S’Okay, Nothing to be Boastful About

September 21, 2017

Lessons of History, Reform of the University System.

September 21, 2017

With reference to the attached list of many awards won by my Room 262 Group, I won the first three Fellowships in 1974, before I graduated Ph. D. in 1974. These were the intensely competitive SRC Fellowship, ICI European Fellowship and Canadian NRC Fellowship to work with Herzberg, the Nobel Laureate. My external examiner was Prof. Sir John Rowlinson F. R. S., Professor at Oxford. At that point I should have been awarded a tenured research associateship, and allowed to develop my natural talent for research, and teaching through research. This was the first time in the history of the University system in all Britain that three prestigious Fellowships had been won simultaneously by a graduate student. Remember that the fierce open competition included OxBridge and overseas university graduate students. That achievement has never been bettered in any University. In the event I was not offered a job at the EDCL, causing me to become bitterly resentful. I realize now that I should have asked for tenure, but that would probably have resulted in me being thrown out. I very reluctantly went to Oxford as in Auto Two. The reason is that John Thomas was using up all the departmental resources for his own group, awarding several jobs without any competition. As we now know, those people avoided open competition like the plague, so the EDCL slid towards closure. The reforms I have in mind would mean that the Government would step in and award tenure by law to an outstanding candidate and put the closed shop out of business. Without wishing to be boastful in any way, the facts show that I was an outstanding graduate and post doctoral. My Ph. D. is seen to be among the best in the history of the College (Aberystwyth) and the entire Federal University of Wales. It is in the Omnia Opera of www.aias.us plus early papers based on it. I think that almost all graduates treated like that would have given up. I felt depressed at having to leave my native Wales, but slogged on, and in 1975 was elected a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, in open competition. Then came the highly prestigious Ramsay Memorial Fellowship of 1976 to 1978 of University College London, which I took up at the EDCL. I was very happy and in my prime at the age of 26 to 28, but then came the incredibly sordid Purnell episode. So that was five Fellowships and still no tenure at Aberystwyth. I was being told that there was no money, and that was blatantly untrue. The system was unutterably depressing, it was selfish, self seeking and contemptuous of merit. However, science was always a continent to be explored. If I were a Head of Department I would have tenured such a graduate immediately.

That would be the thesis with the title, Far Infra red Spectroscopic Studies of Gaseous and Liquid Molecular Systems? Why is it then that, according to Google Scholar, it has never been cited by anyone at all? By the way, one of us is slowly working through your oblivione and plotting graphs of (number of times cited by you and friends)/(total number of times cited) and number of times cited at all since publication. The results so far are very unimpressive.

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Every One of Them a ‘John Thomas’

September 19, 2017

Many thanks to GJE

September 19, 2017

Many thanks to AIAS Co President Gareth Evans, a distinguished sceintist in his own right, and member of all Wales Committees. ”

What sort of ‘distinguished scientist’ works for a local county council? Why does he not put the latter’s address on his ‘scientific’ papers, just as you have been known to put the address of the Queen’s piggy-bank on yours? Do any of those committee-members realize that one of their number is dreaming of perpetual motion, and swooning over a fellow crackpot, while they debate matters which affect the general public? You are all very lucky that the public cannot distinguish pseudoscience from science.  

“I am greatly honoured by these remarks. ”

Don’t you find this adulation a trifle creepy? Everybody else does.

“GJE was also most unjustly overlooked for tenure, and in so doing, the EDCL destroyed itself. That should be a clear indication that the Government must step in and impose a close control on the award of tenure. ”

The government should certainly step in and take a good hard look at to whom it has indirectly awarded pensions and at the sort of people who are making possibly science-related decisions in local-government committees.   

“An exceptional Ph. D. student must never again be forced to compete for fourteen prestigious Fellowships in the teeth of closed shop hostility. A job must never be offered and simultaneously advertized. ”

To lose so many fellowships is certainly notable. But in what way was the student exceptional? Exceptionally good, or exceptionally unsociable? 

“It must either be offered outright or advertized fairly. Reform of the University system must ensure that merit is recognized and that new ideas are rewarded, and a completely new research system is needed along continental lines (e. g. CNRS, CNR, INFN, DFG).”

It always was recognized, that is why you are not part of it. We think that it should be organised along the lines of the old Battelle Institutes: every researcher had to find his own funding/salary, and there was no room for dead wood. 

“I tried to initiate such a system when I was EMLG coordinator. The two drops of liquid in my Armorial Badge commemorate the founding of the European Molecular Liquids Group (EMLG) at the National Physical Laboratory.”

Aw, and we thought that they were tears wept over a failed career. 

