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How physics has become a pathological science and a way it may be put right using Moreva's work

Introduction

First a brief word as to why physics has become a pathological science. Here I am using a phrase, "pathological science", in a fairly precise way as defined on page 9 of the excellent book "Voodoo Science"  by Robert Park.

Park points out that  erroneous conclusions by respected scientists can carry other scientists along the path to ignominy. And that is what has happened to contemporary physics. How has it happened ?

We look at the Michelson-Morley (3,4,5) experiment and note that it provides evidence for geocentrism.  Obviously, by the time the experiment was done, most people felt that they did not want to go back to that idea. Einstein summed up some reasons where this was not needed in his special theory of relativity.

But the sword of Damocles still hangs over physics, with a vengeance. We all know about the way that so many people point the finger at string theory, and always have. Krauss (2) recently pointed out "the new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we're the center of the universe"....or something has gone wrong.

We are perhaps between Scylla and Charybdis. Between Tegmark's 'Mathematical Universe' hypothesis (6) (or some similar McTaggart B series ideas) and straighforward science which can rapidly degenerate to scientism and a cult. The problem is that we are placed almost in the Michelson-Morley situation with no special relativity to get us away from scientism. So we have a problem - existing mathematics, in effect almost tells us just to look for more eternalist mathematics. So perhaps Tegmark etc. has simply descended into the 'new scientism', a sort of post-pre-Copernican view.

How to put physics right using the work of Moreva

In reference (7) I did point out that time is not an illusion and we all experience it. So how do we relate that fact to the eternalism (8) implied in B series physics ?

The work of Moreva et al (9) did experiments on how quantum entanglement can be used, in the B series, to measure time by using the ideas of Page and Wooters (10). The effect of such a measurement can be seen, either by someone external to the universe - a god like observer as pictured by externalists (for example as in reference (8)) - or an individual within the universe
- like a person in a JME McTaggart A series perhaps.

In the latter case, the internal observer would see a change and this difference in the evolution of entangled particles compared with everything else is an important a measure of time. In the Moreva experiment there is the creation of a toy universe consisting of a pair of entangled photons and an observer that can measure their state in one of two ways. In the first way, a god-like observer measures the evolution against an external clock which is entirely independent of the toy universe. In the second way, the observer measures the evolution of the system by becoming entangled with it (11). So it may be claimed, on the basis of what is after all only a toy experiment, that quantum entanglement brings the observer into the picture and gives him a past, a present, and a future.

As Strumfels (11) points out, the next step will be to extend the idea further, particularly to the macroscopic scale. It’s one thing to show how time emerges for photons, it’s quite another to show how it emerges for larger things such as humans and train timetables.

There is the further point that while physicists may claim that the 'emergence' of time from an abstract theory is occurring, it can also be claimed that they are just trying to put their theory right and realise their work with JME McTaggart A series results. We can also argue as to whether it is the Platonic eternalist Gods who have the final say, or the human beings and their real perception, of a Descartian cat-kicking (12) variety or otherwise.


Our current Experiments on Time

I mentioned that anyone can do experiments with chronesthesia (13), referring to the work of
Lynden Miles et al (14). We are doing experiments using Python and Haskell and will refer to the results in a later blog entry.

We are managing well with Python rather than Haskell. Though ultimately the results may require the lazy evaluation methods of Haskell, I definitely still prefer Python for a variety of reasons, including those already mentioned (1,15, 16).


