"Physics is to math what sex
is to masturbation." Richard Feynman

Mathematics
vis-à-vis Science

Where is the math?

"Where is the math?" is a cliché
trotted out with monotonous regularity,
the implication being that mathematics is
of primary importance. It is not, as
history clearly shows. Just think
Epicycles, where the mathematical model
could make accurate predictions up to a
point, yet failed to reflect the
underlying reality. Heavier-than-air
flight was also considered impossible a
little over one hundred years ago and they
had the math to prove it. Making science
subservient to mathematics is putting the
cart before the horse, let alone
hubristic.

The importance of mathematics is not
denied. The point is that math should
follow the science rather than building
the science on idealised mathematical
models and selectively interpreting data
to fit. In other words, the role of
mathematics should be ancillary, not
dominant.

"...the underlying
assumptions of cosmologists today are
developed with the most sophisticated
mathematical methods and it is only
the plasma itself which does not
understand how beautiful the
theories are and absolutely refuses to
obey them." Hannes Alfvén

Moreover, the father of Plasma Physics
and Plasma Cosmology, Hannes Alfvén, was
always quick to point out that plasmas
have a tendency to ignore the elegant laws
of mathematics. Likewise, it certainly
seems that many cosmologists prefer to
look the other way when it comes to space
plasmas and their contemptuous behaviour.
After all, space was supposed to be a near
perfect vacuum, and dominated by gravity
... not unpredictable plasmas and
electromagnetism.

We
have to learn again that science without
contact with experiments is an enterprise
which is likely to go completely astray into
imaginary conjecture. Hannes Alfvén

Philosophy is dead?

Well, Stephen Hawking is
certainly fond of saying as much.

"Philosophy is dead
... Philosophers have not kept up with
modern developments in science.
Particularly physics." S. Hawking

Could such a simplistic and
generalised statement reveal a fear of
scrutiny? Sure, there can be complex and
wordy aspects to philosophy, but
ultimately most philoshophy boils down to
three simple questions: What do we
know? How do we know it? and, How
sure can we be?

In respect of modern
math-based cosomology, perhaps these three
questions can be simplified into just one:
Is mathematics really an infallible tool
for establishing universal truths?

"Physics
is mathematical not because we know so much
about the physical world, but because we
know so little." Bertrand Russell

"Maths
must be ancillary, not dominant, as the
intellectual stupor of the Aristotelian
outlook gives way to a Platonic curiosity
and acceptance of what is."
Rens Van der Sluijs,
Plasma Mythologist -
www.mythopedia.info

You
can run but you can't hide!

There are many who display something akin
to a religious devotion for math based
theories, and prefer to side-step the
philosophical issues, very often by
ignoring or dismissing them. However,
there are more presssing issues at hand,
and these are not so easily ignored.

There is a new mathematician on the
scene. He packs a punch to match his
credentials, and he has a very low
tolerance threshold for handwaving and
equivocation. Thus far he has made
light-work of apologists for mathematical
cosmology. The problems he has highlighted
are mathematical, not philosophical. In
short, there is no longer any hiding place
for the true-believers.

"I am acutely
aware of the fact that the marriage
between mathematics and physics,
which was so enormously fruitful in
past centuries, has recently ended
in divorce."
Freeman Dyson

"Unthinking respect for
authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
Albert Einstein

The
Tasmanian Devil

Stephen J. Crothers is a gifted
mathematician from Tasmania. Inevitably,
some have nicknamed him the Tasmanian
Devil. He is not one to pull his punches:

"Hawking was a
pop scientist who ipso facto
contributed nothing of value to
science. Einstein was the first pop
scientist; promoted at some time or
another by that other entertainer,
Charlie Chaplin. Hawking and the
Einstein cult have ruined physics
and astronomy, turning them into
circus freak shows. Science cannot
just wait until they all disappear.
Whilst they are active they are
ruining young minds entering
science, to be caught up in the same
rat race, producing more pop
scientists. The cycle must be
broken."
Stephen J. Crothers

Below are a few links to some of his work
exposing fatal flaws in math-based
cosmology.

"Science
is the belief in the ignorance of the
experts." Richard Feynman

The General Theory of Relativity is
notorious for complicated mathematics.
This is an impediment to many seeking to
understand the likes of black hole and big
bang theories, but perhaps convenient to
those who might have something to hide.

Crothers explains the salient facts in
simple terms without recourse to confusing
math. It becomes easy to understand why
black hole theory and big bang cosmology
are mutually exclusive ...and ultimately,
therefore, why General Relativity is
itself inconsistent.

