Friday, October 13, 2006

Proof of "dark energy"

The Korean Peninsula from Space. Unlike the prosperous South, the North has energy shortages and no electricity after 9 PM. Their one bright spot is Pyongyang where Kim Jong Il and cronies keep their own lights on. Even China has more electricity.

Here is something to consider: If a blast had the yield of 1000 tons of TNT, maybe it really was 1000 tons of TNT. The Communist world has built Potemkin villages before. On July 4 North Korea launched 6 old Scuds to cover the failure of their ICBM. That same day the US Space Shuttle launched successfully.

Physicists would say that a "dark energy" is causing those data points to crowd South. Perhaps dark energy explains the precession of Mercury too. Remember the Emperor's new clothes? Who wants to be the little boy pointing out that the fool is naked?

At yesterday's High Energy Physics Advisory Panel meeting, Michael Salamon of NASA HQ made these points:

* Original 2004 ordering of Beyond Einstein Missions was LISA (launch in 2013), Con-X (launch in 2018), with Einstein Probes initiating as funds were provided (JDEM, Inflation Probe, Black Hole Finder Probe)

* FY 05 Presidential Budget delayed LISA and Con-X by a year, and deferred the Einstein Probes to beyond the budget horizon.

* Intense focus on Dark Energy has created programmatic pressure to consider placing JDEM at top of BE queue.

Thanks to Nigel for citing condensed-matter theorist Phil Anderson commenting in Cosmic Variance that Dark Energy Might Not Exist. Blogger Sean argues that the accelerating universe is the best evidence for DE. You all know that acceleration is an illusion caused by c change. We remember Cassandra's warnings being ignored.

Now we have "dark energy researchers" fighting amongst themselves for which expensive DE probe will go while the whole project is likely to be deferred indefinitely. We have them pressuring to skip the queue ahead of Con-X. We all can see other blogs where string and LQG theorists rip each other apart. Is this a time to say I told you so?

Below is Saturn imaged by Cassini's Visual Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIRMS). The strings of pearls are clearings in the cloud system. More than two dozen of these clearing occur at 40 degrees North latitude. Each clearing follows another with a regular spacing of 3.5 degrees.

As our Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea saw earlier, Saturn has an infra-red hot spot centred within 2-3 degrees of the South Pole, most visible at 17.65 microns. There is more going on in Saturn than meets the eye. Here is more energy than humans could desire.


Blogger nige said...

Very funny ;-)


6:38 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

We have to laugh. It's sad that "dark energy" researchers are digging their own grave this way. It will reflect badly on all science.

The mainstream still tries to prevent alternative ideas from getting published. We have to deal with the Party Commisars--anonymous reviewers and "carterers" who bar the gates. Kim Jong Il would approve of their tactics.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Kea said...

It will reflect badly on all science.

The sad thing is, the worst has already been done. It's hard to believe they can still keep trying. If I hadn't seen it all with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe it was real.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Heh, heh. I've been having a bit of fun at PF.

12:35 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

HI Kea: All your supportive posts are generous and appreciated. I still owe you lunch next time I am in Sydney (which may be very soon). It is frustrating that it takes so long to get on arxiv or on SPIRES, but we are making progress. When we tunnel through that barrier it will be worth the wait.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Pentcho Valev said...


Cosmological concepts like dark energy etc. are all based on frequency shift data and therefore the equations

c = Lf ; c' = L'f'

where c is speed of light, L is wavelength and f is frequency, are crucial. If c'=c=300000km/s we have

c = L'f' /1/

If the speed of light is variable and, as Einstein showed in 1911, obeys the equation c'=c(1+V/c^2), where V is the gravitational potential, /1/ is wrong and we have, instead,

L' = L ; c' = Lf' /2/

Clearly /1/ and /2/ are incompatible and here the strangeness begins. Physicists usually assume that /1/ is true but rarely say /2/ is wrong. Sometimes they give praise to Einstein's 1911 equation c'=c(1+V/c^2) and therefore implicitly assume that /2/ is true and /1/ is wrong. Yet physicists would never openly discuss the implications of /2/: they suspect that this particular discussion has something to do with a prophecy of Einstein's:

"If the speed of light is the least bit affected by the speed of the light source, then my whole theory of relativity and theory of gravity is false."

Pentcho Valev

10:33 PM  
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