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Bestselling science fiction author Neal Stephenson, artist Jayne Tollaksen, and musical physicists Ian Durham, Stephon Alexander & Brendan Foster chat about creativity in physics, novels, art and music, with Zeeya Merali.
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It is somewhat surprising to me that your theory does not include mass-energy equivalence. There is so much evidence that supports the MEE principle that it is difficult for any model to deny MEE.

For example, there is a well-known mass defect the represents of the binding energy of all elements and isotopes above hydrogen. Measurements of mass show this mass defect and the fusion of stars and supernovae as well as the nuclear energy that warms our planet all depend on MEE. I am afraid...


I deny that E=M.

I defined mass. I work with defined properties. Mass is currently officially an undefined property. I have unofficially defined it and put it to use.

"When a ball drops to the floor, isn't that a measure of mass? If you are saying that mass is something in which we must simply believe, I am there as long as you stipulate that action is also something in which you must simply believe. As axioms, their only definitions are with each other or themselves."

I...


Now I am really confused...you say that mass and energy are not equivalent and yet you give a photon mass in order to derive gravity. Any theory that denies MEE is really not tenable.

You go on and on about mass not being defined and yet your theory uses mass all of the time. When a ball drops to the floor, isn't that a measure of mass? If you are saying that mass is something in which we must simply believe, I am there as long as you stipulate that action is also something in which you...

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