Hi guys. Long time listener, first time caller. Well, not really... just wanted to say that.
I just discovered all this a few weeks ago and have been trying to work my way through Nothing but Motion, with supplements here and there from Bruce's tutorials. Dr. Larson's writing is thick and difficult to follow, and doesn't help the fact that RS is supposed to be a simpler way to think about the universe.
Anyway, I'm about to start chapter 13 ("Physical Constants"). After spending considerable effort to understand a photon, that a photon is the center of an atom (actually, two photons), and the complexities of the rotational motion the units must undertake in previous chapters. After pausing to supplement that understanding with information here, I find that RS2 has scrapped the idea of a photon being a simple oscillation, and the idea of needing "something to rotate" in order to build a particle of matter. Are there more major contradictions to come? Is it worth moving forward, or should I switch to a different source?
Also, in chapter 12, I came across a statement where Larson up and says, "...there can be no physical distance less than one natural unit, which, as we will see in the next chapter, is 4.56 x 10-6 cm," before saying something about measured distances being smaller. Is this still considered current or correct? Having a background in biology/pathology, there's no way 45nm could be unit size, evidenced by electron micrograph images like the one below. Everything else seems so elegant, so hopefully you guys can enlighten me or show me what I misunderstood?
Statistics: Posted by jcdoss — Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:21 pm