultaneous with one another. Use a network of observers moving relative to one another and sending signals to each other to bounce a signal back in time using entangled quantons.

    I explain the specifics of an experimental setup that seems like it would be capable of sending messages back in time in the following blog: http://anessayonantsandeverythingelse-im.blogspot....

    I asked my professors about this back in undergrad, but never received a real answer.

    Thank you for your time!

    5 AnswersPhysics6 years ago
  • Why wouldn't this work to send a message back in time?

    As a heads up, If you do not have a degree in physics or are at least working on one, this question will be out of your depth. Please refrain from answering.

    At a very coarse grained level, I do not see why quantum entanglement + relativity of simultaneity cannot be used to produce a time machine.

    Basically, use quantum entanglement to send messages using Morse code with collapsed/uncollapsed wavefunctions as serving the role of the on-off tone. This should be able to send information instantaneously (see details in link).

    Then use a network of moving observers sending signals to each other to bounce a signal back in time.

    I received an undergraduate degree in physics about 6 years ago, but I never got a satisfactory answer from my professors when I asked them about this.

    I explain the specifics of an experimental setup that seems like it would be capable of sending messages back in time in the following blog: http://anessayonantsandeverythingelse-im.blogspot....

    3 AnswersPhysics6 years ago
  • Do you see anything wrong about this explanation for the fine-tuning of the physical constants?

    Explanation:

    1) The singularities of black holes are regions of spacetime that have become disconnected from our own.

    2) These regions effectively act as their own universes.

    3) Once it has evolved sufficient technological capabilities, intelligent life can influence the way in which black holes are formed.

    4) This life will influence the creation of black holes in ways that create universes like the ones they find themselves in.

    5) This creates a selective pressure for universes to evolve physical constants capable of supporting intelligent life.

    [A more detailed explanation as to why I think the universe is a living system:

    http://justificationforlivinguniverse.blogspot.com... ]

    1 AnswerPhysics6 years ago
  • What are the positive aspects of deception?

    Do you have any positive experiences from deceiving someone or being deceived by someone?

    9 AnswersPhilosophy6 years ago
  • Why can't quantum entanglement be used to send information faster than the speed of light?

    I never understood why quantum entanglement couldn't be used to send information. The usual answer is that knowing what a wave function collapsed to doesn't change the fact that it does so randomly, and thus cannot transmit information. But that's not what I mean. Why can't you use the fact that the waves collapse to send information? When I asked my undergraduate physics professor about it (a long time ago), he just gave me a weird look and told me it can't work. Still, I've never understood why that is, and I've always been curious.

    To be specific, I'll link a YouTube video explaining the quantum eraser experiment. You only need to watch the first minute and a half to understand what I am talking about:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfSm6o-KlQ

    Youtube thumbnail

    Using the experimental set up in the video, I do not see what would prevent someone at M1 from sending information via Morse code to someone at M2. Specifically, have switching M1 on and off play the role of the on-off tone for Morse code.

    This would be sending information at a rate that is nearly instantaneous, only being limited by the rate at which the Morse code representation of the information can be encoded/decoded.

    Am I missing something?

    3 AnswersPhysics6 years ago
  • Why can't quantum entanglement be used to send information faster than the speed of light?

    I never understood why quantum entanglement couldn't be used to send information. The usual answer is that knowing what a wave function collapsed to doesn't change the fact that it does so randomly, and thus cannot transmit information. But that's not what I mean. Why can't you use the fact that the waves collapse to send information? When I asked my undergraduate physics professor about it (a long time ago), he just gave me a weird look and told me it can't work. Still, I've never understood why that is, and I've always been curious.

    To be specific, I'll link a YouTube video explaining the quantum eraser experiment. You only need to watch the first minute and a half to understand what I am talking about:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfSm6o-KlQ

    Youtube thumbnail

    Using the experimental set up in the video, I do not see what would prevent someone at M1 from sending information via Morse code to someone at M2. Specifically, have switching M1 on and off play the role of the on-off tone for Morse code.

    This would be sending information at a rate that is nearly instantaneous, only being limited by the rate at which the Morse code representation of the information can be encoded/decoded.

    Am I missing something?

    3 AnswersPhysics6 years ago
  • What happened with the underwater pyramid discovered earlier this year?

    This is what I am talking about:

    http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/huge-underwate...

    I just think it's weird that more hasn't been written about it, and was wondering if someone knows where to find more info on what's been discovered about it.

    4 AnswersAnthropology6 years ago
  • What does "spiritual" mean to you?

    Say you have two sets, A and B.

    Set A = the set of all things that you consider to be spiritual

    Set B = the set of all things that you can infer exist, but whose existence you cannot physically demonstrate in a repeatable fashion

    Would you say that the set of things in set A is identical to the set of things in set B?

    If you would, please support your reason why with at least one thing you see belonging to both sets.

    If you would not, please support your reason why with an example of a thing that belongs in one set but not the other. BQ for this case, which do you see as the bigger set?

    7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality6 years ago