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  1. Morality and the Brain

    This appears to be saying a similar thing; Bohmian Mechanics Through The Environment Induced Superselection. It has been argued that the appearance of particles (“discontinuities in space”) could be derived from the continuous process of decoherence, leading to claims that no fundamental role need be attributed to particles (Zeh, 1993, 1999, 2003). Based on decohered density matrices of mesoscopic and macroscopic systems that essentially always represent quasi-ensembles of narrow wave packets in position space, Zeh (1993) holds that such wave packets can be viewed as representing individual “particle” positions. “All particle aspects observed in measurements of quantum fields (like spots on a plate, tracks in a bubble chamber, or clicks of a counter) can be understood by taking into account this decoherence of the relevant local (i.e., subsystem) density matrix” The first question is then whether a narrow wave packet in position space can be identified with the subjective experience of a “particle.” The answer appears to be yes: our notion of “particles” hinges on the property of localizability. But it suggests that the postulate of particles as fundamental entities could be unnecessary.
  2. This appears to be saying a similar thing; Bohmian Mechanics Through The Environment Induced Superselection. It has been argued that the appearance of particles (“discontinuities in space”) could be derived from the continuous process of decoherence, leading to claims that no fundamental role need be attributed to particles (Zeh, 1993, 1999, 2003). Based on decohered density matrices of mesoscopic and macroscopic systems that essentially always represent quasi-ensembles of narrow wave packets in position space, Zeh (1993) holds that such wave packets can be viewed as representing individual “particle” positions. “All particle aspects observed in measurements of quantum fields (like spots on a plate, tracks in a bubble chamber, or clicks of a counter) can be understood by taking into account this decoherence of the relevant local (i.e., subsystem) density matrix” The first question is then whether a narrow wave packet in position space can be identified with the subjective experience of a “particle.” The answer appears to be yes: our notion of “particles” hinges on the property of localizability. But it suggests that the postulate of particles as fundamental entities could be unnecessary.
  3. Morality and the Brain

