reply to post by subtleperspective
Oh, I'm still here, just not sure what to say. But "academia" is, as my OP mentioned, part of the problem. People have been taught things in
college that may or may not be correct. Let's take one easy example: "Perpetual motion machines are impossible." In order to make that statement,
someone would have to know everything there is to know
about physics. For them to teach it as fact is reprehensible. Anyone who thinks for
themself would reject that as unprovable after thinking about it; anyone who parrots it as factual can be regarded as "brainwashed," someone who
lets others think for
them. And that is
a fact; flame it all you want, it ain't going away. Until every physical law is known and the
entirety of the universe is understood, you cannot
state that perpetual motion (or something that appears like it from our perspective) isn't
achievable, and you cannot
claim that "QFT invalidates your theory."
People who've been taught "quantum field theory" as if it's fact will never believe this
theory even though QFT is unproven. Much in the
quantum world is unproven. Those who use such theories as a basis to reject other
theories are no different from Louis Pasteur's detractors
calling his theory of germs "ridiculous fiction." Everyone knows
cats are evil, so they have
to be the cause of the Black Plague,
right? Better kill 'em all just to be sure!
So someone tell me... what all parts of quantum mechanics have been PROVEN
to be true? I know, for instance, that quantum tunneling happens, or
appears to, but are they certain they have the mechanism behind that effect right? Has the cause
of it been proven
or is the attribution
of it to wave/particle duality and Uncertainty just a guess? What if electron waves are getting squeezed through the empty space in a rapid orbital
shell rather than "quantum leaping" to the other side? And remember: every experiment has an observer recording effects. You can't observe a
particle in its wave aspect without it collapsing into the particle aspect, so how do they know for sure?
And if they don't know for sure, why
are they teaching
everyone that it's for-sure? It's like they're trying to prevent scientific advance... like doctors being taught to ignore
the antibiotic effects of colloidal silver.
So let's just settle it once and for all. What all is just theory, and what all has been proven?
PS, everyone: I've stated many times that my wind tunnel model was imperfect. That was just the best analogy I could match what I'm visualizing to.
In reality it's nothing like straight-line winds, it's spherical, and coming out of every cubic planck-length of space, saturating the entire
universe with an energy gradient pushing ("blowing") equally in every direction at once. The tunnel was just a starting point to describe the effect
in two dimensions. I know wind is more particle than wave. I know the moving fans isn't accurate. I know "frictionless" is impossible, I already
knew everything everyone keeps pointing out about the wind tunnel; I only used it because I couldn't come up with a better thought experiment.
Abandon the ridicule already.