On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM, socra...@bezeqint.net
> But your question really is "what does a physical particle look
> My answer is that they look like strings. But I have to admit that
> strings are still concepts in the regime of metaphysics..
> . . .
> So string theory IS my religion.
> / Richard Ruquist /
> Do you advise me to believe in your religion of metaphysics?
No. You have to find your own religion if that is what you want.
> Book ‘ The trouble with Physics’ / by Lee Smolin /
> Part 8. The first superstring revolution.
> Page 126 – 127.
> ‘. . . the growing catalog of string theories meant that
> we weren’t actually studying a fundamental theory.’ . . .
> ‘ . . . but the many versions of string theory opened up
> the possibility that it was true of essentially all the
> properties of the elementary particles and forces. This would
> mean that properties of the elementary particles were
> environmental and could change in time. If so, it would mean
> that physics would be more like biology, in that the
> properties of the elementary particles would depend on the
> history of our universe. ‘
> ‘ . . . at least one big idea is missing.
> How do we find that missing idea?’
> / Page 308. Lee Smolin. /
> String theory . . . . ‘ Type IIA strings as one-dimensional
> objects, having only lengths but no thickness, . . . . . ‘
> / page 311. Book: The elegant Universe. By Brian Greene /
> We don't know what we are talking about"
> / - Nobel laureate David Gross referring
> to the current state of string theory ./
> How did the idea of many dimensions arise?
> It began in 1907 when Minkowski tried to understand
> SRT and invented 4-D negative spacetime continuum
> Nobody knows what Minkowski 4-D really is.
> Poor young Einstein, reading Minkowski interpretation,
> said that now he couldn’t understand his own theory.
> Th. Kaluza agreed with Einstein and in 1921 tried
> to explain SRT using 5D space.
> This theory was tested and found insufficient.
> "Well", said physicists and mathematicians,
> " maybe 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D, 11D or 27D spaces will explain it".
> And they had done it.
> But………. But there is one problem.
> To create new D space, they must add a new parameter.
> Because it is impossible to create new D space without
> a new force, a new parameter.
> And they take this parameter arbitrarily
> ( it fixed according to they opinion, not by objective rules).
> The physicist R. Lipin explained this situation in such way:
> "Give me three parameters and I can fit an elephant.
> With four I can make him wiggle his trunk…"
> To this Lipin’s opinion it is possible to add:
> "with one more parameter the elephant will fly."
> The mathematicians sell and we buy these theories.
> Where are our brains? Where is the logic?
> If we don't know what 1+1 = 2
> how can we know what 5+4 = 9 ?
> And if we don't know what is negative Mincowski 4-D
> how can we understand 11-D, 27-D and string theory ?
> If I were a king, I would publish a law:
> every physicist who takes part in the creation
> of 4D space and higher must be awarded a medal
> "To the winner over common sense" because they have
> won us using the abstract ideas of Minkowski and Kaluza.
> Best wishes.
> Israel Sadovnik Socratus.
> On Jan 24, 4:22 pm, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I always considered "h" to just be a constant of proportionality
>> between energy and frequency that is determined empirically.
>> What a quantum particle is may be metaphysical- that is, beyond
>> measurement and subject to belief.
>> For example I believe in a Quantum Mind- Physical world duality where
>> both wave functions and their quantization exist in the quantum mind;
>> whereas only physical particles exist in the physical world. That is,
>> fields, forces and action at a distance all exist in the quantum mind.
>> So lets consider the radiation of EM waves/fields from electrons in an
>> antenna. As the waves spread out, their intensity or amplitude
>> decreases as 1/r squared, so that one quanta of energy (or one photon)
>> requires integration of the amplitude over larger and larger area
>> and/or time.
>> It is my conjecture that arithmetics of the Quantum Mind do a running
>> quantization so that virtual particles are realized in the Quantum
>> Mind that are digital equivalents to the analog EM fields, Same for
>> all quantum wave functions in general.
>> In the MWI scenario, every such virtual particle becomes a physical
>> particle in a new universe. However, it is also possible that all
>> virtual particles but one get cancelled by anti-particles ala Feynman
>> QED or Cramer analysis thereby resulting in a single universe (SWI).
>> That thinking combines a collapse model with a hidden variable model;
>> but both models apply to the quantum mind and not the physical world.
>> I believe that for my combined model to be true, the arithmetics of
>> the quantum mind must be instantaneous, consistent with the Quantum
>> Mind being mainly a timeless virtual MWI Block Space.
>> But your question really is "what does a physical particle look like?"
>> My answer is that they look like strings. But I have to admit that
>> strings are still concepts in the regime of metaphysics. Of course,
>> point particles are there as well.
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:37 AM, socra...@bezeqint.net
>> <socra...@bezeqint.net> wrote:
>> > Belief . . . from history of physics.
>> > =.
>> > Many years Max Planck was attracted with the
>> > absolutely black body problem.
>> > If quantum of light moving with speed c=1 falls in the area of
>> > absolutely black body and does not radiate back, then “ terminal
>> > dead “ will come. In order to save the quantum of light from ‘death ‘
>> > Planck decided that it is possible that quantum of light
>> > will radiate back with quantum unit (h ), (h=Et )
>> > This unit does not come on formulas or equations.
>> > Planck introduced this unit from heaven, from ceiling.
>> > Sorry. Sorry.
>> > Scientists say: Planck introduced this unit intuitively.
>> > They say: Planck introduced unit (h) phenomenologically
>> > ===..
>> > Phenomenology.
>> > 1.
>> > the movement founded by Husserl that concentrates on the
>> > detailed description of conscious experience, without recourse
>> > to explanation, metaphysical assumptions, and traditional
>> > philosophical questions
>> > ===…
>> > So. Planck discovered the quantum of energy / action
>> > ‘without recourse to explanation, metaphysical assumptions,
>> > and traditional philosophical questions’.
>> > Many years Planck tried to find rational explanation for his unit
>> > but without success.
>> > We can read that unit (h) is an ’inner’ impulse (spin) of particle.
>> > But what ’inner impulse’ means? We have no answer.
>> > ==.
>> > There are 1000 books and millions articles about
>> > ‘philosophy of science’ but how can I believe them
>> > if they didn’t explain me ‘what quantum particle is’.
>> > Our today’s belief in science is similar to the past belief
>> > in religion: ‘ I believe because it is absurd.’
>> > / Tertullian. (ca.160 – ca.220 AD) /
>> > ( in science – big bang,
>> > in religion - God create woman from Adam’s rib.)
>> > ==..
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