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Consequences Of A

Spring-And-Loop Theory:


the Existing mainstream Physics
theories / theorists


"Saying what needs to be said about the most sucky parts of physics"


 

#000

"the Existing mainstream Physics theories" &
"the Existing mainstream Physics theorists"
(abbreviated tEmP theories and tEmP theorists)
were first used in COASALT: Comparing Physics Theories

#001

If a man will begin with certainties,   he shall end in doubts; but if he will begin with doubts   he shall end in certainties.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

tEmP theorists are as certain as certain gets that the Standard Model is perfect.

"Never been proven wrong" is their mantra, trotted out every time questions come up about the latest nonsense.

Today physics has hit rock bottom. All roads lead to dark non-answers.


Back to the quote...
"Beginning with doubts" = doubting every assumption.

This is how Spring-And-Loop Theory began.

Today Spring-And-Loop Theory is certain it has a better theory/model than any of tEmP theories, or the best parts of all of them put together.

#002

To me, consensus seems to be: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects. The process of avoiding the very issues that need to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner 'I stand for consensus'?
- Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

This is, without doubt, the defining feature of tEmP theories:

"Shut up and accept it."

"Believe."

"...and you will be handsomely rewarded for your complicity."

#003

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.
- Dresden James

"Well packaged"...

Yes, let's give tEmP theorists this much credit.

They espouse nonsense, but it is well packaged nonsense.


Pretty pictures of horse head galaxies.

Impressive explosions.

'Slick willie' talking heads.

...but no substance.

...increasing, not decreasing, problems.

...preaching dogma to the faithful.

And laughing all the way to the bank.

"Well packaged" indeed.

#004

I was a pretty good physicist in my time. Too good -- good enough to realize that all our science is just a cookery book, with an orthodox theory of cooking that nobody's allowed to question, and a list of recipes that mustn't be added to except by special permission from the head cook.
- Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963)

Boom!

Couldn't say it better myself.

Delicious.

#005

There is no great harm in the theorist who makes up a new theory to fit a new event. But the theorist who starts with a false theory and then sees everything as making it come true is the most dangerous enemy of human reason.
- G.K. Chesterton

tEmP theorists make up an endless stream of false theories.

They have to do this.

If they came up with a good theory -- a simple basic theory built on sound assumptions -- what would they come out with the next day?

LEGO blocks haven't changed in 50 years. Yes there are new blocks, but the core blocks are the same.


Richard Feynman's "gravity is too weak to matter in the nucleus" falsehood?

The "dark matter explains everything" bold-faced lie?

The "so beautiful it must be right" string theory? The ugliest monstrosity of a "theory" ever concocted. That pays off in gold bars, apparently.


Any physicist pushing string theory automatically has ZERO credibility.

Similarly, any physicist pushing dark matter and dark energy -- i.e. all tEmP theorists -- has ZERO comprehension and has made ZERO effort to even look at the data.

And any physicist ignoring the "off by a factor of 10120" difference between the calculated and actual energy of 'space'....just isn't trying.


There are literally hundreds of other ways tEmP theorists are stupidly -- or deliberately -- off track.

Let's get to them...

#006

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Spring-And-Loop Theory pities the majority.

tEmP theorists all peddling the same nonsense
is like the average ANTIFA gathering.

If we chant it enough times, it will become true.

#007

The simplest way to assure sales is to keep changing the product.
- Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

It is spooky how well this describes tEmP theories.

Dark matter: is gravity, but new and improved!

New, and broken, of course. Dark matter (impossibly) added to our Universe doesn't fix the problems with our theories of gravity. Still, it's NEW!!!

#008

The best class of scientific mind is the same as the best class of business mind. The great desideratum in either case is to know how much evidence is enough to warrant action. It is as unbusinesslike to want too much evidence before buying or selling as to be content with too little. The same kind of qualities are wanted in either case. The difference is that if the business man makes a mistake, he commonly has to suffer for it, whereas it is rare that scientific blundering, so long as it is confined to theory, entails loss on the blunderer. On the contrary it very often brings him fame, money and a pension.
- Samuel Butler

And now we know why tEmP theories suck.

Solutions aren't profitable.

Blunders make money.

#009

There is nothing that brings greater trouble on us than thinking that what has won widespread approval is best.
- Seneca (the Younger) (4 BC-65 AD)

tEmP theorists have steered physics into a ditch, and are partying like it's 1905.

They've won widespread approval from science article publishing houses that are making record profits.

The future of telescope and particle smasher builders looks rosie indeed.

#010

Physics gives a wonderful training in precise, logical thinking -- about physics. It depends upon accurate reproducible experiments, and upon framing hypotheses with the greatest possible freedom from dogmatic prejudice. And if these were the really important things in life, physics would be an essential study for everybody.
- Anthony Standen (1906-1993), "Science Is A Sacred Cow", 1950

If tEmP theorists did ANY of this, they would at least provide answers today.

tEmP theories: good in theory, horrible in reality, and generally useless to life.

But the perks, oh man the perks!!!

#011

One of the fundamental purposes of advertising, styling and research
is to foster a healthy dissatisfaction.

- Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

One of the fundamental purposes of tEmP theories
is to foster a healthy dissatisfaction.

Once beaucoup bucks for research have been secured,
rinse lather and repeat.

Just be sure to never solve anything.

#012

No engineer can go upon a new work and not find something peculiar that will demand his careful reflection and the deliberate consideration of any advice that he may receive; and nothing so fully reveals his incapacity as a pretentious assumption of knowledge, claiming to understand everything.
- John B. Jervis

This is doubly true for physicists.

The Standard Model is so hopelessly useless, it is sure to become our new Bibble.

Once the press and leftists have driven mainstream religions into the trash.

#013

There is a noticeable general difference between the sciences and mathematics on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other. It's a first approximation, but one that is real. In the former, the factors of integrity tend to dominate more over the factors of ideology. It's not that scientists are more honest people. It's just that nature is a harsh taskmaster. You can lie or distort the story of the French Revolution as long as you like, and nothing will happen. Propose a false theory in chemistry, and it'll be refuted tomorrow.
- [Avram] Noam Chomsky (1928-)

True for chemistry but completely wrong for physics.

tEmP theorists have been lying -- and we're talking the very best of them -- for a hundred years.

Turns out that lying is where the big bucks are.

Who knew? what, Hillary knew? Oh, well that explains it then.

#014

The scientist is not content to stop at the obvious.
- Charles Mayo

tEmP theorists expand on the obvious.

The obviously wrong.

Something that is obviously right -- like the ether -- is so dangerous to their bank accounts that it has been excised from almost every modern physics book.

Check it out for yourself.

tEmP theorists are a conspiracy of liars.

#015

The larger the group, the more toxic; the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing and drinking are all part of it, because you've lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that's bigger than you are and that controls you.
- George Carlin

#016

Science is a bit like the joke about the drunk who is looking under a lamppost for a key that he has lost on the other side of the street, because that's where the light is. It has no other choice.
- [Avram] Noam Chomsky (1928-)

tEmP theorists have all the choice in the world.

But like to restrict themselves with profitably bad assumptions.

Just like the cancer industry.

#017

Religions are intellectual blasphemies.
- Kedar Joshi (12/31/1979-)

tEmP theories are intellectual propaganda peddlers.

Have you toked a tEmP theory today?

Care for a snort?

#018

If one ignores contradictory observations, one can claim to have an "elegant" or "robust" theory. But it isn't science.
- Halton Christian Arp (1927-2013)

Nobody on Earth ignores "contradictory observations" better than tEmP theorists.

We're talking world-class ignorers here, people.

Hall-of-famers!

GOATs, one and all.

#019

The truly scientific mind is altogether unafraid of the new and, while having no mercy for ideas which have served their turn or shown their uselessness, it will not grudge to any unfamiliar conception its moment of full and friendly attention, hoping to expand rather than to minimize what small core of usefulness it may happen to contain.
- Wilfred Trotter

tEmP theorists either lack truly scientific minds or are terrified of a new theory's ability to actually solve problems.

My bet's on both.

Luckily, useless theories can be helpful to those with useful ones.

#020

Art is meant to disturb, science to reassure.
- Georges Braque

tEmP theories are meant to brainwash.

tEmP theorists to pass for priests.

Hallelujah!

#021

In science one must search for ideas. If there are no ideas, there is no science. A knowledge of facts is only valuable in so far as facts conceal ideas: facts without ideas are just the sweepings of the brain and the memory.
- Vissarion Grigorievich Belinsky (1811-1848)

There are no new ideas in tEmP theories today.

No one is putting forth theories that have a chance of working.

Yet tEmP theorists still love their broken theories.


Physics today is dead.

About as vital and health-giving as melamine milk.

tEmP theorists toast each other with "Long live liars!"

Or is that Let's Lynch Liars?


Spring-And-Loop Theory is an idea factory.

With a marginal cost for new ideas of close to zero.

And a marginal benefit per new idea valued in the billions.

Imagine the threat factor...

#022

When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. I doubt if I could do it myself.
- Mark Twain

"Give me a child until it is 5 years old..."

Hence the saying about physics progressing only by old physicists dying off.

Q "woke" the political community. I wonder if he'll do the same for physics?

#023

Forging differs from hoaxing, inasmuch as in the latter the deceit is intended to last for a time, and then be discovered, to the ridicule of those who have credited it; whereas the forger is one who, wishing to acquire a reputation for science, records observations which he has never made.
- Charles Babbage

tEmP theorists are either forgers, or profiteers-from-forgers.

And all broken tEmP theories are hoaxes.

Very valuable hoaxes.

What a wonderful world. /sarc

#024

I could never have known so well how paltry men are, and how little they care for really high aims, if I had not tested them by my scientific researches. Thus I saw that most men only care for science so far as they get a living by it, and that they worship even error when it affords them a subsistence.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#025

As always, tEmP theories are saved by the inability of living creatures to believe anything that might cause the walls of their little mental assumptions to crumble.
- Muriel Barbery, if she did physics instead of novels

#026

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

This is why there has been so little simulation and modelling of tEmP theories.

tEmP theories are simulated, supposedly, but the details are never shared.

Causes a bit of a reproducability problem, dontcha think?

#027

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.
- Robert Heinlein

If it can't be expressed in fiction,
it is not tEmP theories.
Rather, it is useful.


Figures come from observations, not theories.

Theories based on sound assumptions lead to confirmed theories. That no longer need figures.

Quelle nightmare.

#028

To solve a problem is to create new problems, new knowledge immediately reveals new areas of ignorance, and the need for new experiments. At least, in the field of fast reactions, the experiments do not take very long to perform.
- George Porter

To solve a problem does not, and should not, necessarily "create new problems".

With tEmP theories, each new "solved problem" merely continues the process of highlighting their fundamental flaws.

When will their tower of stacked flaws collapse?

#029

If a man write a better book, create a better theory, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, if a man creates a better theory, tEmP theorists will make a beaten path to his door.

Then beat him up.

Unless she is a gay Democrat. Wait, is Hillary gay?

#030

I always tried to live up to Leo Szilard's commandment, "don't lie if you don't have to." I had to. I filled up pages with words and plans I knew I would not follow. When I go home from my laboratory in the late afternoon, I often do not know what I am going to do the next day. I expect to think that up during the night. How could I tell them what I would do a year hence?
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986), Nobel laureate in Physiology

Complaining about the fund raising aspects of being a researcher.

Not sure why he's complaining...lies seem to solve everything.

And control through finance works like a charm.


Problems lead to research money.
Research money leads to new theories and tests.
That lead to more problems.

We live in a closed-loop world.

#031

That there is no such thing as the scientific method, one might easily discover by asking several scientists to define it. One would find, I am sure, that no two of them would exactly agree. Indeed, no two scientists work and think in just the same ways.
- Joel Henry Hildebrand

The scientific method is built in layers.

#1 assumptions -- make the best ones you can and never fully trust them.

#2 come up with theories -- the simpler the better -- that conform to the assumptions. And never fully trust them.

#3 come up with tests for your theories. Document everything about your tests so that others can test your tests.

#4 learn how to take careful measurements, how to plot the results, and be sure to draw the error bars with a thick black marker.

#5 if, within the error bars, you have a result, publish it...and all your data...and all your formulas...and all your assumptions.


If that sounds like too much work, just lie.
It is easier, and pays bigger dividends.
- any tEmP theorist
#032

It is not what the man of science believes that distinguishes him, but how and why he believes it. His beliefs are tentative, not dogmatic and based on evidence, not authority or intuition.
- Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970)

tEmP theorists,

being dogmatic, religious and authoritarian,

are not scientists.


Belief is irrelevant to science.

Belief is poison to science.

Belief is untestable, and you can't build with it.


In short, belief is useless.


There is no need for belief in any aspect of life.

If anyone should know this, it would be a philosopher.

Ah, like Bertrand Russell is supposed to be. How embarassing.

#033

Scientific thought is not an accompaniment or condition of human progress, but human progress itself.
- William Kingdon Clifford

The fact that tEmP theories are so devoid of scientific thought proves that the powers behind tEmP theories do not care in the slightest about "human progress" and in fact want the exact opposite.

#034

Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head.
- Francis Kernan (1816-1892)

tEmP theorists have holes in their heads.

Said with all the love in the world.

You can see right through them. Like a tunnel.

With kindness, care and concern.

Gaping hole. Chasm-istic. Devoid of dark matter.

Having nothing but the finest of thoughts about them.

#035

There may well exist better "scientific" evidence for a false theory, that will be accepted because it is more "scientific", than for a valid explanation, which is rejected because there is no sufficient quantitative evidence for it.
- Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

It really goes more like this:

A small group are considered the experts.

They invent stuff that has little to no connection with reality.

Those who want to join them in the ensuing gold rush parrot what the inventors have put forward.


It is the perfect win-lose system.

Their favorite kind.

#036

In the science of physics in general, men have so often formed suppositions, instead of drawing conclusions. These suppositions, handed down from one age to another, acquire additional weight from the authorities by which they are supported, till at last they are received, even by men of genius, as fundamental truths.
- Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier

This is a very big deal. Very true. In all fields.

Today we believe in global warming...without proof.

In the efficacy of vaccinations...without proof.

In the value of fluoridation...without proof.


