Monthly Archives: March 2016

Quack Me This?

Current science supposes that man-made magnets are many times more powerful than the Earth’s magnetic field.  That little gem aligns with another assumption that man-made magnets are THE SAME THING as the Earth’s magnetic field.

If these things were true then……  wouldn’t a man-made magnet cling to the Earth, instead of allowing us to pick it up with our hands and with no more force than a non-magnetic object of the same shape and size?  There is usually a definite force holding magnets together when we try to separate them.  Why isn’t that true between a magnet and the Earth if both are just magnets?

Or in the very least ——–  wouldn’t  a magnet fall from a predetermined height a little faster than a non-magnetized chunk of metal the same size?  (Given that the magnetized metal would have more attraction to magnetic Earth?)

I believe that the Earth’s magnetic field is not the same as lode-stone or man-made magnetic material.  Similar, perhaps, in that man-made magnets can interact with the Earth’s magnetic field – such as pointing to the North Pole – but not exactly the same force.  The two simply must be different forces.

The very simple questions above absolutely prove that difference in my opinion.  Our current thought about gravity being a different valid force has made us incapable of seeing the simplicity of it.   If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck.  And the whole noisy notion of gravity is screaming that “no it isn’t a duck!  Look – a magnet is not attracted to a leaf – therefore there must be some magical notion we shall call gravity that holds the tree to the earth and the earth to the sun and the sun to milky way and on and on and on”…. ad infinitum…..

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to jump to conclusions.

Gravity is simply magnetism that we don’t understand yet.  And we never will understand it if we don’t look for it.  Putting faith in a magical fairy that keeps all things aligned in the universe is stealing our ability to see the duck.  And frankly it is stifling technology.

The “G” in Gravity… Constant?

Newton’s law of universal gravitation assumes that the force of planetary gravity is the same for every planet and body of mass in the universe.

It’s wrong.  The force of gravity is not the same for all bodies of mass.  Here’s why we know this  is a fact:

Newton developed his formula (wherein two bodies are attracted to one another proportionately to the product of their masses and inversely to the square of their distance)  based on the attraction between the Earth and the Moon.  What that means is he is producing a mathematical number to define a force known as “G.”

What most of us don’t realize is that we can perform another coincidentally reliable formula by swapping our mother’s waist line for the squared distance.  No, the numbers won’t be the same as Newton’s.  But it would be a reliable scale because what-ever planet we could have studied during Newton’s lifetime would correspond to the waist formula exactly.  So Newton’s scale in correlation to our mother’s waist scale would be like the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit.  Neither of the two are wrong and they are both precisely coordinated.  Just different numbers.  I like to throw that little piece of interesting tidbit  in just to take the dead-genius stigma away from something like Newton’s law.  It’s amazing how complicated things get the more likely people tend to believe them, perhaps thinking “Hey, that guy’s pretty smart.  He probably knows what he’s talking about.”  Thusly, this is most likely why no one in 350 years has questioned Newton’s base principles.  Well…..  I am.  It’s obvious something is amiss because gravity is the one science failing to prove itself, and which is the same magical mystery today that it was in Newton’s lifetime.

Today we have telescopes that go far beyond the capability of Newton’s day and we can clearly see that “G” is not a definite constant.  Using these telescopes we can see farther out into the expanding universe than ever before.  And we can see that the universe is currently expanding and also see that that the moving bodies in that expansion are not behaving as they should according to Newton’s constant.  In other words because they are moving in a particular direction we could expect their direction to be slightly altered by Newton’s constant of gravity.  But their directions are being altered far beyond what our known constant of gravity could affect them.  So gravity in these distant galaxies is not the same as ours.  “G” is not a constant across the universe.  Point blank.  Fact.  Newton is wrong.

And that correlation of expanding galaxies is an observed fact.  Not a theory.  A theory only comes into play when we try to figure out why gravity is not constant across the universe.  And below is my theory:

Gravity is magnetism.  Simple.

