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Special Issue 71
Enter the Microverse
Microverse not Multiverse
The Essential Analogistic Models of a Dialectically Holist Approach to Macro & Micro Reality
The Fundamental Error of Quantum Mechanics
Dark Matter and the Substrate
Fusion and Philosophy:
The Holist Physics of Eric Lerner
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Welcome to the 71st Special Issue of SHAPE Journal. This edition looks at our latest Physics research and continues this publication’s ongoing critque of the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory - and the general consensus within this Science, that the dynamic physical Universe we inhabit can be reduced to Mathematics for study.
As with all philosopher Jim Schofield's research, don't expect the usual science writing you get in academic journals. There can't be many Physics publications that get side-tracked into discussing Lenin's role in the history of the Russian Revolution for several pages, but this isn't your usual academic journal! There is method to this maddness, however. Jim Schofield is trying to establish a new Marxist approach to Science, and he's trying to apply Marxist method to Sub-Atomic Physics - which certainly isn't easy. The reasons for this are logical enough though, once you understand the underlying problems the discipline faces.
Dialectical Materialism was an attempt by Marx to develop a logic of change grounded in an evolving physical world - matter in motion. Physics, Mathematics and even Formal Logic and Reasoning, on the other hand, are, upon closer inspection, not dealing with material reality or real change at all - they can't. The high level abstractions of Mathematics - upon which Physics completely depends - are always distilled pure forms - unchanging entities that are extracted and separated and exist in Ideality, rather than the messy real world that we inhabit.
This unacknowledged foundational incapacity has begun to precipitate major crises and gaps in understanding, in both Physics and Cosmology. In this issue Jim Schofield maps out some of these problems, but also begins to look for solutions and routes towards a new Holist Physics, informed by Dialectical Materialism and the explanations and analogistic models of classical Physics. In his Substrate Theory, he presents a model of a radically different Microverse, which can explain many of the Quantum mysteries Physics is obsessed with, without the need for esoteric Mathematics. He also looks towards the work of other contemporary physicists like Eric Lerner, who's experiments with Nuclear Fusion might well point the way forward, for an experimental Physics grounded in a dynamic and unpredicatable, material Universe.