Posts Tagged ‘James Webb Space Telescope’

BIG BANG BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN ….

December 30, 2014

The year 2014 ended strangely for NASA with public pronouncements from JWST Science Boss and Big Bang Pioneer John Mather that are totally inconsistent with his scientific past! Mather and George Smoot, as you may recall, are the bridge between the old age Big Bang Cosmology of the mathematicians and the new age of Big Bang Cosmology as a precision measurement science.

First, recall that Smoot and Mather were the two “Witnesses to the birth of the universe”. Mather measured the temperature of the placenta and Smoot made the Sonogram picture of the baby. But a ticket event ($25 a pop) at the Smithsonian Institution on December 16 was advertised as follows:

John Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who will tell you there is no origin to the universe, only a universe that is continually transforming itself.

Second, Mather’s entire active career was devoted to finding the blackbody spectrum in the sky, predicted by Big Bang Theory. The COBE instrument was designed most elaborately to look for that blackbody. It would not be able to measure any spectra that were not that blackbody. But in an interview published on December 23, the following exchange took place. Here Mather seems clearly to be saying that he went to measure the radiation without any prejudice.


Aviez-vous déjà une idée de ce à quoi allait ressembler cette première lumière ? (Did you have any (preconceived) idea what the first light would look like?)

John Mather : Aucune ! À l’époque où nous travaillions sur le design de la mission, il n’existait aucun modèle précis du fond diffus cosmologique. Tout ce que l’on savait, c’est que c’était important ! (Not a one! When we were working on the design of the (COBE) mission, there was no accurate model of the cosmic background. All we knew was that it was important! )

John Mather is lately appearing in various Performing Arts Centers at ticket events. His next appearance is here – $30 a pop.

GEORGE SMOOT UPDATE:

Smoot still continues to show his Baby picture album. He and Mather seem to be parting ways on this. Here’s what he said on October 31:

Using our most advanced techniques and instruments we sift through light coming to us from all parts of the universe. We separate and study the cosmic microwave background as a relic of the very early universe to understand the events surrounding the birth and subsequent development of the Universe … we can tell the tale of the creation and history of the Universe and show key supporting evidence some of it from very early times including using the cosmic background light to provide a direct image of the embryo universe.

But has he too has lost his marbles, like Mather? He is getting there. To see this, we have to look elsewhere.

Out of possibly 100++ living Nobel Laureates, the Nobel Foundation recently chose George Smoot to represent the new face of the Nobel Prize. They sent him to India to accompany a traveling Nobel Exhibit with great fanfare and diplomacy. Smoot was invited to address a Commencement at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). What did Smoot do? Read on:

“Lost all personal respect for the 2006 Physics Nobel Laureate George Smoot (also known for his association with the TV serial Big Bang Theory). His Science may be good but as a person his way of thinking is warped. He addressed the students of IITD on the convocation and tried to belittle Indians. He showed how ignorant he was about India. He started by saying how there were famines in India of which he heard when he was a child. How his father helped do all the calculations because of which reservoirs were built in India. he also emphasized that it was because of World Bank that there is enough food grain production in India and so the nation should thank the World Bank and not be critical of it. The best was his statement (which to me seemed like a copy of half of the statement from The World is Flat without credit to Friedman). He said that when he was a child and would leave food on the plate his mother would ask him to eat it as the same food would otherwise have fed some starving Indian. He conveniently forgot the second part as to how the Indians and Chinese would take away the jobs if the Americans would not study their Maths!

He referred to the graduating class as losers as according to him all billionaires and richest person on the planet were college dropouts.

All this in a private conversation would have been may be acceptable and arguable but as a part of convocation speech and the blatant manner in which he put it was at least for me and many of my colleagues in very bad taste.

Possibly serves the IITD authorities right in trying to force this guy to address the convocation, despite his reluctance to do so. The Dean Academics IITD was all gaga for more than a month that a Nobel laureate would address the convocation but i am sure at the end of his speech he also must have had second thoughts about his choice of the speaker. The lesson to be learnt is: Do not prostrate when you see a foreigner with accomplishments in a particular field and expect him to be a God of all things.”

~ By Sanjeev Sanghi, Professor at IITD – as a Facebook post.

LORD HAVE MERCY!

