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THE LIGO COMMENTARIAT

February 18, 2017


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BOOKS ON LIGO DISCOVERY

February 17, 2017


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LIGO: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s bizarre tirade

February 14, 2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson is a science-popularizing public figure with a large following. His fields generally are astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. His following – it can be assumed – looks to him to give the correct view of things, and accepts that view in implicit trust.

In a recent Q&A session he was asked about LIGO. On that he launched on a bizarre rant. This in itself is of no interest here, but what he says proves a very important point. People of his ilk – the LIGO commentariat – are peddling absolute garbage science to the world. This is the post-truth world of LIGO: Maintaining a fraudulent discovery through total control of the news media, with “fake news” and authoritative tough-guy stance by a group of poseurs.

Read this, and then I will show that Tyson does not know whereof he speaks.


AL: Last year…they found a gravity wave. When you looked, it was the tiniest little blip, you wound up wondering is it real. Do you believe in the [LIGO] apparatus? (LIGO refers to a pair of experiments, one in Washington State and one in Louisiana, built to observe gravitational waves from astrophysical phenomena like colliding black holes.)

NDT: The word “belief” will never come out of my mouth. The instrument is highly sensitive. It can tell if there’s a car driving on a road a half of a mile away. So you have to ask yourself what kind of signal would colliding black holes leave. We know general relativity and can calculate what that signal would be: it goes like this. Woop! (Tyson draws a squiggle on a page). Has anyone seen this? No? Then all of the sudden you get it. Holy shit, this matches our model for a black hole. Excuse me, same apparatus 1500 miles away, did you get this as well? Yes you did! Did you get it at the same time? No, you got it a 30th of a second later. Einstein’s prediction is that gravity waves move at the speed of light, and that is the time delay of the speed of light between these two institutions! (Tyson is shouting now) So, you will have to tell me that there is some glitch that knows how to mimic what we calculate for two colliding black holes (Pounding fist on the table) and somehow figured out how to put the same glitch 1500 miles away, a 30th of a second delayed.

So we’re good to go. We’re on to the next problem.

AL: Okay. I just want reassurance.

NDT: No, it’s good! We have competent people thinking about this stuff. We’re not just making shit up.

OK, let us take his points one by one.

First, Tyson says LIGO is so sensitive that it picks up a car traveling far away. LIGO responding to a car far away or to snow falling on cedars nearby or whatever has absolutely nothing to do with the working principle of the LIGO instrument. These spurious signals are recorded because they cause something to go out of whack inside LIGO. And most anything that goes out of whack inside LIGO will produce a LIGO “whack” signal. This signal is not generated according to the LIGO principle of operation. This process does not test anything about the LIGO working principle.

Second, he says that the sequential arrival of the “discovery” signals is proof that it is a gravitational wave. End of discussion, he says. The sequential arrival can occur due to a number of reasons: High altitude geomagnetic disturbance, deep Earth seismic disturbance, etc. Even fluctuations in the DC bridge connecting the American Eastern and Western electric power grids have been suggested as a possible cause of this near-simultaneous observation of the same signal at the two stations. In fact, when an earlier discovery of gravitational wave was reported on the basis of such a simultaneity, Rainer Weiss himself shot this down, saying it was due to geomagnetic disturbance.

Third, Tyson says that the LIGO discovery should be accepted because it has been made by “competent” people. Similarly competent people also reported the COBE Satellite discovery and the BICEP2 discovery. Both were fraud science. LIGO leader Rainer Weiss was also the scientific leader of the COBE project.

PHYSICS AND PHYSICISTS AT THE THRESHOLD OF 2017

January 2, 2017

[Sorry, tectonic misspelled in the graphic!]

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LIGO SONG for the Jungle Drums

December 29, 2016

Folks, towards the year’s end the pace of awards and accolades to LIGO has reached a crescendo! Never has the world seen such high level and such intense promotional campaign mobilized behind such garbage science.

There is underway a systematic effort by the establishment-media axis to get the world to accept fraud science as science that is established beyond question. Even PBS and NOVA have become party to this.

Breakthrough of the Year, Breakout of the Year, … They are doing everything possible with the word ‘break’ except telling you that what they are really doing is breaking wind in public.

That’s the post-truth nature of physics for you. It is unfolding in parallel with the post-truth nature of world affairs.

