Sunday, May 29, 2016

Why LIGO Is a Scam

New: Why Steven Carlip Is Mistaken about the Speed of Gravity or Why LIGO Is Still a Scam

Abstract

In this article, I argue that the billion-dollar LIGO project that recently claimed to have detected gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes located more than a billion light years from earth is nothing but a scam to defraud the public. I argue that gravitational waves cannot exist because they are based on the false assumption that changes in gravity propagate at the speed of light. I further argue that the spacetime model is wrong because it is a block universe in which nothing happens and that gravity is a nonlocal or instantaneous phenomenon related to the law of the conservation of energy.

Stable Planetary Orbits or Newton Was Right

In spite of the incessant propaganda over the last century from the general relativity camp, gravity is an instantaneous or nonlocal phenomenon, just as Isaac Newton assumed. If changes in gravity traveled at the speed of light, as relativists claim, Newtonian gravity equations would not work at all and all planetary orbits would become unstable. There would be no planetary systems orbiting stars and there would be no galaxies. The reason is that it would take more than eight minutes for changes (caused by its motion around the Milky Way galaxy) in the sun's gravity to reach the earth and even longer for the more distant planets. So the earth's orbit around the sun would depend on where the sun was eight minutes ago, the time it takes changes in the gravitational field to reach the earth, and not on where it is now. This is not observed. As it is, Newtonian gravity is extremely accurate in predicting the orbits and positions of the planets. Minor effects that Newton could not have known about, such as clock slowing, are negligible. This is a fact. (see LaPlace calculation of the speed of gravity.)

Conservation of Symmetry

There is another reason, equally damning, that gravity must be instantaneous. It has to do with symmetry. Symmetry is an inherent part of the way the universe works. The conservation of symmetry is as much a law of nature as the conservation of momentum or energy. Geometry would not work without it. Conservation laws are nonlocal, meaning that they act over any distance, as if distance did not exist.

In spite of all the relativist claims regarding spacetime curvature (more on this later), gravity is undeniably caused by an energy deficit due to local violations in the conservation of energy. The deficit occurs when many particles (both massive and massless) exist at a particular location.

I have a hypothesis as to why the deficit happens but suffice it to say, for now, that it is the reason that clocks slow down in the presence of gravity. Regardless of the cause of the deficit, nature tries to eliminate it by moving energy, in the form of both massive and massless particles, toward the location of the deficit. Of course, it can never eliminate it because adding more matter results in even more violations.

The law of symmetry dictates that the shape of the gravitational field must be symmetrical around the source of the deficit, i.e., as perfectly spherical as possible. By analogy, the shape of the electric field around an electron must also be symmetrical. Otherwise, there would be a violation of symmetry. But if changes in the gravitational field propagated at c, as the physics community claims, it would create a non-symmetrical field around the source as it moves. This would be in violation of the conservation of symmetry, which is not allowed. Hence physicists are either wrong or lying about gravity.

Einstein's Block Universe in which Nothing Happens

Relativists claim that gravity is the curvature of spacetime caused by massive bodies. But is this true? The surprising and inconvenient fact is that nothing can move in spacetime because a time dimension, as I explained in the previous post, makes motion impossible. This alone falsifies the spacetime model. In Conjectures and Refutations (pdf), Karl Popper called spacetime, Einstein's block universe in which nothing happens. He even compared Einstein to Parmenides of Elea who, along with his more famous student, Zeno, maintained that nothing changes. Not even wrong. Here's a partial quote (emphasis added):
At the same time I realized that such myths may be developed, and become testable; that historically speaking all — or very nearly all — scientific theories originate from myths, and that a myth may contain important anticipations of scientific theories. Examples are Empedocles' theory of evolution by trial and error, or Parmenides' myth of the unchanging block universe in which nothing ever happens and which, if we add another dimension, becomes Einstein's block universe (in which, too, nothing ever happens, since everything is, four-dimensionally speaking, determined and laid down from the beginning).
Einstein's block universe is a thorn on the side of relativists. How many times have we read about the magic properties of spacetime and how bodies travel along their geodesics in spacetime? How many times have we heard how matter curves spacetime and how the curvature of spacetime affects the motion of bodies? Only to find out that it was all a bunch of lies. Many physicists know about these things but they rarely mention them because it makes them look stupid. Besides, why rock the boat that you are riding in?

