Justin Coven, Ph.D., Amazon Review (5 stars), December 17, 2012
Exceptional Meta-level Model of Physics and Cosmology
When I delved in depth into the authors book "Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion" I had to do a double take. For within that book, Dr. Laviolette introduced Subquantum Kinetics as the physics that underlies the anomalous antigravity phenomenon seen in a multitude of experiments over the last hundred plus years. It was not that Subquantum Kinetics could be used to model antigravity that was overwhelmingly intriguing. It was that Subquantum Kinetics is a reinterpretation of the broader Physics and Cosmology which was mind blowing. For within his book "Subquantum Kinetics: A Systems Approach to Physics and Cosmology", where Subquantum Kinetics is explained in more detail, approximately five dozen different advantages of Subquantum Kinetics are provided over the current model of Physics and Cosmology (see pages 295-307 and the authors website starburstfound.org, which includes 30 comparisons and 27 predictions for a total of 57 advantages).
While I have only completed the first seven chapters of the Antigravity book and the first three chapters of the Subquantum Kinetics book, it is clear that Dr. Laviolette has been very detailed and accurate in his analysis. This text is not for the non-technical, it should be treated as a second or third year college level (or graduate level) science textbook. Dr. Laviolette references many journal articles, experiments, data, and patents throughout his works and shows how all of the data and analysis fits together.
More importantly Dr. Laviolette asks the bigger questions of what properties our computational models of the underlying medium of the universe could potentially contain and what the implications would be in the larger physics and cosmology models. Dr. Laviolette makes numerous references to similar discussions by many of the luminaries of Physics and Cosmology from the last century and how his model correlates with their thinking.
My own expertise is in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. In particular, systems that reason about themselves which is often called meta-level reasoning, for an additional computational "level", called the "meta-level", is built to reason about the normal computational levels.
This text is exceptional because Dr. Laviolette asks the big (meta-level) questions of the underlying properties of physics and does significant analysis at the meta-level. This includes both the references to similar discussions in the last century as well as the five dozen advantages of Subquantum Kinetics over the current model.
I am still scratching my head on why Subquantum Kinetics is not being taught in schools and why Dr. Laviolette is not famous. It has been eighteen years since Dr. Laviolette first published this book (and twenty-nine years since he first presented his idea in his dissertation). Admittedly Kuhn ("The Structure of Scientific Revolutions") has shown that scientific revolutions are slow in coming. Einstein was a 3rd grade patent clerk and did not get an academic position until about eight years after his publication of relativity. Darwin was a amateur who never had and academic position.
While I do not have a breadth-depth knowledge in the fields of Physics and Cosmology, many of the five dozen advantages of Subquantum Kinetics are easily understood and are obvious. For example, any computational model should cover as much data as possible without obvious gaps. As examples of computational gaps both the Big Bang and Black Holes theories are examples of where the current model breaks down. Subquantum Kinetics does not have these weaknesses.
What is Subquantum Kinetics?
Subquantum Kinetics goes beyond the current model of physics and delves into the level below what is currently measurable. It looks at the layer of physics below the quantum level. Dr. Laviolette asks the question of what can be deduced at the subquantum level even though we cannot measure anything at that level. He appropriately starts with basic property assumptions of a subquantum layer that correlate with properties that are seen at other layers of the universe. This includes a medium composed of elements with particle like properties that is open. Using these basic components he then deduces how these elements operate so that the known higher levels of Physics and Cosmology arise. Most importantly, using this model he has been able to make 27 predictions that have been verified. So either his deductions are on the nose or very close to being so.
Subquantum Kinetics is so exceptional because it dares to tread in the level of the subquantum! Whether or not Dr. Laviolette's model is on the nose, working to understand the subquantum level is an important endeavor. Thus, "Subquantum Kinteics: A Systems Approach to Physics and Cosmology" is without question a revolutionary and world class work.
