# Quantum

[The scene: a misty auditorium in an undefinable state in the universe. The seats are occupied by ghosts; Sir Roger Penrose presides benignly from a pulpit overlooking all. He gestures, and Stuart Hameroff rises to deliver the sermon.]

Quantum quantum quantum. Quantum quantum. Quantum quantum quantum quantum, quantum quantum quantum, quantum quantum quantum. Quantum quantum. Quantum our experience of consciousness quantum is the result of quantum gravity effects inside these quantum microtubules – a process they call quantum orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) quantum quantum, quantum quantum.

Quantum, quantum quantum. Quantum quantum quantum, quantum quantum quantum quantum quantum quantum quantum. Quantum quantum. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can’t be destroyed, it just quantum distributes and dissipates to the universe at quantum large. Therefore, quantum.

In a near-death experience the microtubules lose their quantum state but the information within them is not quantum destroyed. Quantum quantum. Quantum quantum quantum. Or in layman’s terms, the soul does not die but returns to quantum the quantum universe quantum. Quantum. Quantum quantum quantum quantum quantum, quantum quantum Quantum.

Quantum, my preciousss. We wants it, quantum quantum.

[Hameroff sits back down. Penrose smiles and silently blesses the audience. All disappear, quantally, as the quantum choir chants about quanta.]

1. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

Quantum Canyon National Park

2. chigau (棒や石) says

and I was just going to make a comment about Page2.
Oh well. You snooze, you quantumn.

3. Beatrice, anti-imperialist anti-racist Islamophobiaphobic leftist says

Yippee-ki-yay, quantumfucker

4. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

I wonder what the fastest to 500 comments on Quantumgula has been? Did this one top it?

5. Tethys says

Frankly Quantum, I don’t give a damn.

6. Beatrice, anti-imperialist anti-racist Islamophobiaphobic leftist says

Ogvorbis,

It quantumed it!

7. Tethys says

The quantum bunny thread filled up rather quickly.

8. F says

With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that knee
If he needs a quantum tubule he just grows it
He just needs you to talk or to hand him his chalk
Or pick it up after he distributes and dissipates to the universe at quantum large

Penrose – thats the bugger that misrepresented Finkelstien in 62 and has caused all sorts of crap since.

10. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

Beware the Quantawock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!

11. Beatrice, anti-imperialist anti-racist Islamophobiaphobic leftist says

I’m knackered.

Quantum night, and quantum luck!

What? No Deepak?

13. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

What? No Deepak?

This is a serious thread, so, no.

14. chigau (棒や石) says

That’s it?
You’re all satisfied with a mere 516 comments.
I am deeply quantumed in you.

15. says

Someplase there is someone who talks about quantas physics. Elsehwere sis osmeone who thinks Australia’s naitonal airline is Quantum.

16. F says

Penrose quantum physics: brain enema.

17. Hurin, Midnight DJ on the Backwards Music Station says

Everyone’s got something to hide but me and my Quantum.

I am become Deepak destroyer of Quantum.

Tunnelin into Los Angeles, bringing in a couple of keys, don’t touch my bags if you please Mr. Quantum man.

Impaled Northern Moonquantum

Dungeons and Quanta.

18. ex machina says

Quisquis aliquod quantum scientia microtubulorum sciens quanta quoque quaeret.

19. A. R says

Quantum PCR! (Oh yeah, I just made PCR even more of a headache!)

20. Hurin, Midnight DJ on the Backwards Music Station says

Do wavefunctions dream of quantum sheep?

Self Consistent Field of Dreams.

…if you minimize it they will come.

On a serious note, I sometimes wonder if the Chopra cultists find density functional theory threatening. Do they know that it exists I wonder?

21. Hurin, Midnight DJ on the Backwards Music Station says

No, I lied. That really isn’t serious.

22. F says

Roger Penrose, you are completely hosed
Your theory is a failure, the woo is too extreme
You are just a poser, pwnd, you’re physics’ prisoner
Forget this quantum dream

23. John Morales says

Apocryphal Euler to Diderot:

$\frac{(a+b^n)} {n} = x$, therefore God exists.

