Over the years, my good friend Henry Palka, a long-time member of NPA, has sent me many interesting items relating to the Alliance's fields of interest.
The Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA) is devoted mainly to broad-ranging, fully open-minded criticism,
at the most fundamental levels , of the often irrational and unrealistic doctrines of modern physics and cosmology; and
to the ultimate replacement of these doctrines by much sounder ideas developed with full respect for evidence, logic, and
objectivity. Such reforms have long been urgently needed; and yet there is no area of scholarship more stubbornly
censorial, and more reluctant to reform itself.
Reigning paradigms in physics and cosmology have for many decades been protected from open challenge by extreme
intolerance, excluding debate about the most crucial problems from major journals and meetings.
Yet we do specialize on certain topics, and broadly share certain evaluations. The great majority of us are intensely
critical of special relativity, general relativity, big bang theory, and Copenhagen quantum physics. Revision and/or
replacement of Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics is a common theme. Most of us accept some type of an electromagnetic
aether. Common to nearly all our critiques, and to the alternative concepts and theories many of us offer, is a very
strong emphasis on objectivity and rationality --both accorded very little respect in today's physics--as essential to
proper scientific endeavor.