My understanding is that the experimental evidence of Mercury's orbit
preceded Einstein's general theory.  There nothing wrong with
qualitative explanations, especially if they turn  out to be correct.
Copernicus' predictions were qualitative.  Who knows my theory might
match the experimental data to 10 places.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Mazer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: Neutrino shield idea

John Ross wrote:

>I have not dealt with Mercury's orbit.

This is one of the most important experimental confirmations of general 
relativity. Were you even aware of it?

>My theory can explain the double
>slit results just as well as any other theory, better than most.

Quantitatively? Can you predict the exact probability distribution for
particle to hit different locations on the screen, in both the case
its path is measured and the one where it isn't?

>  I have
>not tried to calculate the muon magnetic moment.

The magnetic moment anomaly, not the magnetic moment. This is widely 
considered one of the most successful predictions in physics,
verified to something like eight decimal places.

My theory does however
>predict that a muon is nothing more than a high energy electron  that
>has obtain its energy by capturing the entron of a high energy photon.

That's a non-quantitative "prediction", and I have no idea what
you're proposing to test it. Are there *any* quantitative predictions
either general relativity or quantum field theory (not ordinary 
nonrelativistic QM) that your theory can reproduce? I'm sure the answer
no, since few people who haven't done a graduate degree in physics have
detailed familiarity with these subjects (I don't), and your comment
GR earlier revealed a lack of familiarity with some pretty basic
not to mention your attempt to overturn theories about neutrinos based
on eyeballing some pictures of particle tracks.

Again, please take this discussion elsewhere, it's off-topic on this


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jesse Mazer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 4:59 PM
>Subject: RE: Neutrino shield idea
>John Ross wrote:
> >
> >To the best of my knowledge and belief, my theory successfully
> >predicts
> >all known experimental knowledge of physics, chemistry and optics and
> >does so better and simpler than any other theory.  I am working on a 
> >list of predictions of new things that can be proved experimentally.
>Does your theory in its current form reproduce all these predictions
>quantitatively, or just in terms of word-pictures? Have you made a 
>detailed study of general relativity and the standard model of quantum 
>physics to see
>if you understand all the main predictions made by these theories? Can
>quantitatively reproduce GR's prediction of the precession of the
>of Mercury's orbit, for example (see
> ) or the
>extremely accurate prediction of the electron and muon magnetic moment
>anomaly by quantum electrodynamics (see
>Can you predict more basic things like the interference pattern seen on
>screen in the double-slit experiment, and how this pattern changes when
>measure which slit the particle travels through?

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