Archive for August, 2013

Little Green Men

August 31, 2013

“It should be bourne in mind that the impact of www.aias.us is astounding, and it is fully archived in the National Libraries. ”

And just look at the top-flight material with which it has to compete (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-subject/ufos.htm): this is the third most popular topic! Never mind the quality, feel the bandwidth. 

By the way, what is the identity of that bourne? C’mon, is your basic problem poor education, or dyslexia? 

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Patently Absurd

August 31, 2013

“The secondary but practically important advance is that ECE has been accepted by patent offices as giving a satisfactory explanation of energy devices (www.et3m.net,www.upitec.org) that take energy from spacetime. ”

Ron is referring to tripe like this (http://www.google.com/patents/US20130175895. It has not been accepted by patent offices (even though many patent ‘experts’, such as Aspden and Valone, have been loons) because this document is still only an application. The homopolar motor/generator is very popular in the lunatic fringe because it does not obey simplistic ‘schoolboy’ rules of flux-cutting or flux-linking. Academic loonies are predominantly electrical engineers, so that figures. A correct explanation in fact requires the use of special relativity, and that is beyond them. Because of this, they regularly claim that homopolar devices defy the first law of thermodynamics or – equivalently – Newton’s third law. Kellum also believes that the humble Levitron toy is an antigravity machine.

Or perhaps Ron is thinking of ‘Dr’ Bearden’s ‘MEG’; another purported perpetual-motion machine. Many AIAS members once wrote a ‘scientific’ paper explaining  how it worked (even though if obviously did not).  The paper appeared in Foundations of Physics Letters; which is one reason why t’Hooft had to step in and metaphorically hose out that pig-sty of a publication.

Advice to the Lovelorn

August 31, 2013

If you use a nom-de-plume on your blog, do not use the same one on dating sites. Above all, do not include your true postcode, call yourself a well-educated  ‘director’ or give your correct height and weight.

Note added in (sort of) clarification: if HAL was IBM, then who is ldsqhb234?

Film Fun

August 31, 2013

“This film is is available by using google keywords “The Universe of Myron Evans” (fifty two minutes). ”

That is: didn’t/doesn’t make any money. Who indeed would pay to watch nonsense? Tugboat the narrator cannot pronounce the names of famous scientists, the caption-maker wrongly labels some photographs (why did nobody spot those faults?) and the whole thing was made by the family which is behind Steriwave (which sacked Ron) , behind a failed antigravity company (based upon the crackpot Volfson patent) and behind the dubious ‘boiler-room’ pushing of worthless shares. 

“If there is a script writer interested in making a film or documentary of AIAS work, please get in touch.”

But not if you have a reputation worth preserving, or expect to make any money

“There is a lot of material on www.aias.us which is archived in the national archives of Wales and all Britain in the British Library atwww.webarchive.org.uk , Science and technology Section from the National Library of Wales. ”

All sorts of rubbish is archived

“Keith Potter of Film Agency Wales advocates a documentary about the work of AIAS and ECE theory. ”

Prove it

“The latter has been read over thirty million times in the past decade and is accepted as mainstream science.”

It is accepted by nobody but a small group of crackpots. Readings mean nothing. Sure, nobody has criticised it, but neither have they quoted it, praised it or built upon it. 

“It gives a theoretical framework for new energy devices (www.et3m.net).”

If it predicts perpetual motion, then it is clearly wrong

“Such a film could be made in the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth under the overall direction of Kerry Pendergast, with Robert Cheshire as Director and perhaps script writer.”

