زمرہ آرکائیو: فلسفہ

فلسفہ بہت دور طبیعیات سے کبھی نہیں ہے. یہ میں کامیابیاں توقع ہے کہ ان کے وورلیپ میں ہے.

When Your Child is as Big as You

My mom used to say that when your child is as big as you, you have to treat them with respect. What she actually said was that you had to address them using a respectful form of “you,” which doesn’t make any sense in English, but may work in Hindi or French. It worked poetically well in Malayalam. I was reminded of this maternal pearl of wisdom recently when I was watching a movie with my son.

The protagonist in the movie, who felt like a human punching bag, was feeling low and getting drunk in a bar. And then he gets snubbed by a stranger, and walks away muttering something like, “Do I have an Everlast sign pasted on my forehead?”

My son, accurately guessing that I wouldn’t have gotten the reference, explained to me that Everlast was a boxing brand, and that they had punching bags with the name prominently painted on them. He had seen them in his Muay Thai gym. I remembered then that this was exactly the kind of tidbit that I would have loved to share with میرے ابو, while watching a movie or a tennis match or whatever. The wheel had come full circle. Almost.

میں کہتا ہوں “almostbecause I also remembered a time when the references would become just too many to share, and the sons would turn quiet. In the next five or so short years, I can imagine that my son will also find it overwhelming to keep explaining every little reference that flies past me. He also will turn more and more silent. While dreading that inevitable age of silence, I enjoy this moment for now, when his repertoire of interesting tidbits has grown beyond mine. And remember some other things that I wrote a while ago, in a moment of melancholy inspiration.

سونی ریڈیو پر ادا کرتا ہے, ان کے doleful چنتن کے لئے impervious, نوجوان خوش آوازیں ایک دنیا کو فتح کرنے جوش کی مکمل اور اتسکتا yuppie مسافروں کی ایک نئی نسل کے فائدے کے لئے گانے، نغمے اور مذاق باہر dishing کے ساتھ. Little do they know — it was all conquered many times over during the summers of yester years with the same gusto and passion. پرانے vanguards خوشی ایک طرف قدم اور نئے موسم گرما کے بچوں کے لئے کمرے بنانے کے.

نئی نسل کے مختلف ذوق ہے. انہوں نے ان کے iPods کے مختلف آئی ٹیونز پر ہم. یہ خوبصورت ریڈیو رسیور, سترہ عجیب مختصر لہر بینڈ اب اس کی سب سے زیادہ خاموش کے ساتھ, شاید اس قسم کی آخری ہے. موسیقی اور اگلی نسل کے مذاق کو تبدیل کر دیا. ان کے بال کرتے ہیں اور سٹائل کو تبدیل کر دیا. لیکن نئے مہم ان سے پہلے لوگوں کے طور پر جلال کی ایک ہی خواب کے ساتھ میں چارج. ان ہی جوش ہے. اسی جذبہ.

تضادات,,en,زندگی تضادات سے بھرا ہوا ہے,,en,میں خوبصورت اوپر mindfulness اور مننشیل طریقوں پر ایک تحقیقی اعتکاف میں شرکت کر رہا ہوں,,en,گیریژن انسٹی ٹیوٹ,,en,میں دلچسپ چیزوں کے ایک بہت کچھ سیکھ رہا ہوں,,en,اور کی ایک بہت سے ملاقات,,en,ہم خیال اور بہترین لوگ,,en,لوگوں کی طرح، جن کے ساتھ میں نے حقیقت کا غیر حقیقی نوعیت کے بارے میں گہری بات چیت کر سکتے,,en,جب میں تھوڑا سا غیر حقیقی حاصل زندگی کے دیگر شعبوں سے زیادہ تر لوگوں کے برعکس شائستگی اور tactfully خود معاف کرے گا,,en

Life is full of contradictions.

I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.

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Twilight Years

At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. یہ ہے almost time.

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جدید طبیعیات کی Recap

چونکہ ذرات اور بات چیت پر پوسٹ سیریز میں چاہتا تھا کے مقابلے میں تھوڑا زیادہ ہو گیا, میں نے سوچا کہ میں نے اسے توڑ. چلو آپ مادے کی ساخت کو سمجھنے کے لئے کی ضرورت ہو گی ہو گی کہ جدید طبیعیات کے ایک recap ساتھ شروع کرتے ہیں.

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Interpretation of Special Relativity

When we looked at Quantum Mechanics, we talked about its various interpretations. The reason we have such interpretations, میں نے کہا, is that QM deals with a reality that we have no access to, through our sensory and perceptual apparatuses. دوسری طرف, Special Relativity is about macro objects in motion, and we have no problem imagining such things. So why would we need to have an interpretation? The answer is a subtle one.
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Quantum Field Theory

In this post on Quantum Mechanics (QM), we will go a bit beyond it and touch upon Quantum Field Theory – the way it is used in particle physics. In the last couple of posts, I outlined a philosophical introduction to QM, as well as its historical origin – how it came about as an ad-hoc explanation of the blackbody radiation, and a brilliant description of the photoelectric effect.
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کوانٹم میکینکس

کوانٹم میکینکس (QM) is the physics of small things. How do they behave and how do they interact with each other? Conspicuously absent from this framework of QM is why. Why small things do what they do is a question QM leaves alone. اور, if you are to make any headway into this subject, your best bet is to curb your urge to ask why. Nature is what she is. Our job is to understand the rules by which she plays the game of reality, and do our best to make use of those rules to our advantage in experiments and technologies. Ours is not to reason why. واقعی.

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Reductionism

ہمارے تمام سائنسی کوششوں میں, ہم سمجھتے ہیں اور چیزوں کا مطالعہ کرنے جیسے اعلی سطح کی تکنیک استعمال. سب سے زیادہ عام کی تکنیک reductionism ہے. اس رویے کو اس یقین پر مبنی ہے, بڑے اور پیچیدہ اشیاء کی خصوصیات اور ساخت ان آسان اجزا کے لحاظ سے سمجھا جا سکتا ہے. دوسرے الفاظ میں, ہم پوری سمجھنے کی کوشش کریں (the universe, مثال کے طور پر) چھوٹے کے لحاظ سے, کم کر کے اجزاء (جیسے ذرات).

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