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Old 01-03-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by whc.03grady View Post
It's a mistake to think that "logic and reasoning" somehow belong to times or persons, as you seem to be thinking.
It's a mistake to think that logic as you know it applies to all situations, such as QM where strange things happen.

It's akin to applying Newtonian logic to a Relativistic situation. How can two objects each traveling towards each other at .9c to a neutral observer appear to approach each other at .99c? It doesn't make logical sense to in Newtonian terms, but it has been demonstrated to be accurate.

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There's just no sense in which "If a=b, and b=c, then a=c" was a caveman principle 20,000 years ago and in which it's a modern human principle now.
Yes there is such a sense. It's called QM, which defies conventional logic.