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Why Space has Three Dimensions

Why Space has Three Dimensions   – see Matthew Chalmers, New Sci 28 Sept 2013 That space is 3-D follows from electromagnetic and gravitational theory, both being experimentally validated and both free of quantum theory’s offence to views of reality (Chalmers, … Continue reading

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‘The Big Questions’ – do physicists agree?

Colin Blakemore says (Radio 4 interview by Jim Al-Khalili, 8 Nov.) that physicists agree on the ‘big questions’, while neuroscientists don’t – not even agree that the origin of consciousness is a big question. Do physicists really agree?? Eg. do we … Continue reading

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Counter-examples to the photon model – striking at fundamentals of the beleaguered string theory

Scientists interested in micromanipulation predict that certain micron-sized particles experience a backward force from a forward propagating light beam.  Such a prediction is inexplicable on the photon model of light.  The Chinese group’s paper uses the Lorentz-Mie expansion of the electromagnetic … Continue reading

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Astrobiology = mainstream science, not protoscience

Astrobiology is mainstream Science, but String theory only emerging ‘Protoscience’ Prasanta Bandyopadhyay and colleagues at the interface between Astrobiology & Philosophy, at Montana State University, have responded to the criticism of their Origins 2011 Poster. Astrobiology is to be seen … Continue reading

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Physicists’ crits of String Theory

Wikipedia summarises String theory as an active research mathematical framework in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity (GR). It is a contender for the theory of everything (TOE), a manner of describing the known fundamental forces … Continue reading

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