Convention vs Un-convention
The following is a list of topics/phenomena as explained by conventional vs unconventional physics. i will try to keep it up to date as theory evolves. If any reader notices a logical inconsistency under "U:" or misrepresentation of "C:", plz don't hesitate to comment / write to me directly.
C: caused by inherent randomness of quantum particles; sometimes, some possible state-trajectories cancel or interfere effectively destroying a quantum particle; a good indicator of possible self-interference is when a quantum system of many particles exhibits an interference pattern
U: caused by the spacelet nature of quantum particles; spacelet is short for spacetime wavelet; wavelet theory shows individual wavelets can self-interfere much like quantum particles
C: mediated by gluons, which are a kind of virtual boson, exchanged by quarks inside a nucleus
U: short-range temporal curvature
weak force / nuclear decay
C: mediated by W/Z-bosons; the Feynman diagram for an isolated neutron shows a W-boson as a kind of intermediate decay product producing an electron and anti-neutrino; the idea is consistent with: all forces are mediated by some kind of virtual particle
U: geometry, vibration, and rotation of nucleons
C: gravitons, a hypothetical particle consistent with concepts above
U: long-range temporal curvature
C: consider parallel plates with a particle bouncing between them, this represents a kind of clock; if we move those plates in a direction parallel to the plates, the path length becomes longer effectively lengthening the period of the clock; time effectively slows down for moving clocks relative to stationary clocks
U: enhanced temporal curvature
gravitational time dilation
C: general relativity predicts spacetime curves near massive objects; time slows down with respect to how massive the object is and how close a clock is to that object
U: temporal relativity considers temporal curvature making TR more fundamental and simpler than GR (one dimension vs four); enhanced temporal curvature
C: virtual exchange of the Higgs boson from a particle to itself
U: temporal curvature corresponding to a spacelet
C: a quantum property that does not have a one-to-one macroscopic analogy; if we try to think of quantum spin as analogous to macroscopic spin, the analogy breaks down immediately; it can have orientation, magnitude, excited states, but exists as a quantum property much like self-interference
U: spacelet theory, only just emerging as a fledgeling science, looks at quantum particles as charged spacetime wavelets; these 3D distortions in spacetime may resemble screw dislocations in a solid; Markus Lazar has pursued this tack
C: virtual photon exchange
U: charged anti-photons; the concept of 'the antiphoton' was arrived at considering a balanced curvature scheme of cosmology and needing something real to mediate e-m
alpha / the fine structure constant
C: "well, it's a mystery"
U: relates to the local density of charged anti-photons; in a balanced curvature scenario, every time a photon is created, so is an anti-photon; every time a photon is absorbed, so is an anti-photon; so, near nuclear reactors (stars) and fission reactors (on Earth) where photons are produced, an equal number of anti-photons are produced and so alpha should be measurably different there; this is a critical test of the unconventional theory
proton/electron mass ratio
C: "well, that's a mystery too"; the latest conventional guess is that from string theory, there's an infinity of universes coexisting with ours; ours happens to reside in the small fraction of life supporting universes with the mass ratio just right; personally, i see this as equivalent to the anthropic principle - really no answer at all
U: life, as we know it, would not exist without carbon based chemistry; we propose a Prime Cause engineered our universe to support life; the ratio was engineered
C: the Standard Model proposes a very short list of 'elementary particles' and bosons; the zoo can be explained as a logical combination of those
U: "i'm not particularly interested in unstable particles."
