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Division Algebras, Lattices, Physics, Windmill Tilting Paperback – August 30, 2011
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Chapter after chapter, Dixon reveals amazing results that flow from this resonance and his struggle to be true to it. In his "Multiverse Critique" [pp 44-49] he shows that all the talk about multiverses doesn't mean just any multiverse is possible, but only those which would conform to the math-physics of mathematical reasonance. (Science fiction writers take note!)
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