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  1. #1 Quantum Atom Theory 
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    Hello,
    So, I'm not a scientist. I have very limited scientific knowledge, and only a basic grasp of electromagnetic theory.

    But I saw this video on YouTube, it's a theory created by a random English artist about the fundamental nature of time, as an emergent property, and electro-magnetism.

    To me it seems like an incredibly plausible theory, however, the lack of views and serious comments makes me suspect there are some serious flaws in this theory.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge_3AUx27O4

    I was wondering what you guys think? Is there any basis for what he is arguing? A recent experiment apparently shows that time is an emergent phenomenon..

    Is there any credibility to this theory?
    Thanks,
    Edd


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    Here's a clue, if it is only available on yootube and is not written up properly anywhere it is probably safe to assume it's woo. Every crank and their dog can (and do) put videos on youtube, no peer review, no quality control, no science in most cases...


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    I think the best summation comes from the text accompanying that video.
    Specifically this part: As an artist I am outside of the scientific community.

    An additional clue is his claim that we can understand this "intuitively" without "complicated maths" 1.
    I thought the bit about us being able to consciously choose how we interact with wave/ particle duality was particularly funny.

    1 I always find it amusing when someone puts intuition above maths, especially when they then resort to dropping in as much maths as they can copy paste fit into their "explanation".
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    Good God, I've just read the accompanying blurb, FFS it is the worst kind of pseudoscientific word salad I've read since that "Author Frank Dimeglio" nutjob got banned. Eddy don't waste your time with that crap, study actual physics...
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    Fair enough, good to know lol. Did the blurb literally make no sense?
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    None whatsoever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddyerb View Post
    Did the blurb literally make no sense?
    It is like one of the computer generated nonsense texts. Pairs of words seem reasonable. Any sequence of three words begins to look a bit odd. Anything longer than that is just a random jumble with no semantic content.
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    Oh, I really liked that explanation of time.

    What are the best theories we have currently to describe time then?

    Also, is this experiment true? I can't seem to find any reliable sources, so I'm guessing not..
    https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933

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    ut if it is true, then what does that mean? I read somewhere that General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics were solved by equating time with 0, but once again I can't seem to find any sources..

    I think I'm a victim of Pseudo science
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddyerb View Post
    Also, is this experiment true? I can't seem to find any reliable sources, so I'm guessing not..
    https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933


    It's disputed as to how applicable that is to to the real world: Entangled toy universe shows time may be an illusion - physics-math - 25 October 2013 - New Scientist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddyerb View Post
    I think I'm a victim of Pseudo science
    The first step is recognising the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddyerb View Post
    Also, is this experiment true? I can't seem to find any reliable sources, so I'm guessing not..
    [URL="https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933"]https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/d5d3dc850933
    It is an interesting idea. There are also suggestions that there might be some deep correlation between entanglement and black holes. This is all very much on the edge of research and it will be some time before it is clear what, if anything, it all means...
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    If you're going to browse YouTube for science videos, try http://youtube.com/edu
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