CMB/GWB - the cosmic microwave background / gravitational wave background
C: the big bang or colliding branes
U: the Prime Cause exploding a singularity or maybe smashing two
CMB power spectrum / anisotropies
C: there exist very slight directional variations in the CMB; these correspond to a power spectrum of relic microwave energy; convention explains these with inflation or colliding branes, depending on your camp
U: "still working on it"
C: required to keep galaxies together and explain dark flow, it's the conventionally proposed stuff that only interacts with 'normal baryonic matter' gravitationally; not yet detected but required by conventional cosmology to 'make things work'
U: "um, i'll get back to you"; in unconventional particle schemes, a very massive neutral particle should have charged counterparts - these should be detectable
C: required by convention to accelerate the expansion of the universe (something we measure); it makes up the bulk of stuff; as with dark matter, we don't know what the hell it is
U: following a balanced curvature cosmology, equal amounts of matter/antimatter and photons/anti-photons were produced at creation; the primordial antimatter is not gravitationally bound to 'our normal matter'; charged anti-photons would be attracted to normal matter and may explain e-m; neutral anti-photons produced gradually in stars since the BB may contribute to accelerated expansion - just a guess
the arrow of time
C: convention's best guess goes something like this: quantum gravity is a fledgling science; study of information processes relating to black holes indicate a 'holographic principle'; information may be stored on a boundary similar to a hologram; if we live in a holographic universe, information may stored on the boundary; there may be 'holographic noise' which is detectable; at Fermilab, they're building a detector which should point one way or the other: we live in a holographic universe or 'classical spacetime'; the arrow of time could be a similar construct
U: we need time to discriminate between events; if time did not exist, events would be indistinguishable / happen all at once; if time was reversible, if time travel was possible, causality would be violated and all evil deeds performed throughout history would have been reversed by altruistic future time-travelers; this has clearly not happened; causality cannot be violated; time cannot be reversed; time travel is impossible
C: Dirac proposed antiparticles 'travel backward in time', but very little is known about antimatter except for the fact when you bring a matter particle near to its antimatter counterpart, mutual annihilation occurs; in the heart of the LHC, the large hadron collider, protons at high speed are smashed with oppositely traveling antiprotons; decay products have 'confirmed' W/Z bosons with remarkable accuracy/confidence; but not one Higgs..
U: antimatter has negative curvature which cannot aggregate gravitationally; unconventional physics proposes antimatter does not travel backward in time; time passage near antimatter merely speeds up relative to flat spacetime/time
C: "say what?"
U: mediate electromagnetism
C: is neutral about God; i've seen theoretical physicists declare both ways: some see intelligent design in our cosmos; others see none
U: presently, i have no better explanation of: proton/electron mass ratio, the claims of inflation, DNA, the anticipated ubiquity of life, or the stability of proton, electron, and various nuclei; i have no historical antipathy toward the concept as conventional physics does
C: string theory seems to require at least seven extra spatial dimensions to 'make the theory work'; there is some conventional reluctance but support is growing
U: using Occam's Razor, the simplest deterministic framework developed requires three spatial dimensions, one curvable time dimension, and one extra dimension for that time dimension to 'curve into': 5D. 5 vs 11, dimensionally speaking, un-convention wins
C: the Standard Model has been called 'the ugliest theory in the history of science' by conventional theorists; because it has been developed by many people over many decades, the theory is necessarily haphazard, disjoint, inelegant, and counter-intuitive; arguably, if schools/universities taught physics concepts better, the Standard Model and all of its conventional extensions might be more intuitively understandable; there are so many arbitrary parameters and problems such as renormalization which make it repugnant to even conventional theoreticians; no one seriously believes it's the 'answer' to "how does the universe work?"
U: because the theory was basically developed by one inspired person (me), unconventional theoretical physics (this 'brand') is more coherent, elegant, simple, unified, and intuitively appealing; it answers the question of force unification by properties of time; 'the impedance of space' can be associated with time alone, the property of spacetime which determines the interval between electromagnetic events; curvature, likewise, the property of spacetime which determines the interval between mechanical events; temporal relativity replaces GR as the most fundamental classical theory; spacelet theory redefines quantum particles as spacetime wavelets capable of self-interference explicitly because of their wavelet nature; admittedly, dependency on the Prime Cause for: stability of proton/electron, mass ratio, and 'inflation effects' makes this investigator a bit uneasy .. but isn't that what Spouses are for? ^^ ;)