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It has been indicated that relational logic may serve as the common
foundation of quantum mechanics and string theory. A relation may be
represented by a spinor and the Cartan-Penrose connection of spinor to
geometry, allows to abstract geometry as the outcome of entangled
relations-spinors. Our approach goes in parallel with Wheeler’s
pregeometry, where pregeometry, the stage preceding geometry, is based on a
calculus of relations-propositions. With a single spinor related to the null
cone of Minkowski space-time, we search for the geometry when we couple a
left-handed spinor and a right-handed spinor. We find that a Majorana-type
coupling gives rise to the ordinary entanglement, while a Diractype coupling
generates an extra dimension with two branes coexisting in the extra dimension.
One brane hosts lefthanded particles (our brane), while the other brane hosts
right-handed particles. A distinct phenomenology accompanies our proposal. The
left-right symmetry is achieved with having two “mirror” branes
and the neutrino appears as the ideal mediator between the branes. We may
revisit also the dark matter, dark energy issues, with everything on the other
brane and in the bulk appearing “dark” to us. During the brane collision all points
are causally connected, making less pressing the inflationary scenario. Our
scheme brings closer logic—quantum theory—cosmology, while space-time, rather
than an abstract and an a priori construction, appears as the outcome of a
quantum logical act.
The paper examines the compatibility or usefulness of fit between epistemologically disparate quantitative survey data and qualitative life narrative data gleaned in the study of poverty in the Caribbean. It aims to find out whether or not the different approaches to the understanding of “reality” on which the two methodologies are based preclude the integration of their findings as a means of furthering understanding of the dynamics of Caribbean poverty. The analysis draws on Country Poverty Studies conducted in the territory of Grenada in the Eastern Caribbean. It is centered on the demographic measure of fertility, a measure of chronic illnesses by socioeconomic status and life narrative interviews conducted around the themes of poverty, family and life experiences with select poor households across the country. Fertility was measured using parity of women aged <15 - 30+. Statistical analyses were done using cross tabulations. The findings indicate that the hermeneutic understanding of the life narratives, and the causal explanatory accounts provided by the positivist quantitative data, allow for understanding of negative health seeking behaviour on the part of the poor, not provided by the quantitative data by themselves. They also provide insight into the synergy between family, reproductive behaviour, labour market status and chronic poverty in the Caribbean region that would not have been possible through the use of the positivist quantitative method by itself.
The present paper is concerned with potential cyberterrorist threats which the objects of national energy infrastructure may
undergo, directions of
development of counteraction means for these threats, problems arising during
this development and their possible solutions. This problem field is studied by
the author from scientific point of view (from point of view of computer science
and information security of large systems) and this paper reflects results of
such studies. Many special technical terms were omitted or substituted in order
to make the statement accessible to wider range of people concerned.