Bankrupting Physics

Author: Alexander Unzicker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137278234
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An award-winning scientist argues that theoretical physics have become too abstract and that the scientific community needs to return to the experimental method to advance current goals, identifying flaws in recent findings while sharing accessible explanations of recent high-profile theories. 25,000 first printing.

Farewell To Reality

Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453299149
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From acclaimed science author Jim Baggot, a lively, provocative, and “intellectually gratifying” critique of modern theoretical physics (The Economist). Where does one draw the line between solid science and fairy-tale physics? Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: super-symmetric particles, super strings, the multiverse, the holographic principle, or the anthropic cosmological principle. Unafraid to challenge prominent theorists, Baggott offers engaging portraits of many central figures of modern physics, including Stephen Hawking, Paul Davies, John D. Barrow, Brian Greene, and Leonard Susskind. Informed, comprehensive, and balanced, Farewell to Reality discusses the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy, providing essential and entertaining reading for everyone interested in what we know and don’t know about the nature of the universe and reality itself.

The Found And The Made

Author: Dan Bruiger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135148267X
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This book critically examines how mathematical modelling shapes and limits a scientific approach to the natural world and affects how society views nature. It questions concepts such as determinism, reversibility, equilibrium, and the isolated system, and challenges the view of physical reality as passive and inert. Dan Bruiger argues that if nature is real, it must transcend human representations. In particular, it can be expected to self-organize in ways that elude a mechanist treatment.This interdisciplinary study addresses several key areas: the "crisis" in modern physics and cosmology; the limits and historical, psychological, and religious roots of mechanistic thought; and the mutual effects of the scientific worldview upon society's relationship to nature. Bruiger demonstrates that there is still little place outside biology for systems that actively self-organize or self-define. Instead of appealing to "multiverses" to resolve the mysteries of fine-tuning, he suggests that cosmologists look toward self-organizing processes. He also states that physics is hampered by its external focus and should become more self-reflective. If scientific understanding can go beyond a stance of prediction and control, it could lead to a relationship with nature more amenable to survival.The Found and the Made fills a void between popular science writing and philosophy. It will appeal to naturalists, environmentalists, science buffs, professionals, and students of cultural history, evolutionary psychology, gender studies, and philosophy of mind.

The Higgs Fake

Author: Alexander Unzicker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492176244
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Does This Year's Nobel Prize In Physics Make Einstein Turn In His Grave?The Higgs Fake – How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee is a merciless critique of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and of the theoretical model on which the world's most expensive experiment is based. Unzicker, a German physicist and award-winning science writer, argues that the reaction of the Swedish Academy to last year's discovery appears to be a result of being beguiled by CERN's attempts to justify the billions of dollars of public money being spent.The book starts off by claiming that the greatest physicists such as Einstein, Dirac of Schrödinger would have considered the “discovery” of the Higgs particle ridiculous. The reasons, according to the author, are that: “1) the so-called standard model has grown unbelievably complicated, 2) none of the great riddles of physics that have persisted for a century have been solved, 3) history suggests that the current model is a dead end, 4) with their ever-more intricate experimental techniques, particle physicists are fooling themselves with alleged results, 5) scientific convictions in the community are established by blind faith in expert opinions, group-think and parroting, and 6) the data analysis in its complexity cannot be overseen by anybody.”Unzicker gives a historical survey of the field, and concludes that particle physics, as practiced since 1930, is “a futile enterprise in its entirety.” The book is peppered with a series of funny quotes from famous philosophers and scientists. In the last section, “Antidotes,” he specifically attacks “the overstated claims by famous physicists such as Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Michio Kaku, Lisa Randall, Sean Carroll, Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalili.” At the end, Unzicker lists questions that he would like to be asked to particle physicists at press conferences, hearings and discussions.Unzicker's books have been praised as “well-grounded, sound, [and] informed,” and as “vehement pleading for physics as a natural science, in its best tradition,” but also dismissed by particle physicists as an “incoherent rant” and “time-wasting nonsense.” The new book, written in an even more explicit and provocative tone, is likely to upset the high energy physics community.Praise for previous books of the author:The assertion that “science means, after all, not being a sucker” is well worth taking to heart. – Publishersweekly A broad dismissal of modern theoretical physicists…Unzicker also targets the massive expenditures of funds on high-energy particle accelerators. – Kirkus ReviewsUnzicker dares to think outside the mainstream. A refreshing and provoking book... – Prof. Hans Volker Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, University of Heidelberg Timely needed revision of contemporary physics´ idiocies. – Prof. Antonio Ruiz de Elvira, University of Alcalá de Henares A passionate and profound search for scientific truth. Unzicker's questions to particle physicists at CERN are justified. PD Peter Thirolf, nuclear physicist at Munich University.A major contribution to physics... Unzicker is pointing out that the emperor is naked... The establishment scientists will curse and moan. – Edwin E Klingman, author, former NASA Research Physicist

