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Electron – Positron annihilation

If an elementary electric charge with one spin orientation is viewed as an electron, and one with the opposite spin orientation as a positron, the the observed effect of annihilation or disappearance when an electron contacts a positron, with release of electromagnetic radiation can be explained. If a charge with a “positive” spin orientation approaches another with a “negative” spin orientation to within a distance equal to the distance separating the charges at the vertices of the lattice, one would expect that in search of stability, the two charges in search of stability, would become incorporated into the lattice. The charges would effectively “disappear”, and it is to be expected that their incorporation into the lattice would cause a slight displacement or “vibration” in the lattice, which would be detected as electromagnetic radiation.

Quantum entanglement – Action at a distance

Observations of one particle affecting the spin of another at a great distance with the effect being immediate, can easily be explained mechanically without resorting to “spooky” explanations. If the extent of the fields of electric charges is infinite, this means that the fields of all charges in the universe are in direct mechanical contact with the fields of all other charges in the universe, although their ability to influence the spins of each other at a great distance would be very weak due to extremely low density of overlap between the fields. Since there is direct mechanical contact between the fields of the charges, the influence of the spin of one charge on that of another charge is instantaneous – not in any way limited by the speed of light.

Charged matter

An assumption implicit in the current thinking about electromagnetism is that only “naked” or un-neutralized charge is capable of producing or experiencing electromagnetic force. The participation of this excess charge in electromagnetism is thought to be quantified in discrete units of what is thought to be the amount of charge in one electron, or e.  An interesting question is that; if the “naked” charges in or on some charged matter are completely free of any neutralization from charges of opposite sign, what is the force that holds them bound to matter? Why don’t they just drift off into space? The only mechanism holding charges in, or attached to, matter, that we know of, is electromagnetic force or electromagnetic attraction. Charges that are subject to electromagnetic attraction by other charges however, must be partially neutralized by those other attracting charges which have opposite polarity from the charge being attracted. This suggests that “naked” charges are in reality, charges that are partially neutralized by other surrounding charges, and the extent of this neutralization may vary depending on the environment of the naked charge.

Hmm…… This does not seem right.

Arrogant stupidity

For humans to believe that they can safely manage such high-energy events as nuclear explosions, and collisions in particle accelerators, while having scant understanding of them, is the height of arrogant stupidity for which all life may suffer the consequences. I expect that an unimaginably large energy release would result if any human-caused event is powerful enough to separate charges from the lattice structure. I tremble with fear as I read about the enhancements to the LHC that will allow it to create collisions of ever higher energy. It is only a matter of time until one of these collisions or  similar events will be the last. The only consolation is that the end would be painless- all life, along with our world, would just vanish in a flash.