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Olber’s Paradox

Olber’s paradox dates back to the 16th century and is often cited as evidence to support the idea that the universe had a finite beginning in the form of a Big Bang.  The paradox concerns the idea that a dark night sky conflicts with the idea that the universe is infinite, eternal and static.   It is named after […]

How is it possible to make nothing out of something?

There is a fundamental conflict between the currently accepted interpretation of Maxwell’s equations and the absence of an ether like medium. Maxwell’s equations purport to show that a changing magnetic field induces an electric field and a changing electric field induces a magnetic field.  Taken together these two coupled fields oscillate and the whole propagates […]

Einstein and Bohr and the nature of reality

Perhaps the most important scientific debate of the 20th Century was that which took place between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein during the 1930’s and 40’s. At issue was the very nature of reality. By that time Bohr had become convinced that the laws of physics had to be different on the scale of the […]