posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 06:14 AM
I just read a Comment by LaPoint on Facebook that I can relate to because of the book I read by Bill Gaede Why God Doesn't Exist.
title is a sarcastic referral to mathematical physics. Gaede believes that physics has reached the point where the mathematical physicists are viewed
as gods dictating what reality is made up of when actually they're not describing anything physical at all. It's just math for math's sake.
Here's the Comment:
Primer Fields In a quick review of the paper on gravity, I am not buying it. Too many out on a limb unprovable positions are taken by the
authors. They have to introduce curved space time to explain things that we can now explain without curved space time. Then it also introduces the
fractal side which I also find unnecessary. It is greatly complicating things from where we are now. Simple is more likely correct. The solution that
is offered also does not predict bubble formations from what I can see and in fact miss the bubbles inside of M2-9 that they show. They are simply
predicting the ejection of matter, but we now know thanks to the recent Chandra movies of the Vela pulsar that the treatment given pulsars in this
paper is not correct. I believe we will find that it all breaks down under careful examination and that is why this paper has not gotten more
coverage. It is all just math. I need more than just math or words to get me to believe when a physical solution is required. The solution needs to
make sense in the physical world and I find that this paper does not do that. I presume that the math is correct, but does the math truly represent
reality? . . .
I have been very mystified about the use of math in physics and the demand members post for "show me the math!" when someone posts alternative
theories. To me, the math is only a tool to use to represent
the theory and is not the theory itself, which should stand on the
of what we observe - not on math "proofs."
LaPoint says in that Comment that he's presuming that the math is correct! I'm amazed that correct math can mean absolutely nothing