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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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 58 – Heterodox Economics

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 58 – Heterodox Economics July 23, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Ok, so, heterodox economics, as a formal definition, is any economic theory that contrasts with orthodox schools of economic thought. What are your thoughts? Rick Rosner: All right. So, having that idea …

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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 57 – American Standard Economics

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 57 – American Standard Economics July 23, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, economics, the United States is characterized by massive income inequality. I think that's a big marker, unhealthy. Rick Rosner: Economic arguments right now in the United States are more because …

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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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Born to Do Math 177 – Photon Energy: No Top, Asymptote Bottom

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 177 – Photon Energy: No Top, Asymptote Bottom July 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: You just asked, “What’s the lowest possible wavelength for a photon?” I think you could probably set up some electron-scattering apparatus that would have a range of energies for emitted photons. I am …

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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 56 – Signs of Hope

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 56 – Signs of Hope July 10, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The United States, there’s a lot of misery. What are the signs of hope? Rick Rosner: Well, Trump’s approval is the most stable of any president since polling began. Him losing …

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