Born to Do Math 187 – Equation Flying Over Boulder

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 187 – Equation Flying Over Boulder October 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you had an equation mentioned in an interview with Errol Morris and in one of the really, really short ebooks. What is it? Rick Rosner: In the equation, I said Planck’s Constant, …

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Born to Do Math 186 – Spirituality, “Thoughts and Prayers,” and Prayer

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 186 – Spirituality, “Thoughts and Prayers,” and Prayer September 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we talked a little bit about spirituality. We talked bluntly, in the not too distant past, about traditional religions. What about these practices? Is there any efficacy of prayer? Rick …

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Born to Do Math 185 – Mathematicization of Consciousness

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 185 – Mathematicization of Consciousness September 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is meant by mathematicization of consciousness in IC? Rick Rosner: For a very persuasive theory of consciousness to exist, we would have to show what an information world looks like. We hypothesize it …

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Born to Do Math 184 – Technical, Not Mystical

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 184 – Technical, Not Mystical September 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We use a lot of terms consistently. Since we us them a lot, we should specify some more. What meant by technical consciousness rather than mystical consciousness? Rick Rosner: I call consciousness a technical …

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Born to Do Math 183 – Armatures All the Way Down

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 183 – Armatures All the Way Down September 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, it was turtles, turtles, all the way down. This is the infinite turtles ‘problem.’ Rick Rosner: In IC, we postulate the universe is made of information, which means a hardware containing …

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Born to Do Math 182 – Noether’s Theorem: “My methods are really methods of working and thinking…”

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 182 - Noether's Theorem: “My methods are really methods of working and thinking...” August 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s going on with Noether’s Theorem? Rick Rosner: I know of it. I know it is amazing. It was a theory discovered in 1918. Basically, as …

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Born to Do Math 181 – General Principles: ‘Consciousness as a consequence of efficient broadband, multi-nodal, self-consistent information processing.’

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 181 – General Principles: 'Consciousness as a consequence of efficient broadband, multi-nodal, self-consistent information processing.' August 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay, so, we have these general distinctions between fields. We have physics. We have chemistry. We have biology. IC, as we conceive of it, …

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Born to Do Math 180 – Dissolution, Disintegration, Decay, Decomposition, Defunction and Putrescence

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 180 – Dissolution, Disintegration, Decay, Decomposition, Defunction and Putrescence August 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How can the universe lose information, part of it structure, internally, in other words? Rick Rosner: Assuming: Let’s say one way to lose information that is uncommon is to find …

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Born to Do Math 179 – Convergent Precision and Imprecision in the Perception

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 179 – Convergent Precision and Imprecision in the Perception August 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: In the last couple of sessions, we have been pushing towards the idea of the universe as an association engine in which things cluster over time. Hydrogen atoms fuse into heavier …

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Born to Do Math 178 – Modern Atomism: Indivisible Cross-Sections of the Universe

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 178 – Modern Atomism: Indivisible Cross-Sections of the Universe July 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, outside of photons, based on the last session, what would be some other indivisible things, as in an extension of the atomists? Rick Rosner: Neutrinos and anti-Neutrinos, electrons (kind of), …

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