I’ve watched a few Sabine Hossenfelder shorts on YouTube and know she’s got plenty out there, I’ve seen the title of her book Lost In Math around, recently I even put it on my wish list at Audible.com still it wasn’t until yesterday that I started getting acquainted with her work.
Physics is still in crisis
There has been no progress in the foundations of physics for 40 years. In my book “Lost in Math” I have explained why that is and what can be done about this. In this video, I briefly summarize the content of the book.
… the foundations of physics has stopped part of the reason
I think is that physicists and the foundations themselves have been talking so much rubbish that people have
come to believe foundational work is just philosophical speculation and has lost any relevance for technological progress…
indeed I’m afraid most of my colleagues now believe that themselves,
of what has gone wrong as the subtitle says the problem is that
physicists rely on unscientific methods to develop new theories these methods are variations of arguments from mathematical beauty
though many physicists are not aware that this is what they are doing this problem has been particularly apparent when …
Arguments For “Beauty”
3:45… but it does not really solve the problem because they have not analyzed how it could have happened that they collectively and we are talking here about thousands of people believed in something that was so obviously unscientific so this is where we stand today the recognition that something is going wrong and the foundations of physics is spreading but physicists still have not done anything to fix the problem how can we even fix the problem. I explained this in my book …
Do I exist?
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