SUPPOSITION search results:

"an uncertain belief" - Google

Redirects to page called "Fact" when typed into Wikipedia

"an idea or theory that you believe is true even though you do not have proof." - Merriam-Webster.com

"the act of supposing" - dictionary.com

"(1) the act of supposing, (2) an assumption" - TheFreeDictionary.com

"A supposition is a guess or a hypothesis." - vocabulary.com

"A belief held without proof or certain knowledge; an assumption or hypothesis" - OxfordDictionaries.com

"something that you believe is true although you cannot prove it" - MacmillanDictionary.com

"the fact of believing something is true without any proof" - dictionary.cambridge.org

"an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture" - en.wiktionary.org/wiki/supposition

"a supposition is an assumption" - yourdictionary.com

"a supposition is the property by which a term stands for a definite one of the various things it can stand for" - logicrendolf.blogspot.com/2013/11/supposition-of-terms.html

"a guess or a conjecture that a thing is true and factual with no positive proof that it is true" - thelawdictionary.org/supposition/

"an idea or statement which someone believes or assumes to be true, although they may have no evidence for it."

"a piece of knowledge that is weakly held, provisional, uncertain." - https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-supposition-and-presupposition


15 expert sites.

15 different opinions.

No wonder there is no progress with tEmP theories.

#037

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

tEmP theorists drown their students

then hire them.

tEmP theorists are the walking dead.

#038

tEmP theories -- physics for those interested in going NOWHERE.
With lots of money.

#039

Symmetry, as wide or as narrow as you may define its meaning, is one idea by which man through the ages has tried to comprehend and create order, beauty and perfection.
- Hermann Weyl, "Symmetry", 1952

When all tEmP theories have is a symmetric hammer, everything looks like a temptingly symmetric nail.

Symmetry could have been named Obvious.

Or Useless.


Symmetry gains us nothing.

Of course everything is symmetrical.

But wait 'til you hear what tEmP theories mean by "symmetrical".


tEmP theorists want to pair up everything they've measured (or even just theorized about) with a bunch of things they make up so that their OCD notion of how things should work is satisfied.

Think of it as adding several over-sized floors to an already flimsy building.

Spring-And-Loop Theory's lowest-level, simplest building blocks, model gains us everything. Except large salaries.

#040

Intelligence is a valuable thing, but it is not usually the key to survival. Sheer fecundity usually counts. The intelligent gorilla doesn't do as well as the less intelligent but more-fecund rat, which doesn't do as well as the still-less-intelligent but still-more-fecund cockroach, which doesn't do as well as the minimally-intelligent but maximally-fecund bacterium.
- Isaac Asimov

The fecundity -- reproduction rate -- of tEmP theories should assure their survival to the end of time.

Enjoy your cockroach bedfellows, tEmP theorists.

Did I mention I've called the fumigators?

#041

The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wilderness lies in wait.
- G. K. Chesterton

tEmP theories are nearly reasonable, in exactly the way Chesterton says.

They do think life is more regular, and mathematical, than it is.

In reality, life is always mathematical, but is both more complex (in terms of edge cases) and more simple (in terms of building blocks) than tEmP theories assume.

Not that they really care, as long as they get paid.

#042

The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.
- Murray Bookchin

The 1% always want to maintain the status quo.

While picking off all threats to their hegemony.

And so the system is S.N.A.F.U.


tEmP theories are the Hydrofluoric Acid of physics.

Nothing dissolves and corrodes like broken theories.

Nothing is weaker to build on top of than bad assumptions.


There is no way to defend tEmP theories.

Their only tool of enforcement is dogma.

Believe, or believe not (and get fired). There is no questioning.

#043

"Dr Pauling, how do you have so many good ideas?"
"Well, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones."

- Linus Pauling

If only tEmp theorists would throw out even a few of their worst ideas.

Their not doing that for one hundred years points to the real problem.

tEmP theories have deliberate problems.

#044

Education, n: That which discloses to the wise,
and disguises from the foolish,
their lack of understanding.

- Ambrose Bierce, "The Cynic's Word Book"

tEmP theorists are masters of disguise.

Feynman pretending he was funny.

Ed Witten pretending he makes sense.

#045

It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

tEmP theorists are in a great deal of pain.

Understandable since tEmP theorists are dying of badideaitis.

A condition so serious, Google and DuckDuckGo refuse to touch it.

#046

It is not the amount of knowledge that makes a brain.
It is not even the distribution of knowledge.
It is the interconnectedness.

- James Gleick, "The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood"

tEmP theorists are brimful of facts, data and bad theories.

Bad theories mean things fall apart instead of building.

Things that fall apart can't interconnect.

But bad theories make great compost. So there is that.

#047

It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and as it has recently come to their own attention, supposing it to be new.
- John Calvin Coolidge

The supposedly learned have the opposite problem.

Unless an idea is fed to them from an approved source, they treat it like poison and flush it.

By the way, the unlearned are entirely correct.

There's nothing new under the sun.

#048

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
- James Watson, "The Double Helix"

#049

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
- Poul William Anderson (1926-2001)

tEmP theories: making physics more complicated for over 100 years.

Spring-And-Loop Theory: #MPGA.

Trump, Q & the Generals: liberators of the world.

Your basic dark-to-light progression right there.

#050

Conscience is wiser than science.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

tEmP theorists have no conscience.

#051

There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.
- Isaac Asimov, "The Stars in Their Courses"

Proven by string theory, supersymmetry, inflation and perhaps most ludicrous of all -- the notion that there are 10500 universes.

100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 universes.

Yeah, right.

#052

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness; from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

But this is also why tEmP theories are even more distasteful.

How dare a group of profit-seekers ruin the ultimate scientific field with their "standard model" excrement.

There is no art in tEmP theories. None.


tEmP theories are ugly lies. Told for money.

That's it. For money!

Shameful.

#053

Where there is cinnabar above; yellow gold will be found below.
Where there is lodestone above; copper and gold be found below.
Where there is calamine above; lead, tin and copper will be found below.
Where there is haematite above; iron will be found below.
Thus it can be seen that mountains are full of riches.

- Guang Zhong

Where tEmP theorists are busy making fools of themselves, there are riches enough for a thousand careers below.

#054

The true worth of an experimenter consists in pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek.
- Claude Bernard

tEmP theorists record anomalies, then declare them to be new discoveries. Tossed into the Standard Model garbage dump, they rot and ferment, fertilizing future barf-based physics.

#055

A devout Christian must avoid astrologers and all impious soothsayers, especially when they tell the truth.
- St. Aurelius Augustinus Augustine

"A devout tEmP theorist must avoid alternate physics theories, especially when they actually work."

#056

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live;
science, everything that sharpens the desire to know.

- Remy de Gourmont (1858-1915), poet, novelist

This is amazingly naive; based on a fantasy; but allowable from a poet.


Back to the quote...
By this definition, there are no scientists in the field of physics today.

#057

A 'critic' is a man who creates nothing and thereby feels qualified to judge the work of creative men. There is logic in this; he is unbiased -- he hates all creative people equally.
- Robert Heinlein

A great critic can be someone in the same field.

Good critics merely have a different perspective.

Good critics look for good design, good implementation and good reasons for doing things. It is never enough that the creative man is well liked, attractive to look at or from the 'right' faction.


Meanwhile tEmP theorists have zero perspective.

Tyrants want to rule, at all costs and for all time.

Truth and progress are meaningless terms to them.

#058

The origin of all science is in the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or (which is the same thing) in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
- William Hazlitt

False, adj. See Dark Matter, Dark Energy, the Big Bang, inflation, Supersymmetry, String Theory and the Higgs.

tEmP theories = deliberately false theories.

#059

The mechanic, not troubling himself with the investigation of truth, confines his attention to those things which bear upon his particular work, and will not either raise his mind or stretch out his hand for anything else.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

A perfect description of the best of tEmP theorists.

The average of tEmP theorists are as noteworthy as dryer lint.

The worst of tEmP theorists make it big. Strike gold. Hit the motherlode. Lie all the way to the bank.

#060

Doubt grows with knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Doubt in tEmP theories, yes.

Doubt, in general, no.

By the way, Goethe is a crushing disappointment.

#061

Never burn your bridges, especially if you pursue science as a career.
- Unknown

In other words, be prepared to compromise completely, in order to preserve the conspiracy of bafflegab that is tEmP theories.

Spring-And-Loop Theory believes in the opposite maxim.

ALWAYS burn idiotic 'bridges'.

#062

The first rule of discovery is to have brains and good luck. The second rule of discovery is to sit tight and wait till you get a bright idea.
- George Polya

The third rule of discovery is to clean house, discarding anything that is obviously useless.

Like the Standard Model.

The vacuum created by doing this will naturally draw in better ideas.

#063

The fate of all explanation is to close one door
only to have another fly wide open.

- Charles Fort, 1932

Which is why it is so ridiculous when tEmP theorists talk about the Standard Model as this "always working perfectly" thing.

It doesn't work, and never will.

There are hundreds of problems with the "standard model", many of them fundamental and the kludge-like "explanations" force other doors to swing wide open.

The sooner Spring-And-Loop Theory is embraced, the sooner the global disgrace known as tEmP theories ends.

#064

Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible -- from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.
- Dwight David Eisenhower

And how do you "guard genius"?
You chisel tEmP theories into stone!

After five few generations of zombies copying tEmP theories, physicists are now pretty much on auto-pilot.

Walking dead that peddle blatantly stupid "theories".

#065

Invention is a heroic thing, and placed above the reach of a low and vulgar genius. It requires an active, bold, nimble, restless mind: a thousand difficulties must be contended with by which a mean heart would be broken: many attempts must be made to no purpose: much treasure must sometimes be scattered without any return: much violence, and vigor of thoughts must attend it: some irregularities, and excesses must be granted it, that would hardly be pardoned by the severe rules of prudence.
- Thomas Sprat, "The History Of The Royal Society", 1667

tEmP theories are built on the work of low and vulgar geniuses.

Fed by low and vulgar bankers, and low and vulgar media.

Out, out, dark spot.

#066

Knowledge is the death of research.
- Walther Hermann Nernst

Hence the replacement of knowledge with junk science, i.e. tEmP theories.

You need results, to get more research bucks, but fundamentally your theory must be absolute bollocks, so that -- like RoundUp-ready seeds -- nothing ever comes from your ideas.

tEmP theories appear to sustain, but cause diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Support the cure -- Spring-And-Loop Theory.

#067

tEmP theorists deriding the ether is rather brilliant.

It gives simpletons something to do that makes them feel smug and superior -- so they won't think twice about the deficiencies in tEmP theories -- while guaranteeing that tEmP theories will never amount to a hill of beans.

Due to the lack of ether.

Genius.
- Spring-And-Loop Theory

#068

A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance.
- Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

A tEmP theorist is an unfortunate automaton who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile logic with fantasy.]
#069

A physicist can be smart.
tEmP theorists are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.

- Spring-And-Loop Theory, channelling "Men In Black"

#070

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rarely do we dump on learning.

But much if not almost all "higher learning" is dumpworthy.

#071

A scientifically unimportant discovery is one which, however true and interesting for other reasons, has no consequences for a system of theory with which scientists in that field are concerned.
- Talcott Parsons

In other words, every discovery made today.

They either change nothing, find/confirm the same problem(s) as earlier results or are censored with the "unimportant" label.

Bias, thy name is tEmP theorists.

#072

Natura vacuum abhorret
[Nature abhors a vacuum]

- Francois Rabelais (1490-1553)

The ether is everywhere.

Except in the souls of tEmP theorists.

The ether abhors a vacuum.

#073

A scientist is a man who changes his beliefs according to reality;
a theist is a man who changes reality to match his beliefs.

- Volker Braun

A tEmP theorist is a con who changes his beliefs according to what others are saying and doing.

Provided the others are following the majority of others.

Who are following. The majority. Of others.

Who are following. Not leading.]

Anons are following Q and Trump.

Ultimate leaders.

#074

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
- Linus Torvalds (1969-)

tEmP theorists are money-grubbers.

Who carefully hide their code.

To protect their revenue streams.


Show me a working model, real test data and all formulas and calculations.

Or I'm moving to Spring-And-Loop Theory.

A new theory, and model, built on the simplest and most sound assumptions.

That has never been legitimately critiqued.

#075

A scientist is happy, not in resting on his attainments but in the steady acquisition of fresh knowledge.
- Max Planck, "The Philosophy Of Physics"

There are no happy tEmP theorists today.

#076

A scientist isn't necessarily penalized for being a complex, versatile, eccentric individual with lots of extra-scientific interests. But it certainly doesn't help him a bit.
- Stephen Toulmin

Complex? Resistant to pigeonholing.

Versatile? Able to move toward the new-and-better.

Eccentric? Able to think different.


Thinkers are a threat.

Always will be.

Have you hugged a thinker today?

#077

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero. A bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
- G.K. Chesterton, "Heretics"

A good theory tells us the truth about the universe.

A bad theory tells us the truth about its author's motivation.

Bad theories pay better.

#078

It has become accepted doctrine that we must attempt to study the whole man. Actually we cannot study even a whole tree or a whole guinea pig. But it is a whole tree and a whole guinea pig that have survived and evolved, and we must make the attempt.
- Gardner Murphy, "Personality", 1947

Conversely, imagine how useless physics is, given that it is not unified; invents non-existant particles and idiotic notions; and attempts to build on divide-by-zeroes.

All while avoiding the most obvious concept of all.

The ether.


We can't directly study the whole.

We have to build from scratch with the most basic and sound building blocks.

In time we grasp the whole.

If we are humble.

#079

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

tEmP theorists are allergic to morning exercise.

And skip breakfast.

tEmP theorists are older than RBGinsburg.

#080

A society made up of individuals who were capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. The pressure of ideas would simply drive it frantic.
- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

tEmP theorists will never have to worry about this problem.


A society of thinkers -- "individuals capable of original thought" -- would get along just fine.

It's called enlightenment.

And it relaxes, not "drives it frantic".


There is nothing the 1% fear and hate more than enlightenment.

Enlightenment leads to less consumption, less need for doctors & medicaments and fewer mistakes. An enlightened person builds their concepts piece by piece, becoming harder and harder to fool.

Quelle nightmare!

#081

All scientific theories are provisional and may be changed, but, on the whole, they are accepted from Washington to Moscow because of their practical success. Where religion has opposed the findings of science, it has almost always had to retreat.
- Nevill F. Mott

tEmP theories don't allow the "may be changed" thought.