While "Subquantum Kinetics" is a pure science text, "Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion" is hard nosed engineering integrated with speculation. Neither is for the faint of heart, both should be treated as college level textbooks. However, because of the speculation in "Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion" is should be treated differently than Subquantum Kinetics which is pure science.
Ways to improve the book:
1) More detail should be provided for sections 2.9.6, 3.3 and 3.4. The flow of reasoning is a bit quick for the non-physicist. In particular section 3.4 should be significantly extended as this is the heart of the magic of Subquantum Kinetics. At minimum a significant appendix should be provided for this section as it is of extreme interest.
2) Table 11 and Appendix A should be extended to include more references and additional detail. As with section 3.4 this is an exceptionally interesting part of Dr. Laviolette's erudition and deserves more flushing out.
3) An analysis of how a standard modern physics textbook would need to be modified to incorporate Subquantum Kinetics would be of use to help readers better understand the full impact of Subquantum Kinetics.
Evgeny Podkletnov, Ph.D., Professor of chemistry, Tampere, Finland, Review in Infinite Energy Magazine 54(9) (2004), p. 42
Short review of the book "Subquantum Kinetics" by Paul LaViolette
The book by Paul LaViolette is a serious scientific study which examines the problem of the interaction of solid bodies and electromagnetic fields with the physical vacuum, taking into consideration an extremely large portion of the theoretical and dexperimental knowledge of modern physics. The need for this book has existed for a long time because an enormous volume of experimental data accumulated during the last half of the century in physics, chemistry, cosmology and material science does not fit the concepts of the more familiar theories of quantum mechanics, plasma physics, superconductivity, light as well as Einstein's general and special relativity theories.
The scientific world in the 21st century continues to develop in accordance with the laws of dialectics, the general volume of data in the field of physics eliciting a transformation wherein quantitative changes evoke qualitative ones to result in new theories. One of these overwhelming theories is the theory of the "physical vacuum" or ether, in other words the theory proposing that sub-atomic particles fill all the space around us and actively interact with material objects and fields, changing their properties, energy, and speed, and directly influencing physical and chemical reactions. The appearance of such terms as physical vacuum, vacuum polarization and vacuum energy fluctuations was met by many scientists as a challenge to existing theories and for many years these terms were not accepted by official science. Many aspects of the statements about the physical vacuum were considered to contradict the "logical statements" of quantum mechanics, Einstein's theory and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. At the same time physicists preferred not to discuss the well known and extremely great contradictions that exist between quantum mechanics and Einstein's theories. As all modern electronic science is based on quantum mechanics and as nuclear energy is based on Einstein's formulas, both of these approaches were considered flawless and attempts to explain the mechanism of physical phenomena in terms that have used new approaches, have been punished severely.
Nevertheless, a large volume articles in serious magazines in the USA, in Europe, and in Russia have concluded that the question of understanding the physical vacuum is the greatest problem of modern physics and deserves careful consideration. Besides, practically all of the physicists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Einstein, accepted the existence of an ether.
The investigation of the physical vacuum is important for several reasons: it allows us to eliminate the various contradictions of modern physics because it describes the interaction of elementary particles, formulates the main concepts and the laws of the world of sub-atomic particles, describes the processes of energy exchange, explains the mechanism of generation and propagation of electromagnetic, nuclear and gravity fields, and the initial creation of matter. Therefore it introduces the possibility of using the energy of the vacuum for the elaboration of new, unique technologies in physics and chemistry and allows us to operate directly with the structure of a solid body and, based on entirely new principles, to extract energy with an efficiency several orders of magnitude higher than that achieved at present.
The detailed understanding of the mechanism of gravity will allow us to use this knowledge for the creation of a fast communication network as well as for the creation of new flying vehicles, and the elaboration of new methods of building technology and cargo transportation. The main questions of the energy of the physical vacuum have been addressed in articles by American scientists, such as Bernard Haisch, Harald Puthoff and Alfonso Rueda. Their works in the field of zero point energy fluctuations of the vacuum can be regarded as a classical approach to this field of knowledge. The extremely serious work of Dr. Dyatlov from Russia concerning the polarization of the physical vacuum can be considered as a practical continuation of these theories.
