Not all Y are X

Some modern myths that our world stem from confused reasoning as flawed as this: “If Bigfoot exists, he will break twigs while walking through the forest. We’ve proved Bigfoot because we just detected a twig break.”

The modern world wouldn’t make this error, right? How did Einstein get on the front of Time magazine? “If gravity bends time, then light will bend around the Sun. Light does bend around the Sun; Einstein is man of the year!”

Not all cracked twigs are caused by mythical creatures, and not all alterations of light are caused by irrational bends in time. Actually, a gaggle of informed researchers knows that plasma bends light, and there is enough plasma around our star to account for the observed parallax.

However, what’s the gross interpretation by the public? “Time bends.” Something completely irrational.

Time 102 – See the Light

A widespread deception began immediately after the valid equations for light were first published. While Maxwell’s equations didn’t assume to describe the nature of light, people assumed light must be electromagnetic because Maxwell’s equations appeared to describe light. Light is electromagnetism, so they were correct. However, a confusing narrative was immediately pushed on the people that defied Maxwell’s descriptions.

They started using language about a “photon” moving from point A to point B. Then point out that if points A and B are moving quickly compared to some observer C, that photon reaches point B in the same amount of time as it travels between the stationary A/B pair. “How is this possible,” they ask. “The photon traveled different distances at the same time, at the same ‘speed,'” they exclaim. To explain this, they told people that “time bends” relative to its velocity (compared to any relative C).

However, nothing about Maxwell’s equations described “a particle traveling a distance, at a velocity.” The math explicitly states that the reaction is relative to their distance. That represents a process occurring between two points that takes t = cd ( time = some factor times the distance ) to complete. Light is a process; it’s not traveling a distance. The process begins relatively instantly and has a duration dependent on it’s distance.

Their mind-boggling puzzle begins with the imagined ball traveling between A and B. It’s just a lie. Maxwell’s equations don’t suggest it, and no observations suggest it. Trying to have a photon framework makes time and light-speed effects very confusing. Understanding t = cd means time never bends. Light changes its induction rate when traveling through different mediums, so “the medium” is one factor of c. Light is a process that takes duration based on the distance and the medium between the two objects. This level of simplicity reminds me of Occom’s razor. Meanwhile, “modern physics” is full of time paradoxes.

You will never find anything paradoxical or contrary evidence to the idea that EM effects occur instantly, but the effect is a process that takes a certain amount of time (based on the distance and the medium between them.) EM is virtually instant, and so is gravity, which is the actual universal speed limit.

Time doesn’t bend. “Time” is a type of analysis. The universe is in motion. We’re just trying to describe it. Enjoy the process!

Time 101

I’ve been brutalizing over creating some epic article on Time and its implications for years. However, the range of mythological nonsense on the matter makes it difficult to decide where to start. So I’ve decided to assert the most declarative claim and let the irrationals try to prove me wrong.

Time is a quantitative value derived by comparing one object’s motion to another (often assumed stable) object’s motion. If you’re familiar with information theory, it’s the exact definition of Ratio. We compare things to rotations of the Earth, orbits of the moon, orbits of Earth around the Sun, and cycles of cesium-133 atoms.

Time is information derived by evaluation. You don’t ask a physicist about the nature of Time because Time doesn’t have any physical attributes. If we correctly separate observation from evaluation, we know that we never “see” Time, we evaluate Time, and as such, it’s the domain of information, not physics.

Nobody has observed “the past” or “the future.” Many scammy articles suggest that has been done, but further review of the source material shows that they’re working backward from a “physical time” conclusion. 

For thousands of years, it’s been ancient wisdom that there is only a now, and things that move do so from a force in the present, not because a record needle is mechanically working its way from a start to an end. Yet this knowledge has been summarily dismissed by Western Science without evidence.

Nobody has an observed “time.” Even if you identified a “fabric of the universe” that, as it stretched and contorted, affects physical objects, you wouldn’t call it “time” because Time has an entirely different definition. You wouldn’t replace T in physics equations with such substance; you would add another variable. Regardless, such substance has never been observed.

I have a lot more pop-science about Time to make fun of, but I’d appreciate it if people who are still confused directed their most respected scientists to refute me. That will give me the best understanding of where I need to clarify my claims. For those who are following me, you can look forward to future posts about why we can reject so much popular science.

Vent Post #UFOtwitter

Cartoon expressing the types of arguments I’ve been hearing from skeptics of the Admiral Wilson / Eric Davis Notes. I created an alternated ending which might be better:

I’ve been disappointed in the intellectual prowess of #ufotwitter. It’s no wonder they’ve been the victims of career con artists and flash-in-the-pans. However, my disdain is not homogeneous. Some of the most thoughtful people I know in our society are very interested in UFOs, and not all of them avoid Twitter.

Thus there is a dichotomy between people who curiously identify the significance of investigating the Wilson/Davis notes and those who know it’s a hoax and a waste of time but can’t express it without insulting you.

When taking a rational scientific approach, we always manage uncertainty. When you come up with a hypothesis, the first thing you do is try to reject it. Fail it fast, or try. Then you report your inability to reject that hypothesis in terms of probability. Essentially, you clarify what you don’t know; known unknowns and probable ones.

That’s why we do experimentation or “take measurements.” We’re trying to resolve the uncertainties we’ve identified. However, those demanding that the Wilson/Davis notes are a waste of time to investigate/measure seem to know it’s a hoax. They’re clueless about their uncertainties, faint certitude (read “confidence game,”) faulty logic, etc. If you asked me, they’re so intellectual scrambled; I’m suspicious they’re terrified of the reality the evidence is painting.

Why Team Elizondo is Bad for Ufology

Lue Elizondo is a former counterintelligence agent for the DOD. He was instrumental in getting some impressive videos of UFOs released to the public as he resigned his position in protest of how the UFO/UAP issue had been handled within the Defense Department. Many within the UFO community regarded him as somewhat heroic. He has a strong following as he does interviews and speaks about his criticisms of the DOD and his thoughts on how we can move toward disclosure.

While I had already seen the videos in question, I was grateful that he helped raise awareness about them and even got the Pentagon to verify their authenticity. However, it didn’t strike me as particularly heroic because there are at least a hundred people to whom I am grateful for speaking up and bringing forth evidence. He didn’t seem particularly special, except he was the only one to get a New York Times article written about him. He’s the only one to gain tremendous notoriety. And the only one to obtain an instant fan base that stinks of astroturf. I affectionately refer to his astroturfers as “Team Elizondo.”

According to Wikipedia: Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participants. Having been in legitimate grassroots movements that have been infiltrated and overtaken by an outside agendas, I have been spotting and dealing with astroturf before I knew it even had a name. Luckily there are some tell-tale signs.

Every movement will have some buzz words or phrases. However, when you see supposedly unassociated individuals suddenly adopting the same repetitive use of certain words and phrases, you can be sure there’s some centralized coordination. Team Elizondo likes to repeat “transparency,” “congressional hearings,” “disclosure,” and, of course, “Elizondo.” It makes me feel like he’s a candidate for president or something.

Hate Hyping is my name for a technique where you talk disparagingly about the magnificent number of haters you have. This approach signals the ‘significant importance’ of the figure you’re publicizing while stifling dissent because nobody wants to look like a hater. While the approach doesn’t belong to astroturf exclusively, the same ability to spot groups and individuals adopting this technique for the same issue applies when identifying astroturf.

In Team Elizondo’s case, the Hate Hyping has been heartbreakingly vivid. They’ve created an environment where just disagreeing with them implies you’re a felon, motivated by hate, and live in your mother’s basement. It’s apparently part of the Elizondo script that his interviews begin (and sometimes last 30 minutes) with him insulting some vague, undefinable army of haters that I cannot find.

Typically if someone is complaining about a real irritant, they will identify it specifically. However, the language pattern Lue uses seems engineered to be exceptionally ambiguous. As someone who is not only skeptical but highly confident in my assessment that Lue is part of a greater unseen agenda, the ambiguity of Team Elizond’s derogatory comments can feel like direct personal attacks. “Is he talking about me?” But, I’m just a skeptic, not a hater, and I can’t find any actual haters. However, I can find an army of social media influences using the same language pattern, that insults skeptics, regarding the mythical bunch of haters.

Because the Hate Hype technique involves being derogatory toward the “haters,” it signals to the audience that hating on haters is okay. A general “I’m not agreeing” attitude gets you labeled a hater and attacked by hundreds of tools angrily anticipating the chance to tell off one of those mythical haters. So if they perceive someone as a Lue Hater, they unleash on them hard. People still get interview questions like “Do you still beat your wife” for things Lue said months ago… yet it’s still unclear whether Lue was referring to that individual, but he’s a skeptic, so it doesn’t matter.

I’ve been called a troll, a tool, dumb, foolish, a douche, etc. (you name it) because people can convince hundreds of people to call you names. Typically, they don’t have this ability because they have a respectable intellect, but because powerful interests market and support them. They’re willing to lie and embellish, and they’ll try to present like they’re the toxicity police when they’re the ones generating most of it.

