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Alan, You Defined Entropy In An Idiosynchratic Way

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on July 20, 2003 18:21:57 UTC

Hi Alan,
I like your way of showing that time itself does not always have to be flowing or sequential.
On the other hand, like Dr. Thick, you seem to be pretty sure that the universe's laws and phenomena will reduce to some short ideas which are accessible to Dr. Dick's equations but not to someone who hasn't learned them. I see a few problems.
1) You explain the term: " "Entropy", the tendency of breaking groups;"
Others, using their real names, have explained that entropy is a descriptive term for physical phenomena which appear to follow physical rules, some of which have not yet been discovered by human scientists, and which have not been discovered to follow either a) Dr. Dick's math equations or b) your metaphors.
The "breaking into groups" idea does not apply well to quantum uncertainty, where the boundaries between many "groups" of energy packets are not distinguishable, AND where the interplay between matter and energy, as far as I could tell, is not symmetrical as to cause and effect.

2) Alan wrote:"" Are
we deceived by an imaginary matrix of
numbers; of forced "dead" groups; of
making assumptions about things being
already made (when we could see they
are made fresh with us)?????"

Bravo, Alan. In math that is great. In physics
it might not yield the answer we want. let not the religionist coopt our religious freedom on the basis of pure thought which does not correspond to reality, even though it is beautiful.
I'm not anonymous Mark, thank God.
Mike Pearson

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