Monday, September 14, 2015
What I hate about modern physics
The Myans could count days till Venus would be a morning star or evening star, and so get a correct result, but they did not understand what was really going on.
The epicycles theory of planet movements could get very accurate results, but it was far too complicated to think that was really how dumb planets figured out where to go.
Quantum is like the Myan calculations, it gets correct answers but does not really understand what is going on. What is worse, the practitioners often insist that there is nothing deeper.
General Relativity is also far too complicated for a stupid photon to really do all that math billions of times a second to figure out where to go.
Physics has sort of given up on having a real model of how things work and settled for just being able to calculate answers. I hate this.