Like other parts of this controlled world, tEmp theorists eschew the need to update things; to rethink or reconsider.

When you control the presses and the purse strings, your message is the message.


The first step (away from certainty) is a doosy.

But once you take it, truth will flood over you.

Just ask any volunteer in the Q army.

#082

Scientists have been struck by the fact that things that break down virtually never get lost, while things that get lost hardly ever break down.
- Russell Wayne Baker

tEmP theories break down everywhere, and are never tossed.
New theories solve problems but are ever glossed (over).
#083

Are we using science in ways that it wasn't intended to, in which case we should be a little careful, or are we using faith in ways that faith wasn't really designed for? There are certain questions that are better answered by one approach than the other, and if you start mixing that up, then you end up in conflict.
- Francis S. Collins

tEmP theories are in conflict today.

tEmP theories thrive on conflict.

The unjustified levels of confidence in things like particle smashing make this age particularly foolish, and expensive.

In time physics will make sense but it will get even more insane first.

#084

Science can never be a closed book. It is like a tree, ever growing, ever reaching new heights. Occasionally the lower branches, no longer giving nourishment to the tree, slough off. We should not be ashamed to change our methods; rather we should be ashamed never to do so.
- Charles V. Chapin, 1934

tEmP theorists are incapable of sloughing off dead branches.

Or feeling shame.

Their minds are sprung steel traps.

#085

As an empiricist I continue to think of the conceptual scheme of science as a tool, ultimately, for predicting future experience in the light of past experience.
- Willard Van Orman Quine, "From A Logical Point Of View"

Well, it certainly should be.

Today tEmP theories are the opposite, of course.

Spring-And-Loop Theory plays by the original rules of the science game.

And wins all the marbles.

#086

As for the excellent little wretches who grow up in what they are taught, with never a scruple nor a query, they signify nothing in the intellectual life of the race.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

tEmP theorists will leave as big a mark on history as HRC.

#087

As long as the greatest unity in physics is that between a tenured professor and her mansion, we will continue to live in tEmP times.

#088

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.
Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thankfully it can go.

- Brooks Atkinson (11/28/1894-1984)

Drop tEmP theories into the silent limbo of the past.
Let them go, for they are imperfect, and thankfully can go.
#089

Nothing tends so much to the corruption of science as to suffer it to stagnate; these waters must be troubled before they can exert their virtues.
- Edmund Burke

tEmP theories have been stagnant for decades.

Like a slip fault that hasn't slipped for a while, we are more than due.

For a slip, the "devastation" it brings, and the new stability that will follow.

#090

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

tEmP theorists never doubt the dogma they regurgitate and feed to others.

#091

Those who have dissected or inspected many bodies have at least learned to doubt; while others who are ignorant of anatomy and do not take the trouble to attend it are in no doubt at all.
- Giovanni Battista Morgagni

tEmP theorists have no doubts.

And no clothes.

#092

There must never be the least hesitation in giving up a position the moment it is shown to be untenable. The greatness of a scientific investigator does not rest on the fact of his having never made a mistake, but rather on his readiness to admit that he has done so, whenever the contrary evidence is cogent enough.
- William Bayliss, "Principles Of General Physiology"

By this metric, there have been no great physicists in the past 100 years.

Spring-And-Loop Theory had to begin its journey with the discarding, demoting or ignoring of what had gone before.

The results have far exceeded its conceiver's wildest dreams.

#093

The 'stream' we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrier and continue on their course.
- Mehmet Murat ildan

Unlike other forms of effluent, tEmP theories flow uphill as well as down.

They are especially good at defying the laws of life.

#094

Error,
when she retraces her footsteps,
has farther to go,
before we can arrive at the truth,
than ignorance.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Lets celebrate the centennial of errors
that is tEmP theories!

#095

Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.
- Bertrand Russell

#096

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby

Every improvement in Spring-And-Loop Theory
makes tEmP theories more terrible.
#097

Every great study is not only an end in itself, but also a means of creating and sustaining a lofty habit of mind.
- Bertrand Russell

Consider for a moment how far from this tEmP theories are today.

Every bogu$ tEmP theory i$ not only an end in it$elf, but al$o
a mean$ of creating and $u$taining a looney $tate of mind.
#098

The doctors most learned in theory are seldom the most skilled practitioners.
- Edme Pierre Beauchene

If tEmP theorists were skilled practitioners, their theories would improve.

Experimentally tEmP practitioners must suck.

Badly.

#099

Every student who enters upon a scientific pursuit, especially if at a somewhat advanced period of life, will find not only that he has much to learn, but much also to unlearn.
- John Herschel

Unless the science is physics, where they will need a lobotomy.

#100

Evil communication corrupts good manners.
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.

- Benjamin Banneker

There is nothing more evil that tEmP theories
deliberately lying, deceiving and hiding the truth.

I hope to live to hear that a good theory of physics
has replaced a century of bad physics.

#101

Exaggerated concern about what others are doing can be foolish.
It can paralyze effort, and stifle a good idea.

- Theodore von Karman (1881-1963

Today we are saturated with tEmP theories and tEmP theorists.

Everything is so smothered, there aren't even hints of alternative ideas.

New theories are mekely added to the Existing mainstream Physics theories.

Each scoop of dung plopping on top of a much bigger smellier pile.

#102

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out -- a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
- Felix Adler

If you want to do something useful with your life, you'll have to offend people.

Ultimate rewards flow from ultimate risk taking.

tEmP theorists would rather grow fat off their selfish failures.

Earning their heart disease and flatulence.

#103

Failure is so much more interesting because you learn from it. That's what we should be teaching children at school, that there's nothing in being successful the first time. There's no interest, you learn nothing actually.
- James Dyson

Thank you, tEmP theories, for failing first!

Frequently!!

Fantastically!!!

#104

Get first your facts right and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain

The method behind tEmP theory magic tricks revealed.

Anti-climatic, isn't it.

#105

The chief end of science is to make things clear,
the educative aim is to foster the inquisitive spirit.

- John Arthur Thomson

The aim, and the end, are non-existent in physics today.

#106

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation -- but the history of science shows how, fortunately, this power does not endure long.
- Charles Darwin

Good to know that tEmP theories will not long endure.

But it has already been 100 years of darkness...

tEmP theories, your 52,596,000 minutes of shame are up.

#107

Happiness hates the timid. So does science.
- Eugene O'Neill

tEmP theorists are church mice.

Well paid church mice.

Squeak.

#108

Hardly a pure science, history is closer to animal husbandry than it is to mathematics, in that it involves selective breeding. The principal difference between the husbandryman and the historian is that the former breeds sheep or cows, and the latter breeds (assumed) facts. Both are usually up to their ankles in excrement.
- Tom Robbins, "Another Roadside Attraction", 1990

tEmP theorists are cocaine dealers -- selling powerful feelings while rotting brain cells.

#109

He that knows least presumes most.
- Kannada saying

After five generations of physics nonsense, we all presume they must be right.

#110

He that reads books of science, though without any fixed desire of improvement, will grow more knowing.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

If, and only if, the principles taught are basic, simple and correct.

Good luck finding that in tEmP theories.

#111

He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to how the world is and what might be important.
- Richard Hamming

tEmP theorists have welded their mental doors shut.

Archaeologists will be able to carve crack pipes from their pineal glands.

I prefer the benefits of CBDs.

#112

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

tEmP theorists swim in the kiddie pool of life.

#113

From the time it learns to talk every child makes a dreadful nuisance of itself by asking "Why?" To stop this nuisance society has invented a marvellous system called education that, for the majority of people, brings to an end their desire to ask that question. The few failures of this system are known
as scientists philosophers.

- Hermann Bondi

tEmP theorists don't ask why.

They prefer to spout.

Like fountains.

#114

How many wells of science there are in whose depths
there is nothing but clear water!

- Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

This is the kind of hyper bowl

up with which

Spring-And-Loop Theory will not put.

#115

Hypotheses are the scaffolds which are erected in front of a building and removed when the building is completed. They are indispensable to the worker; but the worker must not mistake the scaffolding for the building.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

tEmP theories are built on bogus hypotheses; never replaced or removed.

Despite frequent -- even continuous -- collapses.

Because collapses are lucrative to the rebuilders.


Back to the quote...
A building is not built on scaffolds.

It is built on a foundation.

That foundation has to be designed correctly.

And built correctly.


The foundation is the theory made real.

Good foundations have taken thousands of years of trial, error and thought to perfect.

Out of curiosity, are you aware of any buildings that are deliberately built to collapse?


tEmP theories are sand castles. Rebuilt during every low tide.

Currently -- January, 2019 -- the LHC sand castle is under construction.

In a mere two years, a new sand castle will be ready to suck in a dollar an Earthling a year.

#116

Hypothesis is the most important mental technique of the investigator, and its main function is to suggest new experiments or new observations. Indeed, most experiments and many observations are carried out with the deliberate object of testing a hypothesis. Another function is to help one see the significance of an object or event that otherwise would mean nothing. For instance, a mind prepared by the hypothesis of evolution might make many more significant observations on a field excursion than one not so prepared. Hypotheses should be used as tools to uncover new facts rather than as ends in themselves.
- W.I.B. Beveridge

tEmP theorists advance hypotheses as they jump to conclusions.

Testing is to earn money, not to validate or invalidate anything.

Problems are much too valuable to ever be fixed.


The main requirement before a new thing is added to tEmP theories?

It must be useless. Broken. Infertile.

Hollywood movies are more demanding.

#117

We are like dwarfs (the moderns) sitting on the shoulders of giants (the ancients). Our glance can thus take in more things and reach farther than theirs. It is not because our sight is sharper nor our height greater than theirs; it is that we are carried and elevated by the high stature of the giants.
- Bernard of Chartres

In short, we should have fewer excuses.

So why are tEmP theorists so crippled?

#118

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The confines of any theory are determined by real world observations, the assumptions they make and the need to be self-consistent.

tEmP theories are deliberately based on bad assumptions.

Thus there is no life force within tEmP theories.


The opposite is true of Spring-And-Loop Theory.

Assumptions are its invaluable building blocks.

The mandate -- always be problem-free -- is an ultimate constraint. Demanding, but achievable.


An engineer is an artist with constraints.
- Floyd Maxwell, in 2001
#119

I am a physician. I keep a drug shop of lies. I give relief; consolation.
Can one console and relieve without lying?

- Anatole France (1844-1924)

I am a tEmP theorist. I cover a blackboard with lies.
I give hope; faith. Can one give hope and faith without lying?
#120

I am unwilling to accord to some small-minded and jealous individuals the satisfaction of having thwarted my efforts. These men are to me nothing more than microbes of a nasty disease.
- Nikola Tesla

#121

I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much indetermined and unpredictable, to a pretence of exact knowledge that is likely to be false.
- Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

#122

I do not scorn Science, merely because it is always twisting and turning,
and sometimes shedding its skin, like the asp that is the doctors' symbol.

- Robertson Davies

tEmP theories -- a year's musings, centupled.

#123

I know not what fatal calamity has invaded the sciences, for when an error is born with them and with the lapse of time becomes as it were fixed, those who profess the science will not suffer its withdrawal.
- Jean Rey, 1630

Three hundred years have gone by.

Nothing has changed.

tEmP theorists are pathetic -- a word just slightly older than Jean Rey's thought above.

#124

FANTASTIC!!!

I once spoke to a human geneticist who declared that the notion of intelligence was quite meaningless, so I tried calling him unintelligent. He was annoyed, and it did not appease him when I went on to ask how he came to attach such a clear meaning to the notion of lack of intelligence. We never spoke again.
- Peter B. Medawar (1915-1987)

This is exactly how inconsistent so many so-called scientists are.


When I lived in university residence, I would often see a fellow resident walking around with his favorite shirt -- it said "Have a [crappy] day".

Whenever I saw him I would enthusiastically read his shirt to him.

He never once thanked me for my reciprocal gesture.


Less successful was my response to my girlfriend when she gave me a gift of a homemade first aid kit.

I said "I hope I never use it!"

Forty years on and I'm not quite over that it.

Pro tip: Girlfriends are not scientists.

#125

I shall not discuss scientific method, but rather the methods of scientists. We proceed by common sense and ingenuity. There are no rules, only the principles of integrity and objectivity, with a complete rejection of all authority except that of fact.
- Joel H. Hildebrand

We should "proceed by common sense" but most don't.

In some cases there is a lack of common sense, and that is understandable.

Regardless, when it comes down to a choice between getting paid, and doing the right thing, the choice is almost always a disappointment for all but the money receiver.

#126

I took biology in high school and didn't like it at all. It was focused on memorization. It had principles and logic but wasn't organized, and I wanted to stick with the pristine sciences of chemistry and physics, where everything made sense.
- Francis Sellers Collins (04/14/1950-)

I had the same thought about tEmP theories.

"Shut up and calculate" wasn't good enough.

I was determined to figure out how things worked at the lowest level, and everything that got in the way of that was rejected.

Spring-And-Loop Theory brings sense to physics.

#127

Ideas sometimes fall from the tree before they are ripe.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

tEmP theories fall from the sky like hailstones.

#128

I'd like the Cosmos series to be so visually stimulating that somebody who isn't even interested in the concepts will just watch for the effects. And I'd like people who are prepared to do some thinking to be really stimulated.
- Carl Sagan

Getting people to "watch the effects" is all tEmP theories are good for these days.

Fireworks displays achieve a similar result.

tEmP theorists are circus performers with the most popular tEmP theorists serving as ringmasters and the 99% of tEmP theorists treated like animals; cowering as the whip cracks.

#129

If a man has a science to learn he must regularly and resolutely advance.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), another writer-poet takes on science

Naively, SamJohn thinks this is how easy it is to progress.

Instead it highlights another reason physics is in disarray.

Individual or collective advance is specifically opposed by the 1%.

#130

If it wasn't for off-track, there wouldn't be tEmP tracks at all.
- Spring-And-Loop Theory, during a Cream flashback

#131

If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
- Peter B. Medawar (1915-1987), "The Art Of The Soluble", 1969

Well yes, they both should be.

But there is the matter of, ah, money.

Big money.

Tons and tons of money.

More than all fields money.

Shiney, golden money.


Politics is the rape of a country for money.

Research is the personal mega-project for money.


