Friday, March 13, 2015

Yes, We Do Need A New Paradigm

Sean Carroll’s recent blog post is typical of the arrogant physicist confronting questions that he has no idea how to answer but is absolutely certain that no one but a physicist like himself could possibly find the answers. Musing about the origin of life, the origin of the universe, and the origin of consciousness, he says,

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spin, Statistics, and Forces

While the physicists are thinking about the universe and coming up with nothing, they’re not giving me anything to blog about, so I’m going to make good on a promise I made in this post. I’m going to show how the law of spin and statistics is responsible for three of the four basic forces—gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak force.