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comment determinism, and quantum computing
Hmm so your answer posits the multi-verse 'solution' for quantum mechanics. It seems to just fling the solution to a space where by feature of its externality to our universe can never be tested. In Roger Penrose's version of cosmology (which I believe throws out the multi-verse idea) is quantum mechanics still deterministic?
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comment determinism, and quantum computing
Sorry, the main question is "is quantum computing compatible with determinism (interaction of particles and/or their corresponding fields)". Since quantum computing is by definition isolated from their environment how can it be consistent with the pool table analogies of determinism? @DanielSank
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comment the nature of the big bang
Oh ok. So we use space, as it is today, to compare to the ancient space we can see (through the telescopes).
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comment the nature of the big bang
Yes it does @BMS thanks!
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comment the nature of the big bang
The acceleration between distant objects can only be measured by it's redshift and the speed of light is relative to the geometry of the space-time it travels through. Therefore, if our measuring stick does grow as space grows, it makes detection of said space impossible? How do we know that the matter didn't explode in the middle of an already spacious universe bubble? Would that be identical to the observed red-shifts effect?
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comment the nature of the big bang
You rephrased what I was trying to say a lot more eloquently in "we would not be able to detect the expansion because our units would be changing in tandem", but I didn't find an explanation of how we can ever detect that space is in fact expanding.
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accepted Equal and opposite reaction - forces coming in pairs - or just common sense?
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