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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-09-2009, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Science Saturday: Chairs and Tables, Electrons and Time

Having listened to that part of the discussion between Sean and David, I don'e see the dispute you seem to be referencing here. All Sean says is that you can't derive a time asymmetric conclusion...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2009, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Skitzophrenic Physicists? Not really.

Standard statistical mechanics treats the dynamics as deterministic, but adding a stochastic element would not change the situation much. If the stochastic part were only defined for one direction in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2009, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Science Saturday: Chairs and Tables, Electrons and Time

The quote you cite from Sean Carroll, "The arrow of time is simply the tendency of systems to evolve toward one of the numerous, natural, high-entropy states.", illustrates the logical problem...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,133
Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Science Saturday: Chairs and Tables, Electrons and Time

There are lots of disanalogies between the color case and the direction of time case.

The problem is that the direction of time, unlike color, seems to play a role already in what we count as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-07-2009, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Skitzophrenic Physicists? Not really.

The situation with the ice cube is this.

If I put an ice cube in a warm room and leave it alone, it will melt. In this process, the entropy of the ice-cube + room system goes up. Since the Second...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-07-2009, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Tim Maudlin
Re: Skitzophrenic Physicists? Not really.

Craig and I did not discuss concepts such as decoherence and superselection rules because they cannot solve the problem we are concerned with. The measurement problem is the problem of explaining how...
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