This method developed with the establishment of the first website in May 2002, kindly constructed by Robert Gray of Biophan Inc., Rochester, New York State. ”
Robert Gray was a former collaborator of John Roy Robert Searl, the investment conman who claims that he built a levitating perpetual-motion and cancer-curing machine when he was a teenager in impoverished post-war Brtitain, and has been seeking funding to re-build it ever since. Nobody reports ever seeing the original machine, and the one which he now parades around was built by a gullible Californian engineer. When it first appeared, it was admitted that it was a mere demonstration. That has been largely forgotten, and onlookers are now allowed to believe that it is the real deal. Gray himself has applied for a patent on a propulsion device that clearly does not obey Newton’s third law.
“At first I did not fully realize the importance of the open source method of education using websites. From 1973 to 2002 I had published conventionally in books and papers. When the B(3) field was inferred in November 1991 the standard model of physics suddenly began to collapse because B(3) is a longitudinally directed field that indicates the existence of photon mass, as pointed out by Vigier in early 1993. He invited papers on B(3) to “Physics Letters” of which he was an editor and probably nominated B(3) for a Nobel Prize, so I am told several times.”
Vigier was a closet-crackpot who allowed all sorts of nonsense into Physics Letters, notably the ‘work’ of anti-Einstein Peter Graneau who (like Ron’s hero, Assis) does not believe that the railgun obeys Newton’s third law. Graneau’s son works at a leading UK university and has collaborated with another well-known anti-gravity loony to publish papers about reactions that supposedly involve a higher energy output than input. Thus does the cancer of pseudoscience spread. Vigier’s condition (senility?) later worsened to the extent that he appeared at crackpot conferences and was given equal ‘billing’ with Searl.
“Later, Elsevier’s Scitopics also tipped it for a Nobel Prize. I have no reason to doubt that it was nominated. ”
In fact, SciTopics was closed down as soon as Ron appeared; there were so many complaints about his inclusion. That is a pretty good reason to doubt nomination.
“This posed an immediate threat to the entire standard model of physics. The obsolete book and paper method of publication was prone to a severe weakness in that it could be controlled in anonymity by protagonists of the standard model, a few intellectually dishonest. irrational, biased and dogmatic referees could censor everything and ruin a career by preventing funding.”
Or, in other words, your work did not even begin to meet the exacting standards of academe.
“Only van der Merwe’s journals offered fair assessment: “Foundations of Physics” and its Letters journal. So, radical ideas and their development could be stopped almost entirely.”
They were not ‘his’ journals; he was merely the chief editor. When the publisher realized that he was ruining the journal’s reputation, by letting people like ‘Dr’ Thomas Bearden and ‘Professor’ Myron Evans write about perpetual motion, he was sacked and was replaced by Nobelist t’Hooft.
“As a result physics as a subject stagnated for a century.”
Aha, a little bit of truth: it is true that there has been no breakthrough in physics for about 100 years (string-theory is still just theory, and the Higgs boson is just confirmation of an old theory concerning a well-known phenomenon). What are the odds of a loony chemist making a breakthrough?
“The methods used to block new ideas were often unethical and ruthless, it got to the point where contracts for books would suddenly be broken without explanation, not once but several times. This was and is breach of contract. The worst culprit was World Scientific, which breached contract several times. Its contracts have been severely criticised as worthless. Editors would be saturated by e mailing from a tiny group of people hostile to new ideas.”
It does indeed often take some time for people to realize that Ron is a nutcase. The embarrassing thing here is that World Scientific itself has rather low standards and has published, for instance, papers by German nutter Henning Harmuth. So one has to be pretty bad to be rejected by them.
“Gradually it got to the point where the only route still open for scientific advancement was the use of websites. In 2002 that was still a radically new idea. The ECE theory was formulated in March 2003 and based from the outset on Cartan’s geometry. The first fifteen papers were published in van der Merwe’s “Foundations of Physics Letters” and refereed at least twice, sometimes three times. ”
This is the route now taken by every crank. Gone are the days when loonies had to use an old Remington, a mimeograph machine and stamps to disseminate their tripe. Desk-top publishing and the internet have been a disaster for the public understanding of science.
“This journal was unfortunately taken over by Springer and organized attacks on it were initiated by Lakhtakia, Bruhn, Rodrigues and ‘t Hooft. It is easy to see that these were personal attacks because Cartan’s geometry itself was being attacked. ”
Nobody has any problem with Cartan; they have a big problem with Ron’s incorrect mathematics.
“These attacks were met head on and defeated by what is now known as open source publishing and the knowledge revolution. ”
Translation: ineffectual ‘refutations’ were published in crank journals.
“This began in earnest with the appearance of Google in about 2008, together with Google Scholar. ”
Google Scholar shows that Ron’s post-breakdown work is cited only by himself and his gang. We suspect that this is probably also true of his opera omnia.
“I was appointed Civil List Pensioner by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005, and these vile, underhand attacks were extended even to the British Head of State.”
This awful mistake is the only thing which makes Ron worth mentioning at all. As soon as the scientific community gets to know about this outrage, the outcry will be worldwide.
“They were accompanied by trolling and so on, the loonie fringe of dogmatic physics, the hidden and foul mouthed zealots of our times. This trolling has been ignored and completely destroyed the credibility of the attackers. The best known troll site is the wikipedia article on ECE which has been discredited entirely by the passage of time and the unprecedented professional interest in the theory (attached Book of Scientometrics, very accurate, completely objective).”
Oh how the guilty squeal when they are exposed. Wikipedia has been fully vindicated, and Ron’s scientometrics are meaningless. Nobody reputable ever mentions his ‘work’, nobody sane ever contacts him directly and he cannot name a single person who ‘consults’ his site.
“I went on developing ECE theory and posting. Key help was given by Sean MacLachlan and Dave Burleigh, CEO of Annexa Inc., who began to post voluntarily. Lar Felker produced his book on ECE theory in 2007, and from 2006 onwards Horst Eckardt and Doug Lindstrom began to contribute key work. ”
Spreading the guilt. Felker’s book is, of course, cited only by Ron and his fellow conspirators.
“Alex Hill began to contribute key translation work, and Robert Cheshire contributed over a hundred voluntary broadcasts. With the availability of feedback software from about 2003 onwards I suddenly realized that the work was making an almost unbelievable impact, recorded in the attached Book of Scientometrics.”
Just what one needs to inspire confidence: the support of a Searl-style ‘free-energy’ fraudster, working out of a Mexican hovel, and a pub-singer cum tugboat-captain who cannot pronounce the names of key scientists correctly.
The anonymous censors and contract breakers were routed and have disappeared into the quicksands of time. Only the raving trolls remain, spitting hatred at themselves and all of humanity, all to no effect at all. Such is human nature compared with the geometric beauty of nature itself.
Ha ha, time will tell.