The book on subquantum kinetics by Paul LaViolette is one of the first profound works in this field. Usually the analysis of the corresponding material requires complex mathematical equations, and many articles typically contain an abundance of integrals, which doesn't always help to reveal the essence of the physical phenomena. A great merit of Paul LaViolette is his ability to discuss the main features of the subatomic world without using complex mathematics and while preserving a rigorous logic in his arguments and conclusions. That doesn't mean that the book is primitive. On the contrary, in order to understand the full scope of the discussed phenomena, it is helpful to have a profound knowledge of solid state physics, electricity, optics, chemistry, and elementary particle physics.
This book should be of value to various physicists ranging from professors to students of technical universities and is an important manual for engineers and researchers as it contains the information and background for inspiring new experimental works. There are grounds to recommend this monograph as a compulsory textbook for students of the physical sciences because without knowledge of the main aspects of subquantum kinetics, modern physics will not adequately develop as a science and also because the detailed understanding of physical phenomena and their complex interrelations is a basic requirement for every expert in the field of physics.
On the other hand, if we analyze this book taking into consideration only well-known scientific facts, it may seem that the problem of subquantum physics doesn't exist. Up to the present, vacuum has widely been regarded as an absolutely empty space or nothing. Students were taught using this approach, many Ph. D. degrees were earned, and everything seemed to be fine, but frankly speaking, there has been little progress in the field of physics during the past 40 years. Meanwhile, the communication with spacecraft on the surface of Mars is based on electromagnetic waves. The wave, by conventional definition, is a distortion of space; if there is no space, there is nothing to distort. According to Einstein, gravitation is a geometrical bending of space-time, and we accept it. But if space is absolute emptiness, it is impossible to bend it. This is pure logic. But if we refer to the handbook for physics, we will find that an empty vacuum has more than 10 different characteristics, including a dielectric constant, modulus of elasticity, magnetic permeability coefficient, magnetic susceptibility, modulus of conductance, a characteristic electromagnetic wave impedance of 377 Ohms, and other values. Isn't that much for an absolutely empty space?
From my discussions with nuclear physics experts at accelerators in Dubna, also from CERN and Fermi National Labs, I understood that all of them accept the idea of a physical vacuum not as a theory, but as an experimental fact. This approach is shared by many NASA experts and by a large fraction of the researchers from American, Russian and European universities.
In autumn of 2002, there appeared a book by Dr. Bearden "Energy from vacuum" having a length of 977 pages and it has become a bestseller in the scientific media, despite its price of over 100$. Thomas Bearden, retired colonel, who has diplomas in nuclear physics, mathematics, and engineering, presents an analysis of 30 years of his studies in the field of new technologies and energy production. The impact of this work is great and it's influence on modern readers can't be denied, but with all its good qualities, this book is more a popular than a scientific one, and the author didn't have the intention of giving a profound scientific approach. Although the book by Paul LaViolette, , doesn't contain nice color illustrations, it nevertheless concentrates on the scientific analysis and comparison of mechanisms and interactions between sub-atomic particles and ordinary matter and is therefore an extremely important and useful tool. This book teaches us how to think about and understand the physics and the nature around us, and more importantly - this is just a beginning, one that provides the basis for further development, further study, and new experiments, following a systematic and scientific approach. There is no doubt that this book is an outstanding contribution to modern physics and that it will receive the attention and appreciation of many thankful readers.
Andre Koch Torres Assis (Prof. Physics, Univ. of Campinas, Brazil), Amazon Review (4 stars), October 17, 2003
This is the second expanded edition of a book originally entitled Subquantum Kinetics: The Alchemy of Creation. Its contents are as follows: Overview of the Methodology, Basic Concepts, Model G, The Emergence of Particles and Fields, Fields and Forces, Energy Wave Behavior, The Cosmological Redshift, Matter Creation, Genic Energy, Stellar Evolution, Electrogravitics, Conclusion. It contains four Appendices: Subquantum Kinetics Predictions and their Verification, The Differential Number Count Test, The Pioneer Maser Signal Anomaly, Areas Requiring Further Investigation.