    That the environment selects particle state, has just been suggested in terminology I could well have presented; It is a hobby subject, but lets go back over it. Thiss model in my head that I've been pondering as a way to incoroporate various contradictions and observed phenomena in various experiments. My understanding of which is not as high as I like it, but instead I undestant the broad problems. All is generalisation, and all has at least details it cannot explain, whilst we wait for a propperly unified model of everything. My discussions are not about the behahior of bosons or quarks, they are generalisations attempting to understand matter and energy and how the universe can manifest at an informational level. On the other hand, the models in my head have attempted naively to tackle known problems with existing theories, but they are not mathematical models intended to go down to the sub family of particles because I am not interested in that level of complexity, but global concepts of information. This is an obvious artifact of limited working memory and time! Alas, I am merely homo sapien! My life is not this and my plasticity, as I pointed out in the other thread, has not been devoted to each aspect of applied physics, so therefore, I cannot have a level of understanding as of someone who has done just that! Which reinforces some of the points made so far in that thread. The mechanism I posited is that matter is composed of a topographical change in a membrane which simply, must have certain properties to interact and communicate information in what manifests as energy to us, and this must be capable of producing all the quantum mechanical phenomena which can occur within it (so far so good?). So this membrane can manifest not just topographical changes but also link these 'points' up via entanglement and this ensures that the environment reads the particle state - i.e. the environment determines how quantum information collapses and the logical proof I made is simple: If everything exists superimposed as multiple states, then something has to link them up in order that the total energy / information manifested in the system remains constant over time. This something has to act on whole groups of particle and wavicle to ensure that they all collapse in accordance with thermodynamic equilibrium. If the environment, or universe, is not reading the particle state, interfering with it in this way, thermodynamics would not be possible. As part of these supposedly FUN musings, I supposed that what drove the entropy in the universe and the change in the system that manifests as time, we ought to have some innate reaction between this membrane and another membrane, and that as they react, they evolve more complex phenomena and the universe as we see it . So all that I reduced it to, is that you have a minimum of two membranes, that essentially oppose each other. We are on one, and another one reacts against us. A further IDEA was that at this very elementary conceptual level (its incredibly elementray modelling) the reaction between two forms of nothing manifest as these two membranes, using something like an anthropic principle - types of nothing that are 'like us' may engage as one membrane whilst types of nothing that are beyond a certain difference to us are automatically acting as an oppositional membrane. These membranes may generate in reaction to each other, and are nothing more than the information that must somehow be able to come out of nothing, as the universe must have. In turn, and not in tune with modern physics at all, I thought that this opposition manifests as all physical forces - that, this opposition appears between compatible particles either due to the way that they interact (quantumly) or because there are sub species of membrane from which they may perhaps be made. This supposes that all energy is manifestation of 'dark energy' comming from a reaction between two membranes that are overlayed and the particals on the membrane interact with this hidden pressure in space time to manifest physical forces and change. As the particles interact with this energy, the forces that are manifested through changes in the topography of this membrane attempt to channel away stress points of force (energy) creating patterns of entropy to lower states of energy (stress as i would term it). This is absolutely out there, but comes about from the obvious conceptual problem that you cant have something comming out of nothing, unless, nothing can exist in alternative states of nothing. The idea is that somehow these can then dynamically interplay. It still is immensely unsatisfactory, but it would seem to fit emerging models of the universe as an environment driven information system. So if you can see, this says nothing about particular processes but is based on generalisations that come out of thought experiments. As far as I can tell, they are not incompatible with what is observed. You can come back with something about entropy, lets see how it disproves that...... I dont submit that all aspects are correct, they are constant reshaping attempts to fit things together with the difficulty of how matter and energy can manifest. Some parts I think are correct, the less sweeping aspects. What Blume Kohout is saying, is essentially what i am saying about the universe being dependent on quantum interactions to ensure thermodynamic rules emerge and so with it other apparent laws or consistent behaviors, all driven by distant interaction across a sea of some substrate we are yet to resolve in the lab. Smart Aether, if you will. Quantum Entanglement is one of its properties, essential to the functional universe as an information system able to manifest as reality.
  4. That the environment selects particle state, has just been suggested in terminology I could well have presented; It is a hobby subject, but lets go back over it. Thiss model in my head that I've been pondering as a way to incoroporate various contradictions and observed phenomena in various experiments. My understanding of which is not as high as I like it, but instead I undestant the broad problems. All is generalisation, and all has at least details it cannot explain, whilst we wait for a propperly unified model of everything. My discussions are not about the behahior of bosons or quarks, they are generalisations attempting to understand matter and energy and how the universe can manifest at an informational level. On the other hand, the models in my head have attempted naively to tackle known problems with existing theories, but they are not mathematical models intended to go down to the sub family of particles because I am not interested in that level of complexity, but global concepts of information. This is an obvious artifact of limited working memory and time! Alas, I am merely homo sapien! My life is not this and my plasticity, as I pointed out in the other thread, has not been devoted to each aspect of applied physics, so therefore, I cannot have a level of understanding as of someone who has done just that! Which reinforces some of the points made so far in that thread. The mechanism I posited is that matter is composed of a topographical change in a membrane which simply, must have certain properties to interact and communicate information in what manifests as energy to us, and this must be capable of producing all the quantum mechanical phenomena which can occur within it (so far so good?). So this membrane can manifest not just topographical changes but also link these 'points' up via entanglement and this ensures that the environment reads the particle state - i.e. the environment determines how quantum information collapses and the logical proof I made is simple: If everything exists superimposed as multiple states, then something has to link them up in order that the total energy / information manifested in the system remains constant over time. This something has to act on whole groups of particle and wavicle to ensure that they all collapse in accordance with thermodynamic equilibrium. If the environment, or universe, is not reading the particle state, interfering with it in this way, thermodynamics would not be possible. As part of these supposedly FUN musings, I supposed that what drove the entropy in the universe and the change in the system that manifests as time, we ought to have some innate reaction between this membrane and another membrane, and that as they react, they evolve more complex phenomena and the universe as we see it . So all that I reduced it to, is that you have a minimum of two membranes, that essentially oppose each other. We are on one, and another one reacts against us. A further IDEA was that at this very elementary conceptual level (its incredibly elementray modelling) the reaction between two forms of nothing manifest as these two membranes, using something like an anthropic principle - types of nothing that are 'like us' may engage as one membrane whilst types of nothing that are beyond a certain difference to us are automatically acting as an oppositional membrane. These membranes may generate in reaction to each other, and are nothing more than the information that must somehow be able to come out of nothing, as the universe must have. In turn, and not in tune with modern physics at all, I thought that this opposition manifests as all physical forces - that, this opposition appears between compatible particles either due to the way that they interact (quantumly) or because there are sub species of membrane from which they may perhaps be made. This supposes that all energy is manifestation of 'dark energy' comming from a reaction between two membranes that are overlayed and the particals on the membrane interact with this hidden pressure in space time to manifest physical forces and change. As the particles interact with this energy, the forces that are manifested through changes in the topography of this membrane attempt to channel away stress points of force (energy) creating patterns of entropy to lower states of energy (stress as i would term it). This is absolutely out there, but comes about from the obvious conceptual problem that you cant have something comming out of nothing, unless, nothing can exist in alternative states of nothing. The idea is that somehow these can then dynamically interplay. It still is immensely unsatisfactory, but it would seem to fit emerging models of the universe as an environment driven information system. So if you can see, this says nothing about particular processes but is based on generalisations that come out of thought experiments. As far as I can tell, they are not incompatible with what is observed. You can come back with something about entropy, lets see how it disproves that...... I dont submit that all aspects are correct, they are constant reshaping attempts to fit things together with the difficulty of how matter and energy can manifest. Some parts I think are correct, the less sweeping aspects. What Blume Kohout is saying, is essentially what i am saying about the universe being dependent on quantum interactions to ensure thermodynamic rules emerge and so with it other apparent laws or consistent behaviors, all driven by distant interaction across a sea of some substrate we are yet to resolve in the lab. Smart Aether, if you will. Quantum Entanglement is one of its properties, essential to the functional universe as an information system able to manifest as reality.
  5. Well I've been looking into that. It seems that there is a lack of H1 receptors in schizophrenia. The antagonism of H1 doesn't seem to be a good idea, except perhaps at night, though H1 blockers like diphenhydramine have a long half life of around ten hours. H1 antagonism induces sleep, as does H3 agonism. Histamine follows a diurnal rhythm, peaking in the morning, nadir at night. How it effects receptors would logically follow a rhythm of H3 sensitivity at night inverse to H1 sensitivity, but I dont know how all this is regulated. DHEA and Glycine, Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 high doses are good initial options. B vitamins have been used successfully according to doctor experience. Relora might be worth investing in as a cortisol blocker and it is claimed to boost DHEA dramatically. Sleep is also indicated as a causative problem in this condition. Where phase delay is a problem, lithium appears to be indicated, though it may be worth taking anyway.
  6. That is interesting - Cause or Effect? You would expect inflammatory mechanisms - and phenotypes - to be regulated by a top-down mechanism and that this in turn is metabolically linked. Therefore, if metabolic abnormalities are present, you might expect the immune system to fail to downregulate such responses. You could expect obesity and these immune responses to be found together. Overfeading and abnormal nutrition may be all it takes. But, how does inflammatory processes in these cells increase the storage of fat, or metabolism, if at all? A feedback through the CNS?
  7. Russia

