What makes electrons revolve around protons?

The old sales pitch was that a tiny bead known as the electron revolves around a positive bowling ball known as the proton. Of course, in the last 3000 years no one in Mathematics has defined positive or negative in physical terms, and yet, the mathematicians tell the world that Math is the language of Physics.
What medium keeps the electron faithful to the proton? Why doesn’t the electron simply fly away?


The new sales pitch is that a particle is actually an excited field. And a field is a bunch of values around an object’. It is these abstract bees buzzing around a hive that non-physicists pretend to vibrate.
The infinite vibrating ‘field’ of Quantum Mechanics.
After a hundred years, the mathematical physicists have finally concluded that a  ‘particle’ such as an electron is simply an excited field… which is essentially a bunch of values surrounding an object…
Now you understand why Quantum theorists unabashedly confess that they do not understand their own theory…
I think I can safely say that nobody understands Quantum Mechanics… Do not keep asking yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, but how can it be like that?… Nobody knows how it can be like that… the more you see how strangely Nature behaves, the harder it is to make a model that explains how even the simplest phenomena actually work. So theoretical physics has given up on that.” Richard Feynman, Feynman Lectures
“You and I evolved in a world of three dimensions. We can’t visualize more dimensions… I can visualize three dimensions in my head, but I use x, y, and z to describe them mathematically. Now I go to 4 dimensions or 5 dimensions. I can’t visualize them anymore… I can’t say, now ‘close your eyes and view in your head 5 dimensions’ because I can’t do it either… So, we’re stuck needing Mathematics because evolution didn’t equip us to be able to visualize Quantum Mechanics… it didn’t equip us to visualize 11 dimensionsional space-times… evolution did this to us.” Leonard Susskind, Why does mathematics work? – Differential Equations in Action (2015)

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