This research preprint is written to make you relish modern physics. All of it.

**Abstract**

It seems possible to deduce black holes, general relativity and the standard
model of elementary particles from one-dimensional strands that fluctuate at
the Planck scale. This appears to be possible as long as only switches of
skew strand crossings are observable, but not the strands themselves. Woven
fluctuating strands behave like horizons and appear to imply black hole
entropy, the field equations of general relativity and cosmological
observations. Tangled fluctuating strands in flat space appear to imply
Dirac's equation. The possible families of unknotted rational tangles appear
to reproduce the spectrum of elementary particles. Fluctuating rational
tangles also appear to produce the gauge groups U(1), broken SU(2), and SU(3),
as well as all Feynman diagrams of the standard model, and to exclude any
unknown elementary particle, gauge group and Feynman diagram. Predictions for
experiments arise. Calculating the fundamental constants of the standard
model is possible. Predictions and calculations allow testing the conjecture.
As an example, a crude ab initio estimate of the fine structure constant is
deduced.

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A more extensive, more fascinating but older presentation on the possible origin of motion and of all colours in nature is given here:

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