Saturday, June 21, 2008

Physics and Philosophy - Thoughts on the Implications of Quantum Mechanics, and Other Matters #15

15. Meaning has meaning to human beings. Vacuums are uncomfortable. One may plumb and probe, but still not find answers. Certain questions need to be addressed. What explains life? What exactly is consciousness? Perhaps, assuming anyone will be around to do so, these problems will someday be tackled and even solved. Perhaps a few thought experiments might be in order. Unfortunately, such training is basically non-existent. Grant money demands results, not meaning. The path that takes the shortest time is rewarded.

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