Apr 12, 2018

How can you do knowledge transfer if you have no knowledge?

I just had to endure another few minutes of Michio Kaku rambling about something he does not even start to understand: free will. Physics, he says, puts an end to the debate about free will. His reasoning? After lots of 'Einstein' and 'Heisenberg' iconography ('god does not play dice', 'there is uncertainty'), repeating the simple and wrong 'an electron is everywhere at the same time' he arrives at the oh-so mind-numbing and wrong banality that we have a free will because there is uncertainty dominating physics. This makes the act of a murderer unpredictable and really evil (as compared to the Newton-driven murderer whos actions are predisposed by Newtons laws. Everything would be deterministic from the beginning of time - everything could be calculated, nothing would be left to chance ... hey, Michio, there is more to the world than crude mechanics .... and therefore that fella would be guilt-free (talking of the physics-laws-driven killer, not Michio, who, of course is guilty as hell. Guilty of oversimplifying).
So non-determinism equals free will. Yes? Got it right? All memebers of the Heisenberg-family (electrons, small particles...), who's position is 'everywhere at the same time' (according to 'theoretical physicist' Michio Kaku) have free will. sure.
f§$k no!
non-determinism is not free will!
Popularizing science the way this guy does is popularizing ignorance.
I did not have to watch him.
But I did.
Proving that I have no free will. At all.

Jan 8, 2018

dumbing down

One of my fellow smart_'sses just published a book! 😀
In german 😢
So, this is the moment to learn one of the less accessible languages on the planet.
Or have your german-speaking friend make this book a huge success and it will be translated to any language you understand. Or english.
Since the essays are a lot about dumbing-down mankind by drowning us in ubiquituous babbling, let me keep it short:
Congratulations Daniel Rapoport, it's a book!