Hi meekerdb 

1) In monadic or idealistic metaphysics, the strings of string theory would be 
called "real", not the particles they represent.
    The particles as perceived are called "phenomena". But Leibniz makes clear 
to state that they are not illusions, they are
    "well-founded phenomena" that you can perform scientific experiments on.

2) In scientific realism, the realism of physics, the particles the strings 
refer to are called "real", while the strings that describe them are 
descriptions of the particles.

In summary, in either case, the actual particles are extended in space, while 
theory is not.
However, in Idealism the nonextended or theory is called real, while in 
Physical Realism, the extended is called real.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything 
could function."
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Time: 2012-08-21, 12:19:39
Subject: Re: Leibniz's theodicy: a nonlocal and hopefully best mereology

On 8/21/2012 4:10 AM, Roger Clough wrote: 
Hi guys,
Neither CYM's nor strings physically exist--?nstead, they represent things that 
Anything in equation form is itself nonphysical, although the equations
might describe something physical.

The equations of string theory describe strings.? So how does it follow that 
strings aren't real.? That's like saying a sentence that describes my house 
shows that my house isn't real.

I agree that string theory (or any other theory) is a model of reality and not 
reality itself.? But, if it's correct, it refers to reality or at least some 
part of reality - like, "My house is green." refers to a part of reality, but 
"My house is blue." does not.


For example, if I live at 23 Main street, 23 Main Street is not my house,
it is my address.?
Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net

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