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Jun 24, 2009


Just wondering

What kind of navigation system do you expect was in Hitler's plane that would be sensitive to a "cosmic ray"?

Kevin Dick

Hey Graham,

Glad to see you biting off easy topics to analyze :-)

What about the many worlds hypothesis? This makes QM deterministic (and gets rid of the Heisenberg issue), but in a really weird way.

I think it really boils down to the question of emergent phenomena--can one generate unpredictable higher order behavior from deterministic lower order behavior? But I don't want to get ahead of you.

Graham Glass

Cosmic rays can be powerful, so anything with an electrical component could theoretically be disrupted by one. Anyhow, it's irrelevant to my point - you could pick anything similar, like a bolt of lightning hitting his plane.


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