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On Quantum Gravity If Non-Locality Is Fundamental

@inproceedings{Kauffman2021OnQG,
  title={On Quantum Gravity If Non-Locality Is Fundamental},
  author={Stuart A. Kauffman},
  year={2021}
}
I take non-locality to be the Michaelson Morley experiment of the early 21 Century, assume its universal validity, and try to derive its consequences. Spacetime, with its locality, cannot be fundamental, but must somehow be emergent from entangled coherent quantum variables and their behaviors. There are, then, two immediate consequences: i. If we start with non-locality, we need not explain non-locality. We must instead explain an emergence of locality and spacetime. ii. There can be no… Expand

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