References

(1) http://swizec.com/blog/python-and-lazy-evaluation/swizec/5148

(2) http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-energy-of-empty-space-that-isn-39t-zero

(3) http://www3.uji.es/~planelle/copernicus.html

(4) http://iamtymaximus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/can-geocentricity-be-true/

(5) http://geocentrism.com/gww.htm

(6) arXiv: 0704.0646.pdf

(7) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/05/time-is-not-illusion-again-and-again-we.html

(8) The illusion of time : past, present and future all exist together - extended

(9) arXiv:1310.4691

(10) D.N. Page and W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. D, 27, 2885, (1983)

(11) https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

(12) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/781932/posts

(13) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/12/chronesthesia-and-experiment-you-can-do_5.html

(14) http://www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au/2011/chapters/MacraeSSSP2011.pdf

(15) http://sridattalabs.com//2012/02/21/lazy-evaluation/

(16) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2014/01/duck-typing-and-time-travel.html
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How physics has become a pathological science and a way it may be put right using Moreva's work

Introduction

First a brief word as to why physics has become a pathological science. Here I am using a phrase, "pathological science", in a fairly precise way as defined on page 9 of the excellent book "Voodoo Science"  by Robert Park.

Park points out that  erroneous conclusions by respected scientists can carry other scientists along the path to ignominy. And that is what has happened to contemporary physics. How has it happened ?

We look at the Michelson-Morley (3,4,5) experiment and note that it provides evidence for geocentrism.  Obviously, by the time the experiment was done, most people felt that they did not want to go back to that idea. Einstein summed up some reasons where this was not needed in his special theory of relativity.

But the sword of Damocles still hangs over physics, with a vengeance. We all know about the way that so many people point the finger at string theory, and always have. Krauss (2) recently pointed out "the new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we're the center of the universe"....or something has gone wrong.

We are perhaps between Scylla and Charybdis. Between Tegmark's 'Mathematical Universe' hypothesis (6) (or some similar McTaggart B series ideas) and straighforward science which can rapidly degenerate to scientism and a cult. The problem is that we are placed almost in the Michelson-Morley situation with no special relativity to get us away from scientism. So we have a problem - existing mathematics, in effect almost tells us just to look for more eternalist mathematics. So perhaps Tegmark etc. has simply descended into the 'new scientism', a sort of post-pre-Copernican view.

How to put physics right using the work of Moreva

In reference (7) I did point out that time is not an illusion and we all experience it. So how do we relate that fact to the eternalism (8) implied in B series physics ?

The work of Moreva et al (9) did experiments on how quantum entanglement can be used, in the B series, to measure time by using the ideas of Page and Wooters (10). The effect of such a measurement can be seen, either by someone external to the universe - a god like observer as pictured by externalists (for example as in reference (8)) - or an individual within the universe
- like a person in a JME McTaggart A series perhaps.

In the latter case, the internal observer would see a change and this difference in the evolution of entangled particles compared with everything else is an important a measure of time. In the Moreva experiment there is the creation of a toy universe consisting of a pair of entangled photons and an observer that can measure their state in one of two ways. In the first way, a god-like observer measures the evolution against an external clock which is entirely independent of the toy universe. In the second way, the observer measures the evolution of the system by becoming entangled with it (11). So it may be claimed, on the basis of what is after all only a toy experiment, that quantum entanglement brings the observer into the picture and gives him a past, a present, and a future.

As Strumfels (11) points out, the next step will be to extend the idea further, particularly to the macroscopic scale. It’s one thing to show how time emerges for photons, it’s quite another to show how it emerges for larger things such as humans and train timetables.

There is the further point that while physicists may claim that the 'emergence' of time from an abstract theory is occurring, it can also be claimed that they are just trying to put their theory right and realise their work with JME McTaggart A series results. We can also argue as to whether it is the Platonic eternalist Gods who have the final say, or the human beings and their real perception, of a Descartian cat-kicking (12) variety or otherwise.


Our current Experiments on Time

I mentioned that anyone can do experiments with chronesthesia (13), referring to the work of
Lynden Miles et al (14). We are doing experiments using Python and Haskell and will refer to the results in a later blog entry.

We are managing well with Python rather than Haskell. Though ultimately the results may require the lazy evaluation methods of Haskell, I definitely still prefer Python for a variety of reasons, including those already mentioned (1,15, 16).