Hameroff and Penrose:

$E \Psi(\mathbf{r}) = \frac{-\hbar^2}{2m}\nabla^2 \Psi(\mathbf{r}) + V(\mathbf{r}) \Psi(\mathbf{r})$, therefore souls exist.

24. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

I was born a poor black quantum.

25. Woo_Monster, Sniffer of Starfarts says

A Quantum Orange

26. Woo_Monster, Sniffer of Starfarts says

A Quantum of Dunces

27. Woo_Monster, Sniffer of Starfarts says

28. kemist, Dark Lord of the Sith says

The Quantum of the Rings
The two Quanta
The Return of the Quantum

29. John Morales says

“Quantum that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
The one with the waggley tail
Quantum that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
I do hope that doggie’s for sale”

30. cm's changeable moniker says

Lorem ipsum quantum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit …

*just checking the typeface*

31. kemist, Dark Lord of the Sith says

On a serious note, I sometimes wonder if the Chopra cultists find density functional theory threatening. Do they know that it exists I wonder?

Even if they did, it’s got…

[insert scary violin music here]

MATH

The scary kind of math.

You know, the kind that has greek letters in it, weird wavy signs, and matrices.

Oh, and, quantum.

32. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

Well, that quantumlated quickly.

33. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

“You know, just simple, microtubules intertwining. You know, very much like– I’m really influenced by Mozart and Bach and it’s sort of in between that. Really it, it’s like a Mach piece, really. It’s…”

“What do you call this?”

“Well, this piece is called ‘Lick My Quantum Pump.”

34. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good quantum by your side, kid.”

35. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

“You idiots! These are not them! You’ve captured their stunt quantums!”

36. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

I guess everyone gave up. Oh well. One last offering, for quantumsperity:

“Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my quantum gal! Send me your kiss by string, baby I’m a quantum thing ! If you refuse me honey you’ll lose me then you’ll be left alone, oh baby microtube and tell me I’m your woo!”

37. betelgeux says

All You Need is Quantum

I Am the Quantum

I Can’t Get No Quantum

Can’t You Here Me Quantum

Mellow Quantum

The Night They Drove Old Quantum Down

Up on Quantum Creek

Quantum on Quantum

Dark Side of the Quantum

Quantum in the Wind

38. cm's changeable moniker says

Dammit. F beat me to it at #116. (I did search for “Lorem ipsum”; “Quantum ipsum” was an imaginitive leap I couldn’t make.)

*skulks*

39. betelgeux says

Quantumfellas

The Quantum

The Quantum, Part II

Quantum Day Afternoon

Quantum Now

The Quantum Hunter

Some Like it Quantum

Quantum Driver

Quantum Runner

2001: A Quantum Odyssey

The Lord of the Quantum

The Dark Quantum

Return of the Quantum

40. Ermine says

Quantorum quantorum,
supaysu piipiru..

Quantorum Quantorum,
supayse piipiru!

41. says

@Sastra #48
Did you see this? Intersubjectivity is a fascinating developmental stage. Children move from “reality is what I experience” to “reality is that part of my experience which I know you are also experiencing”. Later, the requirement to “know” is relaxed, for pragmatic reasons, into “believe”. So now there is a contest between my experience and what I believe your experience to be; so clearly, “checks and balances” are useful in establishing the validity of my belief.

And there the matter rests, for most people. But there is a further developmental stage in which the subject is perceived as universal, and “inter”-subjectivity is enjoyed in the same way that one sees through a conjuror’s trick. The earlier state: “reality is what I experience”, is restored; but the “I” has changed entirely.

42. machintelligence says

I once made a quantum leap … but no-one noticed.

43. Randomfactor says

Quantum ergo sacramentum…

–Randomfactor, who learned the Catholic Mass both in Latin and English before giving it up for Lent…

44. Ragutis says

Under PZ’s strange command

Alacritously the words were spun

No doubt we feared the ban

The forum now itself is groaning

Und’neath this mass of puns

My god Myers, please stop leering and look at what you’ve done!

45. chigau (棒や石) says

Ragutis
You didn’t say “quantum”.

