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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on April 16, 2002 15:42:36 UTC

By Giants of Science:

Yanniru wrote:
But now I see from your post that your theory is even more remarkable as the observer is included in the system.

Response: That works if the observer is immobile in every way, such as being a robot camera channeling the data to
the REAL you, outside the system for analysis cannot be simultaneous...for the running of an equation must use the time it requires a information to travel and a proocessor to analyze the data. During this time: so far so good -- the distribution may still be statistically stable.

Yanniru wrote:
I do have one question regarding this aspect. From the following quote from your post

Dr. Dick wrote:
***The Maxwell/Boltzmann analysis of velocity distribution in a chaotic gas uses the idea that, whatever that distribution is, it must be statistically stable.***

Yanniru wrote:
it appears that the M/B theory only works for systems where entropy is at a maximum. In other words it is not a fully dynamic theory. And I wonder if that limitation would also apply to your theory. Do your numbers have to be static or stable in some other manner.

Unless life forms are only mechanical, random inputs will disturb the LOCAL statistical distribution in some parts of the universe. To show the entire universe to be mechanical,
e would have to show that free will is a mirage and that other forms of life's quirky behavior are
compmletely predictable after all (at the statistical level being discussed.)

Ideal math propositions help us compare a physical phenomenon, which is changing, with
what it would do if not changing.
This has various levels of abstraction.
Semi-closed systems like galaxies may have distributions that
are disturbed only in statistically insignificant amounts....depending on how you define statistically insignificant.
Quantitative radiation by a galaxy
may be large in an earth-year while
proportional radiation of a galaxy's total supply
in an earth-year may be smaller.

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