Subject: On the Ontology of Spacetime in a Frame of Reference
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 14:59:08 +0200
From: Dimi Chakalov <dimi@chakalov.net>
To: Alex <apoltorak@gpci.com>
CC: azbel@post.tau.ac.il, vpetkov@alcor.concordia.ca,
     harvey.brown@philosophy.ox.ac.uk, lbszab@rmki.kfki.hu

RE: Alexander Poltorak, On the Ontology of Spacetime in a Frame of Reference, Poster presentation at the International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime, Tuesday 11 - Friday 14th May, 2004, Concordia University,
http://alcor.concordia.ca/~scol/seminars/conference/abstracts.html
Full text at
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00001800/
 

Dear Alex,

You wrote: "In other words, Einstein's GR describes how matter curves spacetime by affecting its *metric*, which in turn, through
*metric-compatible connection*, tells matter how to move ([1,] p. 5)."

I believe the intrinsic timing of this bi-directional "talk" requires the so-called global mode of spacetime,

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Einstein.html#addendum

Its Frame of Reference (FR) can be demonstrated with the timeless state of your *brain*,

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Azbel.html#self

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Bierman.html#note

You also wrote: "Incidentally, this approach leads to a fully covariant theory of gravitation and the solution of the Energy Problem in GR [28]. It is suggested that this approach may prove fruitful in explaining the nature of the cosmological constant and dark energy in terms of inertial forces."
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[28] A. Poltorak, 10th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Padova, Contributed Papers, Ed.: B. Bertotti, F. de Felice, A. Pascolini. Vol.1, p. 609, 1983 (Available on
http://arXiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0403107 )

Please see the dark energy puzzle at

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Hongsheng.html

I wonder if you can solve it.

Another way to demonstrate the global mode of spacetime is to ponder on the intrinsic dynamics of ALL non-tensorial quantities in Einstein's GR,

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Tresser.html#Szabados

For example, can you suggest some Frame of Reference (FR) for the "evolution" of Christoffel symbols,

http://www.God-does-not-play-dice.net/Nerlich.html#Christoffel  ?

The feedback from your colleagues will be greatly appreciated as well.

Kindest regards,

Dimi

P.S. I noticed that you've been able to leave U.S.S.R. in 1982,

http://www.generalpatent.com/General_Patent/Management/27/

Then in 1983, just one year after your (miraculous?) escape from KGB, you are President and Chief Executive Officer of Rapitech Systems, Inc. How did you do that, Alex? How did they allow you to leave U.S.S.R.? I was able to leave Bulgaria in 1989, after I lost my job at the BG Academy of Sciences twice, in 1984 and in 1987. Instead of working on my Ph.D., I was construction worker and porter. The Bulgarian branch of KGB never liked me.

D.
 

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Subject: Re: hep-th/0612215 v2, Existence of eternal geodesics, Theorem 2
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:10:47 +0200
From: Dimi Chakalov <dimi@chakalov.net>
To: Alex Poltorak <apoltorak@gpci.com>
Cc: vilenkin@cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
 

Sasha dorogoi,

> We both legally emigrated from the USSR.

> Although I don't know Prof. Vilenkin's story, I am sure he
> did not "escape" from KGB but legally emigrated

There is no difference whatsoever b/w "legal emigration" and "escape", since they both invoke miracles.

> a significant number of Russian Jews were allowed to emigrate from the
> Soviet Union to Israel. Among them there were a few prominent
> dissidents.

It was a deal b/w USA and USSR, and I happen to know a lot about it.

We both know who *approved* the list of these Russian Jews and "prominent dissidents", and upon what criteria and conditions. You local butcher may know nothing about Andropov's KGB, but I do know a lot.

> I applied for an exit visa and got a permission to leave.
> Although this permission was subsequently withdrawn and I became a
> "refusnik" for a short

But of course! :-))) And then you left USSR, openly and legally. The same scenario has been applied here in BG, only we refused to comply and stayed locked in BG, up until KGB decided to "demolish the Wall" in 1989.

> While you statement that "the chance to escape from KGB in 1976 is
> zero" is probably correct, neither Alexander Vilenkin nor I claimed to
> have escaped. We both legally emigrated from the USSR.

My phrase "miraculous escape" was referring to your miraculous legal emigration, Alex. Get real. I'm not your local butcher, again.

> I am puzzled as to the purpose of this discussion.

If you are indeed puzzled, click on the link from my email. I wrote:

"I hope you and your colleagues will pay attention to some unresolved
tasks in GR,

http://www.god-does-not-play-dice.net/Straumann.html#hobby

Please get professional and focus on facts only.

I extend this request to Prof. Vilenkin as well.

Sincerely,

D. Chakalov