Zyxzevn wrote:The problem is that theoretical physics has introduced theories that can not be disproven,
and have no direct connection with reality.
That is due to the focus on maths over basic sense.
Scientists have stepped away from observable and practical reality and stepped into
They have removed space and time and almost every other simple measurable quantity,
because it was more mathematically more convenient.
They even pretend that it is OK that everything just spontaneously came out of nothing.
Or that it is OK that imaginary magnetic field lines bump into each other.
Or to have physics based fully on randomness.
And after the older scientists lost their minds, the students took over
fighting to get the best grades in repeating the nonsense.
That about sums it up alright. The mathematical myth making is the most damaging IMO. It's one thing to attach math to a concept like gravity, or EM fields and then "test" such mathematical models over time, because we know from direct human experience that these things actually exist in nature, so empirically testing various mathematical models in controlled experiments is actually pretty straight forward.
When however they started simply "making up" things like exotic matter, and exotic energy, space expansion and inflation, there is no logical way to ever *falsify* such cause/effect claims. That is because they are simply affirming the consequent fallacies to start with in terms of the original cause/effect claim, and they simply "tweak" their myth-math anyway they wish while ignoring all the negative results of their "experiments". It's a pure affirming the consequent cause/effect claim that's sustains the mathematical memes with pure denial of any and all negative results. Outright falsification of the cause/effect claim is therefore impossible.
I do think that the college grading system, severe publication biases, and job limitations also play a major role in the stagnation process. Anything or anyone that doesn't fit or doesn't parrot the standard dogma is automatically discounted by the teachers, the editors, and those who get to hire new employees. Anyone that doesn't toe the party line is given bad grades, they are blocked from the major publication channels, and they are automatically passed over for any decent job opportunities. This creates a closed loop "group think" process that makes it virtually impossible for real change to occur.
It still blows my mind that Kristian Birkeland not only "explained" the sun's sustained full sphere hot corona, he simulated it in the lab as well. Yet even to this very day the mainstream continues to ignore his successful lab results in favor of "pseudoscience" that cannot and never will produce a sustained, full sphere hot corona in the lab.
Not only did Birkeland's solar experiments *work* in the lab, they empirically reproduce all the important observations that we see in satellite images of solar atmospheric activity. Instead of embracing positive empirical lab results that enjoy a century of laboratory success, they discount positive lab results in favor of an entirely bogus claim about magnetic fields that doesn't work in the lab to produce a sustained full sphere hot corona, or a sustained planetary aurora. Magnetic reconnection is a total fail in terms of reproducing anything remotely like a full sphere, sustained hot corona in a lab experiment. Virtually all of the experiments on "magnetic reconnection" are also driven by electric current to start with!
The mainstream is simply lost in their own ego. They can't and won't accept the possibility that they're on the wrong track, so every single time their experiments fail, they simply ignore the negative results, and they build a more 'sensitive' version of the same experiment. They throw good money after bad so they don't have to admit their mistakes.
Just look at all the failed exotic matter tests over the last decade. They've now spent billions and billions of dollars on exotic matter claims. They've flunked every single 'test" of their claim, and they have found absolutely nothing. Instead of acknowledging that their ideas are fundamentally flawed, they simply build another even more expensive experiment and then they repeat the same denial based process over and over and over again. They have a *serious* case of confirmation bias. Only positive results will be accepted. Negative results only act to "constrain" their bogus claims.
It's also mind-boggling how badly their claims violate basic laws of physics, like the conservation of energy laws, and yet they still think it's "ok" to do that.
What the hell??????
The problem in particle physics is that the standard particle model is now complete. If it's also accurate, everyone is now out of a job. The problem in astronomy is that if the standard particle physics model is accurate and complete, their careers and their models have been a complete waste of time. Their egos and their need for prestige and income prevent them from embracing the empirical facts. It's a closed feedback loop.