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by djolds1
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731103

Re: Mach Effect progress

So I had a very enlightening discussion with Dr. Kastner over e-mail, in which she led me to consider the causal set formulation as the framework upon which a quantum gravity theory compatible with TI can be formed, and linked me to her recent paper on transactions and causal sets: http://arxiv.org...
by djolds1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Dark Matter Kludge collapsing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

Is the Dark Matter Kludge collapsing?

Think what you will of McCulloch's MiHsC idea, but the collapse of the physics kludges that are dark matter and dark energy would be momentous. Its been obvious for a long time they are epicycles in need of removing. The original article at Phys Org is in McCulloch's references at the bottom. Dark m...
by djolds1
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731103

Re: Mach Effect progress

What about natural Mach Effect phenomena? I've never been able to think of a natural phenomenon that would generate more than insignificant effects. You really need fantastically high internal energy and UHF to get a pronounced effect. I suppose if you had entire crystal planets being swung through...
by djolds1
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731103

Re: Mach Effect progress

Yes. So far as I'm aware, heavy use of Mach-Effect technology at anytime during the lifetime of the universe, could theoretically explain the acceleration in expansion of the universe, since it reduces entropy locally at the expense of entropy of the entire system, which entails pushing the arrow o...
by djolds1
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731103

Re: Mach Effect progress

While I'm not a physicist and hate to ever answer questions of this caliber, I would just note a couple things. Pilot Wave or De Broglie-Bohm theory, is a non-local theory of Quantum Mechanics. For this reason many physicists don't like it. There are whole classes of physicists who don't like spook...
by djolds1
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2285
Views: 557139

Re: SpaceX News

by djolds1
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...
Replies: 90
Views: 24726

Re: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...

No. That painting is from before the Butlerian Jihad. Those are the computers and robots that were turning humans into animals. That is a depiction of the Pre-Jihad lotus-eater utopia that the Bene Gesserit overthrew. is that canon Dune universe? Never heard about that before. The most canon of the...
by djolds1
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...
Replies: 90
Views: 24726

Re: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...

No. That painting is from before the Butlerian Jihad. Those are the computers and robots that were turning humans into animals. That is a depiction of the Pre-Jihad lotus-eater utopia that the Bene Gesserit overthrew. I get it...as H.G. Wells might have said the Eloi and the Morlocks. We (or future...
by djolds1
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...
Replies: 90
Views: 24726

Re: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...

I think I miscommunicated. I didn't mean ICBMs literally, but that there would be so many people leaving (as they definitely would). And I mean that once someone is out far enough, without some local surveillance to keep tabs on him (yes, no FTLC), that fog of war proportional to his distance gives...
by djolds1
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...
Replies: 90
Views: 24726

Re: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...

this "magical" point in human history It's not magical. Look at the examples in GIThruster's and Tom's posts. They're ordinary. The ironically humorous thing is that, even if our descendants ever achieve the Feddies' level of technology and economy, there'd still be a group like this, sit...
by djolds1
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731103

Re: Mach Effect progress

For the last 20 years, the stars have been on the table, and very few even know about it. Far fewer are willing to take up the challenge, and even with that handful, most are distracted through pointless, hopeless, quixotically confused physics that can never deliver, because it violates Einstein’s...
by djolds1
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...
Replies: 90
Views: 24726

Re: Well he's not Zefram Cochrane, but...

Actually, I suspect we shall live to see another such a collapse, and relatively soon. Arguably, we already have seen one, a mere 25 years ago. The Iron Law of Oligarchy always wins. And the nice ideas rarely last for long in the face of self-interest. Live to see post-scarcity and/or space coloniz...
by djolds1
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: r/K Selection Theory
Replies: 67
Views: 8786

Re: r/K Selection Theory

Libertarianism is merely the flip side of communism. Both are creeds of material plenty and thus r-selection. Please explain then how limited government was our founding creed? Was prosperity so great? Was it an r favoring era? Good question. It might have been. The great states tend to last around...
by djolds1
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: r/K Selection Theory
Replies: 67
Views: 8786

Re: r/K Selection Theory

We do have some advantages in the US. The entropics on the right are dying off and the old religions are losing their hold. A new birth of freedom is a distinct possibility. I have been fanning that flame since 1988. Collapse of religion is an artifact of our current r-selected environment. The rat...
by djolds1
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is instinct transmitted?
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Re: How is instinct transmitted?

Polygamy means one fellow can have many wives if he is rich enough to afford them. One imagines that usually means he has the wits to accumulate wealth (although exceptions are abundant). So where polygamy is the norm, the wealthy pass on their genes disproportionately. And polygamy is likely when ...

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