History and Philosophy of Physics

1801 Submissions

[3] viXra:1801.0184 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-17 00:20:54

Fundamentalism as a Metaphysical Concept

Authors: Jose P. Koshy
Comments: 7 Pages. Submitted to FQXi essay contest 2017

Fundamentalism, the belief that there exists some irreducible basic truths in anything connected with nature, has existed for a very long time. But its significance as a distinct metaphysical concept has not been properly analyzed so far. This essay is an attempt to formalize 'a concept of fundamentalism', which can be defined as follows: “Any field of knowledge has some fundamentals, based on which everything in that field can be logically explained, and so by identifying the fundamentals, we can arrive at the truth”. A fundamentalist approach in physics predicts the existence and the attributes of a Theory of Everything.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1801.0098 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-09 01:18:20

The Frog and the Swarm of Bees, Different Views of the Universe

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: Pages.

An extended version of the frog and the swarm of flies. With additional explanation of the analogy, and comparison of superposition from the hive mind to quantum physics theoretical superposition of outcome states. Rather than frog and bird views of the universe as suggested by Max Tegmark, this considers the frog and hive mind of a swarm of super intelligent bees. Arguing that the aggregate view of the hive mind demonstrates the relativity of variables, and that their collective view also represents 'many worlds' of possibility from the point of view of a frog with just a singular viewpoint.This ties together ideas of relativity and QM
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1801.0035 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-03 21:20:08

The Frog and the Swarm of Flies

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 2 Pages.

Rather than frog and bird views of the universe as suggested by Max Tegmark, this considers the frog and hive mind of a swarm of intelligent flies. Arguing that the aggregate view of the hive mind demonstrates the relativity of variables, and that their collective view also represents 'many worlds' of possibility from the point of view of a frog with just a singular viewpoint.This ties together ideas of relativity and QM
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics