Category Archives: Steven Weinberg

A Superset Universe?

How would you draw a Universe with all theories as being part of,  as a subset? Pictorial representations can be very useful in presenting information or assisting reasoning. Venn diagram is an example. Venn diagrams are used to represent classes … Continue reading

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Artifacts in the Exploration of Geometry

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK It should not be lost on individuals who have followed this blog, that there is a range of connection to Platonic Forms idealization, that such an artifact in Ashmolean Museum although modeled to represent a reality … 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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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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Is the door open to the eruption of the sociology of knowledge?

Nobody really thinks about the subtle perceptions that can make their way into the scientist’s mind? Do they? While, I had talked about the quiet places we like to go to find that peace of mind, it might be different … Continue reading

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orbitals

It wasn’t just the scientific ones either, that were shaped by such analogies to future perspectives. If one demanded change in society, what roads would have been taken that all the best things in people would have been exemplified? Maybe, … Continue reading

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Time

You need a “Axion point” to derive symmetry breaking from equilibrium? Hmmmmm….. I’m thinking here. The idea is taking the first three minutes and moving it to the first three seconds and that’s where strings come in… I must warn … Continue reading

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