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To: mnehring
His "out" is that he says it would take instruments far in advanced of today's technology to be able to prove his point - which means he cannot, or at least has not, been able to prove his point mathematically. The essence of his problem may lie in his own self-contradictory statements, to wit,

"It is not that the act of observation that alters reality. In fact the physical nature of the "observation" small though it may be is sufficient to alter the metrics of sub atomic particles."

If someone can point out the practical difference between a physical act of observation and the fact that an observation has physical impact, I would appreciate it.

13 posted on 03/07/2013 6:25:26 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Pecos
"It is not that the act of observation that alters reality. In fact the physical nature of the "observation" small though it may be is sufficient to alter the metrics of sub atomic particles."

"...If someone can point out the practical difference between a physical act of observation and the fact that an observation has physical impact, I would appreciate it..."

Here is what I think he is trying to "split hairs" about if you will. Let's say I want to look at something with my eyes. Well, I am going to have to bounce a photon off it, so it can reflect into my eye. That is the "physical act".

Now, what I think he is trying to get at is the "metaphysical" aspect of "understanding" the observation.

It really is just the old "If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" kind of thing.

I am NOT supporting his position, just trying to make sense of it. I am really more of an experiment and math guy.
19 posted on 03/07/2013 7:07:37 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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