Archive for February, 2014

Vanity Publication

February 28, 2014

“I have added Franklin Amador to the list of Fellows who are or have been in “Marquis Who’s Who”, sixteen of them in all.”

“These are position [sic] and noteworthy achievements of value to society. ”

It also includes the petty-thief and conman, ‘professor’ John Searl, a collaborator of whom originally controlled, ‘Dr’ Thomas Bearden (former friend of Ron who believes that the Japanese mafia controls the weather using ‘interferometers’), plus ‘Dr’ Thomas Valone and Paul LaViolette (both big in perpetual-motion and antigravity circles). Yep, Marquis is sooo discerning.

Footnote: it also includes Fucilla employees, Waldyr Rodrigues and Jeremy Dunning-Davies (‘electric-sky’ enthusiast who believes that Laithwaite’s gyroscopes really did defy gravity) and Boris Volfson (a sewage engineer who patented an antigravity machine and was backed by Fucilla, who set up a company to develop it). Also included is Ron’s old friend, Lakhtakia. Hey, perhaps some of us are in there; it is so easy to slip into, rather like dog-mess on a pavement.

Congratulations to University of Wales at Aberystwyth

February 27, 2014

“The system was totally corrupt and did not know how to deal with a world record holder (youngest recipient of a D. Sc. by modern rules). ”

Congratulations on spotting a ‘bad un’ very early on and keeping him out of academia. Imagine  the damage that he might otherwise be doing now (like that American professor who says that one of the buildings was deliberately demolished using Thermite on 9/11). Special mention to UNCC, for finally chucking Ron out.


Congratulations to Rossi

February 27, 2014

Mission accomplished. Many people wonder why crackpots keep plugging away at impossible inventions like perpetual motion and antigravity. The secret is that the crackpots know that there are plenty of suckers out there who possess more money than sense. There is also the ‘Beatles Effect’, where a middle-management employee is so terrified of being sacked for failing to back a ‘rising star’ that he will (mis)use company-money ‘just in case’. This must be what happened when DARPA (the US’s top-secret weapons-development arm) wasted money on the laughable ‘hafnium bomb’ or when NASA wasted millions on trying to reproduce Podkletnov’s incompetently-obtained results. The CIA of course did not have to justify (or even count)  their financial backing of Geller-type ‘psychics’ who claimed to be able to peer mystically into Russian missile silos or kill goats by staring at them. The wealthy are often gullible: MacDonald (of MacDonald-Douglas) set up a lab to investigate psychic phenomena, the aerospace entrepreneur Bigelow believes in just about anything, LearJet Lear was a ufologist and one of the richest (after Gates) internet pioneers has applied for a patent on a silly ‘spinning-wheel’ type of antigravity drive. At one of the many crackpot conferences, a speaker ‘broke ranks’ and actually spelled out another explanation: if a company backs a sure-fire failure, it can write-off all of the costs (plus more) against tax.  This is why Ron keeps hinting that the AIAS  might get money (when he is not suggesting that the UK government should back the conman, Searl).  We hope that somebody does back Ron. As soon as people get to know about him, he is finished. Footnote: isn’t it interesting that NC is involved. Perhaps Ron should move back there to help. Just imagine all of the fun that our friends in Charlotte could have; laughing at the clown in Raleigh!

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

February 26, 2014

” My ambition is to install the first E Cat reactor or similar LENR device in Craig Cefn Parc. ”

But hurry, before Rossi ends up in gaol (again)



Electrical Engineers, a Suitable Case for Treatment

February 26, 2014

“Many thanks again to Axel Westrenius! This is an article that proves that peer review is a very weak system, as if we didn’t know. I write this as one of the most peer reviewed scientists in history, having produced over a thousand papers and books. The article describes how one hundred and thirty gibberish papers”

