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George Coyne is a Canadian scientist and writer on theoretical physics and on consciousness. He is a board member of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society, a scientific society for the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe. He authored the 2017 book [[Notfinity Process: Microcosms-in-Motion]].
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George Coyne is a Canadian scientist and unique writer on alternatives to relatvity theory and popular interpretations of quantum mechanics. He also writes about a new paradigm for consciousness, which does not require anything other than brain functioning. He is a board member of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society, a scientific society for the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe. He authored the 2017 book [[Notfinity Process: Microcosms-in-Motion]].
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Sientist Steven Bryant, author of Disruptive:Rewriting the Rules of Physics writes: “On the forefront of the next scientific revolution, George is amongst the first to embrace theories like Modern Mechanics, which outperforms Einstein’s theory of relativity. George moves beyond the question of whether Einstein is right and instead begins answering: Where do we go from here? He challenges the scientific worldview by introducing his own ideas while synthesizing thought, theories and ideas of 21st century physics.”
  
 
==Early Life==
 
==Early Life==
Coyne’s interest in science began at the age of four when first attempting to conceive of the Earth in the universe. Since his youth he has been exploring the wonders of the ways that we connect to our environment which led to his interests in philosophy, cosmology and theoretical physics. At age 11 he began wondering about what the word “time” actually referred to and began questioning conventional assumptions about it, and by age 15 he no longer accepted that time was a flowing thing. By the time he was 20, he was sure that accepted definitions for time were complete nonsense and what they described did not exist. He next began seeking definitions for matter, energy, and space, but was unable to find any that made sense. It appeared that scientists had no idea about how these concepts represented any particular thing or occurrence in the universe. To Coyne they appeared to be using their professional power to validate their views on these topics. In his early 20s, Coyne began reading about quantum mechanics and relativity physics. Many of these books were on the Copenhagen interpretation, which did not seem possible. One of the biggest disagreements with this concerned the concept that the universe cannot exist unless an observation occurs, or one makes a measurement.  
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Coyne’s interest in science began at the age of four when first attempting to conceive of the Earth in the universe. Since his youth he has been exploring the wonders of the ways that we connect to our environment which led to his interests in philosophy, cosmology and theoretical physics. At age 11 he began wondering about what was involved in the concept of “time” and began questioning conventional assumptions about it. By age 15 he no longer accepted that time was a flowing thing. By age 20, he was sure that accepted definitions for time were invalid. He next began seeking definitions for matter, energy, and space, but was unable to find any that made sense. It appeared that scientists had no idea about how these concepts represented any particular thing or occurrence in the universe. To Coyne they appeared to be using their professional power to validate their views on these topics.  
  
 
==Scientific History==
 
==Scientific History==
In 1981 Coyne became interested in David Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics because it did not contain impossible concepts, contradictions, or paradoxes, such as duality. However, he did not agree that one could alternate between holding deterministic and indeterministic worldviews depending on the situation.
 
  
On August 1, 2014, Coyne began corresponding with the late quantum physicist F. David Peat, the director of The Pari Center for New Learning. Coyne treasured his friendship with Peat, who encouraged him to expand on his writings on consciousness, which first appeared in Dr. Glenn Borchardt’s [http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com]. Coyne shares Borchardt’s world view, and considers him to be one of his closest friends. Coyne began writing guest blogs for The Scientific Worldview web site in August 2015 including one co-written with Borchardt. He has also frequent comments published on Glenn’s weekly blogs.
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In his early 20s, Coyne began studying quantum mechanics and relativity physics. Many of the quantum mechanic books were on the Copenhagen interpretation, which did not seem possible. One of the biggest disagreements with this view concerned the concept that the universe cannot exist unless an observation occurs, or one makes a measurement.
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In 1981 Coyne became interested in David Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics because it did not contain impossible concepts, contradictions, or paradoxes, such as duality. However, he did not agree with Bohm's contention that one could alternate between holding deterministic and indeterministic worldviews depending on the situation.
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On August 1, 2014, Coyne began corresponding with Bohm's friend and associate, the late quantum physicist F. David Peat, the director of The Pari Center for New Learning. Coyne treasured his friendship with Peat, who encouraged him to expand on his writings on consciousness, which first appeared in Dr. Glenn Borchardt’s [http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com]. Coyne shares Borchardt’s world view, and considers him to be one of his closest friends. Coyne began writing guest blogs for The Scientific Worldview web site in August 2015 including one co-written with Glenn Borchardt. He also contributes  comments frequently to blogs on the website.
  
