Archive for October, 2017

More Torsion, or Just Twisting?

October 30, 2017

Analysis of the Bangor Vice Chancellor

October 30, 2017

I can find only twelve papers by John Hughes in Google Scholar, giving an h index of twelve. This may be just enough for tenure in a U. S. university. He is an Ulsterman with no knowledge of Welsh. He has been heavily criticised in the media for lavish expenses of £20,000 in one year, a salary of £245,000 a year and for living in a mansion costing £750,000, including £700 spent on cushions, and entertaining alumni in five star hotels. Students and parents are groaning under heavy debt to pay the fees for this lifestyle and staff are being made redundant. Using the Freedom of Information Act I will try to find how and why such a low performing monoglot was appointed. Schools and libraries in Wales are being shut under the latest tory cuts. Wales must become an independent republic very soon, and completely reform the so called “universities” at Abeystwyth, Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff, Norman castles that need to be taken back by the native Welsh, some of whom can read and write. This is Anglo Norman colonization at its very worst. I have offered my availability as Chancellor (no pay) of the original and true University of Wales, the People’s University. No one has objected. My h index is 42, about 13,000 plus citations, about two thousand publications compared with 12 publications for John Hughes. ”

As we pointed out recently, Ron is like some teenager who wants to re-make the world in a shape which will favour his own particular skills. Ron happens to speak Welsh, so Welsh just has to be made compulsory. He used to have a good h-index, so that then becomes the only measure worth considering. He had to learn one particular mathematical technique for his chemical modelling work, and so that is the only one which he can apply to his theory … and he still gets it wrong. Of course, even the formerly good h-index was due mainly to shameless and excessive self-citation. His post-breakdown h-index is essentially zero, due to the complete lack of interest in his work; even when it occasionally appears anywhere in addition to his own web-sites. Oh, and Professor Hughes has an A-level in Welsh.  

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Fruitcake Misrepresents Fruitcake

October 30, 2017

Fruitcake Site Gone Stale

October 30, 2017

The fruitcake site that I use for light nourishment has gone stale. Using the most accurate website traffic software available, www.semrush.com, it records zero pageviews in the U. S. (down 100%), zero pageviews in Britain (down 4%) and zero pageviews in Australia (down 33%) and is ignored everywhere else. It may be read by some bored penguins on the Ross Ice Shelf. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” (Prof. Sir Oscar Wilde).”

On the 21st June, our hit-counter reading was 126,000. Today it is 137,000. That makes 11,000 hits in a trifle over 4 months. And that is from an openly accessible source; not some mysteriously concocted ‘data’ compiled in the early hours by a person who cannot be trusted. How are your peers, by the way? You know, the ‘inventor’ with the criminal record and the ‘historian’ who lies about possessing every gong under the Sun … including a Victoria Cross. 

 

 

We Beg to Differ

October 28, 2017

“Some More Catastrophic Failures of EGR

October 27, 2017

These are chosen at random. For a more complete list see the attached and also chapter nine of “Principles of ECE, volume one” by Stephen Crothers. These refutations are now classics of physics and the standard modellers cannot reply. So to go on rolling out the old claims is pure fantasy, rejected immediately by the ECE School.”

What a pity that Crothers is not really ‘on the same page’ as ECE. He, like Dunging-Davies, is basically an electric-universe crank.  In this case, your enemy’s enemy is not really your friend. It is more a case of ‘demented birds of a feather flocking together’.

“1) EGR suppresses torsion randomly by choosing a symmetric connection. This results in the famous UFT88. In UFT354 the inclusion of torsion is shown to change completely the EGR theory. UFT99 and the proofs show that the suppression of torsion means that curvature vanishes. EGR collapses entirely, and not for the first time.”

Your joke papers are not ‘famous’; they are not even well enough known to be infamous. Real physicists have always been willing to consider torsion, and have long done so. It simply turns out to be irrelevant.  

“2) EGR cannot describe the velocity curve of a whirlpool galaxy (“Principles of ECE, volume one” chapter eight). It fails completely. This failure has been covered up with dark matter. ECE2 describes the velocity curve and gives a simple explanation for the mass of the universe without use of dark matter, a fudge factor.”

