November 25, 2005

Welcome to Tyrannogenius!

Hello, visitors!

My name is Neil Bates, and I welcome you to Tyrannogenius - the first post of my first blog. I'm just introducing myself here, and will have more to say later. However, to give you a taste...

1. I like scientific paradoxes, and I propose them too. Enter "quantum measurement paradox" into Google, and a thread I started on sci.physics.research (a quality, refereed newsgroup) comes up first. I'll describe the paradox in these pages later.

2. The great philosophical questions interest me greatly. I think that the unwit I call "Witlesstein" is one of the worst philosophers ever. Someday I will post a refutation of his undeservedly renowned "beetle-in-a-box" argument against private languages. (It's mostly an indulgence of logical positivism. Hey - can you logical positivists tell me what the operational meaning of "things continue to exist even while not being observed" is? Nor can we find out what happened yesterday because of quantum uncertainty, but we don't pretend things aren't a definite way to be today for the sake of the poor bastards of tomorrow who can't do a Laplacian track-back...)

Well, that's all folks 'til next time!