Later in August Coyne contacted theoretical physicist Dr. Basil Hiley, who co-wrote “The Undivided Universe” with David Bohm and won The Majorana Prize for Best person in physics in 2012. He exchanged several emails with Hiley and spoke with him at a physics conference in London, England in October 2017. Coyne is grateful for Hiley taking the time to clarify one of his concepts, which appears in Coyne’s book with a citation. On July 22, 2017 Coyne presented a consciousness paper for one hour to scientists for the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society conference..  As of March 17, 2019 it garnered 2715 views. Although most attendees were from  the USA some scientists came from places as far away as Africa. It reached over 2700 views within the first few months of its release.
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Coyne began corresponding with theoretical physicist Dr. Basil Hiley, who co-wrote “The Undivided Universe” with David Bohm and won The Majorana Prize for Best person in physics in 2012. Coyne is grateful for Hiley taking the time to clarify one of his concepts, which appears verbatim with permission in Coyne’s "Notfinity Process". Although Coyne was pleased to speak with Dr Hiley, and listened attentively to his paper at the Emergent Qunatum Mechanics David Bohm Centennial Symposium in London, England on October 27,2017, he did not get an opportunity to discuss physics with him over the three day symposium in a setting with over 1000 of some of the world's leading Bohmmian quantum physicists.  
  
Because of his passion for learning about credible alternative scientific models and desire to interest others in such models, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the [[John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society]]. Its website provides the following statement: “CNPS provides an open forum for the study, debate, and presentation of serious scientific ideas, theories, philosophies, and experiments that are not commonly accepted in mainstream science. The [[CNPS]] uses the term “[[Natural Philosophy]]” in its broader sense which includes physics, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Our goal is to return to the basics where things went wrong and start anew.”  Coyne also heads the Vancouver chapter of the Progressive Science Institute,.
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On July 22, 2017 Coyne presented a consciousness paper to scientists for the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society international conference at the University of British Columbia. As a result of the high quality of the paper, with its unique explanation of consciousness, great interest from the physicists, computer scientists and other scientists in attendance, and from the general public who viewed it an astounding 2700 times on facebook within two months, Coyne was invited to the Board of the Board of Directors of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society.Its website provides the following statement: “CNPS provides an open forum for the study, debate, and presentation of serious scientific ideas, theories, philosophies, and experiments that are not commonly accepted in mainstream science. The [[CNPS]] uses the term “[[Natural Philosophy]]” in its broader sense which includes physics, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Our goal is to return to the basics where things went wrong and start anew.”  Coyne also heads the Vancouver chapter of the Progressive Science Institute.
  
==Other Work==
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Coyne contends that there are huge invalidating issues with Einstein’s relativity, the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Big Bang theory. Additionally he questions the idea of the psychological self as an entity. He proposes that it is merely a program in the brain. In Coyne’s view when a theory relies on invalid abstractions, he is willing to challenge its proponents regardless of how esteemed and powerful they may appear. If a theory has contradictions, then it cannot be valid. Coyne refuses to become emotionally invested in any theory, including his own. For him the search for truth is all that matters.
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Coyne contends that there are huge invalidating issues with Einstein’s relativity, the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Big Bang theory. Additionally he questions the idea of the psychological self as an entity. He proposes that it is merely a program in the brain. In Coyne’s view when a theory relies on invalid abstractions, he is willing to challenge its proponents regardless of how esteemed and powerful they may appear. If a theory has contradictions, then it cannot be valid. Coyne refuses to become emotionally invested in any theory, including his own. For him the search for truth is all that matters.
  
When not working with special needs youth, some of whom are brilliant high functioning autistic individuals, in his leisure time he enjoys meeting with Duncan Shaw to talk theoretical physics. His natural philosophy wiki entry states: I have a particular interest in the cause of gravity and related matters and devote much of my time developing ideas regarding gravity, electricity, magnetism, inertia and the structure of atoms.” He has some of the best published papers on those topics in the peer reviewed scientific journal “Physics essays.” His excellent physics papers are discussed in Coyne’s book Notfinity Process. Shaw also has an entry in the regular Wikipedia.  
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Although he has many disagreements with the prevalent interpretations of quantum mechanics, Coyne was pleased to accept an invitation from philosopher of mind Paavo Pylkkänen, the co-host of the emergent Quantum Mechanics David Bohm Centennial Symposium, to attend the October 26th to 28th, 2017 conference in London, England. Presenters included many of the world’s 37 leading physicists and philosophers, including Sir Roger Penrose. Basil Hiley, Max Tegmark, Paavo Pylkkänen, and mathematical physicist Maurice de Gosson. Coyne had an opportunity to confer with these researchers and many of the other speakers, participants and attendees.
  
