Archive for April 13th, 2017

DOING MUNDANE PHYSICS

April 13, 2017


Here’s another item from the dusty recesses of my old files I thought I would share. In a small way it has some historical flavor: It concerns the first tentative venturing of an American oil company into the oil fields of Kazakhstan (the Korolev-Tengiz fields). At issue were billions of dollars. The approach was successful and Chevron today has a big presence in Kazakhstan.

The following inter-company memorandum speaks for itself. It was written from Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc (COPI) to Chevron Oil Field Research Company (COFRC).

In the same historical vein, another thing comes to mind. When I was in the aerospace industry, China was allowed to get her first LANDSAT Earth Station. I was the Antenna Engineer on that. I made a presentation to the high level Chinese delegation, interpreter and all.

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THE SCOURGE OF THE LIGO SCIENCE POPULARIZERS AND SCIENCE REPORTERS

April 13, 2017

The science popularizers are still at it!

Just this past month Brian Greene pitched LIGO at the World Science Festival Australia.

Just yesterday Lawrence Krauss unveiled his own genius idea: Combine the Big bang fraud and the LIGO fraud, and come up with the new science of Big Ligo Bang!

And as I reported recently, Neil deGrasse Tyson defended LIGO thus: We have competent people thinking about this stuff. We’re not just making shit up.

THE LIGO SCIENCE POPULARIZERS

Brian Greene, Brian Greene Columbia University, Lawrence Krauss, Lawrence Krauss Arizona State university, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Neil deGrasse Tyson Hayden Planetarium, LIGO science popularizers, LIGO fraud, LIGO scam, scientific misconduct, science fraud

Brian Greene, Brian Greene Columbia University, Lawrence Krauss, Lawrence Krauss Arizona State university, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Neil deGrasse Tyson Hayden Planetarium, LIGO science popularizers, LIGO fraud, LIGO scam, scientific misconduct, science fraud


But let me give the above activity a context from right within the same physics establishment to which the popularizers belong. Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall is also a leading science popularizer with a large following. But unlike the above popularizers, LIGO is within her scientific bailiwick and she is a practicing scientist.

Randall remained significantly silent when the LIGO discovery took the world by storm. When a couple of years ago the scam BICEP2 discovery was similarly rolled out and similarly took the world by storm, and the very science popularizers above were dancing their celebrity dance also then, she was the first to publicly express reservation.

So, with this reference point, you need to ask some questions as to what the popularizers are actually doing.


Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall

THE LIGO SCIENCE REPORTERS

LIGO gravitational wave, LIGO scam, LIGO fraud, scientific misconduct, science fraud, physics fraud, Dennis Overbye, Dennis Overbye NYT, Dennis Overbye New York Times, Adrian Cho, Adrian Cho Science, Miles O’Brien, Miles O’Brien PBS, Geoff Brumfie, Geoff Brumfiel NPR, Davide Castelvecchi, Davide Castelvecchi Nature, Hamish Johnston, Hamish Johnston Physics World, Ian Sample, Ian Sample The Guardian, Joel Achenbach, Joel Achenbach Washington Post, nsf ligo, nsf oig, ligo india, ostp, ostp white house, DAE India, DST India
ligo_reporters

LIGO gravitational wave, LIGO scam, LIGO fraud, scientific misconduct, science fraud, physics fraud, Dennis Overbye, Dennis Overbye NYT, Dennis Overbye New York Times, Adrian Cho, Adrian Cho Science, Miles O’Brien, Miles O’Brien PBS, Geoff Brumfie, Geoff Brumfiel NPR, Davide Castelvecchi, Davide Castelvecchi Nature, Hamish Johnston, Hamish Johnston Physics World, Ian Sample, Ian Sample The Guardian, Joel Achenbach, Joel Achenbach Washington Post, nsf ligo, nsf oig, ligo india, ostp, ostp white house, DAE India, DST India