46. chigau (棒や石) says

Although “Alacritously” is pretty awequantumsome.

47. John Morales says

[meta]

chigau, :)

(Ragutis decohered the QUANTUM superposition)

48. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

The Colonel in the Library, with the Quantum

49. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

The colonel in the library with the Quantum

50. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 quantum.

51. chigau (棒や石) says

I’ve had a wee dram and am feeling a bit decohered myself.
And I expect it to worsen if I spend more time on the scotty thread.

52. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

A stairway

To quantum

53. Gonzo says

Don Quanjote de la Mancha (Cervantes)

Crimen y Quantigo (Dostoevsky)

Cien Años de Quantumnidad (García Marquez)

El Quantum y El Mar (Hemingway)

Quantumberry Finn (M Twain)

La Quantumaña Mágica (T Mann)

Quantum No Es Bueno (Hitchens)

El Quantumjismo de Dios (R Dawkins)

El Manifiesto Quantumnista (Marx)

54. says

You’re an errand boy. Sent by grocery clerks. To collect a quantum.

55. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Leave the gun, take the quantum

56. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Multiquantum

57. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Say hello to my little quantum

58. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

What you talkin bout quantum

59. Lofty says

Penrose suffers from a small quantum.

60. anteprepro says

Stop.

Quantumtime.

61. A. R says

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62. anteprepro says

Did you see this? Interquantum is a fascinating quantum stage. Children move from “reality is quantum” to “reality is that quantum which I know you also quantize”. Later, the requirement to “know” is quantumnal, for pragmatic reasons, into “believe”. So now there is a contest between my quantum and what I believe your quantum to be; so clearly, “quantum and quanta” are useful in establishing the quantitude of my belief.

And there the matter rests, for most people. But there is a further quantum stage in which the subject is perceived as uniquantum, and interquantum is enjoyed in the same way that one sees through a quantomancer’s quantometry. The earlier state: “reality is quantum”, is restored; but the “quantum” has changed entirely. Into quantum.

Fixed for Vijen, who clearly needs someone else to properly translate hir Choprawoo into Deepitese.

63. chigau (棒や石) says

We had 8cm of quantum snow.

64. Rando says

Wow, almost 600 quantum jokes. It’s like the Freakazoid list all over again except this time no one is making stupid Candlejack jok

65. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

I like big quanta and I cannot lie

66. A. R says

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67. A. R says

Rev. BDC: Even the quantum tunnel?

68. Owlmirror says

Hello Muddle, hello Fuddle,
Here I am at Camp Quantumnal
It’s so very entertaining
Consciousness works by microtubules draining

We heard a talk by Deepak Chopra
He was elected Quantum Pope, yah
You remember Roger Penrose
He sneezed hard and quantum snot flew out of his nose

When brain death makes its appearance
There’s no quantum decoherence
Will have a quantum cosmic synchronization

[stalled out — maybe moar later]

69. chigau (棒や石) says

A. R
dang
I was doing text-numerology on your Quantum Quantum Quantum comment (1st letter of the 1st line, 2nd letter of the 2nd line, etc.) and I kept coming up with “Quantum Quantum Quantum…”

70. Mark Sherry says

KG wrote:

I don’t recognise your formulation of Gödel’s 1st Incompleteness theorem, although I’m not saying it isn’t equivalent (I don’t know).

Ack. Not Incompleteness. Completeness. 1st Incompleteness is that any (FOL) theory that has sufficiently powerful arithmetic is either incomplete or inconsistent, while 2nd Incompleteness is that if a theory has its own consistency as a theorem, it’s inconsistent. Completeness is the one that talks about models and theorems.

71. Ragutis says

72. chigau (棒や石) says

Owlmirror
damn you, too

73. A. R says

Mark: You didn’t say “quantum.” Quantum.

74. ibyea says

As for movie titles replaced with quantum, Quantum of Solace… Oh wait.

75. A. R says

ibyea: Quantum of Quantum

76. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Quantum is for closers

77. chigau (棒や石) says

ibyea
Sorry. We did that on Page 1 … three times.
quantum

78. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Someday we’ll find it
The Quantum Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

79. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

erik:

what are you talking about tony? I steam my quantum at least twice a day!

