Pilot wave theory comes from Bohm, he had the problem that he was accused of being a communist, and so that had bad effect on his career in US, his student Vigier had similar problems, and Myron Evans who followed on from Vigier has similar problems. It was part of Einstein's unified field theory research program to combine (non Copenhagen interpretation) quantum physics with relativity. My website dealing with talks on unified field theory at: http://unifiedfieldtheory.co.uk/ One of the problems as I perceive it is that in Physics education they teach students to believe making math mistakes is the way to do things. one example at: Maths contradiction in Einstein's relativity with its connection to Newton

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| | | | | | | | | | | Maths contradiction in Einstein's relativity with its connection to Newton Just concentrating on the maths of how Newton is connected to Einstein, and showing the contradiction in the mat... | | | | my latest talk: Boscovich Unified field theory and Atomism given by Roger Anderton 28 aug 2017 | | | | | | | | | | | Boscovich Unified field theory and Atomism given by Roger Anderton 28 aug 2017 Modern Physics is based on the idea of point-particles. But other than brief mention of point-particles in physi... | | | | future talk: XVIII SERBIAN ASTRONOMICAL CONFERENCE17-21 October 2017, Belgrade, Serbia Book of abstracts, eds. L.C. Popovi ́c, D. Uroˇsevi ́c and R. Pavlovi ́c Astronomical Observatory and Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, 2017 Progress Report BOSCOVICH’S COMPREHESION OF ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE MOVEMENT On Sunday, 8 October 2017, 19:25, Eric Walker <eric.wal...@gmail.com> wrote: On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Bob Higgins <rj.bob.higg...@gmail.com> wrote: Continued investigation of the EM-drive may be the crack in physics that finally shows that conventional quantum mechanics is an arcane, obsolete, and incomplete formulation of the physics of small matter. Just because quantum mechanics mostly works, doesn't mean it is a good formulation of the problem. It is important to distinguish the Copenhagen interpretation of QM from the results of the mathematical calculations. I understand that many physicists consider the mathematical calculations to be the essential part of QM and the Copenhagen interpretation to be something that is up for debate and a function of personal tastes. I gather that the results of the QM calculations are the effectively the same in almost all cases, whether you're considering standard calculations or ones based on pilot waves. When the topic of the Copenhagen interpretation and pilot waves has come up for discussion, the challenge that has been raised is to produce a case where an experiment will distinguish between the two. Without an experiment to sort between the two descriptions, the selection of interpretation is perhaps a philosophical/esthetic one. There are a few corner cases where the pilot wave approach will yield different results. Perhaps the EM drive is tapping into one of them. Eric