07 October, 2009

The role quantum physics plays in the 2nd Amendment

I'm reading David B Kopel's book; Aiming For Liberty. One of the ideas he explores is the role quantum physics plays in discovering truth.

The author goes into detail on Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. That principle, the core, is that measurement of an electron for example will change it's state. the reality cannot seperate from the observation. But recent work by Andrew Jordan of the University of Rochester and Alexander Korotkov UofC Riverside have developed a 'weak" measurement that only part way collapses the quantum state. What does this mean? Well, you can be the observer without influencing the outcome. Heisenberg's theory of physics is that truth is not, but power is summates the theory in regards to how it is applied to postmodern moral philosophy.

Postmodernism is the idea that you distrust theories and ideologies and put your faith in conventions. That there is no absolute truth, whether it be a scientific truth or a literary truth. It is whatever it happens to be at that moment in time. The 'weak' measurement used by Korotkov and Jordan undoes the measurement's effect, returning the electron to its orginal state, i.e. leaving it in its true form.

If what Jordan and Korotkov have discovered is true, then the idea that the right to self defense from tyranny is a universal truth. And that is how quantum physics relates to the second amendment.

1 comment:

Tangalor said...

Huh. Interesting. I always thought that the electron was duality itself. Going both ways simultaneously all of the time, until observed, thereby placating the observer by giving him what he wishes to see.

I think it's the observer who sees what he wants to see, which in turn places the outcome at his discretion (albeit subconsciously).

My contention is that Truth is duality, and we'll never be rid of the people who see 'truth' in a different way, especially ones who manipulate things to their advantage by observing the truth, then manipulating it with words to suit their needs at that particular time.

You can't get rid of people who have different truths, though, and I'm not saying anyone should. It's what makes the human condition so damn entertaining. Get a Christian and a Buddhist together, and you'll catch my meaning.

Wars will not always be fought on merits of truth, but the lack of ability on one side or the other to cope with the fact that the other side just does not see it that way.

Again, that's why life's so frustrating, and so hilarious all at the same time. Duality.