Re: Ripple

Posted by Robert C. Cohen on April 29, 1998 at 09:16:39:

In Reply to: Ripple posted by Andy on February 14, 1998 at 08:06:56:

Hi Andy,

You rock. You still rock. You always rock.

So anyway speaking of rocking the boat, your move

immediately reminded me of a new physics theory

I heard about.

Bear with me because this is going to be very

loose and I may not get the exact wordings right

but I'll get an approximation of the idea across.

The guy is John G. Cramer and his idea as I understand

it goes something like this:

There is a mathematical formula in quantum physics

and part of the formula implies information moving backwards through

time. This aspect of the formula has always been

considered just a fluke to be ignored but it must

be kept in because

this part of the formula is necessary to make the

formula balance out and work.

Cramer has suggested if you take the implication

seriously all the quantum weirdness (simultaneous

dead and alive cats, etc.) disappears.

I will link Cramer's web site below because you

shouldn't take my laymen's description to literally.

However, I think

it is valuable to know that continuously the world

of science is discovering that it is the same world

as the world of spirituality.

John G. Cramer is also a great science (and science

fiction writer) and he can make complicated ideas

understandable. See the link to his articles in

Analog magazine.

DEEPER: quotes from John's technical web page

(http://mist.npl.washington.edu:80/npl/int_rep/tiqm/TI_toc.html)

"The basic element of the transactional

interpretation (TI)is an emitter-absorber

transaction

through the exchange of advanced and retarded

waves,

as first described by Wheeler and Feynman

(1945, 1949) [see also (Feynman, 1967b)].

Advanced waves are solutions of the

electromagnetic

wave equation and other similar wave equations

which contain only the second time derivative.

Advanced waves have characteristic eigenvalues

of negative energy and frequency, and they

propagate in the negative time direction."

"We will find that the TI, which is objective

and explicitly nonlocal... provides a

description of the state vector as an

actual wave physically present in real

space."

Best Robert

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