**The Tarot of Physics in Face Value and Gloss**

**Monday, 26 November, 2012**

*L. Edgar Otto*
"The motivation for this piece of text
was the basic horror experience of theoretician waking him up at early morning
hours. Is s there something wrong with basic assumptions of some particular
piece of theory? At this time it was p-adic thermodynamics. Theoretician tries
to figure this out in a drowsy state between wake-up and sleep, fails
repeatedly, and blames the mighties of the Universe for his miserable fate as
eternal doubter. Eventually merciful sleep arrives and theoretician wakes up in
the morning, recalls the problem and feels that nothing is wrong. But
theoretician knows that it is better to check everything once again."

Matti Pitkanen

**Thursday, November 15, 2012**

**About the basic assumptions behind p-adic mass calculations**

Some have said
(sorry I forget who in the popular saying as I did not regard it as formal and
deep although entertaining) that encounters with a more advanced science to a
lesser culture would be indistinguishable from magic. In our states awake or in sleep I suggest
that at the foundations (and as I regard consciousness as a much deeper issue
beyond the reductionist truths or of magic I will call this simply the
Subjective as I am going with the analogical and anomalous division for further exploration as my point of departure) that at any given point in indefinite of theory considering cultural
measure or of time (the difficultly of translating our facts and ideals of
symbols taken at face value as our lives seem centered in the existential
moments of perception) that in the mathematics and physics discussion we cannot
distinguish between the reality as a science or as the realty behind subjective
magic.

If we give equal
weight to both views we can ask on which side of this subjective or physical
mirror what is the analogy or the anomaly when labeled, each reduced as if to
arithmetic as to a position or path description that ultimately excludes the
other view. That this view may not be
symmetrical is the case with issues Pitkanen raises in the quoted article of
the reality or fiction of thermodynamic symmetries applied to systems of
reduced particles. I agree on some level
of generalization of physical theory, even beyond the known relevant levels of
number or hidden relevance where even large primes play a role that this part
of physics, toward the theory of everything and way beyond the complicated
string theories, the Omnium is the
frontier of the quest that we at the face of a great mountain find a path
through.

In reading
Pitkanen's article, as an intellectual stance on one hand wishing I could see
the details of the calculations if not the general form of the p-adic numbers
of which I do appreciate the greater generality of that branch of exploration,
as intuition I am somewhat in a different core philosophic method of enquiry
over Pitkanen's Cartesian scientific method of doubt in that as tending toward
the Leibnitzean method of enquiry I accept all inputs while agreeing the
theoretician should review and check the work to give that achieved balance in
the Lockean enquirer fashion.

I have approached
things more from the particle side or the finite side of calulation as to the
geometry rather than say the usual abstract algebra of Lie group of which so
many hang their concepts on that they may communicate or debate at the price
perhaps that in the translation we sacrifice true originality. If in the discoveries at the frontier of our
technology in new levels of understanding and results of observation we find
the case decided that magic is vanished from the universe or forever
inaccessible, why then do the beliefs persist and remain intelligible in a
given generation or culture?
Foundational principles, the sanity or the drama of it to be questioned
by coming to the table, in the human subjectivity and natural concrete world is
the general state that has within its realm at least the reasons or explanation
as to why we believe so evaluate on some level what are fictitious forces or
fallacies as belief.

So in working
with what I call dihedral projections I find it somewhat scandalous should I
try to present my concepts as more formal and scientific my previous naive
considerations of say the hidden nature if not the divination in the West of
the Tarot cards as number. So too all
sacred numbers at some time in our history and especially the binary system of
the I Ching. Now in debates in my innocence I am already excluded from forums by just mentioning these
traditions.

Today, I know
better than to feel pressure to follow suit because, not to mention the great Leibniz considered such system that began our age of computation (but many in
theory pick and choose what is science and what is not in putting a spin to
those who they cite as founders of a discipline) and to make the case better in
the way today's physicists treat the finite aspects of numbers it is clear to me
that in effect they are playing tarot games and wishing in the divine magic
theirs is a science that can make predictions.
Which of us has the greater of this scandal?