“I discussed these matters with Rt. Hon. Tam Dalyell, M. P., then Labour Shadow Minister.”

Wasn’t he the ‘man of the people’ … who just happened to live in a castle?

“I support Labour’s policy of reinstating the sixties system. Fees would be paid by the Government and a small grant awarded. ”

Agreed; but only if the entry qualifications were simultaneously raised to three A-grades and all of those ersatz ‘universities’ were turned back into polytechnics. 

“We at AIAS / UPITEC offer free education to a vast new School of Thought.”

Name just one ‘graduate’.

 

Dole Too Good for Ron

September 18, 2017

Award of Tenure must be Regulated by Government

September 18, 2017

I hold the world record (attached) for the number of Fellowships won in open competition – fourteen in all, plus two honorary fellowships. This is because the award of tenure is the key step in an academic career. I exposed corruption by a man called Howard Purnell, who offered me a lectureship in late 1977 but simultaneously advertized it (Auto volume two). That really enraged me, so I still look back in anger. The system was a sordid and arbitrary closed shop. Purnell made sure that life was made very rough for me thereafter, and also for innocent people like Gareth Evans. A man called A. J. S. Williams was awarded tenure on the day he graduated B. Sc. Obviously he was part of the closed shop. Some candidates are worthy of lecturer or assistant professor after a Ph. D. or one regular (non competitve) fellowship (from a grant for example), but I was made to win a world record of fourteen prestigious, open competition, Fellowships and then told that I was going to run out of them and go on the dole. ”

How many more times does it have to be said? Having to apply for a lot of fellowships is a bad sign. A valuable candidate will be grabbed by the first institution to which he applies. We have already shown that you hold no honorary fellowships: that is a blatant lie. We would suggest that giving you a job without advertising it openly would itself have been corrupt. It is certainly contrary to current regulations. The best people obviously got the jobs – as confirmed by subsequent events extending right up to the present day. Get over it. 

Miraculous!

September 18, 2017

Six Hundred Papers and Books in a Decade

September 18, 2017

This is the tenth anniversary of UFT88, a classic paper read several tens of thousands of times in several hundred of the world’s best universities.”

Available in 19 versions, none of which is cited … not even by Ron and the gang. How bad does a paper have to be for it not to be referenced  … even by accident? But this is entirely normal for a Ron paper. 

https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?cluster=14876740901809800407&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5

 

 

Eh?

September 16, 2017

Frank Wild Polar Medal Sold for £130,000 in 2009

September 16, 2017

Frank Wild was a Civil List Pensioner who was awarded a Polar Medal with four bars, and a C. B. E. So the valuation of my medals, currently held by Mullock’s, is accurate, because I am also a Civil List Pensioner. They are best kept safely in the strong room. Frank Wild is most famous for being second in command to Shackleton on the “endurance” expedition, where he was in charge of men stranded on Elephant Island, while Shackleton went to South Georgia in an open boat. Wild was also with Shackleton on the Nimrod expedition which came within 97 miles of the Pole, and which discovered the Beardmore glacier.”

This sounds almost like one of the errors in logic that budding scientists are always warned about … along the lines of:

All dogs have hair

Fido has hair

Therefore Fido is a dog. ♫ TILT ♫

Nope, Fido is a tarantula.  How do you deduce that the fact, that a noted celebrity was a Civil List Pensioner with medals, in any  way enhances the value of a different type of medal belonging to a nonentity? If anything, association of your name with the medals will decrease their prestige.

Ron’s Mathematical Rout

September 14, 2017

Simplest Proofs of Tetrad Postulate and Evans Lemma

September 14, 2017

This is a very important project. I would recommend UFT7, which follows Carroll’s chapter three (online). To simplify I recommend removing the a and b indices as in the latest papers. The Lemma leads to the ECE wave equation as you know. This was one of the early successes of ECE theory, the wave equation unifies general relativity and quantum mechanics. The standard model is still unable to do this. When Steve Bannister was here he suggested setting some problems at the end of each chapter. Steve has taught for some years at Utah, not only economics but the background mathematics. I have given a great deal of detail of Carroll’s proofs in the early UFT papers. The removal of the b indices as in Note 379(5) will simplify the early UFT papers. For a complete understanding, however, it is necessary to retain the b indices.”

