Archive for July, 2014

Blind To Irony?

July 31, 2014

“This repellent UKIP fringe nationalism has been evident to me for a long time. It is a passing madness, but can amplify itself and cause trouble. If allowed to do so totalitariansim is just around the corner, and baiting of minorities. I have long advocated a complete ban on monoglot immigration into Wales, compulsory education in Welsh for all, and the establishment of Welsh language areas. By monoglot I mean people who are able to speak only their own language without being obliged by law to display full personal competence in Welsh” Some people indeed find UKIP repellent because of its nationalism and its desire to restrict legal immigration into the UK. Can Ron not see the irony in the fact that, having pointed this out, he then immediately applies that same philosophy to Wales? And the parallel does not end there: Mr Farage (leader of UKIP) wants to keep foreigners out … unless it affects him. His wife is German. Ron has out-done him: his first wife was American and his second from Latvia. Both were imported into Wales. There is no sign that either of them bothered to learn Welsh; thus breaking Ron’s no-monoglot ruling. Ron should try to be a politician again; he is certainly two-faced enough.

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Overblown

July 31, 2014

“These attached files show essentially unanimous international confidence in ECE theory and a total rejection of those who tried to misrepresent it and censor it, people like ‘t Hooft, Rodrigues and Bruhn, and the farcical Lakhtakia, the so called Wikipedia “moderator”. There is nowhere for them to hide now. Essentially every dogmatic Wikipedia entry is now matched by an ECE entry representing true Baconian science as opposed to unscientific dogma. Congratulations and many thanks to all staff!”

And yet nobody mentions it, not even in the lunatic fringe. Papers about it are referenced almost entirely by Ron and AIAS  ‘staff’, plus a few critical papers and a scattering of isolated loonies. Why has Ron’s own ‘flagship’ journal folded if the theory is so successful? Why did his biographer have to write a favorable review of his own book?! Why are the other reviews all negative? Would not a revolutionary theory encourage its converts to comment favorably on its inventor’s life story? The plain truth is that this is just a nest of pathetic pseudoscientists, and its only novelty is that deluded persons, possessing more power than scientific knowledge, awarded Ron a Civil List pension. This act insulted the memory of great scientists such as Faraday and, if more people knew (or cared) about such things, it would make a laughing-stock of British science.      

 

Back-Sliding

July 30, 2014

“Many thanks to Sir Arthur Turner Thomas for a very interesting direct line history on Celtic Royal Genealogy.”

We thought that we had successfully weaned Ron off his belief that Turner-Thomas has a knighthood, or indeed holds any honours at all. He does not even enjoy any more  the dubious distinction of being the only known false claimant of a Victoria Cross,

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

Ron does himself no favours by associating himself with such a despicable person.

 

Dubious Diaries

July 29, 2014

” In the past four years the interest in the diary has almost tripled. It is a private diary like Kilvert’s diary of my ancestral village of Cleirwy or Clyro in Powys, just across the river from Hay on Wye. ”

One does not want to be too much like Kilvert.  A lot of his diary was destroyed by protective relatives, but some of the surviving bits are still highly suspicious,

23rd August 1871

I had not been long in the house when Hannah’s beautiful seven year old child Carrie gradually stole up to me and nestled close in my arms. Then she laid her warm temples and soft round cheek lovingly to mine and stole first one arm then the other round my neck. Her arms tightened round my neck and she pressed her face closer and closer to mine, kissing me again and again. Then came the old, old story, the sweet confession as old as human hearts, “I do love you so. Do you love me?” “Yes” said the child, lovingly clinging still closer with fresh caresses and endearments. “You little bundle” said her mother laughing and much amused. I wish I could take you with me. “You would soon grow tired of her” said her mother. “No”, said the child with the perfect trust and confidence of love, “he said he wouldn’t” An hour flew like a few seconds. I was in heaven. A lodger came in and sat down, but I was lost to everything but love and the embrace and the sweet kisses and caresses of the child. It seemed as if we could not part we loved each other so. At last it grew dusk and with one long loving clasp and kiss I reluctantly rose to go. It was hard to leave the child. When I went away she brought me the best flower she could find in the garden. I am exhausted with emotion.