That said, the
mathematical recreations that led me to this conclusion are of interest in
themselves. But there seems to be two
types of people who enjoy the puzzle world, one who figures out the tricks and
legerdemain of the magic and those who are content to play the game moving things
around meaninglessly from my bias as to whom is wasting their time in a
program of solitaire and who seeks to them a meaningless game of higher juggling
of the pieces. One soul's drama and
innuendo is another's boredom and offensive assault if they care for another's
stance even if both sides have a tenable one.
Many of us find the drama of the Enigma more interesting and desire it
as if to be the first to discover the higher arcana hidden beneath the imagined
rooms beneath the Sphinx, and then to prove and count what we expect them to
be in the super and super-dupper symmetry.

We of course make
this observation when our decks of cards now are reduced to the four seasons of
52 weeks... yet we keep the ghost of the joker or jokers. The Knights have long vanished to the
apocalyptic or time deifying realm leaving the jacks or knaves as with these
markers in the road abandoned by the four horsemen.

We imagine then
in the raw count, as if in our day children play with the five fold symmetry
designed by a physicist the cards of "Magic the Gathering" that the
tarot readers where doing the string physics of their day, intuitively because
of the science hidden in the sacred and commercial aspects of evolving ideas of
number.

So we find the
earthly four fold suits of 56 cards and to that we add the 22 of the Major
Arcana one of which is the Fool, a sort of zero point or Joker himself. The more technical of logical and by that I
mean arithmetical system designers of the cards do see some things can go
beyond this essentially four dimensional system that reduces to mundane three
space physics.

In the particle
zoo we observe, in my case the use of the dihedron as if a brane phenomenon, or
my friend Kris who developed the astigmatic drawing of geometrical objects as
edge centered he called Regulus space, that fundamental difference between the
bosons and fermions on that level of count and symmetry breaking. It was hard for me to see how his drawings
worked but it did allow super-positioning and separation of the points and edges
and it was easy to find in the end that he got the right geometric answers as
so viewed from my and other geometers.

A dihedron can
exist unfolded that presents but one side and can have a higher count if those
sides are connected by an edge while it contains zero or abstract volume.

The tarot set of
78 plus the count of three superimposed
in the center cube of 3^3 and three of them is the four space 81. If the subcells of the hypercube is
represented as three such cubes. So in
the heart of this we find the Jokers, the joker wild and anti-joker wild and
the Great Grand Joker. We eventually
with the eight fold algebra of octonions reach the irrational golden number of
the periodicity of 11 and the resulting inverse space of Fibonacci 89 (still to
me hauntingly similar but not clearly related from my to Pitkanen's system).

But it occurred to
me what of the Anti-great-grand Joker as well the anti-knights jousting in
their games of mirrors? Is there perhaps
a doubt to address in my system too? In
a sense do we not justify the duality of the good and evil gods or principles
that hover stealthy in our imagined universe, especially our notions of the
relativistic quark like motions in a trinity and through successive higher
Euclidean dimensions the concept come that of endings and beginnings of the
Christ and Anti-Christ?

Now, is this not
the very question we face today on perhaps a deeper level and generalization at
the foundations concerning the nature of forces (in the dihedral theory we
generalize even Rowlands metaphysical principle in regards to something
creating if it physically exists as say its own vacuum, the muon and everything
not muon to which in a system we try to expand on or find boringly unified the
limits and description of our physics)?

If the Higgs is a
sort of absolute particle of which we may not be able to see the hidden
influences can we ask of it that as a dimensional entity perhaps of higher
neutral or spinning things does it exist also as the anti-great-grand Joker or
not or therein is the mystery and magic well cannot explain as if there is
nothing more and nothing really there?

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