Archive for January, 2017

Rictus

January 31, 2017

Discussion of Note 369(4)

January 31, 2017

Many thanks to the Co President!”

“Newton must be smiling!!”? Jeez, what a sycophant our Sewage is! Someone should make a FOIA request to Ceredigion County Council to find out exactly what this lickspittle does all day (on the public’s dime), apart from worshipping Ron,  and how he got the job. 

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Enquire Within

January 31, 2017

Creditors’ Liquidation of Mawr Development Trust

January 31, 2017

Stones and Company,
Insolvency Practitioners,
63 Walter Road,
Swansea

Can you please advise me of the amount of money owed to the creditors by the company when it was dissolved, and who were the creditors?”

Oh Ron, Ron, surely you know by now that if you want facts you should ask us.

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… and it was a voluntary liquidation. What is it that the young people say? Oh yes, “We own you”. Now, about all of those silly physics ideas which you have …

Interesting Convergence of Ideas

January 30, 2017

All of (real) science is interconnected. One of Ron’s long-time obsessions is that the photon has a rest mass, and that general relativity is rubbish. And lately, he is obsessed with spinning-tops. So it is interesting to see all of those themes brought together … and not in a way which favours Ron.

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addendum (31st Jan): and have you noticed reference 20?

Who Knew?

January 30, 2017

New Results for 369(1)

January 30, 2017

Many thanks again, and congratulations in turn! This rigorous solution shows that the spinning of the gyroscope cannot balance the force of gravitation without an extra upward force. The elliptic spiral is particularly interesting, the centre of mass follows this path as it is pulled downwards by the force of gravity. A balancing upward force modelled by m = m1 allows the gyro to float, so if held above the lab bench it would feel weightless. This is the observation by Laithwaite, who was perfectly right. This effect can be used for heavy engineering, for example to reduce drag in railway systems. That requires the skills of a practical engineer. All this shows the power and elegance of the Euler Lagrange equations.”

The spinning of the top (have you ever seen a real gyroscope) cannot indeed produce an upward force. Duh! But adding a contrived extra force proves nothing. Let us imagine that this ‘loony-force’ relieves Laithwaite of the effort required to lift the top. How does that change anything? The loony-force will still (unless it is truly magical) exert a reaction force on the ground, and so it is still not the wonderful antigravity force (one that does not obey Newton’s third law) which is always sought by the lunatic fringe. In fact, even the levitation effect predicted by general relativity (which we mentioned recently), would still obey the third law. We wonder whether your degrees are worth the paper that they are printed on. After all, teachers often simply mark, as correct, the incorrect information which they handed out in the first place!  Is that what happened to you … and SS? Or did you both happen to miss the third-law lesson?

Proof Positive

January 30, 2017

FOR POSTING: Section 3 of paper 368

January 30, 2017

This is an incisive graphical analysis as usual by co author Horst Eckardt, the results are full of interest, especially for the case of the weightless gyro. This is the first time that this problem has been completely solved, the key step being the use of Maxima code to solve simultaneous differential equations numerically. It would be interesting to animate some results when time permits.”

The fact that you have applied your fatuous ECE theory to the explanation of an ‘effect’  which does not even exist, and claim to have explained it, makes it glaringly obvious that the theory is worthless. Don’t you get it? Laithwaite was as big a crackpot as you are (if more successful) and you have brainlessly bought-in to his lunacy and lies. Looking for new challenges for your ECE tripe theory? Why not use it to explain how a few people, under the ‘fluence’ of Uri Geller, can lift a heavy colleague by using just their finger-tips? In fact, you could try (and probably manage) to explain how he bends spoons, or detects which one, of a set of identical cans, holds a sought object.  Such renewed and authoritative (LOL) scientific interest might revive his career; it cannot have helped that he had hyphenated ‘Freud’ (a name redolent of unexpected and recent notoriety) to his name, for business purposes. When we last checked, he was trying to sell his multi-million pound home. So you and Siemens Stain could become the ‘Targ and Puthoff’ of the 3rd millennium.

Please Apply

January 30, 2017

New Conference Journals: Call for Papers\International Research Conferen…

January 30, 2017

This is another invitation and might be of interest.”

We are great believers in the use of notorious crackpots to detect other pseudoscientists; anyone who cites Tesla, for instance, as his muse is sure to be a crank. Searl is another prime example of a useful touchstone and, of course, so is Laithwaite. By extension, you too Ron are a useful tool and, should you or your gang ever get an invitation to an apparently bona fide conference, and are actually allowed to promulgate your loony theories there, we shall be able to out a further nest of academic cranks. Go for it. 

The Idiocy Continues

January 28, 2017

Discussion of 369(1): Complete Analytical Mechanics of the Gyroscope

January 28, 2017

This will be the first time that this problem has been correctly solved, so your coding is full of interest, in particular the lab frame translational motion of the point of the gyro can be computed. If the upward Z axis force generated by the spin of the gyro is the same as the gravitational force downward, the point will float. So Laithwaite would feel no weight if he is holding a floating point. The reason why this two hundred and fifty year old problem has not been solved before is that it is exceedingly intricate, and code is needed to solve four simultaneous differential equations in four variables: r, theta, phi and chi.”

Have you no idea at all of the size of the literature which exists on rotational dynamics? Not a single aspect has gone unexamined, and your efforts are both pathetic and unwanted. Do you know that a spinning-top can sometimes precess in the direction opposite to the usual one? Why not demonstrate that your ‘correct’ solution can explain that. There is no upward force generated ‘by the spin of the gyro’, and it is evident in the films that Laithwaite feels every gram of the weight. His saying that it was ‘as light as a feather’ has to be put in the same category as the lies which a magician uses in order to make his trick more convincing; as when a spoon-bender says, “can you see it still bending?”  Such patter is known to be effective in helping to fool audiences. 

Stewing Away

January 27, 2017

Referrals from Wikipedia, Bruhn et alii stopped years ago

January 27, 2017

Referrals from these defamatory and pejorative sites stopped completely about two or three years ago, in the case of Bruhn about ten years ago, so it is clear that they have been rejected completely by the scientific colleagues because they tried to distort standard Cartan geometry, and tried to distort my career beyond recognition. So I see no further purpose in mentioning them. My true career is archived by the Wayback Machine and the British and Irish copyright libraries as in the previous posting. It is also recorded in about thirty five editions of “Marquis Who’s Who”. I have been nominated about fifty times for the major prizes such as the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry. A colleague is considering nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize. I am honoured by these nominations and thank the colleagues. I have had my share of trouble from criminal troll sites. The British Government is taking action against troll sites, which are of course ignored by all but psychopaths, notably sadists discontented with their own existence. So we can leave the trolls to stew like adolescents.”

Visitors who have arrived at this site by accident may be wondering what on Earth is going on. It is quite simple: an arrogant, conceited and physics-challenged chemist called Myron Evans has been – thanks to the collusion of his equally pseudoscientific friends and scientifically ignorant lay-persons (albeit in positions of great civil power) – awarded a Civil List Pension. This accolade has previously been awarded only to the very greatest British scientists. It has now been given to someone who believes in perpetual-motion and anti-gravity machines and who calls for CERN to be closed down (for fraud?). He regularly defames Hawking, Higgs  and other scientists. Although rabidly anti-Einstein, he also believes that he has completed Einstein’s task of producing a Grand Unified Theory of physics. Indeed, he believes that it has already taken the world by storm and that only a few all-powerful ‘dogmatists’ are holding it back. Why do you not know about him? It is, he claims, because all of his followers are scared of losing their plush posts in conventional science. That is why they never cite his work in reputable journals, never comment favourably on his books and do not bombard him with e-mailed plaudits and questions. How does he gauge his fame?  By counting hits on his websites. Only 2% of those are from academic users and, even then, he does not know who they are or what their real opinion might be. He has now taken to counting ‘referrals’, and claims that falling numbers from authoritative  sources signals their irrelevance, rather than accepting the more obvious explanation that he is falling off the radar of informed critics.   It seems (judging from his own biography and blog  posts) that he has never been able to hold down an academic job and has been disliked wherever he worked. He harps on continuously about his appearance in Marquis Who’s Who, but that is a notorious vanity publication. He gives his latest books away online and then pays vanity publishers to (try to) sell printed copies. As for the vaunted ‘nominations’ for prestigious prizes,  there is no proof that most of these nominations were ever made. In the remaining cases, it is well-known who made them: members of his own minute crackpot group, AIAS. He does not choose his friends too wisely: he claims that he is distantly related to just about every famous historical figure and traces his line back almost to cave-men (we jest). But his favourite genealogist, Colonel (SAS) Sir Arthur Turner-Thomas VC, GC .., is a complete fraud and has ‘nothing at all to write home about’ (see below). Anybody who points out these self-evident facts is defamed as being a ‘troll’ or a ‘criminal’. The point of the present site is to bring this opinionated crank to public notice in the hope that the relevant authorities will be shamed into removing such an undeserving person from the Civil List.

https://crackpotwatch.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-mythical-sir-arthur-edwin-turner-thomas/

Readers who want to know what is wrong with his GUT, and who Bruhn is, should visit:

http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/~bruhn/GCUFT.html

Rubbish-Friendly Librarians

January 27, 2017

OR POSTING : Many Thanks to Aled Betts

January 27, 2017

The www.aias.us site is now archived for preservation on www.webarchive.org.uk, with Wayback Machine software, and it is up to date, archived by Aled Betts at the National Library of Wales. Click on www.webarchive.co.uk, Science and Technology, Alpha Institute for Advanced Studies, then “check on URL at time of capture”. The site as it is today comes up, complete with the entire blog. It is”

One of us once had a heated argument with a university librarian. It was the January following the execution of the depraved Nikolae Ceausescu and his pseudoscientist wife, Elena. The librarian objected to the reasonable suggestion that her full-page colour photograph should now be removed from every copy of the Revue Roumaine de Chimie (and it was in every copy). He thought that it was his job to preserve rubbish. In an air-conditioned strong-room at Swansea County Hall, there is a letter which is treated with all of the reverence of a holy relic. It is a letter from Einstein, answering a question about the twin paradox (this is a great favourite in the lunatic fringe, because the loonies fondly imagine that it disproves special relativity). The letter was sent to a telephone engineer (not the sort who designs city-scale communications infrastructure but the sort who wears a donkey-jacket and climbs telephone poles) who liked astronomy. That engineer went on to become a (ugh!) philosopher and then spent all of his time attacking both Einstein and Newton. That crank was to become, of course, the self-styled ‘Professor’ ‘Viv’ Pope*; the other anti-Einstein wannabe physicist who will forever bring shame on Swansea. So, that’s another librarian who is set on preserving rubbish  … in an air-conditioned vault. Isn’t it funny how everything comes in threes?     

Wash Your Mouth Out

January 27, 2017

Count Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736 – 1813)

January 27, 2017

His monumental work was “Mecanique Analytique” which was produced in the Sorbonne. Fortunately he was respected during the French Revolution, and was a kind and quiet man wholly dedicated to science. He was made a Count by Napoleon.”

Lagrange: one of the many scientific heroes, like that of Euler, whose names you are not fit to utter. They must be figuratively spinning in their graves.

More Old Hat

January 27, 2017

369(1): Complete Analytical Mechanics of the Gyroscope

January 27, 2017

The geometry is defined in Figure(1), and in general the gyroscope’s point is allowed to move with respect to the centre of the earth. So the point can move up or down. The analytical problem reduces to the simultaneous solution of four differential equations, (17) to (19) and (32). The first three are the same as in UFT368, for the pure rotational motion of the gyro. They are supplemented by Eq. (32) for the motion of R, where R is the distance between the point of the gyro and the centre of the Earth. Eq. (32) is the necessary link between the rotational and translation motions of the gyro. In the replicated Laithwaite experiment the point of the gyro (the common origins of (1, 2, 3) and (X, Y, Z)) is held at the height of Laithwaite’s arm.”

