A Philosophical Reconstruction of Theoretical Physics (Cleaning Up the Mess that Albert Made)

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Scientific Paper
Title A Philosophical Reconstruction of Theoretical Physics (Cleaning Up the Mess that Albert Made)
Author(s) Henry H Lindner
Keywords Einstein, Idealism, Subjectivism, absolute c, Atomism, Cosmism, Objectivism
Published 2005
Journal None


The foundational assumptions of Albert Einstein's physics were:

  1. Idealism?Nothing exists or can be known except for the observer's conscious experiences.
  2. Subjectivism?Physics should describe and predict the observer's experiences and relate all phenomena to the observer.
  3. Absolute c?The velocity of light is a law of physics and therefore must be the same for every observer. Space and time must be altered for every observer to make it so (using the Lorentz transformations).
  4. Atomism?Space is nothing and thus has no effect on any physical phenomenon.

All phenomena, including light, should be treated as due to particles flying through the void. Einstein contradicted these axioms throughout his career?but never altered them?thus creating the confusion we observe today. I propose that we members of the Natural Philosophy Alliance discuss and attempt to agree upon the following evidenced-based hy-potheses for a new theoretical physics:

  1. Cosmism?The Cosmos is an extended physical body that produced human beings and our consciousness by its own process of evolution.
  2. Objectivism?Physics should describe and model the Cosmos?as it exists and interacts with our senses and instruments.
  3. Cosmology?Physics should create and test theories concerning the nature and causes of all Cosmic phenomena.
  4. Etherism?Space is a substance; all physical phenomena are due to motions in and alterations of space.
  5. Wave Theory of Light?Light is a wave in electromagnetic space.
  6. Particle Theory?All known particles are actually persistent patterns of electromagnetic and other motions in and of space.
  7. Matter and Motion?Inertia and Gravity are two aspects of a physical interaction between space and matter.