THE REAL PROMISE OF JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

February 4, 2014


Yesterday there was a big JWST do in NASA Goddard, Sen. Barabara Mikulski in attendance. A video was produced. The quote in the graphic below starts at about 21 minutes.

Sen. Mikulski (25:45 min) seems to have had it in her cue sheet to mention “our very own in-house Nobel Prize winner”, and Goddard Center Director Christopher Scolese was particular to mention that John Mather is the “…Project Scientist … Senior Project Scientist for JWST and our Nobel Prize winner…”. So, even though Mather’s once-elaborate official cv page has been gutted to the bare minimum (why?), there has been no change in his actual status. Nobel Prize has become Mather’s scientific immunity.

Having ushered in the Age of Precision Scientific Measurement in Cosmology, Mather is now well on his way to herald the Age of Exoplanet Meteorology and Oceanography.

All this would be very funny indeed had it not been for $10 billion (JWST + COBE + WMAP) of your money sunk on scam science at Goddard.

In today’s America, the caravan of scam science can go on majestically while the little dogs of truth bark.

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Big Bang Cosmology, James Webb Space Telescope, JWST, John Mather Nobel Prize NASA, Exoplanets

Big Bang Cosmology, James Webb Space Telescope, JWST, John Mather Nobel Prize NASA, Exoplanets

As you may have guessed, the so-called science reporters immediately ran with this and reported:

And it will hunt for distant habitable planets by peering into their atmospheres.

WITH BIG BANG COSMOLOGY TRASHED…..

February 3, 2014


OK, folks. For some people it is time to face the music. They danced before you a raucous dance, promoting Big Bang Cosmology to the hilt. Now that I have trashed it, let us not forget those who caused the trash to accumulate so high. Let us hold up before the world the images of those who sought to mislead and misguide you all thse decades.

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Big Bang Cosmology, Big Bang Theory, Stephen Hawking, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Gruber Cosmology Prize, WFIRST Satellite, The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Big Bang Cosmology, Big Bang Theory, Stephen Hawking, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Gruber Cosmology Prize, WFIRST Satellite, The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences

AS GOES BIG BANG SO GOES JWST (pdf)

JOHN MATHER IS FARMING OUT BLAME

December 10, 2013

Folks, a couple of things.

I have come upon a new video lecture by John Mather:

John Mather Maniac Lecture, 20 November 2013

It was made just before this Thanksgiving, and was drawn attention to in the JWST web site. It is just his standard talk with his standard bloviation. However, this time there is a message being broadcast to the public. Mather has begun to publicly farm out blame to various people under the guise of praising them. In effect, he is saying that he himself had nothing to do with deriving the fraud results I am accusing him of. Others obtained those results for him.

This is of course a standard ploy for many science frauds when they get caught (“I was unaware…”).

If you don’t want to watch the hour-long video, look at 39-41 minutes. Here he shows his Nobel-winning discovery of the cosmic blackbody curve. About the intial curve that he had presented in 1990 he says (as nearly as I can reproduce):

I see Rich Isaacman is here also. He was the software team lead that helped us to figure this out right away.

So, Mather is saying that it was this Isaacman person that was responsible for deriving for him the picture-perfect blackbody curve that Mather trustingly accepted and presented to the American Astronomical Society meeting in 1990, and received the telltale “standing ovation”.

About his final report of a blackbody curve with the phenomenal 50 ppm accuracy, he says:

I see Dale Fixsen here in the audience – he was the person who went from what was a likely blackbody to a blackbody within 50 parts per million. So, a special thanks to Dale for his ability to do that.

Now Fixsen and Isaacman may be tickled pink to be given this public crdit, but in reality Mather is hanging them out to dry. They are the true culprits. Mather himself had nothing to do with falsifying of the COBE results! He is just a trusting soul.

While Mather has given credit to associates before, it is the particular language this time that is important. He is “giving credit”. He is saying categorically : They did it.

I don’t see how this stratagem is going to help Mather. We can find any number of instances where he assumed full personal responsibility for the discovery. Remember when he told HuffPo that he measured the blackbody “really really really well”?

