Archive for December, 2015

Einstein Wins Again

December 22, 2015

Cell phones and brain cancer

December 22, 2015

Agreed with Stephen Crothers, corporate power would cover up hell if it could, but in the immortal words of Clouseau, my hand is on fire.”

Hey Ron, why don’t you tell the troll, Crothers, to tell that ‘celebrity surgeon’ that Einstein explained that electromagnetic radiation is made up of discrete packets of energy (photons) equal to the wave-frequency multiplied by Planck’s constant. Photo-emission is therefore possible only for photons having energies greater than the ionization threshold (about 5eV for metals). That is in the ultra-violet region of the spectrum. Ultra-violet radiation, to which people rush to expose themselves,  can create mutant strands of DNA that lead to horrific skin cancers (especially in countries such as Australia). Microwave photons from cell phones have energies which are about 1,000,000 times too low to create mutant strands of DNA. Why don’t you tell the thickos that? Oh, you did not know it yourself? Well, that is understandable, you are not a physicist: you are just a chemist who has picked up a bit of physics jargon. 

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Hear, Hear!

December 20, 2015

Welcome from Robert Cheshire

December 20, 2015

Seconded!”

This is going to look soooo damning in that book, ‘cos tugboat-captains, pub-singers and Tesla-worshippers know so much about physics, don’t they? 

ECE Pseudoscience

December 19, 2015

FOR POSTING: Google Keyword Analysis, ECE is Mainstream Physics

December 19, 2015

Anyone can do such an analysis, the choice of keywords should be as broad as possible without losing relevance. The examples below clearly show that ECE is mainstream physics, and has been for years.”

Then why is your ECE ‘nowhere’ among the hits which result from using ECE as a search term? 

Will the Irony Never End?

December 19, 2015

Closing Coal Mines is a Big Mistake

December 18, 2015

This mentality was brought about by an assault on South Wales by the politically very hostile thatcherite regime. This is now known to have been very corrupt, and it essentially destroyed British industry. The present tory regime is committed to insane austerity, which might well catalyze a general strike.”

In order to shut down the UK’s coal mines, Mrs Thatcher used – as a hatchet-man – a Scottish-American businessman. Now, Ron, you have often argued that ‘new energy’ (perpetual motion) will avoid people having to risk their lives in mining operations in the future. Here is the irony, Ron, Thatcher’s hatchet-man was also a believer in perpetual-motion; he was your sort of people! He was in fact part of a triumvirate of loonies, the others being a very senior Navy official who was convinced that British warships could be powered by water, and a rather sinister American political fixer (also hired by Thatcher to undermine CND using dirty tricks) who had applied for a patent on an antigravity machine.  Most scientists are rather naive, in that they believe that pseudoscience consists only of telepathy, homoeopathy, etc., afflicts only its victims and can be easily contained. We, on the other hand, know that pseudoscience is rife and infects ‘captains of industry’; thus damaging everyone’s interests.

‘Nutworking’

December 17, 2015

Introduction to the Work of AIAS / UPITEC

December 17, 2015

Ecat World,
Dear Dr. Acland,
I was asked by Dr. Steve Bannister of the Department of Economics, University of Utah, to give an introduction to the work of AIAS / UPITEC (www.aias.us, www.upitec.org,www.atomicprecision.com, www.et3m.net). The type of work which is probably of most interest to you is the explanation of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) given in several papers of the unified field theory series onwww.aias.us, UFT226 ff. This work is reviewed in UFT287, a chapter of “The Principles of ECE Theory” and is currently being extended by Douglas Lindstrom.”

Why do you call him ‘Dr’ Acland, Ron? He is just a science-fiction writer who has confused reality and fantasy. Never mind, this will be another nail in the coffin of Bannister’s career. It is just not good for even an economist to be so directly linked to crooks:

http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Acland/e/B005GW88UQ

http://energy2point0.org/board-of-directors/

http://freeenergyscams.com/update-conclusions-drawn-from-the-n-c-radiation-protection-report-update/

 

Figure of Fun

December 16, 2015

UFT88 Studied again by the Student Union in the University of Bonn

December 16, 2015

UFT88 by Horst Eckardt and myself is “The Bianchi Identity of Differential Geometry”. As mentioned yesterday on this blog it is the most read scientific paper in the world at present on the second Bianchi identity upon which Einstein based his field equation.”

But Ron, you poor sad deluded creature, Google Scholar says that that paper has never been cited, in spite of being available in 14 versions. The more up-market source, Scopus.com, says the same thing. And those are students, Ron, do you not think that it is much more likely that they are simply accessing it ‘pour rire‘. 

 

Renovate Yourself

December 15, 2015

Renovating Trawsgoed

December 15, 2015

There is a lot of interest in this idea on the blog today. It depends on whether or not I can raise the capital by auction of my original manuscript folders as a member of the Gentry of Wales descended from the Princes, Civil List Pensioner, triple world record holder, and the most productive scientist in history. They are valued carefully at five to ten million pounds in comparison with other Civil List pensioners, and we know that they are already historical.”