References

(1) http://swizec.com/blog/python-and-lazy-evaluation/swizec/5148

(2) http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-energy-of-empty-space-that-isn-39t-zero

(3) http://www3.uji.es/~planelle/copernicus.html

(4) http://iamtymaximus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/can-geocentricity-be-true/

(5) http://geocentrism.com/gww.htm

(6) arXiv: 0704.0646.pdf

(7) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/05/time-is-not-illusion-again-and-again-we.html

(8) The illusion of time : past, present and future all exist together - extended

(9) arXiv:1310.4691

(10) D.N. Page and W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. D, 27, 2885, (1983)

(11) https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

(12) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/781932/posts

(13) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/12/chronesthesia-and-experiment-you-can-do_5.html

(14) http://www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au/2011/chapters/MacraeSSSP2011.pdf

(15) http://sridattalabs.com//2012/02/21/lazy-evaluation/

(16) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2014/01/duck-typing-and-time-travel.html



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How physics has become a pathological science and a way it may be put right using Moreva's work

Introduction

First a brief word as to why physics has become a pathological science. Here I am using a phrase, "pathological science", in a fairly precise way as defined on page 9 of the excellent book "Voodoo Science"  by Robert Park.

Park points out that  erroneous conclusions by respected scientists can carry other scientists along the path to ignominy. And that is what has happened to contemporary physics. How has it happened ?

We look at the Michelson-Morley (3,4,5) experiment and note that it provides evidence for geocentrism.  Obviously, by the time the experiment was done, most people felt that they did not want to go back to that idea. Einstein summed up some reasons where this was not needed in his special theory of relativity.

But the sword of Damocles still hangs over physics, with a vengeance. We all know about the way that so many people point the finger at string theory, and always have. Krauss (2) recently pointed out "the new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we're the center of the universe"....or something has gone wrong.

We are perhaps between Scylla and Charybdis. Between Tegmark's 'Mathematical Universe' hypothesis (6) (or some similar McTaggart B series ideas) and straighforward science which can rapidly degenerate to scientism and a cult. The problem is that we are placed almost in the Michelson-Morley situation with no special relativity to get us away from scientism. So we have a problem - existing mathematics, in effect almost tells us just to look for more eternalist mathematics. So perhaps Tegmark etc. has simply descended into the 'new scientism', a sort of post-pre-Copernican view.

How to put physics right using the work of Moreva

In reference (7) I did point out that time is not an illusion and we all experience it. So how do we relate that fact to the eternalism (8) implied in B series physics ?

The work of Moreva et al (9) did experiments on how quantum entanglement can be used, in the B series, to measure time by using the ideas of Page and Wooters (10). The effect of such a measurement can be seen, either by someone external to the universe - a god like observer as pictured by externalists (for example as in reference (8)) - or an individual within the universe
- like a person in a McTaggart A series perhaps.

In the latter case, the internal observer would see a change and this difference in the evolution of entangled particles compared with everything else is an important a measure of time. In the Moreva experiment there is the creation of a toy universe consisting of a pair of entangled photons and an observer that can measure their state in one of two ways. In the first way, a god-like observer measures the evolution against an external clock which is entirely independent of the toy universe. In the second way, the observer measures the evolution of the system by becoming entangled with it (11). So it may be claimed, on the basis of what is after all only a toy experiment, that quantum entanglement brings the observer into the picture and gives him a past, a present, and a future.

As Strumfels (11) points out, the next step will be to extend the idea further, particularly to the macroscopic scale. It’s one thing to show how time emerges for photons, it’s quite another to show how it emerges for larger things such as humans and train timetables.

There is the further point that while physicists may claim that the 'emergence' of time from an abstract theory is occurring, it can also be claimed that they are just trying to put their theory right and realise their work with A series results. We can also argue whether it is the Platonic eternalist Gods who have the final say, or the human beings and their real perception, of a Descartian cat-kicking (12) variety or otherwise.