Although he has many disagreements with many interpretations of quantum mechanics, Coyne was pleased to accept an invitation from philosopher of mind Paavo Pylkkänen, the co-host of the emergent Quantum Mechanics David Bohm Centennial Symposium, to attend the October 26th to 28th 2017 conference in London, England. Presenters included many of the world’s 37 leading physicists and philosophers, including Sir Roger Penrose. Basil Hiley, Max Tegmark, Paavo Pylkkänen, and mathematical physicist Maurice de Gosson. Coyne had an opportunity to confer with these researchers and many of the other speakers, participants and attendees. Coyne contends that many orthodox physics and cosmogony theories use invalid abstractions, so he is willing to challenge their proponents regardless of how esteemed they may appear. If a theory has contradictions, then it cannot be valid.
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==Other Work==
  
September 2017 marked the publication date of his 368 page book Notfinity Process: Micorocosms-in-Motion, which critiques the Big Bang Theory, quantum mechanics and relativity theory with 40 pages of references. As of March 2019 it was in the final stages of completing a second edition.
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September 2017 marked the publication date of his 368 page book Notfinity Process: Microcosms-in-Motion, which critiques the Big Bang Theory, quantum mechanics and relativity theory. The second edition is scheduled to be released in April 2019.  
  
 
==Personal Life==
 
==Personal Life==
  
Coyne’s whole foods vegan diet, except for some whey, helps him to keep his blood pressure at 102/ 63, which for someone born in 1952 is quite good. In addition to being a proponent of healthy organic foods, Coyne is also known to encourage others to participate in enjoyable exercises.
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When not working with special needs youth, some of whom are brilliant high functioning autistic individuals, in his leisure time he enjoys going on walks with a friend whose brilliant and challenging papers appear in the peer reviewed journal "Physics Essays".
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Coyne is a proponent of a whole foods organic vegan diet and is known to encourage others to participate in exercises that they enjoy.
  
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Revision as of 13:30, 24 March 2019

George Staniforth Coyne
George Staniforth Coyne
Residence North Delta, BC, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for Cosmology and physics, member of Thescientific worldview.blogspot.ca and head of the Vancouver regional office of The Progressive Science Institute. Also Writes for sciencewoke.org

George Coyne is a Canadian scientist and unique writer on alternatives to relatvity theory and popular interpretations of quantum mechanics. He also writes about a new paradigm for consciousness, which does not require anything other than brain functioning. He is a board member of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society, a scientific society for the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe. He authored the 2017 book Notfinity Process: Microcosms-in-Motion.

Sientist Steven Bryant, author of Disruptive:Rewriting the Rules of Physics writes: “On the forefront of the next scientific revolution, George is amongst the first to embrace theories like Modern Mechanics, which outperforms Einstein’s theory of relativity. George moves beyond the question of whether Einstein is right and instead begins answering: Where do we go from here? He challenges the scientific worldview by introducing his own ideas while synthesizing thought, theories and ideas of 21st century physics.”

Early Life

Coyne’s interest in science began at the age of four when first attempting to conceive of the Earth in the universe. Since his youth he has been exploring the wonders of the ways that we connect to our environment which led to his interests in philosophy, cosmology and theoretical physics. At age 11 he began wondering about what was involved in the concept of “time” and began questioning conventional assumptions about it. By age 15 he no longer accepted that time was a flowing thing. By age 20, he was sure that accepted definitions for time were invalid. He next began seeking definitions for matter, energy, and space, but was unable to find any that made sense. It appeared that scientists had no idea about how these concepts represented any particular thing or occurrence in the universe. To Coyne they appeared to be using their professional power to validate their views on these topics.

Scientific History

In his early 20s, Coyne began studying quantum mechanics and relativity physics. Many of the quantum mechanic books were on the Copenhagen interpretation, which did not seem possible. One of the biggest disagreements with this view concerned the concept that the universe cannot exist unless an observation occurs, or one makes a measurement.