The other thing I noticed is that NASA has completely gutted Mather’s much vaunted official Government home page. This is the page that many Internet sites about Mather link to as his cv/bio (including his faculty web page at University of Maryland, and the JWST site.) This is the page that contained his 50 ppm discovery, Nobel Prize etc. The extensive biographical and cv material has all been removed, leaving essentially “business card” type information. While many Goddard scientists habitually have such minimalist home pages, this is not what Mather’s site used to be. Also, he has gone from being a Senior Project Scientist for JWST (in the old site) to a Project Scientist for JWST.

Here is his new homepage on 9 December 2013.

Here is his long-standing old homepage on 4 December 2013.

The current NASA home page is here.

There remains no public cv page for Space Superhero John Cromwell Mather (except for what there is on Wikipedia). He has been reduced to a business card.

In the above video, Mather also announced that he is selling copies of his book himself from out of his office, $10 a pop. Imagine that. Nobel Laureate sets up shop to sell merchandise within a US Govt facility!

The game’s afoot?!

AN UPDATE 03/04/2014: DEFLECTING BLAME CONTINUES

In his 2014 Regents’ Lecture at UC Berkeley, John “50 ppm” Mather again repeated this new message – that he is not responsible for the precision blackbody. Watch this video from 35 min. He says:

and eventually my colleagues at NASA decided to shrink the cerror bars down to 50 parts per million…

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Christopher Scolese NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director, John Mather NASA, John Mather Nobel Prize, John Mather Nobel Laureate, Dale Fixsen NASA, Rich Isaacman NASA, Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Spectrum, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, UC Berkeley Regents Lecture

Christopher Scolese NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director, John Mather NASA, John Mather Nobel Prize, John Mather Nobel Laureate, Dale Fixsen NASA, Rich Isaacman NASA, Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Spectrum, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, UC Berkeley Regents Lecture

HAPPY BIG BANG HALLOWEEN 2013!

October 31, 2013

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Nobel Prize, Big Bang Cosmology, scam satellites, NASA John Mather George Smoot COBE Satellite, NASA Charles Bennett WMAP Satellite, ESA Planck Satellite, NASA John Mather James Webb Space Telescope, SNASA Saul Perlmutter WFIRST Satellite

Nobel Prize, Big Bang Cosmology, scam satellites, NASA John Mather George Smoot COBE Satellite, NASA Charles Bennett WMAP Satellite, ESA Planck Satellite, NASA John Mather James Webb Space Telescope, SNASA Saul Perlmutter WFIRST Satellite

SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT, SCIENCE FRAUD: Who’s committing it?

October 9, 2013

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Nobel Prize Physics fraud scientific misconduct science fraud NASA Big Bang Cosmology fraud John Mather Nobel Prize John Mather Nobel Laureate John Mather NASA

Nobel Prize Physics fraud scientific misconduct science fraud NASA Big Bang Cosmology fraud John Mather Nobel Prize John Mather Nobel Laureate John Mather NASA
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Anil Potti, Dipak Das, Bharat Aggarwal, John Mather, George Smoot, Charles Bennett, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, Adam Riess, science frauds

Anil Potti, Dipak Das, Bharat Aggarwal, John Mather, George Smoot, Charles Bennett, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, Adam Riess, science frauds

NASA ADMINISTRATOR CHARLES BOLDEN NOMINATED JOHN MATHER FOR BIG AWARD

September 9, 2013

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John Mather, Charles Bolden, Chris Scolese, NASA Goddard Nobel Prize COBE Satellite fraud Big Bang Cosmology

John Mather, Charles Bolden, Chris Scolese, NASA Goddard Nobel Prize COBE Satellite fraud Big Bang Cosmology
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It has just come to my attention (and I am obliged to come out of self-imposed retirement from this blog site and report it here) that as recently as the end of 2012, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden represented to a foreign organization on his US Government letterhead that John Mather not only did not commit science fraud, but that his discovery remains one of the highest achievements of humankind.

This is thus a clear and direct enunciation of the official US Government position on the issue of John Mather science fraud.

It continues to be my position that John Mather is the greatest science fraud in history, and that his discovery is totally fraudulent. All self-respecting award-giving organizations should place any nominations they receive on John Mather in the Circular File. Be scammed no more!

