Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wittgensteinian Paradoxes

Got up at 6, put in an 8 hour workday and still had time to go to campus, practice piano (some tricky little Brahms exercises), and finish reading for class tomorrow. My right hip still hurts when I walk (and don't walk, for that matter)--I told Dad I'd be happy with the whole experience if I managed to get a handicap parking sticker out of it.

This weather is phenomenal. You know, when global warming bakes this planet, I predict two significant effects. 1. More sweating, which in turn will result in people losing more weight. 2. Skimpier clothing. These effects, if robust, should of course fall into the utilitarian calculus.

[1:39:56 PM] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Maybe I should change the function of Photoshop pictures of Babalu in a box with acid, one dead and one alive. When you reload the page, you get each with 50% probability.

[1:40:57 PM] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Or I could Photoshop versions of the current photos, except all of the cats are dead.

[1:45:54 PM] Scott says:
You could set up two catinabox sites., which is governed by observation and 50% of the time displays dead cats, or which shows all cats alive and dead simultaneously.

[1:46:20 PM] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Except that one of those is false.

[1:46:36 PM] Scott says:
One of the interpretations?

[1:46:40 PM] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Yup.

[1:47:25 PM] Scott says: Perhaps, or perhaps one of the many worlds obtained in the many world interpretation includes a universe where the Copenhagen interpretation is true and observation does cause collapse.

[1:47:35 PM] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Or doesn't.

[1:47:46 PM] Scott says:
And doesn't.


[22:00] [FanOfTheSitcom227]: i think i've also solved the mystery of the instaboners

[22:00] Remy Boncouer:
No way! Wittgenstein said that was fundamentally unsolvable!

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