tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post255298002696685429..comments2020-02-17T15:30:18.919-08:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Proability and the arrow of timeRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-48289979051704994402014-10-14T15:17:09.315-07:002014-10-14T15:17:09.315-07:00If you use a math of curved spaces, space curves i...If you use a math of curved spaces, space curves in how it is expressed.<br />If you use a math of probabilities, then everything is expressed as probabilities.<br />If you use the English language to describe the universe, do you also think that it just happens that the universe was composed out of English prose?<br /><br />While you can represent outcomes with probability, it will give you no insight into any actual physical mechanism, or understanding of what is actually underneath the numbers. This shouldn't come as a surprise since math isn't reality. It is a language used by humans to describe things, both real and very much imagined, just like any other language. <br /><br /> If you think that numbers are all that there is...that pure abstractions can cavort about doing things and that second hand calculations actually determine reality and carry physical forces, eliding from mental concept to physical actuality and back again... then you should stick to non applied mathematics, platonist metaphysics and speculative fiction, and stay the hell away from physics. CFTnoreply@blogger.com