Imaginary or Real?

PSI Blog 20220620 Imaginary or Real?


Abhishek asks:


Whom do you call a superintelligent being in the following sentence?:


"Laplace illustrated his view of determinism by hypothesizing a super intelligent being that has come to be known as Laplace’s Demon."


[GB: Abhi, your question illustrates how difficult it is for religious folks to distinguish between the imaginary and the real. Obviously, Laplace's Demon was not real. It was only hypothesized—in other words, simply imagined. He was not thinking of a devil or a god that actually existed (i.e., had XYZ dimensions and location with respect to other real things).


As I explained in "Religious Roots of Relativity,"[1] religion is imaginary, while science is real. Laplace’s Demon is imaginary in the same way gods, souls, heaven, and hell are imaginary. None of those exist in the real world, although most folks tend to believe they do. In the book, I presented “The Ten Assumptions of Religion” as the dialectical opposites of "The Ten Assumptions of Science." Remnants of those religious assumptions plague physics and cosmology to this day. That is why Einstein was able to imagine and promote light as a massless particle traveling perpetually through perfectly empty space. That imagined particle was accepted in 1905, with it still being accepted today as the foundation of the silly universal expansion hypothesis and the resulting Big Bang Theory. That one regressive step in favor of religion has thrown what is otherwise considered “modern” physics into what I rightly call “regressive” physics.


So how do we distinguish the imaginary from the real? Here is a start:

1.   Real things have XYZ dimensions; imaginary “things” do not.

2.   Real things can be imagined too, but they must be similar to other real things (e.g., all things contain other things, and thus contain matter and have mass).

3.   All real things are in motion, but motion does not exist, it occurs.

4.   “Matterless” motion is an oxymoron still common in regressive physics due to its connection with religious imaginings such as ghosts and spirits.

5.   All real events are the results of collisions between real things per causality.]

[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2020, Religious Roots of Relativity: Berkeley, California, Progressive Science Institute, 160 p. [ https://go.glennborchardt.com/RRR-ebk ]


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