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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on July 17, 2002 16:02:36 UTC

>>>""Please give an example of a mathematical relationship which cannot be experimentally validated!" (Stafford's challenge)

What about uncertainty? Is this the examplar stafford is looking for? It certainly substantiates what he deems to be the "thrust" of his work! Consider the following asseriton:

"Matter is dualistic. Every quanta is a 'particle' waiting to be examined, and every examined particle was previously a 'waveform.'"

Can this really be experimentally validated? This highlights, I think, the problem with science, as Stafford writes in his paper "The Foundations of Reality." The point is on-target, i think, though I still doubt very much he's proven anything (please, take my doubt with a grain of salt -- I am no mathematician and am therefore forced to judge Stafford's claim via circumstantial evidence).

But the UP is, I think, very damaging to anyone who might casually dismiss Stafford's ideals. Initially the problem of uncertainty was a relationship that could not be "experimentally validated." However, over the past several decades we've built a huge and awkward machine around the initial problem, and QM -- I think for some -- suffices as "experimental validation."

Maybe Stafford is/was specifically trying to get this answer, in order to prove the "thrust" of his work. Which, again, i think is not anything new (the "thrust," that is).


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