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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Superdeterminism at the Planck scale by james r. akerlund [refresh]
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Author james r. akerlund wrote on Mar. 3, 2017 @ 17:29 GMT
Essay Abstract

The Planck scale is ruled by noncommunitive spacetime. We attempt to show that this noncommunitive spacetime has a superdeterministic nature that gives "one" history and "one" future to the universe. We do not speculate as to whether human nature itself is also superdeterministic. We do not know. We present a Gedankenexperiment in our scale that we believe shows the superdeterminism at the Planck scale.

Author Bio

Jim Akerlund has been to several different colleges and universities, but has yet to receive a degree. He currently lives in Colorado where he works at jobs that have no homework and very little overtime, so that he can invest his time in the understanding of parallel unvierses. Current research interests are how to communicate and or travel to other universes.

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Branko L Zivlak wrote on Mar. 4, 2017 @ 18:43 GMT
Dear Mr. Akerlund

Your essay is very interesting and important. I think that the theory of Big Bang is wrong, but that's not the point. The point is that the transcendent mathematical constant pi is key to understanding the universe.

Discovered mathematical constant e, 2pi ... and in my essay exp (2pi), formula (17), governing the universe. Then, if somebody says that is all determined by mathematics, I remind him, pi is a transcendent number. Thus, the irrationality of mathematical and physical constants makes Indeterminism. So, you just read essay of Mr. Akerlund.



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Author james r. akerlund replied on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 21:40 GMT
Hi Branko,

Thanks for the endorsement. Haven't read your article yet, but I have been looking for it.

Jim Akerlund

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 17:34 GMT
Dear james R. Akerlund,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Author james r. akerlund replied on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 21:37 GMT
Hi Joe,

I'm glad to see you're still kicking it. Having had conversations with you in the past over previous FQXi contests, I know your arguments are tough. I thank you for reading my submission and will eventually get around to reading yours.

Jim Akerlund

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 01:40 GMT
Nice essay Mr Akerlund,

You have a nice and rare Super determination, to go to other Universes… wonderful. May God give His best blessings for that……

Your poem and thinking are excellent. I was also like that. I wanted to pursue my hobby in Physics so invested my spare time in this Dynamic Universe Model for the last 30 /35 years.

Some of your words are very nice but...

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Author james r. akerlund replied on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 22:28 GMT
Hi Mr. Gupta,

I thank you to the superlatives you write concerning my submission.

Concerning your submission, I haven't read it yet, but recent articles in mainstream media have been suggesting that there is something big we a missing in our understanding of the universe. I will try to read your submission expecting to find that big something. Good luck in the contest.

Jim Akerlund

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 16:23 GMT
Hi James,

Seeing your abstract, after reading your comments on my page, gives me insight into why you might write what you did. Are you aware about recent papers by Hyun Seok Yang? I have not read your paper yet, so he may be one of your references. I apologize if some of my commentary is impertinent, but I will re-post my reply to your comments on my page below. Then I'll promise to read your essay before long.

All the Best,


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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 16:24 GMT
I am compelled to respond to this..

While I am not a great fan of String Theory; I admit its value and I think it's part of the total picture we must examine, but it is a smaller piece of the puzzle than some believe. I am a friend of Brian Greene and I have met Ed Witten, but I am more in the camp of Abhay Ashtekar, in regards to how the Strings program fits into the overall spectrum of...

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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 16:42 GMT
Just a query to go...

Do you ever draw 7-color maps on your donuts in the morning Jim?

All the Best,


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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 00:01 GMT
Having read your essay..

I like the idea you have developed, but this essay is obviously talking about work in progress. I find it interesting that you have used a coined term noncommunitive, but you are talking about something similar to what Connes is talking about in some of his non-commutative geometry work. You hint at what I talked about with Tevian Dray, that led to my essay on Putting Elephants to Work. What he affirmed is what I said about spacetime becoming first non-commutative and then non-associative as we approach the Planck scale. This does create a condition bordering on super-determinism.

