Fostering Progress in Neomechanics

Blog 20150902

Until now, this Blog has been mostly pedagogical. Along with others in the Progressive Science Institute, I have been teaching the fundamentals of neomechanics and univironmental determinism. Now we need to advance by continuing to use neomechanical assumptions to prepare explanations for phenomena for which regressive physicists have no logical answers. We could argue endlessly about whether there is free will (there isn’t) or motion without matter (there isn’t) or whether time can dilate (it can’t). What we want to do is go beyond all that, choosing the deterministic (scientific) assumptions that clear up all the confusion engendered by the determinism-indeterminism philosophical struggle. To that effect let me first repeat the Ten Assumptions of Science[1], which provide the foundation and guiding light for our deliberations:

1. First Assumption of Science, materialism (The external world exists after the observer does not).

2. Second Assumption of Science, causality (All effects have an infinite number of material causes).

3. Third Assumption of Science, uncertainty (It is impossible to know everything about anything, but it is possible to know more about anything).

4. Fourth Assumption of Science, inseparability (Just as there is no motion without matter, so there is no matter without motion).

5. Fifth Assumption of Science, conservation (Matter and the motion of matter can be neither created nor destroyed).

6. Sixth Assumption of Science, complementarity (All things are subject to divergence and convergence from other things).

7. Seventh Assumption of Science, irreversibility (All processes are irreversible).

8. Eighth Assumption of Science, infinity (The universe is infinite, both in the microcosmic and macrocosmic directions).

9. Ninth Assumption of Science, relativism (All things have characteristics that make them similar to all other things as well as characteristics that make them dissimilar to all other things).

10. Tenth Assumption of Science, interconnection (All things are interconnected, that is, between any two objects exist other objects that transmit matter and motion).

As long-time readers know, these assumptions have indeterministic opposites that cannot be proven either. We favor the deterministic assumptions because we feel that they are most logical and have the best chance of overthrowing relativity and its associated cosmogony. From now on, I will limit my responses to reader comments based on indeterministic assumptions. Thus, for instance, you will hear less from those who believe in perfectly solid matter, perfectly empty space, matterless motion, time dilation, or universal expansion. There are numerous other blogs that take such stuff seriously. As much as I like a good debate, the time has come to develop the finer points of neomechanics in the interest of efficiency.

As I have said before, neomechanics and the infinite universe have an infinite number of possibilities as well as an infinite number of impossibilities. Next week I will list the impossibilities of which I am aware.

[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2004, The ten assumptions of science: Toward a new scientific worldview: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 125 p.

---, 2007, The Scientific Worldview: Beyond Newton and Einstein: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 411 p. [ http://www.scientificphilosophy.com/The%20Scientific%20Worldview.html ]

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