Re: Ambiguous or just uncertain

Ian Goddard (
Thu, 04 Jun 1998 15:33:07 -0400

At 09:06 AM 6/3/98 -0700, John K Clark wrote:
> >Reality is reality.
>And fuzzy is fuzzy.

IAN: By 100%. Fuzzy logic measures a mismatch
between words and facts, like if I say that
"the cup is full" but it is only 70% full,
then there is a 30% mismatch = 30% false.

> >If the photon goes through both slits, that is 100% true.
>Saying the particle went through both slits is no better than any of the
>other 3 possible answers. One quality truth is supposed to have is
>immutability, yet I can change what was true. Even though the photon passed
>the barrier with the slots in it 10 years ago I can manipulate the truth
>about what happened then and I can to it right now, it all depends on how I
>set up my detecting equipment. I can make whatever you want to be "true"
>10 years ago. If you want me to make it true that a photon went through one
>slit or both slits back in 1988 just tell me which you prefer and I'll make
>it happen.

IAN: Then that's the truth, by 100%. The photon
is at zero time, so it's both at here/now and
the point it was 10-years ago. That's the truth.
I don't believe reality contains a falsehood.


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opponents and making them see the light, but rather because
its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows
up that is familiar with the idea from the beginning."

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