Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ectoplasmic Electron and the Ghost Beef

The results so far of my New Year's poll concerning whether cubes are necessarily physical is that 66.7% say they aren't. And I must admit I'm a bit shocked at the numbers.

I wonder how much depends on the specific example. So let's do this again, this time without cubes. How about electrons? Or five pounds of ground beef?
  1. True or False? Necessarily, for all x, if x is an electron, then x is physical.
  2. True or False? Necessarily, for all x, if x is five pounds of ground beef, then x is physical.
How many Brain-Hammer Heads think there are worlds with ectoplasmic electrons? Ghost beef?