## March 30, 2008

### Unknown is an ocean

Mutated form of a question originally sent in by yaksha. Tumba Thanksu, Mr.yaksha!

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Answer:

Quoting Madhur

1. Pierre-Simon Laplace

2. Improbable: A Novel by Adam Fawer (duh..)

In 1814, Pierre-Simon Laplace envisioned Laplace’s demon which is a hypothetical “demon” which suggests if the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe is known then it could use Newton’s laws to reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future.

The main character in Adam Fawer’s book ‘Improbable: A Novel’ becomes a personification of Laplace Demon who could predict the future.

In Adam Fawer’s debut novel, the main character is personified as a kind of Laplace Demon – i.e. someone who thumbs a nose at Heisenberg by knowing precise location and momentum of things in the universe, and therefore able to causally determine the past, the present, and the future.

1. Pierre-Simon Laplace

2. Improbable: A Novel by Adam Fawer

In 1814, Pierre-Simon Laplace envisioned Laplace’s demon which is a hypothetical “demon” which suggests if the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe is known then it could use Newton’s laws to reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future.

The main character in Adam Fawer’s book ‘Improbable: A Novel’ becomes a personification of Laplace Demon who could predict the future.

Laplace’s demon?

laplace demon

1. laplace envisioned it.

2. the book whose main main char becomes the personification of the Laplace demon.

The hint (Laplace Transform) made it easy.

1. Pierre Simon de Laplace

2. A science fiction novel by Adam Fawer.

The novel is centered around the Laplace’s belief that “cause-and-effect rules govern all and if one had sufficient intellect they would be able to know the future just as one knows the past”. The intellect is referred to as “Laplace’s Demon”.

The hint (Laplace Transform) made it easy.

1. Pierre Simon de Laplace

2. A science fiction novel by Adam Fawer.

The novel is centered around the Laplace’s belief that “cause-and-effect rules govern all and if one had sufficient intellect they would be able to know the future just as one knows the past”. The intellect is referred to as “Laplace’s Demon”.

Laplace’s demon is a hypothetical “demon” envisioned in 1814 by Pierre-Simon Laplace such that if it knew the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe then it could use Newton’s laws to reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future.

In Adam Fawers “Improbable: A Novel”, the main character becomes a personification of Laplace’s demon.

Laplace’s Demon.

Laplace’s demon is a hypothetical “demon” envisioned in 1814 by Pierre-Simon Laplace (the gentleman in pic) such that if it knew the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe then it could use Newton’s laws to reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future. In Adam Fawers “Improbable: A Novel”, the main character becomes a personification of Laplace’s demon.

The main character in Adam Fawer’s IMPROBABLE is a personification of “Laplace’s Demon”

Laplace’s demon?

first pic is of Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace and the second is of Adam Fawer’s book. Fawer touches upon or uses a character that becomes a personification of Laplace’s demon?

The person in the picture is laplace pierre simon, the mathematician after whom the laplacian transform is named.

The book improbable’s main character becomes a personification of ‘Laplaces Demon’ which is a hypothetical “demon” envisioned in 1814 by Pierre-Simon Laplace such that if it knew the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe then it could use Newton’s laws to reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future.

Laplace

eeeeaaaassssyyy..

The pic is Laplace and the equation is Laplace transform.

The connect is Laplace’s demon. Wiki puts it best: The main character in book in pic is a personification of Laplace’s demon.

umm the protagonist of the book uses Laplace transforms to predict the future or something ?

more precisely the “Laplace demon” ?

Laplace, laplace demon, laplace transform.

The laplace demon and thus, determinism, is referred to in “improbable”

Laplace, laplace demon, laplace transform.

The laplace demon and thus, determinism, is referred to in “improbable”

laplace

The man is Pierre-Simon Laplace..

Connect -> Laplace’s Demon

The main character of the novel becomes a personification of the demon..

Laplace’s demon is a theoretical demon predicted by him that if it knew the position n momentum of every atom in d universe then it could use Newton’s laws to disclose cosmic events of past n future…

Hint is Laplace transform..

1. Pierre-Simon Laplace

2. The novel, “Improbable” by Adam Fawer

The novel apparently deals with Laplace’s demon, which states that the future can be predicted precisely by anyone with sufficient ability to calculate and sufficient information.

Laplace’s demon

The novel IMPROBABLE BY ADAM FAWER is about chance, fate and determinism specifically centered on Marquis Pierre Simon de Laplace’s belief that cause-and-effect rules govern all and if one had sufficient intellect they would be able to know the future just as one knows the past. This intellect has become known as Laplace’s Demon.

PHOTO: Marquis Pierre Simon de Laplace

HINT: Laplace transformation

This novel is about chance, fate and determinism; specifically centered on Marquis Pierre Simon de Lapace’s belief that cause-and-effect rules govern all and if one had sufficient intellect they would be able to know the future just as one knows the past. This intellect has become known as Laplace’s Demon.