Field Branching: The Solution of the Wave/Quantum Paradox by a New Physical Principle

By Mario Wingert (12.04.2006)

The atomic and elementary particle hypothesis underlying all our concepts of nature seems to be fully supported by quantum theory. However, the double-slit experiment shows that quantum theory is not capable of providing consistent physical models of the nature of reality. This leads to the wave/particle paradox, which makes a vivid and ontological understanding of the elementary structures of light and matter completely impossible - even for physicists. In the predominant interpretation of the theory, quantum mechanics, this problem is regarded as unsolvable on principle. Here, however, it is shown that the experimental and theoretical facts compel the conclusion that a holistic, non-mechanical division process must take place at the double slit (comparable only to cell division or branching in biology) and that physical reality is also characterized by holistic structure formation processes that claim elementary character. This process and state, called energetic branching, is interpreted as an ontological fundamental principle of nature. Of course, this contradicts the atomic and elementary particle hypothesis, because atomos means the indivisible. However, the double-slit experiment clearly proves that the classical atomic and elementary particle hypothesis cannot apply to reality: Light and matter do not consist of point-like concentrated energy quanta or discrete, rigid and indivisible bodies, but of variable energetic structures, which can divide or branch holistic-enantiomorphically, although they always act point-like as a whole.