LIGO Fraud

If gravity is instantaneous (there can be no doubt about it, in my view), then LIGO must be a scam, a fraud perpetrated on an unsuspecting public to the tune of billions of dollars. Of course, the public who pays the salaries of LIGO physicists and funds their expensive projects has no way to verify their claims. But sooner or later, the chickens will come home to roost. Wait for it.

Addendum (6/2/16):

Relativity Implicitly Assumes Instant Communication while Explicitly Forbidding it

Relativists will, of course, reply with an argument that I have heard many times before. They will claim that I do not understand general relativity theory and that GR addresses my concern about the finite speed of gravity. They will argue that, by some unknown magic, the sun communicates information regarding its velocity relative to the earth and all other bodies in the universe. This way, the other bodies can somehow (more magic) read the information and more or less guess where the sun is even though they receive the information some time after it was sent. Of course, they decline to explain how this information is encoded, transmitted and how the other bodies detect it. That's the magic part. This part of the theory is somehow immune to falsification. Not very scientific, if you ask me. But it gets worse, much worse.

It is a laughably self-contradicting argument simply because there is no way that the sun can "know" about its velocity relative to any other body so as to transmit it to any of them. The problem has to do with the word ‘relative’. It is a problem with all observer-centric, relativity-based, local theories because the word ‘relative’ implies instantaneous knowledge between distant bodies even though such knowledge is forbidden by the local nature of the theory: nothing can move faster than the speed of light. So general relativists are breaking their own rule. On the one hand, they are saying that information must travel at or below the speed of light and this is why changes in gravity must travel at the speed of light. On the other hand, they are using instantaneous information to determine the relative velocity between distant bodies. This is not even wrong.

The argument is so stupid and so painfully contrived that I declined to address it when I first wrote the article. But I have since seen it repeated elsewhere on the web and I could not let it go without a refutation. This is the kind of crap that the public is forced to support with their hard earned money.

Steven Carlip's Aberration and the Speed of Gravity

Relativity proponent Steven Carlip wrote a paper (Aberration and the Speed of Gravity) in 1999 that supposedly laid the problem to rest. In the paper's abstract he writes (emphasis added):

"By evaluating the gravitational effect of an accelerating mass, I show that aberration in general relativity is almost exactly canceled by velocity-dependent interactions, permitting cg=c."

Ironically, Carlip's use of the phrase "velocity-dependent interactions" in the abstract immediately refutes his argument that information about the sun's velocity relative to the earth or any other body can be determined in the sun's frame of reference and communicated to other bodies. This would have to assume the existence of either absolute motion/position or instantaneous communication between distant bodies, both of which the theory forbids. The fact that such crackpottery can make it past peer review shows that relativity physics is not about science. It is strictly about politics. Einstein's physics is now a full-fledged religion and political movement.

New: Why Steven Carlip Is Mistaken about the Speed of Gravity or Why LIGO Is Still a Scam

Addendum (6/4/16):

Infinite Regress and the Graviton

Let us assume for the sake of argument that the relativist hypothesis is correct. In order to communicate information about its relative velocity to other bodies, a massive object would have to encode it in a particle which would then travel at the speed of light out into space. Physicists call this particle, the graviton. The problem with the use of a mediating particle as the carrier of the gravitational force is that gravity, unlike the other forces, affects everything the same way. This includes the gravitons themselves. This immediately introduces an infinite self-referential regress that throws a giant monkey wrench into the works. It is an insurmountable problem. But don't tell quantum gravity physicists about it. The graviton idea is one of their most beloved pet theories.

Parlor Tricks

But that is not all. Since physicists cannot account for the self-energy of the graviton, they have to use one of their favorite parlor tricks to explain away the obvious violation of the conservation of energy: physics via labeling. Just call the graviton "virtual" et voila! Problem solved. It is embarrassing, to say the least.

