SCIENCE FRAUD JOHN MATHER IN HIS OWN WORDS:


NASA Scientist John Cromwell Mather – Nobelist, “the greatest discoverer of all times”, TIME Magazine’s Most Influential person in the World, a man of “legendary reputation” – is a very clever science con artist, with a great flair for language, for issuing quotable quotes. But this is also his one flaw: He talks a lot. Whenever a deceiver talks a lot, he gives away bits of the truth now and then. If you place Mather’s words in a meaningful context, you can see how a man with a continuous history of failures has been sold as a Supergenius. His Ph. D. experiment failed, his COBE Satellite experiment failed, and now he is in charge of NASA’s next generation space telescope. His scientific incompetence is in plain evidence. But an incompetent scientist can be a clever science con artist. He manipulated his computation to process meaningless data from the malfunctioning satellite instrument into that mathematically perfect curve which the theoreticians had predicted. Of course he could not have done this without substantial help from noble quarters – the latest example being Yale University. Mather made ludicrous scientific claims, and the nobles in their full resplendence endorsed them with great applause. This is how low the Academia has sunk – in this Age of Fakery.


MORNING SHOWS THE DAY: THE GREAT INSTRUMENT BUILDER (A single solder joint secures his most important component to the payload)

“I’m afraid that my skill was stronger in understanding than it was in implementation, and it’s a true story that the antenna on the balloon payload fell off while it was on the launch pad. It was my solder joint that failed. Fortunately this fault was noticed, and the payload was launched successfully.”

HIS PH.D. EXPERIMENT CONKS OUT:

“I did a thesis project on this background radiation, which required the use of an instrument hanging on a high altitude research balloon. The instrument flew, but there were at least three different reasons why it did not work: I had to write a thesis about a project that did not quite work.”

HE WANTS TO REDEEM HIMSELF:

“And so I told my advisor: “well, my thesis project didn’t really work out that well, but it would have been a lot better if we could do it in outer space, because the atmosphere of the Earth prevented precise measurements”. We called up our friends and wrote a proposal to build a small satellite to measure the Big Bang radiation and to look for the light from the first galaxies. We wrote the proposal and eventually NASA accepted it. This is how I became a cosmologist.”

HE FAILS AGAIN – HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF (COBE Satellite goes cockeyed):

“The central portion of the beam < 3.5 degrees is not flat topped, showing variations as much as 30%.”


A QUACK ATTEMPT TO GET PAST THE ABOVE DECISIVE FAILURE BY HANDWAVING (This is evidence that Mather was scientifically incompetent, and should never have been allowed to conduct this experiment.):

“This is only important when making measurements of sky features with angular variations smaller than 3.5 degrees. Even then, the effect is washed out by the rotation and the orbital motion of the spacecraft during a single FIRAS (name of the instrument) integration, as well as combining multiple measurements.”


HE PUSHED TECHNOLOGY TO THE LIMIT TO DESIGN HIS INTRUMENT TO DELIVER A CERTAIN ACCURACY OF MEASUREMENT. BUT THE INSTRUMENT MALFUNCTIONED WHEN IN SPACE, AND DELIVERED 20 TIMES THE ACCURACY OVER A DECADE BANDWIDTH:

“I thought that we had to make a very brilliant experiment, or else it would not actually tell us anything. We promised a sensitivity that would find small deviations of only one part in one thousand from perfection: eventually it turned out that the instrument was capable of measuring only one part in twenty thousand, fifty parts per million deviations from perfection.”


A MIND-BLOWING 1 IN 100,000 ACCURACY OF OBSERVATION TRACES OUT A MATHEMATICALLY PERFECT BLACKBODY CURVE FROM AN INSTRUMENT WHOSE ON-AXIS VISION IS DISTORTED BY 30% (This is where science fraud occurred):

“…the spectrum measurement was made to a part in a hundred thousand accuracy and the hot and cold spots are about a part in a hundred thousand.”


ADDING LEGS TO A SNAKE:

“When we showed a curve where all the data points lay exactly on the predicted line…”


THE GLORYING:

“When we showed the first version of this chart [the Cosmic Blackbody Spectrum from the COBE Satellite] to the astronomical society, we received a standing ovation, which completely amazed me. I thought: “everybody knows that this is the right answer”, but the general population of astronomers did not know. They had seen many bad measurements and many strange theories to explain these bad measurements and it really was in doubt that the hot Big Bang was the correct story”.

THE TRASHING OF PREVIOUS EXPERIMENTERS:

“We went from measurements that were just terrible to measurements that were very good, all in an instant and this was a tremendous experience for people. I remembered thinking “why are they so excited”? I knew this was the right answer, but I was the only one that did.”


AND HOW!

“We are trying to do stuff that’s never been done by any human being before. We take stuff that was impossible and we make it happen.”


BERNIE MADOFF IN CHARGE OF FINANCIAL RECOVERY?

“I’m now the chief scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope,…”


I WILL NOT SCREW UP THIS TIME (After a history of failures, he is signaling that he won’t make the same screw up with the James Webb Design as he did with COBE)

“So it will be a full-scale end-to-end “light-in-at-the-beginning, light-out-at-the end” sort of test, something they could not do for Hubble. But they knew they could go fix Hubble in space, and we know we can’t fix JWST, since the telescope will be at the L-2 point, about 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth, …”


THE GREAT INSTRUMENT BUILDER SPEAKS AT YALE:

“As an instrument builder all my life, I will speculate a little on what may be within our reach over the next few decades.”


BUT WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PUSHED THE BUTTON?

“I especially thank the people who told us when we were doing things wrong. It is so much better to know about it before we push the launch button!”

PHILOSOPHY:

“My personal code is, life is too long not to do what you want. It’s too short not to do what you want.”

TO BOLDLY GO…

“We have the job of building what has never been built before, to discover what was never known before.”

WORLDVIEW:

“Charlie, I’m convinced that half the cost of a project is socially determined.”

MORALITY:

“For a scientist, there is only one easy path, the path of scrupulous honesty”

GOD DID NOT PLAY FAVORITES WITH HIS TWO “GENESIS” PROTEGES. IF HE GRANTED GEORGE SMOOT A GLIMPSE OF HIS FACE, HE BESTOWED ON JOHN MATHER INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (What a load of crock!):

“Now that I’ve worked as a professional scientist for a few decades, I feel just as ignorant as I did when I walked into Swarthmore, and I still have the nerve to try to unlock the secrets. It takes an odd sort of humble arrogance to even attempt to do this. I have a deep sense of the mystery of nature, and I’m constantly amazed at how much we’ve learned as puny humans, … putting our discoveries in the libraries of paper and electrons. There’s a kind of immortality about writing things down for the world to see.”

MODESTY:

“I enjoy being a celebrity Nobel Laureate”


ADDED ON 01/17/14 –
CREATING A WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY:

“We confirmed the Big Bang theory (what a pathetically small name for an infinitely expanding universe), discovered its hot and cold spots (explaining how we can exist), and started a new industry. Now, I’m working on pushing telescopes beyond where they’ve ever gone, with the great James Webb Space Telescope, planned successor to the magnificent Hubble Space Telescope.”

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And now readers, witness the single most expensive piece of space junk, the COBE Satellite:

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