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August 24, 2019

CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: What Is Fundamental? by Predrag Bokšić [refresh]
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Author Predrag Bokšić wrote on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 17:23 GMT
Essay Abstract

This article explores the mathematical and the physical limitations in nature, as well as the other circumstances that make us use the word "fundamental".

Author Bio

Predrag Bokšić is a teacher of physics, active in the areas of web services testing, localization, and programming.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Feb. 15, 2018 @ 22:31 GMT
Predrag,

I hope your page isn't a black hole, I posted earlier but checked for a reply, it's disappeared! I wonder if many others have done the same!?

I recall I liked your essay, a good read, well expressed and think it undervalued so a boost will come.

I did derive an exclusion (also Boscovich's) as discrete motion, only one state possible. i.e. 2 rotating particles or gas clouds meeting can't both then 'exist' in different states!

I also agree; "A fundamental visibility cutoff, a quantum-mechanical model ambiguity and complexity have taken their toll."

If you'd like relief from that do check out my essay's 'amazing' finding.

Very best.

Peter

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Author Predrag Bokšić wrote on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 21:02 GMT
We are doomed: Energy is not fundamental

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUn2izowBkw

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Peter Jackson replied on Feb. 24, 2018 @ 14:33 GMT
Predrag,

I don't even know what 'energy' is apart from relative motion! (as my essay)

Or 'matter' for that matter! (as rotational motion in my essay)

Ergo Pauli/Boscovich based 'discretion'.

Hope you get to read my shocking classical QM ontology (carefully!) are enormously impressed, and score it highly of course! No more tolls from weird QM. A 'visibility cut-off' doesn't stop vision!, as Bell implied.

Shame few have read or valued your enough. Scoring it now.

Very best.

Peter

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 08:36 GMT
Dear Predrag

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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