But I noticed a significant silence from one quarter: The Jungle Drums. The Jungle Drums they know only one thing – the Plain Jane truth. So on my urging my primate buddies from the bushveld have issued this little number.

Post-truth or Plain Jane truth – your choice!


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GLOBAL WARMING and GRAVITATIONAL WAVE: An important point

December 3, 2016

I am not a climate change denier or a global warming skeptic. I think the steps to combat man-made change are a good proactive idea anyway, whether or not that change is occurring alarmingly.

That said, there is one very important point the world needs to be told loud and clear. It is this: Scientific fraud on a gigantic collective scale, backed by the government and the media, can and does take place. Hundreds of scientists may participate, and thousands of scientists may rally round them. There can be 99.99% scientific consensus in favor of the fraud.

Hordes of corrupt intellectuals are systematically falsifying our scientific civilization for personal profit, to feed individual narcissism, and to get some type of jollies – some kind of ultimate in shooting up.

The following two books describe such rampant fraud being conducted by NASA and NSF even as you read this.

WHAT IS POST-TRUTH PHYSICS?

November 22, 2016

Post-truth physics is –

Where a 19000-strong physics group gives a science fraud great their highest honor;

Where a physics great enjoys decades of limelight and awards and adulation in eager anticipation of some impending great contribution (“Is it soup yet?”), is unable to make any contribution, and can offer only circumstantial soup:

… there are many circumstantial reasons to believe that String Theory and its elaboration in M-theory are closer to the truth about nature than our presently established theories. String/M-theory is too rich and its consistency is too delicate for its existence to be purely an accident.

Where a worthless piece of billion-dollar jalopy is described as an “elegant” scientific instrument, and the grandest of grand discoveries are made with it;

Where demands for an instant Nobel Prize are made for a bogus discovery, and when that prize does not come through, the Nobel-givers are berated:

The Nobel Prize is the most honored and prestigious award in the world, but lately I fear it has seemed more and more hidebound, and in danger of being strangled by its own rules.

Where academic physicists who make rich contributions to the society but presumably live a boiled-potatoes existence are given a fistful of dollars and treated to a brief taste of the good life in star-studded gala celebration with Hollywood divas;

Where outside-physics establishment scientists exposing patently wrong physics are studiedly ignored by the establishment and their henchmen in the funding agencies and the media, and the wrong physics is installed as the scientific truth;

Where the media which has promoted a certain discovery to high heaven largely keeps mum when the same discoverers are exposed to have committed financial malfeasance with millions of dollars of public funds;

Where pretentious physics popularizers write authoritative bestsellers (1, 2, …) to the universal acclaim of and rave reviews from the establishment, to make money while pushing garbage science (dark matter, dark energy, LIGO …) as fully installed science upon the world citizenry;

Where the physics establishment insulates its rampant chicanery from Internet dissidence whereas in the field of medical sciences such dissidence – even anonymous dissidence – has become an accepted mode of exposing within-establishment fraud, acknowledged as such by the courts (Fazlul Sarkar vs PubPeer)

So the next question is:

Who will drain this swamp?

LIGO AND US POLICY ON RESEARCH MISCONDUCT (= SCIENCE FRAUD)

November 18, 2016

In the following the text in italic font is the Federal Policy On Research Misconduct as promulgated by the American Physical Society. The text in regular font shows my comments interjected.


FEDERAL POLICY ON RESEARCH MISCONDUCT

I. Research Misconduct Defined

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.

Based on the operating principle of the existing LIGO instrument, a match between the recorded LIGO output waveform and a theoretically modeled gravitational wave train emanating from a merger of two black holes is no scientific evidence of gravitational wave [1]. Such a match – however impressive it is – is scientifically irrelevant.

The proof that LIGO is observing a gravitational wave requires an independent and simultaneous experimental demonstration that the two LIGO end mirrors are in an entangled mode of actuation – synchronous, equal amplitude and 180 degrees out of phase. Only then the issue of matching the two waveforms becomes scientifically justified, provided the instrument is otherwise faultless (which it is not.)

In other words, LIGO is not a complete scientific instrument concept. A complete instrument concept would measure and report three waveforms: the conventional output waveform they have reported (the “Difference Waveform”, say), and two waveforms showing the “displacement” of the two mirrors. If these two waveforms (“Twin Waveforms”, say) are identical except that one is flipped vertically, then this is the proof that a gravitational wave has passed through. The Difference Waveform now can be used to do the black hole stuff and whatnot.

