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From the mathematical point of view, a measurement is an irreversible random walk. The sufficient condition of the coin-toss-decision distance to be linear is that it is irreversiblly one-directional. Its kinetic energy is always quadratic. Mathmatically, if something is quadratic, it is irreversible, and if something is quadratic, it is irreversible. ...


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Platonism, the acceptance of the “reality” of abstract objects, is not a widely understood question outside philosophic circles, so explicit statements by physicists will be rare to find. An oblique way to ask the question is whether they accept that matter is primary, or math. And if one does that, most theoretical physicists are either platonists or ...


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Tegmark is only a mathematical Platonist and not a full blown Platonist and hence not a Platonist at all given how important a role the forms of the Good and the One play in Plato's philosophy. One Einstein quote says his god was Spinoza's god. As Spinoza simply presented Platonic philosophy in geometric form, one can say that Einstein was a Platonist. ...


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Tegmarks site for this book cites some laudatory quotes from reknowned physicists including Edward Witten, who states: Readers of varied backgrounds will enjoy this book. Almost anyone will find something to learn here, much to ponder, and perhaps something to disagree with. Looking for Tegmark and Witten in Google turns up very little else. This suggests ...


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