Follow the money.

Show tEmP theorists the money.

Send money.

Money or nothing.

Gravy train.

Something!

#132

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.
- George Westinghouse

A low bar to clear, yet look at the hordes of tEmP theorists that have failed to do even that.

#133

If the matter is one that can be settled by observation, make the observation yourself. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
- Bertrand Russell

With tEmP theories, any theory-destroying observations are simply ignored.

Or end up as night soil to feed dark toxins.

It is not just people that are overweight and unhealthy.

#134

The glory of medicine is that it is constantly moving forward, that there is always more to learn. The ills of today do not cloud the horizon of tomorrow, but act as a spur to greater effort.
- William James Mayo

The glory of tEmP theories are that they are constantly moving forward, that there is always more to learn. The ills of today do not cloud the horizon of tomorrow, but act as a spur to greater effort.
Oh...and send money!

#135

If you don't work on important problems,
it's not likely that you'll do important work.

- Richard Hamming

Who defines what problems are important?

For example, most think that microwave radiation is harmless.

What if you choose to study this, and find out that it is, in fact, harmful?

Did your work start out unimportant and then become important at the end?


Similarly, no one is working on the question "Is the electron in fact non-matter?"

Spring-And-Loop Theory now thinks that it is.

So does that now make the question important or does it stay forever in the "unimportant" category?

#136

Ignorance is content to stand with her back to the truth but error is more presumptuous, and proceeds in the same direction.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Spies and other agents of deception do the same thing.

tEmP theories are infested with agents of deception.

Richard Feynman was their role model.

#137

Imagination comes first in both artistic and scientific creations, but in science there is only one answer and that has to be correct.
- James Watson

Well, there should be only one answer, but an answer that is almost the right one, can hold sway for a very long time indeed.

#138

Imagination is a form of seeing.
- Philip Pullman

tEmP theorists have entirely too much imagination.

Perhaps from too many concussions, they can't stop seeing stars.

#139

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
- George Bernard Shaw

This is not how it goes in science.

It certainly applies to tEmP theories.

Guess tEmP theories are not science.

#140

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
- Earl Horace Walpole

The problem when truth goes last is that we remain ignorant of the fact.

tEmP theories are full of errors and their errors continue to precede the truth.

How should this situation be corrected?

#141

In physical science whatever knowledge is once gained forms a lasting fund for afterages to inherit and trade with.
- Julius Hare

In tEmP theories whatever fantasy once imagined forms a lasting fund for afterages to preach and profit from.

#142

In physiology, as in all other sciences, no discovery is useless, no curiosity misplaced or too ambitious, and we may be certain that every advance achieved in the quest of pure knowledge will sooner or later play its part in the service of man.
- Ernest Henry Starling

Except that we're drowning in a thousands tons of pulp fiction
for every gram of truth condensed.

#143

In science its main worth is temporary, as a stepping-stone to something beyond. Even the Principia, as Newton, with characteristic modesty, entitled his great work, is truly but the beginning of a natural philosophy, and no more an ultimate work, than Watt's steam-engine, or Arkwright's spinning-machine.
- Julius Hare

tEmP theorists hold on to relativity, quantum mechanics and even string theory like grim death.

#144

In science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it. In art nothing worth doing can be done without genius; in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.
- Bertrand Russell

"Respected" tEmP theorists can set physics back for decades, if not centuries.

Just ask "No Gravity In The Nucleus" Richard Feynman.

Or "Mr. Inflaton" Alan Guth.

#145

In science, address the few; in literature, the many.
- Earl Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

The many are easily brainwashed, so fiction will do for most.

Thinkers take more work, so first brainwash the ivory tower few.

They'll earn their pensions with a career of brainwashing.

#146

In science, attempts at formulating hierarchies are always doomed to eventual failure. A Newton will always be followed by an Einstein, a Stahl by a Lavoisier; and who can say who will come after us? What the human mind has fabricated must be subject to all the changes -- which are not progress -- that the human mind must undergo. The 'last words' of the sciences are often replaced, more often forgotten. It is, however, possible that the ever-growing intellectual and moral pollution of our scientific atmosphere will bring this process to a standstill. The immense library of ancient Alexandria was both symptom and cause of the ossification of the Greek intellect. Even now I know of some who feel that we know too much about the wrong things.
- Erwin Chargaff (1905-2002)

When you see something this verbose, look for the 2 quality.

Chargaff is a 2-3-5. Found it! But wait, there's more.

"Erwin Chargaff" is a 7-4-2.


Back to the quote...

In science, attempts at formulating hierarchies
are always doomed to eventual failure.
So...attempts to climb Mount Everest are always doomed to eventual failure?

This is a person who doesn't understand the concept of incremental progress.

A person who prefers absolutes, to more reasonable thoughts.

In short, a frustrated writer.

A Newton will always be followed by an Einstein,
a Stahl by a Lavoisier
Tell me who replace Pythagoras' theorem? Besides nobody.
What the human mind has fabricated must be subject to all the changes -- which are not progress -- that the human mind must undergo.
IF something is fabricated without basis -- like tEmP theories -- then, yes, it will be subject to changes.

Those changes, however, can be progressive.

The 'last words' of the sciences are often replaced,
more often forgotten.
I'd love to hear of some physics words of nonsense that have been replaced, or forgotten.

It never happens.

There is no money in discarding broken things.

Like cigarettes, alcohol, high fructose corn syrup and GMOs.

The immense library of ancient Alexandria was both symptom and cause of the ossification of the Greek intellect.
Yes, this guy just said that the library of Alexandria was a bad thing.

I am also ashamed to admit that this man was a chemist.

One of the very few duds in that field.

#147

In science, reason is the guide; in poetry, taste. The object of the one is truth, which is uniform and indivisible; the object of the other is beauty, which is multiform and varied.
- Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Physics has reached the age of senility.

#148

In truth, ideas and principles are independent of men; the application of them and their illustration is man's duty and merit. The time will come when the author of a view shall be set aside, and the view only taken cognizance of. This will be the millennium of Science.
- Edward Forbes (1815-1854)

Since money pays the bills, and times have never been tougher, competition for media attention has never been greater.

Like pencil-thin trees in a dense forest, tEmP theorists are dependent on other tEmP theorists.

The science millennium will continue to be somewhere in the future when trees are trees, not vertical 2x4s.

#149

In vertebrate paleontology, increasing knowledge leads to triumphant loss of clarity.
- Alfred Sherwood Romer

In tEmP theories, increasing 'knowledge'
leads to triumphant loss of humbleness.
The fail word here is of course "knowledge".

What is needed in science are models based on sound assumptions.

We never see this because tEmP theorists are allergic to sound assumptions.

#150

Intellectual work is an act of creation.
- Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Intellectual work should be an act of creation.

Sometimes it is just an act of fabrication.

With tEmP theories it is always an act of fabrication.

#151

Invention must be the keynote of any business -- a steady progression from one thing to another. As each in turn approaches a saturated market, something new must be produced.
- Reginald Fessenden

Invention is very evident in tEmP theories.

When was the last time you heard of a progressive thing happening in physics?

Dark matter and dark energy are fancy words for failure.


The lie in this quote is right at the beginning.

"Invention" is the first part of the lie.

"must" is the second.

Here is the truth. The plain, boring, nobody will admit it truth.

Incremental progress would be nice.
#152

It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors, as his knowledge.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The two are the same in tEmP theories.

In fact, that is the only unification tEmP theories have achieved.

Errors are knowledge. Knowledge is error. And Newspeak is legitimized as Political Correctness.

We live in demented times.

#153

It is curious how often erroneous theories have had a beneficial effect for particular branches of science.
- Ernst Mayr, 1982

With "beneficial" defined as profitable.

#154

It is difficult to describe paths of thought where there are already many paths laid down, and not fall into one of the grooves.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

If you keep trying to fly from LA to New York by heading west, you need to examine your initial assumption.

The only way to progress beyond tEmP theories is to go back to their original WRONG assumptions.

Interested in doing that?

Ok, here's an insider tip that will put you miles ahead of the pack...ready?

There is an ether.

Go, now! And deityspeed to you!

#155

As a result of the phenomenally rapid change and growth of physics, the men and women who did their great work one or two generations ago may be our distant predecessors in terms of the state of the field, but they are our close neighbors in terms of time and tastes.
- Gerald Holton (1922-)

There has been, in fact, ZERO progress in physics in 100+ years.

"Time and tastes" have changed dramatically, for the worse.

And the theories of "our distant predecessors" are way ahead of tEmP theories.

#156

A page from a journal of modern experimental physics will be as mysterious to the uninitiated as a Tibetan mandala. Both are records of enquiries into the nature of the universe.
- Fritjof Capra

Both are equally useless at describing anything.

#157

It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others. And less trouble.
- Mark Twain

Like hookers with venerial disease, tEmP theorists are spreaders.

The first works physically.

The second transmits mentally.

#158

It is not enough to say that we cannot know or judge because all the information is not in. The process of gathering knowledge does not lead to knowing. A child's world spreads only a little beyond their understanding while that of a great scientist thrusts outward immeasurably. An answer is invariably the parent of a great family of new questions. So we draw worlds and fit them like tracings against the world about us, and crumple them when we find they do not fit and draw new ones.
- John Steinbeck

tEmP theorists lack the ability to crumple.

#159

It is not so bad being ignorant if you are totally ignorant; the hard thing is knowing in some detail the reality of ignorance.
- Lewis Thomas

tEmP theorists must know how hopelessly stupid tEmP theories are.

Imagine the torture when they turn out the lights at the end of the day and try to fall asleep.

Spring-And-Loop Theory's author sleeps blissfully.

#160

It is not the nature of things for any one man to make a sudden, violent discovery. Science goes step by step and every man depends on the work of his predecessors. When you hear of a sudden unexpected discovery -- a bolt from the blue -- you can always be sure that it has grown up by the influence of one man or another, and it is the mutual influence which makes the enormous possibility of scientific advance. Scientists are not dependent on the ideas of a single man, but on the combined wisdom of thousands of men, all thinking of the same problem and each doing his little bit to add to the great structure of knowledge which is gradually being erected.
- Ernest Rutherford

This from the man who barred his staff from theorizing.

What he is describing here is how to build a Tower of Bable.

Spring-And-Loop Theory -- like all truly revolutionary and great things -- was built by a single person sifting through 100 years of physics trash to find the few items needed to build a GOOD theory with.

#161

It is not what we know that is important, but what we don't know.
- Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

tEmP theorists don't teach the problems with tEmP theories.

#162

It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous.
- Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

#163

It is scientists, not sceptics, who are most willing to consider explanations that conflict with their own. By contrast, sceptics are not trying to build a theory of anything. They have set the bar much lower, and are happy muddying the waters.
- Nature Journal

A greater pile of dung one will rarely smell. Note the source, by the way...

Skeptics see the emperor not wearing clothes...and have done so for decades.

tEmP theorists aren't interested in anything that conflicts with their own work.

Wake up and smell the stench of horribly bad theories, tEmPies.

#164

It is sometimes easier to circumvent prevailing difficulties in science rather than to attack them.
- Jacobus Henricus Van't Hoff's first lecture, in 1878

tEmP theorists have "circumvent" on speed dial.

If it walks like a turd, and talks like a turd...

...it stinks like tEmP theory turds do.

#165

It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things it is surest of.
- Jean Rostand, 1939

We must always be ready to reconsider what we have assumed to be true.

#166

It is terrifying to think how much research is needed to determine the truth of even the most unimportant fact.
- Marie-Henri "Stendhal" Beyle (1783-1842)

Well, facts are automatically true.

And who says they are unimportant?

What matters is the "why" or "how"; the truth (or lack) of a theory.

Since tEmP theories are fatally flawed, Stendhal is understandably terrified.

#167

It was not noisy prejudice that caused the work of Mendel to lie dead for thirty years, but the sheer inability of contemporary opinion to distinguish between a new idea and nonsense.
- Wilfred Trotter

The sheer lack of reason to stop the money train is more like it.

JCM's work took 50 years. Relativity was a 30-year-wait.

It will take 100 years before Spring-And-Loop Theory is fully embraced.

#168

"It works, why worry?" is life's deepest philosophy.
- Kevin Kelly (1952-), "founding executive editor of Wired"

It is bad enough that "philosophy" is never presented as an alternative
to religion and atheism.

Here some bozo wants to use the most important word there is
to describe a "Who cares?" attitude.

No wonder Conde Naste signed a 25 year, $2B lease at 1 World Trade Center. They're as New World Order as it gets.

#169

Knowing the plumbing of the universe -- intricate and awe-inspiring though that plumbing might be -- is a far cry from discovering its purpose.
- Gerald Lawrence Schroeder, a "spiritual physicist"

tEmP theorists arrogantly think they "know the plumbing".

In most areas -- neutrinos, electrons, the "four" forces, the vacuum catastrophe, the horizon problem, the hierarchy problem, gravity-in-the-nucleus, etc. -- they are miles off.

As to "spiritual physicists", I think they've earned a redub.

How about dogmatic dogmatists?

#170

Knowledge -- it excites prejudices to call it science -- is advancing as irresistibly, as majestically, as remorselessly as the ocean moves in upon the shore.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Knowledge is as irresistible, majectic and remorseless as the waves of illegal immigrants ruining every developed country.

Spring-And-Loop Theory is a wall of durable building blocks built on the solid foundation of basic logic.

Last I checked most tEmP theorists are Democrats.

#171

Laws of Serendipity: (1) In order to discover anything, you must be looking for something. (2) If you wish to make an improved product, you must already be engaged in making an inferior one.
- Harvey Neville, Lehigh President

Few if any tEmP theorists are looking for something.

No wonder there is no progress in physics.

Large wonder that Harvey Neville is allowed anywhere near a university.

#172

What I cannot create, I do not understand.
- Richard Feynman

Fiction is the favorite weapon of tEmP theorists.

#173

Magic is antiphysics, so it can't really exist. But it shares one thing with science. I can explain the principle behind a good science experiment in 15 seconds; the same way with magic.
- Koji Nakanishi

There is nothing anti-physics about magic.

Magic is something we understand, disguised.

QxD appeals to something we sense -- that things are unified -- where what is disguised is that it is a house of cards. A massive lie.

The "unification" involves removing the nasty bits (that tEmP theories create), and then inserting the answers found from experimental measurements.