Hilarious! We recommend the actor, Keith Allen, for overall control. He once made a film about a family of loony-tunes in Cardiff. Father, mother, son and daughter all had doctorates; some from a fake university in the US. The daughter had originally been a son, but had changed sex. As a boy, he won fame as the ‘little antiques expert with the candy-floss hair’ and even appeared on Oprah. He was not really an expert; his father secretly fed him the answers. His father had been in jail for burning down his shop to cover up financial shortcomings. His accountant was also a priest, and is best known as an expert on the paranormal. One just cannot make this stuff up, and we give these details to show that Allen is the best choice for the job of covering nests of nuts. Small problem: he turned on the above family and cut them to pieces (reputation-wise). They are regularly derided, and occasionally beaten-up, by passers-by. We apologize to the family for mentioning them in connection with Ron; they must still have some pride. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814192/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl)

Note

August 28, 2013

“This process was mentioned by Cecil Monk in a third year course during my undergraduate degree in about 1970 and was studied by people like Bethe in the early twentieth century. My notes for this undergraduate course is now in the archives of my autobiography volume 2. It was taught in a fairly simple minded way. Looking at Google keywords “electron positron annihilation kinetic energy” I find the process described in a CERN course in a shockingly careless and equally simple minded way, with grammatical and other errors.”

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy is now a standard laboratory technique for the investigation of lattice defects in solids. It has yielded millions of self-consistent results. Trying to question the validity of the underlying theory will have about the same success as trying to unspread butter. But, of course, that applies to all of the AIAS activities.

Crothered Again

August 28, 2013

“As discussed in many well read UFT papers and essays on www.aias.us ”

‘Well read’? Looked at and downloaded, perhaps, but read? Or believed? Nah.

“the geometrical connection is antisymmetric in its lower two indices”

It has been comprehensively shown that Ron cannot handle indices properly: 

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

“this fact is alone sufficient to refute the entire Einsteinian theory.”

What about the prediction of black holes by Newtonian theory? Crothers does not even seem to know whether he is targeting a black hole or a naked singularity.

“Essay 80 and its broadcast by Robert Cheshire lists fifty seven of the numerous refutations available of the entire Einsteinian theory, its basic field equation included.”

Putting nonsense into a different format does not make  it any the less nonsensical. And what made a merchant-navy sailor, and tug-boat captain, an authority?

“None of these people debating Stephen Crothers know the first thing about geometry, so they are dogmatists. On a psychological level, paranoid projection is being used, Stephen Crothers being tarred as the epitome of evil, and it is seen that the dogmatists employ gutter personal abuse. ”

Why not post Crothers’ CV and let people see his background? 

PS: Hurry up and subscribe; we need those blankets. Doncha just love it when a plan comes together?

Hooray!

August 28, 2013

Membership of the American Chemical Society extended to Kerry Pendergast

August 28, 2013

This is good news, and congratulations to Kerry, who is also a chemist by training.”

Hurry up and subscribe, Penderghastly, we need another blanket! Hmm, isn’t Gareth-the-Sewage also a chemist?

Not to be a wet blanket…..

August 27, 2013

Today Ron shared this exciting news :

“I have been invited to become a member of the ACS following two anonymous nominations for which I am most grateful.”

I’m sure you are grateful Ron. As soon as you cough up the membership fees, look what the people who referred, er, I mean “nominated” you will receive… 

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/membership-and-networks/acs/getamember.html

“Since 2006 the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign has been offering current Members the opportunity to recruit new paid members and receive a unique Periodic Table of the Elements blanket. “

So hurry up and scrape together the Membership fees Ron, Someone who wants that sweet, sweet blanket, is depending on you.

 

 

Did Feynman Know of Ron?

August 26, 2013

“There were lot of fools at the conference – pompous fools – and pompous fools drive me up the wall. Ordinary fools are alright; you can talk to them and try to help them out. But pompous fools – guys who are fools and covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus – THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is alright. But a dishonest fool is terrible!”

Richard Feynman, Surely You’re Joking

Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself, Ron

August 25, 2013

“This is characterised by distrust and constant suspicion that people have sinister motives, excessive trust in their own knowledge and abilities, lack of any close relationship, cold and distant character. They read hostile intentions into actions of others, and look for hidden meanings. They are quick to challenge the loyalty of friends for no reason at all, and carry long, bitter grudges. They are relentlessly suspicious and shift, or project, blame on to others. There are many bitter and lonely people like this lurking in anonymity on the net …”

… and all too prominently in Craigcefnparc 

Setting a Precedent

August 24, 2013

“This can be measured accurately from the attached overview book from 29th Feb. 2005 onwards. It is phenomenal and unprecedented.”

