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

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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 > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.