My incursion into the study of physics began rather late in my academic life. It began in earnest on my sabbatical leave in 1977. I was a social scientist by trade, having finished studies in International Relations, Oriental Studies, Latin American Studies, and Sociology. I had just finished writing two lengthy manuscripts: one on the theoretical conception of spacetime/motion and, another on society, an attempt to understand what a kinder society might look like ---kinder than the ones that two world wars had produced. The only writing that I have come across that resembles a theoretical spacetime/motion perspective has been in regards to a few papers on ballistics. The great majority of science writers in other disciplines, from the literature that I have examined, in general, have difficulties in following the spatial/temporal/relational coordinates of their subject-matter and, furthermore, love to invent new
2013, 31 pages.In my research of the exact sciences, I have found similar practices regarding the study of the fundamental physical and chemical constants
2013, 1 page., CODATA: Planck Constants, Errors and Omissions2010, 94 pages., Natural Units and Atomic Units2010, 11 pages., Metric Time and the Speed of Light (259,020.6837 kilometers/metric-second) Time Systems, Clocks and Spacetime Measurement 2009, 25 pages., The Schemata of the Elements: A New Periodic Table of the Elements2002, 174 pages.Another example concerns Albert Einstein's famous formula about the supposed equivalency of energy and matter
2012, 109 pages., Powers and Roots of the Speed of Light in a Vacuum, Cycles of Fractal Multiples of Powers of c, c^{31}1 = c^{158} c^{153}2011, 9 pages. , Einstein: Mass Confusion2010, 229 pages. The International Temperature Scale 1990 (ITS-90) in Celsius, Kelvin and Energy-, Matter Units (A Proposal from Earth/matriX)2007, 41 pages., Elemental Triplicity2006, 139 pages., The Inverse Fine Structure Constant: A Redundant Notation2006, 1 page. , Particle Mass Difference2004, 182 pages., Temperature Scales and Ancient Reckoning2005, 105 pages.In geography something similar has occurred with regard to the theory of continental drift.
2010, 816 pages.Earth's Life Cycles Contradict the Supercontinental Cycle:, Pangaea-Pangaea Ultima2009, 17 pages.It is not randomly coincidental that in both
2000, 5 pages.In the field of mathematics in general, these are too many examples to cite.
2004, 110 pages., The Beal Conjecture: A Proof and Counterexamples2002, ca. 45 pages.Fermat's Last Theorem: Powers and Last-Digit Patterns(Relations of Non-Equivalency and Approximate Equivalency, )1998, 4 pages.Extension of the Pythagorean Theorem to the Cube and an, Emendation to Fermat's Last Theorem, (w^{3} + x^{3} + y^{3} = z^{3})1996, 5 pages. The previously cited examples generally derive from the normal practice of scientific research being performed out of good intentions. As one may observe, it is more difficult to develop and maintain the theoretical conception of spacetime/motion in science writing. The history of science has taught us this well, but at times we are poor learners. With all of this in mind, I began studying Then, it occurred to me that this could not be right. Surely someone had noticed this earlier. There was no way that myself, a social scientist, not a physicist, could possibly identify an error in methodology in physics. ©2014 Copyrighted. Charles William Johnson. All rights reserved. |