Archive for July, 2015


July 31, 2015

Examples of Contemporary Faux Pas

July 31, 2015

There are thousands of these in science, literature and art. The most important poet of the early twentieth century writing in English, Yeats, was dismissed in Ireland for having betrayed the Georgian style of “The Lake Isle of Inisfree” for example. I know what Inis Free means from Ynys y Brwyn in Welsh, the Island of Heather. The most important novelist of the twentieth century writing in English, Joyce, was banned in Ireland for many years. They were both Civil List Pensioners (Yeats 1911, Joyce 1916). Turner was dismissed as soot and whitewash, ”

We are surprised that you did not mention Robert Browning and this stanza from Pippa Passes,

 Then owls and bats
   Cowls and twats
   Monks and nuns in a cloister’s moods
   Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry

He was under the impression that a twat was a sort of wimple. And vice versa? Perhaps sickly Elizabeth’s attraction was entirely due to a similar confusion of wimple for Wimpole. But, enough arty jocularity. We can forgive Browning a lot on the grounds that he ridiculed Uri Geller types in his Mr Sludge the Medium, and was not entirely fooled by the perpetual-motion fraudster, J.E.W.Keely. 

“Jackson Pollock as a random dripper, van Gogh and Gauguin as wild beasts (le fauves), Dylan Thomas is still castigated in the Swansea area as an idle waster despite the crass commercialization of his name.”

These were all deeply unpleasant people who spent most of their lives in a drink and/or drug-induced haze. It is only their life-styles and sleazy activities which attracted attention in the first place, and it is only their deaths that make their work valuable. Their ‘work’ speaks only to investors or to those who suffer from the same character-defects.

“Science is particularly prone to dismissing new ideas out of hand, nearly every new idea has been dismissed by some contemporaries or authority, starting with Galileo and Bruno. General relativity was dismissed out of hand by the classicists.”

That is only natural. Everything has to prove its worth. In the case of the arts, it is just a matter of opinion and hype. In science, there is always recourse to experimental tests.

“ECE was subjected to a barrage of fraud and misrepresentation using the media. This has now faded away almost completely.”

It was subjected to the normal scientific process, and found decidedly wanting. If negative comment has faded away, then so has positive comment as well. Is that not rather strange? Why are all of your fans only consuming your nonsense-output and not using it in any way?

“Almost every single item of ECE and ECE2 now appears on the first page of google by using an intelligent selection of key words.”

Have you tried turning off Google’s preemptive text option? It is much more likely that ECE is at the top simply because of what you have used as search terms in previous searches.

“Only history can judge properly, and the scientometrics show how history will judge. In our times science is far more intolerant than ever before, and pseudoscience is made into mediaeval idolatry. I am sure that some of my contemporaries would have burnt me at the stake opposite Aberystwyth pier if they could. These people have been long forgotten already.”

No need to wait that long. Science has already written you off as an irrelevant wimple: that is why it is vital that you be removed from the civil list asap. 



July 30, 2015

Query about the June 2015 archive of on

July 30, 2015

Diolch yn fawr, thank you very much, the link is:

and is found in the reference links section of my page, “Myron Evans”

The concept of archiving sounds so grand, so official, that many people may not realize what sort of drivel (quite apart from Ron’s) this site scrapes together. Here is an example:,cntnt01,output,0&cntnt01url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5sb29ueXBhcnR5LmNvbS9pbmRleC5waHA%2FcGFnZT1wZXJwZXR1YWwtbW90aW9uJnNob3d0ZW1wbGF0ZT1mYWxzZQ%3D%3D&cntnt01pageid=103&cntnt01script=1&cntnt01returnid=103

It is of course a joke, but they cannot even get the joke right. The conceit is that the cat cannot land on its back. and the toast cannot land plain-side down. Then, surely, the cat should be standing on the buttered side of the toast, One wonders whether Ron’s work will ever inspire such detailed analysis.


July 30, 2015

A Boxer and a Fighter (Simon and Garfunkel)

July 30, 2015

You have to be a fighter to overturn dogma entrenched in concrete,”

How nice of Ron to suggest a suitable theme-song for himself; especially the lines:

All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

which pretty much sums up Ron’s ‘fingers-in-ears’ attitude to proven physics. The lyrics even contain ‘mumbles’; presumably Simon and Garfunkel did not know that Mumbles is a proper noun in Swansea.

Hopelessly Confused Ron

July 28, 2015

Concept of the Rest Frame

July 28, 2015

This is most clearly illustrated by the Minkowski metric

c squared d tau squared = (c squared – v squared) dt squared

in which v’ = 0, and in which tau = t’ is the time in the primed or rest frame, known as the proper time. Therefore v’ in the primed or rest frame is zero because the frame moves with the particle. When a timing device is flown in a spacecfaft around the earth”

Ron writes about relativity as if he is cribbing randomly from elementary textbooks. He mixes up various phenomena, which is odd for someone who claims to know the subject so much better than everybody else. The aeroplane is a particularly bad example of time dilation because the latter would occur even for a stationary Harrier. In fact, the dilation due to the effects of special relativity is there dwarfed by the dilation due to the gravitational field gradient, and that is a feature of general relativity. We shall be interested to see what Ron has to say about the treatment of accelerations using special relativity. Here is a little-known historical fact: the γ factor can be found in the 18th-century works of Euler.  Sadly, one of the experimenters who carried out the aeroplane test later fell for the pseudoscience of the Russian nut, Kozyrev. It was the latter’s crackpot ideas that Hayasaka and Takeuchi were pursuing when they performed their silly gyroscope-weighing experiments,


July 27, 2015

Future Volume of J Cosmology Devoted to ECE

July 27, 2015

Agreed with this, GJE could also draft up a more detailed article if he wishes.”

