On the Philosophical Inadequacy of Modern Physics and the Need for a Theory of Space
KeywordsPhilosophy; Theoretical Physics, Science
Metaphysics; Epistemology; Relativity; Quantum Mechanics; Gravity; Space; Black Holes; Cosmic Inflation; Dark Matter; Dark Energy
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AbstractWe are drawn to physics by our desire to understand the most fundamental physical entities and processes of the Cosmos, from which all complexity evolves. However, the foundational models we are using, Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, were not created for this purpose. They confine inquiry to the description and prediction of the observer’s experiences and measurements. Not understanding these models’ limitations, physicists misinterpret and misapply them in their attempts to explain phenomena, producing confusion. The recent discoveries of black holes and the galaxial rotation and recession anomalies have highlighted the need for a new approach. Theoretical physics must become space physics—the study of space and its causal role in all fundamental phenomena including particle formation gravity, inertia, and electromagnetism. To replace Newtonian Mechanics and Relativity we need only identify the position and motion of the space that causes the effects that they describe. Gravity then appears to be the flow of inertial-electromagnetic space into or out of celestial bodies. This theory leads to plausible explanations for the biggest mysteries in Cosmology.