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I Philosophy of Science and Symmetry Question

  1. Jan 16, 2017 #1
    (i am new and posted this in a Discussion area, it probably belongs here as I noticed marcus posts here. moderators, please delete the other message. my apologies)

    I am working on a contest question:

    n a causally connected universe how can one break symmetry if one assumes symmetry at one time was unbroken?

    The only way I can get an answer jives with Eric Weinstein's methods using fluid dynamics that involve supersymmetric 42-dimensional extensions of Renate Loll's work mixed with some M-Theory ideas that my uncle discussed with Dr. Sylvester J. Gates who runs the Terrapin UofM String Theory group, he of the Peacock Adinkra, which first showed the topology underlying string theory in a way that mapped to the best internal research of the simulation scientists at the gaming companies.

    Now that way seems really complicated, when one could derive the same thing geometrically with a curved coordinate tetrahedral coordinate system instead of the more common Cartesian system. Also, if one uses straight lines in a curved but consistently curved universe that is hyperbolic, one gets discrete jumps from negative one to positive one at the crossings of the arbitrary straight (aka imaginary in a curved universe) lines which define the limits of knowledge in that straight system. That's why the physicists in software in the gaming engine industry use curved logarithmic coordinate systems, so you can't be doing that in theoretical physics... unless none of you have been following up Einstein's work carefully while also following the advances in superconductor and semiconductor materials science. But surely some of the theoreticians are also playing around in the labs with the experimentalists, aren't they? So I ask myself...

    But I'm just a kid with smart relatives, so i may be missing something.

    I was told I should talk to Marcus here as he's the really smart one John Baez likes to read...
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  3. Jan 16, 2017 #2


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    Marcus passed away last year, a terrible loss for all of us. He was a truly exceptional person, he is missed, he taught me so much.
  4. Jan 18, 2017 #3
    So sorry to hear... i wanted to meet him in person some day.

    My uncle the famous trader said he helped him learn the key to a solution to Navier-Stokes extended to general relativity but the only one who would look at it was John Baez and Sylvester J. Gates of UofM String Theory. My uncle disappeared shortly thereafter so none of us know if his solution works yet... but we all have a renewed interest in maths and experimental physics in the Redstone-Swift family.

    As much as anyone, Curtis said Marcus helped.
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