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November 22, 2019

CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: SPACE: WHERE IT ALL BEGINS ©2017 by Ted Erikson [refresh]
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Author Ted Erikson wrote on Mar. 3, 2017 @ 17:29 GMT
Essay Abstract

SPACE: WHERE IT ALL BEGINS ©2017 Geometry has provided many extremes of structures for occupied, and unoccupied, space. This essay merges thermodynamic and geometric concepts to generate an "activity" based on a dimensionless "surface-to-content-ratio" (area-to- volume). Such activities depend on radius, r, for spheres and edge, e, for regular tetrahedrons referenced to it's altitude, h, as equal to unity. Such thermodynamic principles apply to "all creatures, small and large" vis.: photons-electrons-protons- molecules-bacteria-animals-whales. Finding space to occupy and hold, time to exist, and fend off competing physical activity is a battle for all things!

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Ted Erikson earned a BS ChE ('52) and a MS Chem ('59) from IIT and a Gas- Surface Interaction diploma (’65) from MIT. He spent 23 years at the IIT Research Institute as a Senior Chemist resulting in 2 patents and 10 publications followed by 16 years teaching chemistry, math, and physics in public schools. Erikson is also an accomplished marathon swimmer. His beacon in life is chaos, "a state of things where chance is supreme" all things considered.

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William B Goodwin wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 15:56 GMT
Dear Ted,

While the majority of your essay focused on spheres and tetrahedrons, I would have like to hear more about the part you mentioned in your “Summary and Conclusions” relating to the emergence of the mind versus physics.

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Author Ted Erikson wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 17:09 GMT
In my original submission, I had a reference to the ~2005 Hitachi double slit experiment which was not an active link so I had to delete it.. However, I then subsequenctly found a working link reference to it @

http://www.hitachi.com/rd/portal/highlight/quantum/index.ht
ml#anc04.

Clearly, electrons possess a "property" to organize info into a recognizable form.. It is the same property that birds swarm, crowds gather, etc. and all integrate their actions without conflicts...in time. My clues to this process are too rudimentary to present at this time, but it's resolution after half a century remain my obsession.It is my remaining final goal fot life at age 89!

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Joe Fisher replied on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 16:53 GMT
Dear Ted Erikson,

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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Peter Jackson wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 13:24 GMT
Dear Ted,

I found your essay, discoveries and derivations fascinating and revealing of some of the many hidden truths in nature. And that's without fully understanding it or it's implications!

I find many of those truths exist in related geometries. Have you considered looking a little deeper into, or behind Pythagoras theorem, particularly regarding it's 3D dynamic equivalence? I did so with regard to the momentum distribution over the surface of a spinning sphere with respect to it's centre-of mass-rest frame. I found orthogonal sine/cosine curves emergent, each with maximum uncertainty at 90o, so tangent point interactions (momentum exchange) produce the complementarity of Diracs formula for QM. That seems too shocking a finding for science to contemplate!

While struggling to assimilate your own work I kept finding what appeared to be important and very close agreement, links and analogies with mine. Were these my imagination?

I see your essay has a derisory score. I think given humankinds current state it's understandable that essays identifying the most foundational and important advancements in understanding are eschewed or dismissed. (My own has had four 1's!) I have yours down for a high one. But more importantly I do hope you'll read mine carefully and consider the parallel discovery I've made about spheres, it's implications, and any correspondence with yours.

Very best regards

Peter Jackson

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Peter Jackson replied on Mar. 26, 2017 @ 14:01 GMT
Ted,

I hope you may respond, and read & comment on my own essay. I note yours has undeservedly hit the bottom, perhaps it to has had some 1's (mine's now had 11!) but the good news is I hadn't applied my score yet so will do now.

Best wishes

Peter

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 13:13 GMT
Nice essay Erikson,

Your ideas

1. This essay merges thermodynamic and geometric concepts to generate an "activity" based on a dimensionless "surface-to-content-ratio" (area- to volume).

2. Panpsychism*, as an ancient philosophy, suggests all things have awareness. An excellent review8 (The Stanford Encyclopedia) writes, "Broadly speaking, there are, at bottom, only two...

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Don Limuti wrote on Apr. 3, 2017 @ 05:18 GMT
Hello Ted,

Finding space to occupy and hold, time to exist, and fend off competing physical activity is a battle for all things! This is a most interesting adjunct to Darwin.

You investigate some interesting numerology that is at least as fascinating as that of Pythagoras. Have you any insights into Planck Units? You may find my website interesting: http://www.digitalwavetheory.com/15_Planck_Units_and_Numerol
ogy.html

Thanks for your most interesting underrated essay.

Don Limuti

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 08:38 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.

Sincerely,

Dizhechko Boris

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