History and Philosophy of Physics

1701 Submissions

[3] viXra:1701.0509 [pdf] submitted on 2017-01-15 22:03:42

Paradox and Category Error

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 25 Pages.

Starting with the premise that; the differences between substantial objects and images are not unimportant, as, though they may bear the same object name they are not equivalent. Consideration of methods of making measurements of distance is then given, followed by examination of the distance measurement methods used in “On the Electrodynamics of moving bodies”. The category error of not differentiating between objects and images is shown and identified within Einstein’s paper. It is postulated that that category error has led to a misunderstanding of the physics of relativity, and is cause of the associated paradoxes. Having clarified the categorical difference between material Object reality and product of information processing, Image reality, the paradoxes of relativity are considered making use of that differentiation. Caution regarding magic related to the “what you see is all there is” bias is given.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1701.0315 [pdf] submitted on 2017-01-06 21:56:05

Object Reality

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: Pages.

This paper is focused in the underlying foundational Object reality. It shows that when that underlying reality is considered physics is not so strange as mathematics, used within classical and quantum physics models, would seem to imply. Some philosophical implications regarding; true relations and the appearance of relations, qualities and attributes rather than properties, and the law of non-contradiction are considered. The double slit experiment problem, and the problem of provocation are discussed. The Harry Beck’s Tube map analogy shows how something highly accurate in certain respects and able to produce reliable predictions can also not be an accurate representation of reality.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1701.0010 [pdf] submitted on 2017-01-02 09:46:24

On Paranormal Phenomena.

Authors: Johan Noldus
Comments: 2 Pages.

I present a short note on my expectations regarding this subject based upon my thoughts in my previous two books on relativistic quantum theory and a note on the emergence of consensus in science.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics