Archive for April, 2013

Spot the Difference

April 30, 2013

GSK plans $1 million prize to jump-start electroceuticals | ReutersApril 30, 2013

This is great news, UPITEC / AIAS may like to apply as pioneers of this technique.”

Big Prizes for Energy from Spacetime and LENRApril 30, 2013

I should think that this kind of initiative by large companies may be a good idea. Again, UPITEC and AIAS are pioneers.”

Can Ron really not tell the difference between an idea which seems crazy to the layman, and ideas (two flavours of perpetual motion) which are recognized as being crazy by real scientists?  We wouldn’t trust the ability of the loony-tune  ‘AIAS’ and ‘UPITEC’ gangs to sweep our floors.  

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Helping Ron with English

April 29, 2013

“Among the many discoveries in mathematics made by the AIAS group are of petallic and fractal conical sections.”

As we have pointed out many times before, the accepted term is conic section (sections of a cone, rather than sections that are cone-shaped). Moreover, there is no such word as petallic; and there is no need to invent one as there already exists the description, petaloid. That is what comes of wasting too much time on Welsh. Of course, the ‘discoveries’ are illusory. The shapes are artefacts which have probably been produced by making the steps too large in the simulations. Fractals have been produced in this way while applying Newton’s root-location method.

What a Manor to be Lord of!

April 27, 2013
  1. A complaint was received regarding the condition of the land at the below-mentioned address. A site visit was undertaken and it was established that there were several un-roadworthy vehicles including vans, four wheel drives, an ice cream van, cars and trailers sited at the front of the property. There was also a large quantity of scrap material including electrical appliances, metals, building material, and machinery parts.
  1. The siting of the vehicles and scrap materials at the property means that the land in its present condition adversely affects the amenity of the area and therefore authorisation for Enforcement Action to serve a 215 Notice in an attempt to clean up the land is sought.
  1. The land is unregistered, however the persons responsible for siting the vehicles and materials there are the owners/occupiers of 3 Leyshon Road, Pontardawe.
  1. Members will recall that previously authorisation has been sought for the serving of a 215 Notice on the land. This Notice was served, and prosecution proceedings were prepared following non-compliance with the Notice. However, the occupier of the land claimed that the Notice was never received and the Local Authority were unable to dispute this claim so the case was not able to be taken any further.
  2. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE

    05/06/2007

  3. 3 Leyshon Road is the registered address of celticroyalgenealogy.co.uk, website of ‘Colonel’ ‘Sir’ Arthur Turner-Thomas ‘VC’ etc., Clown-Prince of this parish and much admired by ‘Professor’ ‘Armiger’ Myron Evans, nutter extraordinaire.

Sewage

April 24, 2013

Only Ron could parlay a fairly standard and reasonable (if not essential) covenant concerning access to a shared sewer into the belief that he has some sort of rights over the disposal of a neighbour’s property. Perhaps he should take advice from the AIAS’s sewage expert, Dr Gareth Evans. That is not some sort of slight, but a statement of fact. The only recent non-crackpot paper (and never forget that his name appears on a paper ‘explaining’ the MEG perpetual-motion device) in which he has surfaced concerned the quality of UK beaches, where he was thanked for providing water samples in his physics-overthrowing role as environmental health official. Never mind, the guy who conceived the magnetic-bottle concept for plasma confinement started out as a lift-repairman!

Justice Catches Up With Pseudoscientist

April 23, 2013

Mr James McCormick has just been convicted of selling supposed bomb-detectors which were no better than dowsing-rods (i.e. useless) but which earned him £56M. This vividly demonstrates how gullible non-scientists are when exposed to pseudoscience. McCormick should have been charged with negligent homicide, but wasn’t. One hopes that this case will give pause-for-thought to Alex Hill, John Searl and backers of worthless cancer ‘cures’.

Then as Now

April 22, 2013

“Before getting back to work on UFT241 I wish to mention that Omnia Opera Five on www.aias.us was the turning point in my intellectual work at Aberystwyth. This is a classic paper and is much more incisive and interesting than anything being produced in the contemporary era in places such as CERN.”

Classic eh? According to Google Scholar it has been cited only once. It seems that Ron has, in fact, made as much impact in his ‘day job’ as he has made in his new career as the UK’s most prominent and disgraceful crackpot.

