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Subject: Re: [zee-list] Maathematics
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:22:51 EST
From: Marik[at]aol[dot]com
To: zee-list

In a message dated 12/21/00 9:51:09 PM, writes:

<< the cat is neither dead nor alive = the cat is either dead or alive = the cat is either dead nor alive = the cat is neither dead or alive >>

I think that’s right.

There are 4 quantum states in superposition, decohering into two when you decide to open the box, then one when the box is opened.

C=cat, A = alive, D = dead

In quantum superposition

1) C is not A and not D
2) C is A or D
3) C is A not D
4) C is D not A

On deciding to open the box, decoheres to

3)C is A not D
4)C is D not A

on opening the box, further decoherence presents either 3) or 4).

Interestingly enough decoherence starts to occur at the moment a choice is made to open the box suggesting that the second link in the nexus of Dependent Origination (volition) precedes action/manifestation (the fourth link), reinforcing the Buddhist view that karma is produced at the same time as intention, rather than as a consequence of action. The nexus of Conditioned (Dependent) Origination is only graphed as 12 sequential steps. Properly all links mutually arise,

Quantum computing (estimated desktop deployment 2025) is based on there being four logic gates. Quantum computing was experimentally proved in the last few months with a very very small piece of copper wire.. I don’t understand how they got around Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, but I’ll take their word for it.


Sigils, servitors and godforms: part II

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Sigils, servitors and godforms: Part I

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