Hotson's turning point

Beyond the boundaries of established science an avalanche of exotic ideas compete for our attention. Experts tell us that these ideas should not be permitted to take up the time of working scientists, and for the most part they are surely correct. But what about the gems in the rubble pile? By what ground-rules might we bring extraordinary new possibilities to light?

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Hotson's turning point

Unread postby Frank_Grimer » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 am

This account is by D.L.Hotson talking
about himself in the third person.

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"...Unfortunately, he could not resist asking
awkward questions. His professors taught that
conservation of mass-energy is the never-violated,
rock-solid foundation of all physics. In
'pair-production', a photon of at least 1.022 MeV
'creates' an electron-positron pair, each with
0.511 MeV of rest energy, with any excess being
the momentum of the 'created' pair. So supposedly
the conservation books balance.
But the 'created' electron and positron both have
spin (angular momentum) energy of h/4p. By any
assumption as to the size of electron or positron,
this is far more energy than that supplied by the
photon at 'creation'.

'Isn't angular momentum energy?'
he asked a professor.

'Of course it is. This half-integer spin angular
momentum is the energy needed by the electron to
set up a stable standing wave around the proton.
Thus it is responsible for the Pauli exclusion
principle, hence for the extension and stability
of all matter. You could say it is the sole cause
of the periodic table of elements.'

'Then where does all this energy come from? How
can the 'created' electron have something like
sixteen times more energy than the photon that
supposedly 'created' it? Isn't this a huge
violation of your never-violated rock-solid
foundation of physics?'

'We regard spin angular momentum as an 'inherent
property' of electron and positron, not as a
violation of conservation.'

'But if it's real energy, where does it come from?'

'Inherent property' means we don't talk about
it, and you won't either if you want to pass
this course.'

Later, Mr. Hotson was taken aside and told that
his 'attitude' was disrupting the class, and
that further, with his 'attitude', there was no
chance in hell of his completing a graduate
program in physics, so 'save your money'. He
ended up at the Sorbonne studying French
literature and later became a professional
land surveyor."

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It would be interesting to hear from members who experienced
a similar:

"Something is rotten in Denmark" turning point in their attitude
to establishment science.
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Re: Hotson's turning point

Unread postby Frank_Grimer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 am

Grimer's turning point ...

.... was research into the properties of concrete that showed it made more sense to view materials as
being held together from without by EM atmosphere pressure than held together from within by spooky attractive
forces.

https://frankgrimer.uk/Speculations%20i ... /SST05.jpg
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Re: Hotson's turning point

Unread postby webolife » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 am

Webolife's turning point...
Recognizing the elegance of light as a force/pressure action rather than as an emission, and that the direction of light pressure "vector" is centropic, like EM and gravitation, thus potentially unifying all the fields. "Potentially" used intentionally here as a pun. Drop in potential of the field elicits the light action at the peripheral observer locus directed toward the "source" of the potential drop [eg. falling of an electron to a lower energy state], at the centroid of the field, therefore "centropic".
"Held from without...not by attraction..."
Truth extends beyond the border of self-limiting science. Free discourse among opposing viewpoints draws the open-minded away from the darkness of inevitable bias and nearer to the light of universal reality.
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Re: Hotson's turning point

Unread postby jimmcginn » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:36 am

Here's one.

This touches upon how I became aware of the pseudoscience in meteorology's storm theory:

Wizard of Oz and the Discovery of Atmospheric Plasma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-GOPq8aA0

James McGinn / Solving Tornadoes
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Re: Hotson's turning point

Unread postby Frank_Grimer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:22 pm

jimmcginn wrote:Here's one.

This touches upon how I became aware of the pseudoscience in meteorology's storm theory:

Wizard of Oz and the Discovery of Atmospheric Plasma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-GOPq8aA0

James McGinn / Solving Tornadoes


I love it :-)

I too became very interested in water as a consequence of my research
into the properties of soils and concretes.

http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/water_unexpected.html

I discovered (inter alia) that water vapour had three different states.
The one that is of significance to you is the power between 0°C and 100°C
where the water evaporates in the form of sheets having the same structure
as that of graphene. It sheds its surface skin. It exfoliates.
It's easy to see how these can roll up into tubes
just as in the case of graphene.

One of the most spectacular demonstrations of this sheets existence is the flash
freezing of the surface of very large bodies of still water. It would be nice to
have an animation of this process. As the individual surface bumps slowly
settle down the a point is reached where they all grab hands and form
one continuous net.
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