God is at Schrodinger state

May 23, 2015, 6:17 pm

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The debate "God is at Schrodinger state" was started by WordSpeller on May 23, 2015, 6:17 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

WordSpeller posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
soullesschicken posted 2 arguments, I_Voyager posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.

WordSpeller, PsychDave, Sosocratese, Amanurl, Geminidebate and 2 visitors agree.
soullesschicken, I_Voyager, toughgamerjerry, action007man and 4 visitors disagree.

Not bad. A bit heavy-handed with foreshadowing occasionally, but I would say it's worth a read.

4 years ago
I_Voyager
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I wanted to read American Gods on Neil Gaimon's reputation, but I didn't because the premise struck me as cheesy. Was it any good?

4 years ago

If God exists based on belief, then he simultaneously exists (to those who believe) and does not (to those who do not). Neil Gaimon's American Gods used a form of deities based on the belief of their followers and, while they didn't disappear when belief stopped, they ceased to be powerful, and the Iron Druid series (I have forgotten the author but I don't want to tab to search and have the app crash again) is based on a similar mechanic.

I have always found this an interesting way of looking at deities, since it is the belief in them that makes them real.

4 years ago

What I've never understood about the uncertainty principle was, is the simultaneousness of existence/non-existence a fact of our ignorance of its state, or theoretically what's actually happening with quantized energy?

If it's the former, then god is not in a Schrodinger state. We may as well think of it as being in that state, but factually it is in whichever state it is in. It exists, or it doesn't exist.

Whereas if quantized energy can exist in two states, then maybe. But it's hard to say since we're using quantum mechanics as a metaphor for theological mechanics. Quantum states are relevant to quantized energy.

Since I find myself in a Schrodinger state between "no" and "maybe", but not "yes", I selected "disagree".

4 years ago

Oh OK thanks

4 years ago

It's basically a state of existence and non-existence at the same time

4 years ago

Can someone explain what Schrodinger state is?

4 years ago
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