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What is Ultimately Possible in Physics? Physics! A Hero’s Journey
with Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, Schrodinger,
Bohr, and the Greats towards Moving Dimensions Theory. E pur si
muove!
by Dr. Elliot McGucken

ABSTRACT:
Over the past few decades prominent physicists have noted that physics
has diverged away from its heroic journey defined by boldly
describing, fathoming, and characterizing foundational truths of
physical reality via simple, elegant, logically-consistent postulates
and equations humbling themselves before empirical reality. Herein
the spirit of physics is again exalted by the heroic words of the
Greats—by Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, Bohr,
and Schrodinger—the Founding Fathers upon whose shoulders physics
stands. And from that pinnacle, a novel physical theory is proposed,
complete with a novel physical model celebrating a hitherto unsung
universal invariant and an equation reflecting the foundational
physical reality of a fourth dimension expanding relative to the three
spatial dimensions at the rate of c, or dx4/dt=ic, providing both the
“elementary foundations” for relativity and QM’s “characteristic
trait”—entanglement, and its nonlocal, probabilistic nature. From
MDT’s experimentally-verified equation relativity is derived while
time is unfrozen and free will exalted, while a physical model
accounting for quantum nonlocality is presented. Entropy, Huygens’
Principle; the wave/particle, energy/mass, space/time, and E/B
dualities; and time and all its arrows and asymmetries emerge from a
common, foundational physical model. MDT exalts Einstein’s “empirical
facts,” “naturalness,” and “logical simplicity.” For the first time
in the history of relativity, change is woven into the fabric of space-
time, and the timeless, ageless, nonlocal photon of Galileo’s/
Einstein’s “empirical world” is explained via a foundational physical
model, alongside the fact that c is both constant and the maximum
velocity in the universe. The empirical GPS clocks’ time dilation/
twins paradox is resolved by proposing a frame of absolute rest—the
three spatial dimensions, and a frame of absolute motion—the fourth
expanding dimension upon which ageless photons of zero rest mass surf;
which underlie and give rise to Einstein’s Principle of Relativity.

When the solution is simple, God is answering. –Einstein
If, relative to K, K' is a uniformly moving co-ordinate system devoid
of rotation, then natural phenomena run their course with respect to
K' according to exactly the same general laws as with respect to K.
This statement is called the principle of relativity. –Einstein, 1954

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. –Newton
For an idea that does not at first seem insane, there is no hope. -
Einstein
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the
shoulders of giants. –Newton
In questions of science, the authority of thousands is not worth the
humble reasoning of one individual. –Galileo
Books on physics are full of complicated mathematical formulae. But
thought and ideas (the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the
three spatial dimensions at c), not formulae, are the beginning of
every physical theory. —Einstein/Infeld, The Evolution of Physics

But before mankind could be ripe for a science which takes in the
whole of reality, a second fundamental truth was needed, which only
became common property among philosophers with the advent of Kepler
and Galileo. Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of
the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience
and ends in it. Propositions arrived at by purely logical means are
completely empty as regards reality. Because Galileo saw this, and
particularly because he drummed it into the scientific world, he is
the father of modern physics—indeed, of modern science altogether. -
Einstein , Ideas and Opinions
Epur si muove – (And yet it does move.) –Galileo
.. my dear Kepler, what do you think of the foremost philosophers of
this University? In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations,
they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at
the planets or Moon or my telescope. –Galileo
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents
and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents
eventually die, and a new generation grows up with it. -Planck
…my observations have convinced me that some men, reasoning
preposterously, first establish some conclusion in their minds which,
either because of its being their own or because of their having
received it from some person who has their entire confidence,
impresses them so deeply that one finds it impossible ever to get it
out of their heads. Such arguments in support of their fixed idea ...
gain their instant acceptance … whatever is brought forward against
it, however ingenious and conclusive, they receive with disdain or
with hot rage … Beside themselves with passion, some of them would not
be backward even about scheming to suppress and silence their
adversaries.... No good can come of dealing with such people . . .
their company may be not only unpleasant but dangerous. –Galileo
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. –
Baruch
What is Possible in Physics? Physics! Moving Dimensions Theory
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both
true and sufficient to explain their appearances. –Newton
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. –
Einstein
A physical theory can be satisfactory only if its structures are
composed of elementary foundations. The theory of relativity is
ultimately as little satisfactory as, for example, classical
thermodynamics was before Boltzmann had interpreted the entropy as
probability. –Einstein
When two systems, of which we know the states by their respective
representatives, enter into temporary physical interaction due to
known forces between them, and when after a time of mutual influence
the systems separate again, then they can no longer be described in
the same way as before, viz. by endowing each of them with a
representative of its own. I would not call that one but rather the
characteristic trait of quantum mechanics, the one that enforces its
entire departure from classical lines of thought. By the interaction
the two representatives [the quantum states] have become entangled. -
Schrodinger
MDT provides both the “elementary foundations” of relativity that
Einstein yet sought, and the foundational physical reality underlying
and causing quantum nonlocality and entanglement, which Schrodinger
labeled the “characteristic trait” of QM. Einstein's Principle of
Relativity, as well as his two postulates, derive from MDT's simple
physical model (Fig. 1) and single postulate which is more concise and
has the added benefits of providing for free will, liberating us from
the block universe, weaving change into the fundamental fabric of
space-time for the first time in the history of relativity, and
providing an elementary, foundational physical model for time and all
its arrows and asymmetries, entropy, and QM’s nonlocality and
entanglement, as well as reality's probabilistic nature. The fourth
dimension is inherently nonlocal via its invariant expansion, which is
the source of nonlocality as well as relativity. All of this is more
fully developed in Dr. E’s 2008 paper on MDT which examines Einstein’s
1912 Manuscript on Relativity and derives relativity from MDT’s dx4/
dt=ic: Time as an Emergent Phenomenon: Traveling Back to the Heroic
Age of Physics: fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/238 & fqxi.org/
community/forum/topic/432.
Simple, logical proofs of MDT:

MDT PROOF#1: Relativity tells us that a timeless, ageless photon
remains in one place in the fourth dimension. Quantum mechanics tells
us that a photon propagates as a spherically-symmetric expanding
wavefront at the velocity of c. Ergo, the fourth dimension must be
expanding relative to the three spatial dimensions at the rate of c,
in a spherically-symmetric manner. The expansion of the fourth
dimension is the source of nonlocality, entanglement, time and all its
arrows and asymmetries, c, relativity, entropy, free will, and all
motion, change, and measurement, for no measurement can be made
without change. For the first time in the history of relativity,
change has been wedded to the fundamental fabric of spacetime in MDT.
MDT PROOF#2: Einstein (1912 Man. on Rel.) and Minkowski wrote
x4=ict. Ergo dx4/dt=ic.
MDT PROOF#3: The only way to stay stationary in the three spatial
dimensions is to move at c through the fourth dimension. The only way
to stay stationary in the fourth dimension is to move at c through the
three spatial dimensions. Ergo the fourth dimension is moving at c
relative to the three spatial dimensions.
MDT twitter proof (limited to 140 characters): SR: photon is
stationary in 4th dimension. QM: photon is probability wave expanding
@ c. Ergo: 4th dimension expands @ c & MDT: dx4/dt=ic –from
http://twitter.com/45surf

A people that were to honor falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder
would be unable, indeed, to subsist for very long. –Einstein

MDT Sides With the Simplicity of the Heroic Greats in Word, Equation,
and Deed
MDT presents a new universal invariant reflecting a foundational
physical reality of a fourth expanding dimension—an elementary law
from which Einstein's Principle of Relativity can be built by pure
deduction. Begin with a universe with four dimensions x1, x2, x3, x4
where the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the three spatial
dimensions at the rate of c, dx4/dt=ic, and all of relativity is shown
to naturally emerge in Dr. E’s above paper, as does quantum mechanics'
nonlocality and entanglement, wave-particle duality, space-time
duality, mass-energy duality, entropy, and time and all its arrows and
asymmetries.

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we
grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium—we will all say to
each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been
so stupid? –Wheeler

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find
harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. –Einstein

MDT presents a physical principle more fundamental than Einstein's
Principle of Relativity, as all of relativity naturally emerges from
MDT's postulate, along with time and all its arrows. And too, MDT,
via the natural smearing of locality into nonlocality heralded via the
expansion of the fourth dimension, provides a physical model for
quantum entanglement—that which Schrodinger stated was the
“characteristic trait” of quantum mechanics. So it is that MDT
provides a common, foundational physical model for quantum mechanics
and relativity, thusly unifying them on a physical level. A simple
postulate and equation dx4/dt=ic bestows upon us a myriad of profound
consequences across all realms of physics—granting us both the
“elementary foundations” for relativity that Einstein yet sought,
while also providing the elementary foundations for Schrodinger’s
“characteristic trait” of QM—entanglement. MDT rides with the
simplicity of the heroic Greats in word, equation, and deed:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in
the opposite direction. –Einstein

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas
which mere human language is as yet unable to express. Let them make
the effort to express these ideas in appropriate words without the aid
of symbols, and if they succeed they will not only lay us laymen under
a lasting obligation, but, we venture to say, they will find
themselves very much enlightened during the process, and will even be
doubtful whether the ideas as expressed in symbols had ever quite
found their way out of the equations into their minds. –Maxwell

I don't believe in mathematics. –Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that
mine are greater. –Einstein

Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. –Poincare

In Einstein's Mistakes, Dr. Hans Ohanian reports on how physics
advances via the emphasis not on math, but on physical reality, “(Max)
Born described the weak point in Einstein's work in those final years:
“. . . now he tried to do without any empirical facts, by pure
thinking. He believed in the power of reason to guess the laws
according to which God built the world.”” MDT exalts nature and the
physical reality of a timeless, ageless photon, providing a simple,
unifying physical model for entropy, statistical mechanics,
relativity, and quantum mechanics.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. –Plato

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can
be counted counts. –Einstein

Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by
the nose. –Einstein

In Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson writes, “Dick [Feynman]
fought back against my skepticism, arguing that Einstein had failed
because he stopped thinking in concrete physical images and became a
manipulator of equations. I had to admit that was true. The great
discoveries of Einstein's earlier years were all based on direct
physical intuition. Einstein's later unified theories failed because
they were only sets of equations without physical meaning. Dick's sum-
over-histories theory was in the spirit of the young Einstein, not of
the old Einstein. It was solidly rooted in physical reality.” In The
Trouble With Physics, Lee Smolin writes that Bohr was not a Feynman
“shut up and calculate” physicist, and from the above Dyson quote, it
appears that Feynman wasn't either. Lee writes, “Mara Beller, a
historian who has studied his [Bohr's] work in detail, points out that
there was not a single calculation in his research notebooks, which
were all verbal arguments and pictures.” Please see MDT’s Fig. 1 at
the end of this document. (Many more to come!)
In Dark Matters, Dr. Percy Seymour writes, “Albert Einstein was a
great admirer of Newton, Faraday, and Maxwell. In his office he had
framed copies of portraits of these scientists. He had this to say
about Faraday and Maxwell: “The greatest change in the axiomatic basis
of physics—in other words, of our conception of the structure—since
Newton laid the foundation of theoretical physics was brought about by
Faraday's and Maxwell's work on electromagnetic phenomena.”
In his book Einstein, Banesh Hoffman (and Faraday) exalts physical
reality over mere math:

Meanwhile, however, the English experimenter Michael Farady was making
outstanding experimental discoveries in electricity and magnetism.
Being largely self-taught and lacking mathematical facility, he could
not interpret his results in the manner of Ampere. And this was
fortunate, since it led to a revolution in science. . . most
physicists adept at mathematics thought his concepts mathematically
naïve.

MDT Asks: Why Relativity, Entanglement, Entropy, Nonlocality, and
Time?

The important thing is not to stop questioning. –Einstein

It is interesting that Einstein introduced relativity as a principle—
as a primary law not deduced from anything else. Millions have seen
Einstein’s relativity born out via experiment, but it was I who asked,
“why relativity?” What physical model—what deeper physical reality
underlies relativity? And I found the answer in a more fundamental
invariance—the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the three
spatial dimensions, or dx4/dt = ic. Change is fundamentally embedded
in space-time. And not only can all of relativity be derived from
this, but suddenly we have a physical model for entropy, time and its
arrows and asymmetries in all realms, free will, and quantum
nonlocality and entanglement. MDT accounts for the constant speed of
light c—both its independence of the source and its independence of
the velocity of the observer, while establishing it as the fastest,
slowest, and *only* velocity for all entities and objects moving
through space-time, as well as the maximum velocity that anything is
measured to move. And suddenly we see a physical basis for E=mc2.
Energy and mass are the same thing—it's just that energy is mass
caught upon the fourth expanding dimension, and thus it surfs along at
c.
In Einstein's Mistakes, Ohanian writes, “Einstein acknowledged his
debt to Newton and to Maxwell, but he was not fully aware of the
extent of Galileo's fatherhood. In an introduction he wrote for
Galileo's celebrated Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems,
he faults Galileo for failing to produce a general mathematical
proof. Galileo regarded relativity as an empirical, observational
fact, that is, a law of nature, and Einstein's own formulation of the
Principle of Relativity three hundred years later imitated Galileo's
in treating this principle as a law of nature and not as a
mathematical deduction from anything else.”

Einstein’s Principle of Relativity Derived from MDT: MDT’s Diverse
Successes
Well, MDT provides a more fundamental law with an equation: dx4/dt =
ic, from which relativity is derived in Dr. E’s above paper. An added
benefit are all the other entities dx4/dt=ic accounts for with a
physical model, ranging from entropy, to QM's entanglement and
nonlocality, to time and all its arrows. MDT accomplishes a diverse
array of physical feats:
provides the “elementary foundations” for Einstein’s relativity and
Schrodinger’s “characteristic trait” of QM—entanglement.
unfreezes time & liberates us from the block universe, allowing for
and exalting free will
weaves change into the fundamental fabric of space-time for the first
time in the history of relativity
derives relativity from a more fundamental universal invariant: dx4/
dt=ic
provides a physical model for entropy
provides a physical model for quantum entanglement (QM’s
characteristic trait)
provides a physical mechanism for nonlocality—the fourth expanding
dimension distributes locality
provides a physical model unifying the dualities—space/time, energy/
mass, wave/particle, E/B
provides a physical model for the invariance of c—both its
independence of the source and its independence of the observer
provides a physical model for the spherically-symmetric expanding
wave-front of probability that defines a photon's path
offers a resolution for both the EPR Paradox and Godel's problems
with the block universe relativity implied
offers a physical model for why nothing can move faster than c.
offers an intuitive model for the length-contraction can accompanies
all motion
accounts for both the agelessness (from relativity—nonlocality in
time) and the nonlocality (from QM) of the photon
accounts for the gravitational slowing of time and light, as well as
the gravitational redshift
provides a unique physical model underlying wide-ranging phenomena in
quantum mechanics, relativity, and statistical mechanics.
*provides a physical model for time and all its arrows and asymmetries

MDT & Nobel Laureate Physicists vs. String Theory/LQG
MDT was inspired in part by Einstein's words pertaining to the higher
purpose of physical theories:
Before I enter upon a critique of mechanics as a foundation of
physics, something of a broadly general nature will first have to be
said concerning the points of view according to which it is possible
to criticize physical theories at all. The first point of view is
obvious: The theory must not contradict empirical facts. . . The
second point of view is not concerned with the relation to the
material of observation but with the premises of the theory itself,
with what may briefly but vaguely be characterized as the
“naturalness” or “logical simplicity” of the premises (of the basic
concepts and of the relations between these which are taken as a
basis). This point of view, an exact formulation of which meets with
great difficulties, has played an important role in the selection and
evaluation of theories since time immemorial. –Einstein

Contrast MDT’s elegant, unifying successes with String Theory's “not
even wrongishness.” The first page of String Theory in a Nutshell
states in a footnoted sentence:

String Theory has been the leading candidate … for a theory that
consistently unifies all the fundamental forces of nature, including
gravity. It gained popularity because it provides a theory that is UV
finite.(1) . . . The footnote (1) reads: “Although there is no
rigorous proof to all orders that the theory is UV finite...” –STRING
THEORY IN A NUTSHELL

So you see, string theory is not a finite theory, but this is
generally kept to the footnotes, when mentioned at all. Many Nobel
Laureate physicists harbor reservations regarding strings:

We don’t know what we are talking about . --Nobel Laureate David Gross
on string theory

It is anomalous to replace the four-dimensional continuum by a five-
dimensional one and then subsequently to tie up artificially one of
those five dimensions in order to account for the fact that it does
not manifest itself. -Einstein to Ehrenfest (Imagine doing this for
10-30+ dimensions!)

String theorists don't make predictions, they make excuses . –
Feynman, Nobel Laureate

String theory is like a 50 year old woman wearing too much lipstick. -
Robert Laughlin, Nobel Laureate

Actually, I would not even be prepared to call string theory a
“theory” rather a “model” or not even that: just a hunch. After all, a
theory should come together with instructions on how to deal with it
to identify the things one wishes to describe, in our case the
elementary particles, and one should, at least in principle, be able
to formulate the rules for calculating the properties of these
particles, and how to make new predictions for them. Imagine that I
give you a chair, while explaining that the legs are still missing,
and that the seat, back and armrest will perhaps be delivered soon;
whatever I did give you, can I still call it a chair? –‘t Hooft,
Nobel Laureate

It is tragic, but now, we have the string theorists, thousands of
them, that also dream of explaining all the features of nature. They
just celebrated the 20th anniversary of superstring theory. So when
one person spends 30 years, it's a waste, but when thousands waste 20
years in modern day, they celebrate with champagne. I find that
curious. -Glashow, Nobel Laureate

I don't like that they're not calculating anything. I don't like that
they don't check their ideas. I don't like that for anything that
disagrees with an experiment, they cook up an explanation-a fix-up to
say, “Well, it might be true.” For example, the theory requires ten
dimensions. Well, maybe there's a way of wrapping up six of the
dimensions. Yes, that's all possible mathematically, but why not
seven? . . . So the fact that it might disagree with experience is
very tenuous, it doesn't produce anything; it has to be excused most
of the time. It doesn't look right. -Feynman
But superstring physicists have not yet shown that theory really
works. They cannot demonstrate that the standard theory is a logical
outcome of string theory. They cannot even be sure that their
formalism includes a description of such things as protons and
electrons. And they have not yet made even one teeny-tiny experimental
prediction. Worst of all, superstring theory does not follow as a
logical consequence of some appealing set of hypotheses about nature.
—Glashow

The great irony of string theory, however, is that the theory itself
is not unified. . . For a theory that makes the claim of providing a
unifying framework for all physical laws, it is the supreme irony that
the theory itself appears so disunited!! Introduction to
Superstrings & M-Theory –Kaku

If Einstein were alive today, he would be horrified at this state of
affairs. He would upbraid the profession for allowing this mess to
develop and fly into a blind rage over the transformation of his
beautiful creations into ideologies and the resulting proliferation of
logical inconsistencies. Einstein was an artist and a scholar but
above all he was a revolutionary. His approach to physics might be
summarized as hypothesizing minimally. Never arguing with experiment,
demanding total logical consistency, and mistrusting unsubstantiated
beliefs. The unsubstantial belief of his day was ether, or more
precisely the naïve version of ether that preceded relativity. The
unsubstantiated belief of our day is relativity itself. It would be
perfectly in character for him to reexamine the facts, toss them over
in his mind, and conclude that his beloved principle of relativity was
not fundamental at all but emergent (emergent from MDT!) . . . It
would mean that the fabric of space-time was not simply the stage on
which life played out but an organizational phenomenon, and that there
might be something beyond. (MDT!) -A Different Universe, Laughlin,
Nobel Laureate

[String Theory] has no practical utility, however, other than to
sustain the myth of the ultimate theory. There is no experimental
evidence for the existence of strings in nature, nor does the special
mathematics of string theory enable known experimental behavior to be
calculated or predicted more easily. . . String theory is, in fact, a
textbook case of Deceitful Turkey, a beautiful set of ideas that will
always remain just barely out of reach. Far from a wonderful
technological hope for a greater tomorrow, it is instead the tragic
consequence of an obsolete belief system-in which emergence plays no
role and dark law does not exist. —A Different Universe, Laughlin

MDT and Socrates’ & Feynman’s Honorable Pursuit of Truth
MDT delivers an ultimate theory underlying Huygens’ Principle which
Feynman’s many-paths formulation of QM also exalts, whereas Loop
Quantum Gravity and String Theory only sustain a myth of an ultimate
theory. Nobel Laureates have referred to this present era as the
dark ages of physics, where progress in physics is frozen in a block
universe tied together with tiny, vibrating strings and little loops
which nobody has ever physically seen, violating the fundamental maxim
of science put forth by Galileo, Einstein, et. al. Feynman echoes the
words of the heroic Achilles (whom Socrates referenced while defending
philosophy as a virtuous pursuit in the Apology ) in defining science
as an honest, honorable pursuit: “As I detest the doorways of death,
so too do I detest that man who speaks forth one thing while hiding in
his heart another.” (Achilles in Homer’s Iliad )

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the
easiest person to fool. … You just have to be honest in a conventional
way after that. . . I would like to add something that's not essential
to the science, but something I kind of believe, which is that you
should not fool the layman when you're talking as a scientist. . . I'm
talking about a specific, extra type of integrity that is not lying,
but bending over backwards to show how you are maybe wrong, that you
ought to have when acting as a scientist. And this is our
responsibility as scientists, certainly to other scientists, and I
think to laymen. . . If you're representing yourself as a scientist,
then you should explain to the layman what you're doing—and if they
don't want to support you under those circumstances, then that's their
decision. –Feynman, Cargo Cult Science

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or
distinction than that connected with advances in science. –Newton

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. –Newton

MDT and the GPS Clocks/Twins Paradox
My solution was really for the very concept of time, that is, that
time is not absolutely defined but there is an inseparable connection
between time and the signal [light] velocity. –Einstein

Anyone who uses or benefits from GPS readily admits the glaring
asymmetry in the twins paradox, and thus that there must be a frame of
absolute rest and a frame of absolute motion. Now Einstein’s
Principle of Relativity is also absolutely true, as due to MDT’s dx4/
dt=ic’s inextricable linking of light, time, change, and dimension in
all acts of measurements, it is impossible to conduct experiments
allowing one to fathom relative motion in the confines of an inertial
frame. But the empirical fact that the GPS clocks on the orbiting
satellites must be adjusted for relativistic time dilation, testify to
the fact that their frame of reference is fundamentally different from
the earthbound clocks’. MDT accounts for this asymmetry in the twin
paradox/GPS, while also fully supporting the mathematics of Einstein’s
relativity and Principle of Relativity, which is derived from dx4/
dt=ic in Dr. E’s Time as an Emergent Phenomena. MDT proposes a frame
of absolute motion—the fourth expanding dimension which photons surf,
supported by the empirical facts that 1) a photon is in a state of
absolute motion, having no rest mass; and 2) a timeless, ageless,
nonlocal photon remains in one place in the fourth dimension, whose
expansion is the source of nonlocality.

