Category Archives: Smolin

Plato’s Problem and Meno: How Accurately Portrayed?

SOCRATES: Then he who does not know may still have true notions of that which he does not know? MENO: He has. SOCRATES: And at present these notions have just been stirred up in him, as in a dream; but … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Landscape

I noticed a few blogs mentioning the landscape. Asymptotia(Clifford Johnson), The Reference Frame(Lubos Motl), and Not Even Wrong (Peter Woit’s) blog. The Cosmic Landscape:String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design by Leonard Susskind After reading Susskind’s book in regards … Continue reading

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Finiteness in String Theory Landscape

Quantum Effect, however allow a manifold to change state abruptly at some point-to tunnel through the intervening ridge to a nearby lower valley. Please take note of the underlined. Well after some thought here in terms of the landscape, it … Continue reading

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Heralded from the 21st Century: String Theory

I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimensionality, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality.” from Flatland, by E. A. Abbott It … Continue reading

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The Mind Field

Lee Smolin: Height is proportional to the number of things the theory gets right. Since we don’t have a convincing case for the right theory yet, that is a high peak somewhere off in the distance. The existing approaches are … Continue reading

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Newton’s Space was the Sensorium

Sir Isaac Newton, FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists and … Continue reading

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Symmetry in Psychological Action

Our basic premise is that minuscule apparent violations of Lorentz and CPT invariance might be observable in nature. The idea is that the violations would arise as suppressed effects from a more fundamental theory. We have shown in our publications … Continue reading

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

This is a historical reference as well as leading to a conclusion I won’t say it for you just that I present the idea, “written word,” and then you decide what that message is. You might have thought it disjointed, … Continue reading

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Johannes Kepler: The Birth of the Universe

I measured the skies, now the shadows I measure,Sky-bound was the mind, earth-bound the body rests Kepler’s epitaph for his own tombstone I always like to go back as well and learn the historical, for it seems to pave the … Continue reading

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Against Symmetry

The term “symmetry” derives from the Greek words sun (meaning ‘with’ or ‘together’) and metron (‘measure’), yielding summetria, and originally indicated a relation of commensurability (such is the meaning codified in Euclid’s Elements for example). It quickly acquired a further, … Continue reading

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