The Reason Why Particle Physicists Need to “Shut Up and Calculate”

Andre Gaudreault (Gaudwin)
4 min readMar 25, 2023

Subatomic particles are entities that we don’t perceive at the macro level but that scientists still define using macro-level concepts such as waves, particles, probabilities, strings, etc.

What they perceive is not photons or elementary particles per se, but the traces these electromagnetic elements leave on their instruments, which they “explain” using the upper-mentioned macro-level concepts, thus, not explaining the micro-level in itself as they should but the signals of their devices.

These macro-level concepts that particle physicists use cannot define the true nature of the electromagnetic phenomena they study because they use a mathematical language based on notions of space and time to explain phenomena working at the micro level of reality, where space and time don’t exist as such. (Cf My interpretation of Bohm holographic universe)

In contrast, gravity is a “force” of which we perceive the “effects” at the macro-level without the need for instruments, but for which we still need concepts making sense at the quantum level, and not concepts making sense at the classical level, as quantum physics do and as Einstein did with his “childish” spacetime continuum. I use ‘childish, here in the same sentence as Einstein because the bending of the spacetime continuum to explain gravitation is why he said that, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, then you don’t understand it yourself.

WAY TO GO, EINSTEIN!

Indeed, Einstein’s concepts of warping and bending spacetime continuum as a sheet of fabric have nothing to do with gravitation on his own avow. Cf Viktor T. Toth in Quora, among many others saying that “I should hasten to mention, however, that Einstein himself cautioned against reading too much into this interpretation. (My bold)

Indeed, the malleability of space and time (space contraction and time dilation) to explain the constancy of the speed of light are but the apparent anthropocentric concepts Einstein used to explain light behavior as perceive from our perspective, as were the concepts of crystalline spheres, epicycles, and others that Ptolemy used to explain the “apparent” motion of the planets from a geocentric perspective.

PTOLEMY’S GEOCENTRIC EXPLANATION (Please go full screen here):

COPERNICUS’ HELIOCENTRIC EXPLANATION OF THE SAME ANOMALY

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Thus the need to unify the “forces” of nature using concepts other than the ones based on appearances that scientists are currently using to explain the readings of their instruments (E.g., wave, particle, field, etc.).

For that, I will show in my dissertation that quantum consciousness (sic) will play the same role in interpreting our understanding of the quantum world as heliocentrism did in interpreting the apparent retrograde motion of the planets.

I say “will play” because I know nothing about the new concepts this understanding of quantum consciousness will bring about, as Copernicus didn’t know about the concepts of modern science.

Furthermore, I will show that it is our quantum (explicated) observations of the “holistic” implicate order that creates the “appearance” of movement of the explicate order of which we are aware.

Indeed, according to my interpretation of Bohm’s, there is no need for space or time nor pilot waves to explain the Implicate Order, in which there is no movement but only holomovement created holistically by an infinite series of quantum of actions.

That is the reason I provisionally titled my dissertation:

The Rise of Human Consciousness

PS: If you find this text meaningful, I would appreciate it if you could share the link with as many people as possible. As a 78-year-old generalist outsider of science and self-proclaimed “extraordinary scientist” (in Kuhn’s terms), I hold two general BAs acquired at ages 27 and 37 and one unspecialized MA in ZooSocioAnthropology received at 47. I have worked independently throughout my life and don’t have any direct contact with the scientific community. It has always been challenging for me to connect with specialized scientists, whom I view as anomalies of evolution, unable to grasp the present existential crisis of humanity created by the specializations into which they are integrated.

“Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.”
R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963

“[Specialists] are people who know more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing.” Konrad Lorenz

© Andre Gaudreault email agaudwin (at) hotmail (dot) com

PS Although my theory offers a quantum-based interpretation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity that anyone with an open mind can comprehend, its implications could potentially result in the collapse of the scientific community’s collective jaw.

MY CURRICULUM:

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Andre Gaudreault (Gaudwin)

70+generalist, two general BA & one unspecialized MA in ZooAnthropoSociology acquired to find out why specialists cannot solve the problems created by progress.