Dates: 1998-05-17 – 1998-05-21

Where: Grand Junction, CO, United States Venue: Science Center, Mesa State College

Document:  Abstracts

Description

The Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA) is devoted mainly to broad-ranging, fully open-minded criticism, at the most fundamental levels , of the often irrational and unrealistic doctrines of modern physics and cosmology; and to the ultimate replacement of these doctrines by much sounder ideas developed with full respect for evidence, logic, and objectivity. Such reforms have long been urgently needed; and yet there is no area of scholarship more stubbornly censorial, and more reluctant to reform itself.

 

Conference Authors & Papers

 

An Ants-Eye View of Quantum Mechanics
Mike Johnson
Quantum physics presents mind-boggling mysteries; the apparent indeterminacy of particle characteristics until they are observed, and the apparent faster-than-light communication between distant pairs of particles when either partner is observed. These phenomena seem to be counterintuitive and are very difficult to conceive. As an aid to picturing this strange universe, we consider a simple analogy – ants living in a Mobius space, studying their subatomic, cointron, particles. Cointrons are minute spinning coin like particles. Their head/tail ?spin? characteristics are indeterminate until they are stopped (observed). The nature of the Mobius space permits a simple visualization of faster-than-light “communication” between particle pairs. This model suggests that our quantum quandary may result from the limitations of our senses in interpreting events occurring in a higher dimensional reality. 

 

Coping with Suppression of Innovative Thought
James DeMeo, John E. Chappell, Neil E. Munch
Examples of censorship and suppression are widespread in academia. Great progress has come from tolerance in earth sciences; but harsh intolerance rules in social sciences, vs. natural-environmental influences, and in physics, vs. rationality and objectivity: both involve disdain for common sense. Links between skeptics’ groups and establishment science. The situations in Russia and Germany. Discussion on how to cope with the intolerance.

 

D. C. Müller’s Ether Wind Velocity Predicts Rotation of the CMBR Anistropy Vector of ca. 27 Arc Minutes per Year
Glen W. Deen
Using an ethereal equivalence principle which I invented for this purpose, I discovered that D. C. Müller’s 1933 ether wind velocity of208 km 5-1 from near the LMC can be accurately modeled if he Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) dipole [Fixsen el. al. 1996], is rotated by about 36 c about an axis roughly parallel to Uranus’s polar axis. If Müller’s observation and my analysis are correct, then the CMB dipole must have rotated that much in 67 years, yielding a mean rotation rate of about 32 arc-minutes per year. This rotation axis and a declining rotation rate are arguably, but not conclusively, supported by measurements ofthe CMB dipole in 1982 [Lubin and Villela, 1986], Such a rapid dipole rotation with angular deceleration would make sense only if the CMB is evidence of an expanding and rotating bubble of ether. Van Flandern’s exploded planet hypothesis immediately comes to mind as a possible candidate for the cause of this phenomenon. If confirmed from subsequent observations, this CMB dipole rotation would falsify the big-bang theory.

 

Does Charge Decrease With Increasing Speed of a Charged Particle?
Clarence L. Dulaney
If the ratio e/m of a charged particle decreases with the increasing speed of the particle, does the mass increase. or the charge decrease, or some other effect occur? This paper examines the potential consequences of charge decrease with increasing speed, including possible explanations of cyclotron radiation, cosmic rays. and a modified Weber Force. By means of the experiment outlined in the paper, it should be possible to determine if the charge does decrease with increasing speed.

 

Elementary Particle Physics: Science or Dogma?
Friedwardt Winterberg
Elementary particle physics once was founded en a sound basis, with theoreticians guided by experiments, and experimentalists searching to verify the predictions made by theoreticians. The culmination of these efforts is the standard model, a kind of periodic system of elementary particles. But elementary particle physics has now gone in a dangerous direction: Postulating. the existence of higher dimensional spaces, and trying to indoctrinate the less intelligent physicist (like myself) to believe that the ultimate building blocks of nature are one dimensional strings or higher dimensional membranes. Physical reality is defined by what is measurable. What is not measurable are quantities which are infinite or zero, like the zero diameter of a string or the vanishing thickness of a membrane. Mathematicians can, of course generalize the space concept to more than 3, (or less than 3) dimensions. but all physics laboratories are still three dimensional. This is the dogmatic cult of quantum mechanics and relativity as absolute truth, not just models, leading to such nonsensical constructs as strings in 10 dimensions.