And magnetism fails at certain high temperatures.  Very hot bodies, like perhaps those covered in a molten material, will not have the same gravitational attraction as cooler planets.  Magnetism also increases with cooler temperatures, like when the temps get close to absolute zero.  Super-magnetic fields which use liquid nitrogen to cool magnets to extraordinary temperatures are like those used for suspending a train above a rail.  These are known facts.

Another possible catalyst for the marked difference in gravity could be due to planetary composition.  If a planet is abundant with a lot of metals that are attracted to magnetism than it will have a slightly higher “G” than those planets which might have less, thereby leaving each planet with it’s own distinct “G”.

The problem with our stride in the science of gravity is due completely to these falsely held beliefs.  The Earth’s magnetic field – which I prefer now to call the Earth’s electrical field – is not the same thing as any magnet’s field. The two are simply not the same thing.  The only thing allowing modern science to cling onto these false beliefs is the notion that they can not measure the magnetism of the earth, or at least believe it is a much smaller force than a magnet.  If they open their eyes they could plainly see that we have already measured the Earth’s magnetic field for every known atom.  Simple weight is a measurement of magnetism.  Every atom of carbon in the universe is attracted to some degree to planetary magnetic (electrical) fields.

A falling leaf is indeed not attracted to a man made magnet.  Assuming the Earth’s field has the exact same properties of that magnet generates the false conclusion that the Earth’s field does not attract the leaf either.  But wait..  Yes, the leaf is indeed attracted by the Earth’s magnetic field.  That tells me the earth’s magnetic field is thousands if not millions of times stronger than the magnet.  Which leads to only one conclusion: the testing apparatus used to measure the Earth’s magnetic field is not valid.





The Bystander Effect and the Moon’s Poles

Recently I engaged in a scientific debate with engineers over the possibility of neutrinos being related to electrons.  Unfortunately the only comments it stirred were that I – apparently as a known nobody – am not able to make any advancements in the field of electricity and that we should all put our faith into the “experts.”  The most verbal of them actually told me that we already know everything that we ever will know about electricity.  It takes a while for that to soak in.  A human being, in full awareness of the history of science and chain of discovery and technology, in fact, a quasi-scientist himself in the role of electrical engineering – believes that we are at the end of our discovery chain – that we already know everything that we ever will know.

But let’s talk about something else for a moment.  The bystander effect is a social phenomenon common to the human animal.  It is part of group dynamic studies and it purports that groups of people are more likely to sit on their laurels and allow some fictional other person to solve the problem for them.  Most of the tests involved people falling in front of single individuals and also groups of individuals.  Then time was measured to see how fast anyone responded to help the falling person.  When the fall took place in front of individual people the tests showed the mean results as less than 30 seconds.  But when the fall took place in front of groups of people the mean results were well over two minutes.  Why do groups of people hesitate to help the fallen person?

The theory is that they believe someone else from the group will stand up and help the person.  And that makes sense to me since the individual person can see that there is no other help coming, he is more likely to help the fallen person.

And so, as I return to the scientific conversation with engineers, I quickly correlated most of their comments to the bystander effect.  Here are some of the comments I’ve heard:(paraphrased)

“Average people can not make advancement in science.  It has to be people who are more intelligent.”

“We already know everything we are ever going to know.  There is nothing left to discover.”

The correlation is obvious to me.  The one gentleman may not understand that Einstein and Tesla were just as average as anyone else until they followed their studies into perfection.  And I would add that I’m sure they believed themselves to be average as well.

After some befuddlement and examination I came to a suspicion that these engineers were so certain that others are correct that they have put too much faith in theories, making them facts instead.  But there are no facts in the scientific world.  And every scientific report is presented in a way that makes this simple reasoning true.  Scientific observations are reported as facts.  But conclusions on why those facts exist are theories.

