Monday 2nd of August 2021

getting my feet wet with quantum heavy metal music and politics under the uncertainty principle...


The Amazon blurb about this book tells us:

There are deep and fascinating links between heavy metal and quantum physics. No, really!

While teaching at the University of Nottingham, physicist Philip Moriarty noticed something odd, a surprising number of his students were heavily into metal music. Colleagues, too: a Venn diagram of physicists and metal fans would show a shocking amount of overlap. 

What's more, it turns out that heavy metal music is uniquely well-suited to explaining quantum principles.

When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven, Moriarty explains the mysteries of the universe's inner workings via drum beats and feedback: You'll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas.

If you're a metal fan trying to grasp the complexities of quantum physics, a quantum physicist baffled by heavy metal, or just someone who'd like to know how the fundamental science underpinning our world connects to rock music, this book will take you, in the words of Pantera, to “A New Level.”

For those who think quantum physics is too mind-bendingly complex to grasp, or too focused on the invisibly small to be relevant to our full-sized lives, this funny, fascinating book will show you that physics is all around us . . . and it rocks.
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This is good. I'm not much a player of punk heavy metal music, I did listen to it once (or twice).
But here, I will wet my feet and suggests that POLITICS works under the uncertainty principle though POLITICS is not a science but an art-form in which, contrary to quantum mechanics where the parameters are naturally cosmic,  the parameters of POLITICS are decided by whatever devious means and then are subjected to the uncertainty principle.

the uncertainty principle...

With this illustration by Pete McPartlan below and the very famous joke on chapter 7 of the book When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven, we should be able to understand that the characteristics of knowledge cannot be complete. As I have mentioned many times before should we know everything we would be god or dead — or both like the cat of Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger





Politics and the uncertainty principle...


“On or about September 1927,” wrote the philosopher Ray Monk, “the physical world changed.” Until then, according to Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber’s rich and entertaining new book, “The Quantum Moment,” we lived in a homogeneous, continuous, Newtonian world in which all objects moved seamlessly from the past to the future, governed by universal mathematical laws. 

But in that fateful year, everything changed: Objects now follow different rules depending on their size, and we can never be sure where they are or what they are doing.


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Politics are on the same level though we DECIDE the extant and application of the political rules to suit our hypocrisy, our uncertainty of news versus fake news, and our comforts, while destroying the planet (the surface thereof).


Democracy then is balancing "where we are at with what speed we are travelling at". And this is strongly influenced by the denialists who set the speed but do not know where they are...