All of Ron’s delusions stem of course from his fundamental error in thinking that he is a mathematician. He is not. His superficial acquaintance with tensors, differential forms, etc., was obviously picked up while modelling molecular motions. Unfortunately for him, being able to use such techniques in an off-the-shelf manner is not the same as possessing an understanding which is sufficiently profound to permit the discovery of valid new mathematical theorems.  Ron’s abysmal mathematical expertise was pointed out long ago by the excellent Dr Gerhard Bruhn. It is ironic that Ron is so casual with indices in general, as confusion over their handling is essentially what led him astray in the first place.

http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/~bruhn/GCUFT.html

http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/~bruhn/EvansLemma.html

http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/~bruhn/Tetrad-P_remark.htm

We are reminded that that (other) pseudoscientist, Eric Laithwaite, also had a problem with indices. He developed a relationship which he thought was a fundamental law of Nature … and wrote frequently about it. It involved mere partial differentials of a function, rather than tensors. That was the problem: he thought that he could do without the indices that showed which independent variables were being held constant. He thus ended up with a horrible travesty of one of Maxwell’s thermodynamic laws. He even told one of our number that, “my daughter teaches it in school”.  

Down with Wikipedia

September 13, 2017

FOR POSTIING: False Authority of Wikipedia

September 13, 2017

We at AIAS / UPITEC have repulsed and routed the ad hominem attacks by Wikipedia, which has no credibility in the eyes of the scientific world when it comes to ECE theory or myself.. ”

We are no friends of Wikipedia, because of its avowed neutrality. This overgrown-Hippie attitude leads it to be too soft on cranks. No traditional encyclopedia would have stooped so low as even to mention the out-and-out mountebanks who find a place in Wikipedia. The closest that the latter comes to condemnation is to intone something like, “there is no generally accepted proof for this claim”. In reality, there are millions of physicists (in particular) shouting, “don’t give these crackpots the oxygen-of-publicity”, at their own computer-screens*.

“Wikipedia is a private company, it has no legal authority, no academic authority, no scholarly authority, and is not above the common law. It is frequently riddled with inaccuracies. ”

The saving grace of every Wikipedia article is however the ‘Talk’ page, where better-informed individuals can put right the more insipid fence-sitting texts of the Wikipedia writers themselves.  We find the Wikipedia article on ECE to be very weak and falling far short of the outright condemnation which that nonsense-theory deserves. The associated Talk page is much more ‘on the mark’ and details many of Ron’s outrages. But it is far from complete. If we were to contribute to the Talk page, we would make much more of Ron’s illegal backing of a quack cancer-cure and of his association with the utterly shameless Turner-Thomas. One can always judge a man by the company that he keeps. 

“I would describe the ad hominem attacks and gutter abuse on wikipedia as McCarthyism. ”

Isn’t that the situation where a peculiarly twisted individual constantly tells lies in order to get what he wants?

“My co author Vigier was denied entry to the United States when invited by Albert Einstein to work as his assistant at PIAS. Vigier was a member of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, and a recipient of the de Gaulle Resistance Medal and member of the general staff of the Resistance. He was denied entry to the U. S. because he was a member of the French Communist Party, causing tension between the U. S. and France. ”

To put it another way: he was the mindless follower of a doomed political system, and didn’t mind moonlighting as a terrorist. 

“He went on to become one of France’s most prominent Statesmen and one of the best theoretical physicists of the late twentieth century. ”

One of us used to be puzzled decades ago by the appearance of a rash of dubious papers, in Applied Physics A, which claimed that certain electrical phenomena do not obey Newton’s third law. How had such dross slipped through the peer-review process? He then found out that Vigier was the editor … and all became clear. Vigier finally showed his true colours by attending the same conferences as those frequented by the likes of Searl and Valone. 

“He savagely condemned what happened to my wife and myself at UNCC, together, with many other international scientists. UNCC and Wikipedia remind me of stalinism, or any false authority, or any skinhead.”

How was the then Mrs Ron affected? Was she blamed for not buying enough soap? Those other ‘international scientists’ of course included ‘Professor’ Viv Pope and that AIAS member who later recorded his incredulity that a highly-educated academic could be so … er … Ron-like.

*A  particularly dire example can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozyrev_mirror

Craigcefnparc News #23

September 12, 2017

Ioan Richard writes:

