M Theory Lesson 34

What is a Machian principle for inertia in a quantum world? Inertia is a property of moving bodies in a classical reality, but this reality must emerge from quantumness at all scales. Once we understand such a reality, inertia is more fundamental than mass or distance or time, because it is a statement that the dynamics of any given body should be related to those of all others.

In M Theory, the classical reality is built with levels of quantumness. That the levels themselves are quantized is clear by looking at the world: the atoms and molecules, the planets and solar systems, the galaxies and clusters. The lowest interesting level describes the observed particle spectrum of light particles. This level is a universal manifestation of the prime number 3. Matti Pitkanen has described such a reality in detail. There is no vacuum concept but nothingness itself, as Schwinger described it, and this primitive generator of the Number Theory Universe is also everything.

Louise Riofrio, who is speaking at Imperial College today, has amounted a large body of evidence in support of a Machian cosmology.

As Schrodinger said in the 1944 book What is Life?
“From the early great Upanishads the recognition ahtman=brahman … was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world.”

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    Matti Pitkanen said,

    Dear Kea,

    thank you for an inspiration to clarify to myself the relationhip between Machian Principle and TGD.


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