Thursday, 8 November 2018

Born to do Math 95 - Critique of IC (3)

Born to do Math 95 - Critique of IC (3)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
November 8, 2018

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Rick Rosner: Causality and the forward-flow of time are both concomitant or go along with the all of the universes that we're talking about. They're either something that works or something that allows us to talk about what works.

As things collapse, as things clump up, over time, matter coalesces and clumps. The driving force for this is, at least, apparently gravity. Gravity is the apparent culprit in most of the, if not all of the, aggregation of matter in the universe.

Not exactly, though, the electromagnetic attraction between positively and negatively charged particles also help with the aggregation. Over time, matter coalesces from chaotic soup in the Big Bang universe to where everything is ionized.

There are no electrons attached to any protons. The universe expands enough that the free radiative energy declines to the point electrons and protons can come together. You also get what is clouds of individual atoms clumping up and eventually forming galaxies, planets, and stars. 

As they do so, as all this clumping happens, radiative energy is released: photons. Every time there is a clumping or combining event, an electron falls into orbit around a proton, then a photon is emitted. A bunch of atoms come together to form a celestial object, a planet or a star, then they bang into each other and they exchange kinetic energy in the form of photons.

These photons eventually make it to the surface of this body and then go zipping across the universe. Then you have fusion where protons come together and more or less fuse with each other, an electron, and emit a positron, and also a neutrino. 

The neutrinos go zipping across the universe. As these long-distance particles, photons, and neutrinos, go zipping across the universe, they lose energy to the curvature or expansion of space. I would say a nice beginning claim to IC is energy lost via long-distance particles to the curvature or expansion of space is proportional to the rate of expansion of space, subject to all sorts of mathematical corrections.

The average density of long-distance particles passing through each unit volume of space and the number of particles, protons, etc., in space that you have to divide by - and then taking 3 dimensions into account.

But roughly, the energy lost to space by long-distance particles is proportionate and - not exactly the driving thing but - the same thing as the expansion of space, which also happens to be decelerative. In a big bang universe, everything starts hauling ass.

From T=0, the central point explodes into the surface of a 4-dimensional sphere. That point becomes all of space. The universe doesn't expand into anything. It is that the space that is the universe gets bigger and bigger. That expansion has been generally thought to be decelerative. 

The same way if you throw a ball into the air then it gets fast, slower and slower, and then V goes to zero at a peak and the ball falls the other way. Similarly, the universe is this point that expands into all of space but the mutual gravitational attraction of all the matter in all of the space starts to slow it down.

It starts to slow down the expansion. You can look at it under IC as that what happens when long-distance particles lose energy is sharing information. It is like a game. When an event happens that releases energy, it is an informational event.

As long as the particle created or released by that event keeps releasing energy across billions of light years and billions of years of time, that information is being shared with the structure of space. As soon as that photon gets captured, that is equivalent or could be looked at as the creation of the particle as answering a question, "What happened?", and then, "This happened!"

When it gets captured, it is like asking the question. The capture of a particle is not, in terms of the amount of information in the universe, the amount of information in the universe stops. But as long as particles are losing energy to the curvature of space, information is being shared and that is leading to a more complex universe that is actually increasing the amount of information that it contains.

It is decelerative. Which seems perverse, in that like all long-distance particles, they have momentum. You have seen someone get hit by a bullet in the movies and they fly backward. A system or an atom that absorbs a photon will acquire that photon's momentum. It is a push in the direction in which it is going.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer

According to semi-reputable sources, Rick Rosner has the world’s second-highest IQ. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writer’s Guild Award and Emmy nominations, and was named 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Registry.

He has written for Remote Control, Crank Yankers, The Man Show, The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He has also worked as a stripper, a bouncer, a roller-skating waiter, and a nude model. In a TV commercial, Domino’s Pizza named him the World’s Smartest Man. He was also named Best Bouncer in the Denver Area by Westwood Magazine.

He spent the disco era as an undercover high school student. 25 years as a bar bouncer, American fake ID-catcher, 25+ years as a stripper, and nude art model, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television.  He lost on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire over a bad question, and lost the lawsuit. He spent 35+ years on a modified version of Big Bang Theory. Now, he mostly sits around tweeting in a towel. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and daughter.

You can send an email or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing

(Updated September 28, 2016)

He is a Moral Courage Webmaster and Outreach Specialist (Fall, 2016) at the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality (Ethics Center), Interview Columnist for Conatus News, Writer and Executive Administrator for Trusted Clothes, Interview Columnist for Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), Chair of Social Media for the Almas Jiwani Foundation, Councillor for the Athabasca University Student Union, Member of the Learning Analytics Research Group, writer for The Voice MagazineYour Political Party of BCProBCMarijuana Party of CanadaFresh Start Recovery CentreHarvest House Ministries, and Little Footprints Big Steps International Development Organization, Editor and Proofreader for Alfred Yi Zhang Photography, Community Journalist/Blogger for Gordon Neighbourhood House, Member-at-Large, Member of the Outreach Committee, the Finance & Fundraising Committee, and the Special Projects & Political Advocacy Committee, and Writer for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Member of the Lifespan Cognition Psychology Lab and IMAGe Psychology Lab, Collaborator with Dr. Farhad Dastur in creation of the CriticalThinkingWiki, Board Member, and Foundation Volunteer Committee Member for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and Independent Landscaper.

He was a Francisco Ayala Scholar at the UCI Ethics Center, Member of the Psychometric Society Graduate Student Committee, Special Advisor and Writer for ECOSOC at NWMUN, Writer for TransplantFirstAcademy and ProActive Path, Member of AT-CURA Psychology Lab, Contributor for a student policy review, Vice President of Outreach for the Almas Jiwani Foundation, worked with Manahel Thabet on numerous initiatives, Student Member of the Ad–Hoc Executive Compensation Review Committee for the Athabasca University Student Union, Volunteer and Writer for British Columbia Psychological Association, Community Member of the KPU Choir (even performed with them alongside the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Delegate at Harvard World MUN, NWMUN, UBC MUN, and Long Beach Intercollegiate MUN, and Writer and Member of the Communications Committee for The PIPE UP Network.


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