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comment Notation for differential operators and wave function math
It's very typical to find what seems like (and I'm sure, sometimes really is) an ambiguity in a textbook. Besides asking your best physicist friend what he thinks, one option is always to try every possible interpretation you can think of, starting with the likeliest-sounding one, and see if it fits. Usually, some thought and some calculation will align one of the interpretations with the context and eliminate the others.
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comment Can the big bang be “light turning into space” at the edge of the universe?
Ron, I'm not familiar with the entirety of Einstein's public work. I simply recalled what a teacher of mine once said, a teacher whose input I always benefited from, so I didn't think I needed to verify his every claim. As for Einstein himself, I have no doubt he was special but I was trying to suggest that he did something that many people could do if they thought to and wanted to. However, the subject of evolutionary algorithms is a tangent that occurred to me, but which is not the subject we started here.
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comment Can the big bang be “light turning into space” at the edge of the universe?
You're completely welcome! Regarding Pioneer, I'm not sure if you saw news recently: apparently its been slowing down due to its surfaces having imbalanced (not spherically symmetric) thermal emission properties. This is interestingly reminiscent of what you speak of, 'light density', though perhaps existing optics/quantum mechanics/relativity (whereby momentum can be gained or lost due to photonic interactions) is sufficient to explain the observed behavior ^_^ Its really good that you're actively seeking these answers. That already gives you a start in the right direction.
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