The Weirdness Tax

Mark Twain said, “Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.” He explained why, “because fiction must be plausible.” TEW is not plausible. But it is true. The idea that particles follow waves backwards is not believable. Unfortunately it is verifiable.

What people complain about with TEW is that it is weird to say that particles follow zero energy waves backwards. We agree, it is weird. TEW pays its weirdness tax up front, and then goes on to makes sense of nature. QM on the other hand avoids paying its weirdness tax. It makes sensible starting assumptions, then goes on in a logical way to describe the quantum world as if it were weird, which it is not. It is a mistake to think you can avoid paying your taxes. If you don’t pay your weirdness tax then the taxing authority hits you with a penalty forever: QM is forever burdened with a misperception of the quantum world as if it were weird, which it is not. You may dislike that TEW pays its weirdness tax at the beginning (by saying that nature is based on negative amplitudes {– ψ}), but we claim it is more honest to pay your taxes than to think you can avoid taxes. Two things are unavoidable: taxes and death.

The idea of negative amplitudes (– ψ) is NOT OBVIOUS. It is not the case that the founders of QM overlooked a conspicuous solution to the quantum weirdness problem. If someone had designed the universe in such a way as to make it impossible for humans to figure out the quantum world, they couldn’t have designed a more perfect universe. By the word “perfect” we mean “perfectly concealed.” The solution proposed in this article is such a nonsensical idea that there is one and only one thing to be said in its defense: it is TRUE.

Our approach contradicts wave particle duality. Many readers assume that wave particle duality is obvious if you look at a double slit experiment. There are at least two reasons that is wrong. First, Einstein completely demolished that interpretation of the double slit experiment, as we will show. Second, Richard Feynman said that no one can explain the double slit experiment. Feynman said that because he never met Jeff Boyd, who can and will explain the double slit experiment.

The proposal that “particles follow waves backwards” is a specific example of the idea that nature uses negative wave functions (– ψ) while humans use positive wave functions (ψ). We paid our weirdness tax upfront. Quantum mechanics, by avoiding paying the weirdness tax, is saddled forever with the penalty of misperceiving the quantum world as if it were weird. The direction of particles versus waves is a toggle switch that transforms the world from the insanity that QM perceives, to the sensible behavior that TEW perceives.