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Most recent answer: 12/28/2013
Q:
http://www.einsteinshiddenvariables.com/
The Website indicated above represents the work of Juliana Mortenson, M.D. (B.S. microbiology). Dr. Mortenson's publications appear not to be peer reviewed, and do not make significant references to the work of contemporary physicists. In Dr. Mortenson's four part presentation posted on her website, she reaches many conclusions which appear not to be generally accepted within the physics science community. Is Dr. Mortenson on the right track or, in the alternative, would many or most of her novel insights be significantly disputed by contemporary physicists? If one or more of her novel insights are subject to significant dispute, could you please identify one or two of the most doubtful conclusions that Dr. Mortenson reaches? Thank you very much for your attention to this transmission. Moshe Kushman
- Moshe Kushman (age Born in 1956)
Porter Ranch, CA, USA
A:

I wish I could point out the specific point where these papers go wrong, but the one I looked at was so far from even beginning to make contact with modern physics that I just couldn't get that far. Many of the sentences don't seem to have any recognizable meaning. Others, such as "...frequency-specific effects range throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and are not limited to just the visible and ultraviolet regions." have been well known since long before I was born. In fact, my first scientific job was using electron spin resonance, exactly an effect of that type, again discovered before I was born. 

 The biggest problem for any attempt at constructing hidden variables is that the Bell Inequalities (search this site) are consistently violated in our world. Any non-conspiratorial local hidden variable theory obeys those inequalites. So none can describe our world. If you search Mortenson's first paper on hidden variables for "Bell" you get nothing. She doesn't even know the name of the game.

In the famous characterization used by Pauli, "Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!" 

Mike W.


(published on 12/28/2013)

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