Our current Experiments on Time



References

(1) http://swizec.com/blog/python-and-lazy-evaluation/swizec/5148

(2) http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-energy-of-empty-space-that-isn-39t-zero

(3) http://www3.uji.es/~planelle/copernicus.html

(4) http://iamtymaximus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/can-geocentricity-be-true/

(5) http://geocentrism.com/gww.htm

(6) arXiv: 0704.0646.pdf

(7) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/05/time-is-not-illusion-again-and-again-we.html

(8) The illusion of time : past, present and future all exist together - extended

(9) arXiv:1310.4691

(10) D.N. Page and W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. D, 27, 2885, (1983)

(11) https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

(12) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/781932/posts
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I have explained the value of Python for such experiments in reference (1) Other languages could be used, but Python should be OK.

For example, to do repetition of the experiments of Lynden Miles (2, 3) and expand them, we are currently doing measurements of suggested future events and then performing the events. Also, Python can be readily used for Bayesian computation (as in Downey's "Think Bayes").

(1) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2014/01/duck-typing-and-time-travel.html

(2) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/12/chronesthesia-and-experiment-you-can-do_5.html

(3) http://www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au/2011/chapters/MacraeSSSP2011.pdf
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How to make your own biocomputer at home - You can be a wealthy innovator like Microsoft, Dell and Apple !

How can physarum polycephalum be used as part of a computer ? The video in reference (1) outlines the basic techniques. Plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum was cultivated by Gale (2) in ventilated plastic lunch boxes on wet kitchen towels and fed with oat flakes. It turns out it does in fact work like memristors. Part of the idea of the ongoing research is to include metal nanoparticles and make computers that way, which may involve using living slime mold to lay down circuitry before killing it to leave behind wiring. This could be a cheaper and greener way to make circuits.

Soichiro Tsuda (3) had shown a video in which glowing particles were shown in the physarum. For that purpose he had recommended mixing food colourings with oatflakes and feeding them to slime moulds.

Whilst physarum does tend to behave as it wants rather than necessarily the way the experimenter wants it is thus quite tolerant to innovative practices, so since Ella Gale has shown it reacts somewhat like memristors, adding enough conductive material to the slime mould may be relatively easy.

So all you should need to do is to follow the paper of Ella Gale (2), make a physarum device in the way she has done, and add conductive material and remove the physarum polycephalum. This gives enough information to easily build a memristor at home !

To join up a few of them to make a large elaborate circuit is the next step. Everyone has heard of "Apple computers" and their astounding financial success. This project may be a more beneficial successor to the "Apple" !

I am following up the present blog with a further blog discussing a little more about the basic theory, and relating to the present work on time. But the above will give you enough information to get cracking at trying to build the first working modern biocomputer.

This will also appear in "Consciousness, Science and Time" (4).

References

(1) Living Computer Created With Slime Mold?
(2) Gale E., Adamatzky A., Costello BL., "Are Slime Moulds living Memristors?"
arXiv:1306.3414v1 [cs.ET] 14 Jun 2013
(3) http://slimoco.ning.com/video/a-growing-tip-of-glowing
(4) http://www.facebook.com/groups/ifsgoa/
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Charles Bonnet and Lehar
There is a very interesting podcast (1), an easy 30 minutes listening, on the work of Vaughan Bell. It can be generally related to the value of Lehar's ideas on representationalism.

Just as Wain's pictures of cats (2,3) suggest some kind of mental deterioration or change, so too I have always felt that the Charles Bonnet (4) syndrome must imply that the brain behaves in much more complicated ways than we believe at present. Attempts to remove the Charles Bonnet syndrome (5, 6) have themselves have almost provided a quite clear case for representationalism.  An artists' representation of a Charles Bonnet picture is given in (6) below and it seems to be a fair representation.



And of course there is more ! The Bonnet syndrome is only one of the as yet matters to consider.

