My opinion is that false priors in the late 1800’s led to one or more misconceptions that then led to the fixation on the quantum and all the mysterious characteristics of quantum mechanics that are wrestled with to this day. I believe I can explain what has happened in simple sensible terms. As a 2022 teaser, imagine indestructible point charges are the basis of everything and attracted pairs form Bohr-like orbitals 2-2-2 at vastly different energy scales for each of these three orbiting dipoles. Three orbital planes. How does this structure survive as the dominant structure in the universe, the Noether core that powers and balances all particles? Shielding. Simple wave superposition and cancellation. Locally some rather intense fields still emit and the next orbital is six point charges, and if you look at all the combinations, it pretty much explains 3/4 of the standard matter particles.
Nature has revealed a seemingly brilliant emergent technique to enable a structure to survive. Is it intelligent? No, not by our current definition of intelligence. Is it efficient mathematically? I suspect the answer is most definitely. First lets examine the electrino : positrino dipole which is neutral, such that from a distance the net electric field averages zero. However we would see high frequency oscillation in the attenuated electromagnetic fields.
My conjecture is that somehow the Noether core is able to shield itself through superposition so that it cancels it’s own fields to a large degree and presents the lowest possible field emissions given the geometry. Why must this be the case? I need to check the circularity of the argument, but how else would Noether cores become the basis of almost all structures in the universe? We are talking almost ALL, the exceptions possibly at the very highest energies where point charge dipoles decay! The fermions, i.e., quarks, electrons, and neutrinos. The bosons, including W+ and W- and Z as well as the photon. I suspect the gluons are the individual dipoles in the Noether cores doing some kind of colorful dance.
Higgs, well that’s a deeper subject but suffice it to say that spacetime is an aether that appears to be made out of a cluster of two pro-Noether cores and two anti-Noether cores. So it would be shaped like a Helium nucleus in some sense. The Noether core is at the heart of all of them. And when a natural process or collider knocks out the outer dipole, we have a generation II particle and so on.
The lede. The lede. Oh yes. Clearly the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian are going to be dealing with kinetic and potential energy of point charges. However, if through superposition a structure is able to shield its energy then what does this imply? It seems to me to imply a muted interaction between passing particles. Superposition is like Romulan cloaking in a way.
The really cray-cray part of this insight is that it has fooled physicists for a very long time. They are relatively clueless. There are certainly many hints regarding the emergent structure of nature but physicsists have papered them over by designing clever ways to handle them unnaturally in their theories. There are many examples : the quantum, curvy geometry of spacetime, renormalization, massless yet energetic photons, etc, I could go on… It is a long list that is somehow continuously swept under the rug, or rather a patchwork of rugs that covers the rough areas in the GR/QM/LCDM landscape.
J Mark Morris : Boston : Massachusetts