[ExI] Let's play What If.

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 26 16:34:34 UTC 2010

On Oct 26, 2010, at 11:51 AM, Tim Halterman wrote:

>  I cannot see how you can somehow make one into two and then not have the same power to take two into one. 

It would take another step but you could merge the two together and create a third being that remembers doing two things at the same time. Odd but not paradoxical. 

> Define this something

No. Definitions are for wimps, examples rule.

> It looks to me like this is breaking the laws of physics.

And what law of physics would that be?
> To me atoms do have individuality

Well of course they do to you, most people think atoms have individuality but science doesn't think so, science thinks atoms have no scratches on them to tell one from the other. Even most people on this list say to hell with science and, although they try to find another word to sound scientific, insist that there must be some sort of atomic soul. As for me, I don't even think humans have a soul so I sure as hell don't think atoms do.

> they have their own perspective or placement in the universe.

And there is an experiment to test if this theory is true or false. If atoms have individuality then when you exchange two hydrogen atoms in the same quantum state you should observe something happening; but nothing happens, you can't even be certain a exchange actually took place. And by the way this is the idea behind Exchange Forces, one of the foundations of modern physics.

  John K Clark  

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