But now I have an additional position: If this is how this game is going to be played, then the past science frauds like Victor Ninov, Jan-Hendrik Schoen, Anil Potti, Dipak Das and Bharat Aggarwal should be fully exonerated in the public eye. Compared to what John Mather has done, these people’s transgression amounts to little more than taking an office pencil stub home and giving it to the kid.

Unless national origin is what’s it all really about, that is.


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1. Read the pdf nomination file dated 30 November 2012 where Charles Bolden puts up John Mather for the Albert Einstein World Award of Science 2013.

2. The award-givers in Mexico and their reviewers worldwide did not take up this invitation to participate in grooming the American fraudster.

Now that these inner workings have been laid bare, it should not be difficult to see that behind the string of high profile awards given to John Mather (including the Nobel Prize), there stands just one thing: Chicanery of establishment power. Hombres muy malos in noble stations in life have been gaming the system to protect the science fraud and deceive the world.

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SOLIDARITY WITH NASA SCIENCE FRAUD JOHN MATHER:
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 2013 AIP John Mather Policy Interns


SOLIDARITY WITH NASA SCIENCE FRAUD JOHN MATHER:
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 2013 AIP John Mather Policy Interns

In the summer of 2013 a gigantic campaign was launched within Goddard to promote the John Mather Nobel Scholar program and to recruit Goddard interns into it. The clear message was given out that becoming a John Mather Nobel Scholar is an established pathway to a civil service job at Goddard. The campaign was a tremendous success, resulting in 11 people becoming branded with the John Mather name.
In effect, promises of Goddard civil service jobs were exchanged for young people agreeing to be branded with the science fraud’s name.
NASA put out two substantial official nasa.gov newswire items for this campaign (1, 2). A slogan “Once a Mather Scholar always a Mather Scholar” was launched in this way.
This could not have happened without the approval of Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese.
Oddly, the scope of the scientific program was stretched to accommodate a business school student who, it turned out, had the ability to give the program great media exposure through his business school newswire. That newswire also sung the paeans of John Mather.
Through all these newswires, the clear impression was deliberately created that the John Mather Nobel Scholar program is an official Goddard program. Unlike the previous year, no mention was made that it was actually administered by the National Space Grant Foundation, an outside organization.
As to the AIP John Mather Policy Interns, Mather extracted much exposure from them. In one example, he took the two very personable young ladies to breakfast with his friend Rep. Bill Foster in the Capitol Dining Room. A photo-op followed, and the photo was posted by AIP so everyone could see how powerfully Mather’s six is protected. A tiny bit of unrelated information: Mather routinely contributes thousands of dollars to Foster campaign fund especially. And Foster routinely poses with Mather interns.

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John Mather Nobel Prize

John Mather Nobel Prize

FINAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ON BIG BANG COSMOLOGY

July 4, 2013

Final Report on Big Bang Cosmology

Final Report on Big Bang Cosmology
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AN INDEPENDENCE DAY

FINALE

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John C. Mather Nobel Prize discovery placed in proper historical perspective

John C. Mather Nobel Prize discovery placed in proper historical perspective

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Hannes Alfvén, a founding father of Electromagnetic Theory and Space Physics, has long warned us about Big Bang Cosmology.

Hannes Alfvén, a founding father of Electromagnetic Theory and Space Physics, has long warned us about Big Bang Cosmology.
To read the full Alfvén report, click here.
Maddox is John Maddox, former editor of the journal Nature. Read his commentary here.

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Big Bang Cosmology Theory Final Report

Big Bang Cosmology Theory Final Report

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Final Report on Big Bang Cosmology Nobel Laureates in Physics

Final Report on Big Bang Cosmology Nobel Laureates in Physics

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Martinus Veltman, a highly respected physicist, has long warned us about the advent of garbage science Big Bang Cosmology has been ladling up to us.

Martinus Veltman, a highly respected physicist, has long warned us about the advent of garbage science Big Bang Cosmology has been ladling up to us.

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PHYSICS NOBEL LAUREATES DUKE IT OUT:
Physics Nobel Prize Laureates David Gross and Robert Laughlin bet on Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Radiation Spectrum. Understandably, there is total silence on the outcome of this bet.

Physics Nobel Prize Laureates David Gross and Robert Laughlin bet on Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Radiation Spectrum. Understandably, there is total silence on the outcome of this bet.
Watch the full video here.

