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It is a statement you made up in your mind, Alan. That is all it is.
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Also - I am reading The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot and it is all over this stuff. Check it out, you will not be sorry.
Science is the recursive algorithm of "observe, hypothesise, test". Nothing more or less. We use it because it is useful. No "belief system": scientific knowledge is just a collection of explanatory and predictive hypotheses that have not yet been disproved.
One is (or should be) always aware of the potential influence of the observer on the observed, but it's usually less of a problem than the preconception of the observer affecting the interpretation of the observation. For this reason, good science keeps well away from philosophy of any sort. Zen seems to have the same aversion to preconception but it's quite irrelevant.
Why do most living things have emotions? and why do many animals get depressed?
I get a sign-in screen:
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I don't know if it is a free account or not, or whether it opens your document. However, I'm not inclined to sign up for services that I did not solicit and I don't need (I don't use Microsoft Software, and minimize use of any MSFT services). Try it with some colleagues if necessary.
You can create tables here on the TNS site using BB code (very similar to the HTML format). See the Table icon . It should be good enough for converting short tables to explain your logic.
I think the OP has discovered, by a some what roundabout route, the reason for the finite speed of sound. Quite what this has to do with conservation of momentum is far from clear, however.
Robert Frost is by far my favourite poet. I know a few of his works off by heart, then recite them during my trips to the woods. Personally, I would put him on a par with Albert Einstein and Emily Dickens. A lot of my own science works were inspired by these three. As for the poem"Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood" I dare not hold it to a general concept. The pictures he paints in his lines are too beautiful and numerous that I fear a general concept would not do them justice. However, one of my favourite stanzas, "And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black, oh I kept the first for another day, yet knowing how way leads onto way I doubted I should ever come back." Probably, only in my mind, I interpret as equally pure, untrodden roads and doubting he should ever come back, is Frost's realization of finite infinity. That he is forever somewhere, but always too far down the road of time to return. That doesn't really do it justice, either. Course there are hints towards the untrodden road that could be black and the reader gets the best of both worlds. Too many concepts. Love the thread.
The subforum just above this one is called Guest Book - that's where you should have posted this. Still, I only just noticed it the other day myself and I've been here for years. On the Net, we train ourselves not to notice the uninteresting.