Saturday, August 15, 2020

[sdwztbxq] Noether's Theorem on culture

If you notice a symmetry or conservation law in society, try applying Noether's Theorem to get the corresponding other thing.

Comedians like pointing out symmetries or conservation laws.  For example, Catch-22: no matter what you do, you can't win.

What one hand giveth, the other taketh away.  The actions of the hands are anti-symmetrical (a form of symmetry), and the amount of stuff you have remains conserved.

A man and a women have sex.  Afterwards, the man gets less angsty, but woman gets more angsty.  Clearly semen must be made of angst. (from elsewhere)

Noether's Theorem can only be applied to continuous symmetries.  Not sure if the above examples qualify.

Inspired by the Landau-Lifshitz pseudotensor.

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