"Physicists" :Extreme stupidity or deliberate fraud?
Is it extreme stupidity, or is it deliberate fraud?
Why billions of dollars of your money are being wasted in order to prevent the advance of physics
Is it extreme stupidity, or is it deliberate fraud? These are some of the major topics in modern "physics", being worked on by the most famous "physicists", in the most prestigious schools, being published in the journals most successful in bragging how important they are, and which are supported by billions of dollars of the taxpayer's money. Some are listed below and details are given in the main text and far more in the books, especially the OAIU book. Physicists: extreme stupidity or deliberate fraud?
A large number of "physicists" are working, at great cost to the taxpayer, on string theory. This requires that the dimension of space be 10 or 11. Since string theory violently disagrees with reality it is very attractive to "physicists". However it is well known that physics is possible only in dimension 3+1 (which being in accord with reality is very boring and unattractive). Thus thousands of "physicists" are wasting their careers and much government money on producing what is known to be wrong, just nonsense. This is well known to, among others, the leaders of the physics community and to the government officials who provide the money that they know is being wasted. What are they doing about it? Of course trying to keep it covered up so they can keep producing nonsense and wasting taxpayer money. What else could this be besides deliberate fraud?
Academic freedom is very important in educational institutions. Is it a special privilege or is it essential for searching for truth? Much of modern "physics" is not a search for truth but a search for nonsense, for ways to avoid truth. Could those (all too few) physicists who really want to find truth be able to do so if important formation (like what they are doing is known to be wrong) is withheld from them? If the leaders of the physics community, and government officials, deliberately and knowingly suppress and destroy knowledge, don't they show contempt for academic freedom? Clearly it is a special privilege for those in power in those educational institutions that are most successful in convincing people of their importance. What is the purpose of tenure? Doesn't the behavior of the leaders of physics show that it should be abolished?
Physicists believe quantum mechanics is nonlocal, that measuring the spin of a particle here affects the spin of a particle in another galaxy, instantaneously. Competent scientists know that if a result is strange something is being done wrong. And of course it is. Those who understand quantum mechanics know that the argument does not apply to it. What it shows is that classical physics is nonlocal. Physicists: extreme stupidity or deliberate attempt to confuse?
There are physicists (yes there are!) who believe that gravity is weak (yes it is) because it leaks out of the universe (!), undoubtedly helping large amounts of government money to leak out of the universe with it. Physicists: severe mental illness or deliberate fraud?
A leading belief of present-day “physicists” (leading ones!) is that our universe started when another universe (!) smashed into it, and that this might happen periodically. It seems that “physicists” to be taken seriously must act as if they are mentally ill. Or is it deliberate fraud? Belief (unless it is all lies) in the cosmological constant shows that physicists need high-school students to help them. Or is it deliberate fraud?
Do physicists really believe (as their work on the cosmological constant shows) that a gravitational wave can be detected an infinitely long time before being emitted, or is all the research on the cosmological constant just fraudulent?
Physicists (it seems almost all) who cannot distinguish reality from pictures used to keep the bookkeeping straight in an approximation scheme (as shown for example by all the nonsense about the energy of the vacuum) badly need professional help, obviously. Or is it all lies?
These absurdities result from the same corrosive mixture of hubris and incompetence, and contempt for others, that made George Bush such an outstanding president --- outstandingly bad.