We are strangely confident that this will occur, if only on the grounds that Journal of Cosmology is just one of the spreading plague of pseudoscientific rags that masquerade as genuine scientific enterprises. Non-experts are easily fooled by a few unscrupulous people whose doctorates have not ‘taken’ (in the sense of immunizing against self-deception) and by the trappings of a genuine journal. Another factor is that one of the directors appears to be related to the anti-evolutionist Professor Wickramasinghe who was a disciple of the loony anti Big-Bang creationist ‘germs-from-space’ crank, Fred Hoyle. Laymen really should realize that scientists, like actors, are only as good as their performance. This is especially true of Nobel prize-winners, more than one of whom have gone on to become cranks. 

Personal Note to Professor No-Bubbles Jackson

July 24, 2015

“The business model of charging high fees to read old research papers, is contemptible, and corrupt. By first, controlling what gets published, and second, limiting public exposure, the advance of science is slowed to a standstill. Apparently, halting human progress is their goal.
Link to article:


Michael Jackson”

But why should fees affect you? Surely a professor has access to the full range of academic papers via his university. We do: pay-walls just melt away. Or is it simply the case that Evans has been ‘bigging you up’ in his usual pathetic and dishonest fashion? We would put money on your being an electrical engineer, even if only the sort of engineer who services washing-machines.

Does That Chair Come with Wrist Restraints?

July 24, 2015

Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations

July 24, 2015

Many thanks to AIAS Fellow and Professor Michael Jackson of Lubbock, Texas.”

Is that a personal chair, Ron? At what university is it held? Or is it a post located in your own personal cloud cuckoo land? Let us recall what ‘Professor’ Michael No-Bubbles Jackson said on the Jeff ‘Rancid’ Rense show:

Why do you not make more of the amazing ‘facts’ imparted by ‘Professor’ Jackson, that a) Einstein was installed in the Bern patent office, by the Rockefellers (06.44), in order to undermine Tesla and b) that Cartan sent his ideas to Einstein in 1929, who then sent them to Germany so that the Nazis could later build antigravity craft (07.30). It must be true; after all, when you were yourself interviewed later by the rabid anti-semite eminent radio host, you made no effort to correct Jackson’s statements.  Also, why have you not mentioned the subsequent ‘attempted assassination’ of that eminent radio host rabid anti-semite?

Is that the same sort of ‘psychotronic weapon’ that your friend ‘Dr’ Bearden (co-author and former AIAS Fellow) is frightened of? Perhaps it was one of those Jim Beam weapons or Southern Comfort devices.

Daddy’s Stats Pac Revisited

July 23, 2015

There seems to be something wrong with Lindy’s program … or with Lindy. A plot of the equation shown does not appear to produce the accompanying graph. Visitors are invited to try for themselves using:

and that is needed only for the first equation; the second equation is clearly wrong by inspection (e.g. evaluate it for x = 1). Is Lindy perhaps using some new brand of ECE statistics?

Statement of Fact

July 23, 2015

Noise Eliminated Long Term Performance

July 22, 2015

Many thanks again to AIAS Director Dr. Douglas Lindstrom in Canada. These graphs show the growth of interest in ECE and ECE2 very clearly, up to a sustained plateau of intense interest which will last for the foreseeable future. The theory has a vast and permanent following throughout the world in all sectors of interest. Also, there is a great amount of interest in the Eckardt / Lindstrom papers, which develop the vacuum theory to show how energy is taken from spacetime. Papers UFT311 and UFT 321 both give precise details of circuits, prove experimentally the existence of the spin connection and show how circuits can be designed. So engineers worldwide can begin in earnest to build circuits to take energy from spacetime. Doug Lindstrom opened the Coeur d’Alene energy conference in Idaho, and his talk was very well received by 150 participants. It was on ECE theory applied to LENR and new energy. ECE theory is far in advance of the standard model of physics and is the only theory that gives a coherent description of these new energy sources. In my opinion these are very important, fully deserving public and private funding.”

One of the earliest perpetual motion machines was an ‘electromagnetic’ one: i.e. just a ferromagnetic ball being caused to make repeated cycles by a lodestone. That is, of course, nonsense because any such system will seek out a minimum-energy state, and stay there: no cyclic process (which might be ‘tapped’ as an energy source) is possible. With the 19th-century discovery of induction arrived the true exploitation of electromagnetism … so did the attempted patenting of self-driving electric motors. The irony is that electrical engineers have always been at the forefront of this movement. The so-called Adams motor was backed by a Harold Aspden (who also backed many other loony ideas). The shocking thing is that these idiots were not bumbling or crafty amateurs (like Searl): Adams was the head of the New Zealand chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Aspden was the head of European patenting for IBM (who later, it seems, installed him in a sinecure at Southampton University). Such people are a menace: the natural reaction of the layman is to think that perpetual-motion is possible because it has been vouched-for by highly-qualified engineers. The correct viewpoint is to think that there is something incredibly wrong with the education of electrical engineers. No physicist would fall for a scheme that contravenes the laws of thermodynamics. But, counter the loonies, it is not a contradiction: they claim that the magnet itself is a source of energy, or that they are tapping a hidden energy source  – so the laws still apply. They then steal concepts from physics, such as zero-point energy, to bolster their claims. Unfortunately, physicists who specialize in those topics do not agree that such energy is exploitable: there is certainly no experimental evidence … apart from the supposed proof offered by the loony inventions themselves. But we have seen, from that recent conference, that these people believe just about anything (aliens at the Pentagon, channeled tales of Atlantis, mystical effects of electrical apparatus, etc.). So any physicist will say, without hesitation, that – given that these gadgets are contrary to the laws of thermodynamics – any attempt to sell them, to sell plans for them or to seek investment in them, are clear-cut criminal activities. And that accusation should also apply to those who collude by providing faked ‘theoretical proof’ of their viability.  This means, not to put too fine a point on it, that the Civil List Scientist is actively engaged in supporting illegal activity, and has even used the address of HM Treasury as his affiliation when claiming that ‘magnetic motors’ (i.e. output with no input) are feasible.   