    How about burying it in subduction zones?
  8. Morality

    Aye, but 'mystical Energy Sparklies' get my vote. Some kind of quantum ones!
  9. Russia

    Well I agree, I dont know the ins-and outs of all the options.
  10. Morality

    Everything is feeling, and emotion is reactions to feelings. When I first started building my model of 'self' - before those studies were even done - I realised this and it was most fruitful. The brain has evolved by modifying a feeling self - my realisation aged 19, and these thoughts led on simultaneously to that, and the notion of mirror neurons. Everything is built around good and bad sensations - pain, anxiety, fear, terror, plain discomfort, and states of pleasure. So naturally cautionary processes have to go through a fear registering system. Morality ultimately relates to a system of emotional plea bargaining and trading to obtain more resources from the group. That's why it so often sucks, and yet, our natural communal instincts, thanks to the way our self is formed of others, we are stiill able to act in the interests of the group, and use morality to group benefit. Without that, you or I could not have evolved a sensitivity to it. Anger is also gated around social cues, and morals are used to help justify it to others and garner support, to reduce the likelihood of serious conflict, forcing down the opponent.
  11. why is there something insted of nothing

    That's the point. You HAVE to have a means by which nothing can become something. And the only logical way out is to presuppose -and it is consistent with some acceptible physics interpretations- that as 'something' emerges, the possible range of possibilities goes down and not up, and therefore, before something, there is, eventually, an infinitely probable chance of 'something' emerging. The logic is elegant, simple, and I think quite effective in a very general way.
  12. Russia

    Here's one link for you but this is one of two design concepts, the other is accelerator driven. It gets more interesting the more I read. Screw fusion, thats far too far ahead for research funds to be going into it today. Thorium looks like the cheapest, safest way to acheive what you were on about. http://thoriumenergy.blogspot.com/
  13. Russia

    To address your two points; a; Thorium Nuclear Reactor (should have added the nuclear part), and b; Yes it does. More than enough for desalinisation in many areas.
  14. Russia

    Franz, google Thorium and flourine/fluoride salt.... And, desalinising sea water.... What is potentially the best solution is to use wave power to provide pumping pressure - the Sea Dog wave pump is potentially the most cost effecticve and simplest of all the wave generators in my view. Simple for renewables to be turned into desalinisation, since your product doesn't have to be produced exactly on demand if you have a reservoir. I think the US Gov did a review that showed that renewables were particularly suitable for desalinisation. I showed this idea to a well known scientist round here but no longer posts, she simply didn't get it. I was surprised at that.
  15. A major source of weight differences between people is down to metabolic differences however, I recall studies showing that fidgeting was a significant energy cost. I am most interested in how the activity of brain circuits effects weight. One confounder could be a linkage between those brain circuits that increase metabolism and physical activity, and those that increase food ingestion.
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