History and Philosophy of Physics

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[6] viXra:1709.0409 [pdf] replaced on 2018-06-13 23:40:01

Physics Beyond the Standard Model: a Reductionistic Approach

Authors: Victor Paromov
Comments: 12 pages, 3 figures

The Standard Model (SM) is the most useful theory of elementary particle interactions. Unfortunately, the SM cannot be unified with the theory of general relativity (GR) and has a number of ad hoc parameters. The full unification “beyond the SM” presents an important problem of modern theoretical physics. The SM analysis from the materialistic positions shows a number of fundamental inconsistencies of great philosophical significance. In addition to the long-debated philosophical problems of quantum mechanics, the SM has a problem of the “composite” elementary particles. If elementary, a particle should be stable and “unbreakable”, which is not the case with the five quarks, two leptons, three weak bosons, and the Higg’s particle. In addition, the existence of the neutrino raises questions. Thus, it is logical to expect that a successful unification concept will support the reduction of the SM elementary set. Surprisingly, no unification theory so far can support such a reduction, on the contrary, all the mainstream unifications including superstring theories tend to replace the SM set with an increased, not decreased number of elementary components. The modified Einsteinian concept of curved spacetime, the General Principe of Interaction (GPI) proposed recently along with the Fractal spacetime concept (FSC) does support the proposed reduction. The GPI-based unification allows, in general, the understanding of all the four types of interaction with the spacetime geometry. However, the quantum field descriptions of the particle interactions required by the compact extradimensional geometry are in principle incompatible with the classic field descriptions of the gravitation required by the “normal” geometry. Thus, neither a GPI-based theory nor any other theory can bring a full unification within a single theoretical framework. Nevertheless, the GPI-based description of particle interactions will be indispensable for solving the number of important philosophical problems of quantum physics.
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[5] viXra:1709.0405 [pdf] submitted on 2017-09-27 11:22:06

Fundamental Physics and the Fine-Structure Constant

Authors: Michael A. Sherbon
Comments: 7 Pages. International Journal of Physical Research, 5, 2, 46-48 (2017). CC 3.0

From the exponential function of Euler's equation to the geometry of a fundamental form, a calculation of the fine-structure constant and its relationship to the proton-electron mass ratio is given. Equations are found for the fundamental constants of the four forces of nature: electromagnetism, the weak force, the strong force and the force of gravitation. Symmetry principles are then associated with traditional physical measures.
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[4] viXra:1709.0300 [pdf] submitted on 2017-09-19 18:59:44

Why Ufos Are Depicted as Saucer Shaped

Authors: Krishan Vats
Comments: 1 Page.

There is a definite reason for “Why UFOs are saucer shaped” and the shape itself has a clue in it for altering gravity. Kind of maneuvers the UFOs/space ships are expected to exhibit are only possible via shielding gravity, or altering the space curvature to say in other words. Therefore UFOs have to involve altered/anti gravity The natural result of gravity is spherical shape. All massive heavenly bodies are near spheres, barring the rotational bulges. Ignore the smaller bodies where there is not enough matter/gravity to cause a spherical shape. Sphere has this property of "Minimum surface area for a given volume". So, gravity is associated with a shape with "Minimum surface area for a given volume" i.e. sphere. Anti gravity (or gravity shielded) is associated with just the opposite - "Maximum surface area for a given volume". Of all shapes, saucer shape has "Maximum surface area for a given volume". Ideally, it is a sheet (plane) that has "Maximum surface area for a given volume", but the sheet would not have place inside it for carrying the stuff. It would not be possible to place gravity altering mechanism inside a sheet. Therefore the most practical shape that associates with altering gravity/space - is saucer shape. So, it is not just a co-incidence that the UFOs are depicted as saucer shaped. This is not to say that the space ships can not be other shapes. They can be and bigger space ships would more likely be other shapes. Once you have a gravity altering mechanism in a saucer shape, then it can be covered with bodies of other more suitable shapes for the purpose of longer travel and comfort, which would include creation of artificial gravity for living beings/things. The smallest (bare minimum) UFOs are more likely to be saucer shaped. These are suitable, and used, for entering the atmosphere of planets. Saucer shape is also more suitable for minimizing the damage by deflecting debris. Bigger ones can be saucer shaped, or any other shapes.
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[3] viXra:1709.0206 [pdf] submitted on 2017-09-13 20:59:32

The Nature of Mind

Authors: Edwin Eugene Klingman
Comments: 11 Pages. An essay response to FQXi's asking whether mindless math can give rise to purpose.

Does purpose arise from 'mindless math'? Humans are self-aware and aware of their surroundings, thus conscious. The Darwinian Credo holds that consciousness emerges from increasing complexity. The alternative is an inherently conscious, purposeful universe. How does one decide this issue? The basis of physics is experience, so we analyze mind from this perspective.
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[2] viXra:1709.0036 [pdf] submitted on 2017-09-03 14:20:10

Evolution and the Mind of God

Authors: Robert T. Longo
Comments: 8 Pages.

This essay asks the question who, or what, is God. This is not new. Philosophers and religions have made many attempts to understand the nature of God. This essay is different from earlier attempts in that it develops a theory of God based on all known science and our limited understanding of the processes in the universe. It is not necessary to start with the belief that God exists; rather, by following the logic of the essay, it can be concluded that God exists.
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[1] viXra:1709.0016 [pdf] submitted on 2017-09-01 23:26:09

A Side Dish of Interesting Matters

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 28 Pages.

This isn't meant as the 'main course'. The 'main course' is what time has to be, and what kind of universe fits with the necessary kinds of time to allow physics as we know it, without contradiction of the models that are used to represent it and without paradox.The following topics are discussed: Complexity Arising, About change, Emergence, Self organization, Evolution, The evolution of consciousness, Causal order of consciousness's effect on external reality, Freewill, Fate and determinism, Causality, storytelling and world view, The laws of nature, Philosophical/ Theological matters, On the simulation hypothesis.The framework of a continually changing uni-temporal Object universe brings together physics at macroscopic and quantum scales, brings physics closer to theological ideas and overcomes many physics and philosophy problems. With wider, considerate communication, rather than being esoteric and insignificant, perhaps the model has further unifying, and liberating potential for human kind.
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