History and Philosophy of Physics

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[3] viXra:0907.0047 [pdf] submitted on 31 Jul 2009

Einstein and Mythology : The Lengthier the Relations in a Myth the Greater Its' Mass

Authors: Marvin E. Kirsh
Comments: 12 pages, This manuscript is currently in peer review

The theory of relativity (1) is considered form a perspective of folklore. Abstracted entities in the theory of relativity are stripped of units in order to provide explanation, to expose an ordinary meaning that employs a fulcrum for visual description. It is suggested that components of the theory's construction are not only unusually compatible with the religious and spiritual but are also unaccounted for scientifically; they may not render the expected power struggle of church doctrine with scientific notions but an opposite situation in which logical contradiction at the root level of physical meaning and symbolism is absent and might exist only with respect to active perceptual structuring, either functioning on the unknown or belief. This situation, is projected to exist in a volatile mythological form as a 'fulcrum' like bridge between points of dispersion in which the (invisible) entity of mass assumes an added social (or physical) weight imposed by the assumption of the existence of massless space; especially, should its' logically non excludable converse situation, of exclusively "mass and gravitational force containing space" for all phenomenon, find future explanation and validity.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:0907.0040 [pdf] replaced on 2015-05-30 11:02:28

From Ancient Africa

Authors: Frank Dodd Tony Smith Jr
Comments: 99 Pages.

Ancient African Oracle Patterns were spread through many cultures (Vedic, Judaic, Platonic, Chinese, Japanese, Ilm al Raml, Llullian Wheels, Tarot, and Computer Cellular Automata). Their 256 basic elements lead to the real Clifford algebra Cl(8) and thus to Cl(16) = Cl(8) x Cl(8) and to the Lie algebra E8 and a realistic E8 physics model. The article describes: History up to Tarot (pages 2-10); Earlier Heaven IFA Sequence (pages 11-13); Cl(8) Graded Structure (pages 14-19); Cellular Automata Dynamics (pages 20-38); African Oracle Structures (pages 38-45); 88 Equivalence Classes (pages 45-85); 256 Elementary Rule Patterns and Physics (pages 85-95); and Past and Future History (pages 96-99). Page numbers refer to pdf pagination of v4.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:0907.0020 [pdf] submitted on 19 Jul 2009

How to Reject any Scientific Manuscript

Authors: Dieter Gernert
Comments: 10 pages, Journal reference - Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp.233 243, 2008

After a short overview of arguments pro and contra peer reviews, examples of gross misjudgement are compiled, followed by an attempt to identify some frequent, recurrent patterns of unjustified rejection of scientific manuscripts. A few specific questions are studied in more detail: the claim for still more precise and comprehensive definitions, the right way of handling "parallel theories", and the frequent misuse of the term "pseudoscience". Finally, practical rules to improve refereeing, and "basic rights of authors" are proposed, together with a word of encouragement for future authors.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics