History and Philosophy of Physics

1703 Submissions

[6] viXra:1703.0103 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-11 09:24:50

Some Remarks about Mathematical Structures in Science, Operator Version of General Laplace Principle of Equal Ignorance (GLPEI), Symmetry and too much Symmetry

Authors: Jerzy Hanckowiak
Comments: 17 Pages.

It is suggested that the same form of equations in classical and quantum physics allow to elaborate the same algorithms to find their solutions if the free Fock space (FFS) is used. “The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics” is addressed on the example of the causality principle, (Sec.2). Notes on the role of the fields and their sources, and disposal of the excess of information are set out in Secs 3 and 5. Possible obstacles in constructing quantum gravity are discussed and remedies are proposed in Secs 4, 5 and 6. A connection of symmetries with the Laplace principle of equal ignorance (LPEI) and its operator generalization are considered in Sec.7. The classical and quantum vacuums related to isolation of a system are suggested, (Sec.8)
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[5] viXra:1703.0031 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-03 19:31:46

Aims and Intention from Mindful Mathematics: The Encompassing Physicality of Geometric Clifford Algebra

Authors: Peter Cameron, Michaele Suisse
Comments: 8 Pages.

The emergence of sentience in the physical world - the ability to sense, feel, and respond - is central to questions surrounding the mind-body problem. Cloaked in the modern mystery of the wavefunction and its many interpretations, the search for a solid fundamental foundation to which one might anchor a model trails back into antiquity. Given the rather astounding presumption that abstractions of the mathematician might somehow inform this quest, we examine the role of geometric algebra of 3D space and 4D spacetime in establishing the foundation needed to resolve contentions of quantum interpretations. The resulting geometric wavefunction permits gut-level intuitive visualization, clarifies confusion regarding observables and observers, and provides the solid quantum foundation essential for attempts to address emergence of the phenomenon of sentience.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[4] viXra:1703.0030 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-03 23:56:04

Examining the Light Clock Argument, Clocks on Planes, Wavelength and Doppler Shift, in Relation to Object and Image Reality

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 8 Pages.

Re-examination of the light clock argument using the idea that for a particular observed phenomenon or object the same physics must be occurring in foundational reality that is the source for the different observations made. I.e. There is the same underlying reality. To correctly extend relativity to light, electricity and magnetism, the concept must be held that those phenomena are, in foundational Object reality, unaffected by alteration of observer viewpoint, and relative motion. Rather than considering events to be happening in space time the reexamination happens using the understanding that the uni-temporal source reality is not seen but it is products of electromagnetic information receipt and processing that are seen.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[3] viXra:1703.0028 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-04 05:00:07

Quantum Gravity and Consciousness, the Most Fundamental Physical Unknowns

Authors: Janko Kokosar
Comments: 4 Pages.

This paper was sent to the futuristic Physics Today contest: Physics in 2116. It suggests which theory developments and experiments to do, that we will come closer to explanations of quantum gravity and consciousness. This is partially physics, partially futuristics, and partially science fiction.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1703.0016 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-02 09:00:46

Consciousness Bootstrapped

Authors: Philip E. Gibbs
Comments: 9 Pages.

Starting from just the logical possibility of self-aware experience as an information process, consciousness can be bootstrapped into existence with a minimum number of random events capable of happening by chance in a landscape of cosmologies. This essay follows the passage of emergence through logic, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and psychology as a high level overview bringing together the authors ideas previously explored in earlier FQXi essays.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1703.0006 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-01 09:06:47

The Drunken Walk Towards a Goal

Authors: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Comments: 10 Pages.

This essay begins by endeavouring to ask the question "How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intentions" but quickly runs into difficulties with the question itself (not least that there is an implication that there is no current mathematical law that may be considered to be "mindful"), which requires some in-depth exploration. I then explore what constitutes "Creative Intelligence" - coming to a surprising conclusion that concurs with Maharish Mahesh Yogi's definition.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics