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. How can quantum theory and relativity theory both be correct? (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. Why did Einstein say 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 I travel to a star that is 100 light years away and back in my lifetime? What is the downside of doing this? (5.2.4)

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

8. What is zitterbewegung? What theory 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. How do solar sails convert radiant energy into kinetic energy of movement? (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 direct contact? (5.4.3)

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

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

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

16. What three matter 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 energy universally conserved? What is universally conserved? (5.6.2)

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

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

21. Could our world be simulation generated by another physical world? Why or why not? (5.7.1)

22. How does quantum realism differ from the simulation hypothesis? (5.7.1)

23. Does that evolution is a physical process with random events mean life has no purpose? (5.7.2)

24. Why is the observer relevant to the purpose of a virtual reality? (5.7.3)