RE: Re: The number 8. A TOE?

From: Ben Goertzel <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:25:26 -0200

Regarding octonions, sedenions and physics

Tony Smith has a huge amount of pertinent ideas on his website, e.g.

His ideas are colorful and speculative, but also deep and interesting.

One could spend a very long time soaking up all the ideas on the site.

By the way, Tony is a very nice guy, who did a postdoc under Finkelstein (of
quantum set theory fame) and earns his living as a criminal-law attorney.

I spent some time a few years back trying to create a novel physics theory
based on discrete Clifford algebras, which relate closely to quaternions and
octonions. My effort was unfinished, and I turned my attention to other
types of science, but some of my notes are at:

(scroll to the bottom to see a list of documents under the heading

"Some Incomplete Speculations on the Foundations of Physics"

-- Ben Goertzel
Received on Thu Nov 21 2002 - 08:18:31 PST

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