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Rethinking Geometry and Experience

The essay I submitted to the 2012 FQXi essay competition.

According to H. Poincaré, only the purport of physical laws (P) and the geometry (G) combined as a whole can describe nature (N). Equally well, the expression (N)=(G)+(P) symbolically describes the paradigm. Using the premise a universe as a whole cannot change its finite energy content, this essay questions the contemporary scientific paradigm by investigating the 19th century assumptions that defined (P) that have affected the 20th century choice of (G).