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by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

You write : "Correct." But everything you say after still argues that science can be useful for resolving metaphysical questions. All the "isms" are circular. There aren't some with greater problems than others. Science is irrelevant to all of them. They are belief systems. Yes,...
by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

There aren't some with greater problems than others. How do you justify such a statement? Do you agree that different metaphysics struggle with different problems? If so, what metric do you use to claim that these different problems in their totality (per metaphysic) are all of the same size? That'...
by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

The argument is that science can't answer metaphysical questions. So what can? Nothing. There is no argument or fact that can support or refute a metaphysical position. That includes materialism, physicalism, idealism, panpsychism, dualism,, etc. Al of the isms are self-contained, circular belief s...
by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Mark, You're still beating the dead horse of materialism as is BK. The argument is that science can't answer metaphysical questions. So what can? Nothing. There is no argument or fact that can support or refute a metaphysical position. That includes materialism, physicalism, idealism, panpsychism, d...
by Jim Cross
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Actually either way BK's idealism is wrong. This is the claim I was looking for, if we can find one more "materialist" siding with Jim we have a small but sufficient team. And then, since this is a mainly idealistic forum, we find two more idealists minimum also and then we are off to the...
by Jim Cross
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Eugene and Martin, If entanglement is measurement, this seems to lead to some interesting conclusions. If two electrons are entangled, then measurement must have occurred between them. If measurement requires a conscious observer, then the electrons must be conscious. Panpsychism. If measurement doe...
by Jim Cross
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Martin, The paper accompanying the video has its own mixed messages: It turns out that by thinking of measurement and entanglement as related phenomena we can shed quite a bit of light (so to speak) on the nature of physical reality "Related" and "same" are not the same. The stat...
by Jim Cross
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

So here are a few articles that have to do with entanglement etc, I thought I post these here and see what happens, since we also have some members here who think idealism is bull etc. https://www.bernardokastrup.com/search?q=entanglement And https://www.bernardokastrup.com/search?q=quantum+mechani...
by Jim Cross
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

As a side note, it might we worth to remember that Entanglement and Observation is the same thing in QM. It is an identity. This is a fact that even some Physicists forget sometimes. Martin, I'm not an expert but I think this is wrong. My understanding is along this line. If two (or more) particles...
by Jim Cross
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 35
Views: 301

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

Something interesting about any of the QM arguments is that QM is a theory of physics that involves measurement. Measurement is at the core of it. So it is probably useful for explaining the quantities of the world but not the qualities. If the measurements are real, then there is something outside...