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    (Original post by edders)
    'could' does not imply 'is'
    It would do if I say: Let the f(could) = is
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    i know there are subtle differences. but you can find them in the same section in a thesaurus. they're synonyms
    synonyms in everyday speech perhaps, but not when youre being technical
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Id say it still is. It depends how you chose to interpretate his words. It also deals a lot with determenism. NO! Quantum mechanics has NOT showned that there is no determenism, with schrödingers interpretation of Quantum mechanics determenism still exist, although the defenition of a measurement is a bit troublesome...
    its unnerving for physicists when we have to shun determinism
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    (Original post by edders)
    'could' does not imply 'is'
    i didn't say that there is.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    i didn't say that there is.
    you didnt, i was just carrying forward the discussion
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    (Original post by edders)
    you didnt, i was just carrying forward the discussion
    but we don't want to turn this into a discussion about god.
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    (Original post by Absolution)
    eg: the infinitely long solenoid, whats the point it can never exist :confused:
    The need for the infinitely long solenoid was so we can understand that the the magnetic field would be completely confined to the interior of the solenoid so the particles would feel no force from the field. Experimentally we obviously can't make an infinitely long solenoid but we can make one that is long enough to understand the theory,
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    but we don't want to turn this into a discussion about god.
    no, we dont. i would say my post was conducive to that aim
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    (Original post by edders)
    no, we dont. i would say my post was conducive to that aim
    do you think that's what god wanted you to do and caused the synapses in your brain to converge to that train of thought?
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    do you think that's what god wanted you to do and caused the synapses in your brain to converge to that train of thought?
    is there a way of answering that question without getting deeper into a discussion about god? lol god go home!
 
 
 
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