How many more times? This is not proof of  anything. And the longer that this goes on, the longer that this ‘unprecedented interest’ fails to crystallize  into any sort of  development by real scientists, the more pathetic this ‘evidence’ looks.

“The Civil List Pension and its concomitant award of arms at the rank of Gentleman has the same status in Britain as a Baron or life Peer rather than knighthood,”

Outright lies. Ask the awards Committee (when you send your template letter) and the College of Arms

” In a similar way, a degree or F. R. S. cannot be removed.”

We have always found this to be a great pity. If only a scientist who broke the rules could be censured in the same way as other professionals (surgeons, priests, lawyers, engineers).

” It goes without saying that no national honour is ever removed for opinion.”

There is always a first time for everything, and making a mockery of  a nation’s scientific standing is a good start. 

 

Disgusting Believers

August 24, 2013

“There is an interesting debate on youtube in which Peter Atkins is easily defeated in debate by William Lane Craig.  …  I think that Atkins has a false reputation, in a debate with William Lane Craig he was reduced to complete silence.”

Incredibly depraved views can reduce anyone to silence. According to Craig, an ‘omnibenevolent’ God might well permit genocides and natural disasters because of the salutary effect of such disasters   (Book review, Heythrop Journal, 2009, 50, 538). This recalls the opinion of that other disgusting god-botherer: the one who claimed that the Holocaust was good because it ‘had given the Jews a chance to be noble’. No wonder that Atkins told him to ‘rot in Hell’. Did you know, Ron, that because of the existence of God, your theory is wrong.

See? Anyone can use such blanket-religiosity to make a vacuous, but powerful-sounding, point.

Faraday is Spinning in his Grave

August 24, 2013

I was appointed a Civil List Pensioner at the age of 55 on Feb. 29th 2005″

A mistake to be rectified.

“and since then great strides have been made in ECE and the development of a new system of education in physics.”

The ‘strides’ are illusory and ‘deception’ would be a better term than ‘education’.

“The interest in my work and that of AIAS is at an unprecedented level and all ECE papers are in Google Scholar and recognized as mainstream physics of outstanding quality.”

There is no interest in any of those things; Google (and even more so, Scopus) shows that nobody cites them but Ron and his gang.

[Faraday] developed the relation between gravity and electricity and developed electromagnetic field theory.

That was one of his failures. Looking for such a relationship was ‘begging the question’, and it led nowhere. There is still no proven relationship of the type that he sought. He introduced the concept of the magnetic field, but it was developed by Clerk Maxwell; Faraday had no mathematics. 

“Since I was appointed Civil List Pensioner my life work has been archived in the National Archives both sides of the Atlantic.”

Check the archives; there is all sorts of nonsense. The cheaper that storage becomes, the lower the quality of what is stored.

“The new system of education developed at AIAS consists of publication of papers and books open source, and we have our own journal.”

It is open-source because nobody would buy it, and also avoids peer-review. Nobody reads it anyway.

“As in Faraday’s time, the work is refereed post publication, by the way in which it is received.”

Nonsense. All sorts of hoops had to be jumped through in those days. ECE is completely ignored.

“ECE has been received to unprecedented acclaim, easily as much as the acclaim given to Faraday in his time.”

A barefaced lie.

“From feedback analysis it is seen that this interest is permanent.”

Again with the ‘feedback’, which cannot be evaluated and never leads anywhere. Where are all of the expected e-mails offering praise? Why does nobody ever contact us and defend ECE?

“In 2008 I was raised to Armiger.”

‘Raised’? Or ‘applied for and paid a fee’ ?

“My rank of Gentleman is equivalent to knighthood in contemporary times.”

Rubbish.

“I think that the Sandemanian principles made Faraday refuse State honours, but I am not sure.”

