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Feb14-12, 09:34 AM
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It's standard. All the different quantum gravity approaches have gravitons at low energy. The differences are in whether at high energy they still exist in a similar form or whether something completely different like strings are needed.
I agree. A perturbative approach is useful (even essential) for calculation at low energy. Loop, for instance "has gravitons" when one is explicitly studying low density, nearly flat, geometries. Low energy=low curvature, so that kind of approximation works.

I don't take issue with that. It's not a good way to picture reality when you are thinking about big bang cosmology. I take issue with someone calling the flat picture the real "territory" and the GR picture a mere "map".