Re: virus: Anon
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 11:27:30 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Ken Pantheists wrote:

> Many apologies to Alex and Anon.
> I am late in posting this because I ahve been working brain-destroying
> hours on a multi-media project.
> I did 29 hours straight (no breaks except one meal and many cans of
> apple juice) in my last session and I think I have done something bad to
> myself....
> Anyway here is anon's post
> **********************************************************************
> Alex, thanks for that FAQ. I have begun to read it and will post again
> after I'm finished. It looks very good.
> As for the question of metaphysics, I like some of what you say, but I
> don't
> wholeheartedly agree.


> >Likewise, reverting to
> >vitalism by accepting the Copenhagen interpretation has no basis in
> >science because it assumes difference between observer and
> >non-observer that has no grounding in anything but wishful thinking.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "vitalism." Could you clarify please?
> Still
> further, it's unclear what you mean by wishful thinking in this context.
> The Cophenhagen interpretation is the dominant one because it is the
> best
> explanation we have. As soon as any of us comes up with anything
> better, we
> can gradually switch over to that. Simply calling it "wishful thinking"
> isn't really appropriate. You can point out flaws in the theory, if you
> choose; you can also offer suitable alternatives. Until you do both
> effectively, it's probably not fair to cast aspersions on the dominant
> model
> of modern physics.

Alex, you have just slammed both Copenhagen and Many-Worlds
interpretations. *Neither* has any basis in science. However,
Many-Worlds provides sufficient conditions to bypass the random-data
barrier to evolution, while Copenhagen simply throws the door open to
diverse religions [including Hindu and Raving Religious Right Christianity].

Has anyone tried an *uninterpreted* Quantum Mechanics? Are there
reasonable references on such things?

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd