of the Universe
December 14, 2012
There are two basic concepts within which scientific theories have developed over the past hundred years or so. Either of these two concepts could possibly be the way that the universe is built. Particle theory, as Quantum Mechanics, dominates the thinking of the scientific community today. Here, we explore an alternative. We explore the notion that nature is comprised only of electric and magnetic fields.
Albert Einstein was an early advocate of field theories. The gold bars are links to Some of Einstein's writings for the general public. Other gold bars link to discussions and speculations about field theoies that are proposed today. All except the writings of Einstein share a common fact. That fact is that relativity phenomena develops naturally in flat space-time and a universe made of light.
Einstein held a different view. His view that space and time were
variables prevented him from
realizing his final dream, a unified field theory. Unification is a simple task in a universe made of light as Professor Thompson shows in the paper linked by the gold bar. It turns out that the Lorentz version of relativity explains the phenomena in a more natural less ad-hoc way.
At the turn of the twentieth century most scientists believed that, "the final irreducible constituent of all physical reality was the electromagnetic field." Many of them attempted to construct a unifying theory that would interconnect all of the known forces of the universe. The most durable concept that can not be proven false is
H. Ziegler's description of an electromagnetic universe linked by the gold bar. The Lorentz Ether Theory was probably the source of Ziegler's notion.
H. Ziegler suggested that a universe made only of electric and magnetic amplitude change could predict all physical phenomena. He discussed that idea with Einstein and Planck as indicated by the gold bar linked article.
With that construct of matter there is no need for the idea of variable
space-time. Relativity phenomena is the natural consequence of that construct. It is the matter, not space and time, that must change to accommodate its motion. This is not ad hoc. It is demanded in a universe
comprised of photons alone.
It is a fact that there is no evidence that any physical reality other than electric and magnetic fields exists in this universe. From the most
simple electron particle to the most complex galaxy, it can all be described in terms of electromagnetic change. And if the universe does in fact exist as such, every established theory is wrong.
We present these facts as a reminder that there is an alternative to the
unreasonable ideas expounded in the standard model. Some young physicist so reminded may discover that principle that John Wheeler referred to when he said,
"Some principle uniquely right
and uniquely simple must, when one knows it, be also so obvious that
it is clear that the universe is built, and must be built, in such
and such a way and that it could not possibly be otherwise."
John Wheeler did forsee that the guiding principle that governs the universe
would be found and that it would be very simple. That principle was found,
in fact, before John Wheeler wrote his famous delcaration. As stated above,
that principle is this:
"The final irreducible constituent of all physical reality is the
Stated another way, "All of nature behaves exactly as if all of nature
is made of light."
The result is that all things in nature must experience a distortion of
space and time that is relativie to their absolute motion through space.