Philosophy of Science
Hyperreality in Physics
Baudrillard’s concept of hyperreality/3rd order simulation masking non-existence of original, is given an interpretation in physics as approximations of non-existing exact solutions.
Return of Descartes
The soul as a simulation ofthe body gives the soul-body dualism a new perspective.
Soul as Simulation of Body
Equipping a robot with computational software simulating itself gives the robot a form of soul, if not emotions.
Is the World a Computation?
The dynamics of physical systems can be described as forms of analog computation, which can simulated by digital computation, or the other way around.
Resolution of Zeno’s Paradox of Particle Motion
We suggest a resolution of Zeno’s 2500 year old paradox about the impossibility of material particle motion, based on viewing particle motion as ultimately resulting from immaterial wave motion, which is possible.
Slinky as Resolution of Zeno’s Arrow Paradox
The motion of a slinky suggests a resolution of Zeno’s Arrow Paradox as a combination of compression-release and switch of stability, where the the slinky appears as a soliton wave, which itself generates the medium through which it propagates.
Scientists and Science in Cartoons
We let cartoons display the truth about scientists and science.
What Is Science?
We show that the mathematical theory of a scientific discipline consists of a specific differential equation together with analytic solutions and symbolic/numerical techniques for solution. We show that the meaning of equality sign in a equation needs to be made precise in each specific case. In particular, it is necessary to make a distinction between equality as identity/assignment/definition and equality in the sense of balance modulo a small residual.
We present a case study of how Wikipedia controls knowledge in the same way as the Inquisition did in the 17th century.
The Losers Take It All
In the two main scientific fights of the 20th century on the foundations of mathematics and physics, the scientific losers effectively won by politically taking over the academic departments. However, science can be expected to win over politics in the long run.
Simulations by Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein’s Tractatus can be read as handbook in simulation technology.
Science of Penguin Logic
We show that modern theoretical physics is based on assumptions concerning entities which cannot be observed in direct experiments, such as quanta of energy , photons, quarks, black holes, strings…We discuss the potential danger of getting lost using such logic.
Modernity in Physics
Arts and Music We show connections between modern physics, arts and music all expressing aspects of collapse of classical values of logic and structure.
Reality of the Virtual vs Virtual Reality
We comment on a lecture by Zizek on the duality of real – virtual or body – soul.
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