As unhealthy as all that is, it gets worse. The most immoral coordinated pattern I see within Team Elizondo is the repeated suggestion that the “argument from authority fallacy” is a valid line of thought. I know people get confused about the nature of that fallacy because we regard expert testimony as valuable evidence. However, a common blind spot is forgetting that people who know more than you can easily scam you. The fallacy is in thinking it’s like logic: “because expert, we now know [whatever].” It’s only evidence that needs to be weighed against other evidence. Experts aren’t proof of anything. It’s also fallacious to think you can create an expert by assigning them “authority.”

However, after Lew stops hating his skeptics, he pretends we can assign authority to figures within the state or even that the state has some inherent authority on the UFO topic. They don’t. Comically, the truth is the “authorities” within the state tried to sell us on weather balloons and swamp gas when they knew better, but “non-authority” regular people decided to become experts and prove the government was lying.

It’s precisely because people without “authority” highlighted the relevant evidence that people realized the government was scamming them, and the state lost credibility. But then comes Lue, several New York Times articles, and an astroturf movement suggesting that all we need to do to get disclosure is “trust the process” of the authorities. If you disagree, you’re a hater who it’s okay to hate on.

If you want to know about UFOs, you will have to research them. The alternative, trusting authority, likely makes you one of those who believe the government’s narrative on JFK and 911, ripe to accept the next weather balloon story, and an immature brat.

Ufology is at a critical juncture. We can figure this out, our we can get hopelessly lost in narratives driven by politically motivated intelligence agencies. We need ambitious people seeking the truth, not a zombie crowd shouting “disclosure.” We don’t need new government agencies that don’t know up from down presented as “authority.” We need an environment where it’s okay to speak truth without being attacked by morons who think authority is real. And that’s why Team Elizondo sucks dick.

Honor Killings in 2008

I made this video in 2008 while working on the Ron Paul campaign. It needs some context: In Texas, a Muslim man killed his daughter because she shamed the family. FOX News wouldn’t stop talking about it because it involved a Muslim and had this lady spew emotional disgust and repeat the term “Honor Killing” as often as possible.

Wikipedia defines Honor Killing as: the murder of an individual, either an outsider or a member of a family, by someone seeking to protect what they see as the dignity and honor of themselves or their family.

I found a part of a Republican debate, where Ron Paul went toe to toe with neocon Mike Huckabee, particularly poignant. Back then, that’s what we called these militant fascists who talked about a New World Order, “neocons,” or “neo-conservatives.” A few people at the time knew the Republicans were littered with them, but the most astute understood that the Clintons and anyone associated (and later Obama) were neocons also.

I created this video to snap a few FOX News “conservatives” out of their stooper. I think only Ron Paul fans appreciated it.

All Woke Scammers

Back in pre-woke times (9/11), engineers would direct the construction of reports, but they would interview the principles for their needs and intentions. Suppose you have people who struggle with laws of logic directing the project. In that case, the team will get caught where they must produce details about data they’re fundamentally confused about. If there are unclear concepts, coders will struggle for additional hours every time they have to touch the ambiguousness. Meanwhile, solving it could be a snap if those directing the project believed that fundamental concepts are required before extracting details about it; if they believed in principles before outcomes.

As an engineer who worked in the pre-woke times, I occasionally had to interview an especially woke person to create a report. It was always a struggle because they wouldn’t communicate their needs clearly and typically just fought you for control over the project. I would be thinking, “Why is this person telling me how to design a report? Why are they evading my questions?”

Now that’s the norm. I spend most of my time backtracking and recoding crap simply because someone didn’t think they needed to understand a concept before they commanded (usually with a derogatory tone), or they don’t think the coders need to understand something to make the software work (usually with a derogatory tone). It all results in wasted time and poor quality.

I’ve directly addressed the time waisting element of modern processes and gotten responses like, “But it’s more time you can enjoy laboring for $$$” I’m sorry, but I have the human need to not feel like I’m wasting my time.

I’m sorry, I can’t pin down the cause of this wokeness. It may sound odd, but I do believe it traces back to the early 1900s when Relativity and Quantum Physics were introduced. Fundamentally, general relativity utterly dismisses basic laws of information. Specifically, it assumes mathematical abstractions like time have physical properties. Since then, misinterpreting basic concepts and pontificating about nonsense realities like big bangs, black holes, or dark matter has become trendy. They don’t understand the principle but profess to produce great woke wisdom. A behavior that is now rampant.

Schrödinger’s cat example was intended to get people to see the irrationality of the quantum state, but the world said, “yes, reality isn’t logical.” True, but logic is required to think about reality and make rational sense. Just because the math is a probability doesn’t mean the reality is in a 60/40 state. It’s another example of confusing a mathematical abstraction with physical reality. It’s another way people started dismissing principles and started professing woke blether.