Quite. Faraday broke with that sect for several years. He could then have taken honours to spite them if he had wanted to. Faraday’s religiosity is the only fault that can be found with his rationality.

“I was appointed a Civil List Pensioner because of my outstanding contributions to chemical and theoretical physics.”

Such distinctions usually come with some sort of citation. Why has it never been posted? All that we have seen is a ‘payslip’ from the Treasury.

“I was considered outstanding when still a graduate student, and produced what are considered by others to be a brilliant Ph. D. and D. Sc. Thesis.”

By whom? The same people whom he now derides? So much for their judgement.

“I held a distinction higher than full professor, the D. Sc. degree”

A professorship is a post; not an academic qualification. We seem to recall that Professor Atkins’ ex-wife went from  Director of the Royal Institution to a seat in the House of Lords on the back of a PhD. She also won the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize. We shall have to ask her what she thinks of Ron. 

“… have won a world record number of prestigious Fellowships all in open competition.”

Looks good to laymen; looks like a game of pass-the-parcel to an academic.

” I have sustained the highest quality of publication for over forty years, and have now produced over a thousand scholarly papers and books with a handful of co authors.”

Unfortunately, the last 30 years have produced only unaccepted theories and the co-authors have been of ever-decreasing quality .

“These are some of the reasons why I was appointed a Civil List Pensioner.”

Where is the citation to that effect? Why is the event not mentioned in Hansard, if parliament supposedly debated it?

“I am simply among the best physicists of my generation.”

Hilarious. That notorious medical certificate did not mention delusions of grandeur

” I have been nominated a few times for a Wolf Prize, probably also a Nobel Prize and certainly for other awards, including the Milner Foundation award.”

Meaningless. We have shown elsewhere that the Nobel committee keeps a crackpot file for such cases. No doubt so do the other award committees.

“The great beauty of ECE is that all the most important equations of physics can be derived from it,”

What about the equation for centrifugal force; which supposedly does not exist according to ECE?

“and it can be applied to important fields of new energy such as energy from spacetime,”

This is where the fantasy collides with reality. There is no experimental evidence for perpetual motion, or antigravity, and so any theory which predicts them is clearly wrong. Real physicists use the impossibility of perpetual motion as a ‘tool’ to keep their theoretical ruminations ‘on track’. Ron long-ago left the rails.

“it has changed the attitude of patent offices towards devices of this kind.”

Contrary to popular belief, Patent Offices accept applications for crackpot inventions, but rarely grant them. There are thousands of ungranted ones; all neatly printed out as if they were valid; hence the public’s confusion. Here is an interesting case: there was a storm of protest some years ago when a patent was granted on a supposed antigravity machine. The inventor, ironically enough, was a sewage engineer. Ron will be pleased to hear that the inventor was snapped up by Steriwave and made the director (together with Ron’s old friend, Eyre) of a company charged with the invention’s exploitation. Needless to say, the company soon failed.

“I was nominated by the Royal Society for the Civil List Pension, and this is equivalent to Fellowship of the Royal Society.”

Which Royal Society? There is a petition which blames it on the RS of London, but the RS of Chemistry seems to be the more likely culprit. In either case, pension = Fellowship is a lie.

“The AIAS group goes from strength to strength and our journal is published by Victor Riecansky of Cambridge International Science Publishing”

Where is the proof? Why is it not mentioned; even in the loony-tune journals? Why is Riecansky’s company regularly threatened with striking-off by Companies House?

“Our scholarship is among the best in the world”

One can almost define ‘scholarship’ by stating that it is whatever the AIAS gang does not do!

Faraday, by the way, hated crackpots. When Davy wrongly accused him of plagiarism, Faraday was not that riled. However, he was annoyed when Baden Powell made silly claims about gyroscopes at the Royal Institution, he threw Byron’s daughter (supposedly the first ‘computer programmer’) out of his lab when she asked to work with him (because she wanted to investigate mesmerism) and one can almost hear the ‘deleted expletives’ when he wrote to a friend about his investigation of ‘table-turners’.

