I have a broken tooth. A long dead tooth, so no pain, but I have a feeling it’s a conduit to infection. Fighting that infection means I have no energy, so I need to get the remains of the tooth pulled. But since I get Medicaid and it’s a Sunday, I have to wait until Monday to get the job done. With the tooth pulled and the infection dealt with I’ll have energy and be able to get things done. Until then I’ll see what I can do anyway.
I found an abstract of Stephen Hawking’s last paper, which he did with Thomas Hertog. I find myself agreeing with them on the finite state of the Universe, but not with Dr. Hertog’s statement in the interview that mass was infinite in the singularity.
The reason is simple, I don’t see how the lesser can hold the greater. The infinite is greater than the finite, thus the finite cannot hold the infinite.
In addition I don’t see how mass was even possible when all space-time was in the same state. That is, a high energy state. As far as I see the phenomenon we call mass in the result of the interaction between space-time in a high energy state and space-time in a low energy state. Mass can manifest in our universe because currently most space-time is in a low energy state, while that in a high energy state makes up a small proportion of the total.
What limits the ultimate size of the universe?
Not mass, but the amount of space-time itself. That amount is finite, and given that space-time can be neither created or destroyed, this means that there will come a time when the Universe can’t continue to expand. When all space-time is in a low energy state any further expansion would mean the destruction of space-time, which is not allowed. To make this simple, the Universe will not be able to continue to expand. Instead the energy of expansion will result in the Universe rebounding against its furthest limit, resulting in the the Universe then contracting back to a singularity.
In addition I see size as having an absolute minimum. That is, there is a minimum length nothing can be smaller than. At least not physically, mathematically is another matter. When a Universe has shrunk to that size the energy of contraction forces a rebound resulting in the Universe in question expanding again.
That’s how I see things, your take?
Today I’m not feeling so hot. I’m sleeping a lot and my stamina is lagging. But I have gotten more work done on the DJ SRD, with the age groups for humans done.
Humans get listed in the SRD because they are the default Species. Each guide will have more Species, should such as Elves and Orcs and the like be called for.
So the raw SRD will get done. After which I will be rearranging things to fit how I think Persona creation should be done.
Oh, before I forget, I’m nearly done with the Persona creation chapter. After which I’ll be doing Mechanics, Encounters, and Magic. I may do Settings depending on if there are mechanics to write out for it. Encounters will include the mechanics for fighting, because sometimes what you do during an encounter is fight.
So I am making progress.
On June 20th I’ll be seeing a nephrologist about my kidneys. According to an earlier blood test they have problems. I’m thinking that maybe an accident I had back when I was 14 may have something to do with this.
This has also given me an idea one could use in RPGs. Namely, incomplete healing. For some reason a character cannot heal completely naturally, but need medical care mundane or magickal to do so. How would you handle this?
I’m doing this so that you and Wizards of the Coast know that I have claimed Dangerous Journeys™ as my trademark for the Dangerous Journeys™ role playing system.
To whit: Dangerous Journeys™ is Alan Kellogg’s trademark for the Dangerous Journeys™ role playing system.
IP me no IPs.
Really could use some funds.