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By specifying "on average" the supposition is that the quantum vacuum, in proximity to fundamental particles, is populated by numerous length-time 'photons', whose mean wavelength corresponds to the particle's de Broglie wavelength. Collectively, these 'photons' would thus form the equivalent of a "wave packet", which would modulate the behavior of the particle as perceived by external observers. In essence what would otherwise be classical trajectories for fundamental particles, would be radically modified by a particle's wave packet - consisting of a cloud of length-time quanta in the particle's immediate neighborhood. Being that these length-time 'photons', are assumed to possess a mass in the supersymmetry regime, the range of their length and time wave components would be restricted to less than 10 meters. This would explain the spatial confinement of the wavepacket, associated with fundamental particles, as it evolves in time. Alternatively, essentially the same result would be obtained by assuming fundamental particles are not perfectly 'locked' at the cross-over node, but oscillate symmetrically to either side of it. That would dispense with the need for a 'packet' of length-time quanta in a particle's vicinity.
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Lewis was right. Even if philosophers have not consistently kept thesetwo questions separate, there clearly is a distinction between thequestions ‘What is the meaning of this or that symbol (for aparticular person or group)?’ and ‘In virtue of what factsabout that person or group does the symbol have thatmeaning?’