However, the Difference Waveform is actually a derivative of the Twin Waveforms, and hence the latter waveforms would be the primary LIGO measurements.

To be absolutely clear on this central point about the billion-dollar, multi-decade, thousand-man LIGO observatotry: If LIGO were an instrument that reported only the Twin Waveforms and they were as described above, we have evidence of a gravitational wave; if it reported the Twin Waveforms AND the Difference Waveform, we have evidence of gravitational wave AND black holes merger; if it reported only the Difference Waveform, then we have nothing. Absolutely nothing. This last case is what actually happened.

Finally, for the LIGO instrument the Twin Waveforms may be fundamentally indeterminate, making this concept totally worthless for any purpose.

So the total fabrication here is the false “scientific” premise that a match between the black hole merger theory waveform and the Difference Waveform leads to a simultaneous discovery of gravitational wave AND black holes merger.

Another total fabrication is to aver without any experimental evidence whatsoever that the LIGO instrument can detect displacement of the 30-kg pendulum mass as small as 1/10,000-th the diameter of a proton. The discovery actually rests on this fabrication.

Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.

The calibration of the LIGO instrument – which was an essential condition for the discovery – was falsified. No valid calibration data that pertained to the LIGO instrument as it existed and operated at the time of the discovery were ever presented – to this day. Instead, some old and flawed test was dusted and passed off as calibration [1,2]. An uncalibrated scientific research instrument is untrustworthy in all respects, and certainly cannot produce a discovery.

To be absolutely clear on this point: No calibration, no discovery.

Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

Not applicable.


Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

We are way past the stage in the scientific process where honest error/mistake could be advanced as a reason for reporting the false discovery.

Seven months have elapsed since the report of the discovery. During this period an enormous amount of scientific documentation of the fault with the discovery has been placed in readily accessible public view.

Had there been the slightest indication that the LIGO team was reviewing this material, it would be another matter. Instead, the raucous partying has continued and grown uninterrupted. The lead LIGO operatives have been anointed, feted, and given enormous amount of moneys to be put in their personal bank accounts. The operatives have publicly accepted all these in the spirit they were given.

In the end, on 11 November 2016, it was announced the LIGO’s official Spokeperson – acting in that capacity – will reaffirm the discovery in its fullest glory [3].


II. Findings of Research Misconduct

A finding of research misconduct requires that:

There be a significant departure from accepted practices of the relevant research community; and

Falsely averring under an elaborate ruse that an instrument was properly calibrated during the discovery is not and accepted practice of the community.

To subsequently refuse to elaborate on this pivotal point when requested to do so is also not an accepted practice [2].

To report a discovery where a mathematically ill-posed problem becomes an experimentally sound problem is not an accepted practice [4].

To report a discovery based on a single detection of a transient signal is not an accepted practice. So solid was this discovery claimed to be that unprecedented demands for an instant Nobel Prize were made in all seriousness, demands that would require the Nobel Foundation to wave its nomination deadline.


The misconduct be committed intentionally, or knowingly, or recklessly; and

Even if the misconduct was unintentional (stemming from what has to be gross and collective incompetence) when the discovery was reported, the failure to retract the discovery and instead to forcefully maintain it made it intentional, knowing and reckless after the fact.

Further example of this recklessness is the US-India LIGO Collaboration which, during the period in question, has been moving aggressively and hurriedly to take such concrete steps as would be difficult to reverse (such as acquiring land for the Indian LIGO).

Also an example of ongoing reckless is the continued “upgrades” of LIGO during the period in question, thus obliterating evidence that could be examined to substantiate the allegations about the instrument as it existed when the discovery was made. This amounts to tampering with evidence. The design should have been frozen as soon as the allegations arose, pending a resolution. These upgrades have now made the two US LIGO stations different [5] – making the situation extremely murky (the two stations needed to be exactly identical.)

(In the case of the recent BICEP2 debacle [9], we have learned that “instrument upgrade” is an euphemism for deep-sixing the botched instrument and moving on, without facing any accountabiliy or accepting any responsibility.)


The allegation be proven by a preponderance of evidence.

