How Einstein changed the scientific paradigm without realising it

The sorcerer of 1710 During my career as a physicist and teacher of physics, I scarcely realised there was a scientific paradigm to change. I just got on with it without thinking much about what ‘it’ is, In that, I don’t think I was different from my colleagues. When, in my retirement, I read the … Continue reading How Einstein changed the scientific paradigm without realising it

The End of Traditional Science

Traditional science ended in 1905 when Einstein’s relativity theory (but not Einstein) discovered (a) that clocks do not measure time, (b) that rulers do not measure distance, and (c) that speed should be redefined as the sine of an angle and the speed of light as the sine of a right angle. Those radical changes … Continue reading The End of Traditional Science

Balancing data and concepts in scientific explanations

In my first article, the theme was getting rid of named concepts from science. In this, my second article, the theme is balancing concepts and data and making sure that the number of the first does not exceed the number of the second. The reader will find that the two themes amount to the same … Continue reading Balancing data and concepts in scientific explanations

Traditional Science versus Objective Science

This is a new blog dedicated to simplifying science by removing all its redundant concepts. In this first article I am taking aim at the concepts of time, distance, speed and the speed of light. In later articles I will explain why science works far better without these four, than with them, and why getting … Continue reading Traditional Science versus Objective Science