Naveed Akhtar George Ellis ‘s explanations of Downward Causation are illustrative. If it wasn’t for these tremendous differences in scale between the levels, your metaphors would be good But it is the differences in scale between the “layers” to peel back that is what makes your metaphors fail. It’s a shame because I would love little Quantum effects to explain some big Master properties of gigantic things But they’re simply too small on their own. https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10186

Naveed Akhtar George Ellis ‘s explanations of Downward Causation are illustrative.

If it wasn’t for these tremendous differences in scale between the levels, your metaphors would be good

But it is the differences in scale between the “layers” to peel back that is what makes your metaphors fail.

It’s a shame because I would love little Quantum effects to explain some big Master properties of gigantic things

But they’re simply too small on their own.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10186

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