That’s rich: ECE itself is just one big fudge-factor. 
“3) EGR orbital precession fails catastrophically when tested properly (UFT391). It results in m colliding with M. This is the well known method of testing to destruction.”

One day, you predicted that precession would get out of control and the orbiting planet would fly off to infinity. The following day, SS pointed out the cause of your original mistake. Perhaps one day you will finally figure out the cause of your current mistake. Hint: check out the ‘small print’ of the derivation of the relativistic Binet equation.

“4) The classic UFT150 – UFT155 show that the EGR theory of light deflection is riddled with errors and gross obscurities. So is the EGR theory of precession. In ECE2, light deflection is described exactly with great simplicity and elegance from the definition of relativistic velocity.”

EGR has passed every experimental test. 
“5) EGR cannot give retrograde precession, and has been quietly abandoned by the standard modellers themselves in S star systems orbiting the centre of the Milky Way. They have reverted in desperation to empiricism, whereas ECE2 describes the S stars straightforwardly.”

It does not have to. Perhaps you should review the evidence for that phenomenon. That should not take long.

“6) It has been shown in the UFT series that Newtonian gravitation can give gravitational radiation on the classical non relativistic level. So the most recent cobbled up Nobel Prize for the “discovery” of gravitational radiation should have been given in 1665 to Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke. At that time Issac Barrow had just failed Issac Newton in geometry.”

Even if that were true, the Nobel Prize is a reward for experimental evidence; not for untested theory. 

“The most comical thing of all is that the entire world of physics knows about ECE2, but the obsolete standard modellers ignore it. That means certain historical oblivion – for them, not for ECE.”

Nobody knows about ECE. Why not allow comments on your blog? Why not add a hit-counter to your blog? That would soon reveal the true situation. Would that not be easier than getting up in the early hours and concocting ‘scientometrics’?

Nothing has Happened!

October 23, 2017

Interest in ECE2 has Increased Fourfold in Ten Months

October 23, 2017

Readership of the ECE2 papers and books (UFT313 – UFT390 to date, and Spanish translations) has increased by 400% in ten months, and is again heading for a new record high in October 2017. Interest in the newest papers, UFT380 – UFT390, is very intense, as can be seen in the daily reports on the blog of www.aias.us. ”

Ooh! That must mean a large increase in the number of published references to it. Er, no, nobody ever cites ECE; not even in the lunatic fringe. And why has there been no huge increase in the occasional ‘academic’ visits which you like to salivate over? Perhaps the increase is all due to the usual suspects, such as Russian porn sites. 

“The Einstein theory has been refuted in almost a hundred different ways in the UFT papers and books from 2003 to 2017. So it is morally and ethically indefensible to go on acting has if nothing has happened. Stephen Crothers has refuted the Einstein theory in many more ways, so have many other scholars for over a hundred years. So the Nobel Prize for gravitational radiation is meaningless and is rejected by the entire ECE2 School of Thought. Many aspects of contemporary academia and society are morally indefensible and degenerate.”

Einstein’s theory has been attacked for over 100 years by those who cannot understand the subtleties, and then blame the theory for their own shortcomings. According to the Einstein depository in Israel, Einstein only ever communicated with one person in Wales, and that person was … Viv Pope, the telephone repair man who did not believe in gravity. Einstein’s reply to his query is now treated with ridiculous awe by Swansea Council: the letter is kept in an air-conditioned strongroom and brought out with all of the reverence usually paid to a religious relic. So what was their exchange of views about? The so-called twin paradox. Seasoned observers of the lunatic fringe will know that, together with the Sagnac Effect, it is one of the two things which – loonies believe – immediately disprove Special Relativity. So, Swansea is – in effect – protecting an early attempt to ‘wind up’ Einstein.  No, Ron, Einstein’s theories have passed every experimental test with flying colours and nobody cares about an ‘entire ECE School of Thought’ which barely makes it into double figures.

