A quantum theory of spacetime based on Leibniz's physics http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/leibniz-physics/

Leibniz, the Idealist 17th century german philosopher, saw the world in suprisingly modern terms: a) Spacetime, since it is infinitely divisible, does not qualify as a substance, since one can always divide space, what one considers to be a substance, in two. b) Thus space is only dimensional and intuitive but not physical. It is thus not absolute, as Newton saw it, but only a relative measure of distance between bodies, this distance not being physical but only mathematical. It is an empty receptacle, sotospeak, filled entirely with monads (complete, real, mental concepts of physical objects). c) For this reason Einstein was able to invent and apply the concept of the relativity of space and time. d) Leibniz believed, as di Einstein much later, that space was a raceway of possible paths, these paths curved according to the mass of the object. e) That being so, we can consider a particle with mass and its possible paths of travel, as a particle-spacetime quantum, even through the "particle" might be the earth. f) Due to the holographic nature of Leibniz's monadic particles, the universe is completely entangled and one cannot change a part without changing the entire universe. Thus, for example, every action creates a reaction. The spacetime field of every particle being possible rather than actual paths, the particle and its spacetime field is a quantum. Thus the universe consists of a possible universe, which is a quantum probability field. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.