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I will assume that we all do have subjective experiences which correspond precisely to the information encoded by specific objective brain states, and that the particular subjective qualities which identify different experiences may safely be referred to as qualia, a set of assumptions which some philosophers doubt. A common tenet of qualia theory is that ...


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It is a fallacy to consider physical processes such as evolution existing for an observer "looking down" on block time. For that observer there is no such thing as space or time, they are by definition outside of both. The observer thus has no concept of simultaneity outside of a slice through the block map. The idea of the whole map coming into being "...


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Picture a pile of sand, being added to grain by grain. The exact way it piles and slips is unpredictable, and stochastic. Yet, the general behaviour averages to very predictable, forming a pyramid pile in a way related to the specific grains. When we look at what dimensions are defined as, they are symmetries under transformation, which simplify ...


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