Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Godless Universe: A Physicist Searches for Meaning in Nature

The natural world is the only world, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll argues in a new book

Short interview from Scientific American with California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about hishis new book “The Big Picture: On the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself”.

As he clearly states in the interview, this is still theory.

When I'm asked, "Where do your feelings about religion come from?", it is difficult for me to provide a concise answer. My feelings come from what I distill from years and years of reading about philosophy and physics, my "Looking for Reality" if you will. (I will try to tag such posts here with #LookingForReality.)

Now I guess I need to read the book to see how he justifies his theory.

Click here to read the interview.

Summary of String Theory - Cartoon

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Short Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The title of this article on YouTube is incorrect and misleading. I prefer to think of it as more like: Some of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Thoughts on God

A Theory that Could Solve Zeno's Paradox?

This short article discusses how one might resolve Zeno's paradox using the theory that reality is a film. The foundation of the  theory is that we go back and forth continually between being conscious of the world and not conscious of the world. While we're not conscious, our subconscious is collecting data from the environment into a snapshot which it then presents to our consciousness. The process in the subconscious takes about 400ms, so what we perceive as reality at any moment is already almost half a second in the past.

New Human Consciousness Theory Posits That Life is a Film