Also so glad you can speak for everyone else who is following this thread.
You missed the "I feel compelled to let you know, from my perspective
, what is happening here" part of my post. I can only speak for me.
You got the spirit and I appreciate the push back.
Now, rather belatedly, welcome to EvC Capt. Crackpot! You're gonna fit right in.
Do we affect what we observe? Can that be utilized by us as a tool? Or do you just want to ignore that part of QM?
The observer effect? Really?
Are you saying that if we observe you being crackpot you will change? We lookin' at you Cap'n.
The only parts of QM we ignore are those bastardized convolutions that lead to such things as cosmic consciousness, power crystals and a universal cosmic intelligence.
You see, I think people who "believe" in the undefinable singularity and infinitely accelerating expansion of the universe to be crackpots.
Good for you. No one who comprehends the physics of GM "believes" in a singularity. We already know the "singularity" is a placeholder for our ignorance at that extreme.
And the "infinitely accelerating expansion of the universe" is something you just made up since there is no such beast in the scientific literature that I can find. There is an expansion, even an accelerating expansion, but an "infinitely accelerating expansion"? What is that? Right now H0
appears quite finite at about 70 (km/s)/Mpc
And then there are those crackpots who don't even realize Life is part of the universe even though they are alive!
I know what you mean. It boggles my mind that anyone can live in this universe and not know they live in this universe.
The universe is observing itself through them and they are too blind to see that!
What I find mindblowing is the fact that some
GSWMAML has evolved to the point where we can dare to contemplate anything about this universe at all. Barely six million years off the trees and we're digesting the light from the farthest galaxies and sending robots to other worlds. Damn smart monkeys we are.
And the folk here who like to humiliate people have severe social deficiencies. I don't know if you know it or not, but that is considered cruel behavior.
Yeah but here among friends it's ok.
how does our affecting what we observe affect what we get?
Do you know that in quantum mechanics an "observer" doesn't have to be a conscious being but anything that gets in the way and thus resolves a property of the particle in question? Like hitting an electron momentarily resolves the question of position of another particle.
The moon really doesn't cease to exist just because you're not looking at it. There are plenty of particles zipping hither and yon banging into everything and jostling their neighbors to keep this classical world from dissolving into some kind of weird quantum phantasm. The quantum fields with all these particles remain. They do not disappear.
When we observe something, and influence it, are we not influencing the evolution of the unverse, the quantum field?
Which quantum field? There are dozens of them. There is at least one for each particle in the Standard Model.
If we affect what we see, are we all not influencing the evolution of the universe just by opening our eyes?
Frankly I doubt that the universe knows or cares what we see or do or rub in our navels. Couldn't care less.
Edited by AZPaul3, : For Tanypteryx
Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.