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CATEGORY: Trick or Truth Essay Contest (2015) [back]
TOPIC: Quantum Gravity by Jonathan Warren Tooker [refresh]
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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker wrote on Feb. 28, 2015 @ 00:33 GMT
Essay Abstract

This paper uses a small set of mathematical principles to describe a very wide swath of physics. These principles define a new theory of quantum gravity called the theory of infinite complexity. The main result is that Einstein's equation for general relativity can be derived from unrelated, mathematically novel quantum phenomena. That the theory takes no free parameters should be considered strong evidence in favor of a real connection between physics and mathematics.

Author Bio

Jonathan has been training jiu jitsu with the Alliance for more than 12 years. After earning a Master's degree in physics in 2010 he continues to dabble in the field. On the side he does stuff with data for a large American bank.

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Sujatha Jagannathan wrote on Feb. 28, 2015 @ 07:48 GMT
You misfit to relate the quantum phenomena in mathematical sense with various complexities as strong evidence.

With Regards,

Miss. Sujatha Jagannathan

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Antonio Bodig wrote on Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:41 GMT
Jonathan, how do you treat the phenomenon of entaglement in your theory?

Antonio

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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker replied on Feb. 28, 2015 @ 15:19 GMT
I haven't treated entanglement but recall the entangled state must be prepared before the action-at-a-distance phenomena can be observed. I can speculate that the correlations are due to symmetry about an observation made in the preparatory phase.

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John C Hodge wrote on Feb. 28, 2015 @ 15:26 GMT
What is needed is the models of the big and the small to derive from one model. It need not be QG. That is gravity must derive from a model of the small such as my model. Scalar Theory of Everything model correspondence to the Big Bang model and to Quantum Mechanics preserves current physics through the correspondence.

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Anonymous wrote on Mar. 1, 2015 @ 01:51 GMT
Dear Jonathan Tooker,

I cannot claim to have followed all of your logic but I did enjoy reading your essay, and I found several of your remarks insightful and helpful. For example you say

"… any theory that preserves establish physics and adds gravitating quanta is a working theory of quantum gravity."

I'm somewhat confused by your process (4). Is the meaning that a...

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Anonymous replied on Mar. 1, 2015 @ 03:23 GMT
I seem to experience time as a continuum but if I ever want to calculate what happened before this present moment, that would happen on a countably finite set of previous boundary conditions. The past is defined on the imaginary number i which is unitary but the present and future are defined on pi and Phi which are real and non-unitary.

The equations of motion of a state undergoing...

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Edwin Eugene Klingman replied on Mar. 1, 2015 @ 03:34 GMT
I wasn't even close!

Thanks for the explanation. I will reread with this in mind.

Edwin Eugene Klingman

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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker replied on Mar. 2, 2015 @ 21:26 GMT
You were pretty much right with your understanding of process 4. I just went into a bit more context.

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George Rajna wrote on Mar. 2, 2015 @ 08:32 GMT
Very interesting essay!

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Sylvain Poirier wrote on Mar. 8, 2015 @ 07:27 GMT
Hello. You wrote : "As an exploratory calculation I produced some random numerical values according to El Naschie’s prescription [8] but I did not find an interesting result. I gave up and sat on my futon to retire despite a powerful feeling as if on the precipice of a great truth. Minutes later I was struck with the urge to pray. I have not generally been a praying man so this was a most unusual occurrence. I prayed to God who is also called Elohim and Allah, and asked him to reveal the truth to me if it was there. I returned to my desk and immediately produced equation (9)."

Do you know another example of an important discovery in math or physics where the article reporting the discovery also reported that it resulted from an inspiration after prayer ? As for the famous crank El Naschie, I got to know about him during my critical review of Laurent Nottale's pseudo-theory of scale relativity.

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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker replied on Mar. 8, 2015 @ 14:39 GMT
I don't.

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Anonymous wrote on Mar. 12, 2015 @ 15:04 GMT
Dear Dr. Tooker

Could you please explain to me why you thought that my comment about the real Universe was inappropriate?

You are I hope aware that suppression of the truth is unethical.

Eagerly awaiting your answer,

Joe Fisher

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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker replied on Mar. 12, 2015 @ 19:12 GMT
No.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 6, 2015 @ 15:05 GMT
Dear Warren,

I think Newton was wrong about abstract gravity; Einstein was wrong about abstract space/time, and Hawking was wrong about the explosive capability of NOTHING.

All I ask is that you give my essay WHY THE REAL UNIVERSE IS NOT MATHEMATICAL a fair reading and that you allow me to answer any objections you may leave in my comment box about it.

Joe Fisher

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Author Jonathan Warren Tooker wrote on Jan. 5, 2017 @ 22:12 GMT
Check out my other papers: http://vixra.org/author/jonathan_tooker

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