However; you have erred in some of the details, even though your core message is essentially right, to a point where it requires additional research on your part to correct. What you need to know is out there, but there are a lot of missing puzzle pieces in the picture you are assembling, and your unconventional usage or coined terminology prevents this from being digested in a rigorous way. It still needs work or is a work in progress, and I will rate it accordingly, but I give you kudos for some interesting explorations. Thanks James.

All the Best,


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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Mar. 14, 2017 @ 00:31 GMT
Given what your essay concludes..

You may wish to check out the essay of Andrew Beckwith, who comes to a similar conclusion through different means. His derivation is highly technical, but if correct would affirm the spirit of your work. I would also greatly recommend you check out Hyun Seok Yang on arXiv, for papers about emergent spacetime, which assert that being non-commutative in the microscale equals emergent spacetime.



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Wilhelmus de Wilde wrote on Mar. 15, 2017 @ 15:08 GMT
Hi James, Very interesting approach of the Planck Wall.

I think that the "deterministic" or even "superdeterministic" effect from behind (what I call Total Simultaneity) is emerging becaus we only can compare the past.

I also use the Planck Wall as a limit of reality, so I hope that you will find some time to comment my essay "The Purpose of Life" and give it a rating.

I do not understand the "authors" just giving ONE's without any comment, untill now I received already 5 !!!. So be prepared!!! I rated you very positive because of the new thoughts that I learned.

best regards

Wilhelmus de Wilde

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Mar. 16, 2017 @ 18:03 GMT
Hello Mr Arkelund,

I must say that I liked a lot your approach of this non commutative planck scale.Very relevant.

Good luck in this contest


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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 08:45 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use «spam».

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.


Dizhechko Boris

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James Gordon Stanfield wrote on Apr. 8, 2017 @ 00:14 GMT
James Akerlund,

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my essay thread. It brought to light a distinction between mathematics and information I had not fully communicated. I take them as separate entities. Certainly the number of abstract objects and their relationships are extensive and indeed infinite. However I consider information as something physical; contained within the negentropy of the universe. I agree with you that the physical evolution of the universe proceeds through numbered states. However, the number six might not be an eigenstate. The Universe may have jumped from 4 to 8. But that does not rule out six as a valid abstract object. I believe the abstract objects are there whether we look for them or not. Our concept of Euclidian geometry, which can be derived by logic from an underlying subset of relationships in the ARM, represents an excellent first-order mapping of our physical reality. Space time is non-Euclidean, not because we ask it to be but because it more closely maps to abstract mathematical structures of higher complexity. Does the color of your grass map to topology? Yes it does, but not completely. At the most fundamental level, the topology of the causal lattice determines the nature of electromagnetic vibrations that impinge upon the objects that we subjectively experience as the qualia of color. Color is an emergent phenomenon that occurs within the consciousness of any sentient being with color receptors. But that qualia owes its attributes (hue, saturation and brightness) to their supervenience on a long chain of emergent physical structures which owe their commanding form to the abstract relationships in the underlying emergent structures in the ARM. We certainly cannot explain color by topology alone but we cannot fully explain color without it. As all of mathematics seems to be based on set theory, it would be hard to give an example anywhere in nature were set theory does not apply.

Best regards,

Jim Stanfield

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Author james r. akerlund replied on Apr. 10, 2017 @ 04:58 GMT
Hi Jim.

I posted an answer on your page to your post, but I have a more complete answer now. The answer is based on your last sentence with this quote. " would be hard to give an example anywhere in nature were set theory does not apply." My answer on your page was to look up in the sky and try applying set theory to the clouds. Well my better answer is; anything you can not count, set theory does not apply. Clouds can not be counted. The number of wrinkles on a crumpled piece of paper can not be counted. The number of bumps on a painted wall. All of the things have a definition but can not be counted by the mere fact that the definition obscures itself upon application. Set theory can not be applied in that situation.

Jim Akerlund

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