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Comments on science (newsletter)

If we want to develop a consistent and unified picture of Nature, then we must identify the difficulties, inconsistencies, and incompatibilities in current disciplines, because Nature is unique and consistent. This newsletter reviews online resources prepared by scientists and engineers, identifying incorrect statements and providing guidance to those who want up-to-date knowledge on natural science topics. The incorrect statements identified in this newsletter include, but are not limited to, claims that living systems violate the second law of thermodynamics, that mass varies with speed, that the Coulomb gauge is not a physical gauge, that dark matter has been detected in galaxies, that the irreversibility we observe in nature is fictitious, that quantum fields are the fundamental ingredients of nature, that energy is not conserved on cosmological scales, and that quantum electrodynamics provides the complete basis for atomic physics and all chemistry. Coming soon .

Common misconceptions in physics (book)

The professional physics literature contain misleading or easily misinterpreted claims. Some claims are unique to a single author or a small group, but other misleading claims are repeated by thousands of scientists, engineers, philosophers, and journalists. This book shows that some widely accepted claims found in textbooks, encyclopedias, preprints, and articles do not support a detailed and rigorous analysis, and that such misconceptions and myths are preventing a fundamental understanding of Nature. The chapters in this book are organized roughly on a historical timeline, from classical electrodynamics to quantum field theory and the standard model. In a sense, this is also an organization from the most elementary myths and misconceptions to the most advanced. This book is intended to be pedagogical and readable by a wide non-expert audience. However, all the myths and misconceptions are technical in nature and I could not completely omit equations and details that are essential