Amazing for the Wrong Reason

July 23, 2015

Looks Like a Timer Problem Developing

July 23, 2015

Many thanks, these scientometrics from 2002 to present are amazing. Nothing remotely similar has existed in science impact measurement. This is a team effort and I extend my gratitude to all concerned. In the past things were often random and subjective, now all is objective.”

There has indeed been no other lunatic-fringe group, with pretensions to being scientific, which has had to concoct its own desperately meaningless measure of success because any rational definition of academic influence (such as citation by independent researchers) would reveal its utter isolation. Never has such irrelevant information been collected with such obsessive zeal. It would all be so comical … if it were not simultaneously also so so sad.

Daddy’s Got a Stats Pac

July 21, 2015

FOR POSTING: Accumulated Data Fit for Growth in Interest in

July 21, 2015

Many thanks indeed for these very interesting graphs! I can use them in the search to find a buyer for the manuscripts and they are also of intrinsic interest. Your result is very accurate, when multiplied by 1.6 it gives 22,124 distinct visits a month, very close to my estimate. I will go around the main auction houses again with these data. Proceeds will of course be ploughed back into AIAS / UPITEC and culture and language in Wales.”

But by your own admission, only 2% of the interest is supposedly from good-quality visitors; by the way, do visits from Searl and Bearden sites count as ‘scientific’ interest? Previously published lists show that the other 98% of visits are no better than spam. So the really interesting question is, how is the steady ‘academic’ interest any more significant than the steady random ‘interest’? Should not the ‘quality’ interest increase disproportionately? As for the amateurish analysis: who, seeing data which are obviously so close to linear, would then fit a polynomial to them? Probably the sort of person who lets a statistics package do his thinking for him. 

Doing the Decent Thing

July 21, 2015

FOR POSTING: Sale of the Original Manuscripts of ECE Theory

July 21, 2015

The manuscripts can be viewed by clicking on the UFT Section of and on “Notes UFT papers in progress” at the head of the list of UFT papers. The value of an original autograph manuscript collection resides in its historical importance, whether or not it has survived the test of time.”

They were offered on Ebay for nearly three weeks, with no takers and not even any interest from the press (we did try hard to attract ‘silly-season’ interest in the auction), so it is clear that ‘the world has spoken’: nobody wants the rantings of a pseudoscientist, not even for their novelty-value. We do not even rate the other evaluations very highly; all of that belongs to the unreal but socially-damaging world of financial shenanigans. The buyers do not care about what is written on the paper; it is just a form of high-denomination currency to them. Who would really care if Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ were destroyed? Only the current holder in that expensive version of ‘pass the parcel’ would (and even he would simply file an insurance claim). It has already been examined and recorded using every known technique, and anybody can buy a print, or see it on Google, so who needs the original?  A skilled forger could easily make a copy, of famous art-works, that would fool all but a few experts and any house-painter could reproduce rubbish like Malevich’s ‘Red Square’ … if he were not too good. There is certainly one major factor which pushes the value up, and that is the certainty that the supply has dried up. So, Ron, why not simply shut up shop and declare that you will never again write nonsense about physics?

By the way, having closed the poetry competition, a limerick nevertheless arrived:

There was a crank chemist from Wales,

Whose ‘physics’ provoked laughter in gales,

With his incompetent minions,

And rabid opinions,

Is it any great surprise that he failed?


July 20, 2015

Conference Report in .pdf

July 20, 2015

This is the conference report in .pdf


What an incredibly sloppy piece of work; harking back to the days when all pseudoscientific output looked like that and the cranks did not have computers and the internet to rocket-assist them. The author cannot even get the ‘classic details’ right; spelling Biefeld as Bifeld for instance (just for the record, Professor Biefeld was already senile when the conman T.T.Brown latched onto him and exploited the former’s good reputation for his own ends). Note how the ‘discoveries’ veer off into the paranormal at the end; perhaps they should have called in a dowser. Nevertheless it is worrying: which real professors turned up, and are these nuts really able to endow scholarships, as is implied? Real scientists should not be complacent: entire societies have been known to ‘flip over’ into pseudoscience. For example: Lysenkoism in Russia, Welteislehre etc. in Germany and the cultural revolution in China. The above is how it starts.

How Loony Conferences Work

July 20, 2015

FOR POSTING: Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U. S. A.

July 20, 2015

This is a report by AIAS Director, Dr. Douglas Lindstrom of this important conference with 150 participants at which he was lead invited speaker. The talk was on ECE theory applied to low energy nuclear reactors and energy from spacetime. As AIAS co president I am delighted at the success of the talk and conference, and offer my congratulations to Doug Lindstrom. AIAS Directors and Fellows are encouraged to give similar talks and participate in new energy conferences worldwide.”

