[ExI] Energy in motion
msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 14:49:12 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:50 AM, The Avantguardian
<avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> So now lets summarize:
> The cosmologists are saying that only 4% of the mass of the universe is normal matter. And the particle physicists say that of that only 5% of normal matter is actually "stuff" that has rest mass. So approximately 0.002% of the mass of the universe is actual substantial quark-based matter. So materialism as a philosophy, based as it is on a trace contaminant in a universe that is composed almost entirely of dark energy, dark matter, and the kinetic energy of massless particles, might be a violation of the Copernican principle.
Lets take as a given the commonly understood physically real world.
Now consider how number and configuration of chemicals necessary for a
single human to be aware of it all. One kilogram of brain (our best
approximation of computronium so far) is able to navigate through the
flotsam and jetsam of the rest of the universe. Pretty amazing.
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