PD.com: Worse than that time when I conjured a handkerchief from that deaf kid's ear.
Started by Cramulus, August 19, 2020, 03:40:56 PM
QuoteI have a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. 5 minutes in, the video states that there's a 3d electrical field in the dendrites of cerebral cortex neurons "shown on the right". the cell depicted is not from the cerebral cortex but from the cerebellum. This would be something covered in any 101 level undergrad course. I doubt that the video maker has any actual knowledge of neuroscience.
Quote from: Cramulus on August 19, 2020, 03:40:56 PMOne topic in the video is Bohn's concept of "implicate order". This line of thinking is that all the "strangeness" we observe in quantum particles is likely explainable by a form of order even smaller than that. That even the smallest matter we can conceive of is playing by rules determined by even smaller unobserved subquantum forces. Bohn called this hidden level of reality the "implicate order". It's maybe like the source code of reality.
QuoteThink about how psychology is derived from biology. Biology is derived from chemistry. Chemistry derived from physics. Particle physics is derived from quantum physics. So psychology is "really" a derivation of quantum physics.
Quote from: cnoNobody wanted this quantum physics crap, it was invented so that we had a mathematical model for the weirdness we were observing. And the model works.
Quote from: LMNO on August 21, 2020, 06:08:00 PMQuote from: cnoNobody wanted this quantum physics crap, it was invented so that we had a mathematical model for the weirdness we were observing. And the model works. Yes! The early 20th century physicists were pissed at what the math was telling them. As it turns out, Einstein spend a large part of his later life trying to prove that there was something that would make it all comprehensible. He wanted to prove quantum behavior was wrong.
Quote from: LMNO on August 21, 2020, 10:02:41 PMI really like how Yudkowsky uses Occam's Razor to support his assertion that the Many Worlds theory (not the Bohrian one, the one where infinite universes actually exist) is the one that has the simplest explanation, and therefore is most likely to be true.