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The Final Theory rewinds back to Newton’s time and
progresses forward, exposing the many elementary flaws
and unquestioned assumptions that have led to the
numerous disjoint and problematic theories that plague
Originally posted by SilverSurfer
thanks for the link, it seems intressting.
I think ill order this and read it
Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
I haven't read the book, but it does look very interesting. While I don't know the specific claims made in the book that attack today's science, there have been major scientific mistakes in the past. A hundred years ago, physicists thought they had solved nearly every problem that existed, and thought that there was nothing else to learn, except for a few little things like 'blackbody radiaton' that they considered unimportant. Some professors at this time actually discouraged their students from physics, believing that there was no future in it, because it had all been done. Then Max Planck came along, said that energy was quantized, and totally changed physics forever. People suddenly realized that much of what they thought they knew about physics was wrong, and we are still learning tons of things about science.
So yes, it is definitely possible that our science today also has some similar flaws. Whether or not the arguments in the book make sense, I have no idea. If nothing else, I'll bet this book will be an interesting read since it should have a lot of historical information on science, and if it has some good ideas as well, so much the better.
Originally posted by Byrd
Okay, checking on the book and the publisher....
The book is published in a "vanity press" -- a publisher who will accept almost anything and publish it if you pay them $500. www.universal-publishers.com...
LOL ...you checked this out!
I don't see that he published any papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
This doesn´t surprise me, who would put the neck on the guillotine for him !
The book was largely ignored because of problems with his theory.... it "sorta" works and he says he "sorta" explained it but that 400 pages couldn't do justice to it.
What he seems to be unable to deal with is that a theory has to be able to be proved by evidence... and experiments contradict his theroy... and that a theory has to predict the behavior of something. His theory doesn't correctly explain orbital mechanics (as others have pointed out in the criticisms) or relativity. In a nutshell, he equates gravity with magnetism and says "voila! Now everything works!"
I see, If I remember well, Tesla had a theory like that, it was probably not the same but on Teslas gravity was a form of magnetism...
There's a couple of problems with that idea, even when you consider it under the looser constraints of String Theory (where gravity and magnetism are not considered the same thing because of differences in behavior.)
There's an interesting discussion about it on this other board. The thread is closed, but you can read some good discussion of it over on the Bad Astronomy forums: www.bautforum.com...
His idea that the sun and the Earth are of different "magnetisms" (gravitational polarities) is pretty unworkable. His model would predict ONLY circular orbits for everything, and it's very obvious that orbits aren't circular. Nor would there be wobble and spin.
I haven´t read the book, but if it is as you say, then I agree with you, instead of starting from Newtons theory and go forward he went back to the greeks...
thanks for your post
Originally posted by AelitaI would really like to see the author trying to solve an equation in relativistic hydrodynamics or other such interesting area and produce some real results with predictive power. Or calculate the mass spectra of hadrons, or other such trivial thing. Surely with his profound knowledge he can move much further than the feeble minds of present day scientists.