Thursday, August 16, 2012

Quantum behavior vs. the Cellular Automaton determinism

In the article " ’t Hooft on Cellular Automata and String Theory (",  it wrote, "Gerard ’t Hooft in recent years has been pursuing some idiosyncratic ideas about quantum mechanics; ...
His latest version is last month’s Discreteness and Determinism in Superstrings, which starts with cellular automata in 1+1 dimensions and somehow gets a quantized superstring out of it.  
Personally, I find it difficult to get at all interested in this.  ...
Looking at the results he has, there’s very little of modern physics there, including pretty much none of the standard model (which ’t Hooft himself had a crucial role in developing).  ...
Basing everything on cellular automata seems to me extremely unpromising: you’re throwing out deep and powerful structures for something very simple and easy to understand, but with little inherent explanatory power. That’s my take on this, ..."

Seemingly, the key objection of the author is his belief that the quantum behavior is not compatible with the Cellular Automata determinism while the fact that ’t Hooft’s inability to make contact with the known physics (mainly the Standard Model) played only a small part in forming his opinion.

In fact, many attributes of any quantum particle are following exact determinism. Regardless of the complexity of the proton’s internal structure (with zillions gluons, quarks and anti-quarks dancing randomly), the final outcome cannot go beyond the simple (u, u, d). With all those great quantum mystic power, no proton can acquire a different mass or different electric charge or spin. With all those great mystic quantum dancing powers, the determinism is the Supreme boss. There are exactly three quark colors, not three + uncertainty. There are exactly three generations, not three + uncertainty. The quantum mystic dancing power is just a small child of the Supreme Daddy of determinism.

The most important determined attribute for both proton and neutron is that they both are Turing computers, and this fact is described in detail in the article “The Rise of Biological Life ( )” which was written in 1993.

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