We are aficionadi of crackpots; Ron is simply one of many, and of interest only because he has fooled non-scientists at such a high level.

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Eh?!

August 23, 2013

“Many thanks to Alex Hill! This announcement shows that Glaxo has taken up the kind of research that has been carried out so brilliantly by the Alex Hill group”

There is no sign on the et3m site of any such research being carried out. The very suggestion is comical. It would require the consent of human subjects. We have already posted images of the derelict-looking et3m ‘laboratory’. It looks more like the sort of place where one might have a kidney stolen than help in health research.  One of us is currently making enquiries in Mexico as to why the company and its director do not appear in official records.  In our opinion it is clearly a scam which is based upon the old trick of playing with AC power-factors and other subtleties of electromagnetism. We know how to pull even better tricks; such as having the same meter, connected to the same contacts, give different readings … depending upon who is holding it. Hill is clearly a scientific ignoramus; claiming that dams extract nett energy from gravity.  Note also that the company will not let its devices out of Mexico (trading standards are probably higher elsewhere) and will not divulge the identities of those who supposedly buy the devices.

 

Template Letter

August 23, 2013

Our readers are invited to copy this draft, and snail-mail it to the relevant address.

Honours Forfeiture Committee,
Cabinet Office,
Honours Secretariat,
Ground Floor,
Room G39,
1 Horse Guards Road,
London
SW1A 2HQ,

In view of the behaviour described below, I request that the honours forfeiture committee consider removal of the Civil List Pension awarded to Dr Myron Wyn Evans.  There is overwhelming  evidence extant on the internet to the effect that he has brought this symbolic honour into serious disrepute; not only devaluing its current status but insulting the memories of the great British scientists who were its previous recipients. If the committee feels that it is unqualified to tranche scientific matters, a panel of bona fide scientists should be convened under the leadership of Her Majesty’s Chief Scientific Advisor.  The  offences committed by Dr Evans include:

Offering (as an unqualified person) his ‘expert’ backing of quack cancer-cures. This is a criminal offence under the 1939 Cancer Act

Misinforming Her Majesty’s Prime Minister as to the scientific validity of global warning, wind-power turbines and high-energy particle research at CERN

Misinforming Her Majesty’s Prime Minister as to the scientific validity of certain alternative energy sources (commonly known as ‘perpetual motion’)

Recommending that Her Majesty’s government should give financial backing to one particular ‘free-energy’ inventor who is also a known felon. It is very probable that one of Her Majesty’s government’s development agencies has already been defrauded by the felon’s brother.

Colluding in the attempted founding, contrary to current law,  of a private university

Masquerading, until cautioned, as the Official Scientific Advisor to the Welsh Assembly

Denigrating the scientific status of Her Majesty’s Royal Society and of its Fellows

Claiming that his Civil List  Pension is equivalent to the Order-of-Merit

Claiming that his ‘armiger’ status is equivalent to one of the lower orders of nobility

Using, presumably without permission, your own address as his affiliation on dubious scientific papers

Using legal threats to silence legitimate scientific criticism of his perpetual motion claims

Defaming, without evidence, the character of scientists in other countries

Calling for the secession of Wales from Her Majesty’s United Kingdom and for its nuclear defence by a foreign power. This must amount to sedition, if not treason.

I feel that these misdeeds are more than sufficient reason for removal of the honour. Fortunately, the tabloid press takes little interest in scientific matters. However, there is always the danger that the misguided award of a Civil List Pension to an enemy of rational science will come to public attention; thus causing considerable embarrassment.

Yours faithfully,

………………………………………………………………..

We are sure that we have missed some points. Readers are welcome to fill in the gaps in their own version.

‘Hate Mail’

August 20, 2013

‘”This hate mail was posted on my blog on Sept. 13th. 2012. It was post marked Charlotte, North Carolina. The South Wales and Charlotte police were both alerted to its existence.”

