Just stumbled over Alexander Unzicker’s book “The Higgs Fake – How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee”, available in Kindle etc.
Things are not well in particle-physics world, and Unzicker has written a rather unsympathetic criticism of the science, asserting that this branch of physics has stalled in an abstract cul-de-sac of mathematical nonsense, a sort of Kuhnian Crisis, as it were. The interesting aspect is that Unzicker is part of the establishment, and watching a presentation he recently gave on Youtube, he’s of the mainstream and philosophically of the political left judging by his reference to the late British PM Margaret Thatcher in his book.
The cause of the mess in this area of physics is not too difficult to identify – the pervasive belief in the fiction of the “Big Bang”.
If you base your whole world view and science on a fiction, then anything deduced or inferred from a fiction will also be somewhat fictitious and to quote Unzicker, ‘bullshit’.
It is also clear that science has more the appearance of a technically sophisticated religion than anything else as Unzicker also points out that modern particle physics hasn’t really produced any idea of usefulness.
And Unzicker also supports Pierre-Marie Robitaille’s theory that the Sun is a ball of liquid hydrogen, so the Kuhnian crisis is also spreading into cosmology. This suggests that our Sun, using an extremely hypothetical idea that stars are initially formed by enormous plasma Z-pinches, might be an extremely youthful star on its way along the journey to the black dwarf stage billions of years into the future. There is some ancient human anecdotes about the appearance of a new sun, Ra, which needs further research.
But do get a copy of Unzicker’s book about the Higgs Fake – marvellous and entertaining reading.
Update: Unzicker’s revelations could be described as blindfolded particle physicists hammering a china vase into many small pieces and then collecting the fragments and labelling them as new types of vases. Repetition of the process results in the vase being smashed into ever smaller pieces, resulting in a proliferation of additional particles simply based on degree of breakage. But what are they breaking at CERN?
Update 2: It seems CERN might be breaking statistical records – finding new particles among the statistical numerical noise created from the data.