Maxwells theory of electromagnetic radiation has been around for the past two hundred odd years. Although it is probably one of the most elegant and aesthetic theories ever to be introduced in the study of Physics , today it is an anachronistic and misleading theory , based for the most part on faulty logic and observation. It accurately reflects the age in which it was conceived and is reminiscent of an eighteenth century steam engine more than anything else , Maxwell envisions electromagnetic radiation as huffing and puffing its way across the vast reaches of space. The whole conception of electric and magnetic fields alternatively exchanging energy and thereby sustaining themselves is at heart erroneous for the simple reason that there are no electric and magnetic fields per se , there are only electromagnetic fields. To speak of an electric field is wrong , there are no electric fields The field in and around a charged capacitor is frequently referred to as an electric field , in fact if a definition of an electric field exists it might be said to be represented by the field associated with a charged capacitor , yet this field is definitely not an electric field it is an electromagnetic field . How then can Maxwell’s theory possibly make sense or continue to possess any validity. Even particle physicists speak blandly of results obtained under the influence of a strong magnetic field when what they actually mean is a strong electromagnetic field. The premise that electric and magnetic fields have an independent existence has fragmented the whole of physics to such an extent that it is difficult to envision ever replacing these concepts even if our whole understanding of physical phenomenon depends on such changes being made. Consider also this notion of spinning electrons , where has this come from. So OK the atomic model was originally based on the planetary model , it is common knowledge that the earth spins , ergo the electron must also spin ! If this is indeed the reason for the spin of a particle gaining such wide-spread acceptance , then consider this , the moon does not spin ! Consider again the magical aspects of the photon , it is both a particle and a wave , it can be in two places simultaneously , it always travels at the speed of light ( in a vacuum ) it can never be found at rest , except in its virtual form when present in electromagnetic fields surrounding a conductor in which a current is flowing , why it is at rest or attached to the conductor in this instance and not in others has never been explained or is explained by the fact that in this situation photons are virtual . In short the photon stands for everything that we never see in real life. Yet things that we do see in real life are sometimes things which resemble the symbiosis of a wave and a particle , why can’t the photon be one of these ? Things have reached such a pass that it is impossible to even mention such a thought , let alone the idea ,that a photon might in fact actually be something that resembles a wave and a particle , such as a very high frequency wave . Apparently it is not possible , it has to be both a wave and a particle depending upon how it is viewed. With such intransigence on the part of modern day physicists in even considering possibilities to explain the seeming contradiction in a photon , it must inevitably follow that change is almost impossible.