There are plenty more examples, but today, anyone who wants to look cool acts like they magically know without understanding. I recently saw a video titled “inability to find dark matter proves dark matter.” It had enough views and comments for me to discern that people were attracted by the irrationality of the reality they were advertising. It’s like a consciousness virus has taken hold.

I’m sorry that I don’t understand the fundamental elements of this problem well enough to suggest a solution. I think awareness of the problem may be key. The woke craze is over a hundred years in the making, this won’t be fixed overnight.

Woke Trump Scammers

Trump was like, “Let’s cut taxes and fund massive government spending with debt,” and his Marxist followers cheered! Now the bond market is crashing, and the Fed is flooded with inflation. Nobody who fell for the Trump scam understood markets. They all bought into 2nd grade Marxist blither wrapped in red, white, and blue.

I HATE the Trump scammers. Most of them learned about Agenda 21, or “sustainable development,” from my video. I can tell because whenever they want to sound cool, they’ll literally quote poignant moments of that video. Now it’s trendy to know about “the great reset,” and you’re maybe even ‘cultured’ if you know it’s just a rebranding of Agenda 21. However, every single trendy political movement based on that hook is a scam! Trump himself was a national-level intelligence community scam.

I had difficulty understanding why after Jan 6, anyone in the Trump tribe didn’t realize how much Trump threw them under the bus. It had already been revealed that intelligence services designed the linguistics of his campaign (based on the liberty movement, *me*) before they even knew Trump would be presenting it. It was a scam. As Jan 6 approached, I wasn’t sure if Trump was the biggest idiot on Earth or if he was intentionally guiding people into giving the government an excuse to target them. In retrospect, that confusion is embarrassing as it’s obvious Trump always intended to sabotage his victims.

In 2015, a large demographic viewed the left and the right as ‘working together to f*ck them.’ People were starting to see the politicians were taking advantage of them, and it had nothing to do with “left or right.” However, Trump’s efforts to frame himself as opposing the establishment only served that establishment by recreating a hostile divide between left and right again. It’s divide and conquer – “the problem with our system of government is ‘the OTHER’ party.” Meanwhile, he screwed us all the same way the state always does.

Before Trump’s inauguration I said the Dems would only criticize him for fake reasons, which turned out to be hilariously correct. But his war crimes in Syria, arming of terrorists the world over, assignation of Iraqi officials, and two coup attempts in Venezuela got so little press that conservatives were wondering why Trump didn’t get some peace prize. Meanwhile he’s starting wars against trade, and spending social resources like a drunken’ communist.

Sure, Trump supporters have stopped cheering like labor price increases are a good thing and have started cheering like price increases are a bad thing, but (and this goes for Biden supporters as well) they’re all on the “easy mark” list and will be easily scammed into some crazy nonsense by the end of this election cycle.

Please: If anyone is experiencing left or right “woke” -ness, understand they are under the influence of some political scam. Don’t trust their air of authority. The state is the biggest scam running; nobody legitimate acts like the state is a solution.

New Map and Conclusions

We got a higher resolution image of the Earth’s magnetic field. At this point, we are reasonably satisfied with the results. We’ve confirmed the magnetic field is continuing to weaken – about 0.11% over the last four years, or a rate of 1/36th of a percent per year. Ben Davidson of the Suspicious0bservers is correct when he says the field is dropping.

Our current (somewhat uncalibrated) estimate for the global mean field-strength is 34285.33 nT. The mean height of measurement was 4247 miles from the Earth’s center of gravity. (Hope that estimate isn’t too meaningful to anyone!) In general, we confirm that the field appears to be diminishing.

We will continue to process older data, update the latest images and animations. However, most of the development for this is complete. We will focus more on more philosophical topics and should have a page up on the fundamentals of time soon.

Odd Feature Identified

Previously, we presented a picture showing that the magnetometer readings experienced a sudden drop in early 2019. Some may have interpreted that as a “collapse of the magnetic field.” However, we have determined the actual cause.

Blue line is a linear regression and the red is a smoothing function.

We found a strong correlation between satellite altitude and the magnetometer reading, so we used some simple AI to remove the effect of the changes in altitude, which explained all of the “apparent drop.” The blue line shows the altitude of the satellite. The red line is a smoothed reading of the raw magnetometer field strength data (block dots are raw.) As the satellites get further from the earth, the magnitude drops. The black line represents a corrected magnitude after subtracting the influence of the spacecraft’s height, which yields a relatively stable magnetic field through the period.