Terry Pratchett: The deeper physics

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Maybe Terry Pratchett came close to to discovering the deeper mechanics beneath QM?!

Terry is author of the ‘Discworld‘ series of humorous fiction books. In one of these, ‘Thief of Time‘, he describes chaos theory, which is personified in a character called Kaos. We  modified this a bit to adapt it to Cordus:

Quantum mechanics is  ‘apparently complicated, apparently patternless behaviour that nevertheless has a simple, deterministic explanation via the cordus conjecture that is a key to new levels of understanding of  fundamental physics’

Terry’s proper quote is shown below:

‘Apparently complicated, apparently patternless behaviour that nevertheless has a simple, deterministic explanation and is a key to new levels of understanding of the multidimensional universe?’ (p358)

Dirk 17 Sept 2011

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  1. #1 by Dirk Pons on August 1, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Here’s another reference to Terry Pratchett’s ‘Thief of Time’, by way of a comment on a New Scientist article on entangled wormholes:

    Tangled Hosepipe Test Of Malignancy
    http://vixra.org/abs/1301.0074
    The image illustrating this article will be instantly recognised by fans of Terry Pratchett as the Hosepipe Test for Malignancy, especially as the same page (in the print version) features a bony white Rat in a superposition of states. But the irony does not stop there: the title of the relevant book is ‘Thief of Time’!

    Coming back to the article and its idea of entangled wormholes, we have (we think) a much better theory for space and time. This accommodates the perspectives of both quantum mechanics and general relativity, and shows how they emerge as approximations of a deeper physics.

    The link to the paper is above, and the explanation in plain English is here https://cordus.wordpress.com/category/time/

    and the Hosepipe Test is here http://www.amazon.com/Thief-Time-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0061031321

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929274.200-wormhole-entanglement-gives-spacetime-the-bends.html

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