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Killerhurtz  ·  1337 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

I still find it laughable that they call E=mc^2 simple, too.

Sure, it's a simple formula. But it's applications, as far as I can tell, are FAR from simple.

Personally, I'm fairly sure that the author knows very little of what they're talking about.

enjoyablethings  ·  1331 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Armchair theoretical physicist rarely know what they're talking about. It's the same people who espouse ESP and stuff based on quantum entanglement.

Killerhurtz  ·  1330 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeaaah that makes no sense. Telepathy/twin-thought would at LEAST make sense, but how the hell did they relate ESP with entanglement? Did they just went "Yeah that sounds cool" and stuck with it?

enjoyablethings  ·  1330 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't even see how telepathy/twin-thought could be explained by quantum mechanics. I mean...I'm no physicist, but I don't see an explanation there. Electrons in two peoples brains are entangled so they think the same thoughts? That's not how your brain works. Everyone's neural patters are different. Flipping one electron's spin in one atom of one molecule of one neuron isn't going to make you suddenly read someone's mind. I think people aren't appreciating how complex this is.

Killerhurtz  ·  1330 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not saying it explains it. I'm saying it's a plausible stretch of the imagination that someone that's not versed (but not entirely ignorant) in the subject could think that it could happen.

I know exactly how complex both the brain and quantum entanglement is. And it still baffles me that either are possible.