This is also not new.Mathematicians allow the vertical position of a spinning top to move when they need to study the effects of vibration. This does in fact lead to some fascinating new and anomalous phenomena, such as the appearance of subtle Hannay-angle effects. However, it cannot predict anti-gravitiional forces because a) the equations are still all predicated on Newton’s third law and b) all of the forces involved are still couples. The only hope of predicting anti-gravitational effects is to analyse the spinning-top using general relativity. That has already been done. Antigravitational levitation then becomes possible. Physicists have shown that the magnitude of the force developed is proportional to 1/c^2. It has been estimated that one would have to circulate (within a torus)  molten osmium at over Mach100000 in order to obtain an adequate force. And from what would one make the torus? Keep out of physics, Ron.

Missing the Point

January 26, 2017

FOR POSTING: UFT368 Sections 1 and 2, and Background Notes

January 26, 2017

This is UFT368 Sections 1 and 2 on the analytical mechanics of the gyroscope. The Laithwaite condition is defined in equation (41).”

All that your pointless and dubious calculation has done is to produce – at best – a result for the familiar, ‘top on a little tower’ situation. Does the tower imagine that the top is weightless? Use a marshmallow tower and see what happens! The only ingredient that Laithwaite added was to ‘hurry-on the precession’ so that the spinning wheel appeared to want to fly away. This effect, sometimes named after Lord Kelvin, has been known about for over 200 years. If that is what you call the ‘Laithwaite condition’, then you have singularly failed to treat it. You will not know this, not being a physicist, but there are two useful analogies between gyroscopic motion and certain more familiar phenomena. They are a useful check on the reasonableness of gyroscopic analyses. Your method does not even begin to satisfy them. And why have you not addressed any of Laithwaite’s other loony claims concerning the top? Do you not know about them? Or are they too crazy even for you? Well, he also claimed that there was no centrifugal force (due to the rotating top) acting on the little tower, and that it would not move even if put on a frictionless surface. He moreover claimed that the precessing top had no momentum (because even massive tops can be halted in their tracks by a slight touch). That was another hilarious misinterpretation of gyroscope motion. So, 0/10 for physics and 10/10 for story-telling, as usual. Oh, do we mean you or Laithwaite? Guess.

 

Where the Cranks Are

January 26, 2017

Discussion of ECE and Maxwell

January 26, 2017

Many thanks, in the medium term all nuclear power plants could also start producing energy from spacetime circuits, which would gradually take over from them. Similarly for goal and gas plants, and of course, wind turbines.”

It is a common fallacy, fostered particularly by journalists, that there is a clear division between cranks on the one hand, and scientists on the other. The fact is that crackpots lurk everywhere. As we mentioned yesterday, there are senior employees at aviation companies who do not understand basic physics; not even the physics which is very relevant to ensuring that planes fly. Now we see that a Slovak nuclear engineer is a crank. This is no surprise to us: an engineer who used to be in charge of the electricity supply for an entire Indian province was a frequent attendee at perpetual-motion conferences. And of course we have our usual suspects: the Siemens employee who does not understand electromagnetism and a local-authority pen-pusher who is similarly physics-challenged. Sadly, things are really looking up for them. Why? One of the earliest backers of cold-fusion (long before it was re-invented at Southampton and Utah) was the South American dictator, Peron. Like any banana-republic tinpot dictator, he was very fond of pleasing the peons (when it suited him), of plating everything in gold and of the macho pawing of women; especially the equally overblown tart, Evita. And now, in this post-truth era, we have someone in the White House who uses the same populist methods as Peron, has the same personal tastes as Peron and is intent on turning the US into the first North American banana-republic (see, it even ‘says so on the tin’ of the ruling party). How long will it be before he starts to back pseudoscientific get-rich-quick schemes just as Peron did.

Stand-Up

January 25, 2017

FOR POSTING: Guide to Nominators for Nobel Peace Prize

January 25, 2017

A colleague has kindly agreed to look in to a nomination, so I can provide the following highlights which may be useful.”

Oh Ron, it’s the way you tell ’em. You really should start a career … in stand-up comedy. Or perhaps in something more sophisticated, such as post-prandial speaking. You might even get invited to scientific conferences in that capacity.

More Worry

January 25, 2017

ECE and Maxwell

January 25, 2017

Dear Dr. Santini,

Thank you for your kind and very interesting comments.”

And as if incompetent employees at aerospace companies were not enough to worry about, here is a Ron-fan who is involved with the running of a nuclear power plant. Sleep well.

The Money Shot!

January 25, 2017

368(8): The Analytical Mechanics of Torque in a Gyroscope

January 25, 2017

In this note it is shown that a gyroscope can be weightless under condition (40). The three torques in frame (1, 2, 3) of the principal moments of inertia can be worked out from the Euler angles as shown. This is too complicated to be done by hand, but can be done by computer algebra. The torque magnitudes in frames (1, 2, 3) and the lab frame (X, Y, Z) are related by Eq. (28). As is well known, the gyro does not fall over because it generates an upward force which can be defined in terms of the torques of frame (1, 2, 3) as in Eq. (32). Finally, in certain configurations such as that demonstrated by Laithwaite, the gyro appears weightless. This is very useful in mechanical engineering and probably in aerospace engineering.”

Oh yes, that is the quote which will sink you. Generations from now, people will be attributing it to ‘that loony who – unbelievably – received a civil-list pension until the authorities realized their mistake’. You know, the great mathematicians of the past had no difficulty with hand calculations; have you never seen the ones which revealed the existence of Neptune and told astronomers where to look? All of the forces acting on a spinning-top are couples. That ‘says it all’; no antigravity and no propulsion. Spinning objects have nevertheless been useful in engineering for over 100 years. Isn’t that depressing? Mankind played with peg-tops for millennia. About 200 years ago, mankind finally invented the gyroscope (and the ‘cut-down’ version which is popularly called a gyroscope). And even then it took another 100 years for mankind to find important applications for the true gyroscope. As for aerospace use, they are handy for reorienting satellites. But stupidity still reigns: there is at least one Boeing engineer who thinks that they can propel satellites. Better fly Airbus. Oh no, there is a chief project-engineer at Airbus who thinks that centrifugal force can propel spacecraft. And as for NASA and BAe, and their crackpot-inspired antigravity projects …

You Utter Morons!

