Chapter 5 Questions

The following questions are addressed in this chapter. They are better discussed in a group to allow a variety of opinions to emerge. The relevant section link is given after each question:

1. Are quantum theory and relativity theory both correct? How is that possible? (5.1.1)

2. Why can’t quantum theory explain gravity as relativity theory does? (5.1.2)

3. If the earth is a moving platform, how fast is it carrying us? (5.2.1)

4. Explain Einstein’s statement that special relativity is why our reality isn’t weird. (5.2.2)

5. Why does causality require the speed of light to be constant? (5.2.3)

6. Could a person travel to a star that is 100 light years away and back in their lifetime? What would be the downside of doing this? (5.2.4)

7. How can the same photon pass a rocket going towards it and one going away from it at the same speed? (5.2.5)

8. What is zitterbewegung? What makes it possible? (5.3.1)

9. How can a photon move at all if time stops for it, as special relativity says? (5.3.2)

10. In what way are kinetic energy and radiant energy the same thing? (5.3.3)

11. How can earth’s gravity change the time and space of objects around it? (5.4.2)

12. How can the earth accelerate a free-falling parachutist with no observed force? (5.4.3)

13. How does gravity bend light when it has no mass? (5.4.4)

14. What changes in the quantum field cause opposite charges to attract? (5.5.2)

15. What changes in the quantum field cause opposite magnetic poles to attract? (5.5.3)

16. What three quantum field properties give gravitational, electric and magnetic fields? (5.5.4)

17. According to current physics, where is potential energy stored? (5.6.1)

18. Is any physical property universally conserved? What is universally conserved? (5.6.2)

19. How did the evolution of matter increase order? (5.6.5)

20. Does evolution as an anti-entropy law deny the second law that entropy increases? If not, what does it do? (5.6.5)

21. According to quantum realism, how will our universe end? (5.6.6)

22. In what ways is quantum realism simpler than current physics models? (5.7.1)

23. How does quantum realism differ from the simulation hypothesis? (5.7.2)

24. If evolution is random, will running it again give entirely different results? (5.7.3)

25. What is the usual purpose of evolutionary algorithms? (5.7.3)

26. If the physical world is an evolutionary virtual reality, why might it have a purpose? (5.7.3)