As we keep pointing out, laymen know very little about physics and so it is easy for a bunch of pseudoscientists to posture publicly like this and play at being real scientists. Some years ago, there was a similar conference held in Canada; one of the presentations being a gyroscopic antigravity machine. The background to this conference was that one of the organizers was an underhand political fixer (formerly for Nixon) who had been hired (by Thatcher) to bring down CND, who had tried to patent his own antigravity machine, and who was ‘in bed’ both with the man who closed down Britain’s coal-mines, and with a very senior Navy official who believed that his fleet could be powered by seawater. These are really not the sort of people whom one wants to rock up at one’s city.  But what happened? The British Council paid part of the costs, and the city fathers threw a party for the crackpots! That is saaaaaaaaaad. 

PS: What sort of people, besides Lindy, turn up at those loony conferences? Here is an example of one of the participants:

Note the books that he is perusing. One of them is about ‘aliens at the Pentagon’. and the others start with the word ‘occult’. Another photograph shows nothing but the cover of this book:

And here again is one of the loony books seen above:

We expect that ECE can explain how that worked, eh Ron?

Oh Ron, how could you have fallen so low as to have to ally yourself with such people? Where did it all go wrong?

PPS: Note also the tagline of the conference, “Exclusive conference with the Godfathers of the modern day free energy movement!”. ‘Godfather’ implies criminality, and it surely must be some sort of crime to seek funding (as many of them do) to ‘develop’ crackpot machines which cannot function as promised.


July 20, 2015

Agreed with Stephen Crothers

July 20, 2015

If necessary I will write an affidavit in support of Stephen Crothers, witnessing verbal common assault upon Crothers. A careful eye must be kept on false authority at all times. I know this from my work as an Amnesty International volunteer. Stephen Corthers is protected by several Articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, which is law in Australia, and this case is under the international microscope.”

How could it possibly help him to have it known that he is in the same lunatic fringe with an anti-Einstein loony who prattles about perpetual-motion and antigravity? A careful eye is being kept on false authority, as our informed comments daily attest. Interesting misuse of the word ‘international’ there, by the way. Two widely separated fruit-loops agreeing with each other does not make an issue ‘international’ in any accepted sense.

Calling a Spade a Tool

July 20, 2015

“Stephen Crothers has debated the theory of general relativity in the internationally accepted manner of scientific dialogue using the human rights of freedom of opinion and expression via any medium. ”

No, this irrelevant little clown simply parades his same misunderstandings over and over again, and refuses to listen to reason. There is nothing more closed-minded than a crackpot.

“He has repeatedly and comprehensively out argued the false authority of standard physics, a false authority based not on theological doctrine as in mediaeval times, but on incorrect mathematics. ”

Again, he has not out-argued anyone and the only incorrect mathematics involved is his own.  

“The rule to be followed in e mailing a recipient is that the recipient must ask not to receive e mail. If that is done, no more e mails should be sent.”

The electronic equivalent of putting ones fingers in ones ears and going lalalalalala? 

“An academic who resorts to false accusation admits abject defeat, he is unable to reply in a legitimate debate. ”

Well, you would know: you constantly accuse CERN and famous scientists of accepting money under false pretences. You accuse ‘trolls’ (informed critics) of making ‘death threats’ when none have in fact been made. You are scared to take part in legitimate debate, associate only with other crackpots, and preach nonsense to an imaginary audience. You would be of no interest at all if you were not the unworthy recipient of a national honor; one which you bring shame upon every single day. 

“No one can be obliged to accept incorrect mathematics.”

Indeed: that is why nobody takes any notice of yours. Why not try writing-out all of the components on each side of your key equations and explain why they simply do not balance; not even in number.

“As can be seen, false accusation of harassment is endemic, it is a plague throughout the world, and new laws are needed to make such false accusation a felony.”

Pots and kettles’. It is pseudoscience which is the plague, spread largely via the internet. The promised ‘information super-highway’ is actually a disinformation super-highway. 

“The rule I follow is that I often ask if someone wants to be taken off my e mail list (my inner circle of correspondents), and for about five years, no one has wanted to be removed.”

Crackpots always stick together. As for the e-mail list, is that the one which you repeatedly post online? By the way, why does Spade have the irrelevant line about death in police custody attached to all of his messages? Does he not know how to remove it? Or does he think, like some sleazy advertiser, that it will attract attention?

“If they wish to be taken off the list I remove them immediately. Gerhard Bruhn was a well known proponent of false authority who refused to comply with numerous requests not to send e mail. In the end he was blocked electronically and has been forgotten by history. People can always use the blocking method instead of crying harassment at being out argued philosophically.”

Bruhn was a professional mathematician who kindly took the trouble to point out all of the errors in your mathematics. Having pointed them out, there was nothing left to say. Bringing ‘philosophy’ or ‘metaphysics’ to a dispute over physics or mathematics is like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Grand Opening Soon?

July 19, 2015

“Opening a Shop on ebay

I can keep the listing live indefinitely by opening a shop on ebay, at present it is open for ten days and renewed for ten days.”

We eagerly awaited another opportunity not to invest £5M in scrap paper. As it was not re-listed as promised, we assume that a shop is in the offing. If not, why not? Did you concede, as we claimed, that you had a ‘tiger by the tail’. Did you find out that a shop is relatively expensive? Or could it just be a tacit admission that we are correct concerning the real value of your work.

End of Poetry Competition

July 19, 2015

There were too few takers. We see now what the problem was. Haiku are too inherently refined, too ethereal, for the subject-matter. What were really needed were limericks, starting possibly with, “There was a crank chemist from Wales … 

What Bounces Off Us …

July 19, 2015

The Law on Harassment in England and Wales

July 19, 2015

This is primarily the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997 and Section 4A of the Public Order Act of 1986. Harassment is defined as systematic and continued, unwanted and annoying actions of one party or group (such as trolls on a troll blog),”

… or like a pusher of perpetual-motion and antigravity who calls for CERN to be closed down, and essentially accuses leading scientists of fraud? Is it not amazing that someone should get all bent out of shape by things that he claims not to read? Just wait until he is the object of investigative journalism. It was easy for the general public to see how his favorite genealogist had shamed a great military honor. The general public can eventually be made to see that a great scientific honor has been similarly despoiled. 

