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Extremist Physics: equations rule the World

Seven Equations that changed the World Mathematician Prof. Ian Stewart’s cover feature in New Scientist (11 Feb) of this title reflects schizophrenia over the hubris of the extreme tendency in physics that claims equations make the World.  Consider radio waves … Continue reading

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Round-electron challenge to mainstream physics

At last the cautious BBC voices physicists’ majority view that Gravity is not explained by the “Standard Model” of physics (Pallab Ghosh 25 May 2011) – meaning ‘gravitons’ are unreal –  in an  offhand comment on the electron-is-round story. Modern … Continue reading

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The Cat and EPR Paradoxes

Schrödinger’s equation is at the heart of physics, John Barrow tells us in his introduction to Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science, then adds that Schrödinger’s Cat is an “apparent paradox”. But his section on “that darned … Continue reading

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Challenge to fans of QM ‘photons’

Describing light as ‘photons’ is of course just a model; QM is just a series of calculation procedures (algorithms), Schrödinger’s “Cat” paradox showed it to be self-contradictory, which remains unresolved, though fans of QM indulge in semantics (‘apparent’ paradox – … Continue reading

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Light as Waves versus Quantum Mechanics of Photons

Three challenges to fans of QM ‘photons’ ** Afshar’s 2-slit experiment: shows light ‘photons’ propagate as waves – discrete signals are created by the detection process (photo-electric effect) ** Down-conversion in crystals: the rainbow from a laser beam passing through … Continue reading

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