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Philosophical theory with an empirical prediction

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Trying to find a short story

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Reflexive self-processing is literally infinitely simpler than a many world interpretation

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Facing the Intelligence Explosion

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I'm not really convinced that it's unlikely. Just because we can construct systems that are strongly deterministic at the macro level doesn't mean that the quantum behavior we can't yet explain isn't based in some way on the higher-level organization of the fundamental particles involved.

I understand your point, but I'd be interested to see this proven (or dis-proven) bottom-up from first principles... observing that something in particular (chlorophyll, photosynthesis, etc) reduces from the top down like this leaves too many holes for it to really disprove the idea (e.g. maybe this...(read more)

> So there is no conclusive proof either way.

This is what I suspected. But is there anyone studying quantum physics from this perspective? I'd like to see a theory of quantum physics based on this idea, but it's not my field at all. I'm wondering if anyone has looked into it from this perspective ...(read more)

Basically the evidence is the opposite of what you hope it will be.

Can you please substantiate this claim?

This is it! Wow. Thank you so much!

It's not a book, it's a short story

doesn't gravity act at a distance? how is that "non-locality"?

it seems very philosophically appealing for many reasons, but I can't judge its merit as a theory of physics.

if you need everything to calculate anything, that's terrible


having forces with infinite range doesnt imply nonlocality

isn't that what i'm saying? so why did you say no?