And thus the QxD magic trick is explained.

Stop the timer!

#174

FAIR ENOUGH

Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
- Thomas Paine

tEmP theorists create "principles" all the time.

Fastest way to a rich bank account.

Just ask J.K. Rowling.

#175

Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival. Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man's ethical behavior.
- Charlie Chaplin

DelusionsAreUs.com anchor tenant.

Artist trying to be scientists is like leftists trying to be reasonable.

#176

Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.
- Abraham Lincoln

Thus proving Lincoln was an idealist.

tEmP theorists don't improve their workmanship.

Thus proving they are dishonest seekers after money.

#177

Mathematics is the study of analogies between analogies. All science is tEmP theories are as well.
- Gian-Carlo Rota

Mathematics is the study of relations between relations.

Most science is as well.

tEmP theories are a special case -- a field that has been hijacked by a group that wants to make a thousand times more money.

By lying.

#178

Modern science passed through a long period of uncertainty and inconclusive experiment, but as the instrumental aids to research improved, and the results of observation accumulated, phantoms of the imagination were exorcised, idols of the cave were shattered, trustworthy materials were obtained for logical treatment, and hypotheses by long and careful trial were converted into theories.
- Thomas George Bonney

Which brings us to 1905.

A year now referred to as the beginning of the dark ages of physics.

#179

Most American citizens think that life without the telephone is scarcely worth living. The American public telephone system is therefore enormous. Moreover the system belongs to an organization, the Bell companies, which can both control it and make the equipment needed. There is no surer way of getting efficient functional design than having equipment designed by an organization that is going to have to use it. Humans who would have to live with their own mistakes tend to think twice and to make fewer mistakes.
- William H. George

tEmP theorists never have to eat their own dog food, think once and profit from their mistakes.

Spring-And-Loop Theory eat its own theoretical food.

That is just as impossible to profit from.

#180

Newton said "If I have seen further than others, it is because I've stood on the shoulders of giants." These days we stand on each other's feet!
- Richard Hamming

tEmP theorists are like the marching band at the end of "Animal House" -- crashing into each other as they emit awful sounds.

Something Mr. Hamming spent a good part of his career trying to avoid.

#181

No disorders have employed so many quacks as those that have no cure; and no sciences have exercised so many quills, as those that have no certainty.
- Charles Caleb Colton, 1820

tEmP theorists keep the quill industry in the black.

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.


 

#182

No evidence is powerful enough to force acceptance of a conclusion that is emotionally distasteful.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky

Imagine the emotional pull that relativity has on most.

Good things, and good people, can't be forced.

No wonder bad things prevail.

#183

No one who has experienced the intense involvement of computer modeling would deny that the temptation exists to use any data input that will enable one to continue playing what is perhaps the ultimate game of solitaire.
- James Lovelock

The temptation for tEmP theorists to cheat is high.

#184

No path leads from a knowledge of that which is, to that which should be.
- Albert Einstein

And 'that which is' very often looms as the biggest barrier to further progress.

#185

Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical, with nothing else taught except a little ancient geography and history. The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank. During my whole life I have been singularly incapable of mastering any language. Especial attention was paid to versemaking, and this I could never do well.
- Charles Darwin

Nothing could be worse for the development of a physicist than tEmP theories.

Bad theories are brain rotting.

Spring-And-Loop Theory is the threatment.

#186

Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations.
- Anne Roe, "The Making Of A Scientist", 1953

tEmP theorists have goals in direct opposition to this.

tEmP theorists are the unmakers of science.

#187

Nothing is less predictable than the development of an active scientific field.
- Charles Richter

tEmP theories are infinitely predictable.

Massive leaps forward are right under their noses.

If they could only clear away enough detritus to see clearly to the end of it.

#188

One has to do something new in order to see something new.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What are tEmP theorists doing today that is new?

#189

One should not understand this compulsion to construct concepts, species, forms, purposes, laws ('a world of identical cases') as if they enabled us to fix the real world; but as a compulsion to arrange a world for ourselves in which our existence is made possible: -- we thereby create a world which is calculable, simplified, comprehensible, etc., for us.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, "The Will To Power"

tEmP theorists are all about making a world that suits them.

And pays the bills.

#190

Personality and salesmanship do not produce except in the competitive sense.
- Reginald Fessenden

And in the sales sense.

Which brings plenty of grant money.

And in the corruption sense.

Which explains tEmP theories.

#191

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
- Thor Heyerdahl

The tEmP theorist's definition of progress that is...

#192

Propose theories which can be criticized. Think about possible decisive falsifying experiments -- crucial experiments. But do not give up your theories too easily. Not, at any rate, before you have critically examined your criticism.
- Karl Raimund Popper

tEmP theorists have pitbull bite strength.

#193

Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

tEmP theories have been dead on their feet for decades.

#194

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"Unintelligible propositions"...like the physics of the past 110 years.

#195

Science began to be powerful when it began to be cumulative, when observers began to preserve detailed records, to organize cooperating groups in order to pool and criticize their experiences.
- William Wickenden

Sadly, this no longer happens today.

Ego, greed and jealousy prevent it.

#196

Science is an ocean. It is as open to the cockboat as the frigate. One man carries across it a freightage of ingots, another may fish there for herrings.
- Earl Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

And a tEmP theorist will set up a toll booth.

Or pillage it.

#197

Science is forever rewriting itself.
- Unknown

tEmP theorists flatly refuse to rewrite their theories.

You may add new floors to the Tower of Bable, but no repairs of lower floors are permitted.

T immmmbbbbeeeerrrrrrr!!!!!

#198

Science is the ascertainment of facts and the refusal to regard facts as permanent.
- Unknown

"ascertain facts" -- to discover facts with certainty.

Facts like it is raining outside? That's science?

Science is the proposing of theories, based on sound assumptions, followed by the testing of such theories. And the immediate dumping of broken theories.

There is so little science today, the field is on life support.

#199

Science is the best way to understand the world. For any set of observations, there is only one correct explanation.
- Lewis Wolpert

One hundred years of tEmP theories being considered "correct".

While obviously being wildly wrong.

Puts the lie to this.


Back to the quote...
The idea of "only one correct explanation" is ludicrous.

The biggest problem with this falsehood is that it shuts down thought.

Once anyone gives any explanation that appears to be right, no one will think about that subject again.

Vaccinations are a great example. Fluoridation as well.

Both are lies put forward as truth, and everyone forever after considers them 100% correct.

#200

Science is the study of the admitted laws of existence, which cannot prove a universal negative about whether those laws could ever be suspended by something admittedly above them. It is as if we were to say that a lawyer was so deeply learned in the American Constitution that he knew there could never be a revolution in America.
- G.K. Chesterton

"The admitted laws of existence" -- even this is too arrogant.

G.K. is quite correct that we can never prove that a law is correct.

Human nature, however, craves certainty.

#201

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question 'How?' but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question 'Why?'
- Erwin Chargaff

Oh, great, Chargaff again.

tEmP theories are wonderfully equipped to speculate, guess and provide utter nonsense on the question 'How?' while scorning the question 'Why?' as unscientific.

And sipping lattes.

#202

Science teaches us to be neglectful of nothing -- not to despise the small beginnings, for they precede all great things, either pure or applied.
- Michael Faraday

Physics has gone a long way down since Faraday.

tEmP theorists teach us to be neglectful of nothing -- as anything can lead to new fantasy theories and labels.

And not to despise the small beginnings -- for they could lead to the truth and must be blocked at the earliest stage.

#203

Science that jumps to measurement too soon is as unsound as science that ignores measurement too long.
- John Rodgers

Measurement has very little to do with science.

Good theories take a lot of time, effort and intuitional moments.

Refining such theories also takes months and years.

Measurement is for technicians, not scientists. But it is the most lucrative part of "science", and so everyone does it.

#204

Since religion intrinsically rejects empirical methods, there should never be any attempt to reconcile scientific theories with religion.
- Hannes Alfven

Since tEmP theories intrinsically reject empirical methods, there will ever be attempts to reconcile tEmP theories with religion.

#205

Some authors seem to believe that hypotheses are the natural product of observations as is the case for a pear tree which produces pears; therefore only one exists which is 'the real and the good one'.
- Charles Eugene Wegmann

With tEmP theorists, that one hypotheses is often ridiculous, fantastical and even blatantly wrong.

But never changed, fixed or replaced.

Instead it is taught and repeatedly touted, while even worse hypotheses are prepared for market.

#206

Speaking about symmetry, look out our window, and you may see a cardinal attacking its reflection in the window. The cardinal is the only bird we have who often does this. If it has a nest nearby, the cardinal thinks there is another cardinal trying to invade its territory. It never realizes it is attacking its own reflection. Cardinals don't know much about mirror symmetry!
- Martin Gardner

Cardinals are more clear-headed than tEmP theorists.

They know to not waste their time on such mathematical games.

They are attacking symmetry.

tEmP theorists embrace it.

For the money.

#207

Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes.
If you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough.

- David Packard

tEmP theorists have the reach of giraffes.

And are absolutely fearless in their mistakes.

Which gives them the confidence to make even more of them.

#208

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
- Charles Babbage, 1830

#209

The advance of science is not comparable to the changes of a city, where old edifices are pitilessly torn down to give place to new, but to the continuous evolution of zoologic types which develop ceaselessly and end by becoming unrecognisable to the common sight, but where an expert eye finds always traces of the prior work of the centuries past. One must not think then that the old-fashioned theories have been sterile and vain.
- Henri Poincare, "The Value Of Science", 1905

20.5 on the Gunning Fog. Impressive, but not a record breaker.

The advance of tEmP theories is more like the increase in size of the local garbage dump. Stuff piles up. Endlessly. Little of it is new or has any value.

And it stinks.

#210

The analogies between science and art are very good as long as you are talking about the creation and the performance. The creation is certainly very analogous. The aesthetic pleasure of the craftsmanship of performance is also very strong in science.
- Freeman Dyson

Creation the same? Check.

Performance the same? No, of course not.

In art, it has to look good, or serve a political agenda.

In physics, it can look like dog vomit and smell worse. Just so long as Feynman or Weinberg or Whitten bless it is all that matters.

To tEmP theorists.

#211

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get [to the university campus].
- Robert Frost

#212

The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will never understand what he finds.
- Claude Bernard

tEmP theorists haven't a clue what they are looking for.

And would be severely concerned if they found 'it' (i.e. unification).

Still, when Friday rolls around they get paid.

So there is that.

#213

The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don't take anything personally.
3. Don't make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.

- Miguel Ruiz (1952-)

tEmP theorists fail #1 because they have sold out.

#2?  tEmP theorists take everything personally. If things were impersonal, then everyone would just be pursuing the truth (i.e. unification).

As to #3, tEmP theorists rely on bad assumptions.

How else to create bad theories?

That lead to book sales and lecture tours.

The truth, on the other hand, leads to "Next question?"

tEmP theorists are doing their very worst work, making #4 laughable.

But you know what? With a bit of renormalization, a couple variables and some fudge factors, I'll bet tEmP theorists could cook up a 4 out of 4 score.

#214

The framing of hypotheses is, for the enquirer after truth, not the end, but the beginning of his work. Each of his systems is invented, not that he may admire it and follow it into all its consistent consequences, but that he may make it the occasion of a course of active experiment and observation. And if the results of this process contradict his fundamental assumptions, however ingenious, however symmetrical, however elegant his system may be, he rejects it without hesitation. He allows no natural yearning for the offspring of his own mind to draw him aside from the higher duty of loyalty to his sovereign, Truth, to her he not only gives his affections and his wishes, but strenuous labor and scrupulous minuteness of attention.
- William Whewell, "Philosophy Of The Inductive Sciences", 1847

Just 20.9? I'm actually disappointed.

tEmP theories reject nothing except the truth.

tEmP theories, instead of solving things, are more than content to catalog trivia, speculate on the unknowable and look the other way when the chickens come home to roost.

#215

The great experimental principle, then, is doubt. That philosophic doubt which leaves to the mind its freedom and initiative, and from which the virtues most valuable to investigators in physiology and medicine are derived.
- Claude Bernard

There is infinite doubt about tEmP theories.

Like, will they continue to steal billions of dollars a year for bogus projects?

My Magic 8-Ball says yes.

#216

The history of mathematics, as of any science except physics, is to some extent the story of the continual replacement of one set of misconceptions by another. This is of course no cause for despair, for the new assumptions very often possess the merit of being closer approximations to truth than those that they replace.
- Frank C. DeSua

tEmP theory assumptions get worse and worse. Deliberately.

#217

The invention of the scientific method and science is, I'm sure we'll all agree, the most powerful intellectual idea, the most powerful framework for thinking and investigating and understanding and challenging the world around us that there is, and it rests on the premise that any idea is there to be attacked. If it withstands the attack then it lives to fight another day and if it doesn't withstand the attack then down it goes. Religion doesn't seem to work like that.
- Douglas Noel Adams

tEmP theories crash and burn constantly, in the most important areas.

Yet most respect them.

So the thrust of this point is wrong.

#218

The laws of nature, as we understand them, are the foundation of our knowledge in natural things. They have become, as it were, our belief or trust. From day to day we still examine and test our expressions of them. We have no interest in their retention if erroneous. On the contrary, the greatest discovery a man could make would be to prove that one of these accepted laws was erroneous, and his greatest honor would be the discovery.
- Michael Faraday, "Experimental Researches In Chemistry And Physics", 1859

Fantastic!

And exactly the opposite of what happens with tEmP theories these days.

The media gets excited when nonsense is found, and is quite unconcerned when said nonsense is quietly discarded a week later. "New, shiny" wins.

#219

The literature Nobel laureate of this year has said that an author can do anything as long as his readers believe him. A scientist cannot do anything that is not checked and rechecked by scientists before it is accepted.
- Sune K. Bergstrom

Nonsense.

tEmP theorists swoon whenever they hear the Standard gospel.

Lies are gratefully accepted. Just like paychecks.

#220

The logical feebleness of science is not sufficiently borne in mind. It keeps down the weeds of superstition not by logic but by slowly rendering the mental soil unfit for its cultivation.
- John Tyndall

tEmP theories: unfit even for weeds.

#221

The main purpose of a significance test is to inhibit the natural enthusiasm of the investigator.
- Frederick Mosteller

tEmP theorists, lacking any semblance of honor or decency, could care less if their theories are stripped of likelihood on a daily basis.

