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


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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 later...it 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.

Response:
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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