Monday, April 24, 2006

Memorandum for the Record disinformation?

Hal Puthoff's PV model is not consistent with Einstein's principle of equivalence, which is the essential reason I reject it as a viable USG DOD/DOE strategy for the metric engineering of practical warp drive and star gates to SERPO et-al for advanced space vehicles.

"The views of space and time that held sway during most of the 20th century were based on locality and field theory ... The most fundamental object was the space-time point or better yet, the event. Although quantum mechanics made the event probabilistic and relativity made simultaneity non-absolute, it was assumed that all observers would agree on the usual invariant relationships between events. This view persisted even in classical general relativity. But the paradigm is gradually shifting. It was never adequate to deal with the combination of quantum mechanics and general relativity. ... In order to reconcile the equivalence principle with the rules of quantum mechanics the rules of locality have to be massively modified ... an unprecedented mix of short distance and long distance physics. Radical changes are called for. The new paradigm ... is based on four closely related concepts ....

to be continued.

On Apr 24, 2006, at 6:20 PM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:

No Paul you do not understand what they mean by "Black holes have no hair."

Generically the best model we have for astrophysical black holes is the Kerr solution. We can forget net charge. So the only issue is whether we can have a > m where a = J/m

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