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George Gale

Hossenfelder--not to mention deGrasse Tyson--need to read this: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cosmology-30s/

and this: https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.17386

Eric Schliesser

Abe Stone on Facebook writes:
"I think her argument is this: if electrons can have more than one thought, then this is an additional way in which electrons can differ from one another (besides e.g. in spin), i.e., an additional quantum number, which will need to be summed over when you calculate the result of collisions. As she puts it: "Since the particles have quantum properties, anything that can happen will happen. If a particle exists in many variants, you’ll produce them all – regardless of whether or not you can distinguish them. The result is that you see more of them than the standard model predicts."

I think this argument is correct as it stands. Moreover, what it really shows is that contemporary panpsychism is mistaken, not only about the "psychism," but also about the "pan": it is based on a mistaken view about the kind of small parts ("particles") that everything has, in what sense those small parts have qualities, and in what sense the qualities of those parts add up to the qualities of everything."

Robert A Gressis

I think you alluded to this in your post, but why think electrons can have more than one thought?

Eric Schliesser

Why think they have any, or many?

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