« on: 25/12/2020 20:41:05 »
Does anyone understand Physics these days. Hasn't it become a kind of fantasy subject, filled with speculations about Black Holes, multi-dimensional wormholes, Gravity Waves revealed by wiggles on pre-filled in graphs, the so-called "Higg's Boson" supposedly found by electronic detectors -without leaving any trace in Bubble Chambers.QuoteIt's a polite way of saying Philip Ball doesn't understand it.Phillip Ball did understand it and proceeded to offer his own explanation which I thought joined the category of 'not at all easy to follow'.
Doesn't present-day "Physics" increasingly resemble a mathematical construct, divorced from physical reality.
This is the tragedy. Physics has ceased to explain how the Universe works. It just says, in the famous words, "Shut up and calculate". Who doesn't find this deplorable?