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Is Your Reality Just a Simulation? Calculate the System’s Capacity.


Consider the idea that, unless intelligent civilizations tend to self-destruct, or they tend to lack the introspection to simulate their own origins, it is (apparently) statistically more likely that we (including you, dear reader) are a simulation – not the … Continue reading

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Tachyons and Intersecting Universes


Recently finished John Scalzi’s fine Old Man’s War. One plot point is that tachyons come to betray attacking ships emerging from wormholes. Tachyons have never been detected nor is their place in reality even theoretically firm. But considering the compelling … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Mistake in Black-Scholes and Fama’s Rational Markets


Abstract: Probability has been getting a bad rap in finance and economics due to modeling mistakes that have led to many of the biggest financial catastrophes of the past 50 years. This has bled over into popular misconceptions that the … Continue reading

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Force = Probability Wave Diffraction = Tunneling Competiton


Technically, I don’t think I’m saying anything new here. However, there are probably people teaching physics who will view what I’m saying here as heretical. I don’t think it is – it’s just a re-framing of statements made by other … Continue reading

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What is economics good for?


Alex Rosenberg and Tyler Curtain pose this question in an op-ed for the NY Times. They are approaching this issue poorly for three reasons. First, when there is open intellectual debate between people of different ideologies (fresh water vs salt … Continue reading

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Seeing Flows: Free-Markets, Parasitic Growth, Aquifer Depletion, and Income Inequality


Continued from this post, and, yes, all of these title concepts are tightly related… My suggestion for dealing with aquifer depletion is to develop canals that divert excessive water from the Mississippi and its tributaries (and maybe even the Great … Continue reading

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