Tag Archives: Brian Greene

A debate on quantum mechanics interpretations

“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.” –Niels Bohr “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.”  –Richard Feynman Quantum mechanics are utterly bizarre.  Quantum particles behave like spread out waves, until … Continue reading

Posted in Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pseudophysics: The New High Priesthood

Wow.  Somewhat in balance to yesterday’s reblog of part one of Coel Hellier’s post defending multiverse theories as scientific, here’s Amir Aczel skewering many of the proponents of multiverses and other untestable cosmological theories.  He takes aim at Brian Greene, Max Tegmark, … Continue reading

Posted in Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tegmark’s Level II Multiverse: bubble universes

I recently finished reading Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality.  This is the second in a series of posts on the concepts and views he covers in the book.  Tegmark postulates four levels … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Brian Greene on free will

Ignostic Atheist called my attention to this video of Brian Greene contemplating free will.  Greene’s take: useful to buy into but illusory.  I know many readers will disagree about the ‘useful’ bit, while I prefer ’emergent’ instead of ‘illusory’, but … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , | 8 Comments