Constructing Quarks

Author: Andrew Pickering
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226667997
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Widely regarded as a classic in its field, Constructing Quarks recounts the history of the post-war conceptual development of elementary-particle physics. Inviting a reappraisal of the status of scientific knowledge, Andrew Pickering suggests that scientists are not mere passive observers and reporters of nature. Rather they are social beings as well as active constructors of natural phenomena who engage in both experimental and theoretical practice. "A prodigious piece of scholarship that I can heartily recommend."—Michael Riordan, New Scientist "An admirable history. . . . Detailed and so accurate."—Hugh N. Pendleton, Physics Today

The End Of Physics

Author: David Lindley
Publisher: Basic Books
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A thought-provoking critique of the search for a unified theory that would define the entire physical world traces the history of particle physics and argues that a unified theory would be untestable, as well as a detriment to modern physics.

Space Time And Matter And The Falsity Of Einstein S Theory Of Relativity

Author: Kamen Kamenov
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 9781439217788
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Theoretical physics has been hopelessly stalled for over 100 years. The reason is the falsity of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. A few years ago, NASA sent into space four satellites with gyroscopes to test the theory, project called "Gravity Probe B" (Google it). Just the fact that NASA is testing the theory speaks of itself: The theory is wrong. Why otherwise would you test something if it is right? Until now (4 years later) NASA still did not publish the results. Why? The results didn't match the predictions of the theory. There are two options. NASA must admit that the Theory of Relativity is wrong which will turn upside down the whole of physics, or must admit that they built faulty testing equipment wasting one billion of taxpayer dollars. NASA is thinking what to do and is trying to manipulate the data, they call it "cleaning" the data (to make them look right). It's a cover-up. Meanwhile my book was out of print, after many people realized that I the outhor was right the book skyrocketed in price. Recently on"bookfinder.com" it was reselling as a collectible in Europe (especially in France and Germany) for over $548, - and it was moving up in price fast. Because of that the author received many e-mails and calls to publish it again so that people can buy it for less. Now it is published again for an affordable price for you, and even for much less then the original price. It is also on Kindle. You can contact the author with questions at: "[email protected] The most valuable part in this book is the discovery by the author of the nature of Electricity and Magnetism. Scientists know how electricity and magnetism work but they don't know what it is. They don't know what is the connection between them and why they influence each other and create Electromagnetism. For the first time in the history of science you can learn and understand WHAT ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM and ELECTROMAGNETISM IS!!!

The Cult Of The Amateur

Author: Andrew Keen
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385520816
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A Silicon Valley insider offers a provocative look at the dark side of the new digital revolution, Web 2.0, and its detrimental influence on modern-day culture, society, and business, explaining the devastating repercussions of this cult of the amateur and offering concrete solutions for countering its impact on modern life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Complexity

Author: Mitchell M. Waldrop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671872346
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A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion