Link Theory, physics, and related papers (More BI papers: Theoretical, Experimental)

Link Theory - From Logic to Quantum Physics, Richard Shoup and Thomas Etter, 2008 rev 2012 (PDF)
Abstract: This informal paper presents the basic ideas and mechanics of Link Theory, along with several examples from diverse domains including logic and digital circuits, integer arithmetic, and quantum physics.

Link Physics in a Nutshell, Thomas Etter, 2005 (PDF)
A concise and accessible summary and introduction to the Link Theory point of view on Physics.

Link Theory, Part I: The Basics, Richard Shoup and Thomas Etter, 1998 (PDF)
Introduction to the mathematics of Link Theory and its applications.

Link Theory, Part II: The Miracle, Thomas Etter and Richard Shoup, 1998 (PDF)
Link Theory derivation of the core laws of quantum mechanics, beginnings of an explanation of the "miracle" of quantum measurement.

Process, System, Causality and Quantum Mechanics, Thomas Etter, 1997 (PDF)
Tom's "long paper" on all of basic Link Physics. Revised and published in Physics Essays, Vol. 12, No. 4, Dec. 1999

Reflections on PSCQM, Thomas Etter, 2001 (PDF)
An update and extension to the above PSCQM paper, published in H. Pierre Noyes Bit-String Physics: A Finite and Discrete Approach to Natural Philosophy, World Scientific 2001.

Anomalies & Constraints, Richard Shoup, 2001 [slides: HTML, paper: PDF]
"Anomalies & Constraints - Can clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis be accommodated within known physics? ", Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2002, pp. 3-18. About physics as relations, causality (influence) flowing both forward and backward in time, and how this might explain certain (well-confirmed, but poorly understood) physical phenomena often called "psi". Also discusses the important connection to EPR phenomena in quantum physics. Presented at the Society for Scientific Exploration conference, San Diego, June 2001.

Among the most difficult yet tantalizing anomalies confronting science today are those usually called "psychic" or "psi" phenomena. Laboratory evidence strongly suggests that these well-confirmed but enigmatic phenomena are due to real physical effects which are as yet poorly understood.

This paper presents a simple theory of relational contraints (Link Physics) that predicts exactly the type of psi phenomena which are often observed in controlled laboratory experiments -- without requiring any new forces, fields, particles, or any other major insult to established physical law within its proper domain. To illustrate the theory, a simple hypothetical psi experiment is described to explore the full implications of random processes interacting in an environment where constraints may be present on both the past and the future. This theory is testable, can help to clarify some of the stranger aspects of quantum physics, gives new insight into the nature of randomness and causality, and carries significant implications for future science and for society as a whole.

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