 

Retrograde Ron

October 17, 2017

Einstein Theory is Totally Wrong

October 17, 2017

This is a powerful and incisive result by Dr. Horst Eckardt, confirming earlier work that showed that the orbit of the Einstein theory is not meaningful when tested with sufficient rigour. My earlier note this morning showed that it is not even precise. I just did some simple calculations on a hand calculator. Einstein does not produce retrograde precession. On the other hand the ECE2 orbit is meaningful and produces retrograde as well as forward precession, a major discovery. The intellectually dishonest refusal of the dogmatists to accept numerous and simple refutations such as these has resulted in the emergence of the ECE2 School of Thought, splitting physics entirely into two subjects. The ECE2 School recognizes major discoveries, the dogmatists ignore them, and ignore science. They should obviously not be funded by taxation for ignoring science.”

But retrograde orbital precession is not observed. You misread a scientific paper, and thought that it was. So, the fact that you twisted your – already incorrect – theory so as to appear to predict such a phenomenon merely goes to show what a pseudoscientific fraud you are. Now it is clear; ‘torsion’ to you simply means twisting of the facts. Leave this place. Leave the science that you never properly embraced. 

 

Avoiding the Dogmatists

October 16, 2017

Suggestion for Testing Einstein Numerically

October 16, 2017

The suggestion is described in Note 391(3), and it is to compute g and the orbit from the lagrangian (1) of that note. The ECE2 lagrangian is given in Eq. (6) and is known to give both forward and retrograde precessions, a major discovery made numerically by Horst Eckardt. The numerical methods developed by Horst Eckardt can be applied to Eq (1) of Note 391(3) in oorder to find out whether Einstein gives forward and retrogade precessions, using exactly the same methods as used previously for Eq. (6) of Note 391(3). Once g is computed for Einstein, conservation of antisymmetry is used to compute the spin connection, vector potential, scalar spin conenction and dQ / dt. Einstein is known to be riddled with errors and obscurities, so the suggestion aims to show that these quanttities will begin to behave in a strange way. It is desirable to have as many refutations of Einstein as possible, because such a lot of taxation is wasted on his obsolete ideas in general relativity. Many of his other ideas are of course fine. There is a need for much stricter government control over the self-funders. The referees are dogmatists and will obviously fund other dogmatists and will reject new ideas without looking at them. “

Leaving aside the question of why you are trying to explain/model an unobserved phenomenon (retrograde orbital precession) why don’t you actually publish your results? Publish for real, that is, not just post them on your own website. We have already shown that there are bona fide professors at real Indian research institutes who can easily get their perpetual-motion results into impressive-looking journals. Why can YOU not manage that? In fact, why not try (again) to win a prize from the Gravity Research Foundation? After all, it was founded by a loony and does not automatically reject crackpot papers. It is almost as if you are afraid of being rejected, even by the lunatic fringe.

Always the Worst

October 16, 2017

Paul Dirac and the Ugly Theory

October 16, 2017

Many thanks to Steve Bannister in Utah! It makes Clouseau’s Quasimodo look like a ballerina. It is indescribably weird and stuffed with adjustables, so you could fit anything. Paul Dirac described QED as an ugly theory, when talking to Richard Feynman at a conference. Like Clouseau’s helium balloon, it needs to be deflated so it falls into the Seine. ECE2 makes QED obsolete using simple methods and at no expense to the taxpayer, so that will never do. They don’t have much time left to come to their senses.”

Haha, only economists and bucket-chemists would value the views of an electrical engineer. The latter are well-known to account for most of the anti-physics contingent of the lunatic fringe. It is probably because they are taught physics only on a need-to-know basis and share much of the same terminology. Take the example of a simple RLC circuit (like Ideotic’s perpetual-motion machine). Just try to tell an electrical engineer that ‘everything’ happens outside of the wiring, that special relativity is involved, that the magnetic fields between coils are as complex as those around the Sun and that static charges are created at bends in the wiring … and he will assume that HE is the one dealing with a crank. Unfortunately for him the circuit claims are all true.  Another difference is that, when an experimental result appears to contradict a conservation law, the physicist will look deeper into his assumptions (in true Baconian fashion) while an electrical engineer will immediately start to apply for a patent on a ‘free energy’ device.  Just look at all of the most prominent cranks, e.g. Laithwaite, Aspden, Valone, Puthoff … and one will find an electrical engineering degree lurking in their closet. Even the uneducated conman, John Searl, was a coil-winder.   

