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TOPIC: Quantum mechanics and the flow of time by carl sebastian andersson [refresh]
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Author carl sebastian wrote on Apr. 22, 2020 @ 20:19 GMT
Essay Abstract

By rethinking time we will be able to make sense of quantum mechanics and maybe get an idea of whats happening fundamentally. We can also get a better idea of what free will could be assuming it even exist.

Author Bio

I have a bachelor degree in mathematics http://lup.lub.lu.se/lupStat/record/8904338 I want to know the true nature of reality and because of this i keep up with the development in physics, new theories, discoveries, etc.

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David Brown wrote on Apr. 23, 2020 @ 12:45 GMT
"... how do we know General Relativity is correct, so far it has agreed with experiments except that on very large scales there are deviations." The preceding statement agrees with the conventional wisdom, but is the conventional wisdom correct? I say that Milgrom is the Kepler of contemporary cosmology, but Milgrom thinks that I am a crackpot — why is that? I say that the Gravity Probe B science team failed to understand the data from their own experiment. According to the Gravity Probe B science team, the 4 ultra-precise gyroscopes malfunctioned but allowed the team to salvage an empirical verification of general relativity theory.

"Gravity Probe B: Final Results of a Space Experiment to Test General Relativity" by C. W. F. Everitt, et al., 2012, arXiv

I conjecture that the 4 ultra-precise gyroscopes worked correctly and provided an empirical verification of dark-matter-compensation-constant = (3.9±.5) * 10^–5 .

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Author carl sebastian replied on Apr. 23, 2020 @ 13:42 GMT
I think we should do a second experiment.

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Irek Defee replied on Apr. 25, 2020 @ 12:42 GMT
Dear Carl,

You write: Everything we know in physics is fundamentally time-symmetrical...

It is not so, please search 'CPT symmetry' as there is only CPT symmetry invariance.

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Author carl sebastian replied on Apr. 25, 2020 @ 20:01 GMT
Yes it's technically "CPT symmetric".

I kept my text simple to cater to a wider audience.

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on May. 1, 2020 @ 11:49 GMT
Dear Carl Sebastian Andersson,

You pose very important questions to which fundamental science today has no answer. Basic science is undergoing a crisis of understanding, crisis of interpretation and representation, “loss of certainty” (Morris Kline, “Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty,”) and “trouble with physics” (Lee Smolin, “Trouble with Physics”). By the way, the...

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John Joseph Vastola wrote on May. 6, 2020 @ 18:06 GMT
Nice essay! It's possible that time is fundamentally discrete somehow, and that it only 'looks' continuous to us, like you say. It's hard to imagine how to test a claim like this, though.

You may already know, but in the Everettian ('many worlds') interpretation, the universe evolves in a time-symmetric way because wave functions don't collapse. Instead, the wave function of the universe evolves smoothly in time according to the Schrodinger equation, whose dynamics are time reversible (in a certain technical sense). We only perceive wave function collapse. Of course, who knows if the Everettian interpretation is right?

Lots of big questions...do you think we will ever find answers?

John

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Author carl sebastian replied on May. 11, 2020 @ 10:16 GMT
I think we will figure it out eventually.

There are multiple ways to explain quantum entanglement

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wormh
oles-quantum-entanglement-link/

My only objection to the wormhole explanation is that it seems unnecessary since quantum entanglement doesn't allow for faster than light communication and that there are other explanations.

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sherman loran jenkins wrote on May. 14, 2020 @ 22:02 GMT
Carl:

A new era dawns.  Old questions become quaint and historical.  Is the whole community ready?  Or is physical reality too dangerous for our collective understanding at this time? 

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Ilgaitis Prusis wrote on May. 16, 2020 @ 09:31 GMT
Dear Carl,

Real randomness does not exist. Shnoll experiments have shown that absolutely all processes are affected by gravity. Including random numbers generated by the computer. More in: Gravity Interaction With Forcefields http://viXra.org/abs/2004.0564

No cosmological constant or dark energy is required. Accelerated expansion of the Universe is caused by the gravity of the Universe. Gravity has a dual action: the mutual attraction of masses and the accelerated expansion of empty space. More in: Universe Self Inflation without Dark Energy. http://viXra.org/abs/1806.0262.

About Time.

Time itself does not exist. There are only motions. The time is handy way to compare motions. Universal time (expansion rate of Universe) is irreversible. Local movements can be reversible, i.e., the local time can be reversible. More in: About Arrow of Time. http://viXra.org/abs/1902.0495.

About quantum entanglement.

The action at a distance is apparent. Entangled particles are close together in common force field (electric, magnetic space) and in the same time they may be far away in gravity field (gravity space). More in: Quantum Entanglement and Multispace Conception. http://viXra.org/abs/1810.0387.

Best regards

Ilgaitis

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Peter Jackson wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 10:28 GMT
Dear Carl,

I think you hit the key points bang on, so short is then very sweet. I also agree fundamental 'time' in discrete 'periods', indeed suggest a single rotation of the smallest 'quanta', maybe even at Wolframs 10^-93.

On randomness; Do you think if we travel the universe we'll meet bodies equally rotating clockwise (+) and anti..(-)? I've found maybe even that isn't random! But for 'uncertainty' what if you find and 'measure' one precisely at it's equator and have to decide + or -? OR; have to decide 'left/right?' when touching at a pole? (I find those questions important in both uncertainty and so called 'wave function collapse').

I think you ask all the right questions, and despite our focus on JUST interactions that the NATURE of reality is knowable and will advance understanding.

Very well done, and wholly undervalued so far. I won't make that mistake.

I hope you get to mine and give considered comment.

Very Best

Peter

PS; I just done trips inc. a a circumnav with an atomic oscillator, which has confirmed a hypothesis about 'time'. Do YOU have any ideas why accelerating one East has the opposite effect to heading West!? I now have!

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Peter Jackson replied on May. 18, 2020 @ 10:33 GMT
Carl, PPS,

You asked of QM; "Surely someone some(where) will have guessed what the correct interpretation is.". I suggest a logically consistent mechanistic sequence allows that, and identify one. Do comment on it.

Peter

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Author carl sebastian replied on May. 22, 2020 @ 17:08 GMT
The wolfram physics idea(s) falls into the superdeterminism category and if any of t their (deterministic) theories turns out to be right that would falsify my idea.

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Pavel Vadimovich Poluian wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 20:12 GMT
Dear Carl Sebastian Andersson!

I read your essay with interest, because my essay also talks about time.

You correctly posed the dilemma of unpredictability and randomness. But one remark must be added. In our opinion, the essence of the issue is more complicated. Еven the events of the past retain their uncertainty - according to the Heisenberg uncertainty relation. That is, not only the FUTURE is uncertain, but even the PAST (at least for microparticles). 

Perhaps you are right: the collapse of the wave function in some way determines the direction of time. You are probably right.)))

As for dark matter ... I think this is a field of hypothetical search. I wrote a book about DM. book: "The Death of Dark Matter: Philosophical Principles in Physical Cognition." I write there that non-baryonic dark matter is the "idol of the scientific subconscious" (You can download the file at Internet)

Since I found a similarity between our approaches, I decided to give you a positively rating. I hope that you will also read my essay.

New ontology: algorithmic laws and the flow of time by Pavel Vadimovich Poluian

https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3509

I wish you the realization of your bold ideas and projects.

Yours sincerely -

Paul Poluian,

Siberian Federal University

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