One can even say that our understanding of the mind at this stage, is not much in advance of our understanding of the universe in the days of Copernicus.

References

1. http://blogs.plos.org/mindthebrain/
2. http://cns-alumni.bu.edu/~slehar/HarmonicResonance/HRT23.html
3. http://cns-alumni.bu.edu/~slehar/webstuff/hr1/hr1.pdf
4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12559327 and many others
5. http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=6&SectionID=120&DocumentID=5704
6. http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/November-2012/Sight-Seeing/
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Comments welcome. Unfortunately present day physics went wrong about 1928. Nowadays people often accept wave particle duality but claim that time may not exist as a real entity. I found out what went wrong. They did not claim particles do not exist because that claim might have affacted their status and livelihood. It is like the way the Millikan oil drop experiment was fudged so often.

Things can be put right, and I need decent videos of slime mould (physarum polycephalum) to help to reorganise modern science. There is so much that can and should be put right. Reasons are long, but anyone can work with the material and I can give full details. It is relatively easy to work with.

Much to be said and done. The preliminary talk video URL is below, and I may write another book on the subject.

http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/07/introductory-talk-on-time.html
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Duck Typing and Time Travel

The reason "duck typing" has the name that it does, is that the name comes from the saying used by Riley (2) "When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck". So if we program work in such a way that it is going to move us somehow into the future, it may well do so, or the program may fail.

This glorious possibility can be obtained in many languages, such as Python, Ruby and many others. Basically Python is a relatively easy language to use, and has many support groups and users. So for the moment we are using Python 2.7.6 , rather than the newer Python 3 series, as many people advise. The term Python arises from the Monty Python source. And I fear that with dynamic typing (or duck typing, which is similar) the possibility of metaphorical 'dead parrots' (or non working programs) can easily exist for the less cautious. Unlike with other programs like Basic, we throw straight into the work, without the necessity of including statements like 'n is an integer' right at the start. No, n is just n, and we can use Riley's saying above.

I would go so far as to say that Cobol may have corrupted us all. I do not of course blame the wonderful Grace Hopper for this - but I always thought of her, when I had to deal with her, as a lovely lady whom I greatly admired but perhaps a bit of a paranoid lezzie, probably needed at that time - and the circumstances can't have helped her peace of mind, so overall I felt sorry for her.

NO - the Python program does NOT refer to the snake. Those things will eat you alive, And drunken behaviour will cause it, video of a python digesting a drunk below (1), which recently happened in Mumbai. I do not guarantee the truth of the story and that has been contested. In the old days, we had decent Hindus and Muslims over here. and hopefully may still do, but drinking any alcohol meant that you would need to get an alcohol addiction permit from your doctor. Ah, happy days, I wish they were back. I do not see Kingfisher doing so well.

We actually do have real ducks here, imported from Vietnam, picture enclosed. This duck is named 'Crook' because it is believed to have murdered its spouse and stolen food from other animals. The duck is occasionally referred to as 'David Cameron' after the person heading up the "Duckpond and Moat Tory Party". But that is unfair, because the duck will be treated well and not strangled and eaten, as some people might like to do to David Cameron. Our ducks are liked by the workman around here, too, because they are quite entertaining and make nice pets.

Of the other interesting possibilities for programming, M.I.T. licensed DuckDuckDelphi (3) and Go (6) sound like obvious possibilities. But support for both is flimsy so far.

Haskell (4) can of course be used for duck typing and may be of interest in view of its applications in category theory, much used in my blogs and articles. However, it has too little general interest and lack of support to make it anything like a first choice, regrettably (5).

Excellent short  videos (7,8) explains what duck typing is, in a general way.

Further details as to how duck typing is used in problems involving time travel will be given on a later post on Facebook in "Consciousness, Science and Time" (9), and in our blog (10).