January 24, 2017

Computation of the Nutation and Precession of a Weightless Gyroscope

January 24, 2017

Many thanks, this must be the motion observed by Laithwaite. There are finite moments of inertia because there is still an m. It is effectively cancelled by an applied m1. The latter originates in a potential due to a lifting force. So the complete potential energy is (m – m1) g h cos theta which vanishes when m = m1. The moments of inertia are still defined by m as usual.”

It is quite obvious from the film itself that Laithwaite was having trouble holding it aloft. If it were truly weightless, he could have stayed like that for many minutes. Or, if you insist on being so steadfastly stupid about it, why did Laithwaite have to be there at all? He could have left it levitating by itself.  But we should not complain: by adopting this demented attitude to spinning-tops, you have outed yourself and the AIAS gang as being completely ignorant of simple physics, thus bringing shame upon your alma mater and undermining respect for academic qualifications. Everyone who has an ounce of commonsense knows that Laithwaite did not find it lighter when spinning; he simply did not have to contend with a large moment acting about his wrist. How loony do you think that you can be and still hang onto your civil-list status?

Poll News

January 23, 2017

With regard to our poll on the question concerning the relationship between Ron and the notorious crackpot, John Searl, our readers may like to know that the current percentage figures are based upon the opinion of 110 individuals. 

Tripos … or Tripe?

January 23, 2017

Voltaire and Euler

January 23, 2017

Agreed with the Co President of AIAS, Dr. Gareth John Evans. Voltaire was in the habit of using sharp wit, as in Kenneth Clark’s “Civilization”, the episode where he describes the eighteenth century enlightenment, called “The Smile of Reason”. This is on youtube for anyone to study. Voltaire himself was the object not only of vicious insults, but of threats, because he criticised the aristocracy, and they frequently threatened to beat him up with hired gangs. Euler kept out of politics completely, but this did not save him from being fired by Frederick of Prussia, who routinely insulted Euler by describing him as a cyclops because of his bad right eye. Voltaire was not insulting in a vulgar way, like a mindless, cowardly, criminal troll, but used sharp wit openly. That was accepted behaviour in the Paris salons for example, a battle of wits. Voltaire could write in many different literary forms. Not being able to understand Euler Lagrange mathematics is entirely understandable for the general public and non specialists, which is why we turn the maths into graphics and animations. However, all physicists are taught these mathematics as undergraduates. Some chemists like Gareth and myself were taught them in pure and applied mathematics, part of the tripos.”

‘Ron the historian’ seems to be completely unaware that Voltaire also carried out scientific experiments, and was largely instrumental (together with a brilliant French noblewoman mathematician) in popularizing Newtonian mechanics in France.  But the real cause of our ire here is the above highlighted passage. The term, ‘tripos’, has a very specific meaning in the academic world: it refers uniquely to examinations taken at Cambridge university. Are Ron and Sewage trying to invent a whole new back-story for themselves? Ron, on occasion, has also referred to various universities as being his alma mater, even though he spent only a short time at them … and did not graduate from them. Are you in fact ashamed of your Welsh academic roots, Ron? 

Fully Circular Reasoning

January 23, 2017

Simplest Way of Modelling Lift in a Gyroscope

January 23, 2017

This is simply to add a positive force in the Z axis, this will change the dynamics of the Euler angles, a set of three simultaneous differential equations that Horst is working on now. Another way is to add a translational lagrangian to the rotational lagrangian of the last note. The transaltional lagrangian deals with the lift of the centre of mass. In molecular dynamics computer simulation I computed many cross correlation functions of rotation and translation in an ensemble of molecules, both in the moving frame and lab frame (see Omnia Opera Section circa 1976 to 1992, several hundred papers).”

Oh brilliant, Ron, just brilliant! You want to explain a non-existent ‘antigravity force’ in the vertical direction (on the word of a palpably lying engineer) , and your solution is simply to add such a force ab initio.  Bravo! Hey, you could also explain all of your favourite perpetual-motion devices by adding an energy term from the outset; a veritable deus in machina

Just to Keep Siemens Stain Busy?

January 23, 2017

Numerical Solution of the Motion of a Gyro

January 23, 2017

All this is very interesting indeed, all solutions of the motion of a gyro that I have found make approximations, both on the classical and quantum levels. Of course Lagrange had no access to computers so would also have used approximations.”

It makes absolutely no sense to obtain numerical solutions for the Lagrange spinning-top problem. The only simplifications that Lagrange made involved the position of the centre-of-gravity and the ratio of the moments of inertia. This led to an exact solution; albeit in terms of special functions. But they were functions which had already been tabulated because of their relevance to planetary orbits [sic]. Engineers have never been interested in a complete solution of the Euler equations because it is much easier simply to manufacture devices which match the few exact solutions. So, as we pointed out recently, it would make much more sense to apply numerical methods to the generally intractable Euler equations. We know of only one attempt to do this and – guess what – it involved a problem in chemistry. How come you do not know about it, Ron? By the way, Ron, Andrew Gray’s monumental treatise on rotational dynamics gives the exact formula for the ground-reaction force of a precessing top. As one would expect, the reaction force oscillates around the mean weight. Gray, incidentally, mentions crackpots who think that gyroscopes can levitate; and that was in 1918! But please do continue to expose yourself as a fool by looking for the ‘antigravity’ effect which the career-pseudoscientist Laithwaite lied about. ‘Career pseudoscientist’? Yes, his supporters seem to have no idea that ‘gyroscopic antigravity’ was just the tip of an iceberg of loony beliefs (‘moths communicate by radio’, ‘all ancient mosaics have the same ratio’, ‘the 196 problem rapidly terminates’, ‘there are three types of magnetism thus permitting perpetual motion’ …); either his own or of others whom he backed.  When he did spot interesting real phenomena,  he either  did not realize that they were forgotten old ones … or failed to investigate the new ones. All-in-all, he is an excellent role-model for the self-aggrandizing scientifically incompetent.

