icarus wrote:Before you descend again into outright name-calling and abuse, how about you just answer the question instead of obfuscating? You were the one who bought these junk physics arguments up after all ... re: your 'universe tugging to circumvent conservation of momentum' statement
"What happens to the center of mass of the universe when you do this 'tugging' thing on it that you are talking about?"
Just attempt to think, and then answer the question and you'll see how ridiculous the proposition, and your statement is.
Ah so Feynman is a junk physicist? I'll have to inform the Nobel committee at once. We can't have such junk physicists polluting our pure sciences.
I'm always amused by folks with a grade school physics education (and I don't care if you have a Ph.D. in physics) pontificating on subjects they have not studied in even moderate depth.
Feynman is of the opinion that inertia is one of the great unknowns and may be at least partially electromagnetic in origin. He may very well be wrong. OTOH he says that some experiments at the time of his writing Lectures (1967) indicated that the electromagnetic origin of inertia was very likely.
I think a further look with macro experiment of various types is in order.