"Propositions arrived at by purely
logical means are completely empty as
regards reality." Albert Einstein

"There has been a deliberate
suppression of important scientific
papers by the community of physicists
and astronomers concerning the black
hole, beginning with the original
paper by Karl Schwarzschild of 1916,
evidently for vainglory, money and
self-aggrandisement. I bring you free
access to those papers, and others of
relevance, in the hope that this fraud
can be exposed and physics restored to
a rational search for knowledge. The
black hole has no foundation in theory
whatsoever. Neither Newton's theory
nor Einstein's theory predict it. In
fact, both theories preclude it,
contrary to what the orthodox
relativists claim." Stephen J. Crothers

"Mathematics
has become the lubricant for hammering
sqaure pegs into round holes." David Drew

The
alleged Black Hole pictured in 2019

Stephen Crothers, pictured right, has the
following to say in respect of the claimed
Black Hole pictures taken in March 2019:

"It is not a
discovery at all!

"This is how
astronomers and cosmologists do
science: fraud by means of mass-media
induced mass-hysteria. It beggars
belief. Think about it: according to
the astronomers and cosmologists the
finite mass of their black hole is
concentrated in a 'physical
singularity' of zero volume, infinite
density, and infinite gravity. But no
finite mass has zero volume, infinite
density, and infinite gravity,
anywhere!

"Similarly, the
astronomers and cosmologists assign to
their black hole two different escape
speeds (v_esc = 0 metres per second
and v_esc = c = 300,000,000 metres per
second, and in the same equation) and
no capacity for an escape speed (since
nothing can even leave),
simultaneously, at the same place (at
the 'event horizon'). But nothing can
have two different escape speeds and
no capacity for an escape speed,
simultaneously, at the same place!
(See [1]). Furthermore, the
astronomers and cosmologists assert
that the escape speed at the event
horizon is the speed of light, yet
light cannot either leave or escape;
indeed, nothing, they say, can even
leave the event horizon. But since
light travels at the speed of light,
which is the escape speed at the event
horizon, light must both leave it and
escape! And, moreover, anything else
can leave.

"On the mathematical
level, the black hole is conjured by
violations of geometry. Geometrically
speaking, the theory of black holes
moves a sphere originally centred at
the origin of a coordinate system to
some other place in that same
coordinate system but leaves its
centre behind. By this means the two
'singularities' of the black hole are
produced, the centre of the moved
sphere, now thought to be an event
horizon, and the left behind centre at
the origin of coordinates, thought to
be the 'physical singularity'. (See
[2]). Analytically speaking, the
violation of geometry manifests in
black hole theory as the requirement
that the absolute value of a real
number must take on negative values
which is also impossible. (See [3]).

"The laws of
thermodynamics require that
temperature must always be an
intensive thermodynamic property. To
argue otherwise is a violation of both
the 0th and 2nd laws of
thermodynamics. The Hawking
temperature of a black hole is however
non-intensive, in violation of the
laws of thermodynamics. So black hole
thermodynamics is entirely nonsense.
(See [4])

"So their black hole
does not exist; proven with common
sense and high-school science. Yet
they have managed to image that which
does not exist. Of course they did -
they have to justify their lucrative
jobs and their vast grants of
unaccountable public money."

For a comprehensive
coverage of the frauds see [5], [6],
and [7].

[3] Crothers, S.J.,
On Corda's 'Clarification' of
Schwarzschild's Solution, Hadronic
Journal, Vol. 39, 2016,
http://vixra.org/pdf/1602.0221v4.pdf

[4] Robitaille,
P.-M., Gravitational Thermodynamics -
Is it
Science?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ2F2Kw5-nQ

[5] Crothers, S.J., A
Critical Analysis of LIGO's Recent
Detection of Gravitational Waves
Caused by Merging Black Holes,
Hadronic Journal, n.3, Vol. 39, 2016,
pp.271-302,
http://vixra.org/pdf/1603.0127v5.pdf

[6] Crothers, S.J.,
LIGO Its Claims for Black Holes and
Gravitational Waves | EU2017,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev10ywLFq6E&t=496s

[7] Crothers, S.J.,
Gravitational Waves: Propagation Speed
is Co-ordinate Dependent, Poster
Presentation, 2018 April APS Meeting,
Columbus, Ohio, presented on 14th
April 2018.
http://vixra.org/pdf/1804.0399v1.pdf

"The real crisis in
cosmology is that discovery does NOT
change anything." Wal Thornhill

"The underlying assumptions
of cosmologists today are developed with
the most sophisticated mathematical
methods and it is only the plasma itself
which does not 'understand' how beautiful
the theories are and absolutely refuses to
obey them." Hannes Alfvén

"Propositions arrived at by
purely logical means are completely empty
as regards reality." Albert Einstein

Science
and math demystified

An excellent talk with Crothers, where
the issues are explained in clear
language. While it might be lengthy at
almost three hours, an index is provided
below the video so you can click straight
to any particular topic.