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David Brown

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In a review of NKS, the Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg admitted that Stephen Wolfram is a genius but expressed doubts as to the true value of the physical hypotheses expressed in NKS. How can we get some predictions from NKS physics?
In “The Meaning of Relativity,” Princeton U. Press, 1956, pages 83-84, Einstein generalized Poisson’s equation to get his generalized relativistic field equations. Using geometric tensor analysis, Einstein considered tensors of the form Term1 + a(Term2), where a is some constant. In order to guarantee that the covariant geometric tensor’s divergence should vanish identically, Einstein determined that the constant a should have the value -1/2. If the constant a did not have that precise value, then there would be some horrible mathematical mess. For the law of the gravitational field, Einstein derived an equation of the form Term1 – ½ Term2 = Term3, where the terms represent the geometric and energy tensors.
Edward Fredkin suggested that Fredkin-Wolfram conglomerate does not fundamentally obey Einstein’s hypotheses concerning inertia. What might follow from Fredkin’s thinking on his Finite Nature Hypothesis?
(1) For both matter and antimatter, there is an equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass relative to an observable universe.
(2) An informational antigraviton possesses zero inertial mass-energy and negative mass-energy relative to an observable universe.
(3) An informational antielectromagneton possesses zero inertial mass-energy and positive gravitational mass-energy relative to an observable universe.
Does this last hypothesis suggest that the horrible mathematical mess that Einstein avoided by taking the constant a = -1/2 actually does occur? Consider the following hypothesis:
Weird Gravity Hypothesis: In all of Einstein’s general relativistic predictions, the factor ½ needs to be replaced by the factor 1/(2 - f(div)), where f(div) is some extremely small positive constant. Here the factor 1/2 refers to the standard form of Einstein's field equations. In other words, the solar deflection of a light ray should be slightly greater than Einstein predicted, and so on for his other predictions.
(4) Dark matter is the gravitational effect of the failure of Einstein's equivalence principle for virtual mass-energy.

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