Archive for the 'Pseudoscience' Category

Remember the Physics Police Website?

Monday, December 24th, 2007

That David de Hilster of Autodymnumbnics fame set up to provide REAL information about the shenanigans of physicists worldwide?
Well…it looks like they’ve been pwned by some Turkish cracker.
I’m really glad I decided never to use Nuke on my website.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people.
(I wonder if David has even noticed.)

E pur se muove

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I never realized before now what a wondrous, magical device the gear shift in my car is.
I mean, think about it.
Imagine yourself sitting in your car with it in neutral, pressing down the accelerator. The engine is revving, but you’re not moving, right? Now imagine yourself shifting into drive and depressing the accelerator to exactly […]

David’s latest obsession: Mark Norris

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Better watch out, Mark: David’s got a thang for you.
First, in a message entitled “FAQ from our friends“, David quotes something he supposedly received as suggested content for their website:
“if autodynamics proposes such visible effects as the non-additivity of speeds, even for low speeds, why their supporters dont make a simple experiments to test this? […]

Against stupidity, the gods themselves…

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Come out looking quite vain.
I don’t know about y’all, but the current little “war in heaven” over in La-La-Lande between Akira, Lucy (in the Sky with Dentures), and David (a different one) has left me with a distinct case of the ho-hums. (My take: OK, we can’t disprove SR on AD grounds, so let’s go […]

New Category

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

I’ve grown weary of adding new entries to the Autodynamics Post Index page here by hand and so have followed Mark’s lead and created a new Autodynamics category. You can find all AD-related posts to date and any future posts by clicking here (or using the link in the categories menu on the right after […]

No, Dipshit, theories are formulated

Friday, April 6th, 2007

theory |ˈθēərē; ˈθi(ə)rē| noun ( pl. -ries) - a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained : Darwin’s theory of evolution.
• a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based : a theory of education […]

Names, David, names?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

How about including a few names so people can verify your claims for a change? Besides Will Smith, I mean. Referring to this post to the Yahoo! Group list:

Mass increase is not treated as real by particle accelerator scientists and yet you and others say SR is correct.Please provide verifiable citations for at least two […]

Pusillanimity, thy name is….

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Just in case you thought “craven hypocrisy” was a bit beyond the pale, have a look at David’s post—obviously in reply to my blog yesterday—here (Re: Fear or fanaticism - Example: Mark Norris) in which he links to one of Mark’s newer posts and NOT to the one I mentioned. (When I asked why you […]

Fear and Fanaticism in Cyberspace!

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

More from the anals [sic] at ADiot Central!
Wow, Dave, that’s gotta be your fastest reply yet! Guess the ole virus is letting you get off the pot…I mean, out of bed?…long enough to post again? Good on ya! Little steps, little steps!
Fear or fanaticism (Message #2412 of 2414)
IbaDaiRon Blog -
Why people have so much […]

Virus in the CNS? Or just the usual loose screws?

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

The last time I dropped by “ADiot Central”, there hadn’t been any posts since February 16 or so. Imagine my surprise when I accessed the group webpage just now and found that 27 messages had been posted…all on March 29!
Wondering what topic could have caused such a flurry of activity on an otherwise moribund list, […]

Autodynamics: pwned!

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Mark has brought home the goods: Why Autodynamics Is Wrong, Totally, Utterly And Most Importantly Demonstrably.
(They don’t seem to have noticed yet over at ADiot Central. Or—more likely—they’ve just forced their heads farther into the sand. Cluck cluck cluck)
(Do ostriches make any sounds?)

How to welcome the curious new member

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Surely not like this:
Re: [autodynamics] new member
Dear Akira:
1.- I think that you whether didn’t study AD Systems in Relative Motion deeply or you didn’t understand it. AD is making Physics no Mathematics or Analytical Geometry.
From the Spruce Goose herself, Granny Luce.
(Things seem to have calmed back down to their usual lull over in those parts. […]

If there was any doubt…

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Just noticed that this has come in over at you-know-where. Sympathy from members of another religious organization!
Re: [autodynamics] Continue Rejecting
I checked the Widipedia site and was disappointed too. Is there a way to complain to them?
I thought Travis’ statement “Anyway, it basically boils down to the classic anti-intellectual argument: ‘I don’t understand it, therefore […]

Ibid. I, Ron.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

After posting the previous, I popped over by Mark’s blog and discovered that he had posted something containing a sentiment very similar to that which I expressed (though less seriously and not as eloquently) at the end of mine:
There is no rage here, the word that best sums up my feelings towards your group is […]

Honorable Mention Again!

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

I gives me a small, warm feeling to learn that David (or some other member of the cult) still drops by from time to time:
More sad people
It really is kind of sad. One of the people I have met who is working in new areas of research on gravity said something I think is very […]