siti wrote: Yes, and its qualities is what an electron is - they are different facets one and the same (for the time-being at least, somewhat fuzzy) reality - that is my point. I am probably wrong - hardly anyone I speak to seems to get it - but I know what I mean.
Maybe your view of "fuzzy reality" seems wrong only because you are ahead of your time.
The Feb2012 Scientific American
magazine has a cover article : Is Space Digital?<< Craig Hogan believes that the world is fuzzy. This is not a metaphor. Hogan, a physicist at the University of Chicago and director of Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center near Batvia, Ill., thinks that if we were to peer down at the tiniest subdivisions of space and time, we would find a universe filled with an intrinsic jitter, the busy hum of static. This hum comes not from particles bouncing in and out of being or other kinds of quantum froth that physicists have argued about in the past. Rather Hogan's noise would come about if space was not, as we have long assumed, smooth and continuous, a glassy backdrop to the dance of fields and particles. Hogan's noise arises if space is made of chunks. Blocks. Bits. Hogan's noise would imply that the universe is digital. >>
Hogan's hum hypothesis is similar in some ways to my Enformationism
understanding of the relationship between Reality and Ideality. However the negative assertion in bold above is exactly how I envision the "membrane" between real physical particles and ideal meta-physical potentials. That fuzzy film of being/non-being is also the boundary between SpaceTime and Enfernity
The term "quantum" refers to a strange quality of the sub-atomic realm : a particle either is or it ain't, there is no middle ground, it doesn't gradually come into being like normal things. Quantumness is essentially digital in that the number "1" indicates existence, and the number "0" represents non-existence. Hogan's "chunks" are digital bits of information. Therefore, you could say that a quantum particle "bounces in and out of being", without passing through any intermediate stages. Further, you could metaphorize that space has holes in it like Swiss cheese, where Eternity can interpenetrate with Time, and Infinity intermingles with Space. On the eternity side of the membrane, a "virtual" potential particle is un-real non-being; but when it pops into existence on the time side, the particle instantly becomes a real thing. Thus imaginary Forms become real Things.
The fuzzy membrane between Being and Non-being is also the filmy boundary of the "bubble" of SpaceTime as it floats in a sea of Enfernity
. Like the membrane of a single-cell organism, that boundary both separates and integrates the organism (our universe) relative to the Great Beyond, which I call G*D.
What do you think? Am I also fuzzy-brained?
Quantum Foam : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_foam
Virtual Particle : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle
PS---More quotes & comments :
<< The essence of the universe is information. >>
If information originates in a mind, then perhaps the universe is a concept in the Mind of G*D.<<. . . spacetime is what we call emergent . . . "It will come out of a bunch of 0's and 1's.">>
From whence does spacetime emerge, and why in the form of distinctions between being and non-being?<< One problem : although physicists mostly agree that the holographic principle is true---that information on nearby surfaces contains all the information about the world---they know not how the information is encoded, or how nature processes the 1's and 0's, or how the result of that processing gives rise to the world.>>
"Holo-" means all or whole. So a hologram is the whole (all information) written (encoded) in each part (particle). Some cosmologists are now postulating that the universe is essentially a digital computer processing information. Before the invention of silicon-based digital "computers", the term referred to humans who did the hard mental work of calculating logarithms and ephemeris tables with their own meat-based minds. So it should not be too much of a stretch to imagine the universe as a mind running an evolutionary program. But who is the programmer?Computer :
<< The first use of the word "computer" was recorded in 1613, referring to a person who carried out calculations, or computations, and the word continued with the same meaning until the middle of the 20th century. From the end of the 19th century the word began to take on its more familiar meaning, a machine that carries out computations.>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer