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Manny is on page 35 of 371
Time doesn't exist, only instants containing record-like structures. But so far, no details to make these claims interesting.
Jul 14, 2011 01:57PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 290 of 371
Okay, now I get it! As he says, it's sort of an updated mathematical take on Leibnitz's monads... and almost as hard to swallow. But he's ingenious about defending the idea.
Jul 21, 2011 05:51AM
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Manny
Manny is on page 250 of 371
After 250 pages of irrelevant explanations and maddening asides, he suddenly describes the secret of Life, the Universe and Everything in about four more or less incomprehensible paragraphs. Humph. Can we do that again please?
Jul 20, 2011 10:28AM
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Manny
Manny is on page 207 of 371
A quick summary of quantum mechanics. We seem to be approaching the central point of the book...
Jul 19, 2011 01:56PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 185 of 371
He's described an interesting way to pull apart space-time in General Relativity into three-dimensional hypersurfaces, and match up corresponding points to reconstruct a Machian notion of time. Next, he's going to introduce quantum mechanics.
Jul 19, 2011 02:12AM
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Manny
Manny is on page 150 of 371
A quick tour of Special Relativity, now on to General.
Jul 18, 2011 10:19PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 120 of 371
He sketches out a reconstruction of Newtonian dynamics in a purely Machian way, i.e. without any absolute space or time. Now he's going to do the same for General Relativity.
Jul 16, 2011 10:22PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 85 of 371
Things are becoming more concrete: an initial discussion of Mach's Principle in a toy universe with three particles.
Jul 16, 2011 01:18PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 60 of 371
The timeless universe is sort of like a vast pyramid (configuration space) filled with glowing filaments of mist (probability densities, I think). We're promised a mathematical version of this vision in later chapters.
Jul 15, 2011 12:03PM
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