Author Topic: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....  (Read 9562 times)

Baruch

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2015, 01:34:09 PM »
In logarithms, big numbers aren't so much bigger than small numbers.  So depends on the scale being used.  Also matter is only 4% of the observable universe.  We don't really know what the rest of it is made of.

Again combinatorics trumps ... a given 100 digit random number is one of 10^100 (googol) combinations possible.  Look up googolplex ... 10^(10^100).

The majority of numbers are irrational, and only a finite number of irrational numbers can be symbolized ... like Pi or E.  There are an infinite number of rational numbers between 0 and 1 ... and for each rational number, there are an infinite number of irrational numbers.
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Unbeliever

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2015, 05:09:47 PM »
You should stop reading such trash.

Yeah, well, I read all sorts of trash. I've just finished Hidden Harmonies, and now I'm reading Love and Math.

After that, I plan to tackle The Theoretical Minimum - Quantum Mechanics, having finished the one on classical mechanics.

One man's trash is another man's treasure.
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josephpalazzo

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2015, 08:14:09 PM »
Yeah, well, I read all sorts of trash. I've just finished Hidden Harmonies, and now I'm reading Love and Math.

After that, I plan to tackle The Theoretical Minimum - Quantum Mechanics, having finished the one on classical mechanics.

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

I'll give you a c+ for Susskind's lecture, if you can bear watching him munch on his chocolate cookies and sip his coffee in every lecture he gives online...

Baruch

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2015, 09:23:57 PM »
Skip Susskind and just read Not Even Wrong periodically ;-)  Unless you read it, you can't tell if Woit is alive or dead ;-))

What is the point of existence?  Initial Singularity of course ;-)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 09:25:46 PM by Baruch »
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widdershins

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2015, 12:48:23 PM »
In logarithms, big numbers aren't so much bigger than small numbers.  So depends on the scale being used.  Also matter is only 4% of the observable universe.  We don't really know what the rest of it is made of.

Again combinatorics trumps ... a given 100 digit random number is one of 10^100 (googol) combinations possible.  Look up googolplex ... 10^(10^100).

The majority of numbers are irrational, and only a finite number of irrational numbers can be symbolized ... like Pi or E.  There are an infinite number of rational numbers between 0 and 1 ... and for each rational number, there are an infinite number of irrational numbers.
Why???  Why would you post that?  You made me think so hard!
This sentence is a lie...

Baruch

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2015, 12:57:08 PM »
Infinities may have driven Georg Cantor and Ludwig Boltzmann insane ... maybe Kurt Godel as well.
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aitm

Re: Why the hell does there have to be a point in existence....
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2015, 01:49:09 PM »
Unknowingly, you've just described Quantum Effective Field Theory, which would say that a passing fish or eel does not effect the sun... Now, Chaos Theory says otherwise (a butterfly in China can create a hurricane in the Atlantic) but between CT and EFT, the latter wins overwhelmingly.

I appreciate your intelligence and I am sure you have a math formula that would suggest such things are possible, but you will never convince the less intelligent that a butterfly can create a hurricane or that anything on earth can fight its way through 4 million tons of streaming energy per second and then affect the sun.
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