Just in case I haven’t published this little tidbit yet…(UPDATE 3.11.10 – I guess I have).
In an email to a real certified Physicist today, I included the glyph:
…can we profitably think of prime numbers as a metaphor for coexisting yet not interpenetrating physical theories, unified by their common divisor “1”?
The import being that if Quantum Mechanics was like 2 and General Relativity was like 3 then both theories are divisible by 1 (God, Consciousness, Perception, Observation) yet do not interpenetrate. Therefore a new theory of Quantum Gravity would be unnecessary to unify Physics. Physics would be unified in the Unitary dimension of God, Consciousness, Perception, Observation.
(UPDATE 2.5.11) In the Unitary dimension of Number.
(I wrote the following screed a month ago and didn’t publish it. Perhaps I thought it over-the-top, angry, bitter – somehow unworthy of theWheel. And yet, what more appropriate tone can one adopt? This one may come back to bite me, but it’s real today.)
OK. I’m calling bullshit. Physics. “String Theory” Enough is enough.
Calling all string theorists. Do you have any evidence for your theory? Any repeatable testable observations? Anything at all? Looks like religion to me. Fancy math. I can’t do your fancy string theory math – or more to the point, until there is any repeatable testable experimental evidence, I see no point in learning esoteric notations that so far as I can tell refer to nothing. Except maybe tenure.
I am not an illiterate. I can read an orchestral score, but I assure you I would never have bothered to learn without first hearing repeatable testable renditions of scores. Fancy graphics can embody great art and beauty. They can also serve as smoke screens.