Explaining the Cosmos: The Ionian Tradition of Scientific by Daniel W. Graham

By Daniel W. Graham

Publish yr note: First released July seventeenth, 2006
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Explaining the Cosmos is an enormous reinterpretation of Greek medical concept prior to Socrates. targeting the medical culture of philosophy, Daniel Graham argues that Presocratic philosophy isn't really a trifling patchwork of alternative faculties and forms of suggestion. fairly, there's a discernible and unified Ionian culture that dominates Presocratic debates. Graham rejects the typical interpretation of the early Ionians as "material monists" and in addition the view of the later Ionians as desperately attempting to shop clinical philosophy from Parmenides' criticisms.

In Graham's view, Parmenides performs a confident function in shaping the clinical debates of the 5th century BC. for this reason, the background of Presocratic philosophy may be visible no longer as a chain of dialectical mess ups, yet fairly as a chain of theoretical advances that resulted in empirical discoveries. certainly, the Ionian culture might be noticeable because the starting place of the clinical perception of the area that we nonetheless carry this present day.

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By theory, as mentioned, it is no problem at all to circumvent those “Big Bangs” in order to proceed to negative absolute times of our universe: We just have to recall that physics does not strictly follow the conic section of Special Relativity discussed here but it will follow General Relativity in its Quantum Gravity and GUT extension as discussed in the preceding chapter. , all parameters vanishing) is no point on the bent hypersurface of our cosmic hyperboloid: it is not accessible to physics.

They are our (primary) constants of nature. Thus, Einstein’s “World Formula” must read valid for all Casimirs needed. In Quantum Gravity (and in its GUT-extension), this formula is replacing the Lagrange formalism of the “Standard Model”. The advantage is that those Casimirs, in the reaction channel, do allow the calculation of all coupling constants (and form factors) as functions of “Clebsch-Gordon-coefficients“, which in Lagrange models are to be inserted as external inputs. Thus, the predictive power of Quantum Gravity (and its GUT-extension) is much stronger than that of the “Standard Model” – and even mathematically consistent!

Observe that, here again, two separate branches are emerging – in this case not with a gap in time, like in cosmic inflation, but with a gap in space. As, in Quantum Gravity and in its GUT-extension, a particle is described by the same equations a universe is, the above sketch will remind us of a pair creation process in particle physics (with space “running” inside out) or of a pair destruction (with space “running” outside in). This, however, is a rather narrow view of things, deduced from the creation of a fermion pair by some meson.

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