[extropy-chat] Cold Fusion

scerir scerir at libero.it
Tue Jan 30 16:00:54 UTC 2007

Keith Henson
> That's a really interesting take 
> in the incompleteness of physics.  
> It certainly never occured to me.

There are several sources of incompleteness.

"Only the theory decides what one can observe.[1]"
is perhaps the main source.

But sometimes the theory cannot even decide 
what one can observe, and one needs a superselection
rule, or a new principle, or whatever.[2].
Not to mention Anthropic Principles, etc.

[1] in W. Heisenberg, 'Der Teil und das Ganze', 
R. Piper & Co., Munich (1969). 
[2] see 'Pauli principle', which seems to be
physical (but, at the same time, the theory 
says that wavefunctions are *not* physical 

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