Smolin's quantization of spacetime has been falsified buy Fermi telescope
observation of gamma rays of variable energies.
Presumably that includes Leibniz.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  Leibniz's quantization of spacetime.
>
>
> http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/leibniz-physics/
>
> Leibniz, the Idealist 17th century german philosopher, saw the world in 
> suprisingly modern, even
>
> premoderm. In the field of electericity, the name of Tesla comes to mind. 
> Leibniz's conceptualHis quantization of spacetime is only now being 
> implemented by quantum cosmlogists such as Smolin..
>
>
> a) Spacetime, since it is infinitely divisible, does not qualify as a 
> substance, since one can always furether 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) Although Einstein in fact discovered the quantized notion of photons, he 
> did not apply this quantized thinking to his theory of relativity, in which 
> the speed of time was taken as relative to the speed of light, an asolute 
> value.
>
>
>
> (d) Time similarly was taken by Leibniz to be quantized, for God constantly 
> views and adjusts the universe only in discrete steps, at a very rapid 
> sampling rate to accord with the hanging indirectly
>
> perceived perceptions? of each monad. To use a homely example, it is s if the 
> succession of the universe were written on a deck of cards. Then as in movies 
> of the early twentieth century, the
> illusion of continuous motion is perceived by fanning the deck with one's 
> thumb.
>
>
> (e) Leibniz believed, as did Einstein much later, that space was a raceway of 
> possible paths, these paths curved according to the mass of the object.
>
>
> f) 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.
>
>
> g) 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
>
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