A manifesto: Return to reality 2005

By Joseph J. Smulsky

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zur Ergänzung der Dokumentation Textversion 1.2 – 2004, Kapitel 4. 

A manifesto: Return to reality [datiert: 30.3.05] / Joseph J. Smulsky; transl.: A. F. Kracklauer. In: The general science journal. 2005 – 2 S. =
First prepared by the writer at the initiative of the organizing committee for the VII Conference: „Space, Time and Gravitation,“ St. Petersburg, 1992. For lack of consensus among committee members, however, it was not officially endorsed.

The 20th century has seen serious dissidence arise between the achievements of experimental physics and their theoretical explanation. In addition to the objects observed in nature, contemporary theoretical physics has introduced purely hypothetical constructions for the purpose of their clarification.

Such hypothetical objects were introduced already in the 19th century in connection with the analysis of electric and magnetic interaction of charged particles. Such real, material charged particles cause evident changes in each other’s motion, e.g., they effect velocity changes on one another, in other words: they interact. This interaction in the form of a „force“ was measured by experimentalists and codified in algorithms, with the help of which nowadays electric motors, radio stations and even elementary particle accelerators are designed.

A train engine moves train cars (i.e., transmits energy to them) by means of direct contact through couplings. A magnet, however, can move another magnet located at a distance without such a mechanical coupling. To explain the propagation of action from one such magnet to another, theoretical physics introduced the hypothetical notion of a „field.“ This concept has lead to the following explanation of interaction: one body engenders around itself a field, which is thought then to propagate to another body, where it exercises a force on it. Without conscious deliberation, however, this new hypothetical object, this ‚field,‘ has been been granted status as a real, ontic entity. In contrast to particles or material bodies themselves, this new object does not have size, form or other physical characteristics. When the engendering charged body moves, it is imagined that its field then also is set in motion. But, it turns out that calculations based on measurements show that the motion of fields differs from that of material bodies.

The recognition of such differences in the motion of hypothetical objects from real bodies occasioned a revolution in the development of theoretical physics. It was taken that the motion of a hypothetical object is real, while the observable motion of the affected bodies was then considered something of just an approximation to this real motion. This conception, however, is based on two incorrect assumptions: 1) a field is an object in nature, such that its motion is independent of that of real bodies, and 2) in so far as the interaction of one body on another changes, then by cause of motion, a body experiences a change of its dimensions and the durations of its interactions; – in Special Relativity a new object, the „space-time continuum,“ was created.

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