**From:** Christian Szegedy (*szegedy@or.uni-bonn.de*)

**Date:** Fri Oct 29 2004 - 05:13:32 MDT

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Marc Geddes wrote:

*>Now in my own theory of FAI (and everything!) I've
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*>taken something like Barbour's idea and generalised it
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*>to a higher level of abstraction. I've then carried
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*>over the same abstract logic to areas of science
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*>outside quantum physics.
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*>
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This statement is already 1000 pts worth according to my

own scoring scheme. ;)

*>My theory is that *exactly the same logic and
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*>mathematics* (suitably generalized) that applied to
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*>Barbours scheme for quntum physics, applies to
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*>everything else in reality.
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Altough Barbour's ideas are already mathematically formulated

for the non-quantum case, he does not pretend to have

an exact theory for the case incorporating quantum-mechanics.

He wrote down his intuition, but he clearly indicates where

the formally justified thinking ends and where the intuitive part

begins. He is quite honest to admit that he is not sure about

the general case which is an open problem.

In fact Barbour's ideas would be rightly stamped foolish had not

he already demonstrated the viability of his approach by

giving a novel description of Einsteins general relativity.

This is his real achievment. Barbour can tell the difference

between mathematically backed part and and speculative part.

Your postings however show a complete lack of differentiation.

You talk about mathematics, where there is none, instead you

bore us with psudo-equations and pontification.

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