Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Add just a *little* (very important) weirdness, get solutions?

And another very interesting article in Ars today, on a possible new approach to a Theory of Everything. For the most part it goes way too far over my head, but the high concept seems to be that, if you tweak one fundamental assumption of physics, you seem to wind up with a universe that looks very much like ours. The high concept seems to be that time and space have to be considered more separately than usual, and you can treat space as the same in all directions, but *not* time.

I'm intrigued and curious, but have only the slightest idea of what they're talking about. (My math isn't nearly up to physics at this level, not to mention that reading the underlying papers appears to cost Real Money.) Hopefully, if this has any legs at all, someone will come up with a better layman's summary of the concrete implications of the idea...
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