I am very glad to read you again, for I was worried that you would stop altogether with reacting to my thinking.
Now, you use the word magic [see his post below] as if you are reproaching me for getting into magic thinking, with my concern about existence in the weirdness features of quantum mechanics.
You tell me:
“There is no reason (other than wishful thinking and a desire to be magical) to believe that Quantum mechanics has anything to do with our existence or the meaning of life.”
Now, that is very interesting for me that you say, that Quantum mechanics has anything to do with our existence or the meaning of life.
I read you that by anything you mean nothing, i.e. quantum mechanics has got NOTHING to do with existence and the meaning of life.
Pray, tell me, how come there are nth hits from google when I enter quantum mechanics into the search box of google:
Google quantum mechanics
About 23,000,000 results (0.53 seconds)
That number of hits indicates that for a very big number of humans like you and me insofar as being human is concerned, quantum mechanics means a lot in terms of existence and the meaning of life.
It is the meaning of their life, and they some of them many make very good in life with writing about quantum mechanics like for example, how it is the bridge to alternative universes.
Anyway, coming back to your reproach on me, that I am doing magical thinking talking about the weirdness features of quantum mechanics, do you mean that humans who deal with quantum mechanics are also into magical thinking, or I am the only one into magical thinking?
Pray tell me, WHY I am into magical thinking, and also those humans who make a good living with writing reams and reams and reams on quantum mechanics?
Dear readers here, let us all sit back and witness with bated breath to witness whether maxdancona will react to my thinking in this post, as to tell me what is magical with my thinking on quantum mechanics, as also with a lot of humans who find the meaning of life in quantum mechanics, as to write reams and reams and reams on quantum mechanics, by which they make a good living therefrom.
Tue 11 Jul, 2017 09:57 pm
I make no claim to being an expert in Quantum Mechanics. I have a Physics degree and I have taken classes in Quantum Mechanics. I currently work as an engineer (and haven't done anything in Physics for years). I have taken a couple of classes in Quantum Mechanics, worked through problem sets, read texts and attended lectures. This gives a basic level understanding... but nothing more.
But I can tell you that we are biological beings, made up of cells, that evolved through a process of evolution over millions of years. Our existence is due to biology, not Quantum mechanics. There is no reason (other than wishful thinking and a desire to be magical) to believe that Quantum mechanics has anything to do with our existence or the meaning of life.
Humans seem to always be looking for magic. And now a popular misunderstanding of Quantum Mechanics fills in for magic.
In truth, there is no magic and no mystical truth. It is just math that predicts how subatomic particles behave.