Telling it Like it Is

July 19, 2015

Discussion of Call for Disciplinary Action

July 19, 2015

Good to hear from Stephen Crothers. It is possible to file a complaint for verbal common assault and violation of the law on human rights, which also applies of course in Australia. I tend to regard these people with indifference, I never read their work because it is totally wrong due to neglect of torsion, and many experimental data are being questioned, as Robitaille and yourself have made clear to the satisfaction of the colleagues worldwide.”

It is the pseudoscientists of the world who need curbing. They have, like the poor, ‘always been with us’, but the internet has allowed them to become a greater menace than ever before. Just imagine the damage that they do when a naive schoolteacher tells a class to use the internet to gather information for a project: due to the hippy-like attitudes of Google, the scum often floats to the top of a search. The crackpots get away with it because they often have degrees (just as alcoholics still often hang onto their driving licence), because they are often employed by high-tech companies (we know of people at Boeing who think that gyroscopes can levitate), because there is an anti-science attitude in mainstream society and because most people (including many schoolteachers) have no idea how real research is actually conducted. Frankly, we are surprised that certain persons have not had ‘their petrol sugared and their tyres slashed’ (to quote a notoriously aggressive loony poetaster). 

It is not worth a separate post, but all that Sam Spade’s recent rant about infinity revealed was that he has never heard of transfinite algebra.


July 17, 2015


What is this? This is Ron’s Nemesis. This is his Kryptonite. In the near future, this will bring his activities to the public’s attention and, no doubt, have the same effect that sunlight has on a vampire when dragged into the light of day.  

Only in Your Own Mind

July 17, 2015

Light Deflection due to Gravitation

July 17, 2015

This can be understood as in previous work by calculating the velocity due to a precessing orbit, so again this precession can be explained using the new gravitomagnetic equation of astronomy and cosmology:

curl cap omega = (4 pi G / c squared) J sub m.

This can be named the gravitomagnetic Ampere equation. So we have now explained orbits, precessing orbits, three dimensional orbits, Gravity Probe B and the precession of the equinox in terms of the gravitomagnetic field. We have also defined the conditions where gravitation vanishes, and the conditions for positive g.”

So why do you not write all of this up and send it to a reputable physics journal (i.e. not Progress in Physics)? After all, according to you, your devoted followers have (like scientologists) infiltrated every scientific organ. Surely one of them is in a position to let it through … or would that ‘give away his position’? We know why you are afraid to submit it, don’t we? Your basic understanding of physics has remained at grammar-school level (as has your poetry), and your apparently impressive algebra is riddled with errors (of the sort that computers cannot detect). No real physics journal would accept such drivel. We contend that your ‘work’ is just a form of post-breakdown occupational therapy, played out in the fantasy-world of the internet. Prove us wrong.

New Definition of Impact

July 17, 2015

Historic Impact of ECE and ECE2

July 15, 2015

There is no need to do anything about trolls from the scientific point of view, they have been routed and the entire landscape of science and engineering has been changed permanently. They are regarded as criminals by the scientific colleagues. However, from a legal point of view trolls are out of control, the authorities often do not even try to control them.”

The old definition, in this context, was “to have a strong effect on someone or something”. This reaction was traditionally detected by the fact that those affected voluntarily ‘spread the word’ or even used the thing in their own work. They might even have built upon it and developed it. But the ECE phenomenon is entirely different: nobody (except the originators) ever quotes it, asks questions about it, or uses it in their own calculations. Very few people can even be bothered to point out its fatal flaws. Perhaps ‘ECE impact” could be defined as being “of the order of a snowflake landing on cotton-wool”.  Meanwhile, it is pseudoscientists who are regarded as criminals by our scientific colleagues. They get away with it simply because real science is already a closed book to most people, so the latters’ ability to detect pseudo-science is limited. Fortunately, some particularly unhinged cranks over-egg their pudding by prattling about perpetual motion and antigravity. 

Schoolboy Physics

July 17, 2015

Remarks by Norman Page

July 17, 2015

Good to hear from Norman Page in Texas. The teaching of the non Newtonian forces is indeed confused and has completely bewildered generations of students. The easiest way of dealing with this problem is to realize that the forces are generated simply by the use of cylindrical polar coordinates for a planar orbit, or spherical polar coordinates for a non planar orbit.”

The teaching of mechanics was certainly confused in Welsh grammar schools of the sixties, if Ron’s incredibly naive views are typical. Among real physicists, centrifugal force is as annoying a concept as is ‘quantum leap’. They are forced to use it just to be able to talk to engineers … and chemists. Ron is now entirely at sea, and is mixing up fictitious forces, real forces due to general relativistic effects, the use of linearized GR (which resembles Maxwell’s equations in form) and ‘neat’ (but fundamentally meaningless) analogies between fictitious forces and Maxwell’s equations. By the way, Ron, NASA does not send ‘satellites’ to Pluto or anywhere else; it sends ‘probes’.  

Poetry Competition

July 15, 2015

OK, we are having a Haiku challenge! We here at Crackpotwatch want our readers to feel free to take part. Because we are fair, we also invite Ron and his minions to join in! Here is the second submission.

Hear his rants and raves,

A legend in his own mind

He is but a Myth.