A diary best kept private. Contemporaries noted that he was particularly diligent in some of his parochial duties, which included the corporal punishment of young girls.

The child was in bed upstairs. I sat down by the bed and took her little hot hand. She seemed very feverish but was quite sensible and appeared to be much softened and humbled. If so the severe chastisement she has undergone may have had a happy effect and have broken her self-will and cured her of her faults. Her parents very wisely have not spared her nor the rod.

Autres temps, autres moeurs, or age-old perversion? Trust the religious to ‘fill their boots’. A propos, his diary 13th July 1875:

One beautiful girl stood entirely naked on the sand, and there as  she half sat, half reclined sideways, leaning upon her elbow, with her knees bent and her legs and feet partly drawn back and up, she was a model for a sculptor, there was the supple slender waist, the gentle down and tender swell of the bosom and the budding breasts, the graceful rounding of the delicately beautiful limbs and above all the soft and exquisite curves of the rosy dimpled bottom and broad white thigh. Her dark hair fell in thick masses on her white shoulders as she threw her head back and looked out to sea. She seemed a Venus Anadyomene fresh risen from the waves.

 

More Two-Facedness

July 27, 2014

“Wind Street Swansea is a particular black spot, with regular and dangerous violence caused by alcohol, drugs and assorted vices such as legalized gambling. All this lot should be shut down.”

Everybody knows by now that Ron indulges in a great deal of Orwellian doublethink. He likes to claim, for instance, that he is an ’employee of the Queen’ and yet advocates complete separation of Wales from the UK and its nuclear defence by a foreign power. He wants a ban on non-Welsh and non Welsh-speakers moving into his village, and yet has himself  imported at least two of each. And now he is fulminating about gambling in Swansea. Have you conveniently forgotten Ron that one of your wife’s daughters once worked in a Swansea casino; not a stone’s throw from Wind street in fact.

 

Deflated

July 24, 2014

” It is estimated that if all or nearly all of the initial endowment discussed yesterday is invested according to my precise instructions, the Trust Fund will reach about 1.3 thousand million U. S. dollars at the end of 125 years at 7% per annum, a proven and realistic growth rate.”

It is true that 7%pa growth over 125 years multiplies the capital by 4709.5. However, the inflation since 1890 has devalued money by a factor of 110; with most of that devaluation occurring  during the past 5 decades.  In fact, the inflation versus time graph suggests a loss in value of well over 200-fold during the next 125 years. So forget the billions.  We are surprised that your deluded economist did not point all of this out.

Fantasy World

July 23, 2014

“Thanks again, the vast impact of ECE has been made possible by international teamwork within AIAS and the rapid development of knowledge available for all in the past decade. What is needed now is complete recognition for this unprecedented achievement in the form of funding, prizes and jobs for ECE scientists across the world. Otherwise physics will continue to decline as a subject. There is de facto recognition of our new publication methods, otherwise people would not have continued to study it in droves for eleven years. The inherent injustice within the physics system must be righted, and open, fair and unbiased competition allowed for big prizes such as the Nobel Prize and Milner Prize.”

The first thing to do is to tell people about it; nobody refers to it right now, not even in the loony-controlled journals such as Progress in Physics. So re-write all of the papers in a proper scientific style and submit them to a bona fide scientific journal. They will be rejected of course; any junior sub-editor would be able to drive a coach and horses through the mass of errors. At that point, do not fall back on the old “they’re all agin me” excuse: take note instead of the objections and correct them. That is what real innovators do. They do not give up trying to convince others, hide away in a corner with similarly-minded friends, and invent imaginary supporters and online ‘conferences’. Acceptance by the scientific community will also be more likely if you stop threatening and defaming critics, stop mixing with crackpots like the antipodean private detective, stop citing old (Bessler) and new (Searl) perpetual-motion conmen and generally ‘tidy your act up’. Basically, stop being a pariah.

Take Care Ron

July 20, 2014

“Some people prefer gossip to admitting any kind of achievement in others, so desolate is their existence. These trolls have been found to be repellent, and lately a ruling was obtained from Alun Michael, Commissioner of Police for Wales, that they have committed serious criminal offences for which they could be prosecuted on the evidence at any time. We all know who they are by now, and there is nowhere for them to hide. What has all that got to do with Baconian science?”

