My name is Albert Littlefair Simpson and my sun, as in the photograph above, is going down. The photograph was taken from just opposite where I live in the Cathedral City of Durham, UK. My son John took it
It might seem odd that in my eighties I have produced this WordPress website but years ago I had a Littlefair Family History Site and an Astronomy Site and over the years I have helped my other son David with the more technical aspects of web site programming. That work included the converting of his comprehensive and well worth a visit site at englandsnortheast.co.uk from html to the more modern “WordPress” format.
I was born in Durham City in 1939 some 5 months before the outbreak of the second world war and so saw little of my dad in the first 5 years of my life. I failed my 11 plus exam and went to Whinney Hill Secondary Modern School but later to the Durham Johnston Grammar School where I studied A level maths, physics and chemistry.
I got a job with British Railways and they put me on a 5 year sandwich course gaining practical know how at the now long gone Darlington Locomotive Works and learning engineering theory at Derby Technical College. Unlike a lot of my college mates who enjoyed careers in the wider world I spent a lot of my working time with Freightliner at Stockton and Middlesbrough as a hands on engineer and I enjoyed it.
Throughout my life I have been interested in how things worked. As a boy I would take things apart to see what made them tick. They didn’t always work when I put them back together. Thankfully I got better at resolving problems and making things work.
Over the years but more so in retirement I have had many interests. Astronomy, family history, war history, science, golf, rubik cubes, cycling, car repairs, health, sudoku, food, bird watching, old maps and computer programming come to mind. My most recent interest in electronics came about because some garden solar lights we bought performed badly. We now have multiple solar lights that work
It is well known that Albert Einstein’s contribution to science came from thought experiments. I too am an Albert and share with that famous man a Briggs Myers personality type of INTP. It means I am Introverted as opposed to Extroverted, more iNtuitive than Sensing, Thinking at the expense of Feeling and Perceiving more than Judging. I often lie awake in bed early morning and think. If the thoughts are of value I make a note, otherwise I am almost certain to forget.
My blogs on energy came about in retirement when I sought to understand the electrical energy flows I had worked with all my life. I found no satisfactory explanation and developed my own. It not only brought a better understanding of the science and engineering that had been taught me but went much further. I had found the nature of everything and it became clear to me that life forms had pro actively evolved so as to better serve the energy desires of their particles.
Science sees atomic particles as reacting to one another. I see atomic particles as composed of living energies. Neutron particle energy desires are supported by the actions of proton and electron energies. All particles and particle structures interact via photon energies.
Structures we regard as inanimate are actually compositions of pro actively living particle energies. They have energy desires, process energies and release energies. The colours we see are their released energies. Particle structures exist because they most efficiently satisfy the energy desires of their particles. They only naturally change if they can more efficiently get their energy needs from say a changed energy environment.
Einstein made it clear there is no force of gravity. Particle desires for photon energies cause the earth to move toward the sun, attract raindrops to windows and hold us to the earth. Forces that move and hold bodies apart are simply the result of energies in excess of particle needs. Particle structures proactively move away from energies in excess of their needs. It is why earth orbits the sun as it does and why we are held at, albeit a tiny distance, above the earth. The contact force we feel in our feet results from an evolved sensory system that conveys a measure of the particle energy exchanges to our brain.
In helping my granddaughter with her GCSE science, I came to realise how the useful tool that is mathematics often inhibits real understanding. It can supply the right answer yet be based on concepts and thinking that are wrong My advice to students is that your intuition will often be better than expert opinion. If it doesn’t look right it probably isn’t. Science is built on historically accepted yet sometimes questionable results but most experts don’t want change, as it disadvantages them.
I hope you find something in my blogs of interest. Regards and best wishes to all.