Poetry Corner Returns

July 15, 2015

A Haiku for Ron

After many years,

he claims to have the answer,

He can spin on it

Golden Oldie

July 14, 2015

“Dear Osamu,

to my understanding the additional energy is gathered from the surrounding spacetime while the inductance value oscillates. There should be no further miraculous effects. The energy could be stored in a capacitor (perhaps with an additional switch for timing this appropriately). We will also think further about storing mechanisms being technically feasible.
I appreciate your search on such a mechanism, it is certainly more important than understanding theoretical papers 🙂


We are surprised that Siemens Stain, of all people, has not brought up the topic of the Coler device in this context. This was the energy-from-spacetime perpetual-motion machine which was favored by the Nazis (to go with their Einstein-Cartan* flying saucers). The details were snaffled by the more gullible agents of British Intelligence, before being hastily declassified. That device was also a collection of coils, magnets and capacitors. It might even have worked, in the sense that the circuit had to be manually rearranged before use. Now, if one moves coils around in the vicinity of magnets – and capacitors are also present – it is not unlikely that some energy might be generated and stored.

*According to Michael ‘no bubbles’ Jackson, speaking on the Jeff ‘rancid’ Rense show.

Rose-Tinted Spectacles

July 12, 2015

“I made a graph of the data from 2005 to date. There are two exceptions in the number of hits that have been cut. The number of visits is multiplied by 5 to be of comparable size. There is a plateau since about 2011.


We see no ‘plateau’. We see a gradual downward slope since 2011. What happened in 2011 which might have started that? Oh yes, we did. Unfortunately what would have been a precipitous decline in Ron’s traffic was probably offset by our bringing his loony activities to the attention of a new audience.

IQ Test

July 12, 2015

“These data could also be graphed, they are for since 2006. The username is “guest” and the password is “stat”. For obvious reasons this message is not going on the blog.”

Rating: imbecile

Private Defective

July 11, 2015

A Nobel Laureate Muttering to Himself

July 11, 2015

Many thanks, this is an excellent paper as usual by Stephen Crothers, who was unjustly denied a Ph. D. degree for telling the truth, a revolting injustice. Best regards to the Salzburg Conference. As a Nobel Prize nominee myself I summarize ‘t Hooft in the manner of Professor G. Marx of New York City: “Who would join a club that takes people like me?”

Sent: 11/07/2015 02:08:48 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: A Talk in Salzburg

Dear Scientists,

Here is a short and simple paper which I distributed to my audience in Salzburg today:

A Few Things You Need to Know to Tell if a Nobel Laureate is Talking Nonsense, 10 July 2015,

Yours faithfully,
Steve Crothers”

No, Sam Spade is just an autodidact who had a particularly bad teacher. He was wisely kept out of academic life because he clearly could not understand the subtleties of the associated mathematics and has naturally fallen into the sump with all of the other pseudoscientists, assorted losers and bare-faced liars. You know, the sort of liar who claims to have been nominated for a Nobel Prize. There is one ‘club’ that you certainly should not have been allowed to join, Ron, and that is the community of civil-list pension recipients, We shall not rest until this horrible anomaly becomes a matter of public debate and censure. Meanwhile, please continue to assist us in that endeavour by wittering on about perpetual-motion machines.  

PS: Oooh, a conference held at a hotel in Salzburg; it sounds so exotic, does it not. The next one was held at a pub in Ayrshire. It looks as if they are finding their natural level. 

Slippery Slope

July 10, 2015

Self Powered Experiment

July 10, 2015

That would prove energy from spacetime beyond all doubt.

In a message dated 10/07/2015 11:54:16 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

Der Osamu,
Congratulations to your wife. A nice Day for New successful Experiments. You shoud try to get the device running without Battery. That Would be the ultimative Proof. We will also try this next.

Well, duh! And lifting yourself off the ground by pulling on your shoe-laces would definitively prove the viability of antigravity machines. Not going to happen. Obtaining ‘energy from spacetime’ is just the modern version of the old loony concept of ‘extracting energy from gravity’. Hill-of-Beans still thinks that that is where hydroelectric energy comes from! Having put themselves on the spot by espousing the most lost of causes, this is where the crackpots start to move from deluded to criminal. Before long, they are hiding batteries in their breadboard constructions ‘just to encourage financial investment in a concept which we know to be inherently sound’. We know of several undetectable ways of secretly supplying energy to a device. It is lucky that we are not in the scam business, as Ron’s fans are. For guidance on how to make money from a perpetual-motion scam without even bothering to build anything, just look at the ‘career’ of petty thief, John Searl.     

Helpful Suggestions

July 10, 2015

Graphing the Progress of ECE Theory

July 10, 2015

Is it possible for Horst to graph the progress of the ECE theory as in the attached file? This graph would show the impact of the theory in an easily understandable way, the data could be used to extrapolate over the next one hundred years,”

That sounds like a lot of work for your faithful lap-dog, Siemens Stain. Would it not be simpler to have him graph the number of independent citations of your post-breakdown ‘work’?  All that he would have to do is to set up his x and y axes and … voila, that’s it! The graph of independent citations is essentially (barring a few Cantor dust-like points) identical to the x-axis. Something else which he could add, for comparison, would be the equivalent scientometric results for some genuine scientific sites. Oh dear, that will be impossible because no real scientific site would ever use such a contrived and meaningless form of scientometrics as yours. Why not write a paper about your method, and send it to:

Who Knew?

July 10, 2015

Gerardus ‘t Hoot joins heads with Koberlein

July 10, 2015

Never heard of either. It has been clear for years that ‘t Hooft’s work is obsolete and I never read it.”