It is all about Baconian science. His innovation was to propose actually testing theories by controlled experiment, rather than taking observations at face value and ‘explaining’ them, using some fatuous theory, without further ado. Another serious error which he advocated avoiding was  taking a positive experimental result to be proof of the correctness of a theory*. This latter idea is still taught in schools, even though it is a serious error in logic.  Every real scientist knows that it is easy to fit an apparently  convincing theory to any set of results. There is a well-known anecdote concerning a famous scientist who was shown some data by his assistant. The scientist immediately explained them in a brilliant manner. The assistant then pointed out that the genius was holding the chart the wrong way round. The famous scientist then explained the data again using an equally brilliant – but different – theory. Theory means nothing; it is new experimental data which allows one to choose between two competing theories that count.  Pointing out that Ron fails to act in a proper scientific manner, pointing out that he clearly does not understand elementary physics and generally questioning  his claimed success, is not ‘trolling’. It is free speech. Trying to suppress a person’s right to express their (physically unthreatening)  views, and accusing them untruthfully of criminal offences, are themselves criminal and civil offences.  Perhaps we should complain to Mr Michael about such blatant defamation of character. We wonder what various authorities would make of Ron’s support of a quack cancer ‘cure’ and his proposal that a notorious petty thief should be financed by the British government. Is that any way for an ’employee of the Queen’ to behave?

*We doubt that you actually read Bacon, and instead read Wiki articles about him (and everything else).  If you had read Bacon, you would know of  his analogy about the ‘thank you God’ letters posted in churches by ‘near-drowned’ sailors.  

At It Again

July 20, 2014

“Eq. (19) is the assumption used by Bohr in 1913 that the attractive Coulomb potential between the electron and proton of an H atom is equal to the centripetal acceleration. ”

No, no, no! Firstly, the potential is not a force; it gives rise to a force. Secondly, that force is not ‘equal to’ the centripetal force: it is the centripetal force!

Thanks

July 20, 2014

“I would be most grateful if these could be put on the home page, because they are important for science history. These are the collected documents of 2004 – 2005 concerning my Civil List appointment. and a newspaper clipping of Friday April 15th 2005. The magnificent support letters from Alwyn van der Merwe, Gareth Evans, the late John B. Hart and Bo Lehnert resulted in my nomination. I was later advised by Dr. Reed of the Royal Society of Chemistry that the final nomination came from the Royal Society, or may be from both societies. The first letter is of 4th March 2004 from W. E. Chapman, Secretary of Appointments at 10 Downing Street to the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, who had written initially to Gordon Brown, then Chancellor of the Exchequer later Prime Minister. The Chancellor forwarded the letter to 10 Downing Street. On 27th September 2004 Delroy Blake at 10 Downing Street made me aware of the nomination. Two magnificent letters of support from Prof. Emeritus Alwyn van der Merwe then follow. Then an equally generous and effective letter from Dr. Gareth J. Evans, and then the late Prof. John B. Hart. There is also a letter from Alex Hill outlining the importance of ECE for new energy etc etc ad nauseam”

We are also very grateful for these. We look forward to the time when the supporters are feverishly back-peddling in embarrassment, just as ex-ministers such as Mrs Curry are currently doing over their having put ‘Dr’ S0-Vile in charge of an asylum.  What price his honours now?

Surprise Surprise!

July 18, 2014

“I think that Prof. Alwyn van der Merwe first referred to this in one of his generous and well written nominations, perhaps his referee’s report for the Civil List Pension made in 2004. I will try to find this in my files and distribute it if Alwyn van der Merwe has no objections. The nomination was made by the Royal Society and the other two international referees were Prof. Bo Lehnert, a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy, and the late Prof. John B. Hart of Xavier University in Ohio. ”

And all three of them are on the list of dissident scientists,

http://editionsassailly.com/livres/climont%20full%20list%20htm.htm

Lehnert is listed twice! This is how the lunatics take over the asylum, by foisting each other on unsuspecting laymen.

