WHY US SCIENCE-FUNDING NEEDS NEW MODEL


I use the LIGO example to clearly illustrate what is wrong with the overall US science-funding model: Control by powerful cabals, rampant cronyism, unwillingness to reform and willingness to cover up. The science-funding mechanism today verges on racketeering by intellectuals, their ‘marks’ being the taxpayers.

[Am I generalizing to all fields of science from a single field? No, they are all corrupt, to one degree or another. If you want another example from a very different field, consider medical research. Check out the case Fazlul Sarkar v John Does wending its way through the courts. A high-flying academic fraud was thriving very well with great funding until Internet dissidents exposed him.]

An example of how far this corruption has advanced is the effort in the National Science Foundation (NSF), the funder of LIGO, to shove down the gullet of India the LIGO fraud. The US Ligonauts have enlisted some useful fools in India, and are now about to install another copy of their 8-km high-tech dowsing rod in India with the help of the native fools. In this way India will help legitimize the US fraud, and the enterprise will be strengthened.

Recently NSF, on the advice of the National Science Board (NSB), declared certain funding priorities as follows:

The Astrophysics and Cosmology Theory program supports proposals that primarily are involved with theoretical particle astrophysics and big-bang cosmology as well as more speculative string theory-inspired cosmologies.

Big Bang Cosmology is in plain scientific evidence as a field of science developed through a series of experiments that are either scammed or fraudulent.

String Theory is frou-frou science that has been going nowhere very fast and very loudly for more than three decades. It is a vehicle of intellectual masturbation by a chosen few.

But this is not all. If you do not do fraud science or frou-frou science, you are being asked to take a hike by the gatekeeper of this exclusive club. You have go fight for funds in another milieu altogether:

Research in cosmology and astrophysics topics not mentioned above is supported by the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants Program in the MPS Division of Astronomical Sciences.

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One Response to “WHY US SCIENCE-FUNDING NEEDS NEW MODEL”

  1. bornmax Says:

    Your list of heroes is incomplete:
    Herewith I claim to be a member of your list because my blog (sorry: in german only) published on 13th of February in 2016 the very first statement on the LIGO fraud:
    https://bornmax.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/am-11-februar-ist-weltverbloedungstag/

    11th Februar global stupidity day

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