 

Examining Some Consequences of Lorentz’s Theory of Gravitation
Lee Shimmin
One can ask how it was possible for Lorentz’s simple and elegant theory of gravity to be passed over and for Einstein’s wacky theory of gravity to be accepted. We examine a bit of this puzzle by looking at two papers published in 1905 and 1906 that specifically address Lorentz’ theory. The first paper by R. Gans examines the theoretical implications for a number of issues including the relationship between inertial and gravitational mass. The second paper by F. Wacker (a student of Gans) explores, among other things, the advance of the perihelion of Mercury after including a term for a mass increase with velocity through the ether. We look specifically for criticisms which might demonstrate fatal flaws in Lorentz’ theory.

 

Gravity and Electromagentism in Absolute Space
David E. Pressler
 

 

Gravity is Due to Momentum Fields
Harvey L. Morgan
 

 

Inadequate Controls of Assumptions in Special Relativity
Neil E. Munch
 

 

Is E=mc2 True?
Robert J. Hannon
Einstein published three derivations of E=mc2. The author has analyzed all three and found them invalid. The primary flaw in the 1905 derivation is discussed. A derivation predicated on Newton-Maxwell physios performed years before Einstein by Gilbert N. Lewis is also analyzed and found defective. It seems possible that this famous equation is incorrect, and that the physical and mathematical reasons why E does seem to closely approximate mc2 in nuclear reactions are unknown.

 

Ives-Stillwell, Variable Light Velocity, and Variable Electric Charge, in Terms of a Postulated Theory of Radiation
John E. Chappell
The formula fer variability of energy in light particles emitted by a moving source was confirmed by Ives and Stilwell in 1938 only for line-of-flight and perpendicular directions. It can be proven by basic trigonometry that the general formula fer all directions is identical. In this analysis the gamma factor modifies c, but not d, t, or m. Possibly this result could be used to show why force on a mov1og charge varies as it does.

 

Just Which Equivalence Principle Do You Believe In?
James Carter
The Pound-Rebka experiment is often presented as an experimental proof of the Equivalence Principle. However, careful examination of this experiment reveals five different ways that its results can be interpreted. While all are compatible with the Equivalence Principle. each offers a distinct view of both gravity and the nature of the photons being measured. As a result, the Equivalence Principle has a different meaning and definition fur each interpretation. After each of these five possibilities has been presented, the listeners will be asked the following questions for discussion. Does anyone have a different explanation of this experiment? Which Equivalence Principle do you believe in? Since only one of these explanations can be correct, does anyone know of an experimental method by which one of these could be shown to be superior over the others and thus established as the true reality?

 

Logical Analysis of Special Relativity
John E. Chappell
Special relativity (SR) is a construct of the subcultur. of physics, not a certain reflection of reality. It is inferior to various other theories that explain the same evidence because It is based on Invalid logic: its two postulates contradict each other, and each commits the fallacy of misplaced concreteness. The simultaneity thought experiment 15 totally invalidated by violating the law of noncontradiction; suggestions are made on how to reinterpret it rationally in terms of aether theory.

 

Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions: Experimental Results and Theoretical Problems
Hal Fox
 

 

On the Spacing of the Planets: Corroboration of the Proposed Fourth Law of Planetary Motion
Alexander A. Scarborough
 

 

Practical Applications of Aether Theory: Biological and Atmospheric Experiments
James DeMeo
 

 

Quantum References: The Determination of a Zero Point in Quantum Systems
Richard Oldani
Heisenberg’s microscope experiment for the determination of the position of an electron is fundamentally flawed because it does not define position in four dimensions, as an event in space-time. To rectify this the microscope is substituted for by an ideal radar system situated at the origin of a coordinate system, thereby defining a reference system. It is then demonstrated that the origin and resulting coordinate points have a minimum uncertainty due to the physical extension of the photon in space-time. Further analysis reveals that quantum mechanics may be characterized in general as the study of material processes for which the spatial extension of the photon must be taken into account.Heisenberg described the mathematical relationship (Delta)p(Delta)x=h as the “uncertainty” principle to indicate that it expresses an observer’s lack of knowledge of the wave function of a particle. Later interpretations have preferred the use of “indeterminacy” indicating that this is actually a property of the wave function. It is shown here that in order to define a reference system quantum-mechanically, both uncertainty and indeterminacy must be included, but as separate concepts. Uncertainty is expressed in the classically defined coordinates of the observer, while indeterminacy is defined in the coordinates of quantum mechanical state space.

 

Relativity of Motion and the Special Theory of Relativity
Robert L. Stilmar
 

 

Role of a Fluid Aether Vortex in Forming Stars and Planets
Fred L. Walker
 

 

Some Remarks About Newton’s Third Law and Special Relativity
Francisco J. Müller
A study is made of Amptre’s Law and of Lorentz’s force, F = q (E + v x B). The former complies with Newton’s 3rd Law. The latter does not, but harmonizes with the Special Theory of Relativity. The implications of this conflicting theoretical situation are analyzed.

 

Superluminal Flares: Can They Provide the Answer?
William C. Mitchell
There have been recent reports of flares at speeds of about 0.9 emanating in opposite directions from a small black hole or quasar within our galaxy. A quirk of geometry causes such flares to appear to be super1uminal.These reports might encourage the investigation of pairs of such flares associated with very distant quasars, thus opening the possibility of solving possible problems regarding the accepted interpretation of red shift data from distant bodies.

 

The Apocalytic Photon
James Carter
 

 

The Electrodynamic Formulation of the Hering Furnace and Overhead Welding: Three Viewpoints
Domina Eberle Spencer, Gerard Coutu, Uma Y. Shama, Philip J. Mann
The Hering furnace and overhead welding have previously been analyzed from the point of view of the currently taught classical equation and the new Gaussian equation of Moon, Spencer, et al for the force between moving charges. This paper extends this analysis to the Weber equation of 1846. Conclusions are drawn on the validity of each of these three electrodynamic equations.

 

The General Electromagnetic Formulation of the Unipolar Induction Problem
Domina Eberle Spencer, Philip J. Mann
The general electromagnetic induction problem is formulated in three ways: from the Weber equation proposed in 1846; from the classical equation generally taught today: and from the new Gaussian equation recently proposed by Moon, Spencer, Mirchandaney, Shama, and Mann. The angular velocity of the copper conductor (Omega) and the angular velocity of the magnetic field Q are arbitrary.

 

The Motion of an Electric Charge in a Uniform Electric Field: Three Viewpoints
Domina Eberle Spencer, Uma Y. Shama, Philip J. Mann
The force on a charge moving in a uniform electric field is calculated in three ways: from the Weber equation proposed in 1846: from the classtcal equation generally taught today; and from the new Gaussian equation recently proposed and published by Moon, Spencer, Mirchandaney, Shama and Mann (Proceedings of the International Conference on Problems of Space, Time, Gravitation (Sept. 1996. St. Petersburg, Russia: pp. 188-195)). The classical field 150 a constant, but the Weber and new Gaussian fields are different functions of velocity.

 

The Quantitative Analogies and the Ether
Robert L. Stilmar
The quantitative analogies point to an ether with many of the properties of a perfect fluid: that is, incompressible, frictionless, convective, gyrostatic; but also infinitely polarizable. Mass, considered not to vary with velocity, is apparently the bridge between the ether world. and the electrical world which we inhabit. Does this mean that the ether 150 composed of minute charged particles, or of neutral couplets, mirroring our atoms, which are then entrainable by matter, but do not rotate with it?

 

The Radiation Mechanics of the Hydrogen Atom and the Structure of the Nucleus
James Carter
A mechanical model for the hydrogen atom is proposed in which the electron and proton are physically connected to one another by a series of torus shaped structures called circlons. Photons are produced at the interface when a circlon from the proton combines with a circlon from the electron. The atom’s energy is contained within the stationary orbital motion of these components in which the circlons rotate on their axes but the electron does not revolve around the proton. A new orbital constant (Y) is proposed which is used to calculate the complete hydrogen radiation spectrum without the use Planck’s constant (h). The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is used to define the size of the circlon rather than the uncertainty of the electron’s position. At a deeper level, stationary orbital motion is the process by which nuclear interactions occur. The nuclear structure of hydrogen and helium is examined and then the precise step by step process is shown by which all isotopes of the known elements are constructed. Physical models are offered to depict the structure of the most common isotope of each element.

 

To What Extent Can Sagnac and General Relativity Effects on Light be Explained by Newtonian Equations of Rotational Motion?
Harvey L. Morgan
 

 

Unipolar Induction from Three Viewpoints
Domina Eberle Spencer, Philip J. Mann
The general formulation of the electroaagnetlc induction problem is applied to three special cases for which experimental results are available; (I) Only the copper disc rotates; (II) Both copper disk and magnetic field rotate at same angular velocity; and (III) Only the magnetic field rotate. Each will be analyzed in terms of the same three viewpoints used in the previous papers: Weber’s 1846 equation: the currently taught classical equation; and the new Gaussian equation of Moon, Spencer, et al. Significant conclusions 101111 be drawn on the validity of these three electrodynamic equations.

 

Visualizing the Postulates of the Velocity of Light
Domina Eberle Spencer, Uma Y. Shama
An elementary geometric construction enables one to clearly visualize and fully comprehend the differences between three postulates on the velocity of light — those of Einstein (1905, 1907), Ritz (1908), and Moon and Spencer (1956, 1989). The universal time postulate of Moon and Spencer is the only one of these three in full agreement with a11 experiments hitherto analyzed. It displays an essential simplicity, and involves a simple method of synchronizing the clocks of two moving observers that is not possible in general for the Ritz and Einstein postulates.