Looks like friendly joshing to us. Due to the poor handwriting, we were initially baffled as to what this was about. Having now deciphered the key word, we should explain to the uninitiated/newcomer that this concerns the episode at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte when a student complained anonymously that Ron was waging chemical warfare on his classes via poor bodily hygeine (it seems that Charlotte often suffers under high humidity). Ron of course launched a witch-hunt to track down the offending student and presumably have him punished. Unfortunately for Ron, the entire department took the student’s side. We do not have any inside first-hand knowledge concerning this: Ron helpfully posted the entire story on his blog years ago.  The real question is why anyone would divulge such embarassing information about himself. We could insert a rather crude (but popular) expression here by way of explanation, one which neatly sums up someone’s unthinking arrogance, but we won’t. One of our commenters will surely fill in the missing phrase.

 

Helping Ron with English … Again

August 19, 2013

“Some months ago I made an enquiry about the site of internment of my grandparents, William John and Gwenllian Evans.”

After ‘comparitive’, ‘conical sections’, ‘garriage’, etc., comes this. Were they really imprisoned as potentially dangerous aliens? Or does Ron not know the difference between ‘internment’ and ‘interment’?

Birds of a Feather

August 18, 2013

“The success and coherence of AIAS is based paradoxically on the fact that the Fellows are dispersed throughout the world, which means that a certain level of international protocol is always maintained”

This is, in fact, the standard pattern for all crackpot groups (except perhaps for ‘Dr’ Bearden’s arrogantly named  ‘Association of Distinguished American Scientists‘).  The world has to be scoured to find suitable sciolists (those who will not challenge the leader) and the sciolists then hide under the comforting wing of a supposed genius academic. The order is reversed, strangely, in the case of John Searl. Due to his undoubted charisma, one finds  qualified engineers eagerly cosying-up to that complete ignoramus. Ron has also fallen under his spell, and this is why the AIAS site has a link to Searl.  

Goebbels Would be Ashamed

August 18, 2013

“As a J. P. you will know that stalking and participating in a hate blog are criminal offences: aggravated harassment. You are listed as a company director with zero assets, having resigned from three directorships. You were a director at Tower Colliery from 4/11/1994 to 3/5/2001 and resigned. It was closed in 2008. ”

Dr Goebbels was, surprisingly, of the opinion that one should always tell the truth because, as he noted, it would be too embarrassing to be caught out in a lie and no further propaganda would be believed.  Official records (Companies House is such a fun place) show that Clifford Layton  Jones was associated with Goitre Tower Anthracite Limited (current book value: £2,400,000) and with Tower Colliery Limited (current book value: £10,900,000).  He was also a director of the Benevolent Fund of The South Wales Institute of Engineers which, when it was voluntarily wound up, had a book value of £79,100.  Of course, this says nothing about personal assets (why would Companies House do so?), but these data completely undermine Ron’s implication. Ron, meanwhile, has just wound up his company – which had assets of £2.

Bob ‘éminence grise’ Gray

August 18, 2013

“The ECE theory was created in March 2003, and thewww.aias.us website was created in 2002 by the first webmaster, Robert Gray of Biophan Inc., New York State. ”

Gray has a finger in a number of crackpot fields. He was associated with John Searl, until the latter supposedly sacked him. Gray no longer believes in Searl’s ‘law-of-the-squares’ numerological explanation for Searl’s ‘SEG’, but still believes in the machine itself. That is, he believes that a certain arrangement of permanent magnets will not only rotate of its own accord and thus produce energy but will also levitate. One can thus appreciate just how firm the foundations of AIAS are, and why its leitmotif is still very much perpetual motion. But that is not all: Gray has also patented a ‘magnetic bubble’ device that superficially resembles Searl’s SEG … but on a microscopic scale. Nothing wrong with that: magnetic bubble devices are real science. However, Gray claims that his little rotating bubbles will propel the solid within which they are located. That contravenes Newton’s laws and plants Gray  firmly in the lunatic fringe.  

Marquis Who’s Not

August 18, 2013

“The well known physicists from Britain are the usual ones: Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and myself included. There are not many Fellows of the Royal Society in Marquis. They are in the British “Who’s Who”, for what that is worth.”