I find when I steam my quantum, it tastes like PEAS.

80. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Quantum shot first

81. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

What did Anya say?
Oh yeah “it must be quantum bunnies!”

82. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Oh we’ve got both kinds, Quantum and Western.

83. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

John @32:
Sorry, the Quantum Doggie is sold out.
You’ll have to settle for a Quantum Ferret (I hear Beastmaster had two and they were wonderful furry companions)

84. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Hungry hungry quanta

85. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

They’re tiny, they’re toony. They’re all a little loonie. In this cartoony, they’re invading your quantum TV.
There’s Hampton and Plucky. Dizzy Devil Ducky. Furballs are lucky and Quantum Go Go is insane.
At Acme Looniversity we earn our toon degree. The teaching staff’s been getting laughs since Quantum 33. We’re tiny, we’re toony. We’re all a little loony. We’re Tiny Toon Adventures come and join the fun.

And now our quantum song is done!

86. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

y’know, with this whole Quantum thread, I’m wondering something…how does the echo chamber/groupthink thing work?

87. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

88. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

Of the Quantumotive breath

89. A. R says

mutnauq

90. chigau (棒や石) says

Skippin’ down the woowoo stones
lookin’ for fun and feelin’
Quantum!

91. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

RevBDC @92:
It’s so not a hat.
It’s Pearl-a great rat! :)

(one of Caine’s that adopted me)

92. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

Oh Ho!
And the thread, she slows down now I see!

93. Crudely Wrott says

I had a little quantum once
It was my very friend
We used to play
The good times didn’t end

But then once in a moment
When a word I tried to send
Was not returned
From quantumfriend
The universe did bend

So I bended over likewise
And peered back ‘tween my knees
Is all the quantum sees

94. A. R says

Tony: You didn;t say “quantum.” Quantum.

95. Tony–Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze– says

A.R.
I failed to say Quantum *twice* in a row.
The depth of my spanking shall reach further than any quanta has gone before.

96. Crudely Wrott says

Rules are rules.
Quantum is required.
In my poem I really should have used “quanta” in both the first and last lines.
But PZ said quantum is required.
I dare not tempt his quantum tentacles or the individual quanta that are the suckers thereupon.
Such are the sorrowful compromises of art in the face of brutal authoritarian mega rule.

You can’t escape the voice
You got no choice
You can run and hide
But you can’t escape the voice

*but Tony did get away with one there. hee hee heeee*

97. Beatrice, anti-imperialist anti-racist Islamophobiaphobic leftist says

Quantum morning. I see you’re still at it. Quantum, quantum. Carry on.

98. DLC says

And Deepak Chopra approved of all this extra quantum, before getting on a Qantas flight for Australia, where he split into two of himself, thus demonstrating quantum duality.

99. vaiyt says

Quantum tomatoes are a thing of the past. Quantum bananas are what’s what now.

100. blindrobin says

The brain it’s like a series of tubes… w/quanta thingies that like coalesce and stuff, where’s my bong?

101. FossilFishy (Νεοπτόλεμος's spellchecker) says

” Quantum quantum, quantum…”
[Notices visitors. Stops sawing]
Oh, hi there. Don’t mind me. I’m just taking care of this Gordian knot. Hey! Watch your step there. Don’t want to be tracking Qbits all over the place, cheers.
[Goes back to sawing]
“Quantum quantum, quantum… “

102. says

Quantum Maiden
Can I play with Quantum
Quantum of the Dark
The Quantum of the beast
The Quantum of the navigator
The Quantum
Quantum Brothers
Afraid to Shoot Quanta
Brave New Quantum
Seventh Quantum of a Seventh Quantum
2 Quanta to Midnight
Quantum of Icarus
Out of the Silent Quantum
Quantum of the Opera
Run to the Quanta
The Quantum that Men Do
The Quantum Man
Wasted Quanta
Quantum Slave

103. Rodney Nelson says

Quantum, quantum and quantum is no way to go through life, quantum.

104. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

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105. Gregory Greenwood says

Ogvorbis: broken and cynical @ 110;

Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum SNAKE!!!!

