Fairytale Physics

It’s been far too long since I last posted an example from the Vault of Vixra, but I’m glad that my research students are keeping sufficiently up to date with developments that they’ve got time to pass on news of particularly exciting papers.

Today Geraint drew my attention to this one, with the following promising-looking abstract:

Answers to ten simple questions reveals that the standard theory of physics defies logic or reason similar to the fairy tales.

Here’s an example question:

Q02: What actually happens when heavy atom was split into two lighter atoms in fission?
Ans: Fission is splitting the atom of a heavy element into the atoms of lighter elements. The underlying process expands the uranium nucleus; as a result a certain amount of energy will be released. Expansion of the matter releases the energy and the resultant products measure less mass. Compressed material contains more energy and measures more gravity. We observe the effect of mass deficit only when an object expands in size [1, 2].

Hmmm. The other 9 are almost as good. You can download the whole paper here.

Coincidentally, I gave a lecture this morning about nuclear fission. If only I’d known then that the standard theory was so wrong I wouldn’t have been forced to spend the best part of an hour struggling to find a whiteboard marker that worked.

7 Responses to “Fairytale Physics”

  1. Alex Rogers Says:

    Wow. Just wow. I would credit A-level students with a better understanding of physics. I had to really concentrate to figure out what on earth the author was trying to say.

    Interesting habit of referencing himself and thus increasing his own citations in order to appear reputable….

  2. The third version (i.e. replaced twice). Nice to see someone paying attention to detail and incorporating criticism. 🙂

    • telescoper Says:

      It’s possible there might have been some erroneous statements or errors of comprehension in the earlier versions.

  3. Has that been translated using Google? Lol.

  4. Bryn Jones Says:

    Vixra, of course, provides a great many examples of the Dunning–Kruger effect (as well as lots of amusement for reasonably informed people).

  5. Philip Gibbs Says:

    viXra also has many papers accepted in peer-review journals, including one in Physics Review D http://vixra.org/abs/1110.0003. Appologies if this comment is out of place because it contains no sarcasm. Oh darn it does now LOL.

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