PHYSICS, LIFE and INTELLIGENCE

ESSAYS

 

James A. Putnam

 

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CORRECTING PHYSICS THEORY *   (pdf)

 

SCIENTIFIC STRINGENT CRITERIA *   (pdf)

 

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE AND PHYSICS THEORY *   (pdf)

 

MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS THEORY *   (pdf)

 

ELECTRIC CHARGE - FINE STRUCTURE CONSTANT   (pdf)

 

THE NATURE OF THERMODYNAMIC ENTROPY   (pdf)

 

CRITIQUE OF ENERGY AND MOMENTUM   (pdf)

 

A NEW EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE *   (pdf)

 

A NEW GAMMA   (pdf)

 

CRITIQUE OF E=MC2   (pdf)  

 

FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH AND UNITS OF PHYSICS   (pdf)

 

INDEFINABLE PHYSICS PROPERTIES *   (pdf)

 

A PHYSICS CHALLENGE   (pdf)

 

PHYSICS, LIFE AND INTELLIGENCE *   (pdf)

 

UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE *   (pdf)

 

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE *   (pdf)

 

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF LIFE *   (pdf)

 

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE *   (pdf)

 

THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE *   (pdf)

 

HUMAN FREE WILL *    (pdf)

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on COMPLEX SYSTEMS

2011

THE NATURE OF THERMODYNAMIC ENTROPY  (pdf)

 

Annual Essay Contest Entries

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2008

THE ABSOLUTENESS OF TIME   (pdf)


 
2009

WHAT IS POSSIBLE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS? *  (pdf)

 

2010

OUR ANALOG UNIVERSE   (pdf)

 

2012

THE VARIABILITY OF THE SPEED OF LIGHT   (pdf)


2013

GIBB'S PARADOX SOLUTION   (pdf)


[The Q term in equations is heat. Heat is energy in transit] 

 

 

2014

LEAD WITH INNATE KNOWLEDGE   (pdf)

 

2015

Mathematics and Empirical Evidence can Reveal Truths
If Physicists Eliminate Theorists’ Tricks