Now the publicly funded local Swansea Valley Welsh Language paper “LLAIS CWMTAWE” has swallowed the pseudo-science and all of its pseudo trappings. Those involved refuse to answer critical communications. “LLAIS CWMTAWE” needs to be reminded they are publicly funded and that funding could be challenged if they will not answer criticisms of spreading pseudo-science beliefs. Here is proof of that funding from the “Welsh Government” in Cardiff Wales:-
Regarding Papur Bro Llais on 23/8/17, please find below response to your questions:
1) Welsh Government does fund Papur Bro Llais within the Grant to Promote and Facilitate the Use of the Welsh Language.
2) The Grant awarded to Papur Bro Llais is £1,700 annually.
3) The Welsh Government implements the principle that Papurau Bro are free to publish content that is appropriate and acceptable according to their editorial opinion.
4) Contact details for Papur Bro Llais can be found on their website:
Here is the article written by LLAIS CWMTAWE and published in Welsh in their features on “prominent people” in the Swansea Valley and then placed on Mr Evans’ own web site by Mr Evans as an English version – copy below:-
PROFESSOR MYRON WYN EVANS
Translation of the Article in “Llais” by Dewi Lewis.
Prof. Myron Wyn Evans is a native of Craig Cefn Parc. He was born on 26th May 1950, son to Mary Jones and Edward Ivor Evans, his grandfather was Head Deacon of Elim Chapel. He obtained his early education from Pontardawe Grammar School before going to Aberystwyth. Here in 1971 he won a first class B. Sc. degree. In 1974 he won a Ph. D. degree, and in 1977 the D. Sc. degree, the youngest person in Britain and the Commonwealth to win this degree. Ever since then Myron has dedicated himself to the world of science. His major work is the development of ECE theory (Einstein Cartan Evans). His main field of research is the discovery and development of new forms of clean energy. The sum of his academic work is extraordinary. He is a disciplined man, who is dedicated to his work from early morning to late in the evening. He has published over 800 papers, and authoritative essays in chemistry and physics. He is the author, co author or editor of over fifty books. At present Myron is the only scientist on the Civil List, which means that he receives a Pension direct from the Queen – this is a national honour and recognition of his contributions. However, science is not his only interest. In addition to his work as a leading scientist he can turn to other fields with enthusiasm and discipline. History is important to Myron. He has managed to assemble his genealogy over hundreds of years. His family tree is a rich and interesting one to say the least. Among his ancestors and ancestral cousins he counts Sir Walter Havard, Tewdwr Mawr, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Owain Glyndw^r, and Oliver Cromwell. Nearer to the present era he is related to the boxer Ffloyd Havard of Craig Cefn Parc, and also the present Queen.
Another of his interests is poetry, he is very fond of the work of R. S. Thomas and Patrick Kavanagh. He has composed englynion and sonnets, and published a collection of sonnets in 2005. This is his englyn to the coal miner.
Poer y llwch o’r pair llachar. – Yn ei boen,
Yn ei boen aflafar,
Poen ei gymal, sw^n galar,
Rhed y cec ar hyd y cwar.
“The dust pours from the fiery cauldron. – In his pain,
In his harsh pain,
Pain of meeting,
Mournful echo,
The pick runs across the rock.”
Another feature of his work is a strong desire to protect the heritage of our country. He battles to protect some of the historical buildings of Mawr that are threatened, the historical chapels and nearby churches. Protecting the environment is important to him too, and seeing his own square mile being destroyed by vandals causes him pain. He was key to winning the battle against wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwair. Myron is strong and sure in defence of the Welsh language and Welsh culture. Not only protecting the language locally but making sure that the profile of the language is heightened across the world, and along with this the importance of living with our fellow humankind in order to cultivate mutual understanding. Professor Myron Wyn Evans is a great scientist, a man of firm principles, sure of his views, and more than all that, fully worthy of being called one of the People of the Valley.
Thanks to him for his eminent work.
Dewi Lewis , Editor “Llais”, “Voice”, Cwm Tawe, Swansea Valley.

Just-Like-That [(C) Tommy Cooper]

September 12, 2017

388(3): Some Development of the Lindstrom Constraint

September 12, 2017

This note gives some development of the Lindstrom antisymmetry constraint (1), which is a fundamental antisymmetry law of physics. The complete set of antisymmetry equations are (18) to (22). Some computational procedures and interpetations are given. Two interpretations are considered:

1) The Lindstrom antisymmetry constraint (1) is considered to be a solution of the Lorenz condition (17).
2) The Lorenz condition (17) is replaced entirely by the Lindstrom antisymmetry constraint (1).

It is immediately clear that the Lindstrom constraint refutes the radiation or Coulomb gauge (33) used in quantum field theory, and profoundly changes the entire theory.”

What, no experimental exploration/confirmation? No throwing-open of the claim to discussion by experts in the field? What an easy time of it you denizens of the lunatic fringe have. If only real science were that easy. On the other hand, real science may move slowly … but at least it moves in the right direction. 

Another Blow to Ron

September 11, 2017

No comment.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/09/government-go-full-tilt-offshore-wind-power/

Why do we have this persistent image in mind of Ron, replete with coat-of-arms, charging them?