References

(1) Python eats drunk man alive in India

(2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_typing#cite_note-1

(3) http://arcana.sivv.com/duckduckdelphi

(4) http://blog.samibadawi.com/2013/02/scala-vs-haskell-vs-python.html

(5) http://xkcd.com/1312/

(6) golang.org/doc/install.html

(7) CTO Message - Duck Typing

(8) 10 - 9 - Duck Typing (728)

(9) https://www.facebook.com/groups/ifsgoa/

(10) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/
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Quantum Physics  - 
 
How physics has become a pathological science and a way it may be put right using Moreva's work

Introduction

First a brief word as to why physics has become a pathological science. Here I am using a phrase, "pathological science", in a fairly precise way as defined on page 9 of the excellent book "Voodoo Science"  by Robert Park.

Park points out that  erroneous conclusions by respected scientists can carry other scientists along the path to ignominy. And that is what has happened to contemporary physics. How has it happened ?

We look at the Michelson-Morley (3,4,5) experiment and note that it provides evidence for geocentrism.  Obviously, by the time the experiment was done, most people felt that they did not want to go back to that idea. Einstein summed up some reasons where this was not needed in his special theory of relativity.

But the sword of Damocles still hangs over physics, with a vengeance. We all know about the way that so many people point the finger at string theory, and always have. Krauss (2) recently pointed out "the new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we're the center of the universe"....or something has gone wrong.

We are perhaps between Scylla and Charybdis. Between Tegmark's 'Mathematical Universe' hypothesis (6) (or some similar McTaggart B series ideas) and straighforward science which can rapidly degenerate to scientism and a cult. The problem is that we are placed almost in the Michelson-Morley situation with no special relativity to get us away from scientism. So we have a problem - existing mathematics, in effect almost tells us just to look for more eternalist mathematics. So perhaps Tegmark etc. has simply descended into the 'new scientism', a sort of post-pre-Copernican view.

How to put physics right using the work of Moreva

In reference (7) I did point out that time is not an illusion and we all experience it. So how do we relate that fact to the eternalism (8) implied in B series physics ?

The work of Moreva et al (9) did experiments on how quantum entanglement can be used, in the B series, to measure time by using the ideas of Page and Wooters (10). The effect of such a measurement can be seen, either by someone external to the universe - a god like observer as pictured by externalists (for example as in reference (8)) - or an individual within the universe
- like a person in a JME McTaggart A series perhaps.

In the latter case, the internal observer would see a change and this difference in the evolution of entangled particles compared with everything else is an important a measure of time. In the Moreva experiment there is the creation of a toy universe consisting of a pair of entangled photons and an observer that can measure their state in one of two ways. In the first way, a god-like observer measures the evolution against an external clock which is entirely independent of the toy universe. In the second way, the observer measures the evolution of the system by becoming entangled with it (11). So it may be claimed, on the basis of what is after all only a toy experiment, that quantum entanglement brings the observer into the picture and gives him a past, a present, and a future.

As Strumfels (11) points out, the next step will be to extend the idea further, particularly to the macroscopic scale. It’s one thing to show how time emerges for photons, it’s quite another to show how it emerges for larger things such as humans and train timetables.

There is the further point that while physicists may claim that the 'emergence' of time from an abstract theory is occurring, it can also be claimed that they are just trying to put their theory right and realise their work with JME McTaggart A series results. We can also argue as to whether it is the Platonic eternalist Gods who have the final say, or the human beings and their real perception, of a Descartian cat-kicking (12) variety or otherwise.


Our current Experiments on Time

I mentioned that anyone can do experiments with chronesthesia (13), referring to the work of
Lynden Miles et al (14). We are doing experiments using Python and Haskell and will refer to the results in a later blog entry.

We are managing well with Python rather than Haskell. Though ultimately the results may require the lazy evaluation methods of Haskell, I definitely still prefer Python for a variety of reasons, including those already mentioned (1,15, 16).


