My friend and LENR supporter Klee Irwin has published a new paper. A difficult read in parts for those not conversant with 'deep philosophy' it nevertheless takes a fresh look at some competing theories about the essential nature of the Ubnverse as we perceive it.
The Code Theoretic Axiom
The Third Ontology
Quantum Gravity Research, Los Angeles, CA 90290, USA.
October 24, 2017
A logical physical ontology is code theory, wherein reality is neither deterministic nor random. In light of Conway and Kochen’s free willtheorem  and strong free will theorem , we discuss the plausibility of a third axiomatic option - geometric language; the
. We suggest freewill choices at the syntactically free steps of a geometric language of spacetime form the code theoretic substrateupon which particle and gravitational physics emerge.
Broadly speaking, there are three axioms for a physical ontologyone can assume. One is the idea that the universe is a deterministiccausal chain or algorithm playing itself out. An example of this isthe model of the Newtonian clockwork universe , which postu-lates that, if one knew the starting conditions, a powerful computercould predict every event . A second option is the axiom of pure randomness, where a particle can appear anywhere in spaceand time according to probabilities dictated by quantum mechan-ics . The third possibility is what we will henceforth refer toas code theory, where, for example, the Planck scale fabric of re-ality operates according to a geometric language with syntacticalfreedom creating order and preventing the existence of particles atcertain spatiotemporal coordinates. Today, deterministic modelsare widely believed to be false , while the axiom of randomnessis generally presumed to be true. This virtual consensus is due totwo ideas. The ﬁrst is the vastly popular Copenhagen interpreta-tion of quantum mechanics , which stipulates that the universeis fundamentally random. The second is the widely accepted opin-ion that consciousness and freewill are real.The code theoretic axiom is a logical alternative to the two olderideas of determinism and pure randomness. Reality would be non-deterministic, not because it is random, but because it is a code –a ﬁnite set of irreducible symbols and syntactical rules. Herein,we adopt the popular and reasoned view that freewill is real. Ac-cordingly, we will not focus on deterministic models but insteadconsider the code theoretic and randomness axioms.It is interesting to note that, although there is some degree of consensus that nature is random, there is also a general opinionamong physicists that they have freewill, which is neither deter-ministic nor random. The two views are at odds with one another,although it is possible to invent creative solutions . A small mi-nority contend that freewill is not real and that even consciousnessdoes not exist. We will not explore that view......