Charming misconceptions: 5 physicists with an alternative view of the Universe

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Theorists outsiders like science, but exist outside the world of serious research. Their hypothesis explain everything, but most of them refuse to accept even the possibility that the universe can speak a language they don't understand. Margaret Wertheim: collects the work of such scholars for 15 years, and last year she presented them on the exhibition "the Alternative guide to the Universe" in London. Why the Earth is moving up how to invent a time machine and what to treat electricity — T&P talk about charming delusions.

Margaret Wertheim: the Director of the Institute of the IFF, the NYT journalist, author of books about science and religion. The last 15 years Margaret Wertheim: a gathering of scientists and outsiders in adjacent fields. As a rule, scientists, lovers, rejecting the beliefs of the academic community. Instead, they offer private principles of the Universe and the unwavering believe in their own right. Some of them — mental patients, the other part — more or less successfully adapted to life. The main problem of such scientists that their methods and instruments of comprehension of the world is insufficient for the understanding of modern science, and their knowledge of physics is not even up to University requirements.

Scientists outsiders unable to understand and accept this world. They need in reality, which could be explained as simply as the device of the lawnmower and is a critical view of the world offer their own alternative theory of everything. Denis Nevin from Australia, for example, believes that the Big Bang theory is the greatest mistake and delusion in the history of cosmology. Leo Pack from the Netherlands describes a Universe that looks like a huge structural unit, reminiscent of 12 shares of an icosahedron. Peter Jobson from Sydney sends hand-written work, full of beautiful diagrams, similar to spiders, and hidden fundamental knowledge about the universe. Unfortunately, no one can understand.

The rigor of the scientific arguments and "scientific" worldviews of these scientists, outsiders always leaves a lot of questions, but what these scientists not refuse, so it in the ability to produce effective presentation. The way of presenting the material looks so bright, emotional and identity, produces such a strong visual impression that the work of scientists, outsiders more and more interested curators and galleries. With their help Wertheim: asks a question about the place of Amateurs in the world of professional science: "the Idea that an Amateur in his spare time to write, draw and make music, does not cause us discomfort — why a lover can not engage in theoretical physics?"

Jim Carter — the protagonist of the book Wertheim: which started her interest in academic outsiders in principle. Jim Carter is one of the most famous physicists with an alternative view on the Universe. At the time he left the Institute, because it was not able to find long-lost meteorite, and instead devoted the last 50 years the development of alternative theories of the universe — in particular the theory of relativity, quantum mechanisms, the Big Bang theory. In particular, he believes that the objects really don't fall down because the Ground moves all the time up, because within 19 minutes, it increases in volume by half. If you go into the theoretical basis of his teaching, Carter developed the theory of the Universe, where solid particles in the form of a ring — circley — lie at the heart of any matter. Cyclone linked together like Lego pieces to form the elements of the periodic table — that is what can be seen on the Carter diagrams. In support of his theory he makes experiments involving tin cans and smoke bombs — about the same as did in the nineteenth century scientists William Thompson and mathematician Peter Geri Tate. According to Wertheim: to make Jimmy Carter you have to understand that he insists on a Universe that can comprehend.

Philip Blackmarr for 40 years he developed the theory of matter, based on a deep conviction that the whole material substance in the world must originate from the sub-atomic structures, combined in geometric patterns. To illustrate his theory, which the author calls "quantum geometry" and offers as an alternative to existing hypotheses, Blackmarr collects models from thousands of octahedrons (they must unite the sub-atomic structure), which, in turn, are collected in a three-dimensional lattice. The same geometric configuration Blackmarr uses in his description of electromagnetic waves.

Former architect Floor Laffoley in his drawings and paintings explains how to build a time machine — The Atlantean Time Machine, which will allow you to control the consciousness of the traveler and move it forward and back in time. The ultimate goal of all these journeys can be a communication with minds in other dimensions. In the following diagram it shows how to grow a home vegetable plant seeds by crossing plants and planting tissue to each other. His areas of interest are quite extensive, and the curators of the exhibitions in which he is involved, describe it as "alternative Leonardo da Vinci".

George Widener syndrome vysokopolnogo autistic and passion for numbers that during a flare-up helped him to feel safe. He had outstanding mathematical ability and ability to analyze visual information, but the exacerbation of disease and regression did not give him any opportunity to succeed in the service, nor to graduate from College. At some point he became interested in blackjack and won many times — I remember everything came from the card game, calculating combinations. In the world of numbers he was interested above all magic squares filled with numbers figures that have the same amount in all directions. In these magic squares, it tries to create a kind of calendar to predict disaster. His other work — math puzzles that are beyond the power of the people, but can inspire robots in postsingular period. Now works Widener are interested in more and more galleries in the first place as an exciting outsider art using unusual materials, for example, paper handkerchiefs, printing or printouts of the meetings of the Congress, 1945.

Hero Nebraska emery Blagdon believed that I would be able to give humanity immortality as a result of their research work for 30 years to build the healing machine from the electrical wires, which were decorated with ribbons, butterflies, knitting needles and various mechanisms. Blagdon believed that electricity can cure all diseases. One day he went to the pharmacy to buy a few items for his car — and after his death, the druggist bought the car completely and began to show it at exhibitions. Today, the car adorns the permanent collection of the Kohler Art Center — but, unfortunately, not connected to the electrical source, so that visitors can not appreciate its medicinal qualities.



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