As Hideo Kojima teaches us, the correct pronunciation is ‘SNAAAAAAKE!!!!’

106. Gregory Greenwood says

Make that ‘QUANTUM SNAAAAAAKE!!!!’

107. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

Quantum? Surely the proper term is quanabdomen?

108. kemist, Dark Lord of the Sith says

Quantum tomatoes are a thing of the past. Quantum bananas are what’s what now.

Curious. And there I was thinking it was quantum bacon.

Also, it’s time to kick ass and chew Quantum. But we seem to have run out of quantum.

109. says

Penrose and Hameroff have a quantum of woo, and a woo of quantum.

I guess I can’t help but wonder about the souls of dead amoebae, since I guess eukaryotes in general with their microtubules must have quantum consciousness. Or what makes them special in the brain? For that matter, why even evolve brains when you’ve got quantum computers, or potential for same, in every cell?

Oh, they probably have some tripe as an “answer,” like I care what evidence-free “conclusions” they’ve reached, but I think they’d better be prepared for a lot of conversations with single-celled organisms when they tunnel into their precious quantum heaven.

Glen Davidson

110. says

Janine:

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Quantum

My Little Pony: Friendship is Quantum. Watch these ponies learn important lessons about quantum. Starring: Quantum Sparkle, Quantumjack, Quantumshy, Quantumpie, Quantumdash, and Wooity!

“My Little Pony!
I used to wonder what quantum could be,
until you all shared its quanta with me.
Big quantum, quantum of fun
A quantum-ful heart, quantum and strong
Sharing quantum, it’s a quantum feat
and quantum makes it all complete!
Yeah, my little pony,
Did you know you’re all my quantum-est friends?”

111. says

decoherence destroys any quantum correlations in microtubuli after 100 femtoseconds

Yeah, I was, kind of, considering, clarifying my own point by that. The reason macro level things can generate coherency is that their structure, the denser they are, limits the level of decoherence that is possible. You won’t find every molecule jumping to the corner of the room, imo, not because its probabilistically unlikely, but because it would “exceed” the level of decoherence that is possible, given the density of that media. You don’t find a gold brick transforming into a cloud, spontaneously, because the level of interactions in it, **do not allow** that level of decoherence. However, one single particle, inside a gold atom “does” have a fundamental lack of decoherence, *within the constraints given*. To achieve the sort of coherence needed for “quantum intelligence”, or what ever, you would need, I don’t know, Unabtanium? I.e., something about as dense in the literal sense, and the people proposing this in the figurative sense have to be to come up with this stuff. You can’t, on a quantum level, generate the necessary coherence *period*. You can only do so, statistically, on a macro level, as a result of constraints placed on the *over all* state of all particles, within the whole entire bloody system. The smaller your system, the less capable you are of, in effect, ignoring the noise. Sort of like how a cheap radio is less “effective” at picking out a signal, than one which has been designed with far more capacity to, if not filter out, then at least focus on the “signal”, instead of the noise.

The whole point of microtubules seem to be that they ignore this problem entirely, in order to generate more coherence than normal, the smaller they are, or something like that? Wow.. People making microchips, radios, etc. have all be doing it wrong all along, I guess. They should make the gaps “between” things smaller, so they get quantum effects, and allow more noise into the systems, right? lol

112. says

Ah!! I think the number of posts showing up in my email from this is making it quantum!

Oh, wait, no… That is just hotmail’s normal “indeterminacy” with respect to its inability to keep track of if you are reading them in order, or the, for some stupid assed reason, the “default” state of, “How about we start with the last one you got, first? No, then, how about, half way through reading your messages, entirely at random, the next one I let you read is the last one you got? No, well.. Nah! I am going to do that anyway!” lol

113. Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says

Where is the Green Quantum?

And I have found this thread a quantum wonder. Also quantum is starting to look wrong.

114. jeffran says

Quantum? I don’t even know ‘um!

115. says

One quantum in the hand is worth two nonetheless.

116. John Morales says

Alas, poor Quantum!

I knew him, Horatio
a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy
he hath borne me on his back a thousand times
and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is.

