Quantum theory and Einstein’s general relativity are the two main pillars of modern physics. Quantum mechanics makes highly accurate predictions in the realm of the very small, while general relativity does the same on a cosmic scale. Unfortunately, the two theories are incompatible, leading vast numbers of theoretical physicists to attempt to unite them in a theory of quantum gravity, with a notable lack of success.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Isotopic spin and the Higgs mechanism are two major features of the Standard Model that I’ve written about on this blog, but I just realized that for some unknown reason I’ve never pointed out that these two phenomena are closely related. One could almost say that they’re the same phenomenon. Mainstream physicists have no idea that this is the case. I’ll correct this oversight in this post.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I’ve submitted one of my earlier posts, A Letter from God, to the Foundational Questions Institute’s current essay contest. The theme is “Wandering Towards a Goal – How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intentions?” I hope to show in a humorous way that what gives rise to everything is not mathematics but consciousness aka existence. You can find the essay here,