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CATEGORY: Is Reality Digital or Analog? Essay Contest (2010-2011) [back]
TOPIC: The Cosmic Code by Gene T. Yerger [refresh]
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Author Gene T. Yerger wrote on Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:02 GMT
Essay Abstract

The classical description of nature is characterized by the notion of continuity. In the search for a digital reality underlying this representation of the physical world it would be advantageous to identify a property of elementary particles such as electrons that would support such a discrete quantum perspective. In my theory, I propose that the inherent angular momentum known as spin that is possessed by all fundamental particles is just such a characteristic. Spin is an intrinsic property of electrons much like mass and charge. Most importantly it is quantized, meaning that when measured, the spin along any direction can only take a number of discrete values. In the case of the electron, the spin can take on only two orientations: either parallel to the direction in which it is being measured (spin up) or anti-parallel to the direction it is being measured (spin down.) I will argue that this two valued degree of freedom constitutes a part of a cosmic code that serves to support an electron’s internal periodic mechanism – the electron clock - that is responsible for the actualization of the reality of the particle itself.

Author Bio

The author received his undergraduate degrees in business administration and politics from Ursinus College, a small highly regarded liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia. He is the author of the book The Meaning of Time – A Theory of Nothing. The book represents his vision of how general relativity and quantum theory might be combined in a unified theoretical framework.

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Alan Lowey wrote on Feb. 10, 2011 @ 15:17 GMT
Hi Gene and thank you for your essay. Have you ever considered the imagery of the fundamental particle being analogous to an Archimedes screw? This has both particle and wave properties, does it not? What do you think to this visualisation of an electron or photon?

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Author Gene T. Yerger replied on Feb. 11, 2011 @ 16:25 GMT
Alan,

Thank you for your consideration of my essay and your comment.

Although my theory is silent on this issue, I believe your idea would be analogous to the photon as it implies continuity, motion in space (not in time) and a normal sense of causation - all characteristics I would associate with the photon.

In my theory of the electron, however, a positive energy wave intrinsic to the electron moving forward in time (not space) interacts with negative energy waves intrinsic to the electron moving backward in time at what I call the temporal event horizon. The temporal event horizon is a boundary condition representing the nominal extent of the electron and its notion of the present moment (its reality).

This constant ad infinitum sequential interaction - the Zitterbewegung - of forward in time/backward in time waves leads to a discrete rather than continuous reality at the quantum realm - time rather than space is quantized. It is in effect a process of retrocausation whereby the future interacts with the past and thereby creates the electron's reality.

I hope this is helpful.

Best Regards

Gene

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Alan Lowey replied on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 14:33 GMT
I appreciate your reply Gene, but I'm thinking about very basic concepts whilst considering this mechanical model of the graviton being an Archimedes screw. A rotational energy is transformed into a force of attraction. Think about it. If Newton or one of his contemporaries had suggested this, we would never have had Einstein talking about a 'fabric' of spacetime continuum! Best wishes, Alan

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basudeba wrote on Mar. 4, 2011 @ 01:19 GMT
Dear Sir,

We had gone through your excellent analysis that exhibits your intellectual acumen. In addition to the deficiencies of the Schrödinger equation, we will like to add the following.



It is said that quantum mechanical systems are completely described by its wave function? From this it would appear that quantum mechanics is fundamentally about the behavior of...

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Author Gene T. Yerger replied on Mar. 7, 2011 @ 14:36 GMT
Basudeba,



Thank you for your insightful comment.

I agree with your assessment of Schrödinger’s position. His objection to quantum theory had its genesis in the Copenhagen interpretation. Although he was involved in the group that originally formulated the Copenhagen interpretation, this was a very personal issue for Schrödinger, because it directly involved the...

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basudeba replied on Mar. 13, 2011 @ 07:37 GMT
Dear Sir,

We believe that the validity of a physical statement rests on its correspondence to reality. If the theory can explain a physical phenomenon correctly and completely, then it must be valid. This requires perception of the phenomenon and communication of this perception. As we have shown in our Essay, the content of perception is “ ‘this’ is like ‘that’ ”- i.e.,...

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Peter Jackson wrote on Mar. 5, 2011 @ 17:13 GMT
Gene

Just read your essay and found it highly logical and pertinent. I agree fully with causality, though my own approach uses logic in a more macro sense. It did however occur to me towards the end that your mechanistic theory was essential to create the logical 'landscape' I've derived with a model of discrete fields, with domains from a single electron (photo-electron cloud propagation when accelerated) to the macro, inertial frames.

I identified the importance of 'spin' in last years essay, which languished, but now have a full and fundamental conceptual theory explaining SR and GR with a quantum mechanism, effectively of wave particle interaction. Causality is completed by avoiding Bells inequality to give Local Reality. The consequences really are very fundamental and far reaching.

I do hope you can read, comment and vote on my essay, but if you do don't try to 'skim' over it as complex dynamic conceptual visualisation is needed.

Best wishes

Peter

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Donatello Dolce wrote on Mar. 11, 2011 @ 06:33 GMT
Dear Gene,

I would like to bring your attention to my essay Clockwork Quantum Universe. I propose a model similar to Zitterbewegung but based on the de Broglie hypothesis of intrinsic periodicitties. You will find interesting overlaps with you idea.

Best regards,

Donatello

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