 

Something Mathis Missed

April 21, 2013

Here is a little something in the style of MM. Enjoy!

v = gt ………………………………[1], so g = v/t …………………………[1a]

d = (1/2)gt^2 ……………………[2], so g = 2d/t^2 ……………………….[2a]

Therefore, from 1a and 2a, v/t = 2d/t^2 and cancelling t gives,

v = 2d/t

But v = d/t,    by definition

So 2d/t = d/t and, cancelling,

2 = 1

Why did nobody see this before?  Obviously the whole of Newtonian mechanics must collapse. In fact, it WAS seen before: in 1948, by J.S.Johnson but – for some reason – he did nothing with it. And guess where he was working at the time. Yep, the University of North Carolina, Ron’s alma mater with the sensitive nose.

 

Two-Faced

April 17, 2013

Victoria Cross Awards to Welsh Soldiers

These are easily googled up.

 

                                           

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Yes, also easily googled-up is the fact that his best-friend site-manager genealogist is the only false claimant of a Victoria Cross. Oh, the gall of this silly little man! Here is someone who also parades his Civil-List Pension and his coat-of-arms, supplied by an English ruler and an English institution, and yet is wildly anti-English. Here is someone who is obsessively Welsh-Nationalist, and yet also claims American citizenship (query, does that still apply post-divorce?) and persistently marries non-Welsh women. He complains about incomers who do not speak Welsh, and yet he is himself responsible for importing at least two non Welsh-speakers. Most disgusting of all, to us, is his philosophy of evading traditional curbs (peer review, etc.) on pseudoscience while taking legal action against scientific critics.  

One-Trick Pony

April 13, 2013

We have been leaving Ron’s theory alone of late, because it is so thoroughly stupid as to be unworthy of any more consideration than that which we have already granted it, However, some readers may – baffled by the pseudoscience – be teetering on the brink of believing him. Here therefore is something for them (and Ron) to think about. Like all anti-Einstein nuts, Ron picks on one (the first) proof of special relativity and forgets about the others. Some time ago, we asked how Mrs Ron’s spin-cycle worked (since Ron denies the existence of so-called centrifugal force). Today we ask how Ron’s SatNav works. Personally we doubt that he owns one. After all, it would refuse to give him its name or list its qualifications so why should he accept that it has a better notion, as to the correct direction to take, than he does? Nevertheless, every time that he used it and it guided him to within a metre of his destination, it would have proved to him the validity of general relativity.  Why? Because a SatNav works by measuring its exact distance from at least 3 satellites. The distances are calculated by measuring how long it takes for radio signals to travel to the SatNav. These measurements have to be very precise, and this is achieved by using very precise clocks. Now, here is the problem: general relativity predicts that clocks run slower the higher the gravitational force upon them. SatNavs do indeed have to take account of this effect in order to provide their current accuracy. Without the gravitational correction, one could find oneself several streets away from any desired destination. So, how does Ron explain the fact that every time that a SatNav gets one to a destination, one has – in effect – confirmed the correctness of general relativity?

Unpleasant Chemists

April 9, 2013

Doesn’t Ron realize that if, as he believes, he is an employee of the Queen –  as the Civil List Scientist  – he has an obligation to maintain a certain dignity in his public pronouncements. Attacking Mrs Thatcher and her works is not the official line of the Queen or her Government and Ron is clearly off-message on this. Or perhaps he is simply jealous of her FRS.

Rats and Sinking Ships

April 9, 2013

A ‘little bird’ tells us that Cambridge International Science Publishing (Ron’s favorite publisher) was served with a ‘First Notification of Strike-off Action’  by Companies House at the end of March. Presumably this is simply because the company was 2 years late in filing its accounts, so perhaps Ron should not rush to jump ship just yet.

Turner-Thomas Described as ‘Decent’!

April 9, 2013

“He said: A decent man with an obsession has brought himself to a ruinous state and it appears the obsession goes on. Obsessions, whatever their form, can become ruinous things.”

See the full story here:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/archive/2002/08/31/Gwent+Archive/4615162.__30_000__obsession_/

A ‘site-manager’ who could not manage his own site, haha. If only the court had known how important ATT was to become, it might have shown him more respect. We are surprised that Ron, being a great respecter of law and order (and gates), has anything to do with people who disrespect it (and rights-of way). He should at least  take note of the court’s comments regarding obsessions. He has himself ruined any reputation which he had as a scientist.  

