tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2896819740098465917.post7859574231257078860..comments2020-06-30T09:21:14.608-07:00Comments on Transcendental Physics: A BRIEF, CONCISE VERSION OF MY RESPONSE TO AN ARTICLE BY TWO PHYSICISTS CRITICIZING TDVPEdward R. Closehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09760282480966828326noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2896819740098465917.post-56871567544944412422019-02-07T22:45:10.045-08:002019-02-07T22:45:10.045-08:00Thanks for the link to the Sean Carrol/ Roger Penr...Thanks for the link to the Sean Carrol/ Roger Penrose youtube. I haven't had time to listen to it yet, but I respect Penrose, who I have met once, and I've known Stuart Hameroff for more than 20 years, and have seen the ideas of Penrose and Hameroff evolve.Edward R. Closehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09760282480966828326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2896819740098465917.post-28969913407498089872019-02-07T22:33:46.417-08:002019-02-07T22:33:46.417-08:00Wayne, thank you very much for your very honest co...Wayne, thank you very much for your very honest comments and thoughts, Yes, sadly, it's true that few grad students in engineering and applied physics, or even applied math, understand "the calculus", and even fewer understand that the calculus taught in our universities is only one of several possible calculi. I was fortunte to have a very good teacher who tried to make sure his students rerally understood the concepts behind the calculus, not just how to apply it.Edward R. Closehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09760282480966828326noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2896819740098465917.post-80872364126710536102019-02-06T18:11:12.379-08:002019-02-06T18:11:12.379-08:00Hmm. Here is Sir Roger Penrose briefly discussing ...Hmm. Here is Sir Roger Penrose briefly discussing his opinion on continuity vs discreteness in physics: https://youtu.be/DJADe-_dRB0?t=5043<br /><br />He has some funding for a new Penrose research institute in california where a principal concern is testing if wave function collapse *is* consciousness (if i understand his collaboration with Stuart Hameroff correctly). I thought it was interesting especially considering his interpretation of Godel's incompleteness theorem strongly implies to me this is not a simulated universe.Matthewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09732465232711910769noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2896819740098465917.post-84737888188671654812019-02-04T10:43:18.751-08:002019-02-04T10:43:18.751-08:00Convincing evidence of TDVP needn't be mainstr...Convincing evidence of TDVP needn't be mainstream if post-materialist philosophy is true. I am quite good at ideation but sadly very average at mathematics. I promptly flunked out of calculus. I tried to learn math through example, much like trying to learn programming by reading a textbook, and so I never became a programmer as I could not explore programs like I could explore a biology or history textbook. Its therefore like trying to read while dyslexic -- I think that analogy 'groks', maybe? Does this make intuitive sense? Crystallized intelligence is an apparently separate ability that does not help much with thinking logically -- in my direct experience, but also as measured by the WISC IQ test.<br /><br />I really admire your work and understand enough to find some resonance with it, but its always going to be a shallow understanding. You might try posting a curriculum of steps to take in order to have the ability to understand your work, as clearly few are capable of you and Vernon's creativity.<br /><br />How few people really understand calculus? Can a a first year graduate engineering student typically learn your unique version of calculus? My guess is you don't have enough examples to say its likely.<br /><br />I think sadly probably not, just as the typical calculus student with an A in calculus cannot really apply that knowledge rigorously outside the domain of examples within the course. This why I wanted to understand calculus -- but it just couldn't be done 'by example'. Again, it appears to be an ability, like walking and talking. What I was doing was parroting.<br /><br /> I feel fortunate to not have been gifted at mathematics, even modestly so. For if I had, I would have remained a physicalist because my ego would have been rewarded with social status and a good income, given my circumstances.Matthewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09732465232711910769noreply@blogger.com