Pathetic Back-Tracking

July 14, 2014

“This is a neat summary by Horst Eckardt. I agree it flies off at a tangent to the circle, in a straight line. The direction of this straight line is what I meant by “radial”, simply meaning “a straight line along the tangent to the circle”.

We said that the colleagues would be shuffling their feet, and sure enough Siemens Stain (i.e. a stain on the scientific reputation of the Siemens company) could not bear Ron’s ignorance. But der fuhrer cannot  be wrong about anything, so now ‘radial is simply the same as tangential’? Yes indeedy, trying to understand centrifugal force has driven some people mad. 

Schoolboy Errors

July 13, 2014

“Using the Binet equation for a circle (r = alpha), it can be shown that in a circular orbit these are equal and opposite.”

It does not have to be ‘shown’: they are equal by definition. Centrifugal force is a fictitious quantity which observers in a rotating system invent so as to satisfy Newton’s third law. 

“As soon as he lets go of the hammer the centrifugal force throws it away in a radial direction. ”

Because centrifugal force is fictitious, it ceases to exist as soon as the centripetal force disappears. Because the centripetal force was the only thing stopping the hammer from following its straight (Newton’s first law) path, it will now follow that path. It will therefore move tangentially; not radially. There must be a retired physics schoolteacher in the area; go and ask him for some remedial  physics lessons in secret. Even your colleagues must be shuffling their feet: how can someone claim to have overthrown Einstein and yet not understand elementary physics? We were going to ask how you explain the apparently force-free Thomas-precessional motion of a gyroscope in a relativistic orbit … but that seems rather too much to hope for now. And you have still  not incorporated tidal effects. But we know why that is, don’t we? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, (please) say no more. Yep, last Monty Python next week. And note that it is ‘Monty’; you always spell it ‘Monte’. Is there something wrong with you?

 

 

Fritzius the Nut

July 7, 2014

Our fans may be interested in the other obsessions of Ron’s friend,

http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/

As we might have predicted, he is an electrical engineer (actually more of a technician). It is always reassuring to learn that nutters like him have worked in the military. NOT. Note the link to the NPA (‘crackpot central’). One can nevertheless always learn from these nutters; we had not realized before that Hoyle had not originated his silly ‘germs from space’ theory and that some loony had already been claiming that ‘flu comes from Venus’ decades before.

 

Yawn

July 7, 2014

We first pointed out (Just Deserts) the Ritz-type retardation effect on the 29th June 2013, and have mentioned the resultant torque several times since then. Poor Ron, you should read our comments more attentively. You are forever playing catch-up. One day, you will understand GR properly.

Wrong Ron

July 6, 2014

We feared for a moment that this referred to our Ron,

It is of course the other Ron, a much lesser danger to science. Nevertheless it does go to show how thoughtlessly Her Majesty allows her crest to be used. It is no wonder that she does not care which loony gets a pension from her civil list. 

Eminence Gray

July 5, 2014

“The combined readings of the three ECE sites http://www.aias.us , www.atomicprecision.comand www.upitec.org are estimated to be about forty million since the flagship site www.aias.us was started in 2002 by Bob Gray of Biophan Inc., Rochester, New York. ”

It of course goes without saying that Gray is a crackpot; everybody associated with Ron is a crackpot … it is almost becoming a definition. Here is Gray musing on Searl’s perpetual-motion machine.

http://www.rwgrayprojects.com/energy/ss/ss01.html

Searl is no more a professor than Ron is. In fact he is a petty thief and investment fraudster . Gray has also patented his own ‘reactionless propulsion’ device (aka antigravity machine). His day-job is related to health research. Makes one feel safe, doesn’t it?

Lost in Translation

July 4, 2014

“The recent swift advances in understanding have left the standard protagonists behind. So this is a crisis in physics organization rather than one in understanding. The understanding of physics has sharpened and clarified considerably over the past eleven years because of the internet method and long term collegial stability, so that a group of able and dedicated scholars inside AIAS have developed an understanding of all aspects of ECE theory.”

Translation: a bunch of clownish cranks has wasted more than a decade on discussing utter nonsense.

