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Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Little Deeper Look into the Quantum World

I first read Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid  (GEB) in the early 80's while in college and learning to design microprocessors while co-oping at DEC in Hudson, Mass.  What I most remember about GEB is Kurt Gödel's The Incompleteness Theorem.  

Modern mainstream science is incomplete.  There are many unsolved problems and even the top physicists in the field admit they have serious concerns and there are many unanswered questions.

So, when it fails, The Standard Model, and CERN LHC will prove it fails soon, what's left? What's next? What other theory could possibly work to explain the way Nature truly behaves?

For the answer to that, Sherlock Holmes says:
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? (wikilink)
 What remains is the impossible, and that impossible is just what the main stream tells you:

Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible with  Dr Michio Kaku

He knows there are no limits to stupidity...

Dr Michio Kaku does a very good job of explaining the present state of science and technology and pointing towards a future set of possibilities.  One skilled in the latest of the unified physics can see while Kaku is optimistic about science's abilities, he in no way is aware of the physics and science behind some of future machines, such as anti-gravity and warp drive.  These things require a basic understanding of the fabric of spacetime, and Kaku makes that very clear he is not aware of the immense magnitude of the density of the vacuum energy. And that's OK, as I'm ignorant of much of his String Theory. 

About the best thing we can hope to come out of string theory is some sort of bridge from the old theory to the new.

So, really, what this post is about is, as we know, for the #LHC to examine things at higher and higher resolution requires higher and higher energies, and these higher energies are higher frequencies and shorter wavelengths.  A short wavelength is required to get fine resolution.These high energies tear things apart, protons, etc. 

So, what we are taking about is reductionism - taking the problem apart. Reducing it to smaller "handleable" problems. This approach ignores the whole, the interaction with the environment, and misses the essence of the problem and of life. 
Simply said, by tearing things apart to see what they're made of and what makes them tick misses and destroys the whole. The whole which provides the why, once understood.

This approach of #CERN #LHC has no end.  Just like the Koch zoom in above has no end, there is no limit to the insanity.

The Surfer, OM-IV