I do not think that string theory requires a fixed background.
Otherwise string theory could not be a prospective ToE.
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
> On 8/20/2012 11:36 AM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
> Wiki: Mereology has been axiomatized in various ways as applications of
> logic <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predicate_logic> to formal
> of which mereology is an important part. A common element of such
> axiomatizations is the assumption, shared with inclusion, that the
> part-whole relation orders <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_order>its
> universe, meaning that everything is a part of itself
> that a part of a part of a whole is itself a part of that whole (
> transitivity <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitive_relation>),
> Richard: These assumptions apply to the Indra Pearl's of Chinese
> Buddhism and to Liebniz's monads. And more importantly superstring theory
> requires that tiny balls of 6-dmensional space exist which turn out to
> have the properties of reflexivity and transitivity, and therefore are
> candidates to be the pearls and monads.
> Wiki: and that two distinct entities cannot each be a part of the other
> (antisymmetry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisymmetric_relation>).
> Richard: It seems that neither the pearls, or monads, and certainly not
> the CYMs have this property. So its strickly not mereology that applies to
> monads and the rest.
> Hi Richard,
> I agree with all with a small exception: I have a big problem with the
> superstring theory's use of a fixed background spacetime into which it
> embeds the compactified manifolds. It violates general covariance in doing
> "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
> ~ Francis Bacon
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