I had no idea either, so put it into DuckDuckGo, and got:Mine as well :) But from programmer/algorihtmic perspective.
What does it mean?
Exactly. Unfortunately, my posts are waiting for the moderator's approval and hence are displayed with a delay.I had no idea either, so put it into DuckDuckGo, and got:
Q.E.D.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the Latin phrase. For the physical theory, see quantum electrodynamics. For other uses, see QED (disambiguation).
Q.E.D. or QED is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, meaning "which was to be demonstrated". Literally it states "what was to be shown". Traditionally, the abbreviation is placed at the end of mathematical proofs and philosophical arguments in print publications, to indicate that the proof or the argument is complete.
So I come and bring the light that is expected. Yes, that's right, QED also stands for quantum electrodynamics. It is the relativistic quantum field theory of electrodynamics.
I don't travel in time in general... Or I haven't traveled in it yet (although I'm not sure, but it's a discussion on a different thread). No, my dear. The point is, my posts are delayed. They are displayed after the moderator's approval. I have far fewer posts here than you do, and that is likely the cause. I don't know the forum rules that well. I only suppose so.
I know it doesnt have established scientific definition, but closest for me is "objective information".What is not false?
Define what you mean by free will.I tend to think that free will
Also needs definition. We are working on it.true randomness
Again, needs definition, the consciousness.manipulated by consciousness
Basically you are playing 2 different games.Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of 3 doors: behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You’re asked to pick a door, and you pick one, say #1. The host, who knows what’s behind the doors, opens another door, say #3, which has a goat. He then says to you, “Do you want to pick door #2 or stick to your original decision?” Is it to your advantage to switch your choice? Why or why not? Are the odds of the car being behind door #1, which you originally chose, the same as door #2, now that you know that door #3 is a goat?
I don’t know how to define free will precisely, only as some kind of catalyst for non-deterministic and not random change of state. So the best I can do is say what it isn’t. And as for consciousness, free will is a necessary component of it, but in addition it needs to also have the ability to perceive information, organize it into meaning, and use free will to act on it in some way. We have evidence that humans can influence/bias random number generators, for example.I know it doesnt have established scientific definition, but closest for me is "objective information".
@ScioAgapeOmnis You have used many words, that need explanation first in this discussion:
Define what you mean by free will.
Also needs definition. We are working on it.
Again, needs definition, the consciousness.
Basically in the shortcut, you are saying:
"We need free will (undefined) and true randomness (undefined) and consciousness (undefined) to understand the root of everything (undefined)".
:D This will be hard..
Basically you are playing 2 different games.
One game has 3 doors and probability of picking the 'right one' is 1/3 = 33,(3)%
In second game you have only 2 doors to pick, so probability of winning is 1/2 50%.
BUT from the first game you know that doors you previously picked had 33.(3)% of winning, so the doors you havent picked but you can now in second game, have 50% winrate. So you should pick new doors if you want to increase you winning chances.
Addition: doors that was revealed in game 1, had also 33% of winning rate, it doesn't matter that there was a goat, instead of goat you can place there 33.3% number.
You raise very interesting points, both in this and in your previous comment. Thank you also for mentioning the Monty Hall problem. I also considered writing about it in one of the next posts.I don’t know how to define free will precisely, only as some kind of catalyst for non-deterministic and not random change of state. So the best I can do is say what it isn’t. And as for consciousness, free will is a necessary component of it, but in addition it needs to also have the ability to perceive information, organize it into meaning, and use free will to act on it in some way. We have evidence that humans can influence/bias random number generators, for example.
What always intrigued me is the concept of infinity. It’s somehow greater than the sum of its parts. And I can’t prove it, but my hunch is that free will depends on it to exist. Free will and consciousness is the only thing that seems to explain how a universe with no beginning or end can have a present. How can we exist somewhere “in the middle” of an infinite timeline, having arrived at this point (or any point on this timeline for that matter) without being forced to traverse infinity from either direction to arrive here? You can’t traverse infinity, it takes an infinite amount of time to do so, and we would never get anywhere if we had to start from either infinite direction. So the fact that we are somewhere in this infinity, means we “teleported” here in a sense, we had to entirely disregard time and space to do it.
Like if you have a number line that is infinite in both directions, how can you get to the number 7 for example? Well you just do, you think of 7, and here you are. You didn’t have to count down from infinity or count up from negative infinity until you finally arrived at 7, that’s impossible. And why did you pick 7? Well it’s not random, and it’s not deterministic, it’s because you wanted 7, it was meaningful to you, and you conjured it into being from this infinite numerical ether to serve your aim.
So it seems like when you start to play with infinity, somehow consciousness and free will seem to show up too, at least in my view.