Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 4:12 PM
David – I was looking for primary references about the Planck Epoch and landed on your http://www.sciencemeetsreligion.org/physics/ page and especially enjoyed your summary and chronology.
A couple of years ago, I looked up at the ceiling of La Sagrada Familia cathedral, so when I saw your picture on the site, I had to look further. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Bailey was my next stopping point. And then, http://www.davidhbailey.com/
Thank you for all your work. I have bookmarked the pages.
My last venture in physics was in 1980 at BU with Robert Cohen and that gang, and in Paris with Jean-Pierre Vigier and Olivier Costa de Beauregard, both of the Institut Henri Poincaré. I had worked with Cohen and the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science since about 1971.
I backed into it all over again within a high school geometry class. My nephew asked me to help out. That was 2011. Since then we’ve been using base-2 (https://81018.com) exponential notation to go from the Planck scale to the Age of the Universe. A horizontally-scrolled base-2 chart: https://81018.com/chart/ And though totally naive and we wet behind our ears, we have begun to question aspects of big bang cosmology.
Because the family says, “Bruce, we don’t understand,” I have started a version for them: https://bbludata.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/timeline/
I believe the key will boil down to the electroweak processes:
Along the way we are bumping into very large numbers in very small places: https://81018.com/expansion/
Although we’ve started from a relatively simple place and had the special help of Max Planck and Frank Wilczek; they paved the way), it is still bewildering.
We’ll continue to plod along, but given your background, expertise, and sensitivities, I would be most interested to hear what you think (knowing full-well how entirely idiosyncratic we have become).