Posted: Apr 21, 2014 1:29 am
by Space Trucker

Dewey B. Larson proposes that Rutherford's experiments in which he found the "nucleus" of the atom were false, in that he actually found the "atom" itself. He proposes that the atom IS the nucleus and that electrons are manifest as products of reactions and not a part of atoms themselves.

He proposes two arguments that I know of:

1. The "atomic nucleus" of Rutherford's scattering experiment was actually the atom itself and,

2. The electron is a particle, but is manifest from reactions between atoms and is not INSIDE of the atom itself. (It is an ephemeral product) Thus the "electron cloud" is caused by the nucleus, as I understand it. I could be wrong in his interpretation.

There is more, but I want to see if this topic gets approved before I continue typing. I have already searched for it on this site, but the man's writings simply do not exist in this forum. :naughty2: