Archive for September, 2018

LIGO briefing for K N Vyas, India’s new DAE Chief

September 25, 2018


K. N. Vyas – as the newly appointed secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) – is India’s new government decision maker for LIGO India. His predecessor, Sekhar Basu, set up the US-India LIGO deal with great fanfare.


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LIGO dissidence: Taking stock

September 23, 2018

It seems that, starting with the award of the LIGO Nobel Prize in 2017, all dissident activities have come to a stop. It seems that I am the only one keeping the cause alive. And not a single voice from within the scientific establishment has arisen against the LIGO fraud.

But is there any point in my continuing? You have just seen that NSF funds for the Ligonauts are coming out the wazoo. It does not look like we have gained any traction at all. The Ligonauts are still talking big, talking high, talking tall and talking pretty. So they all are continuing merrily on their way. As to my activities, all they have to do is wait me out. They have staying power, I don’t.

Someone once told me this: You want to do good to the world. But the world may not want good done to it.

Now I see much wisdom in that. When doing the right thing turns out to be one of the most difficult things, it is time to take stock.

The Nobel Prize prediction company is out with their 2018 predictions, and a cosmology prize for dark matter is on the list.

So it is all dark all around. While I don’t have any information, I still like to think that there is just one tiny candle still flickering:

$10 million to fine tune science fraud

September 20, 2018


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France Cordova, Director National Science Foundation (NSF); Diane Souvaine, Chair National Science Board (NSB); Allison Lerner, NSF IG; Anneila Sargent, Chair NSB Committee on Oversight; Fiona Harrison, Chair Space Studies Board National Academy of Sciences; Maria Zuber, previous Chair NSB; Ellen Ochoa, Vice Chair NSB

Your tax dollars at work (Down the LIGO drain)

September 9, 2018


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Kip Thorne’s Indian winter

September 8, 2018

Besides all the scientific stories deifying Kip Thorne, the US media has also been humanizing this brainiac by regaling the world with stories about his awkward dating, bold betting, Penthouse-reading, … and so on. Ever wonder why this media does not report highly visible events of odd nature that do not cast him in favorable light? His repeated public humiliations? His Trump-bashing from the Nobel Laureate platform given him in India, China? Well, no need to wonder. You can read about such events here – and only here.


(Imaginary dialogue)

Inspector Gregory: Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention, Mr. Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes: To the curious conduct of the media with regard to Kip Thorne’s limelight spectacles in India.

Gregory: But the media did not report anything about Kip Thorne’s limelight spectacles in India!

Holmes: That was the curious conduct.

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Is the billion-dollar LIGO fraud unstoppable?

September 7, 2018


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UPDATE 09/08/2018:

Follow the money! You can put a keyword like LIGO in the following NSF Award Search site, and see how taxpayer money is being funneled into the fraud, fast and furious:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/

A Physicsville goose

September 6, 2018

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