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Old 10-05-2007, 06:49 AM   #18
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Reality is extremely diverse, and so it would make a lot of sense to me if randomness is a fundamental part of reality.

And so randomness built in to reality with quantum mechanics doesn't seem weird to me, it seems exactly right.

A physicist is saying exactly this, this week in the New Scientist.
(pg 14. It's all down to the roll of the dice, online here)

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"I'm saying that essentially everything in today's universe is the result of a long sequence of quantum coin tosses since the end of inflation," says Stephen Hsu of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Think of a leaf fluttering on a tree. You might think a breeze is responsible, triggered by heat dumped in the atmosphere by the sun, its source, the nuclear reactions in the solar core, and so on. "What I'm saying is that, when you go back far enough, to the ultimate cause of anything, it's a random quantum event, something which happened for no reason."

I should be a physicist!

Healthy genes act as team-players. They are teamish!
Their winning plays are
salvations of an aliveness of which they are a part.
Only a fraction of genes are selfish/parasitic (and they
parasitize teams).
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