Starting immediately after the discovery report and continuing for months, independent scientists have documented evidence of fault with the LIGO discovery. These findings cover various scientific and engineering facets of the discovery. Because the instrument is fundamentally flawed, its symptoms are multi-faceted, and that is why various investigators have described various fatal faults [1, 2,6-8].

It has been placed in evidence that:

(1). The LIGO scientific principle is wrong;
(2). The LIGO instrumentation is flawed;
(3). The LIGO observation was flawed;
(4). The interpretation of LIGO observation was flawed or scammed.

There is also evidence that on the day the gravitational wave was detected, the various uncertainties with LIGO were at a heightened state, and malfunction occurred [6].

There is also circumstantial evidence. Rainer Weiss is the LIGO instrumentation maven. He was also the COBE Satellite instrumentation maven. In fact the two projects overlap in time. The COBE Satellite discovery was a fraud, rooted in the instrumentation. LIGO is an outcome of the same process.

In fact, nothing about LIGO survives that proper scientific scrutiny which the physics establishment was unable or unwilling to provide, and which their watchdogs were happy to look away from. This scrutiny – the preponderance of evidence – in the end was provided by outsiders, gratis.

EXHIBITS

[1] Unchallenged privilege: The billion-dollar trilateral gravitational-wave discovery scam by Bibhas De

[2] Open Letter to the Nobel Committee for Physics 2016

[3] Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture

[4] LIGO: Absurdity of Big Physics

[5] Advanced LIGO ramps up, with slight improvements

[6] Letter to the Nobel Committee on LIGO claims for gravitational waves detections GW150914 and GW151226

[7] A detailed critical review of reported event GW150914 that LIGO/VIRGO collaboration announced as gravitational waves and black holes observation

[8] LIGO Experiments Cannot Detect Gravitational Waves by Using Laser Michelson Interferometers

[9] The Falsifiers of the Universe: BIG BANG COSMOLOY: the first fraud in the final frontier by Bibhas De

THE REAL HEROES OF LIGO

October 20, 2016


Folks, Kip Thorne has just received a big Belgian prize (Prix Georges Lemaître). And yes, the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics is already baked into LIGO. Thorne says he is the “face” of LIGO and will accept the 2017 Nobel Prize as the “icon” of LIGO.

Add these monikers to his earlier declaration that he is a “historical figure”, and the Nobel Prize would seem a shoo-in, a slam-dunk, a sure bet. It is practically in the bag.

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DOES THE WORLD WANT DO-GOODING?

October 18, 2016

Does the world like do-gooding? Does the world want good done to it? Does the world like do-gooders?

Starting 2007 I have exposed a series of gigantic scam/fraud discoveries in the history of American science. My work stands documented as published books in plain evidence. And yet, there is not a single public acknowledgement anywhere that there is anything the matter with any of these discoveries.

Instead, the discoveries thrive and garner more and more public funds – and even get prioritized for funding.

This is possible only because there is no pressure of any kind on the scientists and the funding agencies to do right. There is a tacit operating assumption on their part that no one will hold them accountable.

And this has turned out to be the correct assumption so far.

To not be held accountable is one thing. To continue aggressively to build on scam science is another. This is what they are doing. And in this they are being aided and abetted by the scientific establishment, the government, the legislature, the media, and the big-money tycoon prizes.

The scientific establishment, I repeat. Why has there not emerged a single voice of righteousness from among them? There is more honor among the Mafia.

There are today a number of physicists/astrophysicists/cosmologists who have been given the Templeton Prize because of a special spiritual dimension to them. Now, exactly what part of spirituality allows one to look away from scam and fraud by their colleagues? Or are they just fake babas?

So the question is this: Does the world want my kind of do-gooding?

Or is it happy with beautiful scientists with beautiful minds and beautiful words dancing in public, displaying their wares and inspiring children to join the new utopia? Does this show get even more pleasurable when prominent Hollywood divas are rented to enhance it?

Is the world in fact uncomfortable when someone makes “trouble”, shouting that these are scammers and fraudsters? Does the world want the troublemaker in the audience to be removed by security guards, so that they can sit back and continue to enjoy the fine show?

Regardless of the answer, I will continue with my work because it satisfies me. Like many scientists from middle class background, I was raised by the society throughout my student career – through scholarships etc. Surely the society had then hoped that they were raising a beneficial future member. So I do what I can.

At least that way no one will stop me at the Hinduism’s equivalent of the Pearly Gates.