Impressions and Expressions
Reading and writing, understanding accepted theory and theorizing, appreciating art and creating it all involve our thought processes. Cogito ergo sum – I think, therefore I am. Thus, the topics and images we enjoy define what we are, that we are, and who we will become.
Fred Vaughan is an author, scientist, and artist. He is interested in theoretical physics, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. He spends much of his time questioning the accepted scientific theories. That is what he learned from professors he respected; it is how his mind works. He is sometimes rebuffed with, and always anticipates, the question, “Why should we entertain your doubts when thousands of scientists who have spent productive careers in that particular field accept the notion that you dare to doubt?”
It’s an excellent question and one he prefers being asked directly rather than having considered arguments summarily dismissed without comment. He doesn’t know why those with knowledge in a field are not bothered by the obvious inconsistencies as he is. He knows that issue deserves some debate. This interest in, and opinions concerning, the analyses and philosophy of the science of physics motivates much of his writing.