Theory for Halton Arp

Mathematics: Han de Bruijn

Key reference is the monograph by Barry Setterfield: Cosmology and the Zero Point Energy (Natural Philosophy Alliance Monograph series, No.1, 2013, ISBN 978-1-304-19508-1).
One of the statements in this monograph is that the rest mass of an electron has been increasing with time, as shown in e.g. Figure 4 on page 17 and figure 8 on page 395 (linked here):

My Theory for Halton Arp rests on a wild hypothesis : the (rest) mass of atomic particles is increasing with (proper) time.
What is the truth value of such a highly speculative theory?
Time to give a little lesson in what the scientific method is about, especially meant for those who think that what they think must be true, because they wishfully think so.
Let $H =$ Hypothesis, $C =$ Conclusion and let "if $H$ then $C$" be our theory, then we have the following possibilities$^{(*)}$:

  H     C     if H then C  
  true     true     true  
  true     false     false  
  false     true     true  
  false     false     true  

This means that our theory can only be false if the Hypothesis is true while any of the Conclusions is false. So it's still true if the Hypothesis is false. Which is pretty good :-)

  1. Samenvatting
  2. Basic Hypothesis
  3. Intrinsic Redshift
  4. Length Contraction
  5. Giant Creatures
  6. Time Dilation
  7. Narlikar's Law
  8. Milne's Formula
  9. Van Flandern's
  10. Creation Time
  11. Pendulum test
  12. C-decay Theories
  13. C-decay data fit
  14. Barry's picture
  15. Upside Down
  16. Galaxy project
  17. Hubble Trouble
(*) Material conditional, Conditional Statements: if p then q, Propositional Logic and Redundancy.