Their checks will arrive all the same.

The significance of tEmP theorists' insignificance is significant.

#222

The major religions on the Earth contradict each other left and right. You can't all be correct. And what if all of you are wrong? It's a possibility, you know. You must care about the truth, right? Well, the way to winnow through all the differing contentions is to be skeptical. I'm not any more skeptical about your religious beliefs than I am about every new scientific idea I hear about. But in my line of work, they're called hypotheses, not inspiration and not revelation.
- Carl Sagan, "Contact", 1997

Relativity is treated like a revelation, QM like gospel.

The major theories of physics on the Earth contradict each other left and right.

They can't any of them be correct. And don't need to be.

Paychecks don't care about hypotheses.

#223

The modern system of elevating every minor group, however trifling the characters by which it is distinguished, to the rank of genus, evinces a want of appreciation of the true value of classification. The genus is the group which is kept most prominently before the mind, and which has most importance attached to it. The rashness of some botanists is productive of still more detrimental effects to the science in the case of species; for though a beginner may pause before venturing to institute a genus, it rarely enters into his head to hesitate before proposing a new species.
- Joseph Dalton Hooker

tEmP theorists propose new species on a weekly basis -- dark matter, dark energy, inflation, inflatons and all those zillions of made-up particles.

They must be so proud!

As every bit of it is wrong, of course.


In reality, there are just two types of energy. That's it. The lower energy we call matter (or protons).

There are NO OTHER PARTICLES.

Looks like we've got enough research money left over to buy everyone on Earth a large pizza. Who likes anchovies?

#224

The NIH syndrome is a disease.
- Linus Torvalds (1969-)

Not Invented Here is chronic in academia.

#225

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling,
is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

- James Arthur Baldwin

tEmP theories are as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside.

But nothing a better theory can't handle.

#226

The scientific tradition is distinguished from the pre-scientific tradition by having two layers. Like the latter, it passes on its theories; but it also passes on a critical attitude towards them.
- Karl Raimund Popper

Well, it did at one time, Karl, but not today.

By the way, these sorts of quotes are invaluable to tEmP theorists.

Propping them up with misplaced trust.

#227

The task of empirical science constantly renews itself. We may go on forever, proceeding to explanations of a higher and higher universality.
- Karl Raimund Popper

tEmP theories haven't renewed themselves for 100 years.

Spring-And-Loop Theory, built on basic principles, is building ever higher.

tEmP theories are almost impossible to see, way down below. Dark specks.

#228

The three most effective incentives to human action may be classified as creed, greed and dread. In examining the scientist it is perhaps worth while to examine how far he is moved by these three incentives. I think that, rather peculiarly and rather exceptionally, he is very little moved by dread. He is in fact essentially a person who has been taught he must be fearless in his dealing with facts.
- Robert Alexander Watson-Watt

Good concept. Let's give a more realistic assessment.

tEmP theorists are strongly motivated by greed, have a creed closer to religion than science and dread the day when they stop getting paid.

Spring-And-Loop Theory is mainly concerned about its creed -- to be simple, basic, sound and foundational.

Greed has no place nor influence, and dread is not a factor because Spring-And-Loop Theory is not aware of a single flaw in its model.

#229

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent full of doubt.

- Bertrand Russell

#230

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked in the safe.
- Peter de Vries

tEmP theorists are great at increasing their job security.

What a cop out.

And what a lock out.

#231

The valuable attributes of research men tEmP theorists are conscious ignorance and active pretend curiosity.
- Willis R. Whitney

#232

The widespread planetary theories, advanced by Ptolemy and most other astronomers, although consistent with the data, seemed likewise to present no small difficulty. For these theories were not adequate unless they also conceived certain equalizing circles, which made the planet appear to move at all times with uniform velocity neither on its deferent sphere nor about its own epicycle's center. Therefore, having become aware of these defects, I often considered whether there could perhaps be found a more reasonable arrangement of circles, from which every apparent irregularity would be derived while everything in itself would move uniformly, as is required by the rule of perfect motion.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Spring-And-Loop Theory is ready for its Copernicus moment.

#233

Their most serious error was to measure the past by the present.
- Hugh Trevor-Roper, of 18th century historians

tEmP theorists' most serious error is to base the present on fantasies.

#234

Theories are like a stairway. By climbing, science widens its horizon more and more, because theories embody and necessarily include proportionately more facts as they advance.
- Claude Bernard

tEmP theories are like an expanding net, letting more and more explanations slip through their ever-widening pores.

While they catch big fat dollar bills.

Their moment of collective shame is coming.

#235

There are limits beyond which your folly will not carry you.
I am glad of that. In fact, I am relieved.

- Isaac Asimov

#236

There are many examples of old, incorrect theories that stubbornly persisted, sustained only by the prestige of foolish but well-connected scientists. Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experiment exposed their incorrectness.
- Michio Kaku, "Hyperspace"

And many more continue to be used, relied upon and believed today.

Spring-And-Loop Theory calls them "tEmP theories".

And you are one of their biggest mouthpieces.

#237

There is no permanence in doubt; it incites the mind to closer inquiry and experiment, from which, if rightly managed, certainty proceeds, and in this alone can man find thorough satisfaction.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

tEmP theorists today are teachers of doubt.

Dark matter equals doubt.

Dark energy equals doubt.

Wave-particle-wave equals doubt.

And quantum mechanics is doubt squared.

#238

Thus with every advance in our scientific knowledge new elements come up, often forcing us to recast our entire picture of physical reality. No doubt, theorists would much prefer to perfect and amend their theories rather than be obliged to scrap them continually. But this obligation is the condition and price of all scientific progress.
- Louis-Victor de Broglie, "New Perspectives In Physics", 1962

What theories ever get scrapped?

In the last 100 years, what physics theories have been dumped?

We just add broken theories on top of old epicycles broken theories.

#239

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
- Chinese saying

tEmP theorists should feel extremely ridiculous.

I doubt they feel anything.

#240

Before I lost my voice, it was slurred, so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

It is precisely because the public thinks it understands basic science that it leaves vital decisions to others.

Flattery gets the 1% everywhere.

That and a great deal of bollocks.

#241

To test a perfect theory with imperfect instruments did not impress the Greek philosophers as a valid way to gain knowledge.
- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

tEmP theorists do the opposite -- precise measurements "confirming" garbage theories.

#242

To think of disobedient minorities as rebels and traitors is against the letter and spirit of the Constitution whose framers were especially sensitive to the dangers of unbridled majority rule.
- Hannah Arendt

tEmP theorists are a near 100% majority.

Spring-And-Loop Theory could care less.

Spring-And-Loop Theory has no respect for tEmP theorists.

#243

Critical discourse recurs only at moments of crisis when the bases of the field are again in jeopardy. Only when they must choose between competing theories do scientists behave like philosophers.
- Thomas S. Kuhn

Even crisis no longer prompts 'critical discourse'.

tEmP theories just add new particles and new dark stuff.

While simply ignoring the 10120 times elephant in the room.

'Critical discourse' has been replaced with Shut up and calculate.

#244

Truth is different from error in two respects: it is harder to prove and more difficult to admit.
- Leo Errera, 1880

tEmP theorists would rather die than admit their pet theory is incorrect.

#245

Unless there exist peculiar institutions for the support of such inquirers, or unless the Government directly interfere, the contriver of a thaumatrope may derive profit from his ingenuity, whilst he who unravels the laws of light and vision, on which multitudes of phenomena depend, shall descend unrewarded to the tomb.
- Charles Babbage, "Reflections On The Decline Of Science In England", 1830

"A disk with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision."
- Thaumatrope
It is worse than this.

Not only have the greats slipped away and the bobbles (like selfie sticks) become popular, but lying in science -- ah shucks, we don't know -- is wildly popular.

In short, today we have the opposite of institutes supportive to science.

We have deliberate top-down suffocation of science and truth.

#246

"Do you feel that scientists correct themselves as often as they should?"
"More often than politicians, but not as often as they should."

- Stephen Hawking

So, no. No they don't.

Scientists are, by and large, pathetically weak followers.

Since solving problems is an economic disaster to the priesthood.

#247

We academic scientists move within a certain sphere. We can go on being useless up to a point, in the confidence that sooner or later some use will be found for our studies. The mathematician, of course, prides himself on being totally useless, but usually turns out to be the most useful of the lot*. He finds the solution but he is not interested in what the problem is: sooner or later, someone will find the problem to which his solution is the answer.
- John Desmond Bernal

* tEmP theories lean with ever more weight on mathematics. The snap is near.

#248

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
- Marcus Aurelius

Today the way to progress in physics

is to steamroll over tEmP theories.

#249

We create our future by well improving present opportunities;
however few and small they be.

- Lewis Latimer

tEmP theories need improvements, many and large.

Except in the area of their proponents personal wealth.

#250

What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

tEmP theories are unreasonable.

Unreal.

#251

What stands fast does so, not because it is intrinsically obvious or convincing, but by what lies around it.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), "On Certainty"

A lot of money and power lies around tEmP theories.

#252

When one longs for a drink, it seems as though one could drink a whole ocean -- that is faith. But when one begins to drink, one can only drink altogether two glasses -- that is science.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

When one has one's hands over one's eyes, one is a tEmP theorist.

When one actually dains to consider a new thought?

Well, how often does that happen?

#253

When people on airplanes ask me what I do, I used to say I was a physicist, which ended the discussion.
- Margaret Geller

Now she says she is a  tEmP theorist  comedian.

Both draw equal laughs.

#254

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin, 1757

tEmP theorists have used up all of California's water.

And are now raising mad cows.

Moo.

#255

When we meet a fact which contradicts a prevailing theory, we must accept the fact and abandon the theory, even when the theory is supported by great names and generally accepted.
- Claude Bernard

tEmP theorists are incapable of abandoning their broken parts.

I have no follow up thought.

tEmP theorists are incapable of abandoning their broken parts.

#256

When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.
- Wayne Walter Dyer (1940-2015)

tEmP theorists are lost in the dark world of excuses.

Boo!

#257

Whenever Picasso learned how to do something, he abandoned it.
- Milton Glaser

tEmP theorists do the same thing.

As a result, I've abandoned tEmP theorists.

It's been just three weeks and I've lost 15 pounds!

#258

Whoever wishes to acquire a deep acquaintance with Nature must observe that there are analogies which connect whole branches of science in a parallel manner, and enable us to infer of one class of phenomena what we know of another. It has thus happened on several occasions that the discovery of an unsuspected analogy between two branches of knowledge has been the starting point for a rapid course of discovery.
- William Stanley Jevons,
"Principles Of Science: A Treatise On Logic And Scientific Method", 1874

Such windfalls no longer happen, for the simple reason that tEmP theories are Houses of Cards; designed to fall over in a light breeze.

Disposable.

Not even recyclable. Polystyrene-like.


Spring-And-Loop Theory is different, and has reaped a bumper crop of harvests, covering fields as diverse as black holes, the neutrino, gravity, and yielding the greatest prize of all -- unification.

Proving that living things produce useful stuff
while dead things...move to Florida.

#259

I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
- Frances Willard

tEmP theorists wear out brake pads by the gross.

With little thought for the environmental effects of all that asbestos dust.

#260

He knows not how to know
who knows not also how to un-know.

- Richard Francis Burton

tEmP theorists don't know how to unknow.

Big Bang? No evidence, but they can't unknow it.

Inflationary theory? No sense to it, but they're unknow challenged.

Dark matter? Doesn't exist, but they refer to it like it does.

Dark energy? Doesn't exist, but they refer to it like it does.

The ether? Exists, but they "know" it doesn't.

#261

The third way to tell whether our ideas are right is relatively crude but probably the most powerful of them all. That is, by rough approximation. While we may not be able to tell why Alekhine moves this particular piece, perhaps we can roughly understand that he is gathering his pieces around the king to protect it, more or less, since that is the sensible thing to do in the circumstances. In the same way, we can often understand nature, more or less, without being able to see what every little piece is doing, in terms of our understanding of the game.
- Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988)

So, you say this method is "relatively crude" but "probably the most powerful of them" -- this makes sense if what you are trying for is deception.

Come up with a crude idea; get everyone to subscribe to it; then watch as they all gradually head for the ditch.

Where you predicted they would end up.

And have set up your aid station to profit from their demise.


Back to the quote...
"By rough approximation" tEmP theories are wrong by a factor of 10120.

Anything gained by saying this?

Any tEmP theorist having new doubts?

Didn't think so.

#262

Philosophers have said before that one of the fundamental requisites of science is that whenever you set up the same conditions, the same thing must happen. This is simply not true, it is not a fundamental condition of science.
- Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988)

Actually it is true.

tEmP theories are what is broken.

And by the way, how about the hubris of saying "this is simply not true".

RPF might just be the single greatest destroyer of physics.

#263

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you've not fooled yourself, it's easy not to fool other scientists. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that.
- Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988)

tEmP theorists HAVE fooled themselves...for decades now.

Saying 'After you've not fooled yourself' is idiotic.

There can be no 'after', because you never know for sure if you've been fooled or not.

Adding 'it's easy not to fool other scientists' is even more idiotic since you don't know if you are a carrier, and you have no way of auditing your words, thoughts and actions at all times.

tEmP theorists, like the deep state, have fooled America long enough.

#264

The uncertainty principle "protects" quantum mechanics. Heisenberg recognized that if it were possible to measure the momentum and the position simultaneously with a greater accuracy, the quantum mechanics would collapse. So he proposed that it must be impossible.
- Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988)

tEmP theories prop themselves up with circular arguments.

Convenient.

#265

Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.
- Stefan Basil Molyneux (1966-)

tEmP theorists, stealing billions of taxpayer dollars each year,
are as irresponsible as...bankers.

#266

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

tEmP theorists are myth marketers.

#267

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens [Mark Twain] (1835-1910)

tEmP theorists never cross out words.

Now what?

#268

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens [Mark Twain] (1835-1910)

tEmP theorists are the noisiest of noisy hens.

Laying rotten egg after rotten egg.

#269

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens [Mark Twain] (1835-1910)

Most tEmP theorists are remarkably stupid.

#270

Nowadays there's a new fashion every day.
- Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Tolstoy describing the state of tEmP theories today.

#271

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
- Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910)

tEmP theorists accept nothing but their own dogma.

