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CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: Connections and Transformations by Edward Kneller [refresh]
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Author Edward Kneller wrote on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 20:31 GMT
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Ordinary matter does something fundamental in the universe: it connects and transforms to create a progression of integrated processes, starting with quarks and electrons, and proceeding through chemical elements, molecules, living organisms, and social groups. These diverse entities share the common properties of linked electromagnetic processes, and a precise control of electromagnetic bonds and radiation.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 10, 2018 @ 02:37 GMT
Hi Edward Kneller

You correctly concluded... "These diverse entities share the common properties of linked electromagnetic processes, and a precise control of electromagnetic bonds and radiation. ".... By the way....

Here in my essay energy to mass conversion is proposed...……..….. yours is very nice essay best wishes …. I highly appreciate hope your essay and hope for...

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 07:02 GMT
Dear Edward

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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Juan Ramón González Álvarez wrote on Feb. 24, 2018 @ 04:06 GMT
Fundamental is not a synonym for unique. So the claim "no one thing is fundamental" is not correct.

The substrate of the universe is not currently best described by quantum field theory and the standard model. As a first limitation QFT and the standard model don't describe gravitation. As a second limitation they cannot fully describe relativistic bound states. There are more...

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