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  1. His papers seem to subsume gravity as an extension of the electromagnetic field, and he believed in the aether. So likely not compatible with GR. But, he did say at the end that gravity is some kind of undulatory wave travelling at or at more than the speed of light. That part is right, which is impressive for 1903. Entropic gravity by Erik Verlinde?
  2. There's a paper on treating this in four dimensions, so maybe it is compatible with GR. https://arxiv.org/pdf/0906.0930
  3. Here are links http://www.cheniere.org/misc/Whittak/ORIw1903.pdf http://www.cheniere.org/misc/Whittak/whit1904.pdf It's true that in his History of Aether and Electricity he seemed to give equal or more credit to Lorentz and Poincare for Special Relativity. Safe to say, one reason that these papers aren't talked about more is their incompatibility with General Relativity. Whittaker may have been upset his history book and work on scalar fields were relegated to the backburner by Einstein.
  4. These two physics papers by the famous mathematician E.T. Whittaker involve manipulating the wave equation in a way consistent with Maxwell's equations, which are Lorentz invariant. Whittaker seems to posit that the electromagnetic field can be understood not only as a vector potential and scalar potential but as the derivative of two scalar potentials (two scalar fields) that form electromagnetic radiation by intersecting each other. Is it possible that this view of electromagnetism is somehow more fundamental than the usual one scalar potential, one vector potential? I don't know enough
  5. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/health/dementia-risk-drug-study/index.html Virulence is only apparent here due to the incredible backlash my comments have caused. Maybe I was too strong in my assertions. I know many people in my life whose lives have been ruined by psychiatry. The best way to help these people, from my perspective, is to destroy the label and stop medicating people. Society did fine without this crap for thousands of years. And I am by far not alone in this belief.
  6. Telepathy is likely impossible, but if it is it would be related to a modulated magnetic field near the human cranium. Much research has gone into this topic by government scientists working in USA and USSR. There may be an interplay between electromagnetic energy, cranial pressure, and the nervous system.
  7. I make the same objections that psychiatrists Thomas Szasz, R.D. Laing and others have made. My criticisms are highly rational, they are irrational from the perspective of a psychiatrist or big pharma
  8. From what I can tell swansont is right, voltage can be calculated in either a static or dynamic electric field at a specific time and your model only considers the former.
  9. What sparked my wish to write about this topic was the recent study that psychiatric medication causes dementia. You seem to be not only questioning and attacking what I write (even though I wish to help the "mentally ill"), but questioning and attacking my motive for starting this thread. Something you were not privy to at the time of writing. It is as though you question and attack for the sake of questioning and attacking. Some people in this thread wrote very sensible answers.
  10. The only reason I wrote this is due to the recent study that these medications cause dementia. I do not see a psychiatrist. Psychiatry is harmful.
  11. Yeah, well, psychiatric illness is by definition chronic. When really there is no illness, and nothing is chronic.
  12. There's a lot unknown about the universe. I think a big area is pressure, and what happens in a black hole, and how are these united. What is gravity really? ...Considering that our current models rely on dark matter, a particle of an unknown type with unknown properties that makes up a far greater percentage of matter than all other matter combined, and that was not postulated to exist by either Einstein or the Standard Model. There is a possibility of a bidirectional aether in the manner proposed by the famous mathematician E.T. Whittaker in 1903 and 1904, who claims that two scala
  13. There's a lot of people who don't like what I wrote, but I stand by it. I think therapy, as opposed to medication and the label, is a better approach. It's compassionate and understanding of the needs of people. The goal is to fix someone, not curtail their life.
  14. Delusional is believing something that is false. But what is false? Let's say I think someone is stalking me. How does a psychiatrist know that this is true or false? It could be true. And if it's false, why do we consider that to be "crazy"? Why not say simply "you're wrong." I don't understand the paradigm of calling someone insane, the benefit it has on the individual, and why paranoia has anything to do with it. Some people are subject to more uncertainty than others. Did someone commit a crime? Is there a rumor spreading about someone in his or her community? Did some major event occur th
  15. There's a lot of responses but no one is countering anything important I said. -Psychiatrists are not in a position to know what is true and what isn't; if someone thinks something "paranoid," well that's highly subjective, and it may be true. -There is no evidence at all that most mental illnesses have any physical, medical basis. If they invent a test, that'd be fantastic. Until then, it's all speculation. -Medication has negative side effects. A study from a few days ago implicates this stuff in giving patients dementia. -A better, more cost-efficient and time-saving way
  16. There's no pretending it doesn't exist. It's a relic from the early 1900s, a social construct that doesn't exist. In the middle ages there was "glass disease." These things are social constructs. There's no objective tests proving otherwise.
  17. Schizophrenia does not exist, no. There is no way of testing whether someone has schizophrenia or not. With any other physical illness there are symptoms, you test, and then you treat. But there is no testing with schizophrenia. It's simply symptoms => treatment. WIthout physical tests you don't know if someone is faking it or if someone is really going through what they claim to be going through (not delusional). And getting the label is the worst part of the ordeal; better just go to a therapist or social worker. Someone to calm you down and set you down the right path. Suicidal chil
  18. I have come to the conclusion that psychiatry either does not exist or should not exist. It should not exist because it does more harm to the patient than good. Far too often a relatively normal individual with minor symptoms is diagnosed as crazy by an overzealous psychiatrist without objective diagnostic tools. The patient then takes meds that alter behavior and physiological function, as well as tarnishing his relationship with family and friends even. Psychiatry also should not exist because everyone has a right to their narrative of events; if a guy thinks his ex is stalking him or s
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