[ExI] QT and SR

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 18:18:54 UTC 2008

On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> :-)   Actually, I think that people have come to avoid that kind of phrase.
> Me still being pretty literal this morning, it's
> not the thinking that's valid or invalid, it's how much criticism
> theories have sustained, and how much stuck. The theory
> of the electron shell is very much still a part of physics so
> far as I know (or modern chemistry, etc.). We believe to
> be so that which has successfully stood up to a lot of criticism
> over time. So the answer is, "yes, electron shells turn out to
> be real", keeping in mind Eternal Truth #2 ("Every statement
> needs to be further modified") and that all conclusions are
> tentative.

I had written:
>> Pretend spacetime were deformed in discrete units such that the
>> new states of gravitation (for example) have effects at distances
>> that would otherwise exceed the transfer of information at lightspeed.

To which Lee replied:
> Blasphemy. If you believe in SR, nothing can exceed the speed
> of light. Ever.  Any way. Inconceivable.

Are these two examples at odds with each other?  Or are you going to
further modify "Ever. Any way. Inconceivable" in light of ongoing
criticism of SR and 'Eternal truth #2'  ?

Continuing my earlier idea of the multiple configurations of space-time:
  Does MWI require that each instance of 'overlapping' (for lack of a
clearer term) worlds must share exactly the same cosmological
constants?  Is it possible that the degree of their overlap is a
function of the similarity of those constants, such that from one
representation of an instant of the universe to another
[representation] there may events that are otherwise inexplicable
because of our old expectation of the instantaneous rules governing
observable phenomenon?  I really wish it were easier to convey complex
ideas, written english is such a narrow bandwidth...  Do you know of
any discussions of this [communication] problem, or proposed

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