The All-Seeing Nonlocal Universe

The only alternative is that there is no graviton. We are now back to Newtonian physics which makes no assumptions about the mechanism of gravity. If so, how can the gravitational force be communicated to other bodies? The answer is that there is no communication. Gravity is an instantaneous or nonlocal phenomenon. Everything "feels" or "sees" the gravity of everything else instantly. Distance is a perceptual illusion. The universe is one and all-seeing. Or, to borrow a Biblical metaphor, everything is "full of eyes".

See Also

Aberration and the Speed of Gravity (Carlip)
Does Gravity Travel at the Speed of Light? (Carlip)
Why Steven Carlip Is Mistaken about the Speed of Gravity or Why LIGO Is Still a Scam
Why Space (Distance) Is an Illusion
How to Falsify Einstein's Physics, For Dummies
How Einstein Shot Physics in the Foot
Nasty Little Truth About Spacetime Physics
Why Einstein's Physics Is Crap
Physicists Don't Know Shit
Nothing Can Move in Spacetime
Physics: The Problem with Motion
Why Gravitational Waves Are Nonsense
Physics: The Surprisingly Simple Reason that the Speed of Light Is the Fastest Possible Speed and that Particle Decay Is Probabilistic

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Physics: The Surprisingly Simple Reason that the Speed of Light Is the Fastest Possible Speed and that Particle Decay Is Probabilistic

Abstract

In this article, I argue that there is a surprisingly simple explanation for both the speed of light limit and the probabilistic nature of subatomic particle decay. I also argue that the physics community could have understood these principles many decades ago were they not blinded by their strange infatuation with Einstein's spacetime physics.

Physicists Do Not Know Why the Speed of Light is the Fastest Possible Speed

In September 2011, the physics community made complete fools of themselves when a CERN team announced to the world that they had detected neutrinos moving faster than light speed only to be proven wrong a few months later. The question is, if physicists understood why c is the fastest possible speed in the universe, how could they have made such an embarrassing blunder? They obviously have no clue.

There Is Only One Speed in the Universe

The truth about the speed of light will surprise everybody, physicists and laymen alike. There is actually only one speed in the universe and that is the speed of light. Nothing can move faster or slower, period. A particle moves by making quantum jumps at the speed of light interspersed with rest periods. The duration of a rest period is equal to that of a jump. If a particle appears to move at half the speed of light, its motion actually consists of an equal number of jumps and rest periods. At the speed of light, it is all jumps and no rest periods. At ordinary speeds, a moving particle is at rest almost all the time with just a few jumps sprinkled in.

Why is there only one speed in the universe? Again, the actual reason will surprise. In spite of all the indoctrination and the incessant propaganda we have been subjected to in the last one hundred years or so, there is no such thing as a time dimension. A time dimension would make motion impossible. Why? The short answer is that moving in time is self-referential. The slightly longer answer is that a change in time implies a velocity in time which would have to be given as v = dt/dt = 1, which is nonsense. All that time travel stuff is nonsense. Since there is no time dimension, nature cannot calculate durations. This means that all jump durations are equal to a fundamental duration, which is the interval it takes a particle to move a fundamental distance, a very minute length that some believe is the Planck length.

Physicists Don't Know Why Particle Decay Is Probabilistic

Physicists have known for a long time that most subatomic particles have a limited life. Sooner or later, they decay into other particles. But something strange happens during particle decay. Take the neutron for example. What they discovered is that, although it is impossible to predict exactly when any given neutron will decay, it is possible to predict how long it will take for half of a group of neutrons to decay, about 15 minutes. But which neutrons within the group will decay cannot be known in advance. They are selected randomly. In other words, particle decay is probabilistic. Although physicists are clueless as to why this happens, it did not stop them from conjuring up all sorts of Star Trek voodoo physics such as multiple universes and quantum states that have multiple values simultaneously. My favorite is the one where nothing happens unless there is an observer to observe it. It boggles the mind.

All Interactions Have Equal Durations

The non-existence of a time dimension is also the reason that particle decay is inherently probabilistic. Normally, one would expect the duration of a quantum interaction to depend on the energies involved in the interaction. But since there is no time dimension, nature cannot calculate the exact durations of quantum interactions. In other words, all interactions, regardless of the energies involved, have the exact same fundamental discrete duration, a very minute interval. This is the same interval used by quantum jumps during particle motion.

The problem is that the use of equal durations for all interactions would break energy conservation laws. Nature has no recourse but to use probability to decide when to allow interactions to happen. Nature knows how energetic every type of interaction is. It uses this value to determine, at every discrete instant, the percentage of all similar particles in the entire universe which must undergo decay. It must choose them randomly, otherwise it would result in a lopsided universe. Over the long run, conservation laws are obeyed.

It should be obvious from the above that the universe must be inherently nonlocal. It is a single machine with a single universal and absolute heartbeat. Otherwise conservation laws would not work.

Relativist Objection

The nearest relativist will immediately object. I can almost hear it: "Moving relative to what? "At rest relative to what?" Don't let it intimidate you. Relativists are the most clueless people in the world when it comes to understanding the true nature of motion. They have managed to indoctrinate the entire world with their religion. The doctrine according to which there exist only relative position and motion in the universe is about as braindead as it can get. It is so lame and so easily refuted, it pains me to think about how they have managed to get away with it for so long. Mass delusion, political propaganda and extraordinary peer pressure are the only explanations I can think of.

The relativist objection fails right out of the gate because any system where everything is relative to everything else is obviously a self-referential system. That's it! This is the refutation. There is no need to go further. The truth is that, at the fundamental level, everything is absolute. The relative is abstract. For some strange reason, relativists have a love affair with self-reference. Moving in time is self-referential and so is moving in a universe where only relative motion and position are possible. The whole thing is mind boggling, almost surrealistic.

Relativists will immediately retort that time dilation is proof that relativity is correct about time. Don't you believe it. Clocks do slow down, but not because time dilates, which is nonsense. They slow down because of energy conservation principles at work. That is all. Again, time cannot change by definition and simple logic.

Conclusion

Einsteinian physics is a monkey wrench in the works.  The idea that there is a time dimension along which we are moving in one direction or the other and the everything-is-relative dogma are conceptual disasters that have prevented physicists and other thinkers from seeing nature as it truly is. They have sent several generations of researchers on a wild goose chase for over a century. The current relativity craze is the claim that gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein, were recently detected by the LIGO experiment. In my opinion, LIGO is a total scam, a fraud perpetrated on an unsuspecting public to the tune of billions of dollars. I predict that it will come back to bite the physics community in the ass, and much sooner than the scammers suspect.

I have been writing about some of these things for many years. Click on the links below if you are interested.

See Also

Why LIGO Is a Scam
Why Space (Distance) Is an Illusion
How to Falsify Einstein's Physics, For Dummies
How Einstein Shot Physics in the Foot
Nasty Little Truth About Spacetime Physics
Why Einstein's Physics Is Crap
Physicists Don't Know Shit
Nothing Can Move in Spacetime
Physics: The Problem with Motion
Why Gravitational Waves Are Nonsense

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Repost: Why Quantum Computing Is Bunk (part 1)

(I wrote this article nine years ago. I still feel the same way about quantum computing. In my view, QC is nothing but a scientific fraud and a scam. Sorry.)

Part I, II

Paul Feyerabend, the foremost science critic of the last century, once wrote in his book 'Against Method' that "the most stupid procedures and the most laughable results in their domain are surrounded with an aura of excellence. It is time to cut them down in size, and to give them a more modest position in society." Feyerabend was speaking of scientists in general but he may as well have been talking about the new "science" of quantum computing. Quantum computing is based on the so-called Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. The idea is that the states of certain quantum properties, such as the spin of a particle, are superposed, meaning that a quantum property can have multiple states simultaneously.

The blatantly ridiculous nature of this belief has not stopped an entire research industry from sprouting everywhere in the academic community. QC researchers are making grandiose promises about magical computational powers being just around the corner in order to obtain grants and attract the attention of gullible investors while having nothing to show of practical importance. Not a week goes by without some announcement about some "progress" or "advance" in QC. It's like a magician going through all sorts of contortions without ever pulling the rabbit out of the hat. Rather than retrace their steps, a few physicists have tried to explain away the contradictions by postulating the existence of an infinite number of universes one for each quantum state. In so doing, the QC hole keeps getting deeper and deeper and words like fraud, crackpottery and hoax come to mind.

The problem with QC is not so much its laughable absurdity, but the fact that quantum physicists have no clue as to why certain quantum processes are probabilistic in the first place. Physicists love to boast that theirs is an empirical science but have no qualms believing in things that have never been observed. To them, superposition is not an interpretation or a belief but a fact. However, from my vantage point, QC is now a full-blown organized religion. In my next article, I will explain the simple reason that quantum processes are probabilistic and why quantum computing is utter nonsense or, using one of my favorite putdowns, "chicken feather voodoo physics".

Go to Part II

See Also:

D-Wave's Quantum Computing Crackpottery

Friday, May 6, 2016

Materialists Are Boneheaded Jackasses: Why You Have a Supernatural Soul

Materialism Is Big Brother

The scientific community has been taken over by materialists, a fascist bunch of boneheaded religionists who have managed to convince the governments of most nations on planet Earth that they alone have the right to dictate what is science and what is not. Their hegemony on the public discourse is frighteningly efficient and ubiquitous. They have managed to control all of science, education, the media, the legal systems, the economic systems and the political systems of western nations. And if one assumes that they did all of this in a democratic fashion via the ballot box, one would be wrong. They accomplished their takeover using the most fascist method possible: the forced indoctrination of our children and the manipulation of public opinion via incessant propaganda, political correctness and other forms of intimidation. The assholes never asked us for our opinions.

If you don't accept that you have no soul, that you are nothing but flesh and bone, that dirt is the mother of life, that the universe poofed itself into existence and that your free will is an illusion, then you are a stupid despicable creationist. And you'd better hide your stupid beliefs, otherwise you will not advance in your career. You will be blacklisted and fired from positions of authority. Your scientific papers will certainly not be accepted for publication. You are being watched. Pay homage to the materialist gods or suffer the consequences. Materialism is Big Brother.

Be a Fearless Rebel

Do not be afraid of the fascist assholes. They are more scared of you than you are of them. This is why they have to use the threat of force to impose their cretinous dirt-worshipping religion on the public. And they are stealing your money to do it under the pretext of advancing science. Without you, they are nothing. Look the dirt worshippers right in the eye and tell them you have no fear. Tell the jackasses to go pound sand up their asses or something. The time of the rebellion is almost at hand. Materialists would like you to stop believing in the existence of a supernatural soul. The reason is that all the other religions believe in a soul. They are competing against the other religions under the guise of being all about science. They are accomplished weavers of lies and deception. The first thing you must do to join the rebellion is to arm yourself with a rock solid reason to support your belief in a supernatural soul. Otherwise, you are doomed to be no better than a dung beetle collecting shitballs in the dirt.

Why We Have a Soul

To deny the existence of an immaterial or supernatural soul is to stop believing one's own eyes. The amazing colorful 3D vista we think we see in front of our eyes is totally supernatural. Why? Because there is no 3D vista in our visual cortex or anywhere else (1). Our visual cortex and our entire brain are just a bunch of firing neurons. Space and distance are not a function of neuronal pulses. The only thing that matters in the brain is the temporal relationships between the pulses. They are either concurrent or sequential.

We certainly do not sense biochemicals and electric spikes flowing through our axons, synapses and dendrites. We see a fabulous, dynamic model of the world in glorious 3D. Something translated those neuronal firings into a colorful 3D vista. Call it spirit, soul or whatever. But it certainly exists and it is not material, a billion materialists claiming otherwise notwithstanding.

1. It can be logically shown that space (distance) does not exist at all. It is an abstract creation of the mind.