Authors: Jonathan J. Dickau
Comments: 11 pages. The author plans to present this paper at the 11th Frontiers of Fundamental Physics conference, which is in Paris, France July 6-9, 2010.
At the 10th Frontiers of Fundamental Physics symposium, Gerard 't Hooft stated that, for some of
the advances we hope to see in Physics in the future, there must be a great deal of cooperation
between researchers from different disciplines, as well as mathematicians, programmers, technologists,
and others. Accomplishing this requires a new mindset; however, as so much of our past progress
has come out of a fiercely competitive process - especially since a critical review of our ideas
about reality remains an essential part of making progress and checking our progress. We must also
address the fact that some frameworks appear incompatible, as with relativity and quantum mechanics,
which remain at odds despite years of attempts to find a quantum gravity theory. I explore the idea
that playful exploration, using both left-brained and right-brained approaches to learning, allows
resolution of conflicting ideas by taking advantage of our innate developmental strategies. It may
thus foster the kind of interdisciplinary cooperation we are hoping to see.
Category: Mind Science