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Making string theory empirical: defending unitary incompatibility between effective theories

Icefield, William (2020) Making string theory empirical: defending unitary incompatibility between effective theories. [Preprint]

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The conventional understanding of how string theory is to be verified by demonstrating reduction to a realistic effective quantum field theory is questioned. If one interprets a quantum theory in epistemic sense, then an effective theory and a more fundamental theory do not have to agree on its probabilistic predictions. Uncertainties at one energy scale may disappear and be resolved in a different energy scale. The only real requirement is that a more fundamental theory mathematically reproduces an effective theory, not agreements on probabilistic predictions. Unitary incompatibility between theories is defended. This allows for resolving the measurement problem, bridging entropic gravity with string theory, and empirical matching of string theory.


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Icefield, Williamwilliamicefield@gmail.com
Keywords: unitary incompatibility, entanglement entropy, string theory, entropic gravity, measurement problem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: William Icefield
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 03:00
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 03:00
Item ID: 17355
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: 21 June 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17355

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