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CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: The Fundamental Nature Of The Fundamental by Siddhant Bahuguna [refresh]
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Author Siddhant Bahuguna wrote on Jan. 24, 2018 @ 17:30 GMT
Essay Abstract

The discovery of the nature of the fundamental may be strongly guided by our core mathematical philosophy. And, for platonists say, it can be true that mathematical objects are perfectly real and that they exist independent from us. In the following discussion, with the dichotomy between the two types of realms of naturalism that I discuss, it may be further shown that both of these can be true at the same time, and thus deepening our search for the nature of the fundamental.

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Siddhant Bahuguna is currently pursuing Masters in Physics at the University of Paris-Sud. His research interests focuses on Quantum Gravity and Topological Quantum Field Theories. He is currently deepening his research in the nature of Space-Time.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 16:16 GMT
Dear Siddhant Bahuguna,

Reliable evidence exists that proves that the surface of the earth was formed millions of years before man and his utterly complex finite informational systems ever appeared on that surface. It logically follows that Nature must have permanently devised the only single physical construct of earth allowable.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Author Siddhant Bahuguna replied on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 17:12 GMT
Greetings Joe Fisher!

Thank you for the post! Before I can respond, may I ask for more clarity on the following words of yours -"the only single physical construct of earth allowable."

Thank you

sincerely,

SIddhant

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Francesco D'Isa wrote on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 09:22 GMT
Dear Siddhant Bahuguna,

that's an interesting essay, thank you for sharing. I was wondering, could we imagine a Realm 3 where also mathematic changes?

All the bests,

Francesco D'isa

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Author Siddhant Bahuguna wrote on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 17:10 GMT
Dear Francesco D'isa,

Thank you for your question! I truly think that the realm 3 you talked about is already contained in Realm 2, where there are no timeless truths, and that they do evolve in time. I am still exploring how I can deepen my understanding in this hard topic.

Sincerely

Siddhant BAHUGUNA

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Author Siddhant Bahuguna replied on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 17:19 GMT
......actuslly, I just realised what a profound idea you just hinted at. The change in mathematical structures, well, we may further question the internal consistencies and if we can arrive at those changed structures from our current understandings. However, given the possibility of the existence of the disconnected set of truths even in the mathematical realm, we can still question - how much and what all has been/can change. it's a very interesting question. I will think more on it for a while.

Thank you so much.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 6, 2018 @ 00:40 GMT
Chy Bahuguna...

Your nice thinking...it can be true that mathematical objects are perfectly real and that they exist independent from us. In the following discussion, with the dichotomy between the two types of realms of naturalism that I discuss, it may be further shown that both of these can be true at the same time, and thus deepening our search for the nature of the fundamental.... is...

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 08:51 GMT
Dear Siddhant

If you are looking for another essay to read and rate in the final days of the contest, will you consider mine please? I read all essays from those who comment on my page, and if I cant rate an essay highly, then I don’t rate them at all. Infact I haven’t issued a rating lower that ten. So you have nothing to lose by having me read your essay, and everything to...

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