You will not be able to raise the funding, because your output is without value. You hold only one world record (most undeserving recipient of a Civil List Pension) and you have produced only a mixture of mundane chemical work and worthless pseudo-physics. Your blog is a daily tissue of lies, and you will eventually be exposed:

For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petard, an’t shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines
And blow them at the moon.

Statement of Fact

December 15, 2015

Physics in Turmoil

December 15, 2015

As a result of the refusal of dogmatists to accept clear refutations of the standard model the world of physics is in turmoil. The vast readership of AIAS / UPITEC rejects the dogma as it is taught. This rejection takes place among the best in the world and the luddites stand no chance of stopping the march of ideas.”

Physics is not in turmoil. There has been no major innovation for nearly 100 years and most experimental physicists spend their time delving into the minutiae of what is already known (New Journal of Physics is a good [open-access] guide to the breadth of what physicists actually do). Only theoretical physicists and cranks think up rather unlikely models to explain apparent paradoxes: e.g. the ‘many-worlds’ explication of quantum paradoxes must be the silliest solution ever devised.  The cranks are nevertheless rejected by reputable journals and so they have to go to fake ones such as Journal of Nuclear Physics (a front for the dodgy Rossi) and Progress in Physics. It is a scandal in itself that loonies have been allowed to purloin such respectable titles. This situation is very confusing for physics laymen who, in our opinion, include electrical engineers, schoolteachers and journalists … but it is a boon to cranks such as Ron. It would be nice to be able to ignore perpetual-motion and antigravity loonies, as one did in the past, but simple-minded people (e.g. politicians) are too easily impressed by the glossy fronts that the internet makes possible and the lunatic fringe is now stealing real funding: the UK Government and its quangos have alone given £75000 to Harold Aspden to develop a perpetual-motion machine, £39000 to John Searl’s  brother to market (sic) a ‘magnetic motor’ and a reputed £250000 to Roger Shawyer to develop his Emdrive antigravity machine.

Two-Faced to the Nth Degree

December 15, 2015

FOR POSTING: Petition for Complete Independence for Wales

December 15, 2015

This petition is addressed to the Westminster Parliament and may be signed by anyone worldwide. I wrote it as a member of the Gentry of Wales and descendant of the Princes and ancients Kings of Britain. It will shortly be followed by more petitions.”

How interesting it is that Ron has begun an orgy of petitioning at GoPetition (run from Australia, by the way); the very site at which he suppressed a petition calling for the removal of undeserved Civil List Pensions. What a great believer in democracy he must be, NOT! This is someone who calls for a Welsh-language test for immigrants to Wales, but who himself smuggled at least two non Welsh-speakers into a small Welsh village.  One of his petitions is particularly pointless: calling for Welsh education in Welsh schools when that already exists.

Collateral Damage

December 13, 2015

Important Summary by Dr. Steve Bannister

December 13, 2015

This is an important economic summary by AIAS Fellow Steve Bannister of the University of Utah, where low energy nuclear reactions were discovered. He earned his Ph. D. this year on the causes of the first industrial revolution, and is applying his conclusions to the second industrial revolution in which fossil fuel will no longer be needed. The apparatus, circuits and theories are in place. It is a matter of defeating the Luddites, the Langevin reaction to the shock of the new, and the resistance to change. As Dr. Bannister points out, they will be defeated by the most fundamental of all human instincts, the instinct for survival. Steve kindly flew over all the way from Utah to attend an AIAS conference here, and I gave him a piece of steam coal from Hendy drift mine as a token of the new, not of the old.”

The ridiculous Dr Bannister is rapidly making himself a secondary target in our project: a sort of Martin Bormann to Ron’s Hitler, or is ‘Quisling’ a more apt analogy? As we have pointed out before, one cannot expect much of a state that was founded by the followers of a liar, religious maniac and financial scam-artist who was shot in prison by a lynch-mob. It is thus almost logical that the pseudoscience of cold-fusion (now re-branded as LENR) started partly in Utah (and partly at the University of Southampton, where not only Fleischman but also Harold Aspden operated).  As for Bannister, he is a sort of financial analogue of Crothers. That is, they both pursued quite desultory careers before deciding that they wanted a doctorate rather late in life. Bannister was an ‘army brat’ and spent time in France and Japan, when not moving from state to state.  This led to a great deal of academic dislocation and necessitated his attending nine grade schools and three high schools before getting to MIT and the University of Illinois. His career has included time with Fortune 500 firms: one immediately wonders whether he was the one supposedly buying perpetual-motion machines from Hill of Beans. Economics is known as ‘the dismal science’ and economists are universally hated and derided for being perpetually ‘wise after the event’: the event usually being a financial bubble and crash which harms just about everybody. One can only be delighted to find such a ‘stick’ as Bannister (a believer in perpetual-motion) with which to beat economists in general.