Friday, February 15, 2013

The Importance of Physics!

The Importance of Physics

Physics, the understanding of Natural Laws is a captivating lifetime pursuit to me but it is also important to the survival of Mankind.  Today's Asteroid,  Meteors is an emphatic exclamation point to my The Importance of Physics headline.

This posting was initially  published on Sunday, March 04, 2007 and didn't refer to this Asteroid specifically.  I was referring to another one that will be even more dangerous. I am republishing it to remind us why the censorship of my ideas is not a good idea.

There are questions about the the exact trajectory of an incoming doomsday asteroid but there is certainty a high degree of self-censorship with respect to information about that event.

Today, I read again about the 450 million tons asteroid that would cross Earth's path in 2026 at a distance closer than the Moon. It was written in the article that even that was not what the scientist were concerned about. There would be an even closer fly-by.

Well. I came to write this blog and came back to pick up the reference and link to the news. Google had already moved it around or eliminated it.

The case in point is that I have been hearing about this incoming asteroid since December and did not see any scientific discussion in the media about the validity of this information.

If a doomsday asteroid is coming, I would like to offer some fresh ideas on how to eliminate the problem. That will not happen if this theory is not properly evaluated. If theorists put their petty vanity ahead of the needs of Mankind.

I believe some classification of theories in a manner similar to the one that exists in Philica should be in place within the Los Alamos Arxives. One thing that should NOT exist is plain censorship.

Los Alamos Arxives is a taxpayer funded pre-print (eprint) repository, that is, it is the place for papers that were not necessarily sent to a journal or received a peer-review yet. Peers would provide a peer review and that is fair.

In the past, there was no censorship or obstacles to publishing. Eventually, the bar was raised and an endorser was required. I passed that obstacle just to receive an "Inappropriate" review. Nothing else than the word "Inappropriate" was said about the theory. There was no need for anything else. The one who "owns" the repository actively controls whatever is published there.

If a theory has evident flaws the author should be told and the paper should NOT be published. If that is not the case, the paper should be published (eprinted) and occupy some few bytes in some server some place. The incremental cost is zero. The resistance to new ideas by established scientific elites has been an obstacle to the progress of science since there were scientists or the Church.

Today, we have the means to publish our ideas despite these obstacles, but that doesn't provide the extremely important peer-review and peer-recognition. By recognition I don't mean recognition of the author of the idea, but recognition of the idea itself.

An idea stands by itself long after the author is gone, but it has to be recognized by the Intelligentsia and to become part of the idea soup that feed our progress...:)

What we cannot accept is to have physics theories censored willy-nilly by simple minded molecular biophysicists (the "owner" of Los Alamos Archives is coincidentally a Molecular Biophysicist of all things)...:)

I believe that Physics is Fun but it is also Serious. The consequences of censorship, the hyping of stupid ideas for sake of book selling, TV show deal...:) can be high and maybe way too high for us to pay.



Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Whole Universe and a Grain of Sand

The Whole Universe and a Grain of Sand

Normally, I wouldn't bother to juxtapose my ideas against the accepted mainstream Science.  This time, I found this show and it states such stupid ideas that I had to do it.

This show is well done, nice pictures, smiling scientists..... as opposed to my crude postings, so I will do the best I can.

The point I would like to make is the problem associated with a 3D spatial Universe and the Grain of Sand comment.  The curvature of the Universe, according to General Relativity, depends upon the mass it contains.

Since in the mainstream Science there is no fourth non-compact spatial dimension as in the Hypergeometrical Universe Theory, when one talks about curvature, one is always conjecturing about a spacetime curvature.

Depending upon the Universe mass content, the spacetime curvature would be concave, convex or flat (positive or negative or zero).

In a simple manner, a convex spacetime wouldn't have a cycle, that is, the Universe would follow a never returning life path.  Since it has a start - a Big Bang - it would just expand eternally. Conversely, a concave spacetime would indicate a boom and crunch 3D periodic Universe, like if the total mass of the Universe would generate enough gravitational pull to decelerate all the Galaxies and collapse them into a Big Crunch.

The difference between one and the other Universe scenarios lies just on one extra Grain of Sand...:)

If I had conjured up a theory which had such level of criticality, I would be strongly suspicious that I made a silly mistake somewhere.

That should be enough to make any reasonable person to realize that something is amiss...

My theory includes a fourth spatial dimension and keep our 3D Universe in a light-speed expanding hyperspherical hypersurface.  Hence, the curvature can be either a spacetime curvature or a spatial curvature of the Hypersurface within the 4D spatial manifold.  This curvature increases as time goes by no matter what is the distribution of mass within the 3D Hypersurface.  The hyperspherical symmetry makes any point of the hypersphere to be equivalent, so there is no locus of the Big Bang to create a Big Crunch some time later.

The light-speeding expanding hyperspherical universe provides the flat curvature as a given.  The curvature is the age of the Universe times SpeedOfLight, that is a very large radius of curvature and thus a very small curvature.  Expansion occurs without the need of Dark Energy.  Prior Eras had a gravitational force that is stronger according to the inverse 4D radius of the Hypersphere, so looking into far away (the past) one has to take that into consideration when calculating mass (this should eliminate the need for Dark Matter altogether.

Using this simple Cosmological Topology there is no Proof of God's Existence from an extra Grain of Sand or Grain of Salt..>:)... No mesmerizing Cosmological Accident or Feat of God's Engineering...:)
There is no need to invoke a Multiverse nor the Circular Reasoning of the Anthropic Principle where the reason we think about this because this Universe allows us to think about this...:)  This creates a natural filter on the Multiverse.  In all the Universes where we don't exist, we don't ask these profound questions about it Laws.

This is, for me, an example of the utter vanity that prevails in the minds of these scientists and the vanity used to sell ideas to the general public. Not unlike the Comment "Subtle is the Lord", "I want to read God's Mind", or Seeing the Hand of God in a particle collision...:)

Human Vanity is used over and over again to sell shoes, cars, particle accelerators, String Theory, and to give some scientists a bully pulpit...:)

My theory is a simple, humble theory  :), but it should be discussed since the alternatives are really, really stupid.  Well, if not stupid, just plain unnecessarily complex, not unlike the original primitive model of a Flat Earth and a Dome full of Twinkling Stars..:) where all the complexity is hidden in a Almighty God...:)



ps- by the way, String Theory has been disregarded as a solution to this "Puzzle" because given enough parameters it can be the solution of anything.