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Geometry has no substance

  1. Sep 30, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    I could understand ST being modeled as some computer program where bodies follow
    some imputed mathematical formula, but how does ST as geometry force physical bodies to follow some path?
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2007 #2
    Well, string theory describes gravity in the IR, so presumably the answer is the same as in GR.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #3
    At least in this address by Einstein in 1920, he was convinced that geometry existed because of substance:
    I wonder if this may be revisited or if it has been discarded for good in modern physics.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2007 #4
    wolram---

    I was confused... Do you mean ST (string theory?) or SR (special relativity) ?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2007 #5

    wolram

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    This is what i meant but was unable to verbalise with so much eloquence, Einstein has
    once again eclipsed what i imagined was an original thought.
     
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