Here is an example of a scientific report that follows the general scientific rule.  It involves the Moon’s changing north and south magnetic poles.  The reason they are believed to be changing is that there are possibly hydrogen atoms accumulated at two different spots for each pole, presumably the current pole and the previous ancient pole.  One theory offered by the scientists to explain this phenomenon is that the molten core of the moon shifted significantly during a volcanic eruption.

If you read the story (linked below) please notice that everything is reported as possible, or probable, but not actual fact.  (As I presented it in the above paragraph with words like “believed”, “possibly”, “presumably”, and “theory offered.”)  There are no “actual facts” in science because science is constantly changing.

So I am beginning to believe that the human psyche is so affected by trust in others that it allows the words “probable” and “possibly” to melt into the word “actual.”  And these engineers are so imbibed with this phenomenon that they are arguing well beyond their own areas of expertise to protect their beliefs.  On several occasions they resorted to Wikipedia and other online sources to prove that other peoples in fields way outside of their own already have the facts and that we needn’t pursue them ourselves.  That is absolute bystander effect.

So what is the lesson?  Teachers, encourage your students to break the mold of bystander effect.  Teach that all science is fleeting and changing and at best probable.  The entire generation of engineers in that conversation have been robbed by the system of ingenuity – and like cancer they continue to sprout the same message: “We already know everything.”  But we so don’t.


The March of Science

Long ago people thought the Earth was flat.  Sounds like they were pretty stupid, huh?  In reality they were no more stupid than we are.  We of today are just lucky enough to see the difference.  And “seeing” is believing.  That’s why those people of the 14th and 15th centuries believed that the Earth is flat.  That is what they could see.

Yet we in our generation have “seen” images of the Earth from space.  So we know better.  People of the 16th, 17th, 18th, and even part of the 19th centuries hadn’t seen those images though – so the debate actually raged on through all those centuries.  True, scientists were able to convince most people that the Earth was round.  But there were those who just refused to give up the ghost.  They believed the Earth was flat and they just would not listen to anything of the contrary.

As a police accident investigator for many years I responded to many, many accident scenes.  Often cars were totaled and needed to be towed off somewhere.  Of the thousands of times I saw that happen, a few times I had to take a breath and listen to the owners’ reasons for wanting to keep their now totaled car in their backyards.  Despite my efforts to convince them that their car was completely worthless now, and the tow-truck driver repeating the same mantra, they were still adamant about keeping their car.  So off to their back yards the cars would go, and through out my career I would often see them there rusting and growing grass and trees in and around them as I patrolled my district.

Those owners were usually older and about half the time widowed or widowered(?), (if that’s a word.)  And they were simply attached to the cars.  Either their husband had bought the car and babied it or it had somehow become like any other family member and they just could not part with it.  The cars held too many memories for them to just let them go.

I get that.  I love my significant other deeply – I want to keep her, and whatever reminds me of her as long as I can.

But science is just friggin’ different.  Never believe that we already know everything we are ever going to know.  Don’t hang onto an idea so strongly that it will sit and rust in your portfolio while sciences marches and waltzes around you.  Because we don’t know everything and I don’t think we ever will.

So not only should we accept people who have different ideas but we should encourage them to follow their own beliefs and achieve whatever they can.  And that is true whether we agree with them or not.  Implying that they are idiots for trying to find a better way or better explanation for something only makes us look like the idiot.  Or what I would call a flat-earther.  People are not stupid simply because they might disagree with one of us.  In fact the harder we blow our trumpet decrying what immense fools they are could actually come back to bite us the day that they prove their point scientifically.  We would be the idiot then, huh?

Case in point: 1969, less than 50 years ago, Apollo 12 was struck by lightning from what appeared to be an innocuous cloud as it shot up from the launch pad.  Immediately all the bells and whistles went off and instantly everyone feared the rocket was going to explode – like others before it.  The astronauts were able to reset the system with auxiliary power, which fixed the computer systems.  But it was obvious that the lightning strike had caused the scare.

