On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:06:49 AM UTC-7, Jim Burns wrote: > On 9/19/2017 11:54 PM, Chris M. Thomasson wrote: > > > Fwiw, I have always wondered about quantifying planck > > "pixels", as-if they can somehow go even smaller. Think > > about the 3, 4, 5 triangle in planck grid, is there such > > a thing as half way across the hypotenuse in this "rigid" > > system? Na, that would violate integer... Is there is such > > a thing as a 1, 1, sqrt(2) triangle in planck system, that > > have hypotenuse's that are not integers? Is simply way > > too crazy? > > We don't seem to have any physics consensus yet on how > that would work. Certainly such a thing is way above my > pay grade. > > However, I think we need to keep in mind, when we wonder how > such a thing could be, that this is quantum mechanics we're > talking about. Quantum electrodynamics works by summing up > all the possible paths that, for example, an electron and a > positron might take when they interact. _If there is a grid_ > (something I can't begin to say), the grid might only be > actually used in a sum over all possible grids or something > like that.
Grids seem too rigid and deterministic. Perhaps it's more like a foam with bubbles of various (and varying) sizes popping into and out of existence.