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Pentcho Valev: on 11/27/15 at 11:30am UTC, wrote Deleted. FQXi is FQXi. Pentcho Valev

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Frank DiMeglio: on 11/25/15 at 17:03pm UTC, wrote EINSTEIN'S EXPLANATION OF THE FALLING MAN IS INCOMPLETE AND LACKING: The...

Pentcho Valev: on 3/13/15 at 17:50pm UTC, wrote Another ridiculously accurate prediction of Einstein's relativity: ...

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October 18, 2019

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 13, 2015 @ 21:12 GMT
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Stuck for a last minute present for your loved one for Valentine’s Day?

Not to worry, FQXi has teamed up with Springer to bring you the perfect gift: a compilation of reworked essays inspired by the “Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions is Wrong?” contest (“50 Shades of Reality” as it were.)

Cutting and pasting the blurb from the back of the book:

As Nobel Laureate physicist Philip W. Anderson realized, the key to understanding nature’s reality is not anything “magical”, but the right attitude, “the focus on asking the right questions, the willingness to try (and to discard) unconventional answers, the sensitive ear for phoniness, self-deception, bombast, and conventional but unproven assumptions.”

Of course, you can still read the original entries on the site, but in the new volume, the winners were invited to expand upon their entries, making them more technical, if needed. So those of you with a mathematical bent may find these even more rigorous and enjoyable.

They have also been revised to take into account feedback from the discussions on the site, so thank you to all of you who ranked and discussed the essays, in this contest and others.

The compilation includes contributions from Robert W. Spekkens, George Ellis, Benjamin F. Dribus, Israel Perez, Sean Gryb & Flavio Mercati, Daryl Janzen, Olaf Dreyer, Steven Weinstein, Angelo Bassi, Tejinder Singh & Hendrik Ulbricht, Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano, Ken Wharton, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga, Sabine Hossenfelder, Michele Arzano, Julian Barbour, Ian T. Durham, and Sara Imari Walker.

This is the first in a series of books inspired by our essay contests. I will keep you posted when more appear.

Questioning the Foundations of Physics is available in hardback form, and also as an e-book.

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Frank Martin DiMeglio wrote on Nov. 25, 2015 @ 17:03 GMT
EINSTEIN'S EXPLANATION OF THE FALLING MAN IS INCOMPLETE AND LACKING: The feeling of gravity is a balanced INERTIAL resistance when the man is standing on the ground, AND the falling man feels no gravity as the result of the gravitational/inertial balancing AS WELL. We want to balance being and experience in the ultimate unification of physics.

So, invisible AND visible space in FUNDAMENTAL equilibrium and balance IS the MIDDLE DISTANCE in/of space consistent with half gravity and half inertia.

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Eckard Blumschein wrote on Nov. 25, 2015 @ 18:51 GMT
Because a post by Pentcho Valev mentioned "the Observer" it could be of interest. Is it just relocated or were many listed as "RECENT POSTS IN THIS TOPIC" deleted?

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Pentcho Valev replied on Nov. 27, 2015 @ 11:30 GMT
Deleted. FQXi is FQXi.

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