Friday, 10 March 2017

Born to do Math 3 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 1)

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Born to do Math 3 - 1,001 and the Box (Part 1)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
March 10, 2017

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Rick Rosner: The number 1,001 just seems—I don’t know—like a number off of 1,000, but what seems weird to me is 1,001 is the 4th prime times the 5th prime times the 6th prime. 7 times 11 times 13. I don’t know what you want to do with that, so there.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I have a deep question about numbers.

R: Okay.

S: Are numbers out there in the world, to be discovered, or are they in our heads and derived from information processing about the universe, or both?

R: We’ve talked about this. Numbers come from the rules of self-consistency being necessary for existence.

S: Also, we talked about infinite series of zeroes behind whole, or natural numbers, means, or assumes, that there is an infinite amount of precision, but in a finite system or a finite universe, or an information space, then the digits will end at some point because an infinite amount information does not exist to provide an infinite amount of precision for an infinite series of zeroes on whole or natural numbers.

R: That’s similar to quantum tunneling, in my head at least. An electron, or any particles, is never completely in a box, because due to quantum uncertainty and position, and some other stuff. The electron may find itself outside of the box, even if it is a substantial box, and the odds of it may be 1/10^200th, but the odds of the electron in the box suddenly not being in the box are never just zero because there’s no hammering that tiny thickness completely down to zero.

[End of recorded material]
Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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