That is perfectly clear, as you are obviously unaware of the huge number of real scientific papers that exist concerning general relativity … including, as we pointed out some time ago, papers that incorporate the torsion which you claim is ignored. Cranks, like terrorists, certainly benefit from the practice of ‘asymmetrical warfare’. That is, the crackpots offer their nonsense for free whereas genuine results tend to be hidden behind paywalls. In addition, the loony ideas are always negative rather than positive, and that appeals – ironically – to the sort of amateurs who are always against anything new. Finally, the idiot tendency likes to employ either simple but specious models or to ‘baffle-with-science’ using advanced (but flawed) mathematics. They cannot understand the sophisticated mathematics which have outgrown them, and neither can their followers. It would be preferable to ignore these terrorist pseudoscientists altogether. However, like ISIS, they enrage everyone (except their gormless fans) by blindly chipping-away at the symbols of established culture.   

Same Old Scam

July 9, 2015

FOR POSTING as UFT321: Second Paper in the Ide Circuit

July 9, 2015

This is an excellent paper by Horst Eckardt and Douglas Lindstrom, proving the existence of spin connection resonance and reproducing the Ide results precisely using both theory and experiment. I guess that this will be presented at the Idaho conference by Dr. Douglas Lindstrom. Congratulations to both colleagues. In terms of engineering this is a very important paper, and in terms of natural philosophy it proves the existence of the spin connection experimentally. Devices such as these should be mass produced as soon as possible.”

Or, as a physicist would put it, a bunch of incompetent electrical engineers has used unsuitable measuring techniques which have then thrown up apparent anomalies. They have then fiddled with the mathematics so as to make the results seem to support a crackpot theory. This sort of nonsense is not even new: over twenty years ago there was the ‘Sunburst’ machine, promoted by the loony brother of film-director Brian De Palma and vouched-for by a professor (sic) of electrical engineering. There is definitely something wrong with the education system. How do these people obtain degrees? How do they hang on to their jobs?

Keep It Up, Ron!

July 9, 2015

Discussion of Note 320(4)

July 9, 2015

Agreed, there are many interesting things to do now. Sometimes the Newtonian part is described as the inertial part and by this I simple meant (dr / dt) e bold sub r. As you know, the inverse square law of attraction would pull m in to M were it not for the centrifugal force outwards. The centrifugal force is generated by rotation of axes as you know.”

Yes, please do keep parading your schoolboy understanding of elementary physics; it really helps to undermine all of the effort that you put into trying to fool people by using invalid tensor operations. The so-called centrifugal force is not ‘generated by rotation of axes’. It is not generated at all … except in the onlooker’s mind as an aid to visualization and calculation.  If it is a real force, what is its point of origin? Your explanation would certainly get full marks in a GCSE examination but, coming from someone who has supposedly overthrown Einstein, it looks merely naive or pathetic.

Come Let Us Praise Him

July 8, 2015

Summary by AIAS Co-President Gareth Evans

July 8, 2015

Many thanks for this summary. Sometimes a particular result like this is very pleasing because of its economy and power. The theory can be developed in many directions as Gareth mentions here.”

We do not think that Sewage has received enough recognition over his recent promotion. We think that it would be nice if everybody sent a congratulatory letter to him:

Professor Dr G.J.Evans

Co-President AIAS

c/o Ceredigion County Council
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UE

plus perhaps a separate letter to the education department of CCC, lauding him for his efforts in the field of perpetual-motion research and science-education. Of course, the Council must already be solidly behind him on this, as our own log shows an inordinate number of AIAS-related e-mails being sent at times when he is presumably being paid by local rate-payers to carry out work for them.

It has been suggested to us that he may have retired from this post. Never mind, send the plaudits anyway; they will certainly be forwarded to him.

Ron’s Fictitious Forces

July 8, 2015

320(3): Detailed Proof of Eqs. (18) to (23) of Note 320(2)

July 8, 2015

This is the detailed proof, showing that the gravitomagnetic field (capital omega) is the angular velocity of the earth, directed in the k axis. This is a simple but profound result in my opinion, one which greatly clarifies the nature of the gravitomagnetic field. The units of the gravitomagnetic field are those of angular velocity, radians per second. It is the equivalent of magnetic flux density B in electrodynamics, but is of course part of the complete gravitational field tensor of ECE2. The result shows that everything is self consistent, and is a multiple cross check. Each planet has its gravitomagnetic field, which is simply the angular velocity of each planet, or any spinning object in orbit. All the checks of ECE2 in UFT314 to UFT319 have given self consistent results so far. The non Newtonian effect in this case is the centrifugal acceleration. Newton never realized the existence of the centrifugal acceleration and the first to describe it was Coriolis in 1835. The teaching of physics is sometimes vague, it does not explain the origin of the centrifugal acceleration. Now we know that its origin is the gravitomagnetic Lorentz force of ECE2 generally covariant unified field theory.”