My gorge rises at it.

Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?

117. says

My fucking head exploded reading that and now I have to clean all the micro tubules of the screen. Fucking quantum.

118. Ogvorbis: broken and cynical says

Where is the Green Quantum?

Unripe Quantum Tomatoes.

119. Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says

Where is the Green Quantum?

Unripe Quantum Tomatoes.

As long as they aren’t Quantum Peas.

120. ROTATO says

121. thecalmone says

122. kemist, Dark Lord of the Sith says

People making microchips, radios, etc. have all be doing it wrong all along, I guess. They should make the gaps “between” things smaller, so they get quantum effects, and allow more noise into the systems, right? lol

Actually, some people are trying to develop quantum computers using the spin state of hydrogen nuclei to store information. Advantage is size of course but also that if you use other atoms, you can find nuclei with more than two spin states (hydrogen has +1/2 and -1/2, and fluorine for instance has +1, 0 and -1, if my memories are correct).

Problem is, you need one of these to write, read and keep information in this system.

123. Hurin, Midnight DJ on the Backwards Music Station says

kemist

Actually, some people are trying to develop quantum computers using the spin state of hydrogen nuclei to store information. Advantage is size of course but also that if you use other atoms, you can find nuclei with more than two spin states (hydrogen has +1/2 and -1/2, and fluorine for instance has +1, 0 and -1, if my memories are correct).

Problem is, you need one of these to write, read and keep information in this system.

I love those. I don’t know how I would do research without them.

Do you know if there are requirements for the field of the instrument used in the processor? I saw an article in Angewandte Chemie not long ago talking about pocket size NMR magnets. Those might still have price tag issues, but if they were fit for the purpose of quantum computing, at least they might help engineers build smaller computers than eniac.

124. simulateddave says

That quantum really tied the room together.

125. im says

Ever hear of the Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Quantum Physics? Maybe it should get a reboot.

126. John Morales says

Hurin,

Those might still have price tag issues, but if they were fit for the purpose of quantum computing, at least they might help engineers build smaller computers than eniac.

So there’s a real possibility of a quantum MANIAC?

(Cool!)

127. birgerjohansson says

The Seventh Quantum

Let The Right Quantum In

The Texas Quantum Massacre

128. goatboy says

Debbie does quantum.

129. says

Actually, some people are trying to develop quantum computers using the spin state of hydrogen nuclei to store information. Advantage is size of course but also that if you use other atoms, you can find nuclei with more than two spin states (hydrogen has +1/2 and -1/2, and fluorine for instance has +1, 0 and -1, if my memories are correct).

Problem is, you need one of these to write, read and keep information in this system.

Well, my point wasn’t that you couldn’t, maybe, make something that can do that, given all the right conditions, but that these people are suggesting the equivalent of reading a paper book in a plasma furnace. There is a difference between building something with very clear delineations between the quantum and non-quantum parts of the system, and sort of, maybe taking advantage of the result, and trying to get the same thing out of a system that lacks any of the constraints necessary for it to function in such a fashion. They are trying to get quantum computing out of something that is even sloppier than a silicon chip, and anyone with any clue knows that one of the fundamental limits on such designs is, “The gaps get too small to prevent the quantum noise from scrambling the actual data.”

In any case, the point still stands. Within the parameters available in a brain, there is no feasible reason to believe, short of a complete misunderstanding of the problems, to believe that you would get coherent data from such structures. And, if you did they would be… Oops.. “deterministic”, and therefor you don’t have a solution to “free will” anyway.

130. Richard Smith says

Quantum Feud
The Price is Quantum
Wheel of Quantum
What’s My Quantum?
The Newlywed Quantum
The Dating Quantum
The Quantum Game
Win, Lose, or Quantum
Let’s Make a Quantum
The 64 Thousand Dollar Quantum
Win Quantum’s Money
Who’s Quantum is it Anyway?

131. says

One quantum in the hand is worth two nonetheless.

Are you sure those two aren’t actually the same one?

132. goatboy says

To quantum or not to quantum : that is the question
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and quantums of outrageous quantum,
Or to take arms against a sea of quantums
And by opposing end them?