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TOPIC: An Eponym in Nature by Sameer Anant Kolhar [refresh]

In this essay we shall review the long-standing alliance with mathematics and physics. And later we shall review some ideas and proposals to help us get a sense of what might be the reason to this wonderful conjugation of mathematics and physics to work but although they are mere speculations that hope to help resolve this very well established fundamental question that has been bothering the best of the best for decades now.

Student, Undergraduate level in Pune, India

Hello - I see that you are a student at the undergraduate level! Congratulations on an excellent effort in your essay.

I would like to make an observation about your comments - "would it escape Godel’s results is a big question mark" and then shortly after - "Mathematics wins over every other method (perhaps) because it is based purely on deduction." While mathematics may be based on deduction, even deduction is not immune from Godel's results - in fact his Incompleteness theorems were proven deductively. The proof relied on the interesting properties of recursive statements, like "This Statement is False." How would you evaluate this statement?

I hope you find the many essays in this contest to be enlightening and educational. Please feel free to review and comments on mine - The How and The Why.

Regards - George Gantz

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I would like to make an observation about your comments - "would it escape Godel’s results is a big question mark" and then shortly after - "Mathematics wins over every other method (perhaps) because it is based purely on deduction." While mathematics may be based on deduction, even deduction is not immune from Godel's results - in fact his Incompleteness theorems were proven deductively. The proof relied on the interesting properties of recursive statements, like "This Statement is False." How would you evaluate this statement?

I hope you find the many essays in this contest to be enlightening and educational. Please feel free to review and comments on mine - The How and The Why.

Regards - George Gantz

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Greetings Sir,

Thank you for your encouraging words. I knew that my conclusion(which I spent very little time on) was not a very good one since I lacked the ideas to provide a better conclusion to my work. There's plenty of work to be done still on this. One more point that could be under dispute would be when I have not really given solid points / directions for the reader so that they clearly understand what my goal really was, I have just kept many blank spaces where I've said what could've been done. So there's lots to complete in here. I will keep working on the same and possibly include interaction between the points or bring in the notion of "objects".

Thank you very much for time and your honest assessment of this article. I shall certainly review your article and may others' since I have lot more to learn.

If you will then once I am ready with a better version of this I shall send the same to you as well.

Thank you for your encouraging words. I knew that my conclusion(which I spent very little time on) was not a very good one since I lacked the ideas to provide a better conclusion to my work. There's plenty of work to be done still on this. One more point that could be under dispute would be when I have not really given solid points / directions for the reader so that they clearly understand what my goal really was, I have just kept many blank spaces where I've said what could've been done. So there's lots to complete in here. I will keep working on the same and possibly include interaction between the points or bring in the notion of "objects".

Thank you very much for time and your honest assessment of this article. I shall certainly review your article and may others' since I have lot more to learn.

If you will then once I am ready with a better version of this I shall send the same to you as well.

Dear Anant Kolhar,

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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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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Nice essay Kolhar,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent for your age as you are a student, for eg…

‘In the figure 1, we have a at space with boundaries that expand at a constant rate on to in_nity and it has the points marked. There is no clear origin present on this space and hence all measurements are relative.’ You are accepting our universe as totally expanding.

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Your ideas and thinking are excellent for your age as you are a student, for eg…

‘In the figure 1, we have a at space with boundaries that expand at a constant rate on to in_nity and it has the points marked. There is no clear origin present on this space and hence all measurements are relative.’ You are accepting our universe as totally expanding.

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Sameer,

A nicely written essay for your early stage showing that you've started to understand how little we truly understand. I particularly liked that you pointed out;

"there has never been a prominent incident where we stopped to think and question ourselves whether mathematics is the way to go about resolving nature's secrets to a great certainty. and.. ..we may need to think about Mathematics 2.0 if we are to make many a more significant discoveries."

I may not agree with your alternative (or I may find I do!) but I you may find it enlightening to look at my (top scored) last years essay identifying a crucial link between logic and arithmetic so far unexploited Red & Green Socks (I apply it this year).

For yours this year my favourite line; "we must not cease to ask this question "Why did we think about this like we have thought about something similar in our past?" Indeed how DO we learn to think differently. I hope you'll look at my essay which analyses that and finds an important insight to QM.

But never assume what you're taught or read is 'fact' rather than just theory, incomplete at best but all so far unsuccessful.

Well done. A deserved boost to your low score is on the way.

Peter

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A nicely written essay for your early stage showing that you've started to understand how little we truly understand. I particularly liked that you pointed out;

"there has never been a prominent incident where we stopped to think and question ourselves whether mathematics is the way to go about resolving nature's secrets to a great certainty. and.. ..we may need to think about Mathematics 2.0 if we are to make many a more significant discoveries."

I may not agree with your alternative (or I may find I do!) but I you may find it enlightening to look at my (top scored) last years essay identifying a crucial link between logic and arithmetic so far unexploited Red & Green Socks (I apply it this year).

For yours this year my favourite line; "we must not cease to ask this question "Why did we think about this like we have thought about something similar in our past?" Indeed how DO we learn to think differently. I hope you'll look at my essay which analyses that and finds an important insight to QM.

But never assume what you're taught or read is 'fact' rather than just theory, incomplete at best but all so far unsuccessful.

Well done. A deserved boost to your low score is on the way.

Peter

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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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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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Dear Sameer Anant Kolhar,

Your essay is nicely written. I so appreciate you.

I think that for your information Dynamic Universe model is totally based on experimental results.

I like this phrase that

“We might have divided the workings of nature into Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology et cetera. But nature will function will function as she’s supposed to and we are mere observers who can just watch and learn all that we can and pass on the message to the coming generations in terms of intuition and mathematics.’’

With Best Regards,

Ch.Bayarsaikhan

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Your essay is nicely written. I so appreciate you.

I think that for your information Dynamic Universe model is totally based on experimental results.

I like this phrase that

“We might have divided the workings of nature into Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology et cetera. But nature will function will function as she’s supposed to and we are mere observers who can just watch and learn all that we can and pass on the message to the coming generations in terms of intuition and mathematics.’’

With Best Regards,

Ch.Bayarsaikhan

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