After stepping away awhile, even I found my old abstract unreadable. Here is a much clearer version of what my book is about.
New Abstract, July 2018
Two insights from quantum statistical thermodynamics allow new interpretations of observations in Astronomy:
Firstly, that entropy demands that the electrons’ wave functions in monatomic hydrogen will populate high-energy orbitals to fill all available space. This means deep space should be viewed as a continuous sea of negative charge peppered with protons; there is no need to postulate an “ether” to carry light as it propagates through, indeed is defined by, this moving sea of charges. Light from distant stars interacts with every atom along the way, and again entropy demands that the high-temperature radiation lose energy to the low-temperature medium, on average — notably through coupling with the proton’s translational energy states. This results in a very large number of very small events that on average give a tiny shift to lower energy and broadening of the distribution of light energy, completely explaining the Hubble Red Shift. This removes any observable basis for postulating an Expanding Universe, and any theory requiring dark matter to stabilize the universe, and reduces the Big Bang Theory to a “what if?” exercise.
Secondly, that entropy demands that any two oscillators that can couple will do so to some extent. Coupling between a neutron’s wave function and that of an electron-proton pair should occur, given that you can consider one to be the excited state of the other. The tiny exchange energy from this weak coupling can be used to explain gravity, given that there is no experimental observation of the gravitational attraction between two blocks of neutronium, nor between two clouds of monatomic hydrogen; gravity is only measured in cases where at least one of the objects is roughly a 50/50 mixture of protons and neutrons. Gravitation forces are here postulated to exist only between neutrons and protons, not between pairs of either sort, requiring only a minor correction to the formulas in most cases. Measured planetary masses may have to be corrected for internal proton/neutron ratios. While massive gravitational objects are seen to exist in space, the accretion of hydrogen to the surface followed by fusion would result in a body with decreasing internal gravitation attraction. Neutron stars would not be stable, and the influx of monatomic hydrogen must per force be balanced by ejection of energetic neutrons from the poles, as is seen in quasars and pulsars. The concept that a collapsed star would create a block of solid neutron at the center of an ever-growing Black Hole is fundamentally flawed.