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Spring-And-Loop Theory
 


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Chapter 0:

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Chapter 5:

05_01: I would say it was Gene Siskell of Siskell & Ebert, but I'm open to the right answer. Drop me a line if you care enough about such things.

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05_03: This is where I could be giving a shout out to Galileo, probably quoting Wikipedia, if I wasn't already feeling like such a hoser for all the previous Wiki links.

 

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07_01: Best I could do. Greetings, Charlie family.

07_02: Insert pertinent statistics about divorce rates here.

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07_05: Relax. Wiki says "[kemosabe] is sometimes translated as 'trusty scout' or 'faithful friend' in Potawatomi."

07_06: I wouldn't even glance at this page if I were you. Masochists, on the other hand, will also enjoy this "summary" of Yau's "The Shape Of Inner Space".

07_07: I was using literary license, ok? I have no idea if a string's binding energy is weaker than a Golden Gate cable or greater than a googleplex of Golden Gate cables . Sue me.

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07_09: No simple 1 thru 5 numbering of these. Their names are: Type I string theory, Type II string theory, F-theory, Heterotic string and String field theory.

07_10: For those not familiar, 10500 looks like this:
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I think 10500 solutions is my new definition of complexity.

07_11: Coming soon...

07_12: Warning: deep snow ahead... Calabi–Yau manifolds are complex manifolds that are higher-dimensional analogues of K3 surfaces. Where "complex manifolds" are: "In differential geometry, a complex manifold is a manifold with an atlas of charts to the open unit disk in Cn, such that the transition maps are holomorphic. With that sentence linking to seven other pages, etc. Its a deep rabbit hole.

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07_17: Wiki lacks a direct reference to this Teaching Company lecture series but you can at least find its full name, "Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe", on Sean's wiki page.

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08_01: "The recently proposed loop representation is used to quantize linearized general relativity" begins the 1991 paper summarized here.

08_02: "A psychedelic experience is characterized by the striking perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary fetters." [ref]

08_03: My father's favorite mountaineer, Reinhold Messner has done a thing or two. My personal favorite was a dozen pages tucked away in the back of a National Geographic. I forget what year. "First to ascend Everest alone (and without oxygen)" sounds doable if you say it quickly [more]

08_04: A more accurate analogy would be to imagine people at a party. The music is lively and everyone is moving to the music, swinging their arms and filling the dance floor. One couple decides to be different and starts dancing cheek-to-cheek. What happens to the available space on the dance floor? It increases. The couple have increased the density locally, yet thinned the space around them.

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08_06: "The Ring of Truth: An Inquiry into How We Know What We Know" by Philip & Phylis Morrison. I recall purchasing and reading it quite some time ago, but today it is mostly just an interesting book title. Kind of like that book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy", but I digress.

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08_08: Except the subject of this upcoming book.

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08_10: This is covered most effectively by Sean Carroll in "From Eternity To Here", pages 80-81.

08_11: "Galileo's principle of relativity"? I didn't even know such a thing existed. Amazing.

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08_14: "End of proof" in English [more].

 

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09_03: Strangely, concrete vibrators are not mentioned here.

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09_05: "String Theory Demystified" by David McMahon, contains over a thousand formulas. Does that sound like a demystifying book?

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11_06: The closest thing I could get to a dedicated wikipedia page on the Cosmic Coincidence Problem is this inscrutable image.

11_07: The "Cosmic Coincidence Problem" should be called the "our theory doesn't make sense but if we call it a coincidence it won't be so obvious how wrong we are" problem. Ok, it could probably use an acronym for that. I'm thinking I like "Cosmic REBOOT Problem", with a short form of CRaP.

 

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Chapter 17:

17_01: Probably the most misunderstood subject on the face of the Earth, I'd recommend investing two-thirds of an hour watching this:

17_02: A debt is sorely owed here...same era as the big E...no credit given...grrr.

 

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19_03: "From Eternity To Here", the figure on page 57.

 

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