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I am currently employed in the nuclear industry and have university degrees in nuclear engineering and theoretical physics. I am primarily interested in science and philosophy but I also dabble in programing, information visualization, and fine typography.


Feb
3
asked Is belief in a G-d a commandment?
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
28
awarded  Scholar
Oct
28
accepted Do Jewish law or tradition say anything about addressing incorrect statements made by others?
Oct
25
comment Do Jewish law or tradition say anything about addressing incorrect statements made by others?
Thanks, I like it. Unfortunately it's not easy to figure out who knows he's wrong and who's genuinely confused.
Oct
24
comment Do Jewish law or tradition say anything about addressing incorrect statements made by others?
@ShmuelBrill: Excellent, I love it.
Oct
24
asked Do Jewish law or tradition say anything about addressing incorrect statements made by others?
Sep
18
awarded  Teacher
Sep
17
asked Why is it considered respectful to capitalize G-d and its derivatives/pronouns?
Sep
17
answered Answering Atheist about Torah miracles
Sep
5
awarded  Commentator
Sep
5
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
@avi I believe there is a subsection entitled ”other uncertainty relations .” They just use Heisenberg's because it is famous.
Sep
2
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
Unfortunately the Uncertainty Principle does not have to do with whether or not something is "unknown to us," it has to do with the fundamental structure of the universe. If the standard model is correct, the Uncertainty Principle limits the knowledge to every conceivable thing including G-d.
Sep
2
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
Thanks for the response. I am familiar with this argument as well and think that it has a great deal of merit. When you start getting deep into the weeds of the quantification of uncertainty and the resolution of wave functions things get very much more complicated. I wanted to try to keep this at a level most people could handle.
Sep
2
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
The assumption that the numbers don't exist is not a given, but is a fascinating thought. I don't think I'd considered it before. Certainly my understanding of quantum and G-d are limited... I am human after all.
Sep
2
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
I like and respect your position Tal, but I think I'm going to hold out a bit longer to select an answer. Thanks so much for the input!!
Sep
2
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
msh210 is exactly right. The question is fundamentally different in the perspective sought. That the question with 153 views, 9 upvotes, and six answers accumulated in less than half a day would be closed as "not constructive" by the Christian forum seems very illuminating. That the Jewish forum would question why this was even considered a duplicate is also very illuminating. I suppose there are many reasons why I was raised a Christian and am converting to Judaism. ;)
Sep
2
awarded  Supporter
Sep
1
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
Do you believe that the laws of logic are an aspect of spacetime to which G-d is not bound?
Sep
1
comment Reconciling the evidence for the Uncertainty Principle with belief in an omniscient G-d
By rules common sense do you mean laws of logic? If that is the case, the paradox is resolved.