Archive for September, 2015

The Moron State

September 29, 2015

Low Energy Nuclear Reactions and Energy from Spacetime Now Mainstream

September 29, 2015

This is excellent news, especially as LENR started in the University of Utah. I think that Government and corporate funding should be poured into the development of devices such as this. They are historically equivalent to the development of steam power, followed by electric power, and your Thesis on the second industrial revolution is an excellent summary. I much enjoyed the walk to Hendy coal tip and I hope you have framed your piece of steam coal as a memento of the first industrial revolution.”

One cannot expect a great deal from a state which was founded by the followers of a lying confidence trickster and religious maniac. And one also cannot expect much of business sources. After all, they were just as gung ho about Madoff’s Ponzi scheme when it started. More pertinently, we can remember when the Financial Times covered the perpetual-motion scheme of Kenneth Shoulders. He and his fellow crackpots (strangely calling themselves the Jupiter Toy Company) conned a wealthy chicken farmer into investing in their ‘electron cluster’ scheme. Guess how that ended. It is always the case that the crank may get a little money, the promoter gets a lot more, and only the investors lose out. Ron’s friend, John (help me rebuild my cancer-curing levitating perpetual-motion machine) Searl, has been living off this type of investment scam for decades. 

Still Pushing an Open Door

September 29, 2015

Graphical Results for Orbital Precession in Special Relativity

September 29, 2015

These are excellent results and graphics, proving conclusively that special relativity can produce orbital precession. So orbital precession is not a conclusive test of Einsteinian general relativity, because it can be produced by special relativity. It is also known that Einstein’s mathematics are riddled with errors which are well known and can no longer be just ignored.”

But Ron, why are you still trying to ‘prove’, in such a convoluted way, something which is well known and is a student-level exercise? You may not read or believe the ‘dogma’, but any intelligent layman will see that ‘dogma’ got there first, got it right and did it much more simply. Your attempts to ‘baffle with pseudoscience’ are bound to rebound on you. For instance, you constantly refer to the precession of the perihelion of Mercury as if it has one cause and one explanation. What general relativity did was to explain the discrepancy that remained after every other cause had been accounted for. And what does it mean to deride Einstein’s ‘mathematical errors’? You are simply playing on the lay belief that ‘key’ experiments are performed just once and then the whole of physics immediately changes course. But, in fact, the Michelson-Morley experiment – for example – has been repeated many times; each time with greater accuracy. Every ‘critical experiment’ is repeated again and again. ‘Popular’ sources say that the MM experiment drove Einstein to develop relativity. In fact, he said that the greater driving force had been the subtleties of electromagnetic induction. It is those same subtleties which make cranks think that the homopolar motor/generator does not obey Newton’s third law and is therefore a route to perpetual motion and antigravity: you know, cranks like Siemens Stain. Physicists even like to say that, “electromagnetism is relativity at walking pace”; something which electrical engineers stubbornly fail to take on board. Finally, what about the many generations of physicists and mathematicians which have checked Einstein’s calculations, and have not found them wanting. Why indeed do cranks constantly attack Einstein, but not the equally significant figures of Dirac, Planck, etc.? It is because Einstein is the only physicist of whom the general public has heard, and so crackpots do it for instant fame … but they achieve only infamy … don’t you? The only other well-known physicist is Hawking, so you attack him too. The underhand methods of the lunatic fringe are always so transparently obvious.   

Learning from the Master

September 28, 2015

We note that Ide and Tugboat are pulling the same tricks that Ron does. Ide extols the virtues, of those organizing the conference, as if that reflects directly on his fringe (in every sense) presentation. We often imagine that, if Ron stubbed his toe on Nelson’s column, he would recite the history of the (other) great man and somehow contrive to bask in a common glory.  Meanwhile, Tugboat has ‘evansed’ (see our recent neologism) and has unilaterally named something after himself (see also Criterion #25 of the Baez Crackpot Index)  

Same Old, Same Old, Old Hat

September 28, 2015

Discussion Part Three of Note 328(4)

September 28, 2015

This looks like a very interesting plan. It would confirm your numerical results indicating that special relativity gives precession of a planar orbit, a very important finding in astronomy and cosmology. I plan one more Note 328(5) then will write up UFT328.”

It is a trivial fact, and already well known. You should read our blog Ron.