Keep out of Physics. Keep out of History

January 22, 2017

Some Notes on Leonhard Euler

January 22, 2017

He was born in 1707, the son of a reformed church pastor, and is generally regarded as one of the best mathematicians of any era. He was refused a position by the University of Basel, his own university, but was eventuially appointed to the Berlin Academy in 1741 by Frederick the Great of Prussia. Voltaire was also part of the Court, and would frequently make Euler the target of wit. This covered up Voltaire’s lack of mathematical ability. Euler produced about 380 papers in the Berlin Academy, despite losing the sight of first one eye, and then developing problems in the other eye from a cataract. Laplace put Euler in his rightful place by writing: “Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all”. Voltaire also directed wit at Rouseau, by writing that “No one has expended so much eloquence in persuading people to be so stupid”. Euler was seen as a clodhopper skilled “only” in numbers and geometry, whereas members of the Court were supposed to be erudite in all areas of thought. Frederick eventually sacked him for failing to build a water device. So even Euler had his problems with bone headed establishment and people like Voltaire who should have known better.”

 

As usual, Ron, you have copied your information about the failed Sans Souci (how ironic a name) waterworks from secondary (not to say second-rate) sources, rather than consult the original documents. The groundless calumny which you have repeated, like some mindless crowd-pleasing Civilization-style TV-documentary maker, arose  solely from a letter which Frederick the Great wrote to Voltaire. The relevant passage reads, “Je voulus faire un jet d’eau en mon Jardin; le Ciclope Euler calcula l’éffort des roues, pour faire monter l’eau dans un bassin, d’ou elle devoit retomber par des canaux, afin de jaillir à Sans-Souci. Mon Moulin a été éxécuté géométriquement, et il n’a pu élever une goutte d’eau à Cinquante pas du Bassin. Vanité des Vanités ! Vanité de la géométrie.” Here, Frederick derides ‘le Ciclope Euler’ who had indeed lost an eye in 1735,  even though it was the figuratively short-sighted and financially mean king who had no understanding of the nature of the problem. In his statement about not being able to raise “une goutte d’eau” to the reservoir, he was in fact parroting back the very warning that Euler had given to him and had turned it into a ‘cheap shot’ aimed at mathematics. Some mischief-making ‘science writers’ have even taken the last sentence out-of-context, writing “Il n’a pu… ” instead of “et il n’a pu…” thus making the reader think “Il” refers to Euler rather than to “Moulin”; the latter was a windmill [sic] which was to raise the water to a reservoir. Several engineers had been bungling the project for many years before Euler arrived on the scene. He calculated the pressures involved with great accuracy, but pointed out that he could not predict how the pipe materials would perform. The engineers had been using metal-bound wooden pipes. Euler said that they should experiment with lead pipes instead. His advice was ignored. When Malpertuis, the king’s chief ‘savant’ died, the king gave the job to smooth-talking d’Alembert. The latter refused the post and recommended Euler. The king did not like that and instead became his own chief savant; an idiot savant, we wager. That is how one does history Ron; one cannot trust Wiki. Oh, would you like a translation of the archaic French?

If the Cap Fits

January 21, 2017

Increased Government Activity against Trolling and Hate Crime

January 21, 2017

The Government strongly advises the victim of trolling or a hate crime to report it and take action, and take action against anyone who repeats material contained in the troll site, verbally, in writing or otherwise. The police demand that criminal offences be reported. Trolling is regarded as the most abhorent activity on the net and carries up to two years in prison. Trolling is deliberately destructive behaviour such as making repeated death threats, and is indicative of a range of psychological disorders: Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism and psychopathy. Cyber trolling is commonly indicative of sadism. A troll wants attention like a screaming infant, they feel protected by online disinhibition, anonymity and online immersion, so social conventions are abandoned in cyberspace.”

Perhaps we should report a particularly despicable troll who, for years, has picked on a long-disabled old man: telling him by email, and telling everybody else online, that his life’s work is rubbish and that he does not deserve any of the monetary awards that he has received. What jealous narcissistic sadist would do such a thing? Oh, that would be you and your vindictively obsessive  harrying of Professor S.Hawking. 

Forgetful?

January 21, 2017

368(4): Complete Solution of Gyro Dynamics

January 21, 2017

The complete solution is given in Eqs. (33) to (35) in terms of Euler angles. The first two equations are given by Marion and Thornton Section (10.10) but the third equation is completely new, and is based on UFT270. The dynamics can be graphed and animated in terms of the three Euler angles. The point of the gyro is the origin both of (X, Y, Z) and (1, 2, 3) and it never elevates simply because of F = mg. It can be elevated however by an applied force or by the ECE2 fluid force.”

Have you forgotten that you went through all of this pointless rigmarole back in 2008?

 

https://drmyronevans.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/equation-of-the-gyroscope-in-ece/

https://drmyronevans.wordpress.com/2008/06/05/spacetime-polarization-due-to-gyroscope-movement-2/

https://drmyronevans.wordpress.com/2008/06/03/gyroscope-movement/

Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if the two sets of theories and calculations were different. By the way, the gyroscopic phenomena which you were trying to explain at that time have never been replicated.

Tsk Tsk

January 20, 2017

Have you again been modifying the Wiki entry on ECE, Ron? How long do you think that this latest attempt to ‘big yourself up’ will survive?  But keep it up, Sisyphus, it makes you look truly desperate!

Augean Stables?

January 20, 2017

Historical Lesson of the EDCL

January 20, 2017

The events are described in “Autobiography Volume Two”, there was no external or governmental control, so one individual (appointed dubiously) was allowed to destroy an entire department, and also to get away with it. Others of the tenured staff remained silent, and made no attempt to stop him. They are equally to blame. A few post docs and my own group stood up to him until forced to leave. We all became distinguished scientists.”

