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Lost Causes in Theoretical Physics

Lost Causes in Theoretical Physics

This note covers the following topics: Nelson's Stochastic Mechanics, Quantum Logic, Trivalent Logic, The Scalar Wightman Theory in 4 Space-Time Dimensions, Jordan Algebras, Octonions, p-adics, Quaternions, Rigorous Feynman Path Integrals, Euclidean Gravity, Bohmian Mechanics, The Many-Worlds Interpretation of QM, Non-self-adjoint observables, Analytic S-matrix bootstrap, Wolfram's physics as a computer programme, Dirac's programme of quantisation, Converting R. Penrose to the Copenhagen view, Mach's principle, Spheralons ,Hilbert space as classical phase space and Spin-statistics `theorems' in non-relativistic quantum mechanics.

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