Experimental Proofs of MDT
In addition to the GPS asymmetry which proves MDT, let us study the
fourth dimension via experiment in earthbound labs. A photon, which
is known to stay stationary in the fourth dimension, provides the
ideal physical entity and tool to probe and characterize the fourth
dimension on a physical level, so let us study a photon as it is
emitted from a source. Via numerous experiments ranging from double-
slit interference experiments to those demonstrating nonlocal
entanglement, the photon, in its simplest, most natural form, exists
as a nonlocal, spherically-symmetric, probabilistic wave-front
expanding at c. As relativity tells us that the timeless, ageless,
nonlocal photon remains in one place in the fourth dimension, we can
empirically deduce that the fourth dimension must be a spherically-
symmetric expanding wavefront of locality, supported directly by
experimental evidence and observation, thusly proving MDT’s postulate
of a fourth expanding dimension and equation dx4/dt=ic.

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin
not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations . –
Galileo

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox . –
Galileo

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand
things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of
them is not understanding . –Isaac Newton

Conclusion
What is ultimately possible in physics? Physics! MDT & dx4/dt=ic!

Gradually the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about
things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material furnished by
the senses. ... Galileo and Hume first upheld this principle with full
clarity and decisiveness . -Einstein


Fig. 1: MDT’S concrete physical mechanism for Einstein’s Principle of
Relativity, nonlocality, entanglement, QM’s probabilistic, nonlocal
character, time’s radiative arrow and asymmetry, Huygens’ Principle,
pilot waves, entropy, the constancy of c, the independence of c from
the source, and the timeless, ageless photon: dx4/dt=ic. As photons
remain in the same place (agelessness/entanglement) in the fourth
dimension which expands in a spherically symmetric manner, radiation
appears as expanding (never shrinking) probabilistic spherically-
symmetric wavefronts (time’s radiative arrow). Entangled photons have
a higher chance of being found further apart over time (entropy).
Many more MDT figures and text were edited out due to length
limitations.
Androcles
2009-09-28 16:39:25 UTC
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this message is generic the other reasons have been included. You are
left to decide which is most applicable to you.

There is no appeal, I have despotic power over whom I will electronically
admit into my home and you do not qualify as a reasonable person I would
wish to converse with or even poke fun at. Some weirdoes are not kill-
filed, they amuse me and I retain them for their entertainment value
as I would any chicken with two heads, either one of which enables the
dumb bird to scratch dirt, step back, look down, step forward to the
same spot and repeat the process eternally.

This should not trouble you, many of those plonked find it a blessing
that they are not required to think and can persist in their bigotry
or crackpot theories without challenge.

You have the right to free speech, I have the right not to listen. The
kill-file will be cleared annually with spring cleaning or whenever I
purchase a new computer or hard drive.

I'm fully aware that you may be so stupid as to reply, but the purpose
of this message is to encourage others to kill-file fuckwits like you.

I hope you find this explanation is satisfactory but even if you don't,
damnly my frank, I don't give a dear. Have a nice day.



"Founding Fathers Films" <***@gmail.com> wrote in message news:dd3768b6-d008-4315-950a-***@q40g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
What is Ultimately Possible in Physics? Physics! A Hero's Journey
with Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, Schrodinger,
Bohr, and the Greats towards Moving Dimensions Theory. E pur si
muove!
by Dr. Elliot McGucken

ABSTRACT:
Over the past few decades prominent physicists have noted that physics
has diverged away from its heroic journey defined by boldly
describing, fathoming, and characterizing foundational truths of
physical reality via simple, elegant, logically-consistent postulates
and equations humbling themselves before empirical reality. Herein
the spirit of physics is again exalted by the heroic words of the
Greats-by Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, Bohr,
and Schrodinger-the Founding Fathers upon whose shoulders physics
stands. And from that pinnacle, a novel physical theory is proposed,
complete with a novel physical model celebrating a hitherto unsung
universal invariant and an equation reflecting the foundational
physical reality of a fourth dimension expanding relative to the three
spatial dimensions at the rate of c, or dx4/dt=ic, providing both the
"elementary foundations" for relativity and QM's "characteristic
trait"-entanglement, and its nonlocal, probabilistic nature. From
MDT's experimentally-verified equation relativity is derived while
time is unfrozen and free will exalted, while a physical model
accounting for quantum nonlocality is presented. Entropy, Huygens'
Principle; the wave/particle, energy/mass, space/time, and E/B
dualities; and time and all its arrows and asymmetries emerge from a
common, foundational physical model. MDT exalts Einstein's "empirical
facts," "naturalness," and "logical simplicity." For the first time
in the history of relativity, change is woven into the fabric of space-
time, and the timeless, ageless, nonlocal photon of Galileo's/
Einstein's "empirical world" is explained via a foundational physical
model, alongside the fact that c is both constant and the maximum
velocity in the universe. The empirical GPS clocks' time dilation/
twins paradox is resolved by proposing a frame of absolute rest-the
three spatial dimensions, and a frame of absolute motion-the fourth
expanding dimension upon which ageless photons of zero rest mass surf;
which underlie and give rise to Einstein's Principle of Relativity.

When the solution is simple, God is answering. -Einstein
If, relative to K, K' is a uniformly moving co-ordinate system devoid
of rotation, then natural phenomena run their course with respect to
K' according to exactly the same general laws as with respect to K.
This statement is called the principle of relativity. -Einstein, 1954

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. -Newton
For an idea that does not at first seem insane, there is no hope. -
Einstein
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the
shoulders of giants. -Newton
In questions of science, the authority of thousands is not worth the
humble reasoning of one individual. -Galileo
Books on physics are full of complicated mathematical formulae. But
thought and ideas (the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the
three spatial dimensions at c), not formulae, are the beginning of
every physical theory. -Einstein/Infeld, The Evolution of Physics

But before mankind could be ripe for a science which takes in the
whole of reality, a second fundamental truth was needed, which only
became common property among philosophers with the advent of Kepler
and Galileo. Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of
the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience
and ends in it. Propositions arrived at by purely logical means are
completely empty as regards reality. Because Galileo saw this, and
particularly because he drummed it into the scientific world, he is
the father of modern physics-indeed, of modern science altogether. -
Einstein , Ideas and Opinions
Epur si muove - (And yet it does move.) -Galileo
.. my dear Kepler, what do you think of the foremost philosophers of
this University? In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations,
they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at
the planets or Moon or my telescope. -Galileo
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents
and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents
eventually die, and a new generation grows up with it. -Planck
.my observations have convinced me that some men, reasoning
preposterously, first establish some conclusion in their minds which,
either because of its being their own or because of their having
received it from some person who has their entire confidence,
impresses them so deeply that one finds it impossible ever to get it
out of their heads. Such arguments in support of their fixed idea ...
gain their instant acceptance . whatever is brought forward against
it, however ingenious and conclusive, they receive with disdain or
with hot rage . Beside themselves with passion, some of them would not
be backward even about scheming to suppress and silence their
adversaries.... No good can come of dealing with such people . . .
their company may be not only unpleasant but dangerous. -Galileo
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. -
Baruch
What is Possible in Physics? Physics! Moving Dimensions Theory
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both
true and sufficient to explain their appearances. -Newton
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. -
Einstein
A physical theory can be satisfactory only if its structures are
composed of elementary foundations. The theory of relativity is
ultimately as little satisfactory as, for example, classical
thermodynamics was before Boltzmann had interpreted the entropy as
probability. -Einstein
When two systems, of which we know the states by their respective
representatives, enter into temporary physical interaction due to
known forces between them, and when after a time of mutual influence
the systems separate again, then they can no longer be described in
the same way as before, viz. by endowing each of them with a
representative of its own. I would not call that one but rather the
characteristic trait of quantum mechanics, the one that enforces its
entire departure from classical lines of thought. By the interaction
the two representatives [the quantum states] have become entangled. -
Schrodinger
MDT provides both the "elementary foundations" of relativity that
Einstein yet sought, and the foundational physical reality underlying
and causing quantum nonlocality and entanglement, which Schrodinger
labeled the "characteristic trait" of QM. Einstein's Principle of
Relativity, as well as his two postulates, derive from MDT's simple
physical model (Fig. 1) and single postulate which is more concise and
has the added benefits of providing for free will, liberating us from
the block universe, weaving change into the fundamental fabric of
space-time for the first time in the history of relativity, and
providing an elementary, foundational physical model for time and all
its arrows and asymmetries, entropy, and QM's nonlocality and
entanglement, as well as reality's probabilistic nature. The fourth
dimension is inherently nonlocal via its invariant expansion, which is
the source of nonlocality as well as relativity. All of this is more
fully developed in Dr. E's 2008 paper on MDT which examines Einstein's
1912 Manuscript on Relativity and derives relativity from MDT's dx4/
dt=ic: Time as an Emergent Phenomenon: Traveling Back to the Heroic
Age of Physics: fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/238 & fqxi.org/
community/forum/topic/432.
Simple, logical proofs of MDT:

MDT PROOF#1: Relativity tells us that a timeless, ageless photon
remains in one place in the fourth dimension. Quantum mechanics tells
us that a photon propagates as a spherically-symmetric expanding
wavefront at the velocity of c. Ergo, the fourth dimension must be
expanding relative to the three spatial dimensions at the rate of c,
in a spherically-symmetric manner. The expansion of the fourth
dimension is the source of nonlocality, entanglement, time and all its
arrows and asymmetries, c, relativity, entropy, free will, and all
motion, change, and measurement, for no measurement can be made
without change. For the first time in the history of relativity,
change has been wedded to the fundamental fabric of spacetime in MDT.
MDT PROOF#2: Einstein (1912 Man. on Rel.) and Minkowski wrote
x4=ict. Ergo dx4/dt=ic.
MDT PROOF#3: The only way to stay stationary in the three spatial
dimensions is to move at c through the fourth dimension. The only way
to stay stationary in the fourth dimension is to move at c through the
three spatial dimensions. Ergo the fourth dimension is moving at c
relative to the three spatial dimensions.
MDT twitter proof (limited to 140 characters): SR: photon is
stationary in 4th dimension. QM: photon is probability wave expanding
@ c. Ergo: 4th dimension expands @ c & MDT: dx4/dt=ic -from
http://twitter.com/45surf

A people that were to honor falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder
would be unable, indeed, to subsist for very long. -Einstein

MDT Sides With the Simplicity of the Heroic Greats in Word, Equation,
and Deed
MDT presents a new universal invariant reflecting a foundational
physical reality of a fourth expanding dimension-an elementary law
from which Einstein's Principle of Relativity can be built by pure
deduction. Begin with a universe with four dimensions x1, x2, x3, x4
where the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the three spatial
dimensions at the rate of c, dx4/dt=ic, and all of relativity is shown
to naturally emerge in Dr. E's above paper, as does quantum mechanics'
nonlocality and entanglement, wave-particle duality, space-time
duality, mass-energy duality, entropy, and time and all its arrows and
asymmetries.

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we
grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium-we will all say to
each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been
so stupid? -Wheeler

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find
harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Einstein

MDT presents a physical principle more fundamental than Einstein's
Principle of Relativity, as all of relativity naturally emerges from
MDT's postulate, along with time and all its arrows. And too, MDT,
via the natural smearing of locality into nonlocality heralded via the
expansion of the fourth dimension, provides a physical model for
quantum entanglement-that which Schrodinger stated was the
"characteristic trait" of quantum mechanics. So it is that MDT
provides a common, foundational physical model for quantum mechanics
and relativity, thusly unifying them on a physical level. A simple
postulate and equation dx4/dt=ic bestows upon us a myriad of profound
consequences across all realms of physics-granting us both the
"elementary foundations" for relativity that Einstein yet sought,
while also providing the elementary foundations for Schrodinger's
"characteristic trait" of QM-entanglement. MDT rides with the
simplicity of the heroic Greats in word, equation, and deed:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in
the opposite direction. -Einstein

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas
which mere human language is as yet unable to express. Let them make
the effort to express these ideas in appropriate words without the aid
of symbols, and if they succeed they will not only lay us laymen under
a lasting obligation, but, we venture to say, they will find
themselves very much enlightened during the process, and will even be
doubtful whether the ideas as expressed in symbols had ever quite
found their way out of the equations into their minds. -Maxwell

I don't believe in mathematics. -Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that
mine are greater. -Einstein

Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. -Poincare

In Einstein's Mistakes, Dr. Hans Ohanian reports on how physics
advances via the emphasis not on math, but on physical reality, "(Max)
Born described the weak point in Einstein's work in those final years:
". . . now he tried to do without any empirical facts, by pure
thinking. He believed in the power of reason to guess the laws
according to which God built the world."" MDT exalts nature and the
physical reality of a timeless, ageless photon, providing a simple,
unifying physical model for entropy, statistical mechanics,
relativity, and quantum mechanics.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. -Plato

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can
be counted counts. -Einstein

Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by
the nose. -Einstein

In Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson writes, "Dick [Feynman]
fought back against my skepticism, arguing that Einstein had failed
because he stopped thinking in concrete physical images and became a
manipulator of equations. I had to admit that was true. The great
discoveries of Einstein's earlier years were all based on direct
physical intuition. Einstein's later unified theories failed because
they were only sets of equations without physical meaning. Dick's sum-
over-histories theory was in the spirit of the young Einstein, not of
the old Einstein. It was solidly rooted in physical reality." In The
Trouble With Physics, Lee Smolin writes that Bohr was not a Feynman
"shut up and calculate" physicist, and from the above Dyson quote, it
appears that Feynman wasn't either. Lee writes, "Mara Beller, a
historian who has studied his [Bohr's] work in detail, points out that
there was not a single calculation in his research notebooks, which
were all verbal arguments and pictures." Please see MDT's Fig. 1 at
the end of this document. (Many more to come!)
In Dark Matters, Dr. Percy Seymour writes, "Albert Einstein was a
great admirer of Newton, Faraday, and Maxwell. In his office he had
framed copies of portraits of these scientists. He had this to say
about Faraday and Maxwell: "The greatest change in the axiomatic basis
of physics-in other words, of our conception of the structure-since
Newton laid the foundation of theoretical physics was brought about by
Faraday's and Maxwell's work on electromagnetic phenomena."
In his book Einstein, Banesh Hoffman (and Faraday) exalts physical
reality over mere math:

Meanwhile, however, the English experimenter Michael Farady was making
outstanding experimental discoveries in electricity and magnetism.
Being largely self-taught and lacking mathematical facility, he could
not interpret his results in the manner of Ampere. And this was
fortunate, since it led to a revolution in science. . . most
physicists adept at mathematics thought his concepts mathematically
naïve.

MDT Asks: Why Relativity, Entanglement, Entropy, Nonlocality, and
Time?

The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Einstein

It is interesting that Einstein introduced relativity as a principle-
as a primary law not deduced from anything else. Millions have seen
Einstein's relativity born out via experiment, but it was I who asked,
"why relativity?" What physical model-what deeper physical reality
underlies relativity? And I found the answer in a more fundamental
invariance-the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the three
spatial dimensions, or dx4/dt = ic. Change is fundamentally embedded
in space-time. And not only can all of relativity be derived from
this, but suddenly we have a physical model for entropy, time and its
arrows and asymmetries in all realms, free will, and quantum
nonlocality and entanglement. MDT accounts for the constant speed of
light c-both its independence of the source and its independence of
the velocity of the observer, while establishing it as the fastest,
slowest, and *only* velocity for all entities and objects moving
through space-time, as well as the maximum velocity that anything is
measured to move. And suddenly we see a physical basis for E=mc2.
Energy and mass are the same thing-it's just that energy is mass
caught upon the fourth expanding dimension, and thus it surfs along at
c.
In Einstein's Mistakes, Ohanian writes, "Einstein acknowledged his
debt to Newton and to Maxwell, but he was not fully aware of the
extent of Galileo's fatherhood. In an introduction he wrote for
Galileo's celebrated Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems,
he faults Galileo for failing to produce a general mathematical
proof. Galileo regarded relativity as an empirical, observational
fact, that is, a law of nature, and Einstein's own formulation of the
Principle of Relativity three hundred years later imitated Galileo's
in treating this principle as a law of nature and not as a
mathematical deduction from anything else."

Einstein's Principle of Relativity Derived from MDT: MDT's Diverse
Successes
Well, MDT provides a more fundamental law with an equation: dx4/dt =
ic, from which relativity is derived in Dr. E's above paper. An added
benefit are all the other entities dx4/dt=ic accounts for with a
physical model, ranging from entropy, to QM's entanglement and
nonlocality, to time and all its arrows. MDT accomplishes a diverse
array of physical feats:
?provides the "elementary foundations" for Einstein's relativity and
Schrodinger's "characteristic trait" of QM-entanglement.
?unfreezes time & liberates us from the block universe, allowing for
and exalting free will
?weaves change into the fundamental fabric of space-time for the first
time in the history of relativity
?derives relativity from a more fundamental universal invariant: dx4/
dt=ic
?provides a physical model for entropy
?provides a physical model for quantum entanglement (QM's
characteristic trait)
?provides a physical mechanism for nonlocality-the fourth expanding
dimension distributes locality
?provides a physical model unifying the dualities-space/time, energy/
mass, wave/particle, E/B
?provides a physical model for the invariance of c-both its
independence of the source and its independence of the observer
?provides a physical model for the spherically-symmetric expanding
wave-front of probability that defines a photon's path
?offers a resolution for both the EPR Paradox and Godel's problems
with the block universe relativity implied
?offers a physical model for why nothing can move faster than c.
?offers an intuitive model for the length-contraction can accompanies
all motion
?accounts for both the agelessness (from relativity-nonlocality in
time) and the nonlocality (from QM) of the photon
?accounts for the gravitational slowing of time and light, as well as
the gravitational redshift
?provides a unique physical model underlying wide-ranging phenomena in
quantum mechanics, relativity, and statistical mechanics.
*provides a physical model for time and all its arrows and asymmetries

MDT & Nobel Laureate Physicists vs. String Theory/LQG
MDT was inspired in part by Einstein's words pertaining to the higher
purpose of physical theories:
Before I enter upon a critique of mechanics as a foundation of
physics, something of a broadly general nature will first have to be
said concerning the points of view according to which it is possible
to criticize physical theories at all. The first point of view is
obvious: The theory must not contradict empirical facts. . . The
second point of view is not concerned with the relation to the
material of observation but with the premises of the theory itself,
with what may briefly but vaguely be characterized as the
"naturalness" or "logical simplicity" of the premises (of the basic
concepts and of the relations between these which are taken as a
basis). This point of view, an exact formulation of which meets with
great difficulties, has played an important role in the selection and
evaluation of theories since time immemorial. -Einstein

Contrast MDT's elegant, unifying successes with String Theory's "not
even wrongishness." The first page of String Theory in a Nutshell
states in a footnoted sentence:

String Theory has been the leading candidate . for a theory that
consistently unifies all the fundamental forces of nature, including
gravity. It gained popularity because it provides a theory that is UV
finite.(1) . . . The footnote (1) reads: "Although there is no
rigorous proof to all orders that the theory is UV finite..." -STRING
THEORY IN A NUTSHELL

So you see, string theory is not a finite theory, but this is
generally kept to the footnotes, when mentioned at all. Many Nobel
Laureate physicists harbor reservations regarding strings:

We don't know what we are talking about . --Nobel Laureate David Gross
on string theory

It is anomalous to replace the four-dimensional continuum by a five-
dimensional one and then subsequently to tie up artificially one of
those five dimensions in order to account for the fact that it does
not manifest itself. -Einstein to Ehrenfest (Imagine doing this for
10-30+ dimensions!)

String theorists don't make predictions, they make excuses . -
Feynman, Nobel Laureate

String theory is like a 50 year old woman wearing too much lipstick. -
Robert Laughlin, Nobel Laureate

Actually, I would not even be prepared to call string theory a
"theory" rather a "model" or not even that: just a hunch. After all, a
theory should come together with instructions on how to deal with it
to identify the things one wishes to describe, in our case the
elementary particles, and one should, at least in principle, be able
to formulate the rules for calculating the properties of these
particles, and how to make new predictions for them. Imagine that I
give you a chair, while explaining that the legs are still missing,
and that the seat, back and armrest will perhaps be delivered soon;
whatever I did give you, can I still call it a chair? -'t Hooft,
Nobel Laureate

It is tragic, but now, we have the string theorists, thousands of
them, that also dream of explaining all the features of nature. They
just celebrated the 20th anniversary of superstring theory. So when
one person spends 30 years, it's a waste, but when thousands waste 20
years in modern day, they celebrate with champagne. I find that
curious. -Glashow, Nobel Laureate

I don't like that they're not calculating anything. I don't like that
they don't check their ideas. I don't like that for anything that
disagrees with an experiment, they cook up an explanation-a fix-up to
say, "Well, it might be true." For example, the theory requires ten
dimensions. Well, maybe there's a way of wrapping up six of the
dimensions. Yes, that's all possible mathematically, but why not
seven? . . . So the fact that it might disagree with experience is
very tenuous, it doesn't produce anything; it has to be excused most
of the time. It doesn't look right. -Feynman
But superstring physicists have not yet shown that theory really
works. They cannot demonstrate that the standard theory is a logical
outcome of string theory. They cannot even be sure that their
formalism includes a description of such things as protons and
electrons. And they have not yet made even one teeny-tiny experimental
prediction. Worst of all, superstring theory does not follow as a
logical consequence of some appealing set of hypotheses about nature.
-Glashow

The great irony of string theory, however, is that the theory itself
is not unified. . . For a theory that makes the claim of providing a
unifying framework for all physical laws, it is the supreme irony that
the theory itself appears so disunited!! Introduction to
Superstrings & M-Theory -Kaku

If Einstein were alive today, he would be horrified at this state of
affairs. He would upbraid the profession for allowing this mess to
develop and fly into a blind rage over the transformation of his
beautiful creations into ideologies and the resulting proliferation of
logical inconsistencies. Einstein was an artist and a scholar but
above all he was a revolutionary. His approach to physics might be
summarized as hypothesizing minimally. Never arguing with experiment,
demanding total logical consistency, and mistrusting unsubstantiated
beliefs. The unsubstantial belief of his day was ether, or more
precisely the naïve version of ether that preceded relativity. The
unsubstantiated belief of our day is relativity itself. It would be
perfectly in character for him to reexamine the facts, toss them over
in his mind, and conclude that his beloved principle of relativity was
not fundamental at all but emergent (emergent from MDT!) . . . It
would mean that the fabric of space-time was not simply the stage on
which life played out but an organizational phenomenon, and that there
might be something beyond. (MDT!) -A Different Universe, Laughlin,
Nobel Laureate

