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by Bruce Camber, 12 September 2016
Introduction: Some version of this email is being sent to those folks who readily remember the arguments and lively discussions, “Is it a big bang or the steady state?” That debate began trending toward the big bang in 1975. By 1990, the big bang was clearly the dominant theory. Among many alternative theories, none have caught traction among the academic-scientific community.
The goal of this website and these emails is to attract a receptive audience to provide a critical review of our conceptual framework using base-2 exponential notation as the basis of an interpretive model from the Planck scale to the Age of the Universe. If there are no hard conceptual stops, the next goal will be to begin to recruit creative-yet-critical thinkers to build upon it.
TO: LEADING SCHOLARS WHO SEEM OPEN TO NEW INQUIRIES
To be alive in the past forty years is to know that our theories in cosmology, epistemology, and ontology are quite incomplete:
- Why not go back to the Newton-Clarke discussions with Leibniz!
- Why not re-engage our understanding of the infinite? How is it best understood?
- Must we renormalize and regularize every equation?
- Why not let some of those tensions teach us?
Yes, I have been bothering the old guard, from Hawking, to Guth, E.O. Wilson, Antonio Zichichi and others.
I had started with Freeman Dyson, an old acquaintance, and then Frank Wilczek (Scaling Mt. Planck, Physics Today, 2001). They were both very helpful.
Nobody has given any reason why base-2 notation from the Planck scale is a waste of time. No one has refuted those first 67 notations, i.e. “There is no possibility…”
It is obvious to me that we all imbibed the big bang theory for such a long time that Hawking’s theoretical fabrication has successfully and rather quietly held most of us in check.
Might you have time for a chat to go over the questions above?
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Further introduction: A good friend was Ted Bastin. Viki Weisskopf opened the doors at CERN so I managed to visit with John Bell. With six of David Bohm’s PhD candidates, we spent seven hours within his Fragmentation and Wholeness thinking about points, lines, triangles and tetrahedrons. In 1980 I spent a semester with Olivier Costa de Beauregard at the Institut Henri Poincaré. I met with Alain Aspect on a visit with JP Vigier and Bernard d’Espagnat. Twenty years later, (Bohm had died) I went inside the tetrahedron, then the octahedron. In 2011 I followed that progression to the CERN Atlas scale, then further within to the Planck scale. We caught our breath and began multiplying those Planck numbers by 2 until we were out to the Edge of the Universe and the Age of the Universe. The website, http://bblu.org is for the history and for secondary school educators. The other website, http://81018.com is for research and development. Also, beyond all that name dropping above, here is a somewhat more robust timeline: https://bblu.org/2015/09/01/timeline/