Posts Tagged ‘Paul Dirac’

21 Noise

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The first clue that the aether might be ‘noisy’, even dominated by noise, is in the question of light detection. Light spreads out in the manner of a wave, and this means that very little of the emitted energy is available for detection at any point. Current theory accepts, incorrectly as it appears, that all the emitted energy arrives at a single reception event. Since it considers any existence between emission and detection as more mathematical than real, it talks about this detection as the ‘collapse of the wavefunction’, and the destruction of a photon. The new model does not support any of this. Unphysical talk about light sounds like nonsense because it is nonsense. (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…)