Perhaps there was a shortage of rivers which could be conveniently diverted. Somebody eminently responsible and farsighted had clearly decided that the entire department was ‘unfit for purpose’. It would be interesting therefore to trace the subsequent careers of the displaced staff in order to judge whether the decision was wise. Only two staff-members spring to mind and, far from becoming distinguished scientists, they descended into self-imposed unemployment or scientifically irrelevant bureaucratic pen-pushing. Then they fell right off the shelf and began the ‘selling’ of pseudosciences such as perpetual motion and antigravity.  Closing the EDCL seems to have been a truly Herculean task

Existence Proof

January 19, 2017

ECE2 Book Preprint Intensely Studied (UFT366)

January 19, 2017

This is a preprint of my part of “ECE2: The Second Paradigm Shift”. It is already being intensely studied and is a convenient review of ECE2 theory. The final book will be published by EPubli in Berlin, and will be richly illustrated with additional calculations and graphics by Horst Eckardt, Douglas Lindstrom and Stephen Crothers. Additional material will be added by the co authors. It is a sequel to “The Principles of ECE”, published in high quality hardback by EPubli in 2016, and in Softback by New Generation, collated by Horst Eckardt. The books are well worth buying, even though the material is free on www.aias.us and www.upitec.org.”

We say that it is not being studied, intensely or otherwise. We say that your ‘scientometrics’ are meaningless: being either completely invented, or reflecting mere ‘random noise’. If you do not like those accusations, prove us wrong. Appeal, using your blog, for ‘readers’ to come forward with their name, qualifications and affiliation and confirm that they find your theory useful. But you will not do that. You will claim that they are all in fear for their jobs if they mention your work. That is a very weak excuse, given the numbers of scientists who admit to admiring Tesla or who believe in psychic spoon-bending and flying-saucers. If even cranks like those are scared of mentioning ECE, they must think that it is worse than believing in little green men.

 

Reinventing the Wheel

January 19, 2017

368(2): Motion of a Gyroscope in Spherical Polar Coordinates

January 19, 2017

This note gives the complete set of equations for the motion of a gyroscope modelled as a symmetric top with one point fixed. These are Eqs. (27) to (29), and Eqs. (32) and (33) for the motion of Z(r), the height of the centre of mass of the gyro above its fixed point. In order for the gyro to lift off the ground, another force is needed in the positive Z(r) direction. Eqs. (32) and (33) can be solved for the motion of r using computer algebra.”

None of this is needed, and certainly not new. There is no force in the ‘positive Z(r) direction’, unless someone picks it up, and no internal force (especially not a fictitious one) can lift the top. That is Physics-101. Ah, but you are not a physicist are you? You are only a chemist armed, it seems, with just a couple of textbooks left over from your student days. If you really want the full gen on spinning-tops, we recommend, “Spinning Tops, a Course on Integrable Systems” by Michele Audin, CUP, 1996. But you will have to brush up your mathematics a good deal; you have never mentioned being familiar with Toda lattice or Lie algebra theory. Perhaps you should just retain this handy phrase, “spinning-tops cannot levitate, nor propel objects in outer space, and anybody who says that they can is a liar and a crackpot”.

Suggestion for the Krautpot

January 18, 2017

Plans for UFT368: Lagrangian description of spinning top

January 18, 2017

This looks like a good system and could be developed for Section 3 of UFT368. For Sections 1 and 2 I am thinking of developing UFT270 for the symmetric top with one point fixed. Both methods combined should give plenty of interesting results with which to compare with the experimental data by Laithwaite and Shipov.”

Hey, Siemens Stain, rather than applying computer algebra to Lagrange’s solution why not start right from the Euler equations. That would permit you to model any conceivable situation in rotational dynamics and go far beyond the handful that permit closed-form solution. It has been done before, of course, but rarely. We are just curious to know whether you are capable of independent thought and action.

So Funny, So Pathetic

January 18, 2017

Plans for UFT368: Lagrangian description of spinning top

January 18, 2017

This looks like a good system and could be developed for Section 3 of UFT368. For Sections 1 and 2 I am thinking of developing UFT270 for the symmetric top with one point fixed. Both methods combined should give plenty of interesting results with which to compare with the experimental data by Laithwaite and Shipov.”

So now you are using the methods of Lagrange to treat the simple spinning top (one of the few situations which permits the closed-form solution of Euler’s equations); a problem first solved by … Lagrange. Do you really think that you can manage that? By the way, why do you keep prattling about centrifugal and Coriolis forces? They would seem real to someone trapped inside a spinning-top, but they have no effect in the outside world and cannot lead to levitation or propulsion. Have you never heard of D’Alembert?

New Marquis Scam

January 18, 2017

Description of the New Marquis Online System

January 18, 2017

Many thanks, I will be able to raise the finances for the complete program ($989) in about ten days so please go ahead and bill me at your convenience. This looks like an excellent idea all round. About half of the AIAS / UPITEC team are in Marquis, and some may be interested in this offer. It would deservedly make their enhanced biographies much better known around the world. I have many mahogany plaques from Marquis and they all look elegant and well crafted.”

And you really still cannot see that Marquis is just a vanity racket? How many of those plaques have you bought?! But you must be able to recognize some scams, otherwise you would be listing the International Biographical Center entries which the Telesio-Galilei cranks say that you have.

Legal Aid

January 17, 2017

Referrals Analysis

January 17, 2017

On average there have been 747 referrals per day to www.aias.us for eleven years, more than three million referrals in all. The wikipedia site on ECE has been found to be defamatory by Cohen Davies specialist internet solicitors and has been static for about two or three years. This means that no further notice is being taken by the professional colleagues of the wikipedia site. This was motivated by “egregious malice” in the words of the eminent editor Alwyn van der Merwe and set out to misrepresent my career completely. Marquis has just informed me that I am ranked in the top 5% of its biographies. So readers are advised to consult the online Marquis, the world’s leading reference vehicle. I am in about 35 editions of Marquis and about half the AIAS / UPITEC team are in Marquis. We have all been severely defamed by wikipedia for years, but this well known, so wikipedia has no credibility. “Thou doth protest to much”, meaning wiki, and not me.2

Hey Ron, can you please give us the postal address of ‘Cohen Davies’; we cannot find them online. We want some advice on what to do about internet trolls who keep accusing us – without any evidence – of making ‘death threats’. Thanks in advance. 

