Harry A. Shick

Harry’s interest in science began before he could talk. As a child sitting in his highchair, he loved to experiment with peas. Peas flicked at other bits of food would move those bits or bounce off. If flicked hard enough, a pea could even become airborne, preferably when his mom wasn’t looking.” From these observations he learned:

  1. Motion can be transferred from one object to another.
  2. Objects are reflected in a predictable manner.
  3. What goes up must come down.

In high school, Harry’s favorite subject was physics; but occasionally, the presented information seemed a bit off. On one occasion, Harry asked, “If voltage is a measurement of the electromotive force, why is it measured in units of energy instead of units of force?” After what seemed like an eternity, his teacher unconvincingly answered, “No, that’s right.” It wasn’t right; but like so many other students who intuitively stumble upon a mistake, Harry accepted the presented answer, and moved on. (The corrected units for voltage are explained on page A-135.)

After high school, Harry majored in physics; until, he became crap intolerant. (Crap intolerance is a condition which arises when you can no longer process the garbage information being presented.) He intuitively suspected, errors existed in the presented information. Having no idea as to what the errors were, or how to find them, he dropped out.

Nearly two decades later, while working as a guide at Kazumura Cave Tours (a business he and his parents started in 1996), Harry decided to get back into physics. The catalyst was an article about Einstein’s theorized antigravity force. The article stated, antigravity could push galaxies apart, thereby expanding the universe, but had no effect on closer objects. To Harry, the unprovable concept of an expanding universe was bad enough; but, to add a second unprovable theory to explain the first, was intolerable. From that point on his goal was to answer one question. Are red spectral shifts from distant galaxies actually Doppler shifts? (The answer is on page A-141.)”

The pursuit of this answer led Harry in many different directions. He needed to discover the true nature of light, work out the mechanics of electricity and magnetism, and understand the mechanics of how light interacts with atoms and molecules. He then needed to look at the forces acting on light as it traveled across the universe.

The process took years; but, when it was over, physics had been unified. Seven fundamental rules had been isolated. (Chapter 1) The mechanics of light, electricity, and magnetism had been resolved. (Chapters 3 & 2) The photoelectric effect had been corrected. (Chapter 6) The subatomic structure of atoms had been worked out. (Chapter 4) The source of gravity was discovered. (Chapter 7) In addition to these advancements, many conceptual, mathematical and unit errors were corrected. (Appendix of Changes) Knowing this information needed to be shared, Harry wrote "Field Particle Physics: A Coherent Perspective". The book was published Jan. 10, 2024 under the Kazumura Cave Tours name. (The book is only available here, and through the Kazumura Cave Tours website.)

Why not publish in a journal?

Harry wrote several papers over the years, and submitted them to various physics journals. All were rejected. His last paper, which unified physics, linked: gravity, electricity, magnetism, the strong force, light, and the subatomic structure of matter. The response: “Dr. Shick, We cannot accept your paper because it is not based on theory.” Harry had no idea submissions based on experimental fact were frowned upon. Other journals presented equally absurd reasons why they couldn’t publish a unified model; so, writing "Field Particle Physics: A Coherent Perspective" was necessary.