: I know that many people have been reading Silong's papers online for many years, but I haven't seen as many comments as I would have expected. The scientific community has been silent about Silong's major new findings. Chuanjiang, can you tell me why?
: As a rule, the scientific community does not comment on, review or publicly cite scientific articles that have not been published in journals. One of the landmarks of unified physics is the unification of the four forces, which was not discussed in depth in the first two chapters of Silong's paper. You can imagine why this article has not been published in a journal for so long. There is no need to explain the reason for the silence.
: As far as I know, Silong has revised and submitted the paper many times over the years. Although some journals acknowledged that it was a new finding, they still politely rejected it without comment. Another important reason for the silence of the academic community is that they are unfamiliar with the paradigm of this new theory, do not recognize it and have no references, similar to the review of new basic university physics textbooks. And they have never seen such a textbook-like paper. If it were published, wouldn't it be necessary to revise the textbooks?
: A new underlying physical theory shows imperfect and exceptional to the scientific community at the beginning. If I rewrote all our conversations into a physics review paper for submission, and you were a journal editor, would you dare to publish it, Jinkai?
: I'm afraid it would take great courage and would spark a revolution.
When it comes to an underlying theory, I think the content we are discussing involves underlying concepts, underlying logic, underlying symmetry, underlying philosophy and everything underlying. Isn't it a theory of everything?
: I couldn't agree more, Jinkai.
References are inevitably used in the process of writing scientific papers. References are one of the important sources of information for statistical and analysis of thesis citations and are an important and essential part of an academic paper. If you have read Silong's paper, you will find that his paper is an exception again. You and I can't really see where he needs references at the bottom of his paper, because all the references in it are university physics textbooks, but textbooks are general knowledge not belonging to the paper references. Without references, the paper cannot be published, so that the new fundamental physics theory is everywhere the exception.
: I'm afraid Silong's paper is unique, unprecedented before and since, and of course it's all exceptional. It is very difficult for a journal to accept an exception to the rule.
: I understand the author and this is a dilemma. If it has not been published in an academic journal, the achievement of the discoveries is not known. The purpose of the submission is to know the peer review results, comments or at least the reasons for refusal to publish. If, after long attempts, the author loses hope of getting the paper published in a journal, the paper has to be published online on websites to make it known. In any case, the author has been modest and low-key for more than twenty years. Fortunately, this is the age of the Internet.
Because Silong's paper lacks references, any professional who reads it will ask, "How come there are no references? Did the principles and thesis presented come out of thin air?" Therefore, in Silong's paper, he had to tell the process of how to find the two principles, from curiosity, original intention, faith and ideas to methods and steps, with clear logical chains and step by step insights, just like a short amazing legendary story. From then on there were almost no questions about the references.
The most important thing is faith. That is, the principles of the unified physical theory must be simple.
: Thanks to the positive reactions of many readers and the encouragement of some scientists and physicists, I believe that Silong's great theoretical construction must be promising. If a new physical discovery is true and correct, sooner or later it will be accepted by the scientific community, and it will never be possible to hide it. Many people looked forward to the emergence of a unified theory of physics, and when it appeared in such an unexpected way, people hesitated because it's incredibly simple.
: With the advent of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) era, scientific journals are facing unprecedented challenges. In the near future, we will see that AI can help to review and evaluate most scientific papers more objectively and impartially.
: I'd like to inform you guys that I've received many positive responses to Silong's theory in emails and many online comments. I was surprised that I have never received any negative comments from scientists and physicists so far.
: I admit that a cursory glance at the paper may leave many disdainful. We must understand the readers and not complain. It is extremely difficult to change the fundamental ideas of physics that have prevailed for a hundred years.
I'm sure there are many unexpected aspects that we haven't discussed, as this is just an initial thought, so let's look forward to different interpretations from different perspectives by others, which are likely to be better than what we think.
: Yujun, that's right. Cheers! Nothing in science is born perfect or accepted at the beginning, especially a new fundamental theory that takes a long time to improve. We have had a free conversation and spoken our minds boldly, which is the best way to improve and refine a new theory. It doesn't require the input of reviewers, and we don't have to be as careful as when preparing papers for submission to journals. Without exposing misconceptions and correcting errors in the debate, it would be impossible to build and complete the construction of a new foundation for physics.
: The greatest discoveries in the history of science are similar. The apple falling to the ground is a fact, but it is not a scientific discovery. Only the discovery of the law of gravity, which became Newton's law, can be called a scientific discovery.
The Michelson-Morley experiment is a fact, but only Einstein established the theory of relativity by first proposing the invariance of the speed of light as a postulate of special relativity. This is what we call a discovery.
The Earth's aberration has been known for almost 300 years, and it was only Dr Cui Silong who identified the essence of this phenomenon as space deflection and established the unified physical theory. That's why I believe the significance of Cui Silong's discovery will be comparable to the great discoveries of Newton and Einstein.
: Looking ahead to the unification of physics, this great work is unprecedented and should be the joint efforts of the entire scientific community.
Can you tell us what aspects of the unified theory of physics contribute to the development of applied technology, Yujun?
: This topic is beyond the scope of our conversation. Remember at the beginning of our conversation, you said: Silong's discovery is already bringing about a quantum revolution. Nothing is impossible.
: Many thanks to Mr. Tian Yujun and Mr. Chen Jinkai for your inspiration.
As we come to the end of this conversation, I’d like to take this opportunity to make a frank statement to our dear readers.
The turning point in the progress of physics is the establishment of a unified theory, and Silong’s paper is the closest theory to this goal, both in its simplicity & symmetry and in the underlying scientific paradigm, which stands up to any scrutiny. A really good theory not only has evocative connotations that leave a lasting impression, but also contains beauty and a simple, self-explanatory quality that gives it a revelatory power of inspiration.
If you are convinced that Silong's theory is correct and promising; if you think it is incomplete and needs further research and refinement; if you think it is controversial and worth discussing; if you are not sure at the moment but think it is worth reading; if you are doubtful and hesitant and want to wait and see, all these are understandable. I sincerely hope you will recommend or link to this site to your friends and colleagues, comment, discuss and spread the theory privately or publicly, so that you can be one of the early builders of the foundations of the unified theory. All of us have underestimated the potential of this new theory in the past and underestimated its historical importance.
In our lives, our studies, our work and our careers, we may regret that we have missed some opportunities and that history is currently giving us a rare opportunity again. Opportunities will always belong to a very few and what everyone thinks is an opportunity is never an opportunity. If you can change history or make history, your academic background and scientific conscience are the most valuable support to be part of the advancement of science and philosophy, and your contribution will be remembered or recorded by history as a person of merit. I'm afraid history will never give us another chance.
There are many exceptions to the paradigm of Silong's theory, so why shouldn't you make an exception too? Your support will not disgrace or embarrass you, but will be a triumph of reason and conscience.
I urge that this great work not be left to a few people. If it is perfected before it is made public, it will never wait for that day.
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