more on twists

Well. That thinking on the idea of ideas left me in a funk. It’s becoming somewhat clear to me that there’s not much more to go on that for now–I got to a point where I realized if there is no guiding creator, that we are just some fungus covering a blob of rock–it doesnt really really matter whether we are a self ideating idea or not. Makes me non too optimistic that we will find a purpose/meaning to life.

The twist exploration is a lot more interesting. The neat thing about rings of twists is that it has the right number of degrees of freedom for electron/positrons and probably extends to all particle/antiparticles pairs–and best of all explains why photons do not have an antiparticle. The direction of the twist relative to the spin around the ring creates either the particle (right hand twist, assuming clockwise spin) or antiparticle (left hand twist). And particle absorption of photons has always been a mystery to me–how can a tiny electron truly absorb a photon that can be many orders of magnitude bigger–kind of like a gnat that sometimes swallows a whale, only much larger. But a twist has no radial dimension, so as long as the aim is good, a photon going through the center of an electron ring will always change the momentum of the ring no matter how big the photon is. And, explaining why photons do not have an antiparticle is simple when a photon is represented as a linear twist: a photon antiparticle is just the same photon with opposite circular polarization–a twist going in the opposite direction.

Now, how about the quantum characteristic of same frequency photons in similar paths taking up the same phase (the principle of a laser)? And how about spin-up vs spin down electrons? Seems like there is a need for one more degree of freedom, where is it? The experimentally observed photon polarization vector is two dimensional and probably provides a clue–the twist itself has another degree of freedom in 3D space. In 2D space, there is only one way to twist about an axis embedded in the 2D plane, causing a rotation within 3-space–but in 3D, there are *two* available axes to twist about, one orthogonal within 3D space, and another orthogonal within 4D space. Note that there is no actual displacement in the n+1 space since the twist has no radial dimension, but the twist has a rotation such that a radial component would move into that space.

What’s fascinating about this is that the existence of 2D twists could, via the scaleless system principle, define the emergence of a third dimension… oooh…

I’ll take up the laser in a future post..


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