December 31, 2016”
We love to see missives from No-Bubbles Jackson, because he is so clearly insane and Ron’s acceptance of his ideas makes Ron look very very bad. It was No-Bubbles who wrote a ‘paper’ claiming that ECE explains the human soul. It was also he who was interviewed by the revolting shock-jock Rancid Rense and who told that sicko that Einstein was planted (by the Rockefellers) at the Bern Patent Office in order to undermine Tesla. He further told Rancid that Cartan and Einstein had supplied the Nazis with the information which allowed the latter to build anti-gravity aircraft (LOL). When Ron was interviewed by Rancid shortly afterwards, he did not deny any of No-Bubble’s claims. Now No-Bubbles has sent Ron a well-known ‘paper’ from the lunatic fringe. It claims that ‘gyroscopes’ (they are in fact only mono-gimballed spinning-tops) do not obey Newton’s Third Law and therefore promise reaction-less propulsion and UFO-style levitation. This is where a sort of ‘relativity of scientific authority’ comes in. That is, No-Bubbles and Ron and the remainder of the lunatic fringe think that such mad gyroscopic ideas are validated by being endorsed by a ‘famous engineer’ such as Laithwaite or by a ‘Boeing engineer’ like Mike Gamble. They also think that a granted patent on an invention is scientific proof. The truth is that the accepted scientific evidence instead reveals Laithwaite, Gamble and patent office examiners to be incompetent clowns. Relatively speaking, physics advances and the loonies go backwards. Of course, Laithwaite and Gamble were/are electrical engineers; a breed which is always disproportionately represented in the lunatic fringe. To be fair, one should also mention Dunging-Davies, former AIAS member and head of the rival crackpot organization, TGA. Dunging-Davies has co-authored a book which bases a whole ‘new science of mechanics’ upon Laithwaite’s deceptive Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (the first never to be transcribed for posterity). When Dunging-Davies was awarded a worthless gong by a crackpot group, that fact was mentioned as being a good thing in the yearbook of Dunging’s university! It is rather worrying that a British university can no longer spot pseudoscientific cant.