A Comprehensive Guide to Eric Weinstein’s Paper on Geometric Unity
Eric Weinstein recently published a working draft of a paper on a theory he first proposed in 2013, called “Geometric Unity.” It is supposed to be a “unified theory of physics.” As far as I know, this is the first thing he has written about his theory.
So that you don’t need to read all 69 pages, here’s the comprehensive guide:
Read the opening quote of the introduction, i.e. the problem statement, and be delighted by its clarity:
“What really interests me is whether god had any choice in the creation of the world.” -Albert Einstein to Ernst Strauss
Read the first sentence of the introduction, if you can, and be startled by its obscurantism:
In the beginning we will let X4 be a 4-dimensional C∞ manifold with a chosen orientation and unique spin structure.
Realize that Weinstein is not in the business of solving problems but impressing his peers. Stop reading and resume whatever you were doing before.