[ExI] frame dragging confirmed, so what of QT?

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 19 10:36:16 UTC 2011

----- Original Message ----
> From: Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
> To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Sent: Fri, June 17, 2011 12:36:36 PM
> Subject: [ExI] frame dragging confirmed, so what of QT?
> "Gravity Probe B Project Confirms Einstein Space-Time Ideas"
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/science/space/05gravity.html>
> but doesn't this imply that QT is *less* secure, since GR and QT are 
>incommensurable if not incompatible?

QT and GR are descriptions of the universe at scales that differ by more than 40 
orders of magnitude. Both are accurate descriptions of reality in their 
respective domains of validity but neither are isomorphic to reality per se. To 
demonstrate an analogous situation, examine the following picture:


What is depicted? Einstein might say it is a picture of Steve Jobs. Schrodinger 
might say it was a picture of a collection of Apple products. The descriptions 
contradict, but both are accurate.

Stuart LaForge 

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things bought 
and sold are legislators." - P. J. O'Rourke 

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