John H. <johnh at faraway.xxx> wrote:
> "r norman" <rsnorman_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:hbkh9v00qj930tp37c83lbc24828o14dq5 at 4ax.com...>> I particularly like your observation that replications almost never
>> produce the same results. That is the thing that drives my physicist
>> colleagues absolutely bonkers. They really don't get why biology
>> is"so hard." They insist it is because we don't know how to do the
>> experiments properly!
You can tell them about the hidden variable models of neuronal firing. That
should remind them of quantum mechanics! Look at stuff like
for references (there are many others, like Mumford, who think about 'hidden
variables' in the brain).
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