Supertasks allow you to accomplish an infinite number of tasks in a finite amount of time. Find out how these paradoxical feats get even stranger once randomness is introduced. What happens when you try to empty an urn full of infinite balls? It turns out that whether the vase is empty or full at the end of an infinite amount of time depends on what order you try to empty it in.
Throughout much of human history, people consciously and intentionally produced randomness. They frequently used dice – or dice-shaped animal bones and other random objects – to gamble, for entertainment, predict the future and communicate with deities. Despite all this engagement with controlled random processes, people didn’t really think of probability in mathematical terms prior to 1600.
Below is my response to a question someone asked on a forum about psychic mind control. Since this is such a common question, I decided to curate my explanation of how to it could be done. Yes, it is possible for someone to take control of your brain. Because of the moral and ethical contexts around that along with the fear it conjures up in people’s heads, it is normally hard to get a straight response if you asks people or go looking for how to do it. I don’t believe in censorship, so if you asks me how to Read More
Ultimately, entropy is a measure of the availability of free energy – of energy that isn’t hopelessly mixed in thermal equilibrium. Pump energy into a small system and complexity can thrive..
So can we approach the question of the origin and the very nature of life from the point of view of physics? We’re sure going to try.
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics has been credited with defining the arrow of time.
Black holes are very well known but… What is a White Hole?
The energy associated with psychic activity is not conserved and does not dissipate. I can hear people’s heads exploding as they read those sentences. Typically when I say things like that, a lot people reject the idea; however, they tend to reject the idea because it seems too counter-intuitive, does not fit their expectations, does not fit their biases, does not fit their paradigm, and other things of that nature. This statement is accurate when you look at the relationship psi has to entropy, disorder, and information along with its higher-dimensional structure. Entropy and Disorder There are many different ways Read More