A Propos des Renifleurs

January 17, 2017

Referrals Analysis

January 17, 2017

On average there have been 747 referrals per day to www.aias.us for eleven years, more than three million referrals in all. The wikipedia site on ECE has been found to be defamatory by Cohen Davies specialist internet solicitors and has been static for about two or three years. This means that no further notice is being taken by the professional colleagues of the wikipedia site. This was motivated by “egregious malice” in the words of the eminent editor Alwyn van der Merwe and set out to misrepresent my career completely. Marquis has just informed me that I am ranked in the top 5% of its biographies. So readers are advised to consult the online Marquis, the world’s leading reference vehicle. I am in about 35 editions of Marquis and about half the AIAS / UPITEC team are in Marquis. We have all been severely defamed by wikipedia for years, but this well known, so wikipedia has no credibility. “Thou doth protest to much”, meaning wiki, and not me.”

A new addition (nothing to do with us) to that Wiki page likens Sewage’s invitation to the French conference, to the ‘avions renifleurs’ case in which Elf Aquitaine was conned out of millions of francs by a couple of pseudoscientists (an electrical [sic]  engineer and a member of the European aristocracy [sic]) who claimed to be able to detect oil using a secret method. Real scientists were kept at bay by pleading commercial secrecy and patent-protection. The conmen were finally exposed by using the same trick which brought down that other French conman, Rene ‘n-rays’ Blondlot:

https://crackpotwatch.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/why-pseudoscientists-abhor-free-speech/

Too Good

January 17, 2017

FOR POSTING ON HOME PAGE: Invitations to Energy Conferences

January 17, 2017

I am pleased to announce that the AIAS Co President, Dr. Gareth John Evans, has been invited to the 18th Colloque du SER in France, chaired by the French President, Francois Hollande. This is one of many invitations he has received to conferences on new energy in recognition of the work of AIAS / UPITEC. Along with the rest of the team he has recently been nominated for six Gold Medals of the Institute of Physics.”

One reason why our friend’s book never gets finished is that the lunatic fringe keeps coming up with more and more juicy tidbits for inclusion. He is, above all, interested in ostensibly qualified people who hold moronic physical beliefs and in those in socially powerful positions who might believe them (thus posing a financial danger to everyone).  Any conference that Sewage attends (and at which he toes Ron’s line) can now be tarred with the pseudoscience brush, and his performance there used to embarrass Ceredigion County Council. The latter might even praise Sewage’s nominations in its newsletter, not knowing that the gang-members nominate each other. Farfetched? Nope: Dunging-Davies was once praised by his university for winning one of those worthless TGA gold medals. How do we know that they are worthless? Because Ron now says that they are … after previously organizing a TGA medal award ceremony. There is gold to be had in pseudoscience: the above brand of comedy gold!

New ‘Phenomena’ Everywhere

January 17, 2017

New Phenomenon in the History of Science

January 17, 2017

The vast readership of ECE means that there no longer any physics “establishment” that comes between the author and readers or audience. So I wouldn’t worry about ghosts of the old dungeon, they are just being ignored by the best minds, young or old. Work now stands or falls on its own merit, there is no longer any censorship of thought by the ministry of truth of “1984” or the pigs who ran “Animal Farm”. The scientist is hero, in the manner of Kenneth Clark’s “The Artist as Hero” in “Civilization”. This happened in music when Mozart became an independent musician in Vienna, followed by Beethoven. Before them Haydn for example was a servant, and Bach was required to produce work every week regularly. The poets have always been free – to starve, but at least they are free.”

Another new phenomenon is a President of the USA who outlines his policy using an internet tool that most of us associate with disenfranchised masturbatory (physically and intellectually) occupants of bedsits. So who knows what will happen in this post-truth era when the majority think that merely saying something makes it true. Such a society is indeed perfect loam for a bunch of would-be geniuses who cannot survive in the traditional scientific world of careful checks and balances. They can make up their own little world to suit themselves … and have done. Hmm, isn’t that a definition of delusion or insanity?

Historical Note

January 17, 2017

368(1): Complete Rotational Dynamics of the Classical Gyroscope

January 17, 2017

These are described in the attached note, the motion is the same as the spherical orbit motion graphed in UFT270, with some additional features.The equations of motion (15) to (17) can be integrated to give the trajectories beta(r), phi(r) and theta(r). The gyroscope is characterized by the relation between beta and phi in Eq. (20) and between theta and phi in Eq. (22). The lagrangian method is used as in UFT270 and its notes. As mentioned by Michael Jackson recently, this is the first complete solution of the classical gyroscope problem in about four hundred years. The same is true for the solution of spherical orbit motion in UFT270. Some of the very interesting graphics in UFT270 could be extended and developed for UFT367 and UFT368. The next stage is to introduce a lifting force as in the Braithwaite and Shipov experiments. Much of this theory became the basis for quantum mechanics, there is a photograph on the net of Heisenberg and Pauli looking intently at a simple gyroscope (spinning top). I think that they were both students of Sommerfeld.”

The highlighted statement is of course rubbish as the gyroscope was not invented until some 200 years ago; far too many people (including those who should know better) confuse the gyroscope with the ‘spinning-top in a frame’.  Ancient peoples played with peg-tops and whipping-tops, but those cannot be placed on a little tower (friction makes them jump off). It is a sad commentary on so-called homo sapiens that it took millennia to think of making that small modification. As for rotational dynamics in general, everything needed was written down by Euler in the 18th century. But his equations are rather like Einstein’s gravitational equation: easy to state, but hard to solve (apart from a few simplified situations). Laithwaite claimed that, because of this, ‘antigravitational’ properties lay hidden within Euler’s equations. But there cannot be any, because the equations are predicated on Newton’s third law. So then the nutters have to attack the third law … and then they have to attack the first law … of thermodynamics.

Folie a Deux, Trois, …

January 17, 2017

Invitation to Energy Conference Chaired by President Francois Hollande

January 17, 2017

Many thanks to the Co President Gareth Evans for this message. If the invitation is an open one I would advise one or two other AIAS / UPITEC Fellows to attend, notably Horst Eckardt and one or two others of the Muenich group, Osamu Ide, Douglas Lindstrom, Alex Hill and Steve Bannister, and any others interested. The team fully deserves gold medals of the Institute of Physics.”