#272

The 3-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, language and mathematics. Equipped with those three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.
- Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988)

At least one more leg is needed: concepts and models.

Without this fourth leg, one ends up with tEmP theories.

And even this four legged stool needs a level playing field to avoid tEmP tyrannies.

#273

The incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.
- Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Or been blasted with it enough times on television.

#274

People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.
- Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961)

Or successful tEmP theorists.

#275

That's what the human brain is there for -- to turn the chaos of given experience into a set of manageable symbols. Sometimes the symbols correspond fairly closely to some of the aspects of the external reality behind our experience; then you have science and common sense. Sometimes, on the contrary, the symbols have almost no connection with external reality; then you have paranoia and delirium. More often there's a mixture, part realistic and part fantastic; that's [tEmP theories].
- Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963)

#276

Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.
- Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963)

It is corruption, not lack of intelligence, that brings out tEmP lunatics.

#277

Universal education has created an immense class of what I may call the New Stupid, hungering for certainty yet unable to find it in the traditional myths and their rationalizations.
- Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963)

#278

The wise man will be as happy as circumstances permit, and if he finds the contemplation of the universe painful beyond a point, he will contemplate something else instead.
- Bertrand Russell

tEmP theorists should consider a career change.

How about pulp fiction?

#279

Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cosy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.
- Bertrand Russell

tEmP theorists are like octogenarians.

They need their space heaters and warm blankets.

Even a moment at an open window could be the death of them.

#280

The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket.
- Albert Einstein

tEmP theorists are hoarders.

#281

It is of great importance that the general public be given an opportunity to experience -- consciously and intelligently -- the efforts and results of scientific research. It is not sufficient that each result be taken up, elaborated and applied by a few specialists in the field. Restricting the body of knowledge to a small group deadens the philosophical spirit of a people and leads to spiritual poverty.
- Albert Einstein

It also leads to fat pocketbooks for tEmP priesthood.

#282

A large part of our attitude is conditioned by opinions and emotions we unconsciously absorb as children. Tradition makes us what we are. We must try to recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity, and shape our lives accordingly.
- Albert Einstein

The upper class are invariably corrupt.

They'll always want to maintain their hegemony.

The true revolutionaries come from the bottom, are motivated by honorable reasons and laser-focused on achieving significant results.

Guess who wins in the long run?

#283

What stands fast does so, not because it is intrinsically obvious or convincing; rather it is held fast by what lies around it.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), "On Certainty"

tEmP theories are held fast by inertia, belief and the desire to make money.

We must stop mistaking a quagmire for a marble quarry.

#284

This sort of thing has got to be stopped.
Bad philosophers are like slum landlords.
It's my job to put them out of business.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

This sort of thing has got to be stopped.
Bad physicists are like slum landlords.
It's Spring-And-Loop Theory's job to put them out of business.

#285

If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all -- philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people -- be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

If tEmP theorists continue in the wrong direction, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone how crazy they are.
#286

The whole fun of living is trying to make something better.
- Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)

Pity the tEmP theorists, who don't know how to have fun.

#287

The clash between science and religion has not shown that religion is false and science is true. It has shown that all systems of definition are relative to various purposes, and that none of them actually 'grasp' reality.
- Alan Wilson Watts (1915-1973), "The Wisdom Of Insecurity"

This is true for flawed systems.

Religion of course qualifies.

So do tEmP theories.

#288

The art of meditation is a way of getting into touch with reality, and the reason for it is that most civilized people are out of touch with reality because they confuse the world as it with the world as they think about it and talk about it and describe it. On the one hand there is the real world and on the other there is a whole system of symbols about that world that we have in our minds. These are very useful symbols, all civilization depends on them, but like all good things they have their disadvantages, and the principle disadvantage of symbols is that we confuse them with reality, just as we confuse money with actual wealth.
- Alan Wilson Watts (1915-1973)

tEmP theorists confuse the broken Standard Model with reality.

If you want to model the Universe, the eastern minds are your friends.

They have said, for thousands of years, that everything is energy. Vibration. Springs.

#289

The transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception, or the curing of a disease. Not an acquisitive process, learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions.
- Alan Wilson Watts (1915-1973)

tEmP theorists should study Taoism or Zen Buddhism.

#290

In history, as in traveling, men usually see only what they already had in their own minds; and few learn much from history, who do not bring much with them to its study.
- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

In physics, men usually see only what they already had in their own minds; and few learn much from physics, who do not bring much with them to its study.
The last will be first and the first will be last.
#291

To see the futurity of the species has always been the privilege of the intellectual elite, or of those who have learnt from them; to have the feelings of that futurity has been the distinction, and usually the martyrdom, of a still rare elite. Institutions, books, education, society, all go on training human beings for the old, long after the new has come; much more when it is only coming.
- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

tEmP theoriest roll on without change.

Billions invested as badly as the previous billions.

While Spring-And-Loop Theory -- the new -- is free and available.

#292

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)

The one constant -- among trolls, 1%ers and tEmP theorists -- is unhappiness.

#293

The specialist serves as a striking concrete example of the species, making clear to us the radical nature of the novelty. For, previously, men could be divided simply into the learned and the ignorant, those more or less the one, and those more or less the other. But your specialist cannot be brought in under either of these two categories. He is not learned , for he is formally ignorant of all that does not enter into his speciality; but neither is he ignorant, because he is "a scientist", and "knows" very well his own tiny portion of the universe. We shall have to say that he is a learned ignoramus, which is a very serious matter, as it implies that he is a person who is ignorant, not in the fashion of the ignorant man, but with all the petulance of one who is learned in his own special line.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

tEmP theorists are learned ignoramuses.

#294

We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
- Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

tEmP theorists are absolutely certain they do not have a complete and correct theory of physics.

They are thus also certain that they hate anyone that does.

#295

Far more crucial than what we know or do not know
is what we do not want to know.

- Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

tEmP theorists do not want to know about a better theory.

Good to know.

#296

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Most tEmP theorists spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

#297

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
- Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

The big bang theory is officially dead.

Inflation and the inflaton? Same thing.

But we should at least bring one assumption back from the dead.

Long live the ether.

#298

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
- Karl Popper

True.

Except the hot mess that is tEmP theories.

That is the art of systematic lying for profit.

#299

A religious awakening that does not awaken the sleeper to love has aroused him in vain.
- Jessamyn West

tEmP theorists are already dogmatic, so awakening is unlikely.

Love of money?

Probably awakened.

#300

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

tEmP theories -- complexity monstrosities -- are defeated.

I just haven't got the heart to tell them.

He lied.

#301

No matter how good the walls and the materials are; if the foundations are not strong, the building will not stand. By and by, in some upper room, a crack will appear; and men will say: "There is the crack; but the cause is the foundation." So if, in youth, you lay the foundation of your character wrongly, the penalty will be sure to follow. The crack may be far down in old age, but somewhere it will certainly appear.
- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

The parts of tEmP theories not built in the clouds are so cracked and crumbling, archaeologists are already making plans to explore their ruins.

#302

People dread nothing so much as being convinced of their errors.
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

The dread of tEmP theorists

is of no interest to me.

#303

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

There is no group more hypocritical than tEmP theorists.

Claiming to be scientific, they are dogmatically not so.

But they're rich and famous, so there is that.

#304

Have I passed my time in pouring words like water into empty sieves, rolling a stone up a hill and then down again, trying to prove an argument in the teeth of facts, and looking for causes in the dark, and not finding them?
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Yes, tEmP theorists have wasted their careers and their lives.

But they're rich and infamous, so there is that.

#305

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
- Lao Tzu (604-531 BC)

tEmP theorists are comfort lovers.

#306

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

How good are tEmP theories, if we call dark matter and dark energy good ideas? Horrendous. Calling kludges good ideas doesn't make them good ideas.

#307

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)

You will meet no scientist more cocksure than a tEmP theorist talking shop.

#308

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)

tEmP theorists NEVER doubt their first principles.

The big bang actually makes sense to them.

Kid you not.

#309

The trouble with [tEmP theorists] isn't their ignorance. It's knowin' so many things that ain't so.
- Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885)

#310

In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat, for which they had at least the evidence of their senses: we believe it to be round, not because few of us could give the physical reasons for so quaint a belief, but because tEmP theories have convinced us that nothing that is obvious is true, and that everything that is magical, improbable, extraordinary, gigantic, microscopic, heartless, or outrageous is scientific.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

GBS was way ahead of his time.

#311

tEmP theorists are not honest enough in their work, although they make a lot of virtuous noise when the problem of truthfulness is touched even remotely. They all pose as if they had discovered and reached their real opinions through the self-development of a cold, pure, divinely unconcerned dialectic; while at bottom it is an assumption, a hunch, indeed a kind of "inspiration" -- most often a desire of the heart that has been filtered and made abstract -- that they defend with reasons they have sought after the fact.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

#312

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
- John Ruskin (1819-1900)

tEmP theorists are tremendously proud of their Standard Model.

"Never been proven wrong!"

I wonder how many believe such nonsense.

#313

Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.

- Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

Wasting five billion a year makes the LHC an ongoing atrocity.

#314

The idea that tEmP theorists appeared like knights in shining armor to lead all students out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was tEmP theorists who, by peddling second-rate theories, led them into it in the first place.
- Douglas Adams

#315

Their fundamental design flaws
are completely hidden by
their superficial design flaws.

- Douglas Adams, of tEmP theories

#316

tEmP theorists, being almost unique in their ability to learn from the experiences of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001)

Dude knew an awful lot about tEmP theorists.

#317

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur Charles Clarke (1917-2008)

When tEmP theorists state that unification of physics is impossible, they are -- with certainty -- wrong.

There are few areas where tEmP theorists say something is possible.

In those cases, they are still, with certainty, wrong.

#318

In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken', and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
- Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996)

tEmP theorists never change their positions.

Don't believe it?

Name a time when tEmP theorists admitted they were wrong AND we got a better theory out of it.

#319

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

tEmP theorists

not pursuing wisdom

never find it.

#320

Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

Luckily for tEmP theorists.

Otherwise they'd have to find another way to steal a lot of money.

#321

Trust a witness in all matters in which neither their self-interest, their passions, their prejudices, nor their love of the marvellous is strongly concerned.
- Unknown

Trust tEmP theorists in all matters in which neither their self-interest, their passions, their prejudices, nor their love of the marvellous is strongly concerned.

In other words, never trust them.

You're welcome.

#322

The insane, for the most part, reason correctly, but from false principles, while they do not perceive that their premises are incorrect.
- Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

tEmP theorists are insane.

#323

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916)

tEmP theorists are the ultimate artful dodgers.

#324

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
- Martin H. Fischer (1879-1962)

tEmP theories -- driving a set of prejudices down your throat for 100 years!

#325

Wisdom is child of pain, and born with many a tear.
- Aeschylus (525-456 BC)

tEmP theorists lack tear ducts.

#326

Those who set out nobly to be their brother's keeper sometimes end up by becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery.
- Isidor Feinstein "I.F." Stone (Dec 24, 1907-1989)

tEmP theorists, liberated by the completeness of Spring-And-Loop Theory, must now put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

Just like everyone else.

Let's put their now unneeded budget money into building the wall.

#327

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.
- Nikki Giovanni

tEmP theorists respond to 'mistakes' with enthusiasm.

Fueled by the money they will make from proposing a new and even more idiotic 'solution', based on science fiction and hope.

Hutzpah -- making extra profits from own mistakes.

#328

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
- Kurt Vonnegut

#329

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
- Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)

We're not dealing with normal healthy people here.

tEmP theorists are a priesthood.

Power (to brainwash) is all they want.

That, and a paycheck.

#330

Yeah, those zany academics never use a Roman character when they can stick in a Greek one. If they wrote like normal humans, everyone would figure out how easy all this stuff is, and then they'd have to work for a living.
- Scott Fahlman

Actually we would figure out that tEmP theories don't work.

And they'd be out of work.

Spring-And-Loop Theory is Greek, Roman and Latin-free.

#331

A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance.
- Clark Kerr

Universities are blobs.

Assimilation by suffocation is their method of survival.

Ich kriege keine Luft!

#332

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
- Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy knows tEmP theorists pretty well.

#333

A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
- O.G. Sutton

Explaining why we have a great deal of failure with tEmP theories.

#334

The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

"Science" tells us no such thing.

tEmP theorists, having figured out a way to make a lot of money over a large period of time, by inventing crap that doesn't work, while coming up with new excuses why they can't figure stuff out, have.

Well played, Sirs, well played.

#335

As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us -- aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

tEmP theorists are a proud but ignorant priesthood.

#336

You can reinvent yourself only up to the limit of what you're willing to leave behind.
- Marc Pesce

tEmP theorists reinvent nothing.

#337

Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.
- Donald Norman

And for being good at sniffing glue.

I mean wine.

#338

But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed and replaced with new weaknesses.
- Bruce Leverett,
"Register Allocation In Optimizing Compilers"

Computer guys have more enthusiasm than tEmP theorists.

Otherwise, pretty much the same approach by both.

#339

The only way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

tEmP theorists have been incredibly creative.

Much like the scientists behind mustard gas, phosgene and airborne anthrax.

Gentlemen, your Nobels are on their way.

Incoming!

#340

Any medium powerful enough to extend man's reach is powerful enough to topple his world.
- Alan Kay

Alan Kay is an Apple fellow.

Toppling our world indeed.

#341

Most people are bad programmers. The honest truth is that having a lot of people staring at the code does not find the really nasty bugs. The really nasty bugs are found by a couple of really smart people who just kill themselves. Most people looking at the code won't see anything. You can't have thousands of people contributing and achieve a high standard.
- Bill Joy

Just ask the 3,000 "scientists" behind the Higgs disaster.

#342

All the physics you have learned so far is massless, frictionless, and pointless.
- Dr. Chyu

And this is what the Standard Model is based on!

Sandcastles in the sky make more sense.

#343

Nothing cannot exist forever.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

What does this mean?

This guy was pathetic.

#344

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
- Philip K. Dick

The reality is that tEmP theories don't work.

#345

Those who can, do. Those who can't, are usually [tEmP theorists] telling as many people as will read, watch or listen why they think someone else who is actually trying to accomplish something, can't.
- Mark Cuban

#346

Engineering is ultimately about doubt; if you knew what you were doing, it would be manufacturing.
- Michael Collins

Two corrections:

Engineering is about constraints, not doubt.

