Richard Oldani

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Richard Oldani
Richard Oldani
Born (1946-12-00)December 0, 1946 Template:Error Template:Error
Residence Clymer, NY, United States
Nationality USA
Known for Quantum theory, Thermodynamics, Natural philosophy
Scientific career
Fields Dairy farmer, theoretical physicist

I received a B.S. in Physics in 1969 from Illinois Institute of Technology. I worked as an assistant professor of physics at the Universidad Tecnica del Estado in Santiago, Chile in 1972-3. I owned and operated a family business for the manufacture of industrial filter bags and dialyzer membranes for many years from which I retired 10 years ago. For the last 30 years my family and I have operated a dairy farm in Western New York. I have found that farm work is an ideal profession for the practice of theoretical physics because it requires long hours of physical labor that do not require a lot of thought. I use that time to organize the complexity of nature into simpler rational frameworks. Before the internet I was isolated from the physics community and had only published one fairly simple paper. When I went online I became familiar with NPA and was impressed by their low key approach to dissidence so I joined. I was beginning to write about quantum mechanics at the time and had not been exposed to constructive criticism so I couldn't get anything published. It is not the job of referees to educate and I had no other contact with professional physicists. The late John Chappell was extremely helpful in this respect. He recognized that I was using wrong terminology and suggested that I talk to Eddie Oshins, a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Eddie's research topic was quantum psychology and though it was an obscure subject he was well known to a small circle of researchers. Through correspondence and phone calls Eddie helped to instruct me in the fundamentals of quantum theory, a very difficult subject that I have nowhere near mastered. Nevertheless it was enough to get me started and from there I could continue the process of self education on my own.

If you want people to understand your ideas you have to learn the correct meaning of the words you are using. You cannot communicate without a good command of the language. Although quantum physicists may disagree with my ideas now they understand what I'm saying.