[String Theory] has no practical utility, however, other than to
sustain the myth of the ultimate theory. There is no experimental
evidence for the existence of strings in nature, nor does the special
mathematics of string theory enable known experimental behavior to be
calculated or predicted more easily. . . String theory is, in fact, a
textbook case of Deceitful Turkey, a beautiful set of ideas that will
always remain just barely out of reach. Far from a wonderful
technological hope for a greater tomorrow, it is instead the tragic
consequence of an obsolete belief system-in which emergence plays no
role and dark law does not exist. -A Different Universe, Laughlin

MDT and Socrates' & Feynman's Honorable Pursuit of Truth
MDT delivers an ultimate theory underlying Huygens' Principle which
Feynman's many-paths formulation of QM also exalts, whereas Loop
Quantum Gravity and String Theory only sustain a myth of an ultimate
theory. Nobel Laureates have referred to this present era as the
dark ages of physics, where progress in physics is frozen in a block
universe tied together with tiny, vibrating strings and little loops
which nobody has ever physically seen, violating the fundamental maxim
of science put forth by Galileo, Einstein, et. al. Feynman echoes the
words of the heroic Achilles (whom Socrates referenced while defending
philosophy as a virtuous pursuit in the Apology ) in defining science
as an honest, honorable pursuit: "As I detest the doorways of death,
so too do I detest that man who speaks forth one thing while hiding in
his heart another." (Achilles in Homer's Iliad )

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself-and you are the
easiest person to fool. . You just have to be honest in a conventional
way after that. . . I would like to add something that's not essential
to the science, but something I kind of believe, which is that you
should not fool the layman when you're talking as a scientist. . . I'm
talking about a specific, extra type of integrity that is not lying,
but bending over backwards to show how you are maybe wrong, that you
ought to have when acting as a scientist. And this is our
responsibility as scientists, certainly to other scientists, and I
think to laymen. . . If you're representing yourself as a scientist,
then you should explain to the layman what you're doing-and if they
don't want to support you under those circumstances, then that's their
decision. -Feynman, Cargo Cult Science

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or
distinction than that connected with advances in science. -Newton

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. -Newton

MDT and the GPS Clocks/Twins Paradox
My solution was really for the very concept of time, that is, that
time is not absolutely defined but there is an inseparable connection
between time and the signal [light] velocity. -Einstein

Anyone who uses or benefits from GPS readily admits the glaring
asymmetry in the twins paradox, and thus that there must be a frame of
absolute rest and a frame of absolute motion. Now Einstein's
Principle of Relativity is also absolutely true, as due to MDT's dx4/
dt=ic's inextricable linking of light, time, change, and dimension in
all acts of measurements, it is impossible to conduct experiments
allowing one to fathom relative motion in the confines of an inertial
frame. But the empirical fact that the GPS clocks on the orbiting
satellites must be adjusted for relativistic time dilation, testify to
the fact that their frame of reference is fundamentally different from
the earthbound clocks'. MDT accounts for this asymmetry in the twin
paradox/GPS, while also fully supporting the mathematics of Einstein's
relativity and Principle of Relativity, which is derived from dx4/
dt=ic in Dr. E's Time as an Emergent Phenomena. MDT proposes a frame
of absolute motion-the fourth expanding dimension which photons surf,
supported by the empirical facts that 1) a photon is in a state of
absolute motion, having no rest mass; and 2) a timeless, ageless,
nonlocal photon remains in one place in the fourth dimension, whose
expansion is the source of nonlocality.

Experimental Proofs of MDT
In addition to the GPS asymmetry which proves MDT, let us study the
fourth dimension via experiment in earthbound labs. A photon, which
is known to stay stationary in the fourth dimension, provides the
ideal physical entity and tool to probe and characterize the fourth
dimension on a physical level, so let us study a photon as it is
emitted from a source. Via numerous experiments ranging from double-
slit interference experiments to those demonstrating nonlocal
entanglement, the photon, in its simplest, most natural form, exists
as a nonlocal, spherically-symmetric, probabilistic wave-front
expanding at c. As relativity tells us that the timeless, ageless,
nonlocal photon remains in one place in the fourth dimension, we can
empirically deduce that the fourth dimension must be a spherically-
symmetric expanding wavefront of locality, supported directly by
experimental evidence and observation, thusly proving MDT's postulate
of a fourth expanding dimension and equation dx4/dt=ic.

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin
not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations . -
Galileo

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox . -
Galileo

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand
things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of
them is not understanding . -Isaac Newton

Conclusion
What is ultimately possible in physics? Physics! MDT & dx4/dt=ic!

Gradually the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about
things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material furnished by
the senses. ... Galileo and Hume first upheld this principle with full
clarity and decisiveness . -Einstein


Fig. 1: MDT'S concrete physical mechanism for Einstein's Principle of
Relativity, nonlocality, entanglement, QM's probabilistic, nonlocal
character, time's radiative arrow and asymmetry, Huygens' Principle,
pilot waves, entropy, the constancy of c, the independence of c from
the source, and the timeless, ageless photon: dx4/dt=ic. As photons
remain in the same place (agelessness/entanglement) in the fourth
dimension which expands in a spherically symmetric manner, radiation
appears as expanding (never shrinking) probabilistic spherically-
symmetric wavefronts (time's radiative arrow). Entangled photons have
a higher chance of being found further apart over time (entropy).
Many more MDT figures and text were edited out due to length
limitations.
dlzc
2009-09-28 17:36:11 UTC
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Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is Ultimately Possible in Physics?
...
Post by Founding Fathers Films
Over the past few decades prominent physicists
have noted that physics has diverged away from
its heroic journey defined by boldly describing,
fathoming, and characterizing foundational truths
of physical reality via simple, elegant, logically-
consistent postulates and equations humbling
themselves before empirical reality.
"heros journey"... poppycock. Science is drudgery, with occasional
(relished) surprises. Right now, attempts are being made to bridge
the classical and the quantum. This is the frontier...
Post by Founding Fathers Films
From MDT’s experimentally-verified equation
relativity is derived while time is unfrozen and
free will exalted,
Science is a deterministic endeavor. So you are lying about free
will.
Post by Founding Fathers Films
The empirical GPS clocks’ time dilation / twins
paradox is resolved by proposing a frame of
absolute rest—the three spatial dimensions, and
a frame of absolute motion—the fourth expanding
dimension upon which ageless photons of zero
rest mass surf; which underlie and give rise to
Einstein’s Principle of Relativity.
Did you have a straight face when you wrote this?

...
Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is Possible in Physics?  Physics!  Moving
Dimensions Theory
Crap classical reformulation of yesterday's news.
Post by Founding Fathers Films
MDT PROOF#1: Relativity tells us that a timeless,
ageless photon remains in one place in the fourth
dimension.
No. You lie.

...
Post by Founding Fathers Films
MDT PROOF#2:  Einstein (1912 Man. on Rel.) and
Minkowski wrote x4=ict.  Ergo dx4/dt=ic.
No. You don't know how to form a differential. Idiotically, you
don't know how to differentiate.
Post by Founding Fathers Films
MDT PROOF#3: The only way to stay stationary
in the three spatial dimensions is to move at c
through the fourth dimension.
Doublespeak. Intentionally unclear, and is not a "proof" buit an
unbased assertion.

MDT... More Double Talk in an attempt to spread your personal delusion
to others. Followup set to a more appropriate newsgroup.

David A. Smith
alien8er
2009-09-29 22:41:46 UTC
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Science is drudgery, with occasional (relished) surprises.
Science is a deterministic endeavor.
Um, not to defend the OP, but do you see any conflict between your
statements above? I do.


Mark L. Fergerson
N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc)
2009-09-30 00:39:02 UTC
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Post by alien8er
Science is drudgery, with occasional (relished) surprises.
Science is a deterministic endeavor.
Um, not to defend the OP, but do you see any conflict
between your statements above? I do.
No, I don't. "Drudgery" and "surprise" derive from a belief in
free will. The first is a statement of what a scientist feels
when doing science. The second is the underlying goal of
science.

