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    Evolution of the human brain

    If you have genetic variation, reproduction and the struggle for survival, evolution MUST occur by definition. However there are models of evolution, like neutral selection, where no adaptive evolution occurs but the genome changes. In the real world, stasis is almost unheard of, although...
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    Evolution of the human brain

    I can't provide a peer review paper which says ""clearly there's been selection in favor of puzzle solvers that's specific enough to pertain to something like QM?" That's not going to happen. All I can do is show the various linking disciplines (and its only a few things I referenced there) and...
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    Evolution of the human brain

    That's an argument from incredulity. In evolutionary biology lots of lines of evidence, not just molecular, is favoured. Evolutionary psychology also apples to other organisms. Ethology has a history of testing things like peck responses and this is MEASURED by fitness, sometimes they use even...
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    Evolution of the human brain

    Pythagorean - all the peer review papers above I listed contain puzzle solving related material. Zoobyeshoe is right. Remember, as kids we can't solve some things adults can. This is because developmentally we haven't grown the parts we need, irrespective of how much environmental influence...
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    Evolution of the human brain

    Brain evolution through sexual selection and optimal foraging in Life History are not just peer-review, they are textbook concept learned in Evolution 101. Very simple basic stuff. Evolutionary psychology and the brain, Bradley Duchaine author, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby in Current Opinion in...
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    Evolution of the human brain

    In biological terms, the brain is mostly the result of sexual selection of optimal foraging. Different brains in different organisms can be measured much like an intel processor, in terms of Mhz. However we need to go in deeper and ask why behaviour at all. "Evolutionary Psychology" and...
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    Alternative Atmospheres for Life

    The Earth's atmosphere even now isn't static. There are pockets around this planet where the atmospheric conditions conductive to some forms of life are lethal to others. So we don't have to leave our planet or go back in time. Extremophiles are very interesting. One thing to keep in mind is...
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    Philosophy is _not_ just comparative religion .

    I can accept that, but I think the thread didn't go overboard on philosophy, just simply tried to find if equivalence is real and how some maths axioms tied into the physics of things. Anyway its closed so someone thought the content not worth continuation. Which is a pity because halfway...
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    Philosophy is _not_ just comparative religion .

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=414380 Where does it say we can't talk about philosophy/interpretations in QM? This is the read that was closed - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=728379 BTW - there is a big difference between new research without peer-review and...
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    Philosophy is _not_ just comparative religion .

    Okay fair enough. Politically you have issues with building up the site and all those economic factors. Sorry you can only do applied physics/engineering here. I will take myself off to one of the other sites that can do pure physics then.
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    Philosophy is _not_ just comparative religion .

    Also I am surprised for a forum this size you don't have a single admin dual degree holder in physics/philosophy to set people right on this. Philosophy is not something people guess at. That's like saying in physics we fall out of bed and discover a hypothesis.
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    Philosophy is _not_ just comparative religion .

    What? This makes no sense at all because you can then object to any, absolutely any, interpretation in physics (which it requires) as being 'philosophical' and therefore subjection to rules & regulations. This is a blanket clause to discontinue anything in a physics conversion you want.
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    Brian Greene on The Hidden Reality

    Hello, I have been an avid reader of Brian Greene and have been trying to get through The Hidden Reality. May I ask for anyone who has read it fully. Is it the case that he is postulating multiverse and the holographic principle as his most favoured interpretation and also does he believe...
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    I read Weinberg before on his criticism. I have kept it in mind, yet doesn't the classical also touch on the quantum in the same way. Like for example using quantum processes in classical models. :) It seems to me though that you have said something here I have been considering. You said the...
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    Fundamental difference between quantum physics and classical physics

    It is not a difference! one is wrong both are wrong or it is something else
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    Frequentest view of probability is science? Wait. This is maths. I have done stats. How do you link the frequentest view of probability with physics? The core concept of probability, in QM, as far as I can understand it, is a probability amplitude from Born's rule. So are you saying the axioms...
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    Is ensemble science though? From what I can see instrumentalism has criticism in that it isn't addressing the questions of pure science (why) but those of applied science (how) and engineering (just use it). The problem I have with equivalence is parsimony. For example, Bohm's model requires...
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    Okay let me ask this. The Marcella paper, I was told this was ensemble and that ensemble is better than CI. That's it in a nutshell. However I don't see how given Bell's inequality and entanglement seem to suggest CI is correct.
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    ok, so is it correct? The rebuttal paper says no.
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    Copenhagen Interpretation vs Instrumentalism

    For 2 years now I have been reading posts at my university student forums about how the Copenhagen Interpretation is redundant because ensemble physics is the equivalence of CI and it is ensemble that is used in day to day physics. While I sympathize with applied physics and engineering I just...
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    Deriving Probability Density Functions from Partial Differential Equations?

    Cool. I know we are thinking the same because I am looking at the very same thing. By the way have you heard of cases where people working on PDEs didn't know they where working Stochastic Partial Differential Equations or Stochastic Differential Equations and didn't get the differences at...
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    Deriving Probability Density Functions from Partial Differential Equations?

    Ok, nice thank you. I take it though that not all PDEs can be written as a type of diffusion process without introducing some form of normalization of the PDE so that you can then begin Stochastic calculations. It seems to me some of these master equations types are pure postulates that can't...
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    Deriving Probability Density Functions from Partial Differential Equations?

    Deriving Probability Density Functions from Partial Differential Equations? Hiyas, I have been told that it is quite normal to get PDFs (Probability Density Functions) from PDEs (Partial Differential Equations). That in PDEs that the function can be a PDF and you can get this by solving the...
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