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Nobel Prize for Physics Big Bang Cosmology,

Nobel Prize for Physics Big Bang Cosmology

The modern Big Bang Cosmology scam is largely an American job. The Americans did a number on the Swedes – again and again and again.

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Big Bang Cosmology NASA COBE, WMAP and ESA Planck Satellites scam

Big Bang Cosmology NASA COBE, WMAP and ESA Planck Satellites scam

Every single dollar or euro that has been spent on Big Bang Cosmology since 1990 has been spent on a transparent scam.

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END OF REPORT

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EPILOGUE

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After paying his dues in hardcore physics, Hannes Alfvén had turned to cosmology. His methodology there was to be guided by modern space observations. While he had his own ideas in cosmology, his objection to Big Bang stemmed not from this rivalry but from his scientific gut. For this objection he was much derided by the American Big Bang establishment which was riding high on political power and media power.

Alfvén ended his scientific career on a note of despair that Big Bang was unstoppable.

Hannes Alfvén was himself a Physics Nobel Laureate, a prominent member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a major scientific figure in cosmology and space science. As such, he was officially, logically and eminently includable as an arbiter in the evaluation of potential Big Bang Nobel Prizes. But the 1978 Big Bang Nobels sailed through fine, after Alfvén objected to this very idea in a prominent publication in 1977. After Alfvén’s voice went still, the flood gates opened on Big Bang Nobels: Two Laureates in 2006 and three Laureates in 2011. More to come, no doubt. Never have we seen such rejoicing since Exodus 32.

This long overdue outside-the-academia investigation of the Big Bang Cosmologists by this author is his tribute to:

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Hannes Alfvén – teacher and friend

Hannes Alfvén – teacher and friend

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AN UPDATE ON 17 MARCH 2014: THE DISCOVERY OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM BIG BANG IS A TOTAL SCAM: ONCE AGAIN OUR HAPLESS UNIVERSE IS BEING PRESSED INTO SERVICE TO CONCOCT GREAT HEROES

Time and time and time again, great theory geniuses put out the wildest of ideas. Time and time and time gain, great experimental geniuses confirm them with the wildest of scientific accuracies. How much more of this?

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Harvard University Center for Astrophysics Discovery Gravitational Wave Big Bang Relic Radiation Inflation CMB Polarization Bicep2 experiment South Pole John M. Kovac Harvard Nobel Laureates

Harvard University Center for Astrophysics Discovery Gravitational Wave Big Bang Relic Radiation Inflation CMB Polarization Bicep2 experiment South Pole John M. Kovac Harvard Nobel Laureates

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Harvard Center for Astrophysics big bang cosmology inflation gravitational wave discovery Bibhas De comments Bicep2 Marc Kamionskowski, Clem Pryke, Jamie Bock, Chao-Lin Kuo, John Kovac, John Mather NASA

Harvard Center for Astrophysics big bang cosmology inflation gravitational wave discovery Bibhas De comments Bicep2 Marc Kamionskowski, Clem Pryke, Jamie Bock, Chao-Lin Kuo, John Kovac, John Mather NASA

AN UPDATE ON 17 APRIL 2014:


Bicep2 telescope south pole cmb polarization discovery, bicep2 collaboration, cosmic inflation, gravitational waves, big bang cosmology, B-mode polarization, Bibhas De investigative report, John Kovac Harvard, Chao-lin Kuo Stanford, Jamie Bock Caltech, Clem Pryke University of Minnesota, Marc Kamionkowski JHU, Andrei Linde Stanford, Alan Guth MIT, Harvard Center for Astrophysics Press Conference 17 March 2014

Bicep2 telescope south pole cmb polarization discovery, bicep2 collaboration, cosmic inflation, gravitational waves, big bang cosmology, B-mode polarization, Bibhas De investigative report, John Kovac Harvard, Chao-lin Kuo Stanford, Jamie Bock Caltech, Clem Pryke University of Minnesota, Marc Kamionkowski JHU, Andrei Linde Stanford, Alan Guth MIT, Harvard Center for Astrophysics Press Conference 17 March 2014

UNDERSTAND THE PLANCK SCIENTISTS SCAM

March 31, 2013

Did the ESA Planck Satellite find the multiple Nobel Prize-winning Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Spectrum relic radiation discovered by NASA COBE Satellite?
Shhh .. Mum’s the word!