References

(1) http://swizec.com/blog/python-and-lazy-evaluation/swizec/5148

(2) http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-energy-of-empty-space-that-isn-39t-zero

(3) http://www3.uji.es/~planelle/copernicus.html

(4) http://iamtymaximus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/can-geocentricity-be-true/

(5) http://geocentrism.com/gww.htm

(6) arXiv: 0704.0646.pdf

(7) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/05/time-is-not-illusion-again-and-again-we.html

(8) The illusion of time : past, present and future all exist together - extended

(9) arXiv:1310.4691

(10) D.N. Page and W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. D, 27, 2885, (1983)

(11) https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

(12) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/781932/posts

(13) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/12/chronesthesia-and-experiment-you-can-do_5.html

(14) http://www.sydneysymposium.unsw.edu.au/2011/chapters/MacraeSSSP2011.pdf

(15) http://sridattalabs.com//2012/02/21/lazy-evaluation/

(16) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2014/01/duck-typing-and-time-travel.html



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DRAFT 1

How physics has become a pathological science and a way it may be put right using Moreva's work

Introduction

First a brief word as to why physics has become a pathological science. Here I am using a phrase, "pathological science", in a fairly precise way as defined on page 9 of the excellent book "Voodoo Science"  by Robert Park.

Park points out that  erroneous conclusions by respected scientists can carry other scientists along the path to ignominy. And that is what has happened to contemporary physics. How has it happened ?

We look at the Michelson-Morley (3,4,5) experiment and note that it provides evidence for geocentrism.  Obviously, by the time the experiment was done, most people felt that they did not want to go back to that idea. Einstein summed up some reasons where this was not needed in his special theory of relativity.

But the sword of Damocles still hangs over physics, with a vengeance. We all know about the way that so many people point the finger at string theory, and always have. Krauss (2) recently pointed out "the new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we're the center of the universe"....or something has gone wrong.

We are perhaps between Scylla and Charybdis. Between Tegmark's 'Mathematical Universe' hypothesis (6) (or some similar McTaggart B series ideas) and straighforward science which can rapidly degenerate to scientism and a cult. The problem is that we are placed almost in the Michelson-Morley situation with no special relativity to get us away from scientism. So we have a problem - existing mathematics, in effect almost tells us just to look for more eternalist mathematics. So perhaps Tegmark etc. has simply descended into the 'new scientism', a sort of post-pre-Copernican view.

How to put physics right using the work of Moreva

In reference (7) I did point out that time is not an illusion and we all experience it. So how do we relate that fact to the eternalism (8) implied in B series physics ?

The work of Moreva et al (9) did experiments on how quantum entanglement can be used, in the B series, to measure time by using the ideas of Page and Wooters (10). The effect of such a measurement can be seen, either by someone external to the universe - a god like observer as pictured by externalists (for example as in reference (8)) - or an individual within the universe
- like a person in a McTaggart A series perhaps.

In the latter case, the internal observer would see a change and this difference in the evolution of entangled particles compared with everything else is an important a measure of time. In the Moreva experiment there is the creation of a toy universe consisting of a pair of entangled photons and an observer that can measure their state in one of two ways. In the first way, a god-like observer measures the evolution against an external clock which is entirely independent of the toy universe. In the second way, the observer measures the evolution of the system by becoming entangled with it (11). So it may be claimed, on the basis of what is after all only a toy experiment, that quantum entanglement brings the observer into the picture and gives him a past, a present, and a future.

As Strumfels (11) points out, the next step will be to extend the idea further, particularly to the macroscopic scale. It’s one thing to show how time emerges for photons, it’s quite another to show how it emerges for larger things such as humans and train timetables.

There is the further point that while physicists may claim that the 'emergence' of time from an abstract theory is occurring, it can also be claimed that they are just trying to put their theory right and realise their work with A series results. We can also argue whether it is the Platonic eternalist Gods who have the final say, or the human beings and their real perception, of a Descartian cat-kicking (12) variety or otherwise.


