To New York Times Op-ed: An open letter to the Scientific Community
January 1st, 2014 Dr. Bob’s daily Journal notes www.rcwormus.com
My name is Robert Castleton Wormus, and I’ve been writing a daily science journal for most of my life. (Bio attached) The journal is not for publication. It’s my legacy to my children and grandchildren; it also keeps me sane. The topics are almost always on counter-intuitive theories and concepts, the likes of Planck’s quantum physics, Einstein’s relativistic physics, and my own Anthropic Paradox.
Yesterday’s journal note ended with the statement “The most counter-intuitive theory I have ever encountered, much less tried to explain, was my own. ‘The Anthropic Principle’s Paradox: Fatal Denial’. I decided overnight to make it public. Originally written tongue in cheek as a wake-up call for my kids, not to be taken literally, but as a prophetic hypothesis to hopefully mitigate their future poor judgments, actions, and inactions.
Science has made quantum leaps (sorry) in the last six years; factoring in the recent developments in the areas of quantum mechanics, astrophysics, neuroscience, molecular chemistry, microbiology, experimental psychology, evolutionary biology, cosmology, and ecology I have decided to challenge the scientific community to apply the true intent and auspices of the scientific method to prove my theory wrong! I welcome discretization.
Kids, (all my loved ones) I believe in destiny. The very same instincts that enticed me fifty years ago into my chosen field of Audiology (a new and obscure science dedicated to the psychophysical assessment of human auditory perception) are the very same instincts that seduced me, forty years later into Quantum Physics.
The profession of audiology didn’t exist in 1940, when it became apparent that an incalculable number of U.S. soldiers would be coming home from world war II with debilitating noise induced hearing losses!* Our government took unprecedented action in setting up national rehabilitation centers in the existing military hospitals and veteran’s facilities. The Doctoral program in audiology* was funded, created, and established at Northwestern University under the auspicious of the now ‘Father of Audiology’ Raymond Carhart. Raymond, a physicist, was a transplant from Bell labs specializing (like Papa) in the anatomy of the human auditory system, as well as the psycho-physics, psycho-physiology, and psycho-mechanics of human auditory perception. He was aware, as were numerous others that Planck’s discovery of quantum mechanics in 1900 had earth shattering implications on the mechanics of human perception a branch of experimental psychology. It was in the 1930′s that theoretical physicists began to realize that the quantum state predicted by Planck’s constant had far greater implications here on earth than previously thought. The conditions and properties necessary to illicit a quantum state are speeds very near the Speed of Light and comprehensively minuscule reductions in the size of matter on the order of -35 magnitudes of ten. (-25 magnitudes smaller than an electron!)
This is literally sub clinical for direct observation and measurement; Man’s current technology and instrumentation, although increasing exponentially, is embarrassingly inadequate.