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CATEGORY: It From Bit or Bit From It? Essay Contest (2013) [back]
TOPIC: IT’S BIT ALL THE WAY DOWN by BASILEIOS GRISPOS [refresh]
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Author BASILEIOS GRISPOS wrote on Jun. 30, 2013 @ 14:34 GMT
Essay Abstract

Most religious cosmologies consider the Universe static and eternal, while Gods were embedded and acted on it, in order to make the world we live in. Cosmology is considered as a science only recently and bears notions of cosmological myths; like the universe came out of nothing. New physics, new tools and new experiments are needed in order to study this preexisting nothingness and answer what happened before Big Bang. Multiverse is the most favorite explanation among physicists. That is isolated regions in an inflationary background. These regions evolve and give rise to universes with their own parameters. The mechanism that creates each island universe remains unknown.

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Electrical Engineer of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) , Master in Energy Technology of Ecole Polythecnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Cybernetic research (Brunel University ,London UK). Diploma in Physics of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. PhD student in Physics. Physics research.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jul. 2, 2013 @ 12:56 GMT
Dear Grispos

Thank you for presenting a nice essay. You are correct , static universe is not the solution. And we are not able to solve the problems and observations in one universe, why are you proposing a "multiverse"?

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I am requesting you to go through my essay also. And I take this opportunity to say, to come to reality and base your arguments on experimental...

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Hoang cao Hai wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 02:39 GMT
Dear BASILEIOS

A very interesting thought, especially "note 3" and "4. A bit of a story" - very simple but quite attractive.

I need to know more about your particular perspective to rating as Grading method (compared to my goal ) = 5 criteria with 2 points each : The idea actually,Similar views,Measures consistent,Conclusions detail,Applying diversity.

To change the atmosphere...

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 15:34 GMT
Mr. Grispos,

Your essay was utterly absorbing. It was beautifully constructed, and the writing was exceptionally masterfully executed.

I am a decrepit old realist. The real Universe is not complex. As I have pointed out in my essay BITTERS, the real Universe is unique, once.

Let us Wheeler our two conflicting views of the Universe.

Is one real unique Universe simple? Yes

Is abstract universe complex? Yes

Why is abstract universe complex? It is not unique, once. A real light, once, is a real light, once, is a real light, once. It is not made up of untold invisible numbers of identical abstract photons that might be abstractly identically placed besides each other and may identically rest upon each other “all the way down.”

Did you not notice as you were writing it, that all of the complexity you mentioned was man-made?

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Jul. 3, 2013 @ 20:09 GMT
Basileios,

If given the time and the wits to evaluate over 120 more entries, I have a month to try. My seemingly whimsical title, “It’s good to be the king,” is serious about our subject.

Jim

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Jeffrey Michael Schmitz wrote on Jul. 12, 2013 @ 20:33 GMT
Basileios,

The theme for this round of essays is broad and your essay is even broader. I like how you span from the bible to quantum mechanics. You have a nice survey of science history and show how in the past has been very right and very wrong. I had trouble finding your overall theme or thesis. You seem to show that the universe is very complex and we are just starting to understand it. If “the universe is complex at many levels” is what you are telling us, I agree.

Hope you do well,

Jeff

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Manuel S Morales wrote on Jul. 16, 2013 @ 14:06 GMT
Basileios,

What a jewel of an essay! On one hand I am confounded as to why it has not been rated higher, yet on the other, I can understand if others who have only scanned your abstract and saw the 'GOD' word most likely would have continued on... I am glad to not have been so quick to form an opinion.

On that note, I would like to ask you some questions via email and was wondering if you would be kind enough to provide your email address or just send an email to me at: msm@physicsofdestiny.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Manuel

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Jul. 26, 2013 @ 01:40 GMT
Dear Basileios,

just to let you know I have read through your essay. I like the informative history at the beginning but agree with Manuel that it may have deterred others from reading to the end where the essay becomes more physics oriented. The 'bit of a story' was a surprise and maintained my interest in reading further as I did not know what to expect next. Its an interesting collection of diverse ideas that I have enjoyed dipping into. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Regards Georgina

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Sreenath B N wrote on Jul. 26, 2013 @ 01:57 GMT
Dear Basileios,

I have down loaded your essay and soon post my comments on it. Meanwhile, please, go through my essay and post your comments.

Regards and good luck in the contest,

Sreenath BN.

http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/1827

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Aug. 7, 2013 @ 07:49 GMT
Hi, votes are vanishing again.

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Paul Borrill wrote on Aug. 7, 2013 @ 18:56 GMT
Dear Basileios,

I have now finished reviewing all 180 essays for the contest and appreciate your contribution to this competition.

I have been thoroughly impressed at the breadth, depth and quality of the ideas represented in this contest. In true academic spirit, if you have not yet reviewed my essay, I invite you to do so and leave your comments.

You can find the latest version of my essay here:

http://fqxi.org/data/forum-attachments/Borrill-TimeOne-
V1.1a.pdf

(sorry if the fqxi web site splits this url up, I haven’t figured out a way to not make it do that).

May the best essays win!

Kind regards,

Paul Borrill

paul at borrill dot com

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