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Loop Quantum Gravity Answer

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Posted by Clerk on June 19, 2004 18:08:19 UTC

Space is the weave of quantum loops together. These loops are somewhat like the strings that are particles in string theory. For a layman like myself, we may think of the loops as the particles of space, the smallest units out of which space is constructed. Time seems to be handled the same way, but I am less certain about that from what I read. So the uncertainty principle applies to space itself, not just to particles in space.

In string theory, on the other hand, OTOH, space is an assumption in which particles move around. Funny that particles can move around an assumption, but from what I see that seems to be the case. Perhaps a physicist on this forum like wanda could correct my perception.

J

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