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I came to this useful and dynamic platform after searching online to find the recent activities of a person of interest. I discovered, to my delight, 1) this great thing called Quora and 2) an exerpt from my own 2016 paper fittingly quoted and cited right there in someone's Quora Answer. (The Question was What do scientists think of Chris Langan's CTMU?).

If you have a Quora profile already, Follow Me! I've just started out and would get a kick out of seeing you there.

If you don't, consider setting up a profile, either because you want to go full-on Quora (it's a big community) or simply to follow what I'm doing there and provide moral or even outspoken support. It's as easy as linking to an existing Google or FB account.

Anyone with a profile can own a Quora blog, which can be comprised of single or multiple contributors. I plan to use my Quora profile as a springboad not just for targeted community participation (asking Questions, posing Answers, commenting on those of others) but also as a go-to share platform for my new writing. In other words, I will compose and share on Quora writings that have previously been limited to this managed email list.

Keep in mind, the effort is very new for me. I created two blogs but they are empty for the time being. One is called The Existential Kitchen; the other Celebrate Mind. One nice feature of Quora is that you choose what to Follow down to the exact blog, question, or profile. Follow now and you won't miss a thing down the road.

It's exciting to find a social media outlet suited to my passions and I look forward to seeing some of you there.
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While I haven't made any blog posts in Quora yet, I have answered a few questions. Here's one of my recent Answers.

Question: Does Chris Langan's CTMU give rise to any kind of physical predictions that could be experimentally tested? Is any part of it potentially falsifiable?

My Answer:

The question seems innocent enough. However it reveals an elephant-in-the-room for the science-minded.

For whatever reason, from what I’ve seen, Langan has chosen not to address the whole elephant. Being taken seriously is something he has worked hard to attain, and I can respect that. Do unto others what you wish others to do unto you.

The elephant though is something of a cosmic joke. Modern hyper-objective, institutionalized science no doubt wishes to avoid the prospect of its own superior position being made a mockery, even if the joke is a very good one.

Specifically, no form of theoretical physics is falsifiable. Which means… imagination, not proof, is the existential testing ground at the core of physics. Not math, experimentation, or even reproducibility. It must make room for imagination that is logically consistent with reality.

I’m not sure Langan and others who support his work would be comfortable with such a conclusion either. Nevertheless, it’s logical.

Mainstream scientist and philosophers certainly aren’t. The elephant-avoidance has gotten so bad though that, in the last few years, a portion of those who are aware of it are performing an elaborate song and dance while they attempt to rewrite the punchline into something more favorable. Consider the 2015 invitation-only Munich conference “Why Trust a Theory?” in which the point seems to be for physics and cosmology to quickly but quietly adopt standards for establishing good speculation (without calling it that).

Not very honest as far as existential inquiry is concerned.

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