Year: 2011 Pages: 8
Science and physics are struggling in a number of areas, and we do not seem to be much closer to a satisfactory resolution today than we were 100 years ago. Clearly, the answer must not be in the mathematics or in the commonly accepted perspectives ? otherwise, we would surely have found the answer by now. Sometimes, finding answers to persistent problems requires careful exploration even of areas that we might have thought were well settled and clearly understood. With a change of emphasis in the approach ? going beyond the mathematics (which we already have well in hand), as well as a careful reevaluation of what is truly known, some unexpected new clues have emerged. In the end, it appears that there may be more to some of the most basic concepts of classical physics (ones which have been very well characterized mathematically for hundreds of years now) than has previously been supposed. A whole new perspective of what is really behind momentum and inertia are proposed herein that, since they are so very basic in our understanding of Reality, have proven to have some rather significant impacts on our understanding of a number of areas in physics ? including some of the most troubling aspects of the currently accepted theories in mainstream physics. This is, of necessity, only an introduction to some of the most basic aspects of the concepts and their consequences, for the interconnectedness and complexity of Nature and Reality involve far more than could ever be adequately covered here ? but additional discussions have also been made available elsewhere.