Countering the “Open Minded” Review of Terrence Witt’s Book

December 31, 2008

Addendum: Hey, looks like someone listened to my plight! ^_^ (check the comment section) Oh, and I have got to tell you one more classic woo physics from this book. Get this, energy=s*m^2 according to the book, not energy=kg*m^2/s^2. Looks like Mr. Witt just failed middle school physics. (Remember? Kinetic energy=1/2*mass*velocity^2, which makes kg*m^2/s^2, or potential=mass*gravitational acceleration*height gives the same result.) Ohh, and rubbing salt to the injury: another comment from a physicist.

Oh boy, here it comes, with people promulgating “open mindedness,” as if being open minded always leads to intelligent decision. Well, theories sure ain’t intelligent if they are internally inconsistent and well, not real. And so, here comes, from my comment in one of my posted reviews of “Our Undiscovered Universe.” It is boring and insipid, so be ready, and also be ready for a very long rant:

Here is an open-minded review of Null Physics. Eveyone in the scientific community seems very upset over the book. Some readers have even spent their valuable time tracking down Mr. Witt online and posing reviews every time they see his name. I wonder why? Is it because Witt has discovered something important they don’t want the world to read about? Dr. Morse’s review is very fair. Every review should bring out the positives and the negatives. He also does not use the word “crackpot.” I’ve never featured out what a crackpot is anyway.

He also has some very interesting points about James Randi on his web site as well.

Sara

OUR UNDISCOVERED UNIVERSE BY TERENCE WITT

BOOK REVIEW BY MELVIN L MORSE MD FAAP

SPIRITUALSCIENTIFIC.COM

Just when you thought you were starting to understand quantum physics, here comes Terence Witt with Our Undiscovered Universe in which he challenges virtually all the accepted assumptions underlying our current perception of reality. Terence Witt’s Universe is infinite, timeless (no beginning and no end), with no Big Bang, no accelerating galaxies away from the center, and no sub-sub atomic particles such as quarks. Instead, he postulates that the Universe consists of nothing! This is why he calls his theory “Null Physics”. But not just empty space, not that kind of nothing. Terence Witt’s view of the Universe is that is consists entirely of curved space, gravity, and energy forming a complex balance of matter and anti-matter, energy and dark energy, all adding up to nothing at all. Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken Soup for Woo Lovers

December 30, 2008

This has to be one of the most awesome poetry ever! ^_^ It is basically about how ridikulus woo is, and you will basically see the character “Storm” make the usual diatribe supporting “alternative medicine.” Well, as the poetry says, you know what they call “alternative medicines” that actually work?  Medicine.


Two Bits of Astronomy from Me

December 30, 2008

It seems like the sun, in its 22 years sunspot cycle, is still holding on, refusing to accept that its 23rd cycle is over (like the way I can’t accept that my freaking Wii Got STOLEN!!!) Anyways, there is a nice picture of the sun, very smooth:

(hat tip: Dynamics of Cats)

On another news, there is a new conjunction right now! You missed the ones in the previous days, but you get another chance in December 31st, the eve before new years! Just go out, and look up around 40 minutes after sunset.

(hat tip: badastronomy)


Ten Skeptics who Kicked @$$

December 30, 2008

In Skepchick… Woo hoo, the Badastronomer is there! ^_^ But he is tied with PZ… (boooh!)  There is also Simon singh, who is in a lawsuit against the charlatans called chiropractors, whatever that is. Oh, and can you believe Amanda Peet, an *gasp* actor, is a skeptic! Really, before I knew this skeptic community, I would have just blatantly said that all actors are stupid. Seriously, only stupid actors dominate the news, maybe because stupid acts are more newsworthy.


Traffic Blog

December 30, 2008

I just found a blog about the psychology of driving. You should check it out!

(hat tip: cognitive daily, you should look the video in there about people driving ’round arc of triumph in Paris, crazy!)


Elitist Bastards are Here Again

December 30, 2008

In the carnival of Elitist Bastards 8. So, you want to join us elitist? Try to be as educated in something as possible. See, it is easy! ^_^ What! Reading is too hard, you say!?


On Blogging

December 28, 2008

This article sums up pretty well what to do and not to do in blogging. I don’t agree with being too wordy, though. Somehow, some of my very wordy articles are some of the most read ones. Unless someone is just typing something in google, and accidentally stumbling in here through those pages… I don’t care! ^_^

(hat tip: a blog around the clock)