 

 

Lack of Imagination and Pi

April 9, 2013

We hate to furnish crackpots with information which they might misuse, but we cannot resist pointing out that Mathis has ‘missed a trick’. He claims that Pi is equal to 4 for a rotating object, and offers very silly reasoning for this. But, in fact, some real mathematicians have also claimed that Pi is different for a rotating object. Why? Well, because it is one way – albeit not a very satisfying one – of avoiding the Ehrenfest Paradox. The latter is very simple to appreciate by anyone who knows that contraction of a solid object as a function of velocity is a prediction of special relativity. So, consider a solid disc rotating at very high speed: elements of length that make up the perimeter will contract because they are travelling at high velocity in that direction, whereas elements of length that make up a radius will not contract because they have no velocity in that direction. So what will happen? There are dozens of paradoxes which crop up in special relativity and they have always been popular in the lunatic fringe as ‘proofs’ that relativity is wrong. Real scientists have always welcomed them  as a challenge and have been willing to drop cherished beliefs in order to resolve them. In the case of the Tolman Paradox (similar to the Ehrenfest Paradox), we have been willing to modify Newton’s third law. Genuine physicists are, in fact, more flexible and less blinkered than nutters when it comes to imagination. One of us can remember when a crackpot called Dingle (a former relativity expert who ‘went bad’) was using the Twin Paradox to ‘demolish’ relativity. Meanwhile, sane physicists quietly persevered and developed the now-essential laboratory tool* known as Moessbauer spectroscopy (which depends – in effect – upon the twin paradox). Crackpots should realise that they are just ‘noises off’.

*At about the same time, people were arguing about whether antimatter really existed (some loonies still deny it). So how do they explain the existence of that other invaluable technique known as Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy?

Down Memory Lane

April 7, 2013

We wonder why Ron is today being so modest with regard to perpetual-motion scams such as cold fusion (aka LENR). Has he forgotten that he was involved in promoting the second-biggest perpetual-motion scam in recent history: the MEG? But first let us go back to the early 19th century. Following the discovery that current passing through a coil effectively produced a magnet and could attract ferromagnetic materials, some naive (to modern eyes) scientists tried to produce a current simply by winding a coil around a piece of iron. This was long before the first law of thermodynamics was universally accepted, and so they could not recognize the futility (and indeed fatuity)  of such experiments. It was left to Faraday to make the (now apparently obvious) discovery that relative movement was essential. Fast-forward to the start of the 21st century, and a modern-moron called Bearden patents the Motionless Electromagnetic Generator (wire-wrapped block) and claims that it produces energy. We note with astonishment that this patent was granted (proving that patents are not scientific proof) and fees were paid up to 2010 after it was foisted on a Canadian company. One wonders what persuades scientifically challenged patent examiners to make such stupid decisions. Could it be theoretical support from ‘experts’? Step forward Ron, sewage-worker Evans (Ceredigion), Lehnert (who supposedly recommended Ron for a civil-list pension), Vigier (who ‘could have worked with Einstein’ [dodged a bullet there Albert!]) and many other members of the Alpha Institute (then based in Hungary) including Bearden himself. Bearden of course is a notorious crackpot and is best known for buying his doctorate and for living in fear of being assassinated because of his ‘secret knowledge’. For this reason, he always carries a gun – so do not go near him when dressed in black, folks. Well, this ship of fools wrote a ‘scientific’ paper (Foundations of Physics Letters, 2001 [14] 387) ‘explaining’ how (sic) the MEG worked in terms of Sachs’ theory of electrodynamics. It is perhaps superfluous to add that Sachs is yet another notorious crackpot. This all explains why there was a later  Augean stable-cleaning exercise at FPL, and all of the previous crap was disowned by the new editor. Bearden and Ron were once very close and Ron (as editor) smuggled loony Bearden papers into reputable journals. It was also at Bearden’s behest that Ron wrote his criminal letter backing a fake cancer-cure. So, come on Ron, how come you are not currently pushing a perpetual-motion device that you have ‘proved’ to work?

Two Can Play At That Game

April 5, 2013

If Ron wants to put wordy nonsense on his blog, why post the drivelfest which is the stock-in-trade of Purcell? Why not post this instead? It is, after all, the work of his favourite Irishman.

      Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell and suffers like the divine Miranda with those who for reasons unknown but time will tell are plunged in torment plunged in fire whose fire flames if that continues and who can doubt it will fire the firmament that is to say blast hell to heaven so blue still and calm so calm with a calm which even though intermittent is better than nothing but not so fast and considering what is more that as a result of the labors left unfinished crowned by the Acacacacademy of Anthropopopometry of Essy-in-Possy of Testew and Cunard it is established beyond all doubt all other doubt than that which clings to the labors of men that as a result of the labors unfinished of Testew and Cunnard it is established as hereinafter but not so fast for reasons unknown that as a result of the public works of Puncher and Wattmann it is established beyond all doubt that in view of the labors of Fartov and Belcher left unfinished for reasons unknown of Testew and Cunard left unfinished it is established what many deny that man in Possy of Testew and Cunard that man in Essy that man in short that man in brief in spite of the strides of alimentation and defecation wastes and pines wastes and pines and concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the strides of physical culture the practice of sports such as tennis football running cycling swimming flying floating riding gliding conating camogie skating tennis of all kinds dying flying sports of all sorts autumn summer winter winter tennis of all kinds hockey of all sorts penicillin and succedanea in a word I resume flying gliding golf over nine and eighteen holes tennis of all sorts in a word for reasons unknown in Feckham Peckham Fulham Clapham namely concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown but time will tell fades away I resume Fulham Clapham in a word the dead loss per head since the death of Bishop Berkeley being to the tune of one inch four ounce per head approximately by and large more or less to the nearest decimal good measure round figures stark naked in the stockinged feet in Connemara in a word for reasons unknown no matter what matter the facts are there and considering what is more much more grave that in the light of the labors lost of Steinweg and Peterman it appears what is more much more grave that in the light the light the light of the labors lost of Steinweg and Peterman that in the plains in the mountains by the seas by the rivers running water running fire the air is the same and then the earth namely the air and then the earth in the great cold the great dark the air and the earth abode of stones in the great cold alas alas in the year of their Lord six hundred and something the air the earth the sea the earth abode of stones in the great deeps the great cold on sea on land and in the air I resume for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis the facts are there but time will tell I resume alas alas on on in short in fine on on abode of stones who can doubt it I resume but not so fast I resume the skull fading fading fading and concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis on on the beard the flames the tears the stones so blue so calm alas alas on on the skull the skull the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the labors abandoned left unfinished graver still abode of stones in a word I resume alas alas abandoned unfinished the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the skull alas the stones Cunard.
      Lucky’s speech from Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

So, Again, Where Are They?

April 4, 2013

” Each of these notes is equivalent to a conference lecture, so I have given about 1,500 conference lectures on EEC theory, to an audience so large that it would occupy three hundred thousand lecture theatres, each of a hundred people, or three thousand football stadia each of a hundred thousand people.”

And, apparently, they are all sworn to secrecy: never to mention, build upon or even criticize any of this work. One would think, wouldn’t one, that at least someone in this secret army of millions of converts might break rank. If that occurred, it would be difficult for them not to mention aias.us. So why is it, then, that when we google that term, the hits lead back only to Ron and his closest  acolytes? Ron is not wowing stadia … he is shouting down a well.

 

Colonel (Honorary) Turner-Thomas

April 2, 2013

It appears that we have been short-changing him. As well as his self-awarded knighthood, George Cross, Victoria Cross and other gongs, it seems that he has also helped himself to an honorary military commission; presumably in the Special Air Service.  Never before has the term ‘honorary’ been so inapt. We fear that not enough people know about this wonderful son of Wales, so we shall be sending his CV to some people who may not have heard of him. Top of our list is the Countess of Wessex. How pleased she will be to learn that she has a personal genealogist. Next on our list is the C-in-C at Hereford. How pleased he will be to learn that they can boast of a Victoria-Cross holder.  And it is not even a posthumous award … yet.

Cowardly Celtic Clown

April 2, 2013

“with acknowledgments to the Celtic Royal Genealogy site of Sir Arthur Turner Thomas, V. C.”

This is part of Ron’s reply to an e-mail from ATT, who indeed blatantly signs himself, ‘Sir Arthur’. This outrageous lie is, surprisingly, not a criminal offence unless it is used as part of a scam. This is presumably why plain Arthur Turner-Thomas scammed those artistes some years ago. We wonder why Ron cannot find his way to:

http://www.victoriacrosssociety.com/vcs_journal_index.htm

where ATT is clearly listed as being the only false claimant EVER. As Ron always complains, the Welsh are traditionally treated with little respect. Does it not occur to him that this attitude may owe a lot to the antics of  idiots like himself and ATT: a ‘scientist’ who exhibits no trace of normal scientific behavior and a liar who shows no trace of shame.

 

Beyond Parody

April 1, 2013

“Miles Mathis has also discussed this glaring error of EGR in great scholarly detail, and Mathis deserves to be studied carefully.”

Yes, and especially the ‘scholarly’ article in which he ‘proves’ that pi is equal to 4. How does Ron hope to be taken seriously if he maintains that Mathis ‘deserves to be studied’ (by anyone other than a psychiatrist*), suggests that Searl should be backed by the UK government (and why not; it gave £250000 to another antigravity nut) and has been known to muse on how the Bessler wheel perpetual-motion machine extracted energy from spacetime?  Ron is worthy of an unauthorized biography. We shall have to consider penning such a “warts … that’s all” expose. 

*There may be a medical excuse for the ‘mania of Mathis’: he uses large amounts of lead in his paintings, and lead has detrimental effects upon the brain.