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A Man on Stage

by Dave Barnes on 2012-Jan-01 Sun at 16:50
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Some time back we had a series of posts about “the way things might be”. Glenn told a story of a “Man on Stage” who appears in the flood lights, says some confusing things that sound like they might have some validity but leaves people scratching their heads. Like a philosophical hit and run driver, the man disappears again as the light clicks off. At any given time, there are a number of competing theories for “the way things are”. At best, only one –may- be correct or even

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The Chemist's Lecture

by Dave Barnes on 2011-May-21 Sat at 08:01
In the mid seventies, I spent my mornings in a lecture room with 500 other people listening to a famous chemist describe the construction of matter from little somethings. The illustrations of the little somethings in his book, a compulsory purchase, were depicted as three-dimensional interference patterns. The illustrations were plots of mathematical wave equations. The wave equations described the way that isolated little somethings occupied space as detected empirically by instruments at the

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Do thoughts have mass?

by Dave Barnes on 2010-Dec-04 Sat at 21:57
Note: I want to keep my long-winded opinions from interfering with the flow of the forum ... So I'll put them into a blog where they'll be a side-bar that people can ignore.

Do thoughts have mass?


-- Glenn’s shot across the bow. From where I sat, the panel reaction was incredulous. Sort of a “That’s just too obvious to think about – are you daft?” kind of response. For a group that accepts and applies concepts that only the tiniest fraction of scholars

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