Our current Experiments on Time



References

(1) http://swizec.com/blog/python-and-lazy-evaluation/swizec/5148

(2) http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-energy-of-empty-space-that-isn-39t-zero

(3) http://www3.uji.es/~planelle/copernicus.html

(4) http://iamtymaximus.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/can-geocentricity-be-true/

(5) http://geocentrism.com/gww.htm

(6) arXiv: 0704.0646.pdf

(7) http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/05/time-is-not-illusion-again-and-again-we.html

(8) The illusion of time : past, present and future all exist together - extended

(9) arXiv:1310.4691

(10) D.N. Page and W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. D, 27, 2885, (1983)

(11) https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

(12) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/781932/posts
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How to make your own biocomputer at home - You can be a wealthy innovator like Microsoft, Dell and Apple !

How can physarum polycephalum be used as part of a computer ? The video in reference (1) outlines the basic techniques. Plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum was cultivated by Gale (2) in ventilated plastic lunch boxes on wet kitchen towels and fed with oat flakes. It turns out it does in fact work like memristors. Part of the idea of the ongoing research is to include metal nanoparticles and make computers that way, which may involve using living slime mold to lay down circuitry before killing it to leave behind wiring. This could be a cheaper and greener way to make circuits.

Soichiro Tsuda (3) had shown a video in which glowing particles were shown in the physarum. For that purpose he had recommended mixing food colourings with oatflakes and feeding them to slime moulds.

Whilst physarum does tend to behave as it wants rather than necessarily the way the experimenter wants it is thus quite tolerant to innovative practices, so since Ella Gale has shown it reacts somewhat like memristors, adding enough conductive material to the slime mould may be relatively easy.

So all you should need to do is to follow the paper of Ella Gale (2), make a physarum device in the way she has done, and add conductive material and remove the physarum polycephalum. This gives enough information to easily build a memristor at home !

To join up a few of them to make a large elaborate circuit is the next step. Everyone has heard of "Apple computers" and their astounding financial success. This project may be a more beneficial successor to the "Apple" !

I am following up the present blog with a further blog discussing a little more about the basic theory, and relating to the present work on time. But the above will give you enough information to get cracking at trying to build the first working modern biocomputer.

This will also appear in "Consciousness, Science and Time" (4).

References

(1) Living Computer Created With Slime Mold?
(2) Gale E., Adamatzky A., Costello BL., "Are Slime Moulds living Memristors?"
arXiv:1306.3414v1 [cs.ET] 14 Jun 2013
(3) http://slimoco.ning.com/video/a-growing-tip-of-glowing
(4) http://www.facebook.com/groups/ifsgoa/
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I need decent videos of slime mould (physarum polycephalum) to help to reorganise modern science. There is so much that can and should be put right. Reasons are long, but anyone can work with the material and I can give full details. It is relatively easy to work with. We are going to need a PCR machine, gel electrophoresis equipmant etc eventually, but now it is mainly just simple petri dish stuff and decent videos of physarum .

We do the in-house Matlab processing here ! We now have evidence that the travelling salesman problem can be solved using slime mould, and so can many other problems given enough effort.  In this group there may be some people who can work with slime mould, which at the present time may have led to important advances in non conventional computing - and clearly demonstratable time travel..

The preliminary general talk video URL is below.

http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/07/introductory-talk-on-time.html
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I am very interested in this open science group. I need decent videos of slime mould (physarum polycephalum) to help to reorganise modern science. There is so much that can and should be put right. Reasons are long, but anyone can work with the material and I can give full details. It is relatively easy to work with.

Slime videos very much wanted ! We do the in-house Matlab processing ! We now have evidence that the travelling salesman problem can be solved using slime mould, and so can many other problems given enough effort.  In this group there may be some people who can work with slime mould, which at the present time may have led to important advances in non conventional computing.

The preliminary talk video URL is below.

http://ttjohn.blogspot.in/2013/07/introductory-talk-on-time.html
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