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breath of fresh air
on November 13, 2013
Pseudo science? Really? Mainstream physics would have us believe in 11 dimensions, gravity leaking from one of those "other" dimensions, virtual particles, parallel worlds, things popping into and out of existence, the absence of causality, particles being in many places at once, etc. etc. But this book is pseudo science? Really? "The Standard Model is one of the most successful theories in the history of science." The Standard Model is an observation matrix included with an ad hoc mathematical construct that has to be amended every time something new flies out of an accelerator. Miley Cyrus probably has a better theory for why the electron mass is the value it is. Oh wait, the Standard Model doesn't even have a theory for that. And don't even get me started on String Theory. The game of Monopoly does a better job of explaining how reality works than String Theory. 2 + 2 is not 4 like you have been taught and every real world experiment would have you believe. It is actually 37.4. The other 33.4 is wrapped up in other dimensions. Sorry, you can never see those dimensions or perform any real word experiment that would verify those other dimensions exist - you just have to trust me. Anyway, all sarcasm aside, mainstream physics has lost its way and needs to start vigorously exploring new ideas. It is too important not to. The ideas presented in this book are a breath of fresh air. Jeff Yee does not invoke magic to explain basic mechanics in particle physics. Certainly the intuitive plausibility of some of these concepts deserves more investigation. Thanks Jeff! If you have not already done so, please start a website where these ideas can be debated (no magicians allowed).