Re: A remark on Richard's paper

```On 8/23/2012 8:07 PM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
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`Stephan,`
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Thanks for the compliment.
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I finally got someone with smarts to read it other than Chalmers and S_T Yau.
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Dear Richard,

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You are most welcome. I have learned to value the ideas of other people, simply because one can never know what one has missed in thinking about something. ;-)
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Time inflates along with 3 dimensions in the big bang.
Leaving 6 dimensions behind to compactify or curl up
into tiny balls 1000 planck lengths across each with 500 holes.

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So each 6-d ball is a fixed structure and 10^90/cc of them fill the universe.
```Hardly a single structure.
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But isn't the entire 10d structure a "single" object". It could embedded into a 11+ dimensional space and moved and rotated about, no?
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Well I really cannot say how time works. Don't know if it is linear,or nonlinear, if it inflates or deflates. Most of string theory appears to threat time as part of a 4-D background spacetime. The paper has little to do with time. Perhaps it is required for Pratt theory?
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I have thought about time a lot. It is the focus of my research, but I have had to deal with many related issues (such as the mind-body problem) to find a solution.
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Pratt's theory gives us a way to think about time as a sequential ordering of events (consistent with Leibniz's ideas). Pratt's "residuation" process can even be thought of as a generator of temporal sequences (for each and every observer). I have found a way to model residuation using the idea of bisimulation which is an equivalence relation between computations and some Category theory. Time is thus understood as a local and first person process that can, via concurrency, become objective (3p via consensus of all bisimulating monads) and thus leading to the appearance of a dimension (since the sequencings allow for mapping to the positive Real Line in the continuum limit). One thing must be understood: to properly understand Pratt's theory we have to adopt a Heraclitian paradigm <http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/perspectives_on_science/v009/9.4pitt02.html> where becoming (as opposed to Being) is fundamental. The reasoning about time that I used was mostly developed by Prof. Hitoshi Kitada and discussed in his many papers: http://www.metasciences.ac/Articles/works.html
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Richard

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On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net <mailto:stephe...@charter.net>> wrote:
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Dear Richard,

interesting. It reminds me a lot of Stephen Wolfram's cellular
automaton theory. I only have one big problem with it. The 10d
manifold would be a single fixed structure that, while conceivably
capable of running the computations and/or implementing the Peano
arithmetic, has a problem with the role of time in it. You might
have a solution to this problem that I see that I did not deduce

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Onward!

Stephen

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon

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