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by Kenneth Chan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

My earlier discussion with Boda, and others, over quantum entanglement, has made me realise that I have not made it explicitly clear, in my paper, " A Direct Experiential Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: How Madhyamika Philosophy Explains the Mystery of Quantum Physics ," that Section ...
by Kenneth Chan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

My apologies. I should have made it clear that the "purpose" and "meaning" mentioned in my above post is referring to the purpose and meaning of the spiritual path, and not just the purpose and meaning of the interpretation of quantum mechanics which, of course, has only a tiny p...
by Kenneth Chan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Actually it is, though you would most likely find the analysis bereft of meaning. Cold hard facts lack narrative, purpose, a sense of belonging, or any sort of transcendent experience, in and of themselves. It takes a full-fledged human being to turn raw facts into a system of meaning. boda, it's c...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

For that to happen, however, scientists have to acknowledge that science itself is limited to the domain of name and form (nama rupa) and whatever can be inferred to exist on that basis, by mathematical inference and quantification. If they do understand that limitation, then well and good, but if ...
by Kenneth Chan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Found this quote by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama: "I have long thought that Western science and Eastern philosophy should join together to create a really complete and full-fledged human being for the modern world. Only in this way will we emerge strengthened from our present condition and beco...
by Kenneth Chan
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Mysteries surrounding quantum entanglement are rather core. I couldn't find anything in your paper accounting for the issue I mentioned. The last section of my paper addresses the issue of quantum entanglement. But in order to understand it, I am afraid you have to understand the earlier parts of t...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It means that Madhyamika philosophy provides us with a consistent and direct interpretation of the formulation of quantum mechanics that is free of contradictions, and free of the need for further ad hoc hypothetical additions to the main formulation. This is something that the other interpretation...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The process of the collapse of the wave function is simply the process of dependent arising! Once we recognize that, everything falls into place. It’s that simple! Ok, great. So...now what? It means that Madhyamika philosophy provides us with a consistent and direct interpretation of the formulatio...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Perhaps it would helpful for me to add this explanation: The core problem of quantum mechanics is not quantum entanglement. The core problem in quantum mechanics is what is known as the “measurement problem.” The measurement problem is basically this question: What exactly causes the collapse of the...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

If a theory was proven to be correct it wouldn't be a theory. Does your theory account for all the mysteries in quantum mechanics? What about, for instance, the mystery of quantum entanglement, where information appears to travel faster than light? The issue of quantum entanglement is discussed in ...
by Kenneth Chan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It's also explained by many-worlds and other theories. No, it is not. (You have clearly not read my paper.) ... And all of these interpretations run into serious conceptual problems. If a theory was proven to be correct it wouldn't be a theory. Does your theory account for all the mysteries in quan...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

This exact predictability in the mathematical calculations of quantum mechanics just proves that the mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics is correct. It does not at all explain why the mathematical formulation works (physicists have no idea why it works). It also does not explain why the c...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It actually corresponds very well with the Madhyamaka principle that all things are empty of inherent existence because they are dependently arisen. Well, you're saying the same thing here you said on Day One, so I will close by doing likewise: we ought not to loose sight of the fact that quantum t...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Actually, it is not true that Madhyamika philosophy relies on supernatural considerations. Are you familiar with the traditional account of how Nāgārjuna retrieved the Prajñāpāramitā Sutras? In the traditional Bhavachakra (which I'm sure is orthodox for all Tibetan schools) where in relation to the...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

even scientific materialists would agree--- what we see is a projection of consciousness. The world doesn't have any color. Color is an image created by the brain. B. Allan Wallace calls it "dreaming with conditions." No, materialists don't agree with that. Nor do scientific realists. As ...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

My apologies for having disrupted the thread. The subject that was being discussed was LTK's Madhyamaka vs. Chandrakirti's. Introducing Dzogchen ideas into that discussion is comparing apples and oranges. Going back to before I so rudely interrupted, what Malcolm had not done is put forward what he...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Again, it's worth bearing in mind that in the debates about what is real in this thread, there have been regular appeals to arguments based on supernatural abilities. Some examples: A mind is capable of projecting an appearance for another mind: classical example, the woman who meditates on herself...
by Kenneth Chan
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

I can't find it now, but Malcolm once said Dzogchen doesn't address the issue squarely, but there are two potential explanations: a yogacara madhyamaka and a svatantrika one. Found it: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=5080&start=40 There are two answers to this question in Dzogchen. a...
by Kenneth Chan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Could you tell difference between Sanjaya's eel-wriggling and Nagarjuna's tetralemma? In Samannaphala Sutta (DN 2), Sanjaya is recorded as saying: 'If you ask me if there exists another world [after death], if I thought that there exists another world, would I declare that to you? I don't think so....
by Kenneth Chan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
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Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

You cited Tsongkhapa: Even reality, the ultimate truth, has no intrinsic nature at all. Again, this is the assertion that the ultimate is a nonexistence. I don't think LTK is defining ultimate truth as a non-existent. He says inherent existence cannot be found when analyzed by reason . It is this i...

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