Pure Desperation

September 27, 2015

Osamu Ide at MANA-RSC symposium: Materials for Energy Generation and Storage

September 27, 2015

Many thanks, this is an important presentation of energy from spacetime to the Royal Society of Chemistry Meeting in Tsukuba University on 15 – 16 October. UFT311 by Kurt Arenhold and Horst Eckardt is very well studied already and gives full details of the Osamu Ide circuit and its precise description with ECE theory.”

All of this nonsense stems from the fact that, way back in 1995, Ide managed to get a paper into the Journal of Applied Physics. It described the behavior of a run-of-the-mill ‘LCR’ circuit; the only novelty being a movable ferromagnetic core in the L (inductance) part of the circuit. The core was attracted by the magnetic field generated by the current resulting from the discharge of the C (capacitance) part of the circuit. The paper reported an unusual increase in the re-charge (sic) voltage. There was no claim that output was greater than input; such a claim would have got the paper rejected on-the-spot. Nevertheless, the ambiguity of the wording might lead some suitably predisposed readers to think that it was a perpetual motion machine. It was a very mundane piece of work, and has been cited only 7 times in 20 years; 3 times by Ide (twice while at loony conferences and once in a patent application). All of the other citations were by the usual suspects (Siemens Stain and Amador). You see how desperate these clowns are, and how they seize on every paltry shred of so-called ‘evidence’? 

Beware the Ides

September 26, 2015

Slide presentation by Douglas Lindstrom

September 26, 2015

Agreed with Oamu Ide, a clear and helpful presentation.”

No Ron, it was dire and dishonest. How long does it take to check a PowerPoint presentation for typographical errors? Perhaps Lindy just cannot see them … just as you cannot. The only honest bit was the ‘pathological science’ descriptor, even if ECE somehow got missed out. Did you ever imagine, all those years ago, that a youngest-ever DSc would be reduced to mixing with the likes of Ide? On the other hand, why does a sane person possess a letter which says that he is not mad?

Schools Out

September 26, 2015

Black hole non-evidence

September 26, 2015

This kind of black hole stuff is an obsessive and narcissistic psychosis brought about by pathological science in the obsolete standard model, whose funding is rapidly disappearing. The avant garde ECE school of thought dismisses these claims as being mathematically incorrect (proofs that no torsion means no gravitation and many other refutations both by the ECE and Crothers schools of thought).”

So just you and Sam Spade then, plus a few loony followers. We recently drew attention to a proper scientific paper which had a huge number of authors. Every one of them, if they knew about you, would say the same things that we do. Just imagine all of those so-called trolls queuing up to lambaste you. 

Not Exactly Interstellar

September 26, 2015

FOR POSTING: “The Universe of Myron Evans”

September 26, 2015

Many thanks to Doug Lindstrom! This film was made partly in the Patti Theatre at Craig y Nos Castle, the narrator is Robert Cheshire, who has also recorded my entire original film script in the Essay Section.”

Oh how we had missed Tugboat’s Fyfe Robertson impression, and the images of him (literally) tramping across the countryside; not to mention his hilarious mispronunciation of the name of a famous scientist and the popular (but incorrect) summary of scientific history. But where are they now? Dunging-Davies defected to the enemy (i.e. the fake professor who financed the film) and we would not give 2p for 21st Century Filmworks. Well, in fact we might because that is the current declared value of the company according to Companies House. And to think that the film supposedly cost half-a-million dollars to make! Ron’s demeanor is somewhat  odd in the film: his back literally against the wall, he delivers his great message in a curiously lackluster manner, quite different to the bluster of his written work. It is almost as if he was expecting to get slapped in the face at any moment … even though no real scientists were present  

Un Coup au Coeur

September 25, 2015

FOR POSTING: Lecture Slides by Douglas Lindstrom Opening the Idaho Conference

September 25, 2015

It is a pleasure to post this excellent lecture by AIAS Director Douglas Lindstrom, retired from the Canadian Government and one of the most respected and able of the avant garde scientists of the twenty first century. Douglas Lindstrom’s biography appears in several editions of “Marquis Who’s Who in the World”. He starts by an explanation of what is meant by Langmuir’s phrase “pathological science” , which is non Baconian and / or illogical thinking, or which contains mathematical errors. The bad parts of standard physics are already regarded as pathological by the avant garde physicists. I strongly recommend a reading of this slide set. It opened the Couer d’Alene New Energy Conference in 2015, before about three hundred participants, and is very clearly written. Douglas Lindstrom and Horst Eckardt have contributed greatly to ECE theory and have a complete grasp of the theory.”

