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Thursday, October 8th, 2015I don’t fully understand the specifics of string theory, I’ll admit.

However.

I do believe that our current understanding of physics (and our near-term potential understanding of physics) is strongly limited by our perceptions,

and therefore by how we build our instruments.

I’m having a difficult time articulating this, but I can see it.

Imagine an infinity mirror

where each reflection is altered by one item

or degree

until at some point, instead of seeing yourself, you’re seeing William Randolph Hearst, or a cat, or nothing, or a star.

Each reflection changing incrementally.

Now, take that example

(it’s a 1-dimensional example)

Take that 1-D example

and make it 3-D

so that there’s a reflection continuously in every direction

and each one is incrementally different

in spheres, or shells.

Now imagine that each reflection represents a unique state of the universe at a particular point in time.

And imagine an infinite volume, wherein every place you stand is a slightly different state of the current universe.

The farther you go from where you are, the more different the universe is.

You have a hyper-time-space.

(This is not exactly on topic

I realize)

But you, the person *Tim*, exist in a fuzzy cloud in this hyper-time-space.

There’s a finite volume of hyper-time-space in which *Tim* exists

and it’s fuzzy at the edges

because at a certain point, you’re no longer *Tim*

you’re someone else, or nothing.

(well, something like that)

Parallel universes, essentially

in a hyper-universe

which in turn is part of it’s own hyper-hyper-universe

all the way up to infinity

all the way down to infinity

all the way left to infinity

all the way right to infinity.

Now.

Take that concept.

You see patterns repeating in nature

all kinds of patterns.

Slight variations, each in their own domains.

There’s physics: it describes physical things.

There’s physics’ (prime), that describes the physics of the hyper-time-space

and physics” and so on.

I do not think that physics is the only set of universal laws.

It’s the only set that describes physical things, yes

but I think there are analogs to physics.

Different branches on the fractal

that describe things that are not physically measurable

not physically observable.

We have loaded words to point to these things, but I don’t like them

so I won’t use them.

But, for example

Every mass has a gravitational field.

Every molecule has an electromagnetic field.

The equations describing these things are essentially the same

different physics sub-branches on the fractal.

Now image a thing that is unquestionably alive

a plant

a dog

and imagine they have a (for lack of official terminology) *life field*

analogous to electromagnetic fields

that have similar equations (if you had an analog to math to describe them).

So the *life field* is to the electromagnetic field as the other-but-not-physics is to physics

and that’s one example.

And so my point is

that string theory, or any other grand unifying theory, is great and wonderful and helpful, but at the same time only addressing a finite aspect of the infinite universe.