Did the ESA Planck Satellite find the multiple Nobel Prize-winning Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Spectrum relic radiation discovered by NASA COBE Satellite?
Shhh .. Mum’s the word!

Folks, as you know, I had hoped for years that the Planck scientists would do right by the world. Instead, they are scamming. It is important that you understand exactly what the scam is. Here it is – presented in the spirit of April 1.

Do not let anyone tell you that Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB – an observed phenomenon whose source mechanism is yet to be determined) is Big Bang Relic Radiation (a total fiction that is driving a big money business). Yet that is what the Planck scientists are doing. With the Blackbody linkage gone, they are insisting on maintaining that identity by brute Hitleresque force. That constitutes science scam, and more.

For Big Bang to lay claim to CMB is the same as the Christian Church laying claim to all the light in the universe. The evidence is exactly same in both cases.

Why do not the Planck scientists answer the very first and the most crucial question about the scientific basis of their experiment: Have you found the Big Bang Blackbody? Why did not the media ask them that most reasonable and most pressing question? Why isn’t the scientific establishment forcing them to answer that question? Why do they have a pass on it?

I mean, if you ask an astronaut who has gone to study the Earth from space, What is the color of Earth?, why would he suddenly clam up tight? What exactly is the big cloak-and-dagger secrecy here? You catch my meaning?

A multiply Nobeled discovery that is the observational foundation of Big Bang and that the Bigbangistas just could not stop going on and on about all these decades has suddenly become classified “COSMIC TOP SECRET”!

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ESA Planck Satellite Big Bang Cosmology Scam

ESA Planck Satellite Big Bang Cosmology Scam

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Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Relic Radiation, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB, CMBR)

Big Bang Cosmology Blackbody Relic Radiation, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB, CMBR)

Every single Big Bang discovery that the Planck scientists announced on 21 March 2013 is 100% dependent on the CMBR being a thermal blackbody radiation. But this is not true, and there is not a higher truth. And yet, everyone is running with these bogus discoveries and whooping it up and talking of Nobel Prize for the inflationistas and more billions of research dollars to pursue these concocted discoveries. Don’t let these people jettison their blackbody scam and go to the next higher level of scam.

Lastly, folks, just remember this: All of the above has nothing at all to do with me. I am only reminding you of what they said and did before, and they are saying and doing now. So if they tell you “This guy does not understand”, that does not change anything.

ANOTHER JOHN MATHER SUMMER IS HOTTING UP…

March 28, 2013


NASA is still managing to forestall any accountabilty for science fraud John Mather, even after Planck Satellite has exposed his fraud to the lay world citizen.

Recently, Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese arranged a highly public photoshoot of science fraud Mather with Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. This seems to be some type of a high end protection racket designed by the Goddard Center Director. The previous Director did exactly the same thing. The idea seems to be to create an impression all around that Mather is untouchable.

Incidentally, the ESA Planck scientists have cleverly engineered their announcement language so as to leave John Mather and NASA a way out. So look for ESA Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain being given some type of White House award as a Thank You.

That is how science advances in this Age of Fakery.

The American Institute of Physics John Mather Policy Internships for 2013 have already been announced. Applications are being accepted. This is funded from a home Mather donated to AIP and that AIP sold for $120,000.

The John Mather Nobel Scholar Program is funded from Mather’s Nobel Prize money. It does not accept applications until July 2013. When it does, another crop of the Scholars will be produced at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. There’s already quite a long list of past NASA-Goddard John Mather Nobel Scholars now.

One of the 2010 John Mather Nobel Scholars has been reported in the media to be a Uzi-packing, handgun-toting murderer. He took out his handgun and shot one innocent housemate of his dead and wounded another, before shooting himself.

John Mather is not much evidence in the lecture/travel circuit. This may be only because the recent federal budget sequester has put a damper on these activities.

The greatest science fraud in evidence continues to be at the scientific helm of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the hallmark of US space-faring prowess.

When you think about the relative gravity of the offenses, why did the good Gen. Petraeus have to resign? I kind of liked the guy.