It is Ron’s ignorance of physics which can only be described as ‘profound’. He makes pronouncements which would shame the ‘schoolboys’ who can supposedly understand his ‘work’. Apart from the inconvenient experimental fact that all of the fields surrounding the Earth have now been measured up to the limits of instrumental accuracy, leaving no room for Ron’s new imaginary forces, he does not even understand the old ‘imaginary’ forces. There must be something seriously wrong with the education system when ‘the only civil-list scientist (while it lasts)’  and a local-government ‘science officer’ cannot understand the most basic physical concepts. We have spelt it out before but, as those two proponents of perpetual-motion are particularly thick, let us spell it out again. Newton’s laws were formulated for, and only apply to, an inertial system. That is, a system undergoing no acceleration in the Newtonian sense (yes, it is somewhat of a circular definition – as Mach pointed out). Many important situations are unfortunately not Newtonian, one of them being the rotating Earth. From the point of view of an outsider, hovering in space, everything is perfectly clear (and Newtonian): satellites – including the Moon – are continuously falling towards the Earth, but never reach it. Projectiles fly perfectly linearly from point to point on the Earth’s surface, as seen by the external observer. However, the rotating Earth is not an inertial system and Newton’s laws do not apply to it. Because that is somewhat inconvenient, various ‘fixes’ have been found. D’Alembert pointed out that the mathematics could be simplified by adding new, but fictitious, forces to make the equations balance in the normal Newtonian manner. The gravitational attraction of satellites, for instance, could be balanced by a fictitious ‘centrifugal’ force, and the puzzling deviated movements of winds and cannonballs could be attributed to a fictitious ‘Coriolis’ force. One could simply ‘step back and see that a projectile appears to deviate from its path simply because the Earth is ‘rotating beneath it’, but it is simpler (even if that confuses the simple-minded) to invoke a non-existent force. Theoretically speaking, one can invoke an infinite number of fictitious forces in order to explain any conceivable departure from Newton’s laws in a non-Newtonian system. In practice, it has been found that only three are needed: centrifugal, Coriolis and one which does not even have a universally agreed name (only the designers of fairground rides seem to need to use it). Analogies are a powerful tool in physics for explaining one phenomenon in terms of another, but more familiar, one. The gravitational field for instance can be physically modeled using heat or electrical fields (because they are all governed by the same differential equation). It will come as no surprise to learn therefore that it has been known for many years that one can make interesting connections between the above fictitious forces and Maxwell’s equations. But this is a sort of ‘academic game’; one must not push analogies too far. Only loonies do that. Nevertheless it is clear that, as usual, Ron’s great insights are years out-of-date. No doubt this will all be spelt out in detail by that forthcoming ‘hatchet job’ on the ‘academic’ lunatic fringe.

Craigcefnparc News #7

July 7, 2015

Ioan Richard reports:

“The Wales Government Inspector’s Report of sixty pages and the Wales Government Agricultural Minister’s Report of sixteen pages are both now published listing the names of OBJECTORS to the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Turbines. Surprise, surpise the names of Myron Evans and Sian Ifans and Gethin Gruffudd and Geoff Ifans are not listed as objectors. CONCLUSION must be that none of them did anything to save the Mountain. It is Tuesday 7th of July today, The local newspaper the SOUTH WALES EVENING POST will report the verdict tomorrow. No doubt the fantasisers will claim they saved the mountain. The fact is they did nothing except rant. NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING AT ALL.”

Dissent in the Ranks?

July 7, 2015

As we never tire of pointing out, Ron has made some very embarrassing remarks about the conman, Searl, about the viability of Bessler’s Wheel and about the supposed antigravity properties of the humble Levitron toy (as advanced by Kellum). It seems that Ron has edited-out some of his more extreme comments re Searl, but he is happy to allow the rest of the rubbish to be archived (from where it will certainly be ‘excavated’ later by critics of pseudoscience and students of abnormal psychology). Now, at first sight, looks like a mirror-site, where Ron’s blog entries are reproduced almost immediately. But could it be that the good people of Upitec still cling to some hope of maintaining a shred of scientific reputation? For it is noticeable that all references to Searl, Bessler and Kellum have been expunged from that site. Well done, lads, there is hope for you yet …  but does Ron know that you are censoring him?

Refute This

July 7, 2015

Condemnation of Personal Attacks on Stephen Crothers

July 7, 2015

As a British Civil List Pensioner I have condemned these ad hominem or personal attacks many times. I think that they should be logged and used in evidence of harassment and verbal common assault. Stephen Crothers is a former detective and well used to giving evidence in court. Personal attacks are an admission of defeat by people who have been out argued and who are abject philosophical failures. Trolls are sordid common criminals. “False Philosophers Fall” (Barddoniaeth / Collected Poetry”, New Generation, London, 2015, above my coat of arms on the home page, first Miltonian sonnet sequence).”

What is wrong with ad hominem attacks? The concept relates to pure logic and has nothing to do with the sort of street-level methods used by the likes of Sam Spade, by other well-known pseudoscientists … and by private detectives. If he wants to prove his point, he should submit his work to a reputable journal (that is, not Progress in Physics or other loony-friendly rags). Crackpots always claim that real journals are against them. But that is rather like someone claiming to be a chess prodigy without ever confronting the best players; preferring instead to impress mere ‘patzers’ and to insist that the official rules are incorrect. Not being a physicist, Sam Spade will not have heard of the correspondence principle. It states that, when a major paradigm-shift occurs, the new theory must not invalidate the results predicted by the old theory under those conditions for which the old theory was formulated. For instance, Newton’s third law is affected somewhat by relativity and quantum mechanics, but those theories must still subsume the classical law. This means that, in order to invalidate the general relativistic prediction of black holes, Sam Spade must also invalidate the Newtonian prediction of black holes. Unfortunately, Newton made no such prediction … but John Michell did, over 230 years ago:

see p42 et seq.  So, come on Ron and Spade, where is the error in Michell’s calculations? Even if they are off by the famous ‘factor-of-two’, they are still in the right ball-park. In fact, Sam Spade admits that the GR result subsumes the Newtonian result on his own website!

“Rearranging the equation for the so-called ‘Schwarzschild radius’ gives,

<i>c</i> = (2<i>Gm/r<sub>s</sub></i>)<sup>½</sup>This is immediately recognised as the Newtonian expression for escape speed.”

General advice to pseudoscientific scum: if you cannot stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.