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Categorically Rejecting the Plenum: The Philosophical Foundations tor Genuine Science


Lofts, Mark John


Research Papers





Date Published:

June 24, 2021




David Bohm, Democritus, Descartes, Herbert Dingle, Einstein, Epicurus, Charles Fehrenbach, Feyerabend, Galileo, Kuhn, Lakatos, Lerner, Lorentz, Lucretius, Paul Marmet, Newton, Popper, Walter Ritz, Vigier, Woldemar Voigt, modernity, modern science, Doppler


Present-day science remains tainted by the notion of the plenum and particularly by its inconsistent rejection, especially by Einstein’s Relativity. Yet a categorical rejection of the plenum in all its manifestations is necessary for the proper understanding of the nature of light. Under modernity, there is no recognition of Galileo’s singular achievement in negating the universal plenum – and even the atomic plenum – as against the plenum-soaked theorizing of Descartes. The difficulty of removing the plenum is magnified by its intimate connection to the pleroma, an all-embracing all-controlling divine sanction or harmony which ‘links’ religion to science in a covert manner. With the ontological understanding of the absolute difference between matter, space and time, the plenum is abolished through understanding the nature of subatomic particles as vortices, inherently nonlocal as they are not point-particles but possess extension in space. Not only is matter infinitely divisible, denying singularities, but the Doppler Effect is shown to be fundamental to the motion of light. The arguments advance via the insights of Fehrenbach and Ritz towards the insight of Herbert Dingle’s question as to the nature of light emission and absorption by objects in mutual motion.

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