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A Is the Nexus Graviton a Thing?

  1. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:28 PM #1
    Let me preface my question with the observation that I'm not an expert in either GR or QFT. But I do know enough to realize how much I don't know. I'm merely an aging Ph.D. physicist. That said, I viewed a ResearchGate preprint and was invited to comment on it. While I don't believe I'm qualified to comment on it in detail, it struck me as gibberish (but that could be my ignorance about the subject). The preprint in question is: https://www.researchgate.net/public..._Gravity_Through_Strong_Gravitational_Lensing. I found more about the Nexus Graviton (or Nexus Theory), but all by the same author. And no critical comments! Some even appeared to be peer-reviewed. So am I missing something, and the Nexus Graviton is really a Thing (the apparent answer to dark matter and dark energy)? Or are my instincts correct, and this is merely gibberish surrounded by a few equations?
    See additional sources: https://phys.org/news/2015-03-black-holes-dark-sector-quantum.html
    http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1142/S0219887815500425
    http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36510
    http://independent.academia.edu/StuartMarongwe
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM #2

    PeterDonis

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    This doesn't really tell you anything. The most common response of experts in a scientific field who believe that someone's pet theory is nonsense is to ignore it, not to make critical comments about it.

    The abstracts in the links you give strike me as closer to the latter than the former. However, I have not looked into it in any detail.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:38 PM #3

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    Yes.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM #4
    It's just amazing to me that pseudo-science is appearing (at least to me) to be so semi-legit. Can anyone present at the "28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics", for instance?

    But I just found out that the "International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics" is a scam publication - https://aardvarchaeology.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/scam-publisher-fools-swedish-c/

    Anyway, thanks for your input. I'll certainly be more wary in my choice of reading materials!
     
  6. Dec 7, 2017 at 7:05 PM #5

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    It was a poster, so maybe.
     
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