POAMS is the acronym for the Pope-Osborne Angular Momentum Synthesis
This is an unusual cross-disciplinary merger of Physics and Philosophy in the grand manner of what used to be called Natural Philosophy.
This Synthesis is the result of a half century’s research into unresolved conceptual issues of Relativistic and Quantum Physics. It is based on the following events:
- Pope’s early Science training as a Telecommunications engineer (telephone lineman).
- A letter from Einstein to Pope in 1954.
- In the 1960s, at the Philosophical Society, Swansea University, Pope was introduced by Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ‘right-hand man’ Rush Rhees to Logical Analysis as pursued by the Linguistic philosophers in the Cambridge tradition of Commonsense Philosophy after Wittgenstein and G. E. Moore.
- A meeting, in 1982, with Dr. Anthony Osborne of the Mathematics Department of Keele University, UK.
- A serious falling-foul of the artificial segregation, or ‘apartheid’, between Arts and Science in modern Education, leading to Pope’s post graduate thesis twice refused for being ‘too heretical’. Acting as arbiter, Karl Popper declared that it was not the thesis that had failed but its examiners.
The aim of POAMS is to employ Logical/Linguistic Analysis as a tool of physical science for critically examining current assumptions and theories of Physics and Cosmology. This is with the view towards a logical/linguistic restructuring of the observational and experimental information on which these theories are based. This is to restore to these subjects a measure of the understanding of nature which is now conspicuously lacking. As Pope puts it, his aim is ‘to awaken the sleeping giant of ordinary commonsense intelligence’ to the mystification that currently goes on in the name of Modern Theoretical Physics and Cosmology. The assumptions and theories in question are, mainly:
- Einstein’s Second Axiom of Relativity interpreting the space-time constant c, as the ‘velocity of light in vacuo’.
- The Newtonian concept of ‘gravity’ as an inscrutable in vacuo force.
- The assumed absolute constancy of the so-called ‘gravitational constant’ G.
- The ‘Expanding Universe’ and its implied ‘Big Bang’ moment of creation, which is based on a demonstrable logical fallacy.
- ‘Gravity waves’ and ‘gravitons’.
- ‘Black Holes’.
- ‘Dark Matter’.
- ‘WIMPS’ (Weakly Interacting Mass Particles).
- The ‘God Particle’ (the Higgs Boson) and the LHC (Large Hydrogen Colider) at CERN.
- The classical concept of the ‘electron’ and the esoteric concept of ‘ charge’.