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Below is the introduction to my first book by Dr. Tahir Yaqoob. Dr. Yaqoob is an astrophysicist at NASA, Goddard, Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, specializing in front-end X-ray research. A graduate of Oxford University and University of Leicester, he has published over two hundred papers in the top peer-reviewed journals, 25 of them first-author.

Physics is now in crisis for a multitude of reasons. To start with, it is well known that the math blows up whenever quantum mechanics meets gravity. The failure to unify the two major maths of the 20th century has caused untold problems, and despite what we are sometimes told, the solution has not been found. Beyond that, particle physicists have convinced the world and large funding agencies that mass can be explained by a particle that itself has mass (the Higgs Boson). No one seems to see the reductio ad absurdum in that proposal. In a similar way, string theorists try to convince us that we live in eleven dimensions by telling us to take a hard look at a drinking straw.

In my own sub-field, astrophysicists have signed up wholesale to the belief that we only understand 96% of the mass-energy of the Universe. The consequent, stupendously large, one hundred and twenty orders of magnitude difference in the predicted and "observed" vacuum energy has been heralded by respected scientists as the most spectacular failure in the history of physics. Yet I have witnessed these very same scientists of repute laugh it off in conferences as some kind of whimsical rivalry between particle physicists and astrophysicists.

But all this is no joke: the problems are not going to be solved by wishful thinking, by fiat, or by fairy tales. Physics is in desperate need of new and fresh ideas, across the board. You will find plenty of these in Miles Mathis' book. I have not verified the results, but as far as I know, Miles is the first person to propose and begin to investigate the idea that Newton's fundamental gravitational equation already has electromagnetism embedded within it, and that what is needed is decomposition, not unification. Such a possibility has profound implications. To quote Michael Faraday, one of the greatest experimentalists in the history of physics, "If you would cause your view. . . to be acknowledged by scientific men, you would do a great service to science. If you would even get them to say 'yes' or 'no' to your conclusions it would help to clear the future progress. I believe some hesitate because they do not like their thoughts disturbed." I invite you to have your "thoughts disturbed" by Miles' book, if you dare.

Dr. T. Yaqoob astrophysicist at NASA and Johns Hopkins University*

*Disclaimer: this introduction in no way implies endorsement of any ideas in the book by either NASA or Johns Hopkins University.