Ron is ‘well known’ only in the lunatic fringe. But, leaving that aside, the reason for the omission of many celebrities from Marquis is that they know that this formerly reputable reference source has now become a mere vanity-publication. Of course, Marquis sometimes does not get it right and allows nonentities in who cannot subsequently afford to buy its rip-off mahogany plaques. Perhaps we should write to one of the genuine Who’s Who publications, and ask why Ron is not included. The reply would probably make interesting reading.

Impact of ECE Theory

August 16, 2013

Er … it has had none. If it has had ‘unprecedented’ impact, where is the proof? Nobody cites it except Ron and his own private lunatic fringe, and visits to the AIAS site mean nothing if the intent is unknown. Where are the thousands of personal e-mails that might be expected on the basis of millions of visits? Ron would be unable to resist posting them; he was delighted even to get mail from a schoolboy! Matters are not helped by Ron’s association with, and enthusiasm for, perpetual motion. He has recommended that the crook, John Searl, should get funding from the UK government, and there is a link to Searl on the AIAS website. His Teutonic friends are well known in German  free-energy (perpetual motion) circles. He is playing -down the counter-bary (anti-gravity) claims of late, but the ludicrous Mr Kellum is still a staff-member. We could make more technical objections, but most of our readers would not follow them. But here is a general example of Ron’s intellectual dishonesty. He recently cited a paper by a Professor Wagener which, he claimed, supported his recent scattering arguments. Wagener manages to get published only in Progress in Physics (a pseudoscientific rag edited by one of Ron’s friends) and in the Croix Rouge journal; which has nothing to do with international rescue but has everything to do with the Rosicrucians (yes, they of the small-ad columns). Wagener’s paper was based upon a paper by a Dr MacKinnon (a philosopher [sic] who somehow managed to get a paper into the American Journal of Physics). His dubious conclusions were quickly slapped down by Professor Schlegel (a physicist). Now – if the reader is still with us – MacKinnon’s objections to the original DeBroglie  work also apply to Ron’s current calculations. So, right or wrong, why is Ron not ‘taking them on board’?

The Relativity of Nutters

August 14, 2013

This is not special relativity nor general relativity, of course, but just good old Galilean relativity: that of the moving boat versus the shore. It can be applied metaphorically to the reasoning of the lunatic fringe. Thus, Ron today slavers over the prospect of ordering a mahogany plaque from Marquis. From his point of view, the inclusion of he and his friends in Marquis means that they are ‘moving forwards or upwards’ in some sense.  To real scientists, however, their inclusion means that Marquis is going backwards (down-hill in fact).  Why does Ron not mention the fact  that his former collaborator, ‘Dr’ Bearden, is in Marquis. And what about John Searl, the notorious investment-scam artist? He told the editors of Marquis that he had earned a BA degree (from an orphanage!) at the age of 14. What does that say about the standards required by that vanity publication? It is not as though Bearden and Searl are unknown to Ron: Gareth ‘the sewage’ Evans and other AIAS staff provided theoretical ‘validation’ of Bearden’s perpetual motion machine (the MEG) some years ago.  There is a permanent link to one of Searl’s websites on aias.us, and Searl returns the compliment. Ron and Searl, what a meeting of minds: the most notorious street-level crackpot and the most disgraceful recipient of a Civil-List pension.

That Curious DSc

August 5, 2013

One thing that puzzles us is how such a self-proclaimed genius, and youngest recipient of the DSc degree could have allowed his career to plummet in such a spectacular fashion and to end up in an abrupt dead-end, churning out unread nonsense papers and basking in the adulation of other crackpots.  We think that this may be due to a well-known management strategy. That is, when a particularly valuable member of staff is head-hunted by a rival company, his current employers may deliberately give him a poor reference, and downplay his usefulness. On the other hand, if they are saddled with a particularly obnoxious employee, it is in their best interests to praise him to the heavens and thus foist him on someone … anyone … else. What better accolade than a  DSc to tempt the short-sighted.