I have a hard time wrapping my head around it and other similar papers. It depends on where one starts. What one takes as primitive and what one means by "emergent." I always mean spontaneous symmetry breakdown. Also in the hologram theory, a 2D quantum field theory on our spacetime's future boundary (entropic event horizon) projects the geometrodynamic curved tetrads back from our future. The whole thing is a bootstrap - a Novikov loop in time from Omega to Alpha in the sense of Tamara Davis's Fig 1.1c. - a block universe.

Rest masses m are not fundamental, but are contingent on the Higgs field. Also a clock is a complex mechanism that must include classical scale apparati in sense of Niels Bohr to call h/mc a clock simply replaces one mystery by another since the basic particles have m = 0 and m =/= 0 is a post-inflation after thought.

Most telling is that real particles with m =/= 0 are at most 4% of the universe something Mach did not know. I instinctively reject appeals to Mach' principle as profoundly wrong - my bias. I basically agree with Rovelli's approach in "Quantum Gravity."

In my view God gave us the Poincare group (up to the conformal group) and Minkowski spacetime is its image. Gravity is simply the local gauge (tetrad/spin-connection fields) of the Poincare group. To be more precise - the conformal group extension of the de Sitter group with / =/= 0 and what 15 parameters including the dilaton.

From: Paul Zielinski
To: Jack Sarfatti
Sent: Wed, July 6, 2011 2:34:50 PM

Subject: Re: de Broglie waves as the generator of spacetime

This paper certainly raises a number of interesting questions about emergent geometry, and the physical meaning of

de Broglie waves, even if you don't agree with the content.

On 7/5/2011 7:16 PM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:

Hi Ruth

I am beginning to look at your paper - but have not yet.

I am using Nick Herbert's precognition protocol. ;-)

I am confused as to the basic picture.

How can de Broglie waves exist prior to Minkowski spacetime?

What are they waving in? How can they oscillate before there is time?

OK will look at the paper. :-)

From: Ruth Elinor Kastner
To: Jack Sarfatti ; Paul Zielinski
Sent: Tue, July 5, 2011 3:15:03 PM

Subject: de Broglie waves as the generator of spacetime

The attached is provisionally accepted (pending minor revision) in Foundations of Science (edited by Diederick Aerts). Comments welcome.

Best

Ruth