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Fundamental Physics Is Dead (Not That Anyone Cares)



 
 
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Old November 1st 19, 03:19 PM posted to sci.astro
Pentcho Valev
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Default Fundamental Physics Is Dead (Not That Anyone Cares)

Death of physics is so obvious that it has even entered popular cultu

Leonard: "I know I said physics is dead, but it is the opposite of dead. If anything, it is undead, like a zombie." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDNP9KOEdh0

Peter Woit: "...as seems increasingly all too possible, we're now at an endpoint of fundamental physics, with the field killed off by a pseudo-scientific argument..." http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=9444

Neil Turok: "It's the ultimate catastrophe: that theoretical physics has led to this crazy situation where the physicists are utterly confused and seem not to have any predictions at all." http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/09/05/p...odern-physics/

Peter Woit: "As far as this stuff goes, we're now not only at John Horgan's "End of Science", but gone past it already and deep into something different." http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=7266

Physics was killed in this way:

"At a time when other scientists believed that the speed of light was variable, Einstein took it as a fixed limit of nature and made it the absolute non-negotiable around which all other variables and parameters enfolded."
https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/0...ng-relativity/

The frequency and the speed of the light pulses obviously VARY PROPORTIONALLY for the moving observer (the speed-of-light variation is the cause, the frequency variation is the effect):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg7O4rtlwEE

It takes extreme dishonesty to postulate that only the frequency varies while the speed of the pulses miraculously remains invariable. Einstein wrestled with his conscience "over a lengthy period of time, to the point of despair" before introducing the nonsense:

John Stachel: "But this seems to be nonsense. How can it happen that the speed of light relative to an observer cannot be increased or decreased if that observer moves towards or away from a light beam? Einstein states that he wrestled with this problem over a lengthy period of time, to the point of despair." http://www.aip.org/history/exhibits/...relativity.htm

The nonsense gradually permeated the whole of physics and killed this branch of science (made it insane) in the end:

"The speaker Joao Magueijo, is a Reader in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London and author of Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation. He opened by explaining how Einstein's theory of relativity is the foundation of every other theory in modern physics and that the assumption that the speed of light is constant is the foundation of that theory. Thus a constant speed of light is embedded in all of modern physics and to propose a varying speed of light (VSL) is worse than swearing! It is like proposing a language without vowels." http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/VSLRevPrnt.html

In the next version of fundamental physics the original malignancy, Einstein's 1905 nonsensical axiom

"The speed of light is invariable"

will be replaced with the correct axiom

"The wavelength of light is invariable".

I have developed the idea in a series of tweets he https://twitter.com/pentcho_valev

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Old November 2nd 19, 12:24 PM posted to sci.astro
Pentcho Valev
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Einstein's case is unique in the history of humankind. He managed to introduce an obviously nonsensical axiom - constancy of the speed of light - so malignant that its metastases overwhelmed and eventually killed the whole branch of science called physics:

Brian Greene: What does it mean for the speed of light to be constant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Irlq3TFr8Q

Resurrection is possible (if it's not too late). See a suggestion for an Einstein-free physics in a series of tweets he https://twitter.com/pentcho_valev

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