**Ben Goertzel** (*ben@goertzel.org*)

*Sun, 04 Apr 1999 13:03:11 -0400*

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*>[MP]
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*>I think that octonions and quaternions and p-adicity are separate aspects
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*>of theory.
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One nice feature of Tony Smith's theory is that particle interactions are

described

by the octonion multiplication table.

Your theory presumably explains these same particle interactions, by a

different

mathematics.

Therefore, if we could isolate the part of your theory that explains

particle interactions,

we would be able to map the octonions onto your theory.

I.e., every theory that explains

the particle interactions covered by the Standard Model ~implicitly~ has

octonions in it;

the question is whether it's worth making this explicit or not

ben

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