- Mar 29, 2010
- Androgyne; they/them
- Basic Beliefs
- Natural Philosophy, Game Theoretic Ethicist
That was a fantastic little dive into some particle physics!And a lightbulb doesn’t need to work, it just needs to look like it works. But then you need to figure out why it looks like it works.A working thory does not have to reflect reality exactly, it has to predict measurable outcomes.
The fact that you can create a rats nest of fields and photons doesn’t explain the results of any (let alone all) of the experiments that are consistent with virtual particles as physically real. If I’m wrong about that, you should be the first engineer to win a Nobel prize in physics.
This has been done. Google Lamb shift. Virtual Particles explain why atoms act as they do. Willis Lamb won the Nobel prize in physics in 1955 for his work on this