The explanation of scientific development in terms of paradigms was not only novel but radical too, insofar as it gives a naturalistic explanation of belief-change. Thomas Kuhn
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© René Dahinden/Fortean Picture Library”>
What can we say to those who practice science and have been told, no anomalistic conditions can exist in reality? How will they “act” when they have been shaken at the very roots, assuming, such a thing can happen to them as a “observer” of what is “real” to them?
<a href="http://eskesthai.blogspot.com/2006/05/observation-pays-off.html" target=_BLank title="Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries- Kuhn now moves past his initial topic of paradigm to scientific discovery saying that in order for there to be a discovery, an anomaly must be detected within the field of study. He discusses several different studies and points out the anomaly that invoked the scientific discovery. Later in the chapter he begins to discuss how the anomaly can be incorporated into the discovery to satisfy the scientific community.
There are three different characteristics of all discoveries from which new sorts of phenomena emerge. These three characteristics are proven through an experiment dealing with a deck of cards. The deck consisted of anomalous cards (e.g. the red six of spades shown on the previous page) mixed in with regular cards. These cards were held up in front of students who were asked to call out the card they saw, and in most cases the anomaly was not detected.-http://carbon.cudenver.edu/stc-link/bkrvs/kuhn/overview.htm#Intro”>
What “if” their illusions have taken hold of them? What if, they jump into a river? Scientists are not like this? They see “everything?”:)OuI! Non? They all looking for “truth” just like you, Lee Smolin. There are no causalities?
Nature in Analog Models
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In condensed matter, one can construct systems where the propagation of long wavelength phonons (sound waves) is very similar to the propagation of a scalar field in a curved Lorentzian spacetime. Such systems are called ‘analog models’. It is even possible to construct analogies to black holes in this manner, where the phonons that travel past a certain point cannot return. For example, consider a fluid where long wavelength phonons in the fluid propagate with speed cs, which is analogous to the speed of light in these models. Now put this fluid in a pipe and change the shape of the pipe such that the speed v of the fluid is faster than cs in one section and slower in an adjacent section. A phonon can travel “back against the current” only up to a certain point, where the the fluid speed equals cs. After that the fluid flow carries it down the pipe. This point in the pipe therefore mimics a black hole event horizon, from which nothing can escape. Other black hole features such as Hawking radiation are also present in these models. Since these models give an example of a system that has a fundamental structure at very short distances (where the fluid description breaks down), yet has a pseudo-Lorentz invariance at long distances.
So forget about paradigmal change, and Kuhn’s perspective about revolutonary change? A precursor to how things have always been done, now change, to become? Such an example is needed to push perspective unless you want to stay the way you have always been?
Evidence of Dis-ease?
Have we gotten so far to assume “the sickness” had indeed been caused by such theoretics and a “ventured mysticism,” that the fault lied in those who venture forth and offer perspective and some who lacked visional meaning?
So as a “painter” Dali added “dimension” to the tesserack of our talks?:)
The artists begun to believe in the “mystical reality of life” and in so having succumbed to the death of all that has been forsaken(education), it will be strings that will lie at the root cause of this troubling disease?
What “seeing” has overtaken all that we have currently surmized. Is it such an artist of people who help free us of our rigidity?
I am trying to be sensitive as well here.
Bigfoot Toe Analogy
Last night I had a nightmare! Bigfoot knocked at my door and wanted to talk to me about the existence of the string theory landscape. Still on east-coast time, I wiped off the sweat from my forehead but couldn’t fall asleep again. I switched on my laptop, and decided its time to post the review on Lee Smolin’s new book.
I found this a very interesting perspective by “B” on the “Theory of Everything” and how this can manifest in the deeper part of the subconcious mind. Of course the mind tries to deal with the incredibility of the world? How shall we come to deal with it’s anomalies, if “repeatability” will not sanction the observer?
The unexpectedly hot output, if its cause were understood and harnessed, could eventually mean that smaller, less costly nuclear fusion plants would produce the same amount of energy as larger plants.
QGP tunnelling? So where are these times being presented? What is accounting for the conditions which allow for such tunnelling? A cosmological preview perhaps which allows for “new physics” to emerge?
Instead of the Newtonian inverse square law you’ll have an inverse fourth power law. This signature is being looked for in the ongoing experiments.
What things will shock the scientist? Change the “foundational basis” of thinking about the quantum reality?
The affect these things(?) can have on any mind is amazing, and of course, getting all the information is very important(observing what is wrong), so, we can assess what the heck is going on?
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John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)”>
It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.
The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
“God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a WALL!”
The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, “Ho, what have we here,
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me ’tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a SPEAR!”
The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:
“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a SNAKE!”
The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee
“What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain,” quoth he:
“‘Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a TREE!”
The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: “E’en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a FAN!”
The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a ROPE!”
And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!
What is happening in the trouble minds of the scientists as we have come to learn of their struggles to deal with the anomalistic(animalistic)world? 🙂The Jaquar, the elephant(how shall we describe quantum gravity)?
Maybe it is a joke of “incredibility to some” knowing more then what we lay people know? Yet, with all that has been said here, where will you bury your experience? How shall it now manifest into your life? What will now “motivate” your science?
“Diamagnetic situation” and what creates these holes in what runs consistently, and we see where such instances “float” the disc. How strange, had you not have arisen from the tribal forest life? To view the situations of all “science life” to see and know more then what taken for granted as thplane flew over head on first take?
Einstein when given the compass saw something strange in his youth? We know better now what that was. All “lay people” are in their youth? All “lay people” can learn? As a “lay person” I will listen very hard to what you are saying.
A flight between “heaven and Earth?” Some cherish the Eagle for seeing.
“Warren Seagull” is a wonderful bird? 🙂 Parodies, will break us free?