Posted: Dec 14, 2011 9:47 pm
by Sovereign
OnCue wrote:
twistor59 wrote:As I said above, highly speculative, tentative and unsupported by experiment at this stage....

I understand the need for empirical conformation. However, maybe we already have it and are just looking at things the wrong way. e.g. particle wave duality... :whine:


I have my thoughts on it but I'm no physicist but I think the data shows evidence for both a smooth and discrete universe, as you stated, how you look at it. For instance, those 2 photons at different energies from the same source several billion light years away that hit the Fermi satellite at the same time points t a smooth universe. Other observations point to a discrete universe. I posed a thought question to a physics friend of mine which was, "What if the universe is at least both smooth and discrete like a photon is both a wave and a particle?" I see I'm not the only one who's thought of that :grin: . I think there's an underlying reality that we need to tease out before we can truly answer the question of smallest volume, if it exists o doesn't.