Objections

October 15, 2017

Post of Chancellor of the new University of Wales

October 15, 2017

There have been no objections to my availability as Chancellor, because I am Wales’ most productive scholar and have been a Scientiae Doctor of the University of Wales since 1978. ”

Oh yes, in the same way and for the same reason that there have been no objections to your crackpot theories. That is, few people know about you … and even fewer care. We would not care if it were not for that wrongly-awarded paltry  – but otherwise significant – pension.

“This is a distinction higher than full professor. ”

Rubbish: one cannot compare an earned degree with an academic post. There have been professors who had only a BSc. 

“The new University of Wales would be closely associated with the National Eisteddfod, and work in the same way, entirely in the Welsh language. ”

So how exactly would that function? They all arrive at work, and then talk, teach and learn in Welsh. Are all of the textbooks in Welsh? Are they allowed to look only at Welsh-language websites and journals? Indeed, are there any Welsh-language journals in any useful subject? And then what? What about the accreditation-system: do they defend theses in Welsh in front of English-speaking external examiners? Do they write articles-for-publication in Welsh for English-language journals? Do they attend conferences, international or not, and speak only in Welsh to uncomprehending audiences? No. It is a complete fantasy. The concept is like one of those 1980s movies aimed at teenagers where the little hero’s computer-game skills are sought by aliens to aid them in their intergalactic war. That is, it is an inherently masturbatory fantasy wherein the dreamer re-invents the entire universe so that his minor skill suddenly becomes very important. After all of this enforced Welshness, the graduates of your laughable concept of a ‘university’ would still have to operate in an English-speaking world. These days, it would make more sense to found a Mandarin- or Farsi-speaking university. Meanwhile, if a university really wanted to make itself unintelligible to most of the population, it could always fall back on Latin. 

“The Chancellor is not paid anything. Many thousands of people are very deeply angered by the way in which the People’s University was cut up into poor quality remnants, and deeply angered by its huge salaries and anglicization. This is worldwide anger, not only in Wales. At one time the Chancellor was Prince Charles, my distant cousin. ”

Can you not still complain to him, or to his mother … your ’employer’ LOFAS. What is the point of boasting of important cousins if they wangle nothing for you?

“The students wanted Rev. R. S. Thomas as Chancellor, a great poet. Sir Thomas Parry was also a great poet. I would certainly not be an inert Chancellor, and would be constantly helping and advising the new University, a small university established in and for Wales, friendly towards Welsh speakers, who would not be forced to speak English as at present, simply because everyone would speak Welsh naturally. Its Supreme Authority would be the People of Wales as in the original UW, founded at the National Eisteddfod of 1893. The Supreme Authority of the United States is the People, not the President.”

Well, this is where we came in. The last thing that Wales needs is a Welsh-only university with a crackpot poetaster as chancellor. As if.

Craigcefnparc News #24

October 12, 2017

A correspondent writes:

We all remember Mr Evans claiming on his BLOG that he was the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Welsh Assembly. Here are the facts formally answered today from the Wales Government:-
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Thank you for your e-mail request of 6 October about Dr. Myron Evans. I should say that this not a Freedom of Information request, as it is not for recorded information or asking questions which we can respond to by provision of any recorded information we hold. I can, however, comment on your enquiry. The website of the Welsh Government and its predecessor bodies does not mention Dr. Myron Evans as Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) as he has never held or been appointed to such a role or any other position with the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government or Welsh Government, either paid or unpaid.
Professor John Harries, from Imperial College, London was the first formal Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, appointed in 2010. He was succeeded during 2013 by Professor Julie Williams, of Cardiff University, who completed her appointment last month. Professor Christopher Pollock, former Head of the Institute for Grassland and Environment Research, Aberystwyth (IGER) and of Aberystwyth University was given the CSA for Wales title by the then First Minister from 2008-9, while he worked to scope the need for and role of a Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales. He was not formally undertaking the role.
If there has been an assertion by any party that Dr. Evans undertakes, or has undertaken, such a CSA role in Wales, from a Welsh Government perspective I can confirm he has not.I cannot comment on anything that Rhodri Morgan, our late First Minister, may have said in respect of Dr. Evans

Another Point of View

October 12, 2017

Over Twenty Eight Thousand Blog Postings

October 12, 2017

There are over twenty eight thousand blog postings now available on www.aias.us from Dec. 2006 to present, all archived on www.archive.org. To date I have produced about two thousand papers, books, essays, broadcasts and translations. These are all on www.aias.us and www.upitec.org, archived on www.archive.org. So any assessment of my work would have to be based on a detailed scholarly study of thirty thousand items to date. This will take many years of work by historians of science.”

And every single one would/should be a source of acute embarrassment to a normal person. Writers of popular skeptical books about cranks, and psychiatrists studying aberrant behaviour, will have a wonderful fund of information upon which to draw.

Anti-WAR

October 11, 2017

It will be recalled that we have always been rather ambivalent/negative regarding Professor Waldyr Alves Rodrigues even though he has published refutations of Ron’s theory. The problem is that his own ‘straight-shooting’ status is decidedly unclear. For instance, he was until recently a Director of Steriwave, which also employed Ron until his spat with ‘Professor’ Fucilla (the owner). The latter’s ambit has included the promotion of water-powered vehicles and the attempted  ‘development’ of the notorious Volfson antigravity machine (successfully patented by a sanitary-ware operative). One of WAR’s current posts is as an editor of this journal,

https://www.omicsonline.org/physical-mathematics.php

It is of course on Jeffrey Beall’s invaluable list of ‘predatory’ journals*. Such journals are a boon to third-world academics who are eager to pad their CVs, and nobody (including the peer-reviewers) cares if the topic is perpetual-motion or antigravity.  Among the recent papers is one by ‘Mike’ Lawrence (Michael Jefferson Lawrence), a former naval officer and presumably wealthy eurobond-dealer who formerly lived in North Wales. His house  Maldwyn Centre for Theoretical Physics is now on the other side of the UK. He has his own, viscosity-based, theory-of-everything. The puzzle is: why has WAR not refuted it?  WAR has also been on the editorial board of at least one bona fide mathematics journal. But then so has ARK (Arkadiusz Jadczyk). Ron has not been slow to use information from the SOTT website of ARK’s wife. Ron is not at all fazed by the fact that she claims to be in contact with aliens.  It is pretty hard to keep track of all of this nonsense. “If only they all had but one neck” Caligula (attrib.)

*Others include: Advances in Automobile Engineering, Advances in Robotics & Automation, Bioceramics Development and Applications,  Biosensors Journal, Computer Engineering & Information Technology, European Journal of Applied Engineering and Scientific Research, Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, Industrial Engineering & Management Innovative Energy & Research, International Journal of Advance Innovations, Thoughts & Ideas, International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, International Journal of Advancements in Technology, International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Sensor Networks and Data Communications, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation, Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering, Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering,  Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering, Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, Journal of Biomimetics Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Journal of Electrical & Electronic Systems, Journal of Electrical Engineering and Electronic Technology, Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering, Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering, Journal of Nuclear Energy Science & Power Generation Technology, Journal of Steel Structures & Construction, Journal of Telecommunications System & Management, Journal of Textile Science & Engineering,

and that is just one topic offered by just one publisher!

Aaaaw, How Sad

October 11, 2017

We were really looking forward to this:

Cancelled

Never mind, it served its purpose; look at the list of would-be speakers. How do/did all of those people hold down high-powered jobs in spite of their obvious ignorance of physics. At least one of them believes devoutly in telepathy and other tripe. At least one of them has tried to patent an antigravity machine, one of them is a Nobel prize-winner and one of them is – ugh – an AIAS Fellow.  This all makes things very difficult for the ‘scientifically interested’ layman or beginning physics student. Indeed, what is the point of seeking qualifications and glittering prizes if one ends up like this?

Much Better!

October 11, 2017

FOR POSTING: Protests against Anglo Norman Colonization of Wales

October 11, 2017

There are many protest groups who are always active against the Anglo Norman colonization of Wales and the deliberate destruction of the language and culture in Wales by malfeasance and colonial misgovernment. Gwynfor Evans for example described Wales as the last colony. These groups should make a formal protest to UNESCO and human rights organizations throughout the world. The deliberate anglicisation of Wales is completely illegal. ”

That’s the way to do it;  take a more noble statesman-like approach. This is much better than your individual cold-calling method of last year:

https://www.tellows.co.uk/num/0179284661

Was that any way for an employee/appointee of The Queen to behave? 

 

 

Spell-Check

October 10, 2017

Availabity for Chancellor

October 10, 2017

To Vice Chancellor’s Office,
Swansea

I write to indicate my availabilty for the post of Chancellor, being a fluent first language Welsh speaker and native of Craig Cefn Parc, author over two thousand papers and books, a poet in both languages. ”

They may prefer someone who can spell ‘availability’ at least once in two tries. Also, should that not be ‘Availability as Chancellor’?  The latter is in fact a contraction of ‘Availability as a Chancellor’ whereas your version implies that you are available for the use of a Chancellor. Unless of course you are contracting: ‘Availability for occupying the post of Chancellor’.  English is such a difficult language is it not? Perhaps you should stick to Welsh.

Ron Caught Out

October 10, 2017

Nomination Remains on the Table

October 10, 2017

For your information, nominations in the Colleges of the University of Wales, for example Aberystwyth, are open to all staff, all students and the general public. To find this google “nominations, honorary awards, Bangor, general public” to find the rules at Aberystwyth (fourth or fifth site). Nominations are not restricted to the Senate or the Council. You should have known this.”

This was provoked by an e-mail from someone who spotted that Ron had been nominating himself, as usual. We wonder whether he will dare to rant about the fine old Welsh surname of the person who sent the e-mail.

Corruption

October 10, 2017

Rhodri Morgan

October 10, 2017

Sadly, Rhodri Morgan died earlier this year, so I will refer this matter to the next Chancellor at Swansea. Rhodri Morgan was a relative of mine by marriage of my Uncle, the late Raymond Evans of Y Grithig, Glyn Tawe, although I never met him. Rhodri once interceded on my behalf to have some wildly pejorative comments removed from the notice board in physics, Aberystwyth. The Welsh Assembly, if it means anything, should reestablish the true University of Wales, in which sincere scholars would be welcome and in which everyone is from Wales itself and also fluent Welsh speakers.”

So Ron openly admits the (ab)use of political influence to bolster the reputation of a dubious academic; the very thing that he accuses others of doing or accepting. Still, two-facedness is very much Ron’s watchword. What were those comments, Ron? Were they perhaps accurate, rather than ‘pejorative’? Crackpots have always had a thing about notice-boards: when Ron’s friend, the petty criminal ‘Professor’ John Searl, was giving one of his talks at Leeds university (sic, why do universities allow that sort of thing), somebody scrawled unwelcome comments on the poster for the event. Searl’s gang seized the poster for the ‘fingerprints and other evidence’. Why does that behaviour seem so familiar? We seem to remember that, in the distant past, Ron was sent a poster about him that had been on another university notice-board.

Bogus Scholar

October 9, 2017

World Rankings of Swansea

October 9, 2017

These are 557 in the world by webometrics; 251 – 300 by Times, 431 – 440 by QS and unranked by Shanghai. Not very good at all. There is a Vice Chancellor called Richard B. Davies (of whom I have never heard) who gets a salary of £179,000 a year according to a recent freedom of information request. I attempted to calculate his h index but could only find four papers which may be by him on Google Scholar, so his h index is apparently 4, not enough for tenure. Mine is about 42, enough for the U. S. National Academy, plus a vast impact by scientometrics. ”

According to Scopus, your h-index for recent (i.e. post-breakdown) work is 1. It should have been zero, but for the fact that a loony publication somehow slipped past the strict filters of Scopus.  We are are not even sure that your pre-breakdown work was worthy of a high h-index and the award of that pension. We are still working on that. So far, it looks as though well over 90% of the citations were by yourself and conspirators. Another few % were due to authors hoovering-up relevant papers for their introductory paragraph, without using, evaluating or specifically caring about your results. That leaves very few ‘valid’ citations of your papers at all; including the ones that you deem to be ‘influential’.  As for the ‘scientometrics’, you cannot prove that they are meaningful.

Big Corpse on Campus?

October 9, 2017

World Rankings of Swansea

October 9, 2017

These are 557 in the world by webometrics; 251 – 300 by Times, 431 – 440 by QS and unranked by Shanghai. Not very good at all. There is a Vice Chancellor called Richard B. Davies (of whom I have never heard) who gets a salary of £179,000 a year according to a recent freedom of information request. I attempted to calculate his h index but could only find four papers which may be by him on Google Scholar, so his h index is apparently 4, not enough for tenure. Mine is about 42, enough for the U. S. National Academy, plus a vast impact by scientometrics. Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan is Chancellor, and receives no remuneration and does not claim expenses. He is a relative of mine by marriage. “

Perhaps he receives no remuneration or expenses because he died several months ago. How come your in-laws did not bother to tell you this? Or was that relationship just another routine ‘social-climbing’ lie? Also, you seem to be confusing the ‘joke’ post of Chancellor with the highly-paid and powerful post of Vice Chancellor. Oh, and the title, ‘Vice’, does not necessarily mean that they are ‘up to something’.  

 

एक कमरा लो

October 6, 2017

Mr Rajpal, of course, is another Ron-worshiper; one who is almost as creepingly cloying as Sewage … but not quite.

http://www.physicsphotons.org/

Money-Grubbers

October 6, 2017

Ron claims that ‘dogmatists’ hang onto incorrect theories and distort facts so that they can reap undeserved funding from the taxpayer. Due to the British habit of never discussing/divulging salaries, he can get away with this implication that academics are rolling around in piles of banknotes. Here is a rare insight into the true situation (spoiler-alert: it will make Tesco shelf-stackers feel like kings):

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salary/University-of-Bristol-PhD-Salaries-E35551_D_KO22,25.htm

 Some weeks ago, Ron mentioned a nutter called Kidd. His ‘gyroscopic’ ‘antigravity’ machine was backed by Laithwaite, and a Scottish university was browbeaten by Laithwaite into giving Kidd a ‘desk’ there. Kidd was also invited to meet Ron Evans of British Aerospace. Kidd has even been mentioned in a leading aerospace journal. See? There is no problem with physics, but there seems to be a hell of a problem with engineering. Anyway, the point of this digression is that Kidd demanded a salary of £50,000pa in order to compensate him for his loss-of-earnings as a tool-fitter.  So, he instead went down the ‘brain drain’ (LOL) and took his invention to Australia.

Ron’s Antisymmetry Refuted

October 6, 2017

In the light of his current obsession with antisymmetry, it is well to remember that he cannot handle the relevant mathematics:

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

More Barrel-Scraping

October 4, 2017

“The Life of Myron Evans” by Kerry Pendergast

October 4, 2017

This is a biography by my friend Kerry Pendergast of the EDCL, the cover information was read on 2/10/17 at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and is available from all good bookshops.”

Really? What exactly in that hagiography would be of interest to such a ‘reader’? Perhaps they are studying fear-responses in youngsters: flashing the cover-photograph at the kiddies would certainly be a good experimental test. And for suitable horror stories, just look at the reviews.

Stupid Tail Tries to Wag Clever Dog

October 4, 2017

To Mr Rajpal in New Delhi

October 4, 2017

I think that the Nobel Prize for gravitational radiation is a predictable non event, it is already completely obsolete.”

Real physicists like to quip that, “theory is what one does when there are no useful experiments to perform”. Reproducible experimental results take precedence over theory. Experiment decides which one, among competing theories, wins out. Your so-called theory is not even in the running.

“There is unanimous acceptance of ECE theory insofar as there have been no criticisms for over a decade, and a huge amount of interest that will last indefinitely. ”

Few people know about your rubbish theory, and those who do know about it have already said all that there is to be said about its ‘value’. Where are the signs of this so-called ‘acceptance’? Oh, the ‘scientometrics’: compiled by someone who has been caught out in many other lies, such as being an honorary Fellow of Lancaster University … easily disproved by googling.

“The Nobel Prize had to be given in order to make sure of more funding from the taxpayer. ”

Typical bad-loser-speak. If you want to be ‘part of the game’, why do you not join in? That is, submit your ‘work’ to reputable peer-reviewed journals instead of hiding away.

“This has nothing to do with Baconian physics. ”

It has everything to do with Bacon. He stressed the importance of either performing controlled experiments or making careful observations of natural phenomena. In both cases, he warned about the dangers of their illogical theoretical interpretation. You fail every test.

