Regressive physics, reform, and progressive physics in relation to the eventual demise of the Big Bang Theory
Blog 20160210 Regressive physics, reform, and progressive physics in relation to the eventual demise of the Big Bang Theory
Astute readers know that the Big Bang Theory could not have arisen without the help of regressive physics. I define “regressive physics” as the indeterministic step backward that physics underwent at the beginning of the 20th century. This resulted in some fanciful indeterministic interpretations leading to all manner of paradoxes and contradictions that persisted despite numerous falsifications. As early as 1913, Sagnac showed that light was not a particle in the classical sense, but that it was a wave in the aether. Einstein's particle had miraculous properties leading to the various contradictions. Nonetheless, believers want to believe. At PSI we dismiss relativity outright due to its objectification of motion.
Reformism in Physics
The regression was so powerful because its underlying indeterministic assumptions were accepted by the populace. I doubt that there is a physics course anywhere that does not mention relativity in anything but favorable terms. Its contradictions remain, however, bedeviling critical thinkers across the globe. So much so that folks have proposed hundreds of theories that would handle particular contradictions in one way or another. De Climont’s list contains the names of over 8,000 dissident scientists opposed to aspects of relativity and quantum mechanics since 1905. He counts over 550 alternative theories about aether. No wonder the press has trouble highlighting any one of them.
I classify many of these theories as “reformist,” a type of theory that rejects some aspects of the regression but still accepts other aspects. One other characteristic of reformism is the general lack of a set of consupponible fundamental assumptions. I can quickly spot a reformist theory just by reading the first few sentences. For instance, some reformists seem to think, along with Einstein, that time (motion) can dilate and that the universe is 4-dimensional. Some are aether deniers and others think that energy (a calculation) actually exists. True, many reformist theoreticians have interesting analyses involving recalculations and new interpretations. But the fact there are so many different theories just goes to show that mixing a little determinism with a little indeterminism is not especially productive.
By now, readers of this Blog and of the PSI website should know what progressive physics is all about. We follow univironmental determinism, the assumption that what happens to a portion of the universe is determined by the infinite matter in motion within and without. The overthrow of a major paradigm such as the Big Bang Theory cannot be accomplished without replacing its fundamental assumptions. All our analyses adhere strictly to "The Ten Assumptions of Science," which are, in most cases, the deterministic opposites of the indeterministic assumptions that underlie Special Relativity Theory, General Relativity Theory, and the Big Bang Theory. Following those assumptions, our analyses leave little doubt that those theories are headed for the garbage bin of history.
 Sagnac, Georges, 1913a, The demonstration of the luminiferous aether by an interferometer in uniform rotation: Comptes Rendus, v. 157, p. 708–710.
---, 1913b, On the proof of the reality of the luminiferous aether by the experiment with a rotating interferometer: Comptes Rendus, v. 157, p. 1410–1413.
 Borchardt, Glenn, 2011, Einstein's most important philosophical error, in Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 18th Conference of the NPA, 6-9 July, 2011, College Park, MD, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Mt. Airy, MD, p. 64-68. [10.13140/RG.2.1.3436.0407]
 de Climont, Jean, 2016, The worldwide list of dissident scientists. [ https://books.google.fr/books?id=KnzBDjnGIgYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=climont+dissident&hl=fr&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=climont%20dissident&f=true ]
 Borchardt, Glenn, 2004, The ten assumptions of science: Toward a new scientific worldview: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 125 p.