reply to post by Moduli
Hello Modulo. I too am a physicist (although I spend much more time researching economics these days). I do, however, know quite a lot about what
you are saying and have spent a number of years in the field of Physics.
The first thing that catches my eye is that you claim that “String Theory” is definitely true and elude to it being the final end all theory of
the most fundamental proportions. I have never met a physicist or scientist that claims any theory, not even the most fundamental, as certainly
inevitable. There are no certainties in science, and not even our laws are set in stone. The nature of science itself is such that it is, and shall
remain, ever changing.
I doubt Brian Greene (Elegant Universe)
(whom I have met and discussed this with at length) would
even state that string theory is a certainty. It is certainly a theory that holds much merit, but it has many inconsistencies and has had trouble for
decades. Not until about 25 years ago did it start to gather steam once again, and even now it is disputed as only a strong possibility.
You discuss the LHC and the Higgs boson, and state that, “the LHC is going to detect the Higgs boson”. You go on to state that it must exist in
some form or another. This is simply conjecture and I have never, and doubt I ever will, meet any scientist, ESPECIALLY a physicist, that would ever
claim such a certainty without its discovery. It’s a likely outcome, it’s quite possibly true, there is a high probability that they may find it,
but it is far from absolute at this time.
You also state that it “may be the case that extra, unexpected particles, may be discovered”. Of course extra particles will be discovered, the
LHC is the longest, most energetic collider, ever created! How do you think we discovered Gluons, or Muons? How do you think we discovered Quarks?!?
Yes, adding length to the collider and then bashing particles together, we will MOST LIKELY find new particles if they exist!
I have read many of your posts now and am beginning to see that you don’t seem to understand Quantum Mechanics. Without this fundamental
understanding, how do you expect us to believe you understand string theory? Are you not aware of
? The act of observing something, definitely changes its state.
The Heisenberg Uncertainty principle
, a principle learned by any 3rd year physics
student, explains it nicely. The photon interaction changes its state in such a way that we can either know its momentum or its location, but never
You state that Gravitons “Do” exist, and I wonder sir, how do you claim such to be truth? Gravitons are a theoretical particle that have never
been observed. General Relativity explains gravity as a wave and is in direct contradiction to the theory of a graviton unless you claim that they
travel much as light does, as both a particle and a wave. Either way, the jury(all serious scientists who write peer reviewed articles) is still out
on this one.
More coming soon, I am only through page 4 of this total post.
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