James Arnold

James Arnold
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It is proposed that light is at absolute rest, its apparent motion being the reflection of the motion of mass in time. The hypothesis resolves the paradox of the apparent wave/particle duality of light, accounts for its speed being invariant and a limit, explains numerous other peculiarities of its behavior, and identifies the motion of mass in tim...
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The evolution of the universe is described as an advancement of time, and only collaterally an expansion of space. An interpretation of time as proceeding at the equivalent of c across space, perpendicular to space, per a reconsideration of Minkowski's spacetime geometry, supports a description of the cosmos as a four-dimensional (hyper)spherical w...
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It is maintained that mass falling into black holes, upon reaching the speed of light at an event horizon, must be phase-changed into light. The supposed “singularity”, a place of infinite curvature and zero size, is described as a mathematical artifact of inattention to the extreme conditions at the the event horizon and the likely resistence of m...
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The Alcubierre Drive, a representative concept of "warp-drive" engines that could exceed light-speed, is referenced to suggest that such a technology would not only be a practical prerequisite for alien visitation, but also a means of communication that would render electromagnetic communication obsolete. The Fermi Paradox can thereby be resolved a...
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Critics/disbelievers in Special Relativity often point to the alleged absurdity of the idea that, for example, 1) if an observer on a platform is watching a train go by at .9c, and 2) someone on the train is watching a child's train move through the train in the same direction at .9c, the observer on the platform will observe the child's train to b...
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Graphic representations of special relativity: explaining how two observers can mutually observe the other's clock to be moving relatively slowly; why light is the ultimate speed; why light is a constant.
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An alternative to the Minkowski Diagram shows: how the world-lines of all bodies in uniform motion have the same length in spacetime; that bodies in relative motion have different orientations in space as well as time; how observers with relative motion between them will each observe the other to be moving more slowly in time; why the speed of lig...
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Several mathematical constructs of black hole physics are described as misrepresentations, especially in terms of Relativity. The conditions of in-falling bodies reaching and crossing an event horizon are reexamined, and it is argued that matter cannot exist within a black hole. It is concluded that a black hole consists entirely of un-visible “whi...
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Modern taxonomy consists in the classification of organisms primarily according to their genetic proximity. With this emphasis there is considered to be insufficient attention to levels of organization whereby interdependent but merely composite associations of cells are distinguished from supra-cellular individuals. An examination of the structura...
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The so-called “Twin Paradox”, in which a relativistic effect is hypothesized to produce verifiably different clock rates between bodies, has not been resolved to the satisfaction of many theorists, and it is disbelieved entirely by others. Experiments have confirmed the relativistic effect of acceleration, but there has been an abiding difficulty w...
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This is a diagram from my paper " Time as the dynamic aspect of the continuum " at <http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/viewFile/5275/5084>. It is different than the Minkowki diagram in that it represents world-lines of bodies in relative motion as moving in time according to their own clocks (i.e., relativistically!). And given that a body...
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The Minkowski diagram, by which the concept of spacetime has been graphically represented and interpreted, is shown to have a pre-relativistic flaw: It depicts the relative motion of a body moving in time as-if it is moving along with the observer’s clock, not as it is actually observed, according to its own proper time. An alternative diagram prov...
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Gravitation is described as a uniquely geometric phenomenon, incompatible with the concept of force, and only analogically comparable with force by means of mathematical formalisms. Two thought experiments are employed to demonstrate that the association of gravitation with force is irreconcilable with the geometric interpretation, and without theo...
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I believe the Schrodinger's Cat "paradox" is an excellent example of what happens when physicists become primarily mathematicians.
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It is proposed that light is at absolute rest, its apparent motion being the reflection of the motion of mass in time. The hypothesis resolves the paradox of the apparent wave/particle duality of light, accounts for its speed being invariant and a limit, and explains numerous other peculiarities of its behavior.

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There is a problem posed by critics of Special Relativity and often answered with unnecessary complexity by supporters: If, for example, Observer A standing on earth measures the speed of another Observer B on a spacecraft flying by as .9 x the speed of light, and if Observer B measures the speed of a second spacecraft, flown by Captain C passing her in the same direction at .9 x the speed of light, how can Observer A not measure C's speed as greater than the speed of light?

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