On Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes

Our universe is inherently discrete. How smooth are the transitions?

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We often wonder, does the universe consist ultimately of discrete particles or waves? But that is really the wrong question. The right question is, is the universe essentially discrete or continuous in its structure? And the answer is, it is essentially discrete. At all levels, from the very small to the very large, even if the universe has…

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