Last minute tweaks

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Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:03 pm

I'm working on the front cover. This is the latest draft which will be published shortly. Any last minute suggestions will be gratefully received. (The quality is much better in PDF, but hopefully, you get the idea.)
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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by HexHammer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 am

Sheesh this really is BAD!

What is the universe made of ..atoms ..and you show the sun .....uhmm ..and you claim to be a peer reviewer?

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by seeds » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 am

uwot wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:03 pm
I'm working on the front cover. This is the latest draft which will be published shortly. Any last minute suggestions will be gratefully received. (The quality is much better in PDF, but hopefully, you get the idea.)
Cheers
Will

http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk
Hi uwot,

In the panel to the right of the red scull and crossbones with the caption "Danger! Philosophy Hazard," the line "...that the universe is made of some stuff..." is written twice in a row.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:04 am

seeds wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 am
Hi uwot,

In the panel to the right of the red scull and crossbones with the caption "Danger! Philosophy Hazard," the line "...that the universe is made of some stuff..." is written twice in a row.
Thanks seeds. Someone else pointed that out, so it's clearly a problem. Is it clearer if I italicise it: "The simplest explanation for all the evidence that suggests that the universe is made of some stuff, is that the universe is made of some stuff"? If not, I will need to rewrite that bit.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:05 am

HexHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 am
Sheesh this really is BAD!

What is the universe made of ..atoms ..and you show the sun .....uhmm ..and you claim to be a peer reviewer?
Oh well; back to the drawing board.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by seeds » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:17 pm

uwot wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:04 am
seeds wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 am
Hi uwot,

In the panel to the right of the red scull and crossbones with the caption "Danger! Philosophy Hazard," the line "...that the universe is made of some stuff..." is written twice in a row.
Thanks seeds. Someone else pointed that out, so it's clearly a problem. Is it clearer if I italicise it: "The simplest explanation for all the evidence that suggests that the universe is made of some stuff, is that the universe is made of some stuff"? If not, I will need to rewrite that bit.
Yes, that now makes your intent much clearer.

Even though I can now see what you were getting at after you pointing it out, for some strange reason it seemed like an error.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by Impenitent » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 am

monads in the ether...

or maybe not

-Imp

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:01 am

seeds wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Yes, that now makes your intent much clearer.
Done. Thanks seeds.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:01 am

Impenitent wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 am
monads in the ether...

or maybe not

-Imp
You could be on to something.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by -1- » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 am

Since you give that much attention to how the world works, maybe you should put in a few words how much the world earns an hour for that work.

Nobody works for free.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 am

Arguing that matter is fundamentally "stuff" is more rational then saying it is space?

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by -1- » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 am
Arguing that matter is fundamentally "stuff" is more rational then saying it is space?
Space is either empty or it has stuff in it. A section of space, at any rate. Or it contains some stuff, along with some emptiness.

Matter always contains stuff.

You can find space that is empty, you can find space that contains stuff, but matter always contains stuff. Matter is never empty.

Call this rational if you can find the rationale for it.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by uwot » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 am
Arguing that matter is fundamentally "stuff" is more rational then saying it is space?
Depends what you mean by 'space'. If you mean that space=void, as in empty space, then you are presented with two possibilities. Either there are voids in which electromagnetic and gravitational fields have no influence, or you have to accept that such fields work by "spooky action at a distance", to quote Einstein.
-1- wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
Space is either empty or it has stuff in it.
Quantum field theories, QED, QCD and Higgs, for example, assume that 'fields' are in some sense 'stuff', and that matter and energy are disturbances in those fields.
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
You can find space that is empty...
Not of EM and gravitational fields, as far as we know.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:32 pm

-1- wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 am
Arguing that matter is fundamentally "stuff" is more rational then saying it is space?
Space is either empty or it has stuff in it. A section of space, at any rate. Or it contains some stuff, along with some emptiness.

Matter always contains stuff.

And what is stuff? At the end of the day it can only be space folding upon itself.

You can find space that is empty, you can find space that contains stuff, but matter always contains stuff. Matter is never empty.

Call this rational if you can find the rationale for it.

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Re: Last minute tweaks

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 pm

uwot wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 am
Arguing that matter is fundamentally "stuff" is more rational then saying it is space?
Depends what you mean by 'space'. If you mean that space=void, as in empty space,
The terms "empty" and "space" also implies that space acts simultaneously as a boundary as empty implies a deficiency. We can observe this in 1 and -1. 1 exists on its own terms, while is strictly a relative deficiency of 1 and not a thing in itself. It can be observed if and only if their is 1.

What we understand of as "empty" is merely a spatial dimension that is deficient of another spatial dimension, with "empty" merely being an observation of the relations between spatial dimensions.



then you are presented with two possibilities. Either there are voids in which electromagnetic and gravitational fields have no influence, or you have to accept that such fields work by "spooky action at a distance", to quote Einstein.

Space is merely "direction" as what we understand of space, through dimensions, breaks down to the direction of space relative to other spatial directions. We can observe this in the linear foundations, or measurements, we use to observe space. Space is the observation of direction as dimension, with extradimensional linear relations being the foundation of much of what we know. However "extra"dimensionality is what defines space as direction.

In a seperate respect, 0d space, is merely an observe of 1d space as we cannot see 0d space for itself. It still maintains a dual nature, through 1d space as

1) the point (1d line between 0d points)

2) and the field (1d line between 0d points as an extension of the very same 0d points acting as a field. Or a 1d line extending into a 0d point ad-infinitum causes the 0d point to act simultaneously as a field considering only the line exists._



-1- wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
Space is either empty or it has stuff in it.
Quantum field theories, QED, QCD and Higgs, for example, assume that 'fields' are in some sense 'stuff', and that matter and energy are disturbances in those fields.

And if there are multiple fields, that relate to eachother, how does their behavior differ than that of particulate?
-1- wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
You can find space that is empty...
Not of EM and gravitational fields, as far as we know.

Space is "being", in simple terms.

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