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the desubstantiation of modern physics

imagine darkness: the making of the simple universe

Publication notice:  I’m pleased today, February 17, to announce the publication of imagine darkness: the making of the simple universe, in a paperback edition. The book is the continuation and expansion of the model I first sketched out in the … Continue reading

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What (exactly) is energy?

What is energy? A recent post on a LinkedIn web discussion poses this question, with conditions. It rules out, wisely, simple mathematical expressions and the like, along with the typical circular, non-realistic explanations you get about gravity or magnetism or … Continue reading

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Words and Reality

Words and Reality A Look at Milo Wolff’s “Schrödinger’s Universe” (2008)  Four anti-definitions to ponder: 1. Space has no substance hence no reality in and of itself. What is called space is an absence of substance. If it is designated … Continue reading

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Independence Day CERN-tainty?

Independence Day 2012 Of course we all understand that the scientists at CERN have not been flinging tiny billiard balls of stuff at each other in their ten-billion dollar merry-go-round, but have, in fact, been flinging tinier and tinier coherent … Continue reading

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Dark What?

In early 2007, the journal Nature published the results of a study by a team of astronomers led by Richard Massey of Caltech, detailing their efforts at mapping the extent and nature of “dark matter”, that mysterious and as yet … Continue reading

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A fresh look at a famous thought-experiment

In 1920, Albert Einstein published the now well-known book titled, “Relativity: The Special and the General Theory”. In Section IX of that document, The Relativity of Simultaneity, he relates the famous thought experiment that compares observations from two differing inertial frames. … Continue reading

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Space, Time – and Reality

The two entities we call space and time, immortalized so famously by Albert Einstein in his equations are, simply, not real. They fail a simple reality test. To be recognized as real an object or event must be observed, perceived, … Continue reading

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