Volume 23: Pages 419-441, 2010
Uncertainty as a principle
Anna C. M. Backerra 1
1Gualtherus Sylvanusstraat 2, 7412 DM Deventer, The Netherlands
Since the presentation of the laws of Newton, all scientific development has been based on determinism. However, with the rise of quantum mechanics, uncertainty entered on a microscopic level. For that reason complementarity was considered to be a necessity to describe reality, but no suitable description of uncertainty could be found. It is also possible, however, to tackle uncertainty from a mathematical perspective, which has been overlooked until now. To this end, a mathematical formalism is presented, based on the concept that determinate and indeterminate manifestations can be considered to be mutually independent, occurring joined in nature in such a manner that one of both dominates an observation. The constructed complementary language is subsequently applied to geometric space, time, and marking. As a first result, Maxwell’s laws are derived in a rather simple way. In principle, the strong force, gravity, the gravitational lens, and dark matter can be identified in just one observational description. Thus by giving uncertainty its right place in the world, a powerful model is obtained that serves as a conceptual basis for a unification theory.
Keywords: Indeterminism, Quantum mechanics, Schrödinger’s Cat, Measurement Problem, Maxwell’s Equations, Gravity, Gravitational Lens, Unification Theory
Received: March 14, 2005; Accepted: May 24, 2010; Published Online: July 1, 2010