"Saying what needs to be said about the most sucky parts of physics"
Now I know what the atom looks like.
- Ernest Rutherford
Ground breaking experiments lead to new data ...that particle physicists are quick to form conclusions about.
In this case, all Mr. Rutherford discovered was that the atom wasn't a muffin. Instead of homogeneity, it had a nucleus.
In learning this, he gained a 4-pixel-picture-of-Pluto. And nothing more.
And so this quote perfectly sums up particle physics:
Experimental results that conflict with
non-fundamental endless-series-of-infinities theories*
get shoehorned into "standard models"
that are neither standard, nor models.
In research on bacteria metabolism we have indeed much the same position as an observer trying to gain an idea of the life of a household by careful scrutiny of the persons and material arriving or leaving the house. We keep accurate records of the foods and commodities left at the door and patiently examine the contents of the dust-bin and endeavour to deduce from such data the events occurring within the closed doors.
- Marjory Stephenson, "Bacterial Metabolism"
Physics is, at best, this effective.
At worst -- i.e. in particle physics -- it is:
"This house has regular visits by Bob & Carol, Ted & Alice. If we subtract away everything they did, we can detect new visitors."Kid you not. Particle physics is that impossible. That fictional.
A man who is all theory is like "a rudderless ship on a shoreless sea". Theories and speculations may be indulged in with safety only as long as they are based on facts that we can go back to at all times and know that we are on solid ground.
- Elisha Gray
Particle physics is built on non-fundamental theories.
They have no chance of working.
Particle physics is not only "all theory", but "all broken theory".
There is no defending it.
After the cancellation of the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, after $2 billion had been spent on it, we physicists learned that we have to sing for our supper. The Cold War is over. You can't simply say "Russia!" to Congress, and they whip out their checkbook and say, "How much?" We have to tell the people why this atom-smasher is going to benefit their lives.
- Michio Kaku
Of course you do, Michio. You expecting a blank check?
The strangest thing is that particle smashing -- offering no benefits -- is still funded.
It shows how lucrative it is for the people who build and operate particle smashers. Billion dollar industries become self-sustaining, whether they make sense or not.
Young man, if I could remember the names of these particles, I would have been a botanist.
- Enrico Fermi
There are just two things, in the entire universe.
Springs -- i.e. the ether.
Loops -- i.e. protons.
Everything else is just some combination of these two things.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
- Ernest Rutherford
All Rutherfordian science is either beating two sticks together, or collecting broken sticks.
Reasoning must never find itself contradicting definite facts.
- Rene Reaumur
Like when particles are supposedly detected, yet their half-life is less than the time it takes to cross one nucleus...
- paraphrasing Alexander Unzicker
The point AU is making? That it is impossible to measure anything about a supposed particle that is around that short of a period of time.
And in fact particle physics is not measuring such supposed particles. They are, specifically, data-manipulating and extrapolating until the cows come home. To roost. On top of their golden eggs.
An experiment in nature, like a scriptural text, is capable of different interpretations, based on the preconceptions of the interpreter.
- William Jones, "Physiological Disquisitions", 1781
tEmP theories are as they are because everyone involved wants them to be as they are.
Even though they are obviously wrong; obviously broken.
An experiment in nature is capable of different interpretations, based on the preconceptions of the SELL OUT.
Sell outs are not going to solve this problem. You and I are.
Experimentation is the least arrogant method of gaining knowledge. The experimenter humbly asks a question of nature.
- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
This is true only when the experimenter is sincere, not corrupted.
Such people don't exist today in particle physics.
Today we have average, very average, people who are mostly interested in collecting a good salary.
What the experiment reveals is meaningless to such people.
Inventing particles, claiming "solutions" and promoting nonsensical theories are their main contributions.
The real sickos are the "elite" scientists who are inventing and extending garbage theories, that the majority of physicists buy into (or perish).
#RichardFeynman, #DavidGross, #MichioKaku, #NeildeGrasseTyson, #StephenHawking, #StevenWeinberg, etc.
Given a large mass of data, we can, by judicious selection, construct perfectly plausible unassailable theories -- all of which, some of which or none of which may be right.
- Paul Arnold Srere (1925-1999)
Yes, most fiction writing comes about in exactly this way.
Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, smashing things up is sometimes very pleasant.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Especially when you get paid big bucks to do it.
God runs electromagnetics on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by the wave theory, and the devil runs it by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
- [William] Lawrence Bragg (03/31/1890-1971), x-ray crystallographer
Trust an atom-smasher to come up with something this puerile.
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
tEmP theorists have left the path of wisdom.
If one in twenty does not seem high enough odds, we may draw the line at one in fifty, or one in a hundred. Personally, the writer prefers to set a low standard of significance at the 5 percent point, and ignore entirely all results which fail to reach this level. A scientific fact should be regarded as experimentally established only if a properly designed experiment rarely fails to give this level of significance.
- Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962)
Particle smashing experiments are so very far from this.
They are literally sorting through the ashes,
by discarding every recognized "particle",
and then, with the dross that remains,
claiming they have found a new rock.
Holy Rollers are envious of tEmP theorists; self-annointed "gods" creating "god" particles.
If your experiment needs statistics, then you ought to have done a better experiment.
- Ernest Rutherford
If this nonsense were true, it would be the death knell of the LHC. The ultimate particle smasher.
Remarkable that this bit of idiocy comes from a (in)famous particle smasher.
tEmP theorists are nothing if not inconsistent. Like #Democrats.
In the seventh book of the Republic, Plato describes prisoners who are chained in a cave and can see only shadows that things outside cast on the cave wall. When released from the cave at first their eyes hurt, and for a while they think that the shadows they saw in the cave are more real than the objects they now see. But eventually their vision clears, and they can understand how beautiful the real world is. We are in such a cave, imprisoned by the limitations on the sorts of experiments we can do.
- Steven Weinberg, Mr. Electroweak "Unifier" Dude
Experiments are not the future. Better models are.
By the way, #DidYouKnow? The LHC costs 50 tons of $100 bills a year.
Experiments are a great way for a small group to make 50 ton of greenbacks. Every year.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
- Arthur Conan Doyle, 1891
Particle smasher operations have mountains of data.
Or had. They quickly discard most of it, so that they can get to the residual chaff from which will come their next "new particles!"
Evidence destruction is always necessary. Just ask any criminal.
Most of us do physics because it's fun and because we gain a certain respect in the eyes of those who know what we've done. Both of those rewards seem to me to be missing in the huge collaborations that now infest the world of particle physics.
- Luis W. Alvarez
Everything good is missing from the fantasy world of particle physics.
When you cheat, you don't feel good.
Insert #TennisWithTheNetDown meme here.
No theory ever agrees with all the facts in its domain, yet it is not always the theory that is to blame. Facts are constituted by older ideologies, and a clash between facts and theories may be proof of progress. It is also a first step in our attempt to find the principles implicit in familiar observational notions.
- Paul K. Feyerabend, "Against Method: Outline Of An Anarchistic Theory Of Knowledge", 1975
Careful with that F-word!
Sub-atomic particle "facts"...aren't.
By the way, it is never about "agreeing" with experiments. It is about predicting the results of experiments. Before they are run.
Dark matter and dark energy are what happen when you "agree" after an experiment has been run.
One LHC can crank out the data of fifty ordinary physicists. No particle accelerator can replace the theory of one extraordinary physicist.
With apologies, and a hat tip, to Elbert Hubbard.
There are 60 sub-atomic particles they've discovered that can explain the thousands of other sub-atomic particles, and the model is too ugly. This is my analogy: it's like taking Scotch tape and taping a giraffe to a mule to a whale to a tiger and saying this is the ultimate theory of particles. We have so many particles that Oppenheimer once said you could give a nobel prize to the physicist that did not discover a particle that year. We were drowning in sub- atomic particles. Now we realize that this whole zoo of sub-atomic particles, thousands of them coming out of our accelerators, can be explained by little vibrating strings.
- Michio Kaku
Ah, no they can't explain anything, Michio. Nice try.
Michio Kaku is like Nancy Pelosi. Always trying to explain away corrupt thinking.
Ah well, somebody has to be the laughing stock of physics I suppose.
Michio Kaku has never met an insane theory he didn't want to have sex with.
Atom smashers are NASCAR races. Bang! Bang! Bang! The particle physics field is as theoretically sound as a junk yard.
- Spring-And-Loop Theory
We are rather like children, who must take a watch to pieces to see how it works.
- Ernest Rutherford
Rutherford smashed watches into little bits, thinking he would learn how the watch worked.
Rutherford wasn't too bright.
We haven't the money, so we've got to think.
- Ernest Rutherford
Rutherford was famous for banning thinking -- theorizing -- in his laboratories.
Kid you not.
We really try to have only one new particle per paper.
- Patrick M.S. Blackett
"Blackett spent ten years working at the Cavendish Laboratory as an experimental physicist with Ernest Rutherford."Particle smashers are multiplying!
- his wiki
Insofar as he makes use of his healthy senses, man himself is the best and most exact scientific instrument possible.
The greatest misfortune of modern physics is that its experiments have been set apart from man, as it were, physics refuses to recognize nature in anything not shown by artificial instruments, and even uses this as a measure of its accomplishments.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Modern physics has zero interest in seeing nature in anything.
In fact doing so would be highly unprofitable. As it would lead to answers.
And the end of the need for particle smashing "experiments".
An unexciting truth
may be eclipsed by
a thrilling falsehood.
- Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963)
An unexciting truth
will always be eclipsed by
a thrilling falsehood.
A fanatic is a person who redoubles his effort after he's lost sight of his aim.
- Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Every useless particle smasher that doesn't find those much-conjectured super symmetric particles gives way to an even bigger (and more expensive) particle smasher.
- The Law Of Spring-And-Loop Theory
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
- Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)
Environmentalists having something valuable to say about science are less common than unicorn-riding sasquatches.
This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible.
- George Polya
The principle of naming everything we don't understand -- dark matter, dark energy, big bang -- is so perfectly useless that no particular value for it is possible.
On the other hand, saying that all of life is vibration is the ultimate perfectly general statement, and one of the most powerfully applicable thoughts we will ever have.
It is deeply ironic that a mathematician would be so against perfectly general statements.
Those who can, teach. Those who can't, become mathematicians.
The new wave is not value-added; it's garbage-subtracted.
- Esther Dyson
Sadly this is exactly how particle smashers process data.
Alexander Unzicker, who once worked in the field, is perhaps the foremost authority on the particle smashing con job.
New particles "appear", literally due to garbage subtraction.
By the way, why is Esther balding?
An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral.
- "Inherit the Wind"
An idea is a greater monument than a particle smasher.
It is more durable, more valuable and much cheaper.
Which is why we have so many particle smashers.
ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering
- Phys.org, August 15, 2017
"Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons -- particles of light -- interact and change direction.
The result confirms one of the oldest predictions of quantum electrodynamics (QED)."
Where to start with this crap show...
Two photons interact...whoop-de-doo!
And that "prediction" confirms QED?! Ah, no. Not a chance. Ever.
[Particle Smasher] Scientists are fooling themselves with excessive filtering, triggering and background removal that necessarily lead to detections of poorly specified signals. Cosmology is the same way.
- Alexander Unzicker
RSF interviews Dr. Alexander Unzicker
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. The time has come to consider how we might bring about a separation, as complete as possible, between Science and Government in all countries. I call this the disestablishment of science, in the same sense in which the churches have been disestablished and have become independent of the state.
- Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)
Increasingly we are doing the opposite of this.
The LHC is massively financed by government.
It has to be, because there is nothing remotely related to a payoff that will ever come out of it.
The LHC's purpose is to keep the particle-smashing lie going.
Statue of Lord Shiva, the cosmic dancer, at the plaza of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva has this plaque:
"O Omnipresent, the embodiment of all virtues, the creator of this cosmic universe, the king of dancers, who dances the Ananda Tandava in the twilight, I salute thee."
It is vitally important to mislead people, especially when your particle smasher is making billions while accomplishing nothing.
So what a great idea -- put some random yet impressive looking thing in front of CERN.
Oh, dogmas of science, we bow to you and give you money!
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov
This is why particle smashers don't share how they arrive at their "new particles".
Alexander Unzicker was the first to point this out in The Higgs Fake.
Try to find out for yourself. You'll see he was right.
This result could change physics forever - Dianna Cowern, AKA Physics Girl
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And a little child shall lead them!!!!!
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