Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Roger Penrose and the gadget physics

In a Discover Interview (October 6, 2009, by Susan Kruglinski, http://discovermagazine.com/2009/sep/06-discover-interview-roger-penrose-says-physics-is-wrong-string-theory-quantum-mechanics ),  Roger Penrose Says Physics Is Wrong, From String Theory to Quantum Mechanics.

In that interview, she wrote, “Because he has lived a lifetime of complicated calculations, though, Penrose has quite a bit more perspective than the average starting scientist. To get to the bottom of it all, he insists, physicists must force themselves to grapple with the greatest riddle of them all: the relationship between the rules that govern fundamental particles and the rules that govern the big things—like us—that those particles make up. In his powwow with DISCOVER contributing editor Susan Kruglinksi, Penrose did not flinch from questioning the central tenets of modern physics, including string theory and quantum mechanics. Physicists will never come to grips with the grand theories of the universe, Penrose holds, until they see past the blinding distractions of today’s half-baked theories to the deepest layer of the reality in which we live.”

The deepest but most obvious layer of reality in which we live is about
      a. our own biological lives,
      b. our intelligences.

Until physicists are having the courage to face the above issues, physics will be forever blocked from entering the gate of the final truth.  However great that Roger Penrose is, he is only a single man, unable to move a big crowd. But, in the Introduction to The Common Sense, Paine wrote, "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." (page 3)

Thus, the article “Higgs Boson, a bad idea, part seven, http://prebabel.blogspot.com/2011/08/higgs-boson-bad-idea-part-seven.html “ is here to witness the outcomes of these great visions both of Thomas Paine  and of Roger Penrose. 

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