Perceivable Reality  

Perceivable Reality is a kind of reality on which reasonable people everywhere can agree because it is based on evidence that we all observe. We observe that different people who have very different views of reality can all be certain that their view is correct. This leads us to conclude that many people have views of reality that are inaccurate, and that believing a view is true does not make it true. This is the kind of observable fact on which Perceivable Reality is based. Our perceptions of reality (a.k.a. world views) depend on our abilities to sense things and to remember and think about what is sensed -- limited abilities that give us poor understandings of Ultimate Reality. (more)


Quantum Medium View


The quantum medium view shows that light is probably propagated through a medium, as most physicists 125 years ago suspected (and as most now think is impossible). The main features of this theory are its ability to make sense of nature without the artificial concept of spacetime, its ability to explain physical causes for a wide range of phenomena including gravity and "relativistic" phenomena, and its ability to explain phenomena that relativity theory can not explain. For example, it explains physical causes for the mass and inertia of bodies, the centrifugal forces within rotating bodies (a consequence of rotation in quantum medium), and the observed constant speed of light in all inertial reference frames. It differs from relativity and particle theories in that photons, electrons, quarks, and other forms of mass-energy are systems of oscillations moving through the quantum medium. For more about the quantum medium view visit the qm view website or, if you have at least a basic understanding of physics in general and want a quick understanding of the qm view, read the "Facts" and the "Equations" pages (via clicking the icons).


Philosophy of Science  

Philosophy of Science affects almost everyone because it affects the advancement of science, which affects technological advancements in consumer products, medicine, and other areas and it affects our understanding of nature. Science usually helps people understand nature but sometimes scientific theories turn out to be misleading. This website shows why some common beliefs about nature are probably wrong because the scientific law and theory responsible for the beliefs are probably misleading. Philosophy of Science can help reduce the possibility of misleading scientific theory and help improve the way science contributes to our understanding of nature. (more)


Interacting Systems:
Hidden Complexity in Nature


Much of what is important to us is caused by interacting systems we don't observe. The weather, the beating of our hearts, price changes in financial markets and stores, the growth of living things, and the changes in people's beliefs are all the result of interacting systems we don't see. To help understand how simple systems can interact in complex ways, we can model the systems mathematically and see how their interactions change when starting conditions or disturbances in the systems change. The results can be surprising and even amazing. They show that in nature there is much more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye. And they help understand causes of the remarkable order and complexity found in nature. (more)


Thinking and Beliefs  

Our thinking and behavior provide a window into our minds. Even the behavior of other animals gives us clues about the information in our minds at birth and as we mature. Much of the inborn information controls the operation of our bodies, including our breathing, blood circulation, sleep, and digestive systems. Some of the information controls how we think. If we are not aware of this information, it can affect our thinking and beliefs in harmful ways. It can cause prejudices or give us a false sense of superiority or cause unnecessary fears or make us want things we would be better off without. Thus it is worthwhile thinking about how beliefs are created in our minds. (more)


Ideas and Principles  

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


P. F. Allport  

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