Family is an anchor that makes it hard to escape. Trapped in bubble universe, no escape but the QS option, see you on the other side.
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Both discrete and continuous, because the wave guides the "walking" droplet, the droplet cannot exist without the wave, and the waves are generated by droplets.
Simple thought experiment. Imagine that I undergo some exotic surgery in which a few of my brain cells get replaced with a tiny computer emulating exactly the behavior of those cells. Same connections, same reaction to stimuli, same timing.
The next day, a few more cells get replaced, and so on and on until my brain is completely made of silicon and firmware.
Would I still be intelligent at this point?
If no, care to guess when and why I ceased to be?
This is the problem of identity, and the philosophers debate continues. If you can substitute in place, one cell at a time with a machine, as Descartes wrote, then eventually you could be replaced with a machine. Descartes believed everything then was rational and man was a machine. We lived under that idea for a while - and still do - but Godel proved it wrong. The universe is not all rational, and the Incompleteness Theorem proves it. There shouldn't be any argument, because none of us has seen or know God and everything in it's entirety, so talking about what God is like is foolish, but whether or not there is a God is different question entirely. The universe is not fully rational and not fully irrational. It is dual. Any system of rational logic you put forth is incomplete and will always be incomplete. The answer to questions that computers cannot seem to answer, but humans can answer, requires humans to step outside the existing system of thought and create a new system of thought built on first principles that we can agree on. Those become the new axioms for new mathematics and what seems irrational suddenly becomes rational. In other words, irrational/rational is all a matter of what meaning is assigned to any given set of symbols and socially accepted. This is a deep thing that requires letting go of preconceived notions of what the universe is like and by experiment, validate new hypothesis built out of the ideas your axioms are based on.
What is Mathematics, Really? http://www.amazon.com/What-Mathematics-Really-Reuben-Hersh/dp/0195130871
@Proton2: I have the same book, and it's great, but it's also incomplete as there has been much progress. Although quantum is discrete, the wave is continuous, that's the paradox, but if you see a standing wave, then it's both, like a wave packet of light. The duality of continuous and yet discreteness is what is hard to grasp. People don't like the idea that both A and B are true, if they always thought of A and B as black and white. The truth is that A and B are often not opposites by any means, they are dual, like two sides of a coin. Or like the ripples in a pond generated by a drop of water, where is the line between the droplet and the pond? We only see it separate from the pond under certain conditions but those conditions are so common to our experience, we tend to think it must be one or the other and not both.
Is that a fact? Everything must be prime or composite in number. Either you are prime or composite. If you are composite, then you have some part that is prime. Those would conflict. However, perhaps you are right, we are dual, as we have two brains joined together into two. Although some people are born with only 1 side of their brain, and some listen only to one side of their brain.
But hey, I teach myself ... but you are so sure ... master can you answer my question?
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