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PHYSICS AND PHYSICISTS AT THE THRESHOLD OF 2017

January 2, 2017

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THE FALSIFIERS: They are tearing down our civilization

May 29, 2015

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BICEP2 AND PLANCK: Applicable proverbs

September 19, 2014

American proverb:

If you lie down with the dog, you will get up with fleas.

The astute observer must have noticed that following the questionings of the BICEP2 results by elements of the scientific community in March 2014, there started a concerted campaign by the American scientific establishment concerned and the affiliated blogosphere and the media (collectively, the BICEP2 Camp) to entangle BICEP2 with Planck Satellite as inextricably as possible. They have succeeded.

Planck is being used as the escape capsule of the James Bond villain.

The world knows – and it is true – that as much as any other group of experts, Planck has the inhouse ability to analyze the BICEP2 instrumentation. The world will reasonably assume they have done this.

Therefore, any haziness, any “out”, left in the upcoming Planck report will be treated at the very least as authoritative proof that what BICEP2 saw is on the sky.

My scientific evaluations – in case anyone has taken note of these – will be superceded.

This will be a phenomenal triumph for BICEP2. From here they will be easily able to revive the discovery in one form or another. Once again our universe will be falsified.

Planck is a fine instrument, but its legacy may be forever tarnished. For all the good it has done and stands to do, the world will know it mostly as the collaborator of BICEP2. The BICEP2 Camp – with its formidable publicity machine – will make sure of this.

Azerbaijani proverb:

It is not by saying halva halva that your mouth will become sweet.

We have seen frequent assertions from the BICEP2 Camp that their map is “on the sky”, “on the sky”, “on the sky” … without a shred of proper scientific evidence. It is as if repeating this often enough will make it into a discovery.

LET PLANCK DO RIGHT BY THE WORLD

June 30, 2014

Things are hotting up. This is what will happen in a conference in Valencia, Spain later this week:

Another issue of particular interest is the results of the BICEP2 experiment, which according to recent announcement, establish some primary evidence of the cosmic inflation process that occurred in the first moments of the universe after the Big Bang. “A presentation and discussion of the results will be held as well as the confirmation or contestation that should be provided by the European satellite Planck. This issue is to be one of the hot moments of the Conference”, Fuster states.

Another report has it that a wood-framed glass case has been set up in front of Alan Guth’s MIT office to hold the forthcoming Nobel Diploma:

“It” is not just any prize but one thing in particular: a citation for the Nobel Prize in physics. Even since his remarkable work analyzing the gravitational ripples after the big bang, Guth’s perhaps inevitable acceptance of a Swedish-accented phone call from the Nobel committee is now the talk of the physics world.

When Planck issued its main results in 2013, no one asked them about corroborating the Nobel prizewinning COBE Satellite discovery of the 2.7 degree K cosmic blackbody spectrum, and the Planck team never said anything. They knew there was hide nor hair of this blackbody in the sky – but they kept mum. Faces were saved and science was sacrificed.

Now bicep2 is being readied for the next round of Big Bang Nobel Prizes. The first necessary step towards this – the publication of the discovery in a refereed journal – has already been accomplished. The dust issue will blow over (It was planned that way!). So the only other thing that is necessary now is for Planck to keep mum on bicep2 instrumental botch up. That will clear the way to filling Guth’s glass case.

Believe me, the Planck people are smart cookies, and if anyone within the establisahment has figured out that bicep2 was a scandalous instrumental botch up, the Planck people have. In fact, I would go so far as to surmise that they have known this from long before I ever came on the scene.

Since the Nobelgivers will not read Internet blog sites, they will never know that there were any instrumental issues in absence of any indications from Planck. Everything will be shipshape for the award to proceed.

(Have you been enjoying as much as I have this jockeying for position among the potential Inflation Nobel candidates? Kovac and Guth have the most campaign clout going for them!)

Don’t be COBEd by Planck yet once again, World! Don’t let them biceptwo you too. Don’t let them equivocate. Remember this:

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BICEP2 DUSTOLOGY: The Elis lean in

June 13, 2014

Folks, unfortunately there is no room in this graphic to invoke the Lord, but He should have been!

Time and time and time again, the Big Bang Cosmologists have committed the greatest scientific misconduct, and simply walked away from it without ever accepting any responsibility.

