The last post for ‘braney’ superstring theory…
Dr Lisa Randall’s string theory fantasy/propaganda in books and interviews (based on her popularity on arXiv.org, which deleted my factual paper after 2 minutes in 2002) is brilliant comedy.
Let’s hope that when the string theory band falls off its over-funded wagon, she continues to make people cry with laughter.
The physics world will be a horribly sad place without stringy theory. The clowns of the world are those who bring in the laughter, and God knows how valuable that laughter is. Keep overdoing that lipstick!
Just to show I’m not sexist, here’s another female physicist: http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1/
Caroline Thompson's page says:
'This site is about what is wrong with Fundamental Physics. It started with the discovery that we have been misled. We have been told that experiments agree with all the predictions of quantum theory, including those that involve the impossible - the Bell test experiments, that are supposed to show totally incomprehensible effects of separated particles on each other. I have looked at the evidence. The "loopholes" that they know are present are large enough to allow for perfectly straightforward explanations, with no sign of "non-locality". I am led to suggest that perhaps there is other currently-accepted "evidence" for both quantum theory and Einstein's relativity theories that needs re-investigation. (There is! See Forgotten History .) I am not talking of "re-interpretation", but of recognising that if we want to understand nature, not just produce "predictions", the first step is to re-assess the facts, reject falsehoods.'
'New! Additions, 1999 onwards. Very Latest:
12:10:05: Now might be a good time to join in the battle in wikipedia to get a fair deal for local realism in the pages Bell's Theorem, Bell Test Experiments and related pages. I notice that a Google search on "Bell test loopholes" give quite a bit of prominence to a certain C H Thompson and to wikipedia. Unsurprisingly, other sites easily beat wiki on Bell's Theorem.
Added link to Bibhas De in People and Places . He gives a brilliant satirical criticism of current physics. Replacement ideas include a photon with mass, and other concepts I dispute. His teacher was Hannes Alfven ... perhaps they both could have learned from my Phi-Wave-Aether.
'I'm still working on revisions to my paper "Homodyne detection and parametric down-conversion: a classical approach applied to proposed “loophole-free” Bell tests", intending now to submit to J Opt B. Parts of my "classical approach" have turned out (thankfully) to be already well known.
'The Chaotic Ball and the Bell test loopholes: For newcomers.
'Wikipedia pages on Bell tests: I've added some pages of my own to this online encyclopaedia.
'My Papers (and a few others), with notes.
'Progress Report on Realism versus Quantum Weirdness (written July 31, 2000).
'Challenges to Quantum Optics, inspired by EPR and other "entanglement" experiments. These cover the nature of light, atomic cascades and low-intensity "parametric down-conversion" (PDC).
'Suggestions for experiments: Some test fundamental ideas, others check realist explanations.
'Experiments in the headlines: Realist ideas on experiments that have hit the headlines -- primarily those claiming quantum entanglement. Which "loopholes" are relevant? What facts do we need before we can explain them? Most of my requests for additional data etc have gone unanswered.
'Letters to magazines: I've taken to writing to New Scientist, Physics World and such like, trying to persuade them to change their tone. Why do they have to present material as if quantum theory were universally accepted? It is not. Why don't you write too? One success! 'Physics World, November 2001, p17
'Comments on my work: This file covers only 1998-9. It's just to remind me that I'm not on my own.
'The Aether, Relativity, Cosmology: For those more interested in the structure of the universe than quantum magic. Should we be thinking in terms an all-pervading aether whose oscillations of state are responsible for everything? Could the universe be in a steady state after all, as was commonly assumed before anyone heard of a cosmological red shift? See my ideas for the basis of a Theory of Everything, the latest version of which (October 2004) is in "The Phi-Wave Aether: a Wave Theory of Everything" (.pdf (two-column compact format) or HTML)
'Forgotten History: The Einstein-Miller aether drift scandal, Millikan's condemnation of Einstein's photon hypothesis, and other interesting facts the establishment seems to have forgotten! Additions welcome.
'Book list: Just a few ideas, gleaned from my friends. If you have ideas for additions please let me know.
'FAQ: a small beginning, answering a few questions on light, the aether, "phi-waves" and forces.
'Who am I?
'People and Places: Links to other sites (not complete!)
'Discusson groups I belong to
'Contact me '