Sunday, November 27, 2005

Feynman's Credo
On Nov 27, 2005, at 1:50 AM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:

“I can say I am a scientist. I find excitement in discovery. The excitement is not in the fact that you’ve created something, but that you’ve found something beautiful that’s always been there … I want to know what is true. That is why I look into things. To see and to find out what is going on.” Richard Feynman (“Feynman’s Rainbow” p. 158)

Well I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. Notice how Feynman speaks like Hemingway writes.

Apollo & Dionysius (Nietzsche), Narcissus & Goldmund (Hesse) i.e. Greece and Babylon, Left & Right Brain (Sperry)

"Our culture ... is Greek, logic and proof, rules and order ...people who live their lives like Feynman are considered eccentric, for Feynman was a Babylonian ... physics and life were ruled by inspiration, and a disdain for rules and customs. He ignored the conventional methods of physics and invented his own, his sum over paths and his Feynman diagrams ..." p. 162

Feynman did not like string theory or the idea of extra space dimensions. Is the absence of tachyons worth the price of extra dimensions? Yes, if we can detect them. He died in 1989, not sure if he would like it today either. Gell-Mann protected John Schwarz at Cal Tech keeping string theory alive there.

String theory is an act of religious faith. "Theoretical physicists are still searching for the new physical principle string theory presumably represents." p.98

Gell-Mann's talk about data in 1967 in Erice put the bee in Veneziano's bonnet and he found a mysterious formula that explain Gell-Mann's patterns in the hadron collision data. Then in 1970 Nambu and Susskind explained Veneziano's magic formula in terms of tiny wiggling strings rather than point particles. Murray Gell-Mann really thinks that strings gets gravity because it has a massless spin 2 particle. I am not sure if that really is enough to explain gravity without a clear mathematical derivation of Einstein's classical field equations from string theory. Is there one? It is not clear that gravitons should even exist. Classical gravity waves should they be seen directly do not prove the reality of gravitons. If gravity is macro-quantum emergent there should not be any gravitons nor any quantum foam. When the macro-quantum coherence vanishes all that is left are the zero point fluctuations of virtual massless source fermion-anti-fermion pairs and virtual gauge bosons. No spin 2, no spin 3/2. No supersymmetry. Also no real dark matter particles as a matter of principle. OK let's see what experiments say.

On Nov 26, 2005, at 9:00 PM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:



B = Lp'd'(Goldstone1xGoldstone2x...) = curved part of Einstein-Cartan tetrad 1-form

e.g. n independent Goldstone phases for

V(order parameter) = G(unordered vacuum)/H(ordered vacuum) ~ S1xS1 ... (n times)

nth Homotopy Group(S1xS1x...) ~ Z (or at least not simply the identity group)

"The Greek approach brings with it the full force of the logical machinery of mathematics ... such as Murray's [Gell-Mann] classification of particles. The Babylonian approach allows a certain freedom of imagination ... without worrying about rigor and justification ... In fact, physicists employing this kind of thinking sometimes violate the formal rules of mathematics, or invent strange new (and unproved) math of their own based on their understanding of experimental data ... Feynman considered himself a Babylonian ... Murray was more a Greek" Feynman's Rainbow p. 25's_rainbow.html

On Nov 23, 2005, at 8:29 AM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:

OK thanks. :-)

Remember, I derive GR from the coherent Goldstone phases of the vacuum order parameter. The basic formula is extremely simple

B = Lpd(Goldstone Phase)

B is non-trivial curved part of the tetrad 1-form.

Lp^2 = hG/c^3

This is analogous to

v = (h/m)Grad(Phase of Pilot Wave)

in Bohm theory and in superfluid theory.

That is, replace the quantum of circulation h/m for the "liquid" by the quantum of "length" for the covariant "supersolid" "metric elastic" (Sakharov) vacuum.

Note that when there are multiple Goldstone phases in the Higgs-Goldstone field vacuum degenerate manifold

V = G(incoherent false vacuum without gravity)/H(coherent vacuum with gravity)

The basic zero form is the product of the independent Goldstone phases.

For example: if

V = G/H ~ S2

there are 2 independent Goldstone Phase Fields THETA & PHI for the geometrodynamic "monopole" stable topological defect from second homotopy group PI(S2) ~ Z

Coherent vacuum 0-form is (THETA)(PHI)

dL = B(S2) = Lpd[(THETA)(PHI)] = Lp[(dTHETA)(PHI) + (THETA)(dPHI)] length operator

dA = LpdB(S2) = Lp^2(dTheta)/\(dPHI) =/= 0 area operator

"Volume-without-volume" = World Hologram = Singular Gauss Theorem

Closed surface integral of dA surrounding a point defect in the vacuum order parameter

is quantized in units of Lp^2(integer) = Lp^2(Sphere Wrapping Number)

from non-trivial second homotopy group ~ Z of V(S2) = G/H

Therefore I TRIVIALLY DERIVE the Bekenstein "Black Hole Thermodynamics" conjecture.

Similarly, the singular form of Gauss's theorem is

Closed surface integral of dA surrounding a point defect in the vacuum order parameter

= Interior volume integral of 'd'dA

This is the Bohm-Aharonov effect for geometrodynamics. That is,

'd'V is the "Volume-without-volume" operator. That is, exactly like in the Bohm-Aharonov effect 'd'V is locally zero, but is globally non-zero.

We are literally Edwin Abbott's "FLATLANDERS" in this theory, i.e. Holographic projections of 2D data.

Forget Loop Quantum Gravity - we don't need it.

Forget "Quantum Foam" - we don't need it and experiment will show it's not there - if I am right here.

'd'V is the holographic projection "image" of the data on dA.

On the other hand, if we have THREE GOLDSTONE PHASES

V(S3) = G/H

Then dV =/= 0 even locally!

On Nov 23, 2005, at 1:42 AM, Carlos Castro wrote:

Dear Jack :

Look at the appendix in hep-th/0203221. Tomboulis
a Gravitational Action from an underlying dynamics
involving fermions.
He does not start with GR but instead GR emerges as an
effective action

This is why I thought of your work.

Best wishes


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