How is it that in 1969 we could not know enough about lightning to prevent the rocket and capsule from being struck?  Who knows?  But we didn’t have an accurate picture of lightning at that time.  Oh sure, we thought we did.  We were confident we knew everything about lightning that existed.  We believed it just as strongly as flat-earthers believe the earth was flat.  The problem is that the real understanding of lightning didn’t exist yet, so we couldn’t have known all about it.  And I hesitate to say “the real understanding of lightning” because it will probably be refined again and again in the upcoming decades and centuries.  I only use that phrase in deference to Scientific American who did an article on the subject.

It only goes to show that as little as 50 years ago we didn’t have “all” the knowledge on a phenomena we have all witnessed and which so-called “experts” had studied and hypothesized for centuries.  It took something as important as a moon-rocket take-off to make us realize there must be something more.  And so a German meteorologist, Heinz-Wolfram Kasemir, was employed to bring a clearer understanding of lightning for us.

A lot of people complaining about new ideas and who are resistant to research in certain fields because of their strongly held beliefs often cite that the new-idea researcher is attempting to change everything there is about a subject that “we already know everything about.”  Well, obviously Kasemir proved that in fact we didn’t already know everything about lightning.  And his hypothesis and concurrent research did not change anything about what we already knew about lightning.  It only gave as a little better understanding of it so it wouldn’t strike our rockets anymore.

I have personally been on the end of agonizing and tortuous arguments from closed minded people implying that I am stupid for wanting to research electricity.  So I would like to say here, right now, that if any of you out here ever poo-pooed or “bah humbugged” a researcher like Kasemir, well, then I guess you are the idiot, huh?  Man I’ve been wanting to say that lately!

Electric Universe

The “Electric Universe” theory is one which alters a little from the standard beliefs in the astrophysical arena.  But not by much.

Debunkers refer to the “Electric Universe” gaining momentum on the internet, which is about like saying that it must only be believed by crazy stalkers and child molesters.  When a debunking blog starts out like that I’m certain the findings are going to be biased.  So what is the Electric Universe?

First of all it was pioneered long before the internet was even a thing.  Secondly it dismisses some major currently held beliefs in a wholesale way, which I think pisses off most main-streamers.  Some believers think that neutrinos and sub-atomic particles don’t exist, and that stars are not run by fission but more like florescent lights gas illumination.

I say so far neither side has absolutely proven their point.  And that is my very point here.  We should never limit our selves to currently held beliefs because they can be wrong.  And yes, it’s hard to leave the bias outside the door.  But we must do it to move forward.  WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING WE WILL EVER KNOW.   WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW.

So never get into arguments with closed minded people.  They are only protecting their very structured worlds by arguments against new theories.  People like that have been around for centuries.  They were the ones who scoffed at Christopher Columbus, Galileo, and other forward thinking men.  Some of these forward thinkers were actually put to death for not following mainstream science beliefs.  Can you imagine that?

In short just remember that arguing with idiots is a lot like playing chess with pigeons.  They will only knock all the pieces over, crap on the board, and strut around like they won the game anyway.

Visit youtube and see this tetra-hedron magnetic field which comes from a magnet.  Then look at the space picture from Nasa below to see if they look similar. Can you see the magnetic flux lines in the photographs?  Be aware that the space photos show several magnetic fields interacting, not just a single one.  Now you decide if gravity is not in fact magnetism.



Jumping the Electron Gun

Posterity is why I write this journal.  There’s no other reason.  I enjoy poetry and have been writing it all of my life.  Well, mostly.  There have been times when the responsibilities of life have caused me to drift away from it.  Like marriage and raising a family.  It’s the “real” parts of life like that which hits you like a ton of bricks.  Like when your first child is born.  That is a scary moment.  Suddenly you are going from a carefree dude who only needs to worry about his own welfare to a Dad, who now has a completely new life to care for.  And if you are really all encompassing like I was, then you worry about the welfare of the child’s mother also.  All of a sudden your life transforms from doing whatever you want to do into whatever it takes to secure the safety, health, welfare, and happiness of an entire family.  And that can sometimes become overwhelming.  And it never goes away.

