Author Topic: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.  (Read 3200 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2018, 09:35:22 AM »
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But did you understand ... that there is more than one way to do anything, and a smart person doesn't rule any method out, but uses whichever applies at any given time.  Without diachrony there is no cause-effect, no history.  But synchrony is useful sometimes.

You mean as an analysis of change over time?  Yeah.  Though I think "spacetime" is nearly the same.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2018, 10:01:15 AM »
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You mean as an analysis of change over time?  Yeah.  Though I think "spacetime" is nearly the same.

Yes.  But don't mistake the tool for the work.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2018, 10:46:28 AM »
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Yes.  But don't mistake the tool for the work.

Spacetime is not a tool.. Get with the program...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2018, 01:41:45 PM »
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Spacetime is not a tool.. Get with the program...

Spacetime is an idea, used by humans, to work relativity problems with.  It isn't the Bahamas, that Columbus has discovered.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2018, 02:28:18 PM »
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Spacetime is an idea, used by humans, to work relativity problems with.  It isn't the Bahamas, that Columbus has discovered.

The Science Channel declared last night that Spacetime is "everything there is".  You arguing with them too now?  ;)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Darwin for Toddlers. It's Not that Complicated.
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2018, 04:49:15 PM »
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The Science Channel declared last night that Spacetime is "everything there is".  You arguing with them too now?  ;)

No everything is a whole number - Pythagoras.

Actually the idea that spacetime is everything, is from William Clifford, and even predates Relativity by decades.  In spite of much effort, this hasn't entirely worked out (but QFT is close).

Everything is virtual particles of the various quantum fields, zipping into and out of existence per Heisenberg.  It is a mystery why there is more than one field, why they have the forms and interactions that they do, and why they have 4 non-euclidean degrees of freedom (aka spacetime).
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