Theories in physics are often said to follow one another . This statement is both true and false . The development of a new theory does not necessarily invalidate the old theory , but often results in making the latter a particular or limiting case of the former . For instance Newtonian mechanics is identical to Einsteinian mechanics when objects move at velocities small when compared to the speed of light. Yet when a theory is based upon a mistaken premise on which the whole foundation of a particular branch of science is built , it follows that much of what has been theorised is false. The theory of electromagnetism , current electricity , electrostatics and magnetostatics as they at present stand are fragmented , lacking in cohesion , divisive and appear to have been formulated around a fixed idea rather than on unbiased observation. The object of this post is to discuss the many shortcomings of the above theories. A worthwhile place to start would be with the present understanding of what a photon is. According to present theory a photon is simultaneously both a particle and a wave . For a short time after Compton’s experiment with scattering of x-rays it was felt that in this experiment lay the irrefutable proof of the particle nature of light , soon afterwards , however , claims were made that far from proving the particle nature of light , Compton scattering only served to confirm the wave theory of light . It is necessary here to understand how this controversy had reached such unacceptable heights. It was not a question of just a simple accretion or concentration of energy at different points such as is found in ultrasonic waves , for instance each photon wave-length seemed to possess its own individual and immutable energy resembling a packet of energy. Thus it was extremely difficult to envision a model that would fit all the circumstances . Lacking a viable model ,the inevitable conclusion was that in the microscopic world the rules governing events were different from those that existed in the macroscopic world and that the wave-particle duality of the photon was one of the consequences of this change in rules. This was a startling development , like having objects that could be in two places at once , to explain this development was even more difficult , it was almost impossible to do so in terms of everyday language . It was therefore left to mathematicians to explain this seemingly unexplainable phenomenon. Other evidently “odd” behaviour of the photon such as its ability to retain its identity even over unimaginable distances , resulted in even more convoluted and bizarre field theories and mathematics which grew steadily more incomprehensible to the layman. Physics , at least as far as the branch dealing with electromagnetics was concerned , was an area consisting of different shades of grey. Into this all pervading and unremitting grey bursts the New Field Theory and its model of the photon . It arrives like a flash of brilliant renaissance colour and evolves like a great musical composition , with its recurring motifs and haunting themes . New Field Theory offers an explanation for everything. Take for instance the almost immeasurable sea of photons , trillions of individual energies and wave-lengths , which appear lie like a veritable sargasso sea , leaving the physicist marooned in uncharted waters. New Field Theory by the simple expedient of adding or taking away fundamental photon lengths gives to each photon not only separate wave-lengths but an individual identity in the form of its energy. Or take the “flow” of electricity in an electrical conductor , at present an ambiguous theory to say the least , the question maybe asked of any leading University , Oxford , Cambridge , Vienna , Massachusets , a coherent or acceptable answer would not be forthcoming. NFT explains both the speed with which electrical energy is established in an electrical conductor and also the amount of energy delivered , something which presently existing theories fail to do . While the existing equations offer a fair insight into what takes place , they throw little light on how it takes place. How is almost the whole of the electrical energy flowing through one conductor transferred almost intact to another conductor , how does this same energy seem to take on a different character in the form of radio waves. What is the reason for the existence of the magnet ? NFT , offers an explanation for magnetism which is as simple as assembling or taking apart a lego toy . Lastly take the actual propagation of electro-magnetic waves . Charged particles moving with non-zero accelerations emit electromagnetic waves (has it ever been considered that these electromagnetic waves might themselves be composed of electrically neutral electromagnetic particles ) This motion (i.e that of electrons ) is perpetual and ubiquitous , so that the whole of space , composed of particles , is filled with electromagnetic waves . Yet when this explanation is offered for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation , it is inevitably accompanied by the conclusion “that’s an aether theory that can’t be right ! “ Even though facts belie what is being said. To conclude , NFT offers a clear , rational and acceptable explanation for all of these phenomenon , yet in doing so it must necessarily mean that almost everything that has so far has been accepted will undergo change or in certain cases be completely obliterated. Yet , as was said at the start of this post , new theories (and a theory can seldom be more than a theory ) seldom completely replace existing theories , in the present instance the acceptance of NFT would be on the same level as accepting a change in measurement , switching from roods , chains and furlongs to kilometres , metres , centimetres and so on.