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CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: All fundamental discoveries call for supporting explanation. by Karoly Kehrer [refresh]
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Author Karoly Kehrer wrote on Jan. 19, 2018 @ 17:00 GMT
Essay Abstract

Abstract. The remarkable discoveries by physicist is discussed along with an investigation that tries to find answer of why they really were fundamental. This paper is looking for of how they affected Human thinking - and inspired mankind - to try to find the next fundamental layers in the infinite Universe. This essay wants to find an answer of what could be considered - according to our today's knowledge - that would answer these questions. Key words: Universe, fundamental, infinite.

Author Bio

Authors Bio. Have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and a master degrees in civil engineering. Designer of Electrodynamic levitation for transportation systems, using permanent magnets. Building an testing the vehicle up to 20 tons capacity. Author of papers about levitation studies, stability analyses published Swiss, German, Japan, Chinese and Hungarian Universities.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 19, 2018 @ 21:00 GMT
Dear Karoly Kehrer,

Nature produced one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single dimension that am always illuminated by mostly finite non-surface light millions of years before humanly contrived finite complex mathematics ever became evident on earth.

Joe Fisher, Realist.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 20, 2018 @ 19:25 GMT
Dear Karoly,

I think FQXi.org might be trying to find out if there could be a Natural fundamental. I am surprised that so many of the contest's entrants do not appear to know what am fundamental to science, or mathematics, or quantum histrionics.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Peter Jackson wrote on Jan. 21, 2018 @ 11:11 GMT
Karoly,

Excellent concise analysis, Interesting and so nice to read. It didn't need to be long winded as each sentence seemed to be worth a paragraph.

I agree proposed solutions need proper explanation and identification of consistent (and inconsistent) evidence. That's where so many novel proposals here tend to fall short.

I hope you'll read my own which agrees with Poincare and about all you write, plus identifies and explains an important and fundamental ontology and mechanism. Declan Trail's then gives the precise code confirming the hypothesis.

A nice refreshing and uplifting read. Brilliant job.

Peter

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Declan Andrew Traill wrote on Jan. 21, 2018 @ 12:50 GMT
Dear Karoly,

An excellent essay - couldn’t agree more. My paper on the wave functions of electrons and positrons is the solution that Milo Wolff was seeking to find. It can be found here: http://vixra.org/abs/1507.0054

Also, my essay titled “A Fundamental Misunderstanding” fits in with my paper and your essay in making the compelling case for a Classical Physics solution to the unification of Quantum Mechanics with Relativity.

Best Regards,

Declan Traill

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Author Karoly Kehrer replied on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 02:38 GMT
Dear Declan, it always a pleasure to read your presentation. You are well ahead of our time.

Karoly

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Jan. 22, 2018 @ 23:07 GMT
Karoly,

Easy to read and to the point. We use some of the same examples of discovery and suggest the same evolutionary road to discovering what is fundamental. Indeed, "all fundamental discoveries call for supporting explanation. Space vibrations govern the detection of two neutron stars hundreds of millions of light years away, gravity waves and light across the EM spectrum. It is a technique that could take us back to the Big Bang, the original fundamental. Hope you have a chance to check out my essay.

Regards,

Jim Hoover

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Author Karoly Kehrer replied on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 02:42 GMT
Dear James,

Space vibrations govern the detection of two neutron stars hundreds of millions of light years away. You are right

Karoly

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Gary D. Simpson wrote on Jan. 23, 2018 @ 12:18 GMT
Karoly,

This is a nice, concise summary of some of the major discoveries of the last hundred years or so. I definitely agree that space and space vibrations are a field needed much more study. I'm also glad to see that Dr. Wolff is still relevant.

Best Regards and Good Luck,

Gary Simpson

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Author Karoly Kehrer replied on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 02:35 GMT
Thank Gary

Karoly

Your presentation is right on the money Thanks I have learned a lot

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Andrew Beckwith wrote on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 11:25 GMT
quote

The remarkable discoveries by physicist is discussed along with an investigation that tries to find answer of why they really were fundamental. This paper is looking for of how they affected Human thinking - and inspired mankind

end of quote

Again, a very good summary, but why not focus upon the most significant discoveries that actually affected measurement protocols? In this I mean as an example, how say if the universe is speeding up in its expansion , how this would change earlier discoveries and reviews of presumed cosmology.

Aside from that, very good work.

And, do you have anything to say about Dark energy and the so called Dark flow hypothesis ?

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Author Karoly Kehrer wrote on Jan. 30, 2018 @ 14:06 GMT
Dear Mr. Beckwith

Thank you for your comment,

I think the accelerating expansion, dark matter and dark energy are still hypothesizes. I am not telling they are wrong, but at the present time they don't have solid prof. They all related to the big-bang theory and an almost instantaneous expansion (10-39 second according Guth and Linde theory).

Unfortunately,these theories are suffering for infinities, and some even missing any physical base, therefor, according our present understanding of PHYSIK, cannot be proved or disproved.

Karoly

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 2, 2018 @ 22:34 GMT
Hi Karoly Kehrer

Wonderful words / discussion… “The remarkable discoveries by physicist is discussed along with an investigation that tries to find answer of why they really were fundamental” dear Karoly Kehrer ……..….. very nice idea…. I highly appreciate your essay and hope for reciprocity you may please spend some of the valuable time on Dynamic Universe Model also and give...

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Feb. 15, 2018 @ 23:41 GMT
Karoly,

As time grows short, I recheck those that I have commented on to see if I've rated them. I find that I have not rated yours and am correcting that now.

Hope you can get a chance to look at mine.

Jim Hoover

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Author Karoly Kehrer replied on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 02:28 GMT
I do agree with you You see the word as it really is

Karoly

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Feb. 16, 2018 @ 14:09 GMT
Dear Karoly,

You ask good questions in the spirit of deep Carthusian doubt. You are making an important conclusion for finding a way to overcome the crisis of understanding in fundamental science:

“...we obviously require the explanation of the underlying fundamentals. One candidate may be the understanding of space and the laws governing the space vibration. However the problem we are still facing is that the Universe is infinite so it may require infinite time to find the real fundamental mechanism.” My highest score.

It is especially important to develop and support alternative ideas in cosmology . Today, "fundamental science" is dominated by theories without ontological justification (basification). This is a crisis of ontology. We need a new ontology, taking into account the development of knowledge, including tradition, and modern achievements. Today we need a big synthesis of knowledge, a "compression" of knowledge, and the dialectical-ontological construction of a new model of Ideality ... To understand is to "grasp a structure." (G.Gutner, "Ontology of Mathematical Discourse.") I believe that a clue to "grasp" the primordial structure, the ontological structure of space is given by Nature itself, its absolute forms of existence (absolute states).

I invite you to see my ontological ideas .

Yours faithfully,

Vladimir

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 06:50 GMT
Dear Karoly,

I highly appreciate your well-written essay in an effort to understand «why they really were fundamental».

It is so close to me. «Vera Rubin noticed in the seventies that the stars in the galaxies do not obey Kepler's well proven fundamental laws. Will this discovery will overthrow what for centuries was thought to be a fundamental phenomena?» «One candidate may be the understanding of space and the laws governing the space vibration».

I hope that my modest achievements can be information for reflection for you.

Vladimir Fedorov

https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3080

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 09:13 GMT
Dear Karoly

If you are looking for another essay to read and rate in the final days of the contest, will you consider mine please? I read all essays from those who comment on my page, and if I cant rate an essay highly, then I don’t rate them at all. Infact I haven’t issued a rating lower that ten. So you have nothing to lose by having me read your essay, and everything to...

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Don Limuti wrote on Feb. 25, 2018 @ 23:33 GMT
Hi Karoly,

Here are two of your points:

"Gravity is the most universal experience for mankind, so much so we have never even recognized it, until Galileo Galilei and Newton explained its effects, but not its origin." (Einstein refined the explanation but not its origin.)

"One candidate (for foundational) may be the understanding of space and the laws governing the space vibration."

My essay "The thing that is space-time" provides some insight into the origin of gravity, and the origin of relativity. Do take a look.

I appreciate essays by engineers (they have to give good explanations to make things work)....your essay is to the point and clear.

Thanks,

Don Limuti

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