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January 3nd, 2014 Dr. Bob’s daily Journal notes www.rcwormus.com What Papa wants his kids to know?

Papa’s ‘Tips’   (#3)

***In just the last ten years, science has discovered that there are actually three distinct types of matter,***  ordinary matter (4%), Dark matter (26%), and finally Dark Energy (75%) that make up our universe. (*** *** denotes a Nobel Prize or equivalent)

Ordinary matter is, although only 4 percent of all matter, everything we can see or touch.  You, me, my chair, the planet earth, the moon, our sun, other planets, and distant stars in our galaxy, and stars beyond our galaxy (which are actually other galaxies, of which there are 400 billion! (4 x 10 to the tenth) As you can see, the Universe is a kick ass big place!

 

 

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The Nefarious Irishman’s Daily teaser

January 2nd, 2014 Dr. Bob’s daily Journal notes www.rcwormus.com What Papa wants his kids to know?

Papa’s ‘Tips’   (#2)

With our rapidly advancing knowledge of physics our solar system is becoming less and less counter-intuitive every day. Since a very good test of whether or not something is counter-intuitive is “Has any human being experienced it before”, (Touched, smelled, seen, heard, or thought)  you can easily see that as our telescopes get better, and as we explore more and more of space with our unmanned satellites, the solar system becomes less counter-intuitive.

Papa wants you to put our solar system into proper perspective in relation to the Universe that surrounds it. Our sun is the center of our solar system (a solar system is a single star whose gravity (mass) attracts surrounding debris into orbits around it.)  The shear awesomeness of the size of the universe is easier to comprehend, if we separate mass from the space that surrounds it. ***In just the last ten years, science has discovered that there are actually three distinct types of matter,***  ordinary matter (4%), Dark matter (26%), and finally Dark Energy (75%) that make up our universe.

To be cont.

To reiterate (say again)

 

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The Nefarious Irishman’s Daily teaser

January 1st, 2014 Dr. Bob’s daily Journal notes www.rcwormus.com What Papa wants his kids to know?

Papa’s ‘Tips’

 

Papa is going to try something new.  Tips in Physics is my new format that introduces contemporary branches of physics by taking my kids* on a journey into the exciting World of modern physics.

ASTRONOMY

Just so you know, Papa’s going to use his usual style of writing, with its unconventional (not the ‘convention’ or standard) way of writing. That means I can ‘murder’ American English and get away with it! (Part of my nefarious nature)   So let us begin by introducing Our Solar System.

Continuing my theme of being non-conventional (‘Hippies1960’s) let’s put the Solar System into proper perspective.(view) ‘Our’ solar system is so large that you  or I will never really comprehend it!   It is counter-intuitive.  Let’s stop here.  Much of what Papa writes about is counter-intuitive so let’s see if we can get a better understanding of this strange word.  Counter-Intuitive:  Counter means contrary or opposite of; and Intuitive means what we ‘know’.  So counter-intuitive means opposite to what we know.  We’ll use our present topic the solar system as an example.  Why is the solar system counter-intuitive?  Have you ever been to another planet?  Of course not, and either has any other human being on earth that is why it’s ‘contrary to our experience’, and ‘opposite of what we know’ and thus counter-intuitive.

So a very good test of whether something is counter-intuitive, or not, is has any human being experienced it before? (touched, smelled, saw, heard, or thought) to be cont.

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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.

In progress….

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.

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~~~Happy New Year!~~~
The Nefarious Irishman’s Daily teaser
January 1st, 2014 Dr. Bob’s daily Journal notes www.rcwormus.com What Papa wants his kids to know?
Hi Kids! Happy New Years!
Papa is starting his New Year off right, at his beautiful home in Mexico.* My casa is fourteen steps from the white sandy beach of Rosarito; and I invite all of you to come down and visit me

Papa ended yesterday’s journal note by revealing that, “The most counter-intuitive theory I have ever encountered, much less tried to explain, is my own theory of fatal denial:           ‘The Anthropic Principle’s Paradox: Fatal Denial’.*

Written over six years ago, it was meant to be taken tongue and cheek; not literally, just food for thought; but in the last six years factoring in recent developments in the areas of quantum mechanics, neuroscience, experimental psychology, evolutionary biology and ecology my research indicates a need for comprehensive peer review!

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 11 with debilitating noise induced hearing losses!* The Doctoral curriculum for audiology* was created and established at Northwestern University by the father of Audiology Raymond Carhart. Raymond was a transplant from Bell labs specializing in the anatomy of the human auditory system, as well as the psychophysics, psychophysiology, and the psycho-mechanics of human auditory perception. He was aware, as were numerous others that Planck’s discovery of quantum mechanics in 1900 had earth shaking implications in all fields of human perception To be continued. * See previous journal notes

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What I want my grandkids to know.

December 29th, 2013 Dr. Bob’s Daily Journal Notes    

Continued from Part One; I left off in part one with “Papa likes to write about cutting edge science, specifically psycho-physics”.  This subject frequently leads to ‘occupational suicide’ for actively employed scientists, living in today’s ‘politically-correct’ scientific community.

Papa on the other hand, is retired, not seeking gainful employment, thumbs his nose at politics, and avoids doing anything that may be in any way construed as ‘correct’. (Hence the pseudonym Nefarious) I hope you’re getting the connection. This is what papa wants you to know.   No one in this life (and I mean no one) has to compromise who they are. You’re at a stage where every asshole on earth outranks you! Parents, teachers, adults, hell even the crossing guards tell you what to do when to do it; and how to do it; and then somehow convince you that you totally fucked it up!  Sound familiar?  Welcome to life!   It’s the sick perk of adulthood, and the bane of a teenager’s life. Want to beat the system? Papa knows how!

To be continued….

It gets stinkier before it gets better. 

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What I want my grandkids to know.

December 28th, 2013 Dr. Bob’s Daily Journal Notes    

 

In case you were wondering I do get writer’s block, occasionally. In fact, sometimes I write less than three hours a day, not often, but sometimes. I’ve been writing for so long on physics and related sciences that I’ve started repeating myself. What I’ve noticed though is that the second time around the subject is far simpler.  That’s what I want for my kids.

I wish I could get you guys to make requests on subjects or topics that interest to you. I know your giggling right now, but I can research anything and regurgitate it back so you may better understand it. Give Papa a chance to prove that erudite statement. I tend to write about cutting edge science; about things that haven’t been solved.  That tends to introduce two further problems, one, even though I may understand and be able to explain the mechanics of a previously misunderstood physics phenomenon, it would still be a counter-intuitive problem with a simpler, but still counter-intuitive answer.  And, two, I have as yet not been able to explain my counter-intuitive theory of An Anthropic Paradox: Fatal Denial, which, ironically, explains why certain things remain inexplicable.

To be continued…..

(kids- one of two things will happen when Papa passes: One, my work will be discovered as being a great contribution to science; or, Two  I’ll stink up the place, until someone buries me.)

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What I want my grandkids to know.

December 27th, 2013 Dr. Bob’s Daily Journal Notes    

 

Hi Kids, I enjoyed seeing Brianna, Emily at Knots Berry Farm today. ‘Snoopy on Ice’, with all the characters (skaters) wearing Dickenson era costumes was enchanting I hope you read todays journal notes, they will make understanding what we know a lot easier.  (Bobby read this to Brianna and Emily not as it is written but paraphrased,)

Part one: Today’s notes are about learning physics backwards.  Scientists separate physics into two classes, Classical and Modern.  Curiously, classical, the before 1900 mechanics of physics was discovered by doing unprecedentedly meticulous research. Much of modern physics, on the other hand, was discovered by a kind of backwards thinking.    Early in the 1900’s Georges Lemaitre, a physicist and a Jesuit priest realized that Albert Einstein’s paper that year on Special Relativity actually predicted that EVERYTHING in our universe (in the form of tiny constituent particles) came from a single primeval atom! (A primordial singularity)

Einstein at first was aghast!  “That’s ridiculous”, he is quoted as saying. (Kids? Believe me I’ve studied Einstein life and works his language was slightly more colorful) Einstein was a polymath, a thinker who’s insight into the workings of nature was unparalleled in time. He (and many others) began to use simple ‘thought’ experiments’ to test Lemaitre’s idea. This led to his taking and recording pictures of the stars in our universe as they moved; first with his mind, then his eyes through telescopes, and finally through increasingly more efficient telescopes some on the backs of rocketships.

For thirty years this research technique was employed to prove Lemaitre’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ (as Fred Hoyle had derisively dubbed it) wrong.  Every attempt to discredit his idea, led to new and more exciting discoveries!  In fact a brand new branch of physics Cosmology-the study of the origin of the universe was born.

Playing into all of this was the fact that our understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum (light) had taken a quantum leap with James Clark Maxwell’s unification of light, magnetism, and electricity (Sorry couldn’t resist)  coupled with Max Planck’s brilliance in realizing energy, In light of classical physics’ ultra-violet catastrophe could not be constant and accumulative.    To be continued

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The Anthropic Principle’s Paradox: fatal denial

The inability of the human mind to process and/or accept the physicality of an external reality, fully endorse by modern physics, is one of modern science’s greatest conundrums. One I call, The Anthropic Principle’s Paradox: fatal denial. 

 

Our evolutionary process has created an aggressive territorial human animal with a highly evolved brain, capable of ‘fabricating’ its own intuitive-based reality; and incapable of counter-intuitive arguments.

Analogous to the maternal instinct, the human mind protects it’s own illusion of reality by viscerally deploying the Human Psyche’s insurmountably powerful defense mechanisms; first, and most formidable, denial and then, as necessary, rationalization, repression, regression, and dissociation, effectively blocking Man’s mind from the reception of any and all electromagnetic radiation external input of alternate counter-intuitive realities, concepts, and change.

The inability of the human mind to process and/or accept the physicality of an external reality, fully endorse by modern physics, is one of modern science’s greatest conundrums. One I call, The Anthropic Principle’s Paradox: fatal denial.

Man’s inability to properly process external stimuli explains why most of last centuries great scientific discoveries,, namely, the counter intuitive quantum mechanics, special relativity, and general relativity, with their immense prognostic implications, took years to be recognized, were minimally applauded, insufficiently funded, and then, delegated to the obscure realm of ‘Modern Theoretical Physics’; the equivalence of ‘It’s only a Theory’ apathy.

It further explains the inexplicable, mankind’s blatant disregard for his environment, his gluttonous misuse of natural resources, his failure to properly prioritize ‘climate control’, and finally, his apathy toward his own pending future, an eminent and unelectable extinction.  A fate brought on, not by a conscious decision; but the lack thereof; that is paradox in itself.

It explains the budget cuts affecting our nation’s science programs, the alarming decline in math and science scores, our exit from the active space program, the shutdown of Fermi lab, the cancelation of the Web telescope and far too numerous other critical scientific projects..

The Human mind, with its highly developed brain, capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, self-awareness and problem solving, was thought to be the most complex fete of Evolution.

However, recent research in neuroscience has irrefutably proven that the mind actually augments a crude two-dimensional, blurred afferent image, lacking resolution, into the sharp, clear, crisp ‘synthetic’ illusion of the external reality mankind takes for granted..  Like an artist, it does this by cleverly adding form, dimensionality, animation, colorization, and shadowing; virtually fabricating it’s ‘version’ of an external reality.

This synthesized illusion of reality (a hologram in effect) has been well documented in the scientific community. The universality, that is the ‘conserved parity’ from one human to another of this illusion of reality is far less understood; but, ironically, plays well into the current research on Quantum coherence.

I’m well aware of how bizarre this sounds, an absurd ’conspiracy theory’ involving Nature; I actually hope I’m delusional.  Fortunately, for all of us, I quit my ‘day job’ ten years ago, and took up theoretical physics as an avocation. My credibility is thus, in question; my sincerity, certainly, is not. My naivety in matters of the scientific community is apparent, so, if there is some ‘master plan’ to filter and disseminate this information to the public, please let me know.

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CODE BOO! BY Robert Castleton Wormus

April 19, 2012 at 8:42pm

It was a miserably cold, rainy night; standing, in the dark shadows, across the street from a two-story residential house, was a large, determined man on a mission. He crouched down, behind a parked car, as he saw the black government vehicles converging on the house from all sides.  As if choreographed, they jumped out of their cars in unison, each with a predetermined destination, yelling F.B.I., This is a raid! F.B.I.!  They covered every door and window, as they battered down the front door, and all hell broke loose. The crouching man jumped up put on his F.B.I. jacket, crossed the street and entered the house.  The other agents were securing the rooms, one by one, yelling “Clear”

Knowing in advance, it was just about a 12 year old little girl, he ran up the stairs, two at a time, immediately entering the corner upstairs bedroom.  He went straight to her desk, riffled through several notebooks, found the one with an  ‘arrow-pierced heart’ sketched on the front, put it inside his shirt, put the other three notebooks  down, and left the room; walking through all the shouting and mayhem, down the stairs, and out the front door. He had no idea what was in the notebook, nor did care; he’d take the $10,000.00 in cash he’d already been given, and be satisfied.

Jay Bondi, born Jack Donzeli; legally changed his name on a whim, after He had spent twelve years in the military Special Forces, before being ‘hand-picked’ for a C.I.A. Covert Operations Unit. His area of expertise was Computer Science.

 He was ‘Dirty’, but the opportunities for accepting bribes, and selling valuable information were limited in the C.I.A.; so he decided to join a similar Unit in the F.B. I. specializing in   ‘Patent Infringement, Corporate Espionage, and Computer Fraud’; his ‘Insider’ agents teased him about his switching from the “Fraud Squad’ to the ‘Hack Pack’! as they clandestinely called themselves.

He was tall, and muscular, trained in all forms of hand-to-hand combat, but he was a mean bully and totally  unscrupulous. Having been with the F.B.I. for two years now; he was in the ‘pocket’ of one, ‘Don’ Francisco Sanchez Munoz; a notorious and ruthless Drug Lord on the F.B.I.’s .top 10 Wanted List’, and Head of the most powerful Drug Cartel in Colombia.

 In addition, for the last year, he had been in the service of several companies, specializing in stealing high-tech computer encryptions, codes, prototypes and secrets. As he walked around the corner, he nonchalantly, pulled out the notebook, not bothering to open it, and stuffed it in a pre-posted, addressed, manila envelope.  At the first mailbox he came to, he dropped it in. Viola!   He’d go home and pack for his vacation, a week’s fishing trip to Los Cabo.

Two days later, in his palatial mansion in the dense jungles of Colombia,  ‘Don’ Francisco Munoz eagerly opened the envelope!; it was from his F.B.I. informant; who had told him that it was a notebook used by a 13 year old girl to screw up the accuracy of the U.S.’s Global Positioning Satellites (G.P.S.); the informant asked for $10,000.00, which the ‘Don’ quickly paid; Ten thousand dollars was peanuts for becoming invisible, it was priceless, especially for a Drug Lord!  Ask for more….