Recently my vehicle’s transmission broke down for the second time in 5 months.  Although it is still under warranty and will likely be repaired for free, it still worries me that my livelihood will be affected by an untrustworthy vehicle.  After all, a way to get around is the most important part of a 21st century career.  So I purchased a new vehicle at what I think is an ungodly amount of money.  Of coarse it’s an economy vehicle and I absolutely hate it.  But once I squeeze my fat butt into this tiny vehicle I’m fairly confident that it will get me safely where I need to go.

The problem is that I’m still in Dad mode.  I worried so intensely over the purchase of this vehicle that it caused me to have a panic attack, which completely wore my body physically down and I slept for 12 hours.  Spending money can sometimes let off steam.  Spending awful gads of money can build up steam though – because that is not consistent with responsibility.

I’m a little better now that it’s 5 or 6 days into the purchase.  But I’m still certain that this worry will last longer than the car itself.  I hate that.

Other than poetry I’ve had another lifelong passion – electricity.  Well, not so much electricity as a passion to make it more efficient.  I feel like we all have a responsibility to make this world better in any way we can, and I believe God gives every one of us an insight on how to do that.  Since my early 20’s I’ve been interested in making electricity more efficient.  My early thoughts and trials were based mostly on the idea that motion is necessary to create electricity.  And motion is what causes us to burn fossil fuels to turn generators, essentially dumping poison into our atmosphere at tons upon tons everyday.  Dangerous nuclear reactors are sprouting up everywhere and political tensions between countries makes us concerned that some of them aren’t really concerned with power-grade uranium enrichment, but rather weapons grade.  So I can easily see how our world could end in a fiery ball over that alone.  And so I spent my 20s and 30s trying to make motion more efficient.

During the last 10 or 15 years though I’ve come to believe that motion is not necessary to generate electricity.  Obviously we already have gadgets like solar panel collectors that can generate electricity without motion.  But I’m talking about a much simpler way of generating electricity at far lower costs than solar.  Instead of motion, I believe that electricity is generated by the saturation and desaturation of an electrical conduit, like copper wire.  Motion has just been used thus far to accomplish that.  But thinking outside the box anyone could easily find other ways to accomplish saturation and desaturation without motion.  And that means without burning fuel or erecting dangerous nuclear sites whose wastes will last longer than the planet.

A lot of people call me pseudo-scientific  or simply a crackpot.  Let me tell you why that doesn’t stop me:

Recently I watched one of the TED Talks where a nano-scientist was talking about the reason he got into the field he is in.  He reached into his wallet and pulled out a 20 year old newspaper clipping showing a young girl in Sudan dying of thirst.  Yes.  Thirst.  He said he has carried that clipping with him everyday for the past 20 years.  It drives him to find discoveries of new technologies because our current knowledge will not be able to handle the waning sources of fresh water over the next 100 to 200 years.  And so we already see people dying of thirst in our own time – he sees massive death and destruction coming in the future.  He fights, claws, and scratches every day to try and avoid that, and so he says it doesn’t matter what the naysayers think as he courageously seeks an answer within the fray of their nonsensical and egotistical bombardment.

Nicola Tesla is the man who created our current electrical grid and radio waves.  Yet most people don’t know that because Thomas Edison publicly lambasted Tesla as a crackpot.  Galileo was actually arrested and kept on house arrest until he died because he believed that the earth was not the center of the universe.  Socrates was executed for failing to believe in the Greek gods.  Christopher Columbus was considered by many to be a fool for believing the earth was round.  Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for having thoughts outside of mainstream Christianity.  The Catholic Pope at the time is the person who sentenced him to death.

And so I, too, couldn’t care less what the naysayers have to think about my science.  I have a vision and will spend my life trying to better this world before I leave it.  Even if I fail then I will have at least tried, which I think is still better than sitting around lambasting others for trying.  When I think about it, that is just a sad little way to live ones’ life.