Hi Patrice,

I am afraid I tend tο be one of those that follow the dictum “Leave well alone and hope for the best.” However, I am convinced that any physical theory that involves infinity is wrong and i really dislike renormalising by cancelling out infinities because you can’t prove the two infinities are equivalent.

All is well here, and I hope it is with you as well. Have a pleasant Easter.

Ian

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]]>In Quantum Field Theory, infinity is in the form called “potential infinity”, the weakest form of “infinity”, literally something which does not end, as far as we know, so it’s OK. Turns out that infinity-QFT MODIFIES the basic inputs, such as mass, or charge, they become abnormal, from matter-antimatter, violation of mass-energy fluctuations in the small, so they get RE-NORMALIZED.

This used to upset me, until I understood what is going on: it is not upsetting.

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]]>Concentrating on problems which may be solved in Ultra Finite math (I added an explanation in the notes at the end of the essay). It would make math more useful.

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]]>OK, I read the articles. Thanks. I knew of Friedman. His adviser, Putnam was also famous. One could say that his “Emulation Theory” is the opposite of what I am doing.

There is an agenda for him, one for me: he tries to make relevant 150 years of infinity craze. I try, instead, to wipe it out, so mathematicians could concentrate on useful math (that’s a lot of math, including all differential equation theory, geometry, topology, etc.)

The fifth force? The only seriously 5th force proposed has been MOND, and now I view that ugly, ad hoc theory as demolished

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/dark-matter-emergence-if-so-is-a-new-quantum-revolution-at-hand/

The French “Microscope” experiment was the torsion balance writ large.

Cantor became mad. Need I say more? I studied the infinity stuff for decades, in the same mood as Friedman… Before realizing my mistake… Suddenly I realized the most basic proofs of math had logical gaps, trying to prove what they had assumed to start with… But then, when confronting mathematicians it’s often like visiting cardinals in 1600 CE, and telling them god is all in their heads… 😉

]]>Glad you like it. That every theory is “incomplete” has a very precise meaning in Godel case, and a meaning that rests on infinity. In a trivial way, every theory, in the sense of every 2nd order logic, being limited in its universe, is incomplete… The man in the street doesn’t need to no more than that. Decades ago, I was discussing the subject with top notch mathematician friend of mine, and we stumbled on the fact that the “Godel numbers” are NOT constructible.

The average research mathematician doesn’t give a hoot about incompleteness. My guess is that most of them don’t know the Godel proof(s). Nor does it matter from what I said. Actually some of professional math friends, after talking to me checked that their math didn’t depend upon infinity. BTW, as I said, Category Theory eschews the problem of infinity (under the rug!)

My beef with physics is that THERE, in Quantum Field Theory, computations are pushed to infinity, raw and direct.

I don’t believe in “paranormal”, UFO, and winged horses carrying Muhammad to bother the Jews in Jerusalem… BUT, I do believe evolution is intelligent, and can see how it works, and that’s plenty enough to have many conventional people suspecting me of weirdness, so I am fully satisfied…

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]]>I did not receive any answer or reply from you other than the one that you just made about two minutes ago.

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]]>Hi SoundEagle! I thought I had answered you, but something went wrong, I just discovered. And happy new year to you too, and thanks for the appreciation and for pointing out the typo (which I removed). I am unaware of all these articles. I will look at them ASAP. (I tend to be severely busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Keep them coming. Except whe there are multiple links, your comments should appear immediately!

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