Expanding Space: The Root of Conceptual Problems of the Cosmological Physics,
Yurij Baryshev, Astronomical Institute of the St.-Petersburg, State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0153
Dear Prof. Dr. Yurij Baryshev,
Of the many possible roots of conceptual problems, I believe John Wheeler’s search for the most simple* holds the most promise. Hawking’s work is a mess of contradictions within his first epoch which only get worse in his second, third and fourth epochs (which all total together less than a fraction of a second).
I had to go back to high school to see where we’ve all gone so wrong. To be alive in the past forty years is to know that our theories in cosmology, epistemology, and ontology are very incomplete:
Why not go back to the Newton-Clarke discussions with Leibniz?
Why not re-engage our understanding of the infinite?
Why not allow the infinite to enter our thinking?
Must we renormalize and regularize every equation?
Why not let some of those tensions teach us?
Yes, I have been bothering the old guard, from Hawking, to Guth, E.O. Wilson, Antonio Zichichi and others. Long ago, I was the guest of Freeman Dyson (IAS), and more recently of Frank Wilczek (MIT) who wrote Scaling Mt. Planck, I, II, III for Physics Today, 2001). He was very helpful.
Nobody has given any reason why base-2 notation from the Planck scale is a waste of time. There has been no refutation regarding those first 67 notations,. i.e. “There is no possibility…”
It is obvious to me that we all imbibed the big bang theory for such a long time that Hawking’s theoretical fabrication has successfully and rather quietly held most of us in check. But not you… would you spend a little time with me to go over the five questions above?
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Further introduction: A good friend was Ted Bastin. Viki Weisskopf introduced me to John Bell at CERN. With six of David Bohm’s PhD candidates (1977), we spent seven hours within his Fragmentation and Wholeness thinking about points, lines, triangles and tetrahedrons. In 1980 I spent a semester with Olivier Costa de Beauregard at the Institut Henri Poincaré. I met with Alain Aspect on a visit with JP Vigier and Bernard d’Espagnat. Twenty years later, (Bohm had died) I went inside the tetrahedron, then the octahedron. In 2011 I followed that progression to the CERN Atlas scale, then further within to the Planck scale. We caught our breath and began multiplying those Planck numbers by 2 until we were out to the Edge of the Universe, and then out to the Age of the Universe. https://81018.com/home for the history. Beyond all that name dropping above, here is a rambling timeline: https://81018.com/2016/12/31/1947-2016/
* The link goes to: “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?” by John Archibald Wheeler, 1911-2008, physicist,
How Come the Quantum? from New Techniques and Ideas in Quantum Measurement Theory, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 480, Dec. 1986 (p. 304, 304–316), DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1986.tb12434.x