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This thread is my personal "notebook" to re-teach myself Schrodinger's equations and their implications.  Amazingly, Tipler and Barrow generalized Schrodinger's equation to argue God exists, but I shall start out more modestly.  :-)
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Given that quantum systems are describe probabilistically, the question arises whether we model things probabilistically rather than exactly because the uncertainties in our measurements are due to our lack of all the possible details of the quantum system or whether such details exist.  This lead to at least 3 (probably more) interpretations of Quantum Mechanics.   Quoting from Giffiths:

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Realist position.  The particle was at C.  This seems like a sensible response, and it is the one Einstein advocated....some additional information (known as a hidden variable) is needed to provide a complete description of the particle.

Orthodox Position.  The particle wasn't really anywhere...Obserations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it...This view (the so-called Copenhagen interpretation... is the most widely accepted

Agnostic....

The Orthodox position has theoretical and empirical support, and following the implications suggests that there is a God who is the Ultimate Observer that produces the ultimate measurement that creates all things.  That was the deduction of Richard Conn Henry as articulated in his writings including Nature 2005.
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Now it turns out the spooky particles have some properties that make them have certain behaviors that can be probabilistic modeled.  For example, even though the spooky particles can be amorphous in space and time, they tend to present themselves as if they visit certain locations at certain times more frequently than others, hence the Bohr model becomes a nice approximation of the expected average behavior of an ensemble of hypothetical electrons.   

By way of analogy, even though we flip a fair coin and might be uncertain whether it will land heads or tails, if we flipped it a million times, we can expect on average the fair coin will land heads 50% of the time.  We can measure and observe this sort of expected or average behavior experimentally.  The distribution of probabilities of coin flips is easy enough (relatively speaking) using the binomial distribution, but the probability description of quantum systems is substantially harder, it is a quantum leap (pun intended) over simplistic probability distributions.

A non-relativistic model of probabilistic quantum behavior for a wide range of phenomenon is described by Shrodinger's equation.   Unfortunately, we are now getting into some nasty details, and from this point on, Quantum Mechanics (QM) starts to become bogged down in a lot of agonizing details.  How this all connects to God and intelligent design is not absolutely inferred by quantum mechanics, but is only suggested.  It took Griffiths an entire book to connect Schrodinger's equation to the philosophical question of an observer who chooses to look at a quantum system and affix properties to it.  This led to Wheeler and Tipler and others to postulate an Ultimate Observer that governs the Universal Quantum System which we call REALITY.  Some, like Richard Conn Henry, call this entity "God" or in his exact words "Grand Omni-present Spirit (GOS)".

So, I guess at this point the easy stuff is over.....

Much of the rest of my treatment of Quantum Mechanics will be the Schrodinger Equation:

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As mentioned above the Bohr model is a good, albeit inaccurate starting point to understanding quantum mechanics.  The more accurate model of the electron "orbit" around the proton in the hydrogen atom is that the electron is described not as a classical particle at all but a some amorphous spooky entity with a position and momentum that cannot be simultaneously measured with absolute certainty.  In fact, because the two quantities of position and momentum can't be simultaneously measured, a philosophical question arose, perhaps not even settled today, whether it is proper to say that certain position and momentum actually exist.  From a math standpoint, such philosophical question don't need to be resolved.  That said, one can see that the Bohr Model where position is well defined (the electron's position in an orbit) isn't exactly consistent with full blown quantum mechanics.  How scientists concluded the electron is best modeled as a ghostly character spread out in space and time is through some agonizing math and experiments such as the Double Slit experiment:



Again the experiment looks innocent enough, but when the implications were considered it began to give scientists suspicions that the future can affect the past, that events in the future are entangled with events in the past, that consciousness is real and separate from the material world, and that it is possible, even likely God exists.


This spookiness of particles is partly encapsulated by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle:

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QM for beginners is probably best described by the Bohr Approximation for the hydrogen atom.  This is a toy approximation with a lot of details simplified (an thus distorted and inaccurate), but it gets some of the essentials in place.  In the Bohr approximation of the hydrogen atom, we have a 2 dimensional model of the electron's orbit around a proton.  This is classically akin to a satellite orbiting a planet.  The difference however is the altitudes or distances that the electron is allowed to orbit only at specific altitudes.  Again this Bohr atom is an approximation, there are some inaccuracies in the Bohr description, but it was good enough to approximately explain the emission spectrum of hydrogen.  Bohr could not actually "see" the electrons in orbit, he had to model its behavior by guessing (making an inference) form available data.




the Approximate (and thus inaccurate, and distorted model) of the electron orbits for the hydrogen atom in the Bohr model is depicted as follows:


The orbital altitudes were thus at discrete or "quantized" levels, hence this is likely the reason quantum mechanics is called QUANTUM mechanics.   The Bohr model looks innocent enough, but innocent looking results led to disturbing and spooky implications about reality and even God as scientist followed the evidence further.

Unfortunately, the rest of quantum mechanics is not so easily explained, and it requires rather brutal and tedious math and descriptions.


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Politics / US Public Schools
Last post by stcordova -
http://www.weeklystandard.com/inside-a-public-school-social-justice-factory/article/2011402

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For decades, the public schools of Edina, Minnesota, were the gold standard among the state's school districts. Edina is an upscale suburb of Minneapolis, but virtually overnight, its reputation has changed. Academic rigor is unraveling, high school reading and math test scores are sliding, and students increasingly fear bullying and persecution.
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As a result, the school system's obsession with "white privilege" now begins in kindergarten. At Edina's Highlands Elementary School, for example, K-2 students participate in the Melanin Project. The children trace their hands, color them to reflect their skin tone, and place the cut-outs on a poster reading, "Stop thinking your skin color is better than anyone elses!-[sic] Everyone is special!"

Highlands Elementary's new "racially conscious" elementary school principal runs a blog for the school's community. On it, she approvingly posted pictures of Black Lives Matter propaganda and rainbow gay-pride flags--along with a picture of protesters holding a banner proclaiming "Gay Marriage Is Our Right." On a more age-appropriate post, she recommended an A-B-C book for small children entitled A is for Activist. (Peruse the book and you find all sorts of solid-gold: "F is for Feminist," "C is for...Creative Counter to Corporate Vultures," and "T is for Trans.")
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Increasingly, families who are serious about education are leaving the Edina schools. For example, Orlando Flores and his wife pulled their son--an academic superstar--out of Edina High School in his senior year to escape its hyper-political environment.

Flores, who fled a Marxist regime in Nicaragua as a child, had this to say: "Years ago, we fled Communism to escape indoctrination, absolutist thinking and restrictions on our freedom of speech. If we see these traits in our schools in America, we must speak out and oppose it."

Flores says that when his son was at Edina High, teachers routinely pushed politicians and political positions they favored, shamed and browbeat students with dissenting views, and forced them to defend themselves against baseless allegations of racism. According to his son, he says, classroom discussions were often "one-sided indoctrination sessions," and students feared their grades would be penalized if they spoke out.

The final straw for the Flores family occurred when an English teacher subjected their son and a classmate to a lengthy, humiliating and ideologically charged grilling--unlike that faced by other students--after the boys made a presentation with which she disagreed following racially-charged incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.

When Flores' son requested an apology, school authorities indignantly took the teacher's side, says Flores. Fearing retaliation, the boy asked to transfer to another English class. There, a student teacher informed the class they would not be reading classic books because "dead white men are boring," according to Flores.
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One such mandatory session for school bus drivers is illustrative. The widow of a bus driver who had been required to attend the training sent the entire 25-page instructional curriculum to Center of the American Experiment, where I am a senior policy fellow.

The training session was entitled "Edina School DIstrict Equity and Racial Justice Training: Moving from a Diversity to a Social Justice Lens." In it, trainers instructed bus drivers that "dismantling white privilege" is "the core of our work as white folks," and that working for the Edina schools requires "a major paradigm shift in the thinking of white people." Drivers were exhorted to confess their racial guilt, and embrace the district's "equity" ideology.

The result of all of this? Four years into the Edina schools' equity crusade, black students' test scores continue to disappoint. There's been a single positive point of data: Black students' reading scores--all ages, all grades--have slightly increased, from 45.5 percent proficiency in 2014 to 46.4 percent proficiency in 2017.

But other than that, the news is all bad. Black students "on track for success" in reading decreased from 48.1 percent in 2014 to 44.9 percent in 2017. Math scores decreased from 49.6 percent proficiency in 2014 to 47.4 percent in 2017. Black students "on track for success" in math decreased from 51.4 percent in 2014 to 44.7 percent in 2017.

The drop was most notable at the high school level. Math scores for black students in 11th grade at Edina Senior High dropped from 31 percent proficiency in 2014 to 14.6 percent in 2017. In reading, scores for black students in 10th grade at Edina Senior High dropped from 51.7 percent proficiency in 2014 to 40 percent in 2017.
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Creation vs. Evolution / Heart Surgeon Gundry's ideas on nutrion
Last post by stcordova -
https://healthiertalk.com/3-foods-you-should-never-eat-1665/

Gundry did a quintuple bypass surgery that was made possible by some supplements.


http://drgundrymd.com/180105A.php?n=tba

Gundry is at one of the #1 creationist universities and medical schools

Bad "superfoods":
1. soy foods, tofu, veggie burgers
2. wheat grass
3. Goji berries
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Press release:"Rare Evolutionary Event Detected in University of Texas Lab",

Paper:"Spliceosomal intronogenesis"
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Philosophy / Inspiration which Evolutoinary Biology cannot provide
Last post by stcordova -
This man was celebrated by President Trump state of the Union 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji_Seong-ho

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Ji Seong-ho is a North Korean defector who lives in South Korea, where he works to raise awareness about the situation in North Korea and to help fellow defectors.[1]
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Seong-ho managed to make his way across China. He was ultimately reunited with his brother in South Korea.[1] He left the North "because I was in search of freedom. In more simple terms, I wanted to be treated as a human."[2]