Sheppeard has become active again this year. There are new preprints on vixra, and even some videos on Youtube. She’s made it to a few conferences in the northern hemisphere. I was going to post something about how she remains unique in combining mathematical depth, beyond-standard-model minimalism, and attention to clues like Koide and MOND. And then in one of her recent papers, I noticed something new, a derivation of a physics scale that interests me.

This is the 1 eV scale. It’s been known in neutrino physics for many years, as a scale at which anomalies have been detected (LSND, MiniBooNE). It also happens to be a good scale for superfluid dark matter that implements MOND (Khoury and Berezhiani). So there may be new physics there. But why that scale? I didn’t have any good ideas and I hadn’t seen any, either.

So how does Sheppeard obtain it? By multiplying the mass scale of her “neutrino CMB correspondence”, 0.00117 eV, by the dimensionless redshift of the CMB epoch, z ~ 1090. It does indeed give you a number in the vicinity of 1 eV!

I have posted a few times here about that correspondence, mostly skeptically. I am still skeptical. I also don’t quite see what the physical mechanism is supposed to be – “Non Local Mirror Neutrinos with R=ct” speaks only of “applying the CMB redshift … to the central mirror mass” – although I may have missed it.

But I can’t overemphasize the importance of having people (like Sheppeard), who actually know some advanced physics and mathematics, trying to explain phenomena and connections that the mainstream is inclined to dismiss. I am not at all a hater of the mainstream in particle physics and cosmology, but it’s absolutely true that we are in an epoch of sophisticated models, full of parameters that can be tweaked; and this allows theoretically inconvenient observations and numerical relations to be explained (in cumbersome ways) while preserving current paradigms.

There is a genuine risk that, if the actual explanation is something more economical but requiring a modified paradigm, it will simply be overlooked. This ingenious derivation of the 1 eV scale is an example of exactly that. It’s something that everyone who takes that scale seriously, should think about.