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TOPIC: In QFT veritas, in Pyrex sanitas by Alan M. Schwartz [refresh]
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Author Alan M. Schwartz wrote on Feb. 4, 2020 @ 01:57 GMT
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Empirical reality is empirical. Undecidability, uncomputability, and unpredictability are demonstrably valid but empirically falsifiable as contextual straw men . “Accepted theory” carefully avoids looking in therapeutic places. LOOK

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Alan M. Schwartz is an industrial organic chemist, material and process. Engineer, “They SELL it!” Schwartz, “They throw it away.” European patent EP0438043, “Intraocular Lens with High Strength Haptics" (1996)” from Swedlow Inc.’s dumpster.

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Feb. 6, 2020 @ 02:19 GMT
Hi Alan, I enjoyed reading your short essay. Good title. I did not know of Hund's paradox. Chiral isomers, it seems to me, are as you say, are of one or the other form. It does not matter hoe they are looked at or measured. I don't think, unlike the cat, that they can flip from one isomer to the opposite chirality isomer. There seems to be a problem in physics with trying to fit everything in the same QM mould. Thank you for highlighting the paradox. It was educational for me. Kind regards G.

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Georgina Woodward replied on Feb. 6, 2020 @ 02:29 GMT
Re. "I don't think, unlike the cat, that they can flip from one isomer to the opposite chirality isomer." I meant by that going from one outcocme state to the other. With the cat there is uncertainty , it may have died and it may not have died. G.

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on Feb. 6, 2020 @ 23:35 GMT
Thank you for enjoying my modest counterpoint to 60 years of horror.

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… 1) The technical proposal

… 2) Hund's paradox, footnote [4]

… 3) the chemistry

… 4) the thermodynamics

… 5) the kinetics

… 6) the absence of any result that leaves 60 years of desperate physics untarnished.

Posting that here would be ponderous and baffling to the target audience. How many physicists can look into a stereodiagram and see a molecule in 3D? The fish.

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Yehonatan Knoll replied on Feb. 24, 2020 @ 10:48 GMT
As a physicist, I think that chemists are closest to the truth with regard to the true nature of QM (see section 3 in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.5281.pdf).

Hund's `paradox' is just an artifact of ignoring the time scales introduced by the dynamics of the ontology underlying the statistical description of QM. Such dogmatic reading of Schrodinger's equation eludes physicists into believing that quantum computers are scaleable. It further leads to a misrepresentation of matter - hence the alleged missing (dark-) matter problem.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 24, 2020 @ 16:43 GMT
Well that's a perfect 10 Alan! The most tightly packed box of jewels and gold nuggets I've come across. Your directness is impressive, clear and appreciated. You'll certainly like mine (and my last few) agreeing with all your points but rather building steadily from more solid empirical foundations.

For such a short essay the highlights are endless! 'Aristotle nonsense' (see mine!) 'incapable of self correction', 'knowingly fraudulent', reality NOT 'superposition.stats/magic', '..empirical theory free of Hunds paradox.' (I suggest a solution for that in the Majorana dipole fermion, i.e. Coming from space we can only arrive at Earth at one point, EITHER rotating clockwise OR anticlockwise!). Last year I showed how that can resolve 'superposition' giving classic QM!

Scoring it now. I hope you'll do the same for mine and look forward to discussing it.

Peter

P.S. Do please see my past essays and papers (arXiv, Academia, Research Gate etc. all doing as you suggest) I've recently come across a brilliant paper and project I'm sure you'll also love & support; Peter Sujak Call to repel 20th Century Theories.

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on Apr. 26, 2020 @ 16:33 GMT
Sixty years of QFT/QM validation then derivation does not unite with GR. I offer a QFT/QM falsifying experiment given Hund's paradox versus calculated 10^(-36,900)/sec rate for single enantiomer exemplar molecules’ racemization .

… 0) Synthesize and optically resolve 2-trifluoromethyl-D3-trishomocubane, 214.227 daltons, six contingent homochiral centers in eleven skeletal atoms. -CF3 imparts a dipole moment and microwave spectrum therefrom. (-CN promotes vacuum dimerization.)

… 1) Vacuum supersonic expansion (micro de Laval nozzle) into a 2 kelvin rotational temperature molecular beam.

… 2) Matter wave diffraction, physical or optical multi-slit grating. QM interference is Schrödinger’s box for chirality, Hund’s paradox.

… 3) In-line three-wave mixing microwave determination of enantiomer ratio. Commercial apparatus.

One day. "This violates accepted theory!" This ends it. Look.

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Edwin Eugene Klingman wrote on Apr. 28, 2020 @ 22:41 GMT
Alan,

“‘The most recent sixty years of physics are curve fittings incapable of self-correction. Physics as business model is knowingly fraudulent as funding to do so, theory and experiment. Undecidability, uncomputability, and unpredictability are derivative protective diversions. Empirical reality is not a superposition of states, a statistical extrapolation…or magical . ...

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on May. 1, 2020 @ 23:00 GMT
Edwin, theoretical physics now promotes universal fractional 26.5% dark matter, 4.9% baryonic matter. New and improved dark matter is superconducting axions. Call it "[B]math[/B]amphetamine."

I propose a one day experiment that quantum mechanics, given its own rules, would fail to the left of the decimal point. This would not contradict any other observation in any venue at any scale. Look.

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Michael muteru wrote on Apr. 30, 2020 @ 08:22 GMT
very nice cartoon caption.revolutionary thought essay.is human bias a cause That will force a change in physics?pls read/rate my take https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3525.thanks all the best. muteruw05@gmail.com

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on May. 1, 2020 @ 23:14 GMT
I do not claim revelation in validation. I demand observation of falsification. To criticize is to volunteer. I state an unremarkable experiment that is 100% "yes" or "no." Look. If an assistant professor then seeks to add 10[SUP]-43[/SUP] trim either way, more's the pity.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on May. 11, 2020 @ 21:00 GMT
A few points of agreement, at least...

It's always enjoyable and mind-expanding to read your papers Al. I agree QM is incomplete. It would be nice to catch a molecule in the act, having a macroscopic superposition. Anton Zeilinger did some experiments to test that, but he was working with Buckyballs, not with chiral molecules. The experiment you propose looks easy enough, for a well-equipped College lab.

I've been exploring a model where the morphology of space changes over time. There can be continuous topological evolution where trapped spin manifests as torsion in the fabric of spacetime. In the recent work of Christian and Diether; they assert that early universe torsion is what gave rise to the chiral particles of today.

I see that the questions you raise do relate to the subject of decoherence theory, and I had interesting correspondence with Dieter Zeh, some years before his demise. I like that construction. But I don't claim to be a decoherence theory evangelist. I too would like to see more empirical tests and validation, and I think Chemistry offers many overlooked possibilities as an experimental arena for Physics.

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on May. 13, 2020 @ 18:57 GMT
Matter wave diffraction (also Arndt and students) worked for 25,000 dalton molecules (DOI:10.1038/s41567-019-0663-9, DOI:10.1039/c3cp51500a). Doing it with C12H13CF3, 214 da, is beneath trivial. C60 is 721 da. Front and rear ends are hugely validated commercial equipment from BrightSpec.

A (diffracted)+(interfered) single optical isomer molecular beam exits racemized or unchanged. Physics fails or thermodynamics fails. Each C11 cage has EIGHT contingent chiral centers. Its microwave spectrum post-grating leaves science nowhere to to remain intact, quantum mechanics versus thermodynamics.

I have no issue with other essays' rigor. They are before-the-decimal empirically falsifiable, being math not science LOOK.

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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on May. 14, 2020 @ 12:35 GMT
Thanks for the follow up Al,

I agree it's better to do the (tough or otherwise) experiments rather than wondering what is real and just trusting the Math. I was a tinkerer and experimentalist before the theory bug bit me. My Physics mentor thought chiral Physics was often missed or botched, rotating magnetic field mishandled, and so on. I know I have only scratched the surface. Thank you for making me think.

Have Fun!

Jonathan

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on May. 14, 2020 @ 19:09 GMT
Axial vectors? Something is fundamentally omitted or there exist unexplored unwelcomed depths. Debate or pontificate? No, Dr. Hossenfelder's Lost in Math. Seek empirical falsification outside your postulates. That is my experiment. Look.

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Steve Dufourny wrote on May. 13, 2020 @ 15:37 GMT
Hello,

A very good essay, short, concise, precise I must say and I agree that this QM is not complete and that a crisis exists inside the theoretical sciences Community, maybe it is just due to prisons of thoughts simply focusing only on this GR relativity like main piece of puzzle.

Regards

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Author Alan M. Schwartz replied on May. 13, 2020 @ 18:26 GMT
Physics trivially fails to the left of the decimal point. Physics is a knowing poltroon if it dismisses my one-day experiment...or it succeeds and thermodynamics fails. Too much fun!

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 13:25 GMT
Dear Alan,

I greatly appreciated your work and discussion. I am very glad that you are not thinking in abstract patterns.

"Do not complain about the problem or erect altars to it, do not ignore it or embrace it for being irresolvable. Uncreate the probl em external to its postulates. Hund's paradox is validated or falsified in one day of analytical chemistry. Challenge the obvious QM flaw. Chain three classes of published experiments: 1)Supersonic vacuum-expanded 2 kelvin rotational temperature homochiral molecular beam;2)Matter diffraction; 3)Microwave three-wave mixing enantiomer ratio detection of the interference pattern. Observing one carefully, hugely insubordinate molecule. Given Hund’s paradox falsification, write empirically fertile theory that does not contain it. After all...it has never empirically failed".

While the discussion lasted, I wrote an article: “Practical guidance on calculating resonant frequencies at four levels of diagnosis and inactivation of COVID-19 coronavirus”, due to the high relevance of this topic. The work is based on the practical solution of problems in quantum mechanics, presented in the essay FQXi 2019-2020 “Universal quantum laws of the universe to solve the problems of unsolvability, computability and unpredictability”.

I hope that my modest results of work will provide you with information for thought.

Warm Regards, `

Vladimir

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Author Alan M. Schwartz wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 18:41 GMT
A chiral center is a cloud of coordinates whose inversion (inside-out and upside-down) is not superposable upon the original solely by translation and rotation (and improper rotation, a footnote). Hund's paradox demands that Shrödinger's box summation of the original wavefunction (absent dissipation) cancels to exactly zero. A stream of incoming left shoes must be outgoing random pairs of shoes, for the intermediate state has zero chiral bias.

I present a molecule whose energy cost of GLOBAL recemization is immense, allowing no kinetics. Tunneling! Now, the death blow. EACH of said molecules EIGHT chiral centers must so racemize, 28 = 256 different output molecules by spatial configuration. Only two of those structures are chemically possible.

Quantum mechanics is dead on arrival. One need not look.

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