“The feedback shows how the theory is being received, it is an overwhelming success by any measure whatsoever. ”

The feedback is illusory. How about the measure of whether anybody cites it anywhere? The supposed followers cannot be both in the ascendancy, and scared to mention it at the same time, can they?

“All AIAS Fellows can share in this success, and various honours and kudos.”

There is no success; they can share only in guilt and blame.

“The deep crisis in physics organization shows itself through lack of confidence in the subject by Governments. The physics system has been completely unable to recognize new advances with the appropriate funding.”

We can certainly agree with that: the UK government thinks that it can get by without any manufacturing industry. One can only hope that other nations still respect science, and that their young people are not led astray by internet pseudoscience.

“The honours of Civil List Pension and being raised to Armiger are State honours. ”

One is a shameful mistake, and the other is irrelevant.

 

Journal of Record

July 3, 2014

To Whom it May Concern: Unregistered Land South of My House

The correct place to make announcements such as these is in the London Gazette. What is the point of posting it where nobody who cares will see it?

The Dialogue Continues

July 2, 2014

“Enough time has passed (eleven years) to show that these methods are being universally accepted. If ideas are good enough it does not matter where they are published. Most of the self proclaimed leading journals are deeply bogged down in dogma and censorship. They are effectively being ignored by the vast majority. ”

Name just one person (outside of your minute group of loonies) who is using or … ugh … teaching this nonsense. It is obvious that there are no followers and that nothing at all about the nonsense is being published by independent persons. It is indeed obvious that no reputable journal would publish it anyway. But what about the growing number (pace your own failed effort) of crackpot-friendly ‘journals’; why is nothing appearing even in them? It is your pseudoscientific tripe which is being ignored.  It is obviously very important to your self-worth to imagine that you are a great scientist … but you are not. 

Ron Completely Losing It!

July 1, 2014

“Roughly, “gravity” is -mMG / r squared, and is attractive towards the centre of the earth (minus sign), and the centripetal force is L squared / (m r cubed) and is outward from the centre of the earth (positive sign). Here L is the total angular momentum as in the latest notes and papers. The Cartan spin connection is the angular velocity omega = L / (m r squared). Robert Hooke helped his Oxford University friend John Aubrey (my ancestral cousin) to point out that it was Hooke who inferred the inverse square law, -mMG / r squared, (“Brief Lives” online). Hooke referred to that law as “gravity”. Without the centrifugal force, the apple would fall right on to Newton’s long haired head (apocryphal story of the orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor). However, the moon does not fall in to the earth because of the centrifugal outward force. ”

Now he is saying that the centripetal force acts outwards? The centripetal force IS the gravitational force; how can it oppose itself? Meanwhile, nothing ‘keeps the Moon up’. It is continually falling towards Earth but never hits us, because of its orbital motion. Has Ron never seen Newton’s canon thought experiment, via which Newton explained orbits … without ever mentioning centrifugal force? Surely he has, because Koestler – Ron’s favorite hack writer – mentioned the experiment in one of his pot-boilers. Of course, being a mere journalist, Koestler included a glaring error in the accompanying diagram. It is left as a homework exercise for Ron to detect that error.  

 

Already One More Wrong Thing

July 1, 2014

“The centripetal force is equal and opposite to the centrifugal force, I did not mention the centripetal force because it is superfluous and confuses the student endlessly. ”

And indeed, the situation has completely confused Ron. It is the centripetal force which is real, in that it can be inverse-square (gravitational, electrostatic, etc.), Hooke-type (e.g. a piece of string) or anything (such as friction against one’s car-seat when turning a corner). Whatever the real centripetal force, the lay mind will imagine that there is an outward (centrifugal) force acting upon him. The physicist knows that he is simply being diverted from the straight-line path that he would follow in the absence of the ‘interfering’ force. Ron has here, as never before, revealed himself to be a total klutz with regard to elementary physics. We now know why he steers clear of tidal effects; he is no doubt feverishly leafing through his old schoolboy textbooks and trying to catch up. He is sure to get it wrong. 

PS: thank you for reading our blog Ron. 