The essence of subquantum kinetics is that the basis of physical existence is process. That is, instead of considering the particles of matter as closed systems, subquantum kinetics conceives only open systems always exchanging particles and energy with the surrounding environment. It also postulates the existence of an etheric sea filled with subquantum entities, the etherons. For this reason it requires an absolute reference frame in space, the ether frame.
In the interesting Chapter 5 about Fields and Forces the author considers magnetism as being due to a moving electric potential field. In particular he calls attention to Ampere's force between current elements, an expression which is rarely to be found in modern physics textbooks. Instead of that we only find Grassmann's force (based on Biot-Savart's expression of the magnetic field of a current element and compatible with Lorentz's force). Despite this fact is should be remembered that Maxwell himself knew both expresssions for the force between current elements (those of Ampere and Grassmann). In his masterpiece, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Vol. 2, page 174, paragraph 527, Maxwell compared these expressions and concluded that Ampere's force is undoubtedly the best, since it made the forces on the two elements not only equal and opposite but in the straight line which joins them. Grassmann's force, on the other hand, does not comply with action and reaction (the same as regards Lorentz's force). In the next page, paragraph 528, Maxwell said that Ampere's force should always remain the cardinal formula of electrodynamics. La Violette presents many relevant references related with the experimental and theoretical controversy Ampere versus Grassmann-Biot-Savart-Lorentz. In Chapter 6 he presents what he considers as flaws in Maxwell's equations. He also discusses Weber's electrodynamics, a theory developed by Maxwell's contemporary Wilhelm Weber, a collaborator of Gauss.
The author extends the idea of open systems to the whole universe, considering it infinite in extent and probably of eternal duration. He is against the big bang and against the expanding universe hypothesis. He developed these ideas in an earlier book, Beyond the Big Bang (Park Street Press, 1995), and in an important paper, P. A. LaViolette, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 301, pp. 544-553 (1986), "Is the universe really expanding?"
Instead of the big bang he proposes a tired-light model in which the photon loses energy to the intervening medium as it travels from a distant galaxy towards us. This creates a redshift and yields an alternative explanation of the cosmological redshift. He shows at length that the tired-light model yields a better fitting to the data than the big bang model based on the Doppler effect, in different tests: the angular-size-redshift, the Tolman surface brightness, the Hubble diagram, the galaxy number count magnitude, supernova data and the redshift quantization effect.
This book has a great amount of references, especially related to astrophysics and cosmology. It has clear and convincing criticisms of the big bang. Contains open discussion of relevant topics of modern physics. For these reasons I recommend it to all people interested in the foundations of science and in the deeper questions of nature.
Nobunoni, Tribe.net Book Review, December 28, 2008
This makes for some facinating reading. It covers new theory on the continious creation of matter.
Subquantum kinetics is a revolutionary physics methodology that was inspired by advances in our understanding of how nonequilibrium reaction systems spawn self-organizing wave patterns. Replacing the fragmented and self-contradictory framework of modern physics, subquantum kinetics opens the door to a truly elegant unified field theory.
Great to sit with on a Sunday afternoon contemplating the universe and everything' it is also written in laymans terms so shall no bend your head too much with quantums and equations. I am loveing it. A must for anyone who would love to see a model that could possibly work.
The big bang theory is almost out the window. It has way too many stumbling blocks.
I have been reading your book Subquantum Kinetics. It is fantastic. It makes so much sense. I can visualize all the effects you describe and they fit in perfectly with reality. I will read over it again and again until I can understand the theory and math as well. You have given insight and hope that I may finally make sense of the sub atomic world. Thank you very much.
Fort Worth, TX
August 17, 2009