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Sriram

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« on: January 30, 2020, 01:09:09 PM »
Hi everyone,

Very nice video about Quantum Fields...fundamental reality. Simple and direct.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlEovwE1oHI

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Re: Fields...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 08:53:55 AM »


Another nice video about 'Fields', in the Royal Institution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNVQfWC_evg

Probably the source of the earlier video.

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Re: Fields...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 07:56:39 AM »


The idea that matter and radiation are actually fields is gaining ground. 

From this the idea of mind and consciousness also being fields can be an obvious extrapolation.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 08:51:14 AM »
The idea that matter and radiation are actually fields is gaining ground. 

It's not "gaining ground", it's standard science. Quantum Field Theory explains three of the four forces, it is the basis of the Standard Model, which predicted the Higgs Boson, and it unifies standard quantum mechanics with Special Relativity. One aspect of it (quantum electrodynamics) is the most accurately tested theory there is.

What's missing is that a number of parameters have to be added "by hand" (such as the masses of particles) to the Standard Model and the unification with General Relativity and hence gravity (which is what hypotheses like String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity are all about).

From this the idea of mind and consciousness also being fields can be an obvious extrapolation.

Only in the sense that it underlies all matter and hence brains and brains produce minds and consciousness. There is zero evidence of any need for addition of fields for minds and consciousness.
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Re: Fields...
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 10:32:49 AM »
It's not "gaining ground", it's standard science. Quantum Field Theory explains three of the four forces, it is the basis of the Standard Model, which predicted the Higgs Boson, and it unifies standard quantum mechanics with Special Relativity. One aspect of it (quantum electrodynamics) is the most accurately tested theory there is.

What's missing is that a number of parameters have to be added "by hand" (such as the masses of particles) to the Standard Model and the unification with General Relativity and hence gravity (which is what hypotheses like String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity are all about).

Only in the sense that it underlies all matter and hence brains and brains produce minds and consciousness. There is zero evidence of any need for addition of fields for minds and consciousness.
*applause*  The video I saw some years ago, 'The Higgs-Boson Revisited' by Sean Carroll had the 'field' message clearly said. I didn't understand the maths, etc but that didn't matter.
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