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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Covid-19 News.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    There would be many ways to fool oneself so as to confirm one's expectations using this sort of procedure (look ... it sticks here but not here ... amazing!).

    It would would be much more impressive if the cellphone were to stick to the…
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    I recollect that early on in this thread one of the configurations of this lattice energy device was said to work when filled with air. So, no need to use deuterium.
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    I see lots of effort here but I don't understand a word of it. Nor does anyone else on this site.

    These are, apparently, calculations having to do with a complex atomic nucleus (Sn117). Naturally, everything is complicated. I was…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    Just saw this. Good idea!
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Curbina)

    My memory of reading Thomas Kuhn's "The Copernican Revolution" years ago is that the heliocentric theory was actually less accurate than the Ptolemaic theory for predicting the positions of the planets.
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    No. I mean a prediction made before the measurement. Suppose that over the next 2 years experimenters add 5 significant figures to the measured mass of some particle. If Wyttenbach were to publicly predict, ahead of time, what…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    Curbina
    When I say that I would be persuaded by a particle mass prediction that was later confirmed by new measurements, I am absolutely sincere.

    I am not talking about retrodicting a known mass. I am talking about a risky prediction that differs from…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    What is at issue right now is not my inability to understand it. It is Wyttenbach's inability to explain what is supposed to be going on in a figure that he has placed in a prominent position in his ResearchGate paper. My lack…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..


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    In spite my efforts, I have been unable to get you to provide a simple explanation of Figure 1 in your paper.


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    I don't see how the "coming text" that you refer to addresses my questions about Figure 1. Can you
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    I am working from a ResearchGate document called "The proton, electron structure, its resonances and fusion products", dated October 2020. The text does refer to Figure 1 several times. RobertBryant even posted the figure and a
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    In spite my efforts, I have been unable to get you to provide a simple explanation of Figure 1 in your paper. Among the questions that remain unanswered are whether the events depicted there are supposed to play out in 4 spatial…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    I am not talking about "4 Rotations ... in 4D". I am talking about any rotation in 4D space. Figure 1 in your ResearchGate paper is labelled "Coupled 4D Rotation". What does that mean? The figure itself purports to show two…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    nature's laws work in 4 spatial dimensions. It seems to me that you are the one saying this.

    - You repeatedly talk about 4D rotations
    - When you come to try an explain basic concepts you explicitly use 4 dimensions (as in Fig 1 of…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    Yes. I didn't see the relevance since the operator in that paper since it worked on subdomains of the 3-sphere (in 4d). I do see that the structures in your theory exist on such 3d subdomains but it seems to me that they are sort…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    Can you give an example of the Biot Savart interaction? Not necessarily as it relates to your particular theory (which is complex) but something that in very simple terms illustrates how it works in 4 dimensions.
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

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    For a current loop in X3, X4. Why is the resultant magnetic field in the X1 direction and not the X2 direction?
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    You will have to be more specific. Once again, for a current loop in the X3, X4 plane, why do you think that the resulting magnetic field is in the X1 direction? Why shouldn't it be completely orthogonal to that and lie in the…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    RobertBryant
    Yes. What you are referring to is a sort of triple product in 4 dimensions. If anything deserves to be called a cross product in 4D then this does. But it is not what Wyttenbach is using. To find a magnetic field corresponding to moving…
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  • Bruce__H Replied to the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    Why would a charge running on a circle in X3,X4 produce a magnetic field in the direction of X1? What law are you using here? Mathematically, there is no such thing as a cross product in 4D, so where do you derive this field…
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  • Bruce__H Reacted with Thanks to Alan Smith’s post in the thread Bruce's 'Baffled' SO4 Thread..

    Here it is...just like the 4th dimension, you are in it and you didn't know..
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