The many, many dimensions of String Theories and the Multiverse constitute the extremes of fairytale physics brought about by the continuous cobbling-together of more and more fantastical, fictional forces, effects and invented particles in attempts to make sense of the puzzles inherent in the empirical evidence of experiments such as Young's double-slit phenomenon.

But even the photon, the point-particle of light, does not bear close examination. A while ago, I was having a discussion with an Open University student when I called the photon a massless particle. He looked at me with disdainful suspicion and asked how can a particle that carries energy, be massless?

It takes the undoctrinated to ask such glaringly obvious questions, when practicing physicists accept this kind of nonsensical description without question. Quantum physicists are too fond of suggesting that the quantum world with its "purely quantum effects" just cannot be related to the macro world in which we live.

The definition of the photon makes no sense - not to common sense. But it should!

This Blog offers a simple, common-sense description of the photon, and of every particle: from this, and directly from this, applying the same logical explanation, I am able to desribe all quantum effects and processes in four-dimensional spacetime, with no extra dimensions, no alternative universes - and far, far fewer particles.

The Schrödinger Equation and Human Consciousness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The quantum mind/body problem refers to the philosophical discussions of the mind/body problem in the context of quantum mechanics. Since quantum mechanics involves quantum superpositions, which are not perceived by observers, quantum mechanics apparently places observers in a special position.

The founders of quantum mechanics debated the role of the observer, and of them, Wolfgang Pauli and Werner Heisenberg believed that it was the observer that produced collapse. This point of view, which was never fully endorsed by Niels Bohr, was denounced as mystical and anti-scientific by Albert Einstein. Pauli accepted the term, and described quantum mechanics as lucid mysticism.

Unlike Heisenberg and Bohr, who always described quantum mechanics in logical positivist terms, Hugh Everett took the wavefunction of quantum mechanics as a real description of the world. In the many-worlds interpretation, the memories of the observer splits at every measurement, leading to the subjective appearance of collapse.

This observation was separated from many-worlds interpretation by Eugene Wigner, who proposed that the consciousness of the observer is what causes collapse of the wavefunction, independent of any realist philosophy or splitting observers. Colloquially known as "consciousness causes collapse", this interpretation of quantum mechanics states that observation by a conscious observer is what makes the wave function collapse.

The concept illustrated above is just simply another nonsensical idea resulting from the misinterpretation of sub-atomic particles. Unified Absolute Relativity shows the wavefunction, described by the Schrödinger equation, which only ever exists with the originating atom, is collapsed when extra energy in the originating atom is transferred to the receiving atom. The extra energy received by the receiving atom will set up another wavefuction and so the chain (the Von Neuman Chain) will go on. Human consciousness ends this chain, so it has been asserted.
But look at a white plate in the sunshine; the extra energy received from the atoms of the sun is absorbed then re-transmitted by the white plate into the atoms of the eye, whereupon they are transported to the brain, see
Illustration 1:

Illustration 1
A neural connection is made in the brain, which has collapsed the wavefunction. But the energy still exists and will be dispersed in the brain and the body as infrared radiation, heat.

Now, Illustration 2 shows the same set-up, but now with a black plate:

Illustration 2         

Now, although the eye and the brain "sees" a black plate, there is no wavefunstion reaching the eye; the wavefunction has been collapsed at the plate, whereupon the energy will be absorbed and dispersed as infrared radiation, heat - as would be very clear if one were to touch the white and then the black plates. Even this infrared radiation may not reach the eye.
So the black plate is performing the same function as the eye and the brain with the white plate, showing the consciousness is not necessary - and wavefunctions are collapsing everywhere as energy is transmitted, absorbed and transformed with or without sentient beings observing the process.

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