And how long did it take him to cut and paste together that comedy-turn from … just about every ‘popular science’ publication that one has ever read? The first thought that occurs is this: is ‘Dr’ Lindy illiterate, or is English not his first language. “who’s” instead of “whose”? And “its” does not require an apostrophe (p2). How interesting it is, but not really surprising, that Lindy turns out to be a creationist (p6). It is not surprising because, like disreputable characters in many other walks of life, cranks invariably suffer from a multitude of sociological (sic) diseases. No real scientist would mention Tesla or Edison in that context (p7). The latter were mere carpet-baggers; parasites who took credit for the work of others. Someone who was really ‘on top of his game’ would have mentioned (p11)  that Clifford algebra further reduces Maxwell to a single equation.  Again (p21), the homopolar generator/motor is completely understood by physicists; only electrical engineers have difficulty with it because – ironically enough – the explanation requires the use of special relativity … even though high speeds are not involved. Does not know, or cannot spell, (p23) the name of the media’s favorite scientist. Aharonov-Bohm effect (p24) baffles only non-physicists. Also, the AB effect (like ZPE) has analogies in non-electromagnetic situations and is therefore irrelevant in the given context. Again, the Sagnac effect (p25) baffles only non-physicists but is treated with considerable awe in the lunatic fringe. All cutting-edge experiments (p26) eventually become routine student demonstrations, so that is a weak point. Poor punctuation, and typos (p27). Yep, basic mathematics … which Ron cannot handle (p29). Note: have the ECE math pages checked by an expert; there is a guy in Germany (not Siemens Stain!) whom we can heartily recommend.  Only cranks believe resonance to be a source of energy. Amusingly enough, non-linearities in one term of the Euler equation explain why scales appear to ‘weigh light’ when a vibrating object is put on them. It has been known since the mid-19th century that hydrogen, absorbed into platinum-group or transition-group elements, produces an ‘anomalous’ heat output. Pons and Fleischmann ‘did not do their homework’. The comment encapsulates what conjurors call the ‘bunch-of-sticks’ principle (p58): that is, ‘produce the same effect using different techniques’ in order to baffle the audience. Organisations possessing ‘more money than sense’ (p59) now routinely back pseudoscience, in accord with the so-called Pascal’s Wager principle (read the book, Voodoo Science). We happen to know that a section-chief at Airbus has applied for a patent on a propulsion device which is contrary to Newton’s third law! Rossi (p60) is guilty of previous scams and has made dozens of court appearances. Lithium aluminium hydride (p65) is a well-known hydrogen-storage material, Duh! Oh look, the famous neutrons (p69) which fatally undermined the Pons-Fleischmann results. Yes, the Australians used to own the largest homopolar generator (p79) in the world. The pieces are now scattered over a campus as ‘works of art’. It did not fare well; probably because the Australians forgot that it was also a gyroscope … and failed to align it properly with the Earth’s rotational axis, thus putting stress on the bearings.  De Palma (p80) was the brother of the film director, was a well-known loony and lied about being a physicist at MIT. The machine was indeed ‘approved’ by a professor. But he was an electrical engineer; a notoriously flaky breed. Puthoff (former scientologist) of course was also one of the ‘scientists’ who ‘confirmed’ Uri Geller’s ‘powers’.  So altogether (p91) nothing new; just the same age-old scams and misconceptions. Questions (p92)? Yes, how on Earth do you people still have the cheek to put ‘Dr’ ahead of your names?  

Illuminati at Work?

September 25, 2015

The Universe of Myron Evans

September 25, 2015

Yes it appears that it has been scrubbed, but the unedited script of it that I wrote has been made into broadcasts narrated by Robert Cheshire, who was also the narrator of the film made partially at the Patti Theatre of Craig y Nos Castle. It was originally posted from Austria, and someone may have a copy of it an repost it. I think that it can be bought from the filmmakers.”

Oh dear, who will be the first to cry ‘conspiracy’? What dark forces are trying to keep Ron’s great discoveries from the general public? Nothing to do with us: shallow thinkers might want to suppress Ron’s drivel, but that would only create a martyr. We want Ron to crash and burn very publicly. We want future science students to be warned about the dangers and attractions of pseudoscience. We want this to become a constant reproach, “exercise scientific caution and modesty, don’t be such a Myron Evans”. Favorable comments on Ron should become a sure-fire indicator that the speaker is naive, crooked and/or stupid, just as favorable comments about Tesla already serve the same purpose among physicists.