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Posted by Clerk on January 13, 2004 03:32:31 UTC


I have a rather slow computer and while waiting for things tohappen on it, I generally am reading a book. Just as I was waiting for your recent post above to open I was reading on pg 152 of Smolin's book, 'Three Roads to Quantum Gravity'. Here I quote what I just read:

"...we do not relly understand QED. We know the principles of the theory and we can deduce from them the basic equations that define the theory. But we cannot actually solve these equations, or even prove that they are mathematically consistent. Instead to make sense of them, we have to resort to a kind of subterfuge. We make assumptions about the nature of the solutions- which after 50 years are still unproved- and these lead to a procedure for calculating approximately what hapenes..."

So QED the most accurate theory ever is not consistent or understood. It then is suprizing that Dr Dick does not get credit for developing a consistent theory of the same.


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