Read the following, and then ponder on the value of the authoritative posturing of these academics and their ilk. It is their scientific field and they are the insiders. They are in the best position to know and understand what is going on on the inside. So why are they so confidently broadcasting to the masses things that are not so?

The answer of course is simple: Academic chicanery has taken the place of what we used know as academic integrity.

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THE BIG BANG SCOURGE: Why it must be stopped now

June 11, 2014

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BICEP2: OK, let me frame the question

May 27, 2014

BICEP2 A TOTAL INSTRUMENTAL BOTCH UP

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INTELLECTUAL POSEURS!

The charade that is being carefully maintained that the bicep2 discovery is going through a normal, healthily combative evaluation process is intended to hide the fact that this discovery is a total concoction. It is as fake as John Mather’s blackbody. There is absolutely nothing to DISCUSS or to EVALUATE. There are no Ifs, Ands or Buts. There is no “If confirmed ….”.

Those who are discussing and evaluating are thereby legitimizing a scam discovery, and prolonging its life. They are a witting party to the scam. They are engaged in exactly the same “process” that the Mather-backers engaged in for seven years, trying to protect that fraudster.

And Planck Satellite has as much to do with confirming bicep2 results as it has to do with confirming Stephen Hawking’s World Cup prediction.

Has it ever occurred to anyone why, when the entire issue with bicep2 is engineering, the theoreticians are noisily going on and on and there is not a shred of discussion on the instrumentation and the measurement?

OK, forget about me. Has anyone even noticed that ESA has pointed to “significant question marks” with bicep2 measurements? Not foreground/background polarization etc, but actual instrumental measurement. Coming from the normally low key and tight-lipped organization that ESA is, this has to be a very well-considered position. And ESA has top flight engineers. If anyone knows how to properly design stuff to properly measure things in space, they do.

This bicep2 gig has never advanced to the point where theoreticians would have anything to contribute. The bicep2 polarizations are instrumental artifacts. The theoreticians simply took over a botched up experiment and started piling their nonsense on it, thus burying the real issues.

It is like a group of aficionados in a modern art museum conducting a learned and lofty analysis on a starkly red-colored exhibit, until the custodian comes along and tells them: It’s just the fire extinguisher.

There is something VERY WRONG with this particular scientific establishment! They are using the cloak of academic nobility to scam the hardworking, taxpaying American public.

Isn’t it past time someone in the government started to look out for that little guy called the American taxpayer vis-a-vis the Big Bang Cosmologists?!

If an investigation is conducted using an outside-establishment engineering organization that the establishment can neither control nor “get to”, this fancy schmancy hightech experiment will be exposed as the Keystone Kops job that it really is.

That is what I think happened to John Mather, leading to the permanent capping of his job at the pre-Nobel Prize level. It was a US Government action. It can happen again.

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PLANCK SATELLITE vs BICEP2 TELESCOPE: Lemme ‘splain!

May 14, 2014

There is a statement issued within the last day or so from the bicep2 camp that they are standing by their discovery. So let us see what more I can do here.

The controversy that has been hotting up for sometime about the bicep2 discovery being in question because of a foreground-background issue is totally irrelevant. This seemingly conventional scientific controversy helps hide the real issue of mistakes and cover ups. There is one and only one issue: Bicep2 is an instrumental botch up.


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IF THE TELESCOPE IS SPUN,
THE TURTLE’LL TURN!

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“WE ARE VERY CAREFUL SCIENTISTS.”
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THE AMAZING UNIVERSE TWIRLER
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BICEP2 POST MORTEM: Essential development never done

May 5, 2014

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ALFRED AND HIS ALBATROSSES: Decline and Fall of the Nobel Prize for Physics

October 15, 2013

We hear a lot about deserving candidates not getting the Physics Nobel Prize.
That is a human story.
We do not hear at all about Physics Nobel Prizes given out systematically for patently bogus discoveries.
That is a story of the civilization. (Think Roman Civilization).

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Physics Nobel Prizes for patently bogus discoveries – issued again and again and again – are a sure sign that the scientific civilization is in decline.

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NOBEL PRIZE HISTORY: A tainted roster of history

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NOBEL PRIZE HISTORY: A tainted roster of history