Henry Gee, a senior editor at Nature penned a piece entitled, “Science: the religion that must not be questioned (http://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2013/sep/19/science-religion-not-be-questioned?commentpage=1 )”. His conclusion is, “Why is this? The answer, I think, is that those who are scientists, or who pretend to be scientists, cling to the mantle of a kind of religious authority. And as anyone who has tried to comment on religion has discovered, there is no such thing as criticism. There is only blasphemy.”
Truth sits here silently, blocking all detour attempts. Anyone who is sincerely seeking for truth must face this silently sitting truth squarely. Any those self-proclaimed religious-like authorities will simply fade away into the trash in history. The Alpha equation below is a simple truth *checkable* by every 8th grader. Yet, the physics underneath this equation sits there silently, blocking all detour attempts. No one can go over, go under or go around it.
Beta = 1/alpha = 64 ( 1 + first order mixing + sum of the higher order mixing)
= 64 (1 + 1/Cos A(2) + .00065737 + …)
= 137.0359 …
A(2) is the Weinberg angle, A(2) = 28.743 degrees
The sum of the higher order mixing = 2(1/48)[(1/64) + (1/2)(1/64)^2 + ...+(1/n)(1/64)^n +...]
= .00065737 + …
Yet, In Wikipedia today (October 19, 2013), it makes two points about the Alpha [α (electron fine structure constant), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine-structure_constant ].
a. It was called the greatest damn mysteries of physics by Richard Feynman, and it still is as it cannot be derived from any physics theory or equations.
b. It showed a numerological formula for it.
For the worst, the Wikipedia should include my Alpha equation as a numerological formula, but it does not. Perhaps, it is unknown to anyone. But, it was published in Professor Matt Strassler's blog (http://profmattstrassler.com/2012/02/23/synopsis-of-the-opera-situation/#comment-6531 ), a very popular physics discussion site, and at
http://blog.vixra.org/2013/05/16/why-i-still-like-string-theory/#comment-32568 , another very popular physics blog. And it is available at many other places; a partial list is listed below.
Obviously, this is caused by the “worried,” “discouraged,” and “scared” (the WDS) mentality, and I made a comment (http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/10/14/inside-the-mind-of-the-republican-party/#comment-7295910552604272743 ) as below.
Indeed, “worried,” “discouraged,” and “scared” (the WDS) can make a group people going berserk, and this small group can then make the entire country going craze --- “The demographics are tending strongly against what we now think of as the Republican base. The world is changing, and they don’t like it.” … But, I have a similar question. Can this WDS infiltrate science, such as physics? That is, is a verified scientific fact (or easily verifiable fact) still not a truth until it is *ordained* by the current paradigm (because of this WDS)?
Furthermore, not facing the above simple fact will not alleviate us from our nightmare situation.
a. In the article “What *Should* We Be Worried About? (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=5465 ), the Higgs connotes a great crisis of physics.
b. Jester (Résonaances, http://resonaances.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-about-b-to-k-star-mu-mu.html ) showed his trademark pessimism and frustration.
c. In the article “the crisis in modern physics, (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6238 ), Turok (Director of Perimeter Institute) said, "Theoretical physics is at a crossroads [after the Higgs] right now…In a sense, we’ve entered a very deep crisis.
The nightmare above connotes a dead end for the Standard Model. Yet, this crisis is not truly serious according to the article “Top Ten Higgs Boson Facts (by Sean Carroll, at http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2012/11/13/top-ten-amazing-higgs-boson-facts/ )”. Three its facts are as below.
(6.) The Higgs boson isn’t really all that important.
(8.) Your own mass doesn’t come from the Higgs.
(10.) The easy part is over --- The discovery of the Higgs … leaves plenty of physics that we don’t yet understand, from dark matter to the origin of the universe, not to mention complicated problems like turbulence and neuroscience and politics.
Indeed, the new era is defined by dark mass and the dark energy which requires a conceptual revolution in physics. One possible revolution is about the mass-charge which gives our own mass. This mass-charge is described in a Pimple model. The details of this model is available at
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/09/16/dark-energy-detectives/#comment-7295910552604271829 , and