You've jumped to the wrong conclusion. Start from scratch and think about the electromagnetic field is curved space. The electron has an electromagnetic field, which is isotropic. It also has magnetic dipole moment, which should signal rotation to you. So think in terms of frame-dragging, and picture the particle as an extended entity like this: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! This is a flat two-dimensional depiction, but it ought to suffice. Now imagine another particle just like it, and think of them in terms of dynamical vortices of stress-energy. If they have no initial relative motion, two similar vortices will move linearly apart. We draw radial "electric field lines" to depict this linear motion. However if they have some initial lateral motion, the vortices will rotate around one another. We draw concentric "magnetic field lines" to depict this rotational motion. Equation 1 is inappropriate because there are no "point charges". A charge is a region of space where the curvature is total. Equation 2 isn't appropriate because it isn't some big bland large-scale curvature. No. Nobody has told me that. It's true because this is what Maxwell was saying, only he didn't get it quite right. He talked about molecular vortices, he didn't know about electrons. He had the vortices down as being in the space the particles moved through rather than the particles themselves. Yes, it isn't an accurate description of quantum electrodynamics, but I think it's a fairly good description of the underlying reality. A start at least. It's classical. The photon and neutrino aren't static, set them aside. Most of the particle zoo are ephemera. Look at the lifetimes. OK. Yes, I've read The Refractive Index in Electron Optics and the Principles of Dynamics by Ehrenberg and Siday. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!