“What is needed in society is meritocracy and toleration of valid ideas. ”

The traditional ‘cry of the crackpot’. You are not even up-to-date here: there now exist hundreds of fake journals which will publish any nonsense at all. And the fees are reasonable, given that they are all based in third-world countries and only pretend to be in New York. Just imagine how good their impressive titles would look on your CV. After all, ‘Markwiss’ is not going to care.

“This is completely absent from standard model physics as you know. Powerful new laws of physics are emerging from the AIAS / UPITEC group, notably the laws of conservation of antisymmetry, based directly on Cartan geometry, the antisymmetry of the two-form and the tetrad postulate. It is easy to show that Einstein violates antisymmetry by putting his field equation into the format of the Einstein Maxwell equations. ”

And we bet that your new laws predict perpetual-motion and anti-gravity. Not exactly novel in the lunatic fringe is it?

“These violate antisymmetry and violate geometry, because torsion is completely missing as you know.”

And you know, or should know, that torsion has long been considered by real physicists and has been found to be irrelevant.

“If you ignore the toiling masses forever, you will be on the receiving end of a revolution in thought, and become an obsolete and dusty corner of history. As Oscar Wilde wrote: work is the enemy of the drinking classes. It takes a lot of work to really understand new thought. The dogmatists prefer their champagne.”

Communist! Oh, another failed plan.

So Sooner Said Than …

October 2, 2017

Available for Invitation for Chancellor or Vice Chancellor

October 2, 2017

I am available for invitation to the post of a University Chancellor or Vice Chancellor in Wales as a fluent Welsh speaker and Wales’ foremost scientist at present (attached CV). ”

Glad to see that you are taking our advice of yesterday.

“This salary would be in the region of £500,000 pounds a year, the norm for the world’s most productive physicist. After taxation I would plough it back into research. ”

Nah, you would be off to pastures new on the next bus, just like any Welshman who gets his hands on some cash. 

“These salaries are wildly inflated, and there are far too many posts offered to people with no knowledge of Welsh or of Wales, and in fact no sympathy with the plight of the language or People of Wales. (The latter is by Charter the Supreme Authority in the University of Wales.) To many people in Wales these secretive appointments are completely unacceptable. ”

There are Italians who get elected in spite of knowing no Latin, Frenchmen who know no Breton, Swiss who know no Rheto-Romanche, etc., etc.  Chancellors tend to be elected by popular acclaim. Agreed that Vice-Chancellors are ‘all mouth’: the previous one at Aberystwyth was a linguist and the next one will be a dentist. What were you expecting: a scientist? Real scientists have better things to do. 

“In 2010 the students at Cardiff stormed UW Cardiff in protest against fees. I do not know how Chancellors or Vice Chancellors are appointed, or why, so I offer myself for invitation. recently students stormed UW Cardiff in protest against fees. I would never greedily increase my salary or spend thirty thousand on air travel, or live in a mansion with a retinue of servants and solid gold taps like the Ukrainian dictator. I am at home in my coal miner’s house. AIAS / UPITEC is so efficient that I do not have to travel at all, and waste tons of polluting fuel when it should be conserved. It is the institute that makes by far the greatest impact in Wales (attached). ”

Most Chancellors are celebrities. As you are not an actor or pop-star you have no chance … unless there is a protest-vote.

“Is your admin really necessary? (A variation on Dylan Thomas, who lived in a boathouse).”

He had to live there because he continually drank his money away.  He was not trying to be ‘carbon-neutral’.  

Promotion

October 1, 2017

Salaries of Vice Chancellors

October 1, 2017

It is well known that these salaries are wildly inflated, up to half a million pounds a year. There have been many protests. They could be cut by a factor of ten and better Vice Chancellors found from within Wales, all fluent Welsh speakers, all distinguished scholars, all with Wales at heart, not their wallets. ”

Ron, have you thought of trying for Chancellor instead? That will look more impressive to those who do not know that the post is generally a joke and that all of the executive and political power lies with the Vice-Chancellor. After all, comedienne Dawn French is Chancellor of Falmouth University (one of the joke-university former technical colleges). On the other hand, perhaps that is a bad example; French lives in a 40-room mansion. Still, you get the idea, you would make a great joke-Chancellor if a disgruntled student body wanted to make a point.