Science's entire thrust is removal of free will, tying each
action to some preceding action, ad infinitum. Even quantum
mechanics does this, at a statistical level. So Science does
attempt to reduce free will to a deterministic requirement of the
shape of this Universe. Since the box can never contain
itself... the endeavor will never complete.

David A. Smith
Uncle Al
2009-09-28 18:04:55 UTC
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What is Ultimately Possible in Physics? Physics! A Hero’s Journey
with Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, Schrodinger,
Bohr, and the Greats towards Moving Dimensions Theory. E pur si
muove!
by Dr. Elliot McGucken
[snip]
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
[snip 60 lines total]
Anyone who uses or benefits from GPS readily admits the glaring
asymmetry in the twins paradox, and thus that there must be a frame of
absolute rest and a frame of absolute motion.
[snip rest]

http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/SRtwinParadox.html
http://sheol.org/throopw/sr-twin-01.html
<http://physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/twins.html>
Twin Paradox

Lorentz invariance.

idiot
--
Uncle Al
http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/
(Toxic URL! Unsafe for children and most mammals)
http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/lajos.htm#a2
Sir Frederick
2009-09-28 17:36:31 UTC
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URL?

Usenet does not normally show figures. Your text refers
to figures.
alien8er
2009-09-28 18:36:14 UTC
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Post by Sir Frederick
URL?
Usenet does not normally show figures. Your text refers
to figures.
Those are "links" that your "internet browser" can use to access
"web pages".

Nothing to do with Usenet.

Please, do enter the twenty-first century at your earliest
convenience.


Mark L. Fergerson
Sir Frederick
2009-09-28 19:51:25 UTC
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Post by alien8er
Post by Sir Frederick
URL?
Usenet does not normally show figures. Your text refers
to figures.
Those are "links" that your "internet browser" can use to access
"web pages".
What are the links to 'Fig. 1'?
Post by alien8er
Nothing to do with Usenet.
This is Usenet, the links are URLs, addresses for my browser(IE),
said browser may be called by my Usenet browser.
Post by alien8er
Please, do enter the twenty-first century at your earliest
convenience.
I shall enter as soon as you leave.
Post by alien8er
Mark L. Fergerson
(Of the deteriorated culture.)
alien8er
2009-09-29 20:52:18 UTC
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Post by Sir Frederick
Post by Sir Frederick
URL?
Usenet does not normally show figures. Your text refers
to figures.
 Those are "links" that your "internet browser" can use to access
"web pages".
What are the links to 'Fig. 1'?
On which referenced page? You snipped a bit too much to retain
clarity.

http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/lajos.htm#a2

contains a "Figure 1." which is a .png file; perhaps your IE's
plugins need updating.

Or perhaps you might consider upgrading to Firefox...
Post by Sir Frederick
 Nothing to do with Usenet.
This is Usenet, the links are URLs, addresses for my browser(IE),
 said browser may be called by my Usenet browser.
 Please, do enter the twenty-first century at your earliest
convenience.
I shall enter as soon as you leave.
Is that the best you can do?
Post by Sir Frederick
 Mark L. Fergerson
 (Of the deteriorated culture.)
I take great pains to remain nyekulturny, thanks just the same.


Mark L. Fergerson
ZerkonXXXX
2009-09-30 12:24:39 UTC
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Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is ultimately possible in physics?
religion
Ahmed Ouahi, Architect
2009-09-30 12:59:19 UTC
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However, the physics itself, has had emerged as all sciences, indeed, along
the beliefs, otherwise as among other beliefs...

For the time being, a definitely the religion which has had make it to be
taken seriously and the philosophy makes it to be more understood...

Therefore, which the mathematics has had a definitely stands, as it makes
the univers itself to stand, to structurate the physics...

However, to stand more as it is the case, along that matter, for all
sciences as to simplify to move further, a simply as that, a definitely as a
matter a fact...
--
Ahmed Ouahi, Architect
Best Regards!
Post by Androcles
Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is ultimately possible in physics?
religion
John Stafford
2009-09-30 14:27:34 UTC
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Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is ultimately possible in physics?
Physics, for the most part, has not yet managed to fathom time. IMHO, to
complete the next phase of physics, time must be exploitable, even if
not understood. (We do not understand gravity yet, but we can exploit
it.)
Ahmed Ouahi, Architect
2009-09-30 14:38:31 UTC
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--
Ahmed Ouahi, Architect
Best Regards!
Post by John Stafford
Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is ultimately possible in physics?
Physics, for the most part, has not yet managed to fathom time. IMHO, to
complete the next phase of physics, time must be exploitable, even if
not understood. (We do not understand gravity yet, but we can exploit
it.)
Androcles
2009-09-30 14:45:42 UTC
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Post by John Stafford
Post by Founding Fathers Films
What is ultimately possible in physics?
Physics, for the most part, has not yet managed to fathom time. IMHO, to
complete the next phase of physics, time must be exploitable, even if
not understood. (We do not understand gravity yet, but we can exploit
it.)
I can tell you've never punched a clock card.
Errol
2009-09-30 14:40:26 UTC
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On Sep 28, 6:11 pm, Founding Fathers Films
What is Ultimately Possible in Physics?  
Near immortality
New Virtual worlds populated by AIs that have been fast track evolved
on supercomputers, sharing their technology breakthroughs with
humanity
Mental control of Virtual particles would give god like power to
humans
Free energy from 0 point vacuum
spudnik
2009-10-01 01:42:46 UTC
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Newton's corpuscle was utterly burst by Young, Fresnel, Huyghens et
al,
showing that all properties of light are inherently wavey. anyway,
Newton was not a scientist, although he is the Secular Church of
England
from Harry Potter PS#2, Cambridge.

so, how does a wave *not* propagate "in time," in ordinary space, or
in that of (say) stringtheory?... is this not the self-same "problem"
of Minkowski's phase-space, newly dubbed "space-time?"
Post by Founding Fathers Films
MDT PROOF#1: Relativity tells us that a timeless, ageless photon
remains in one place in the fourth dimension.  Quantum mechanics tells
us that a photon propagates as a spherically-symmetric expanding
wavefront at the velocity of c.  Ergo, the fourth dimension must be
expanding relative to the three spatial dimensions at the rate of c,
in a spherically-symmetric manner.  The expansion of the fourth
dimension is the source of nonlocality, entanglement, time and all its
arrows and asymmetries, c, relativity, entropy, free will, and all
motion, change, and measurement, for no measurement can be made
without change.  For the first time in the history of relativity,
change has been wedded to the fundamental fabric of spacetime in MDT.
x4=ict.  Ergo dx4/dt=ic.
MDT PROOF#3: The only way to stay stationary in the three spatial
dimensions is to move at c through the fourth dimension. The only way
to stay stationary in the fourth dimension is to move at c through the
three spatial dimensions. Ergo the fourth dimension is moving at c
relative to the three spatial dimensions.
MDT twitter proof (limited to 140 characters): SR: photon is
stationary in 4th dimension. QM: photon is probability wave expanding
@ c. Ergo: 4th dimension expands @ c & MDT: dx4/dt=ic   –fromhttp://twitter.com/45surf
A people that were to honor falsehood, defamation, fraud, and murder
would be unable, indeed, to subsist for very long.  –Einstein
MDT Sides With the Simplicity of the Heroic Greats in Word, Equation,
and Deed
MDT presents a new universal invariant reflecting a foundational
physical reality of a fourth expanding dimension—an elementary law
from which Einstein's Principle of Relativity can be built by pure
deduction.  Begin with a universe with four dimensions x1, x2, x3, x4
where the fourth dimension is expanding relative to the three spatial
dimensions at the rate of c, dx4/dt=ic, and all of relativity is shown
to naturally emerge in Dr. E’s above paper, as does quantum mechanics'
nonlocality and entanglement, wave-particle duality,...
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