Please inform ST Yau of your views. He will be interested for sure.
I have informed him of my paper and he found it interesting.
Personally I think your perspective is intellectualism.
Richard

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote:
> On 10/24/2012 11:25 PM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
>
> Stephan,
>
> The compactified dimensions curl-up into particles
> that resemble a crystalline structure
> with some peculiar properties
> compared to ordinary particles,
> but nevertheless just particles.
>
> What about that do you not understand?
> Richard
>
>
> Dear Richard,
>
>     That picture is not consistent with the mathematics as I understand
> them, they do not "curl up into particles". The explanations for laymen
> books like to invoke such ideas, but the math tells a different tale. The
> compactified dimensions exhibit the properties of particles, yes, but they
> are not free floating. The string picture is very much like a cellular
> automata on a 3d lattice. This looks like a crystalline structure, yes.
>     One of the problems of string theory is that there is no explanation as
> to what prevents the compactified manifolds from "uncurling" if we relax the
> strict orthogonality condition. The Kaluza-Klein theory that inspired string
> theory has the same problem. There does not seem to be a way to prevent the
> uncertainty principle from being universal such that the "size" of the
> compact manifold's radius is not subject to uncertainty. We can try to hand
> wave this away with the T-duality, but that just pushes the problem
> somewhere else.
>      I have tried hard to make string theory "work" for me. I appreciate
> your enthusiasm for them, but the theory seems too dependent on the
> assumption of a fundamental substance (in this case an a priori existing
> lattice of manifolds) and on the vicissitudes of scalar fields. I hope you
> can appreciate that I simply see string theories as very elegant examples of
> "pure math".
>
>
> --
> Onward!
>
> Stephen
>
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