Monday, August 25, 2014

Nobel Prizes in Science

Nobel Prizes in science only go to people who are a part of the University systems. They do not go to outsiders who have no University affiliation (regardless if the person possesses a "degree"). Its the good ole' boys. Its a club. Its a closed loop.

Thank god for the internet, or the discovery would have never been made and human beings would be stuck with theories that resemble old moldy bread such as Big Bang and the Nebular hypothesis/accretion theory.


I am an outsider. I am not a part of their "club". Truth be told, my "award" will be the eyes of children lighting up when they find out they are standing on an ancient star older than the Sun. I remember teaching my step-niece that the Earth is round, not flat, and she understood and was like "whoa". The next step will be teaching her deep time, in which events happen in the universe that are not only really time consuming, but they stretch beyond our imaginations.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thermochemistry in Stellar Metamorphosis

There are four basic types of thermochemical reactions:

1. Combination
2. Decomposition (analysis)
3. Single replacement
4. Double replacement

I have found the most ignored portion of stellar sciences, thermochemistry. No mention is made at all of thermochemistry inside a star, because everybody is conditioned to believe stars are "fusion reactors". It is the absolute worst misdirection in the history of science, it is even supported by Nobel Laureates:

“From a chemist’s point of view, the surface or interior of a star…is boring—there are no molecules there.”--Roald Hoffmann

They are not "fusion reactors". To get astronomy and astrophysics back on track we need to study the three basic schools:

1. Thermodynamics
2. Electrochemistry
3. Thermochemistry

All three need to be taught when referring to stellar evolution. For my readers, you already know star evolution is the process of planet formation itself so you are ahead of the game by leaps and bounds.

For my future reference: Last night I was in bed and I considered writing a short on the maximum diameter/mass of the iron/nickel core a star can synthesize. As there seems to be a maximum size.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Massive Disappointment

I feel genuine disappointment in the scientific community. I thought a discovery as basic as this would be welcomed with open arms. Turns out its not. It has fallen on deaf ears for the most part, only a few individuals on the internet who I have had communication with realize what I do. That they are standing on an ancient star.

I guess its just such an massive divergence from regular beliefs and world views that even considering something this grand is just too much for any graduate educated person to bear.

My anger is subsiding and it is making way for the allowing myself to just feel disappointment. I mean who wouldn't feel disappointment in this case? You make a grand discovery and you try to share it with those people who study the objects which you have discovered something about...

The attitude among scientists is vastly different than what my 12 year old self believed. The truth is that new insights and understanding that conflicts with prior worldviews/beliefs is not appreciated in the scientific community.

Anybody who tells you different is either A. lying to you, or B. is naive.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Leadership in the Astrophysical Community

There is no leadership in the astrophysical/geophysical community.

Name me one person who leads the way:

1. ????????
2. ????????
3. ????????

Where is the chain of command? Where are the old wise men making sure we don't do anything really, really dumb? There isn't one. There is no leadership. It is a total power vacuum, as it is run by a "mob-like" mentality. Attack anybody who threatens the giants of yesteryear, but don't suppose any real direction for the future of humanity.

We are training our graduate students to be push overs. Yes-men/women. We are teaching them that having a backbone and standing up for what you think is wrong, esp if it threatens the overall health of the larger community. Agreeing with everybody just to have a career is counter to progress.

Its like they are so concerned with avoiding conflict that the problems are festering and spreading like a cancer. We need to address these problems or else we run the risk of wasting HUGE amounts of talent and resources chasing dead ends. Don't take my word for it, we still do not have a working fusion reactor even though the technology was promised to work over 70 years ago.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-Calvin Coolidge