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October 22, 2019

CATEGORY: What's Ultimately Possible in Physics? Essay Contest (2009) [back]
TOPIC: Identical Crisis by Joe Fisher [refresh]
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Author Joe Fisher wrote on Jul. 17, 2009 @ 08:16 GMT
Essay Abstract

Abstract of Identical Crisis. The propensity of natural phenomenal singularity is compared to humanly artificially contrived abstract conceptions. The fundamental basis on which the science of physics rests is reevaluated. Mathematical aberrations are noted and thoroughly analyzed. A possible limitation on the future possibility of the science of physics might lie in a flawed foundation. Real accumulations of data are compared to collections of abstractions. Such diverse subjects as snowflakes, Mobius strips and atomic clocks are integrated into the theme. Real time as opposed to humanly defined real time is briefly dwelt on. Whether the universe is too complex to understand, or too simplistic to contemplate is implied. A possible future task for the science of physics is postulated.

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Born May 1, 1935. Latest known condition, alive. Wrote much, published nowt.

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Doug Huffman wrote on Jul. 24, 2009 @ 11:29 GMT
Mr. Fisher, How can your assertion be falsified? If it cannot be falsified then can it be 'scientific' and, if not, physics? Thank you.

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Author Joe Fisher wrote on Jul. 27, 2009 @ 19:59 GMT
Mr. Huffman thank you so much for taking the time and the trouble to read my essay. The quality of your sagacious comment clearly indicates to me that you simply did not simply scan my work. You gave it every last ounce of your concentration. You are absolutely right in your assessment.

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Hrvoje Nikolic wrote on Jul. 31, 2009 @ 11:17 GMT
Joe, is that a sarcasm?

Have you noticed that Mr. Huffman asked the same question for almost ALL essays?

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amrit wrote on Aug. 16, 2009 @ 15:23 GMT
Hi Joe

I like your essay. Universe is beyond the mind. Ratio cannot grasp universe in totality.

We need to wake up consciousness.

My essay is about.

yours Amrit

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Author Joe Fisher wrote on Sep. 12, 2009 @ 17:21 GMT
Dear fellow essay contributors:

I can now confidently tell you what the next stage in physics is going to be because I think I have found out how the universe operates. Astronomers and physicists agree that the universe came into being because of a big bang explosion erupting out of a black hole. They debate whether there was ever a state of nothing where both time and place would both be set at zero. Or if there was always a primeval atom that dwelt inside the black hole before it exploded. Everybody agrees that the emanation out of the black hole was extremely hot and ever since its appearance, the universe has become cooler. Because Hubble verified that the far galaxies were fleeing from sight at twice the speed of light, everyone assumed that the universe was expanding.

Hot stuff expands. Cold stuff contracts. The universe is contracting. Stars stay in a fixed position. Because they are growing cooler, all the stars are shrinking. They cannot move laterally. As a star cools and shrinks, it increases in density and grows darker because it loses its ability to give off light. As it darkens and gets denser, the star’s gravitational force increases so that it attracts all the other shrinking stars in its galaxy. The density and the darkness of this fast shrinking lump keeps intensifying until the remaining mass of the former galaxy reaches the size of an atom. There is a tiny space inside of this atom that just before total solidification takes place explodes an instant before it gets obliterated. The process starts anew.

I have written an essay entitled WHIMPER about this that I hope will be published. The next stage in the evolution of physics will be the confirmation of my theory by independent sources.

Thank you.

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