It is significant that these were foisted on the electrical engineering community, which is well known to be decidedly gullible/flaky. Most of the well-known crackpots (Laithwaite, Aspden, Valone, Puthoff, …) were/are self-confessed electrical engineers. How many AIAS ‘fellows’  have a similar background? You count! Ron also does not seem to have noticed that Scott is friends with Dunning-Davies, who thinks that Laithwaite’s gyroscopes really did defy gravity. Dunging-Davies was a big friend of Ron’s, and an AIAS fellow, before he decided to side with the more successful pseudoscientist, Fucilla (would-be founder of the Myron Evans university). One of Fucilla’s companies was set up to develop an antigravity machine; perhaps that was the attraction. Rodrigues is also with Fucilla, which makes his criticism of Ron less believable (fortunately, mathematics does not take sides). Dunging-Davies, like Scott and many other loonies, thinks that electromagnetism is more important than gravity at the cosmological scale ( ). Ron and his journal cannot, of course, be fooled by extraneous fake papers because he (and his coven) provide all of the papers, peer-review the papers, edit the papers (often badly), publish the papers … and read the papers (because nobody else will). Riecansky should worry in case Ron realises that he can also print the journal himself. 

High Scholarly and Ethical Standards? Ha Ha

February 25, 2014

“These are implicitly acknowledged by the worldwide interest in our work.”

Claiming, without proof, to enjoy a large and devoted  following is certainly not ethical!

“I would like to think of AIAS and UPITEC as a group of like minded intellectuals, to whom science is an art, not work that they have to do for a salary.”

They are in fact the halt and lame of science; either completely unqualified, or qualified in an irrelevant subject. Nobody would give them a salary to do physics, even if they wanted one.

“It is an entirely voluntary organization so there is never any pressure or hurry.”

Ditto; it is perforce voluntary because nobody would employ them to do physics.

“The last place I would want to be is a contemporary group with people being driven to get tenure and all the rest of it.”

That’s convenient, for it is last place where you would be wanted; as the past has already proved. 

Horst Eckardt

February 25, 2014

aka Siemens Stain: perpetual-motion (‘free energy’) believer, and perpetual embarrassment to a  great company.


Ron & AIAS: Hits in the Lunatic Fringe

February 25, 2014

… and nowhere else!

For your delectation:,_143341.html


Article Nails Ron

February 24, 2014

“There are, however, two major challenges when addressing scientific impact. First, scientists benefit from being perceived as having a large impact.  Thus, a sound measure of scientific impact must resist manipulation. Second, a sound measure of impact must, arguably, reward quality over quantity. Indeed, one of the risks of the broad use of bibliometric-based measures is the change in publication patterns of scientists with the goal of inflating their own apparent impact. These manipulation efforts are likely related to observed increases in publication rates and in questionable self-citation practices.”

This is from:–Measuring-Impact/

Now go to Google Scholar, look up any of Ron’s post-UNCC (where he crashed and burned) papers or books, and work out the percentage of citations that is due to Ron himself. Add to that the percentage of citations due to Ron’s coven and the total is more-or-less 100%.  Of course, that sleazy ploy of self-citation is nowhere near as bad as counting every hit on a website as being supportive. That is pathetic.

Grandiose Nonsense

February 23, 2014

“This took place yesterday at the prestigious Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in UC Santa Barbara and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in Cambridge, so the standard model of physics is being quietly replaced by a physics based on the correct mathematics. ”

The delusions of the Queen’s Pseudoscientist (by appointment) become ever more overblown. Firstly, it was claimed that random visitors to AIAS  (see our ‘Boss Button’ theory) were merely looking at the nonsense papers. Then it was claimed that they were ‘consulting’ somehow with the site. Now it is claimed that mere clicking on the AIAS site constitutes something ‘taking place’; elevating it to the equivalent of a mini-conference. Whatever is taking place is certainly ‘quiet’. Ron is the Clown Prince of Crackpots; ignored by real scientists, his only friends other fruit-loops and conmen.