Posts Tagged ‘Schrödinger’

24 Model

Friday, December 10th, 2010

There are two elements to this book, and it is important to distinguish between them.

The first is a detailed deconstruction and criticism of current theory. It has been taken as read that modern physics theory is complex and mathematical, and we have suggested that this is partly but not solely the cause of its unintelligibility. The case we have argued is that modern physics, from around 1905 onwards, is literally incoherent, containing fundamental conflicts in its ideas and theories, and that this runs much more deeply than the acknowledged bifurcation of theory post 1900. Most damagingly, there are significant elements of this that amount to a basic rejection of scientific methodology. (more…)

18 Schrödinger

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

What sustains all the metaphysical nonsense promulgated in the name of quantum theory is its mathematical core, and that is something that is immensely accurate and hugely impressive.

Schrödinger’s formula is commonly described as a ‘wave equation’. Given what has been written above about Schrödinger, it is perhaps surprising to find that he never accepted this description, referring in 1952 to the ‘so-called wave picture’[i], and in 1957 to ‘so-called wave mechanics’[ii].

Schrödinger’s view of his own extremely successful equation was therefore somewhat more sophisticated than that attributed to him by Jammer earlier. It is likely that he recognised that there were important structural differences between his equation and the wave equation in use for sound and other wave phenomena, and these will shortly be important. There is nevertheless nothing in it to suggest particles either, and Schrödinger strongly resisted such a conclusion. (more…)

4 Light

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

The current model for the nature of light is one of those areas of modern physics where obfuscation is an integral part of the definition.

Light has the properties of a wave. It reflects and refracts. One of Newton’s arguments against the wave nature of light was that waves were known to bend around obstacles, while light travelled only in straight lines. This is the common observation that shadows are not entirely black.

Yet Newton’s contemporary Huygens[i] created wave theory in 1678 by (more…)

2 Encountering Physics

Friday, February 26th, 2010

During the course of my investigations into theoretical physics I have come to know many physicists and to call a number of them my friends. Without exception, these are talented, intelligent, thoughtful, dedicated people who are also great fun to spend time with. It is simply that they have been taught and hold fast to a quasi-scientific belief system that is unsustainable and bizarre.

I do not wish anything I write here or subsequently to suggest that these people are foolish or incompetent. Nothing could be further from the truth. Accessing new understanding that has not existed before is extremely difficult, as the history of science makes clear.

Nevertheless, the theoretical research process in physics is ineffectual and the collective consciousness rogue. There are a relatively small number of incompetents in physics, as there are in all walks of life, and these include some but not all of the most televisually prominent. These are men, invariably, who have immersed themselves in incoherent theory for so long that their grasp on scientific principle and logic has become tenuous. (more…)