This is one of the dirtiest tricks a promoter of woo can use to fool his/her readers!
Wolf is telling his readers “Remember how impressed you were by all those equations that you did not understand, but knew that they contained a lot of valuable scientifically proven information? Well, here is another such equation that I have come up with. Even though you don’t understand it, believe it, and have faith in its validity just as you did with the other equations.”
In fact, every time you use your GPS, you are testing the validity of relativity.
In the 1960’s a few physicists speculated some particles that would go faster than light, and they called these particles tachyons. No mainstream physicists took the idea seriously, and the idea has not left the stage of speculation! In fact, real physicists have had to abandon theories which predicted the existence of tachyons. Here is what three prominent string theorists have to say about tachyons: “In 1974, such dreams were brought down to earth by the fact that even the so-called ‘consistent’ dual models of that day had at least one fault: they all predicted a tachyon.” 1 So, as far as real physics is concerned, tachyon is a curse to be avoided.
- Green, M. B., J. H. Schwarz, and E. Witten, Superstring Theory vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, 1987 p. 16 ↩
Wolf does nothing but babble on about the various symbols of his equation. Then, at the end of his article, he expatiates on his speculative hypotheses about mind and soul and Akasha, in complete detachment from the equation with which he began his article!