Totally Meaningless

July 1, 2014

Location of Book of Scientometrics on www.aias.us

July 1, 2014

Many thanks to Dave Burleigh, whose excellent feedback sites are the basis for this unique book. It has taken over ten years to compile, and shows about 2% of the vast readership of ECE theory. It is frequently posted on the blog. This 2% is very carefully selected by hand and consists of universities, institutes and similar. It shows exactly how a great paradigm shift occurs, in this case the post Einsteinian paradigm shift, or ECE theory, now very well known throughout the world.”

There is no vast readership: independent website-monitoring services show that traffic to aias.us and Ron’s blog is much lower than is claimed. It is also unknown why there is any traffic at all; the motives of those who look at the sites are equally unknown. If there were a vast readership, there would be other signs, such as incessant e-mails praising Ron or asking for further details/advice. There might also be comments made to our blog, defending Ron. There would presumably also be lots of favorable reviews of  the Ron and Penderghastly books on Amazon. Instead, one finds that Penderghastly is the only one writing positive reviews, and making ineffectual criticisms of negative reviews. Above all, nobody quotes Ron’s work in their own papers. The scientometrics are therefore entirely bogus, and an embarrassment to all concerned.   

 

How Many More Things Can He Get Wrong?

July 1, 2014

“In the new understanding forged by x theory the centrifugal force is the one responsible for the development of special to general relativity. It is the second term on the right hand side of Eq. (8). Special relativity deals only with linear motions, traditionally, so it has only the first term on the right hand side of Eq. (8). The x theory is general relativity because it has a spin connection, the angular velocity, and gives the orbital force. Traditionally, special relativity does not give acceleration of one frame with respect to another. With the advent of x theory, the distinction between special and general relativity is no longer necessary. ”

Firstly, why is he calling it x-theory and not Herbert Theory (after the schoolboy who started the idea)? Secondly, to answer Mr Page, there is no magical ‘centripetal’ force; that is just another name for any force that is stopping an object from following its preferred first-law path.  Using the third law, observers in a rotating system will then imagine that the fictitious centrifugal force balances the centripetal force.  Thirdly, it is a very common mistake among non-specialists to believe that special relativity cannot handle accelerations. It is only acceleration due to gravitational forces that the special theory cannot handle. Ron really should learn, before he attempts to teach. We bet that he also does not know that a non-spinning object, moving in a straight line, nevertheless possesses angular momentum. As usual, it is all a question of the choice of reference-frame.  

None So Deaf

July 1, 2014

“The Coriolis and centrifugal forces are due to the rotation of the coordinates in the plane polar system and are real forces. There would be no orbits without the centrifugal force. ”

How many more times does it have to be said? Those forces (and the theoretically infinite number of higher-order ones that Ron does not know about) are fictitious. They are convenient fictions because they permit observers within a rotating system to continue to use Newton’s laws in an environment where they do not apply: see our ‘mysterious teapot’ example [Reference Frames, 12th ant]. One way of showing that they are not real is to perform a thermodynamic analysis of a closed system which contains a rotating body. One gets into an awful mess if one tries to add-in the work apparently done by the fictitious forces. This sort of miscalculation has been made the basis of at least one patent application for a perpetual-motion machine or, as Ron would call it, an ‘energy-from-spacetime’ device. Other idiots, hundreds of them, have tried to patent the use of centrifugal force for propulsion. We know of at least one (electrical [sic]) engineer at Boeing who believes that satellites can be propelled by centrifugal force. Yes indeedy, pseudoscientists are everywhere! As for Ron’s, “there would be no orbits without the centrifugal force”: we shall have to frame that. Surely he knows that one of the great discoveries of Hooke and Newton was the fact that orbits could be described by splitting the movement of a body into a straight-line (first law) component and a component due to acceleration by a central force. Or forces: one of us spent many happy pre-teen hours on hand-plotting the paths of test-bodies in the reduced 3-body problem: centrifugal force not required. Perhaps Siemens Stain should try hand-plotting. We suspect that most of his outlandish orbital results are artifacts arising from the blind use of computer-algebra. Meanwhile, we await Ron’s attempts to explain tides, the Roche limit and the trans-lunar Apollo orbit by using his fatuous ‘fits-only-where-it-touches’ theory.