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August 25, 2019

CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: Sequence IS the Fundamental - The Fundamental IS Sequence by David Dunstan Moran [refresh]
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Author David Dunstan Moran wrote on Jan. 24, 2018 @ 17:31 GMT
Essay Abstract

Sequence IS the Fundamental - The Fundamental IS Sequence David D. Moran 22 January 2018 The fundamental is sequence. Sequence forms the foundation of our existence and of our environment. Sequence is not just one thing, sequence is everything. The fundamental is sequence; and, this brief paper is just the first in a continuing sequence.

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David Moran is an Hydrodynamicist, educated at MIT, Harvard and the U. Iowa. He earned a Ph.D. for his research in wave hydrodynamics in 1971. Dr. Moran has served as Professor at the US Naval Academy, George Washington and West Virginia Universities. His career in public service includes: Research Director, Assistant Technical Director US Naval Ship Research and Development Center; Director David Taylor Institute; Administrator for Nuclear Propulsion Naval Material Command; Director Industrial Advanced Technology Office of Naval Research; President National Technology Transfer Center; President Technology International Partnerships; Chairman Crimson Shamrock; Head Dynamics Branch DTRC.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Jan. 27, 2018 @ 20:24 GMT
I like this paper mostly...

Your central thesis is sound, in my view, and the thesis is well-argued up to a point. But I found the treatment a bit disappointing, since you never talked about how sequences could be used to generate behaviors or might engender complex processes. You could have gone on about how procedural evolution is an outgrowth or example of sequence. You tantalized us about a subject that is quite fecund. It was well set out, as far as you went, but this essay fell far short of the potential in your chosen topic.

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Christophe Tournayre wrote on Jan. 29, 2018 @ 10:58 GMT
Hi, I agree with Jonathan,

Kind regards, Christophe

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Peter Jackson wrote on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 12:13 GMT
David,

I agree that in terms of fundamentality the simplest concepts are the strongest. My effort is called 'Ridiculous Simplicity' but in some ways you've 'out simplified' my own foundation for all that exists; 'relative motion'! Of course that requires the 'sequence of events' made possible by time. So I entirely agree the importance of;

"Time is sequence, stretchable, compressible, spatially commutable, irreversible(?), unstoppable(?), but sequence always. The rule of time is still only vaguely known."

I see you've studied 'waves', as I have. Of all types and including in 3D and as circular oscillations also translating, so with helicity (inc. prev. essays). I then well appreciate;

"the infinite sequence of the Harmonic Series that is foundational to music and wave theory and all of nature."

Mine this year goes on to identify the power of the 'motion' concept when developed as a *sequence* at the next scale up; condensed matter. Ref your;

"Quanta constitute sequence, of a strange form … unpredictable (?)", I model the electron 'wave' as spherical, and find a 'classical' sequence which demystifies 'uncertainty' in QM. So yes, your concept holds well at all scales (and DOES have the potential identified by Jonathan above.)

I do hope you'll read mine to confirm you agree. Yours is very well conceived and written so worth a good score despite the brevity, which I felt kept it's purity.

Very Best

Peter

PS, One minor typo most may not even notice; "ratio of the diameter.. to *diameter*" Interestingly that length of circumference relating to 'latitude' on a sphere has a cos distribution, helping unmask 'QM's' classical sequence.

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Peter Jackson replied on Feb. 25, 2018 @ 17:06 GMT
David,

Shame you haven't engaged in the contest. I find reading (many) others mind opening and educational. It also gets more to read yours. Yours was good and I'm scoring it appropriately which should get it back up where it belongs. Hope you get to mine, with a rather shocking finding, and maybe comment.

Very Best

Peter

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Don Limuti wrote on Feb. 19, 2018 @ 20:29 GMT
Hi David,

I like your essay, and the work you are doing in West Virginia!

Nice Sequence,

Don Limuti

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 08:46 GMT
Dear David

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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