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#1 markprice

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:48 AM

S (W+E) X ∞ = ghosts

S = soul
W = will
E = energy

The only problem I have with it is that the will could separate from the energy at death. The equation presupposes that the soul remains a unit; in his experience that does appear to be the case, hence the equation to help him wrap his head around otherwise unsatisfactorily explained events.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:07 AM

this formula doesn't really make much sense. and I don't know how it proves anything

unless im just totally missing the point

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:19 AM

Completely meaningless.  I could throw a bunch of numbers and symbols together and have them equal 'NO GHOSTS"

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:26 AM

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I + G + BS = Ghosts

I = Imagination
G = Gullibility
BS = BS

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:27 AM

Eldorado, on 09 August 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

I + G + BS = Ghosts

I = Imagination
G = Gullibility
BS = BS

Oops, I think you forgot to square the BS!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:27 AM

I agree, that doesn't make any sense.  It's not even wrong.

Scientific equations make sense in the terms put into them and the units used.  I can figure out how much energy a 100W light bulb running for an hour uses calculating 100W * 3600 seconds = 100J/s * 3600 seconds = 360,000J = 360 kilojoules.  That makes sense.  It all works out and the units are right and match up.

But the equation in the OP?  How do you add will to energy?  Are they both definable or measurable in units like joules?  If not, you can't add them.  If so, then how do you define or measure "will" in terms of units of energy?  What does it mean to multiply the result by "soul"?  Is soul something you can multiply by?  Why multiply by infinity?

Does the right hand side always just equal "ghosts"?  Not 1 ghost or 2 ghosts or 25% chance of a ghost?   How you quantify the terms in the left of the equation to give a coherent result on the right that can be used to test against reality?

As it is, without further explanation, I can't figure out at all what it means or is trying to say.  Can the OP elaborate on the meaning of the equation and how it came to be?

Edited by JesseCuster, 09 August 2013 - 01:28 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:29 AM

B + E = D

Beer plus
Engulfing equals
Drunkenness.

Only equation that matters

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:35 AM

Ok, glad I'm not the idiotic dou*he who wasn't understanding some higher form of math

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:56 AM

Eldorado, on 09 August 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

I + G + BS = Ghosts

I = Imagination
G = Gullibility
BS = BS

At least, until you've had the experience. Then it's G = RLAR  Ghost = Run Like A Rabbit

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:58 AM

rodentraiser, on 09 August 2013 - 01:56 AM, said:

At least, until you've had the experience. Then it's G = RLAR  Ghost = Run Like A Rabbit

LOL

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:31 AM

Eldorado, on 09 August 2013 - 01:58 AM, said:

LOL

I've actually seen and felt demons.  They were real and terrifying, for a while.... until the alcohol withdrawals stopped.

LMAO

I've actually had a ghost experience (and no, I didn't actually see one), but you better believe I ran!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:34 AM

JesseCuster, on 09 August 2013 - 01:27 AM, said:

I agree, that doesn't make any sense.  It's not even wrong.

Scientific equations make sense in the terms put into them and the units used.  I can figure out how much energy a 100W light bulb running for an hour uses calculating 100W * 3600 seconds = 100J/s * 3600 seconds = 360,000J = 360 kilojoules.  That makes sense.  It all works out and the units are right and match up.

But the equation in the OP?  How do you add will to energy?  Are they both definable or measurable in units like joules?  If not, you can't add them.  If so, then how do you define or measure "will" in terms of units of energy?  What does it mean to multiply the result by "soul"?  Is soul something you can multiply by?  Why multiply by infinity?

Does the right hand side always just equal "ghosts"?  Not 1 ghost or 2 ghosts or 25% chance of a ghost?   How you quantify the terms in the left of the equation to give a coherent result on the right that can be used to test against reality?

As it is, without further explanation, I can't figure out at all what it means or is trying to say.  Can the OP elaborate on the meaning of the equation and how it came to be?

Quoting now:
My hypothesis is something I am calling the "intelligent energy" idea. I am no mathematician, but I am certain that if I were, I could devise a wonderful formula for this idea. [see equation] Not as elegant as I would have imagined for myself, but there it is. I am no Stephen Hawking, but I would say I lean toward the decent side of the fence. Then again, maybe not--I do say **** a lot, apparently using course language is a sign of limited intelligence.

Well **** you too, d**k breath.

The whole book is a wild rant like that. His experiences are not BS IMO. What he's giving here is his interpretation.

So basically the meaning of the equation breaks down his theory of intelligent energy into a hypothetical idea. He's obviously not trying to prove anything. Anyone who has experienced intelligent energy/ghosts needs to then try to understand what the hell just happened, and the more it happens the more existing theories fail--at least for him. So there you have a new theory from a guy who experienced a hell of a lot of that kind of thing.

edit: the infinity is based on: "energy can neither be created or destroyed".

Edited by markprice, 09 August 2013 - 02:38 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:35 AM

markprice, on 09 August 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

S (W+E) X ∞ = ghosts

S = soul
W = will
E = energy

The only problem I have with it is that the will could separate from the energy at death. The equation presupposes that the soul remains a unit; in his experience that does appear to be the case, hence the equation to help him wrap his head around otherwise unsatisfactorily explained events.
That looks like the cover to a bad Hallmark family movie.

#14 markprice

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:41 AM

Kipperphoenix, on 09 August 2013 - 02:35 AM, said:

That looks like the cover to a bad Hallmark family movie.

He's wearing the suit from the guy who shot Lincoln...(movie)

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#15 markprice

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:43 AM

If ghosts are pure human energy and energy cannot be destroyed (reincarnation)...well you do the math.

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