Posts Tagged ‘Max Planck’

12 Timeline and Consequence

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The analysis in which we have been engaged produces results that run directly counter to the core discoveries of physics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Yet the analysis, after a decade of reading and research and discussions and arguments and presentations, appears sound. Where possible, quotes from the great names of physics have been included to back up points made. Most of what is presented in these pages was discovered independently, but not first.

What is more, the reader can verify most of what has been said and argued and quoted. These arguments, unlike those of modern theoretical physics, are within the ken of all rational, scientifically interested readers. In this book it has been a priority to reason cautiously and incrementally, with references where available, so as to convince any open-minded physicist to give the ideas a fair hearing and to check these claims for him or herself. (more…)

9 The fall of physics: quantum theory

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Of the two ‘great theories’ of twentieth century physics, quantum mechanics is known as the more mysterious, the more impenetrable to rational, deterministic analysis, a strange and bizarre theory that requires a complete rethink of scientific method and principle. We will not find any of this to be the case.

Einstein said of quantum mechanics that ‘One ought really to be ashamed of the successes, as they are obtained with the help of the Jesuitic rule: “One hand must not know what the other does”’[i]

Later, in 1951, he wrote to his friend Besso: ‘What are light quanta?  Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it, but he is mistaken.’ (more…)