Contact – Cause and Effect


‘We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.’

– Hannes Alfvén

‘The trouble is, electromagnetism is notoriously difficult to model mathematically, and current models are based on gravity alone.’



‘..the whole field of mathematics that we as humans have historically developed ultimately covers only a tiny fraction of what is possible.’

– Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science

‘..quantum theory is purely mathematical and has no connection between cause and effect.’

‘..quantum theory is purely mathematical and has no connection between cause and effect .. It is a probabilistic theory. Einstein was unhappy with quantum theory because of its probabilistic nature. So it is no surprise that quantum theory and relativity theory are incompatible.


Neither Einstein’s relativity nor quantum mechanics are physics so we cannot use them as a foundation for our new model (although we should find that the mathematics that works in the real world still applies). We have to discard “modern” physics and return to the classical physics of a century ago. This, perhaps, is the greatest hurdle – to discard our training and prejudices and to approach the problem with a beginner’s mind.’

– Wallace Thornhill (‘Everything‘)

‘..the law of cause and effect.’

‘All things are subject to the law of cause and effect. This great principle knows no exception.’

– Carl Menger, The Founder of the Austrian School