You clowns really do believe that you are valued members of the scientific community don’t you? It is instead clear to everyone else that there are forms of insanity which are not detectable by standard tests or which can be excused by a GP’s medical certificate. Normal people think that Scientologists are mentally ill, but just trying saying that to a litigious millionaire who worships a tenth-rate science-fiction writer.  That is the danger which goes unrecognized by mainstream scientists. They think that they are safe because of the wealth of demonstrable phenomena and their solidarity. But they depend ultimately for their funding upon the largesse of bureaucrats who cannot be trusted to spot pseudoscience. So whereas many will feel safe to laugh at Ron and his gang’s hopes of appearing at an alternative-energy conference, when they have only zero-energy pixie-dust to offer, we happen to know that a member of the EU’s bureaucracy has privately donated money to John Searl the perpetual-motion conman. So who knows.

Again as Predicted

January 17, 2017

Anomalous Weight Reduction in a Gyro

January 17, 2017

Many thanks to Osamu Ide! This interesting anomalous weight reduction is equivalent to an upward force which can be described by the F sub Z force in UFT367. It is a vacuum force coming from the development of the vacuum in ECE2 fluid dynamics. My plans for UFT368 are to use the constants of motion in UFT270, in which there are some incisive graphics that can be adapted for the gyroscope. I agree that the Michelson Morley experiment is debatable. Vigier lectured on this at Vigier One, organized by Stanley Jeffers and myself in 1995 at York University, Toronto. It was the first of the Vigier Symposia.”

Here is a handy rule-of-thumb: “only an idiot weighs a moving object on a chemical balance and expects to get a rational result”. Laithwaite did not even use a good-quality balance. As Ideotic says, the replication of the Japanese result has been rather ‘unstable’; with reputable laboratories (including the one at Sevres – home of the standard kilogram) finding nothing anomalous and amateurs finding positive results which are then published in crank journals. Ron of course will say that this dichotomy is due to the dogmatists closing ranks. The fact is that the Hayasaka-Takeuchi paper should never have been published, and now looks very much like a deliberate attempt to insert pseudoscience into the mainstream scientific literature (the surviving author is linked – by co-authorship – to a member of the Japanese antigravity community.) The only reason given for carrying out the work in the first place was ostensibly  to test a theory due to Kozyrev. Although the latter had made some valid Moon observations, he was a crank in every other respect (he thought that there was a time-delay between action and reaction in Newton’s third law). His advice on gyroscope experimentation was to shake the gyroscope around as much as possible! He was also a fan of the paranormal. The Hayasaka-Takeuchi ‘anomaly’ had in fact been reported previously by them in a Japanese journal, but had gone unnoticed. The odd thing is that, in the earlier report, they had also used a modern (piezo-electric load-cell) balance. Those results did not find their way into the more notorious paper. One should not weigh a moving object using a chemical balance for the same reason that one should not measure an irregular electrical output using instruments designed to measure relatively steady quantities. It is a well-known tenet of quantum-mechanics that measurement affects the system being measured. It is less well-known that that is a feature of all measurement. Too many people treat measuring devices as if they are magic boxes. Many such devices (like chemical balances and electrical meters) are mechanical mechanisms which are subject to friction. Just as unidirectional motion can be produced by oscillation, generated within a sealed container, by exploiting asymmetrical frictional effects, so too can steady offsets from a true meter-reading be obtained. One professor of engineering boasts that he can produce steady offsets to the low side of his true weight by moving his arms while standing on bathroom scales. This professor has nevertheless now turned to the ‘dark side’ and supports the antigravity community. Presumably, one can be a ‘bigger fish’ in the lunatic fringe … as Ron knows.

Yeah, Thanks No-Bubbles

January 16, 2017

FOR POSTING: Daily Blog Pdf Update for all of 2016

January 16, 2017

To AIAS Fellow Michael Jackson,
Lubbock, Texas,

Many thanks again for this work of key importance on behalf of AIAS! I am posting it on the blog and Wayback Machine and ask Dave to kindly post on the site. All 25,868 blog postings have been archived using high quality software by Michael Jackson and this is a complete historical record. It is all archived on www.archive.org (The Wayback Machine) and will soon be archived in the British Copyright Libraries and displayed in their reading rooms as work of cultural and scientific importance. I think that mainstream physics is evaporating, and its dogma is yesterday’s melted snow. This can be seen very clearly from the scientometrics, which are also archived. Humankind itself will evaporate if it does not change its dogmatic ways.”

Ron’s friend Searl has a habit of deleting his web pages in order  to hide the various silly things which he has done; fortunately, we have print-outs of them. Ron does equally  silly things with his web pages, but possesses not one jot of the sly caution of a snake-oil salesman like Searl. So Ron has everything archived, and No-Bubbles is a handy back-up. His blog pdf files are a goldmine for anyone looking for evidence that Ron is a fully-fledged member of the bird-brained lunatic fringe. 

Technologically Challenged

January 15, 2017

Gyro Car

January 15, 2017

Many thanks indeed! I think that your remarks are relevant and I am forwarding them to Osamu Ide. This car is a fascinating vehicle, a train could be made on these principles. It is an ordinary gyro set up in a particular way. This is an example of using the gyro intuitively. For a deeper understanding, mathematics are essential. Perhaps Horst could produce graphics and animations based on the equations of Note 367(8), by adapting UFT 270 in which he already produced fine graphics. Once you have mastered the mathematics you can design and animate a piece of engineering, an obvious ststement, but one which is worth repeating.”

Are you really the only ‘physicist’ in the world who has never heard of the Brennan railway? It was a great favourite of Winston Churchill. Gyroscopic trains and cars were very popular in the first half of the 20th century. One of us has, on his shelf, a 1922 book titled ‘Cruise of the Gyro-Car‘. The story is twisted of course so as to allow its heroes to escape across planks etc. A motorcycle would have been a simpler vehicle for spies. Unfortunately, gyroscopic vehicles are inherently unstable; especially when turning.