Photons know a few tricks that physicists don't.

Photons know a few tricks that physicists don’t.
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  1. Einstein discovered photons without mass.
  2. Dirac discovered virtual photons with imaginary mass.
  3. Photons take part into photosynthesis and must have positive mass
    ( biological physics - quantum biology)
  4. These three kinds of photons should not be imagined as being
    the same kind of photons that we see from a flashlight.
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    There isn’t Physics without Quantum Physics.
    There isn’t * Biological Physics* without Quantum Biology.
    Physics - - > Quantum Physics – > Biological Physics - - > Quantum Biology
    and photons take part in all these effects.
    Photons are an enigma.
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Hell, when I was in school sixty years ago, we were all happy with electrons as being the bottom of the chain. Photons, quantum particles, bosons, negative energy, etc. were just over the horizon, and they are all enigmas to me. :lol:
Occam

Photons have been around longer than physicists.
They are farther along the learning curve.
psik

Hell, when I was in school sixty years ago,
we were all happy with electrons as being the bottom of the chain.
Photons, quantum particles, bosons, negative energy, etc. were just over the horizon, and they are all enigmas to me. :lol:
Occam

In my opinion electrons are still the bottom / fundament of the Nature.
But the problem is, that we know electron by what it does, not by what it is.
The simple electron has six ( 6 ) formulas:
+E=Mc^2 and -E=Mc^2 , E=hf , e^2=ahc,
E=-me^4/2h*^2= -13,6eV and E= ∞.
And nobody knows their correlation, how to bind them together.
It is very a pity, but electron is an enigma too.

  1. Reality is based on particle dynamics (!)
    Newton wrote:
    " For the basic problem of philosophy seems to be to discover
    the forces of nature from the phenomena of motions
    and then to demonstrate the other phenomena from these forces."
    / Newton . /
  2. Trying to “simulate photon’s behavior” we are confused because
    a) on the one hand, photon at constant speed c=1 knows a trick
    to have infinite frequency and wavelength.
    b) on the other hand, photon knows a trick to have specific
    frequencies and wavelengths.
    =.
    Conclusion: We cannot understand the dynamical behavior of photon.
    =.

One and the same photon is able to take part in different effects.
And in these different effects photon knows a few different tricks which
today cannot be understood and therefore photon is an enigma for us.
Einstein said:
" All these fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me
no nearer to the answer to the question, ‘What are light quanta?’
Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it,
but he is mistaken.’‘
This situation isn’t changed.
How can one and the same photon take part in different effects
and which " tricks / technique" photon is using - we don’t know.
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  1. In 1690 Huygens published his wave theory of light,
  2. In 1704, Newton published Opticks, in which he expounded
    his corpuscular theory of light.
  3. In 1954 Einstein wrote:
    " All these fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me
    no nearer to the answer to the question, ‘What are light quanta?’
    Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it,
    but he is mistaken.’‘
  4. Today’s opinion is: photon can be particle and can be wave . . .
    . . . . . . but . . . . " it is not wave nor particle".
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    The problem is: to explain how the wave-particle (as " both /and / or")
    is converted ( “to/ either/or”) during the act of observation.
    In my opinion, the key to understand photon (and this wave-particle
    converts - duality) is hidden in the photon’s geometrical form. (!)
    The thought that photon is a “point” brings misunderstanding.
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If I were a photon I would not “look like” a point-particle and
at constant speed (c=1) I would not have “time” (like a dead man)
and the universe without “time” would look very boring and therefore
I will try to change situation and create “time” by some action.
Maybe by the act of “vacuum transformation / fluctuation / polarization”
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