In 1981 Coyne became interested in David Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics because it did not contain impossible concepts, contradictions, or paradoxes, such as duality. However, he did not agree with Bohm's contention that one could alternate between holding deterministic and indeterministic worldviews depending on the situation.

On August 1, 2014, Coyne began corresponding with Bohm's friend and associate, the late quantum physicist F. David Peat, the director of The Pari Center for New Learning. Coyne treasured his friendship with Peat, who encouraged him to expand on his writings on consciousness, which first appeared in Dr. Glenn Borchardt’s http://thescientificworldview.blogspot.com. Coyne shares Borchardt’s world view, and considers him to be one of his closest friends. Coyne began writing guest blogs for The Scientific Worldview web site in August 2015 including one co-written with Glenn Borchardt. He also contributes comments frequently to blogs on the website.

Coyne began corresponding with theoretical physicist Dr. Basil Hiley, who co-wrote “The Undivided Universe” with David Bohm and won The Majorana Prize for Best person in physics in 2012. Coyne is grateful for Hiley taking the time to clarify one of his concepts, which appears verbatim with permission in Coyne’s "Notfinity Process". Although Coyne was pleased to speak with Dr Hiley, and listened attentively to his paper at the Emergent Qunatum Mechanics David Bohm Centennial Symposium in London, England on October 27,2017, he did not get an opportunity to discuss physics with him over the three day symposium in a setting with over 1000 of some of the world's leading Bohmmian quantum physicists.

On July 22, 2017 Coyne presented a consciousness paper to scientists for the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society international conference at the University of British Columbia. As a result of the high quality of the paper, with its unique explanation of consciousness, great interest from the physicists, computer scientists and other scientists in attendance, and from the general public who viewed it an astounding 2700 times on facebook within two months, Coyne was invited to the Board of the Board of Directors of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society.Its website provides the following statement: “CNPS provides an open forum for the study, debate, and presentation of serious scientific ideas, theories, philosophies, and experiments that are not commonly accepted in mainstream science. The CNPS uses the term “Natural Philosophy” in its broader sense which includes physics, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Our goal is to return to the basics where things went wrong and start anew.” Coyne also heads the Vancouver chapter of the Progressive Science Institute.

Coyne contends that there are huge invalidating issues with Einstein’s relativity, the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Big Bang theory. Additionally he questions the idea of the psychological self as an entity. He proposes that it is merely a program in the brain. In Coyne’s view when a theory relies on invalid abstractions, he is willing to challenge its proponents regardless of how esteemed and powerful they may appear. If a theory has contradictions, then it cannot be valid. Coyne refuses to become emotionally invested in any theory, including his own. For him the search for truth is all that matters.

Coyne contends that there are huge invalidating issues with Einstein’s relativity, the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Big Bang theory. Additionally he questions the idea of the psychological self as an entity. He proposes that it is merely a program in the brain. In Coyne’s view when a theory relies on invalid abstractions, he is willing to challenge its proponents regardless of how esteemed and powerful they may appear. If a theory has contradictions, then it cannot be valid. Coyne refuses to become emotionally invested in any theory, including his own. For him the search for truth is all that matters.

Although he has many disagreements with the prevalent interpretations of quantum mechanics, Coyne was pleased to accept an invitation from philosopher of mind Paavo Pylkkänen, the co-host of the emergent Quantum Mechanics David Bohm Centennial Symposium, to attend the October 26th to 28th, 2017 conference in London, England. Presenters included many of the world’s 37 leading physicists and philosophers, including Sir Roger Penrose. Basil Hiley, Max Tegmark, Paavo Pylkkänen, and mathematical physicist Maurice de Gosson. Coyne had an opportunity to confer with these researchers and many of the other speakers, participants and attendees.

Other Work

September 2017 marked the publication date of his 368 page book Notfinity Process: Microcosms-in-Motion, which critiques the Big Bang Theory, quantum mechanics and relativity theory. The second edition is scheduled to be released in April 2019.

Personal Life

When not working with special needs youth, some of whom are brilliant high functioning autistic individuals, in his leisure time he enjoys going on walks with a friend whose brilliant and challenging papers appear in the peer reviewed journal "Physics Essays".

Coyne is a proponent of a whole foods organic vegan diet and is known to encourage others to participate in exercises that they enjoy.