Chapter 4.

Quantum Realism Part I. The Observed Reality

Chapter 4. The Matter Glitch:

An Alternative to the Standard Model

Brian Whitworth, New Zealand


“Scientists who don’t question their theories are priests”  Brian Whitworth


A world view is a way of looking at the world that includes a statement of what is real. Physical realism is the world view that there is one reality out there apart from us and the physical world is it. Its claim to truth is based on evidence from the physical world. Dualism is the equally common religious world view that behind the real physical world is a spiritual reality that created it and to which one can return at death, implying a higher purpose to physical life. Its claim to truth is divine revelation from the spiritual world.

Quantum realism as a world view sits in between these two dominant ideologies. It agrees with physical realism that there is one reality out there apart from us but disagrees that the physical world is it. It agrees with orthodox religion that there is a reality beyond the physical world but disagrees that there are two realities. Its claim to truth is that as a statement about the physical world, it is subject to science. This chapter develops a testable prediction to separate quantum realism from physical realism.

QR4.1.   What is Matter?

QR4.2.   The Standard Model

QR4.3.   Electrons and Neutrinos

QR4.4.   Quarks

QR4.5.   Fields Upon Fields

QR4.6.   The Evolution of Matter

QR4.7.   Other Matters

QR4.8.   Cosmic Evolution

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Discussion Questions