Manufacturing is about number crunching, penny pinching and automation.


Back to the quote...
One should have tremendous epic gargantuan levels of doubt about tEmP theories.

No amount of doubt is too much.

Doubt, doubt, doubt!

#347

If you wish to be useful, never take a course that will silence you. Refuse to learn anything that implies collusion, whether it be a clerkship or a curacy, a legal fee or a post in a university. Retain the power of speech no matter what other power you may lose -- if you can take such a course, and in so far as you take it, you will bless this country. In so far as you depart from this course you become dampers, mutes, and hooded executioners.
- John Jay Chapman

May tEmP theorists spew to empty classrooms.

#348

I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

tEmP theorists don't admire the problems.

#349

We are startled to find a universe we did not expect.
- Walter Bagehot

tEmP theorists have stopped being scientific.

Being "startled" has nothing to do with it.

#350

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but reflect a certain underlying order.
- Stephen Hawking, "A Brief History Of Time", 1998

The whole history of tEmP theories has been the gradual erosion of common sense and understanding, causing an orderly flow of billions into the pockets of scoundrels.
#351

No theory is sacred.
- Edwin Powell Hubble

To tEmP theorists, all aspects of the Standard Model are sacred.

All hail the Slandered Hovel.

#352

In everything that relates to science, I am a whole encyclopedia behind the rest of the world.
- Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

tEmP theorists constantly take advantage of this voluntary supplication.

Spring-And-Loop Theory calls their bluff.

And shows? Four aces.

#353

The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
- Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

The simple opposition between tEmP theorists and big business has disappeared because tEmP theorists themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
#354

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
- Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

tEmP theorists are think free.

#355

Very few established institutions, governments and constitutions are ever destroyed by their enemies until they have been corrupted and weakened by their friends.
- Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

tEmP theorists have corrupted and weakened physics.

But their 401ks are sweeeet!

#356

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
- Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair is in the doghouse here because he relentlessly sheds light on the hurly-burly dark side of American life.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

It is a simple basic point.

Occam likes it.

So does Spring-And-Loop Theory.

#357

I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Let's build spaceships based on tEmP theories.

Then launch them with tEmP theorists inside.

#358

History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
- Philip Guedalla

tEmP theorists spout each other's nonsense.

It's almost as if they were spending other people's money.

#359

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint that awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

The more passionate tEmP theorists are, the crazier they sound.

Michio Kaku.

#360

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
- Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

The quest for certainty has us walking on treadmills.

And lifting weights up and down without purpose.

On the other hand Spring-And-Loop Theory came into being thanks to the uncertainty regarding gravity.

#361

He that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun -- himself is his own dungeon.
- John Milton (1608-1674)

There are a lot of dark physicists.

#362

It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
- William James (1842-1910)

tEmP theorists only have belief so let's cut them some slack.

While we cut their research budgets.

#363

It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
- Anatole France (1844-1924)

tEmP theorists are misunderstanding vessels

of great carrying capacity.

Ark-sized archivists of the wrong and worthless.

#364

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.
- Jacob Bronowski

There are few students in physics.

And even few students among graduates of physics.

#365

A great many people think that they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- William James

A great many tEmP theorists think they are thinking when they are merely regurgitating other people's lies and misdirections.

#366

What is now proved, was once only imagined.
- William Blake (1757-1827)

What is now thought to be proved...isn't.

#367

I dread our own mistakes more than the enemy's intentions.
- Thucydides

#368

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Thomas Fuller

#369

If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Sir Isaac Newton

Newton saw further by hard work and being honest -- to himself, the field he created and life itself.

But there is no money in honesty.

So today we live in an anti-Newton world.

#370

We dance round in a ring and suppose
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.

- Robert Frost (1874-1963)

I hope he didn't charge for this.

#371

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.
- Louis Armstrong

#372

A university is a reading and discussion club. If students knew how to use the library, they wouldn't need the rest of the buildings. The faculty's job, in great part, is to teach students how to use a library in a living way. All a student should really need is access to the library and a place to sleep.
- John Ciardi

Learning how to use a library is the standard result of a one hour library tour.

So what are those years of university for?

Right...brainwashing.

#373

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

tEmP theorists, believing their dogma, deliver as they intend.

Nothing intelligent, conflicts galore and profit.

Belief will do that to you.

#374

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Proof that tEmP theorists ain't too bright is that no one has stepped forward to support Spring-And-Loop Theory.

#375

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
- John Wheeler

A man worthy of the title of physicist.

#376

The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
- Jean de La Bruyere (1645-1696)

I am a slave only to truth.

I pity the multiverse of masters tEmP theorists are bound to.

#377

[tEmP theorists] make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of [ether theorists] through all the centuries since [the Principia] was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most [dogmatic], the most [brainwashed], the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves [the know-it-alls and profs] of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would [waste our money on particle smashers]. I personally resent it bitterly.
- Isaac Asimov

#378

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.
- Emo Phillips

I used to think physicists were the most wonderful scientists in the world.
Then I realized who was telling me this.
- Spring-And-Loop Theory

#379

It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein's day hadn't made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

Nonsense.

Physicists before Einstein had figured it all out. With the ether.

Einstein's Special Relativity fictional world solved nothing, and has led to nothing.

Einstein's General Relativity built on top of the Special Relativity fictional world, solves even less.

And has led to nothing.

#380

Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

tEmP theorists have abandoned philosophy for one hundred years now.

With spectacularly bad results.

Philosophers, fortunately, have not followed them into the ditch.

#381

In response to this comment on Slashdot.org:
"If hundreds of professional astrophysicists are devoting their careers to studying a problem, you can be sure that nothing you come up with off the top of your head, without knowing anything about the subject, is going to have any merit.

Spring-And-Loop Theory's responded:
If hundreds of professional astrophysicists are devoting their careers to studying a problem, you can be sure that nothing you come up with off the top of your head, without knowing anything about the subject, is going to dissuade them from following the money.

#382

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.
- Albert Einstein

Why would he say this?

It makes no sense.

Unless he knew his theory was bogus.

#383

Not only is a stopped clock right twice a day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.
- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

#384

Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

#385

Anomalies get "fixed" with free parameters that lead to complication.
- Thomas Kuhn's "The Mechanism of Normal Science"

#386

Numbers "arbitrarily chosen by God"* do not exist.
Their alleged existence relies on our incomplete understanding.

- Albert Einstein

* - the Standard Model's 50+ free parameters

#387

I needed Alzheimer's patients to give me the hundreds of hours of alone time needed to think differently.
- Spring-And-Loop Theory's author

Physicists need Alzheimer's to help them forget the garbage that was pushed on them by a corrupt system.

#388

It is a common failing -- and one that I have myself suffered from -- to fall in love with a hypothesis and to be unwilling to take no for an answer. A love affair with a pet hypothesis can waste years of precious time.
- Peter B. Medawar (1915-1987), "Advice To A Young Scientist", 1979

Welcome to the real problem with physics.

#389

People have noted with admiration how the progress of scientific enquiry is like the growth of a coral reef; each generation of little toilers building a sure foundation on which their successors may build yet further. The simile is apt in many ways, and in one way in particular that is worth considering. When we see how industrious and prolific are the coral insects, our chief astonishment should be, not how vast are the structures they have built, but how few and scattered. Why is not every coast lined with coral? Why is the abyss of ocean not bridged with it. The answer is that coral only lives under certain limitations; it can only thrive at certain depths, in water of certain temperatures and salinities; outside these limits it languishes and dies. Science is like coral in this. Scientific investigators can only work in certain spots of the ocean of Being, where they are at home, and all outside is unknown to them.
- Arthur David Ritchie, "Scientific Method", 1923

tEmP theorists are more like starfish -- voracious ocean rats.

They abandon underfunded projects with a speed other members of genus rattus can only dream about.

They are more waste product than foundation builder.

#390

[tEmP theories], like medicine, have plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicholas Chamfort

Ignorance for most equals great profit for a few.

#391

Science was many things, Nadia thought, including a weapon with which to hit other scientists.
- Kim Stanley Robinson

tEmP theories are many things, including a method to control the 99%.

#392

There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already.
- Robert Anton Wilson (1932-)

I wouldn't go this far.

This is simply a time when we need to abandon tEmP theories.

#393

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All great things are done by one person.

Maybe two.

#394

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

Hilarious.

Physics has never been farther away.

What a massively delusional tEmP theorist.

#395

They won't listen. Do you know why? Because they have certain fixed notions about the past. Any change would be blasphemy in their eyes, even if it were the truth. They don't want the truth; they want their traditions.
- Isaac Asimov, "Pebble In The Sky"

#396

Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? In ancient astronauts? In the Bermuda triangle? In life after death?
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.
One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?"
Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.

- Isaac Asimov

Belief is useless.

Evidence can lend credence to a theory.

And theory should stand, alone or with others, until further evidence and/or a better theory, makes it look foolish.

#397

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction -- its essence -- has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.
- Isaac Asimov

Utter lunacy.

A rare delusional moment for Asimov.

#398

There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned.
- Isaac Asimov

And avoid supporting theories that actually WORK.

#399

Past glories are poor feeding.
- Isaac Asimov, Foundation

But better than present fictions.

E.T. Whittaker, who wrote "A History of the Theories of Aether And Electricity" in 1910, is today more valuable than every physicist alive in 2017.

His book is freely available.

#400

[tEmP theorists] live and die by nonsense.
It's not what is so much as what people think is.

- Isaac Asimov

#401

The word 'tradition' covered it all, as it covered so many things, some useful, some foolish.
- Isaac Asimov, "Forward The Foundation"

tEmP theories are now traditional.

They no longer have to appear reasonable.

Having been unreasonable for almost one hundred years.

#402

Meaning well is a poor defense,
- Isaac Asimov

tEmP theorists don't mean well.

#403

During the century after Newton, it was still possible for a man of unusual attainments to master all fields of scientific knowledge. But by 1800, this had become entirely impracticable.
- Isaac Asimov, "The Intelligent Man's Guide To Science"

It is possible once again, thanks to Spring-And-Loop Theory.

#404

There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.
- Isaac Asimov

Like the "flat Earth" crowd.

Or those who think we can't unify physics.

Spring-And-Loop Theory has done it. By letting go of dogma and belief.

#405

The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That's not true with non-fiction.
- Unknown

Modern physics is also implausible.

And wearing no clothes.

#406

Once you stop learning, you start dying.
- Albert Einstein

tEmP theories are dead theories.

tEmP theorists prefer death over life.

#407

The alternative to uncertainty is authority, against which science has fought for centuries.
- James Gleick

tEmP theorists are the new authority today, opposing science wherever possible.

#408

I don't want to take this stuff seriously. I think we should just have fun.
- Richard Feynman, Fun To Imagine

Where is the fun in stupid broken theories?

Where is the fun in being lied to for 100 years?

Feynman did more to poison the physics well than anyone.

#409

The nature of science is not that of a steady, linear progression toward the Truth, but rather a tortuous road, often characterized by dead ends and U-turns, and yet ultimately inching toward a better, if tentative, understanding of the natural world.
- Massimo Pigliucci

#410

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Johanna "Hannah" Cohn Arendt (1906-1975)

Every tEmP theory lasts forever.

#411

The voice I use is a very old hardware speech synthesizer made in 1986. I keep it because I have not heard a voice I like better and because I have identified with it.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

The physics that tEmP theorists use is a very old set of assumptions made in the 1900s. It is kept because tEmP theorists have not heard of better assumptions because they are deaf; and identified with because that's where the money is.

#412

Programming today is exactly what you'd expect to get by paying an isolated subculture of nerdy young men to entertain themselves for fifty years. You get a cross between Dungeons & Dragons and Rubik's Cube, elaborated a thousand-fold.
- Jonathan Edwards, "The Problem With Programming"
https://alarmingdevelopment.org/?p=1173

The key here is the word "paying".

Good things are designed by one person, and only later commercialized.

Paying people steadily produces garbage.

#413

I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

Not a chance.

You were a total failure.

But tEmP theorists are in your debt for promoting the Standard Barf bag.

#414

In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.
- Stephen William Hawking (1942-2018)

In less than a hundred years, tEmP theorists have created a hundred new ways to stop thinking.

#415

Common Fallacies and tEmP theories that rely on them:
1. Working backward from conclusions -- Big Bang, QxD, SUSY, etc.
2. Hostility toward scientific criticism, claims of persecution -- Relativity
3. Making a virtue out of ignorance -- QM's "can't know" attitude
4. Reliance upon weak forms of evidence while dismissing more rigorous evidence -- the CMB
5. Cherry-picking data -- the LHC (by a factor of a trillion trillion)
6. Fundamental principles are often based upon a single case -- the OMG particle, DIBs
7. Failure to engage with the scientific community -- try contacting ANY physicist with your new theory
8. Claims often promise easy and simplistic solutions to complex problems or questions - the Standard Model solves everything!
9. Utilizing scientific-sounding but ultimately meaningless language - String Theory
10. Lack of humility -- making bold claims on flimsy evidence -- the Standard Model
11. Claiming to be years or decades ahead of the curve -- tEmP theories themselves, that are going in reverse
12. Attempts to shift the burden of proof away from themselves -- Dark Matter and Dark Energy
13. Rendering claims non-falsifiable -- the Big Bang, 10500 universes
14. Violating Occam's Razor and failing to fairly consider all competing hypotheses -- all aspects of tEmP theories, the Higgs monstrosity, String Theory
15. Failure to challenge core assumptions -- all aspects of tEmP theories

- Steven Novell, "The Skeptic's Guide To The Universe", pp. 164-180

All of these fallacies apply to the Existing mainstream Physics theories.

They are flawed from top to bottom.

On purpose.
 


 

COASALT

Introduction

The Speed Of Light   Black Holes   Einstein's Equation   The Ether   Gravity
222 Answers   The Atom   Quantum World   Neutrino   Black Holes Revisited
The Comedy Of Science   et=mc3   Comparing Physics Theories
Diffuse Interstellar Bands   Einstein's Ether Talk   No Strong Force
The Electron   Relativity   Unification   Assumptions   Modeling   The Greatest Story   My Theory  
 


 

Physics Quotes & Thoughts

Dogma   The Control System   Math Sucks   tEmP Theories/Theorists   Star Gazing  
 


 


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