torsdag 31 augusti 2017

Orwell's 1984 Doublethink vs Copenhagen Interpretation

Here is how Orwell describes doublethink in his famous book 1984:
  • Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. 
  • The Party intellectual knows in which direction his memories must be altered; he therefore knows that he is playing tricks with reality; but by the exercise of doublethink he also satisfies himself that reality is not violated. 
  • The process has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.
  • Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.
  • To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies --all this is indispensably necessary. 
  • Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth. 
  • Ultimately it is by means of doublethink that the Party has been able --and may, for all we know, continue to be able for thousands of years -- to arrest the course of history.
  • All past oligarchies have fallen from power either because they ossified or because they grew soft. Either they became stupid and arrogant, failed to adjust themselves to changing circumstances, and were overthrown; or they became liberal and cowardly, made concessions when they should have used force, and once again were overthrown. 
  • They fell, that is to say, either through consciousness or through unconsciousness. It is the achievement of the Party to have produced a system of thought in which both conditions can exist simultaneously. 
  • And upon no other intellectual basis could the dominion of the Party be made permanent. If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality.
Can we see something of doublethink in our present (Western, liberal, democratic) society? Yes, climate alarmism has all the features of doublethink and The Party, and so has quantum mechanics, the incarnation of modern physics, with wave-particle duality, complementarity and denial of reality as flagrant expressions of doublethink, all according to the Copenhagen Interpretation lead by Bohr acting as the Party. 

Think of that!

Yes, Quantum Mechanics Needs to be Rebuilt

The long article Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles in Quanta Magazine tells the same old story again:
  • Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means.
  • Some physicists just shrug and say we have to live with the fact that quantum mechanics is weird. 
  • But some researchers want to dig deeper. 
  • If these efforts succeed, it’s possible that all the apparent oddness and confusion of quantum mechanics will melt away, and we will finally grasp what the theory has been trying to tell us. 
  • There’s no guarantee of success — no assurance that quantum mechanics really does have something plain and simple at its heart, rather than the abstruse collection of mathematical concepts used today. 
But there is light in the tunnel: Check out 
offering a new approach based on classical physical principles, which is not weird and can be understood, presented in the upcoming book Real Quantum Mechanics

As usual Lubos Motel on The Reference Frame rushes to hide the truth about the present state of quantum theory by shouting that the Quanta article is anti-quantum crackpot.   

tisdag 29 augusti 2017

Klimatvetenskapens Tragedi: Professorernas Svek

Sten Kaijser skriver på Klimatupplysningen att klimatprofessor Lennart Bengtson har fel när han påstår:
  • Tragedien med klimatvetenskapen är att den till övermått drabbats av lekmannaintresse...har den allmänna debatten helt spårat ut då det stora flertalet som yttrar sig inte vet ett jota vad de vad de pratar om.
Jag håller med Sten Kaijser: Felet med klimatvetenskapen är inte "lekmannaintresse" utan tvärtom att den "professionella klimatvetenskapen" vid universitet, akademier och forskningsinstitut (som Lennart Bengtsson representerar) legitimerar en politiskt driven koldioxid-alarmism genom att fabricera underlag i form av teori och observation, som är medvetna rena falsarier. 

Detta är klimatprofessorernas svek mot mänskligheten och det är "lekmannaintresset" i bloggosfären (representerat av bl a Sten Kaijser) som uppdagat sveket. Domen över den professionella klimatvetenskap som svikit sin uppgift kommer att vara hård. 

PS. Jag ingår numera i Klimatrealisternas Vetenskapliga Råd (tillsammans med Wibjörn Karlen och Nils-Axel Mörner). Det gör inte klimatprofessor LB.

söndag 20 augusti 2017

Harvard Physicist: Climate Science in Real Trouble

Harvard physicist Willie Soon insists that the American National Academy of Science (NAS) is “100 percent corrupt” in its support of CO2 alarmism and the climate scientists who put up the content at the NAS are”really dangerous”, likening their solution to global warming to amputating a patient’s arms and legs in order to cure his headache.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is in good company with NAS in its unconditional support of the IPCC CO2 alarmism.

fredag 11 augusti 2017

New Text Book: Global Warming by Doubled CO2 Not Measurable

The new text book Environmental Aspects of Gas and Oil Production by leading scientists Robertson and Chilingar sends the message based on the "adiabatic theory" of planetary surface temperature, that the warming effect of doubled atmospheric CO2 is at most 0.5 C,  that is, not measurable.

This is the same analysis as that I presented in Slaying the Sky Dragon.

Students learn from text books and text books thus represent the current state of "settled science", which by the new text book then gives no ground for CO2 alarmism.

måndag 7 augusti 2017

Den Livsfarliga Svenska Modellen

Åke Sundström skriver idag tänkvärt om Kung Ingves' Livsfarliga Experiment: Negativ ränta kombinerat med en tillväxt av penningmängden på 10% och därmed en reell inflation på kanske 8% med effektiv tillväxt på 2%, dvs ett gap mellan ränta och inflation på uppåt 10%.

I en sund ekonomi är räntan någon procent högre än inflationen, medan vi nu i Sverige tvärtom har en inflation som är betydligt större (uppåt 10%) än räntan.

Detta kan inte hålla i längden, vilket Kung Ingves är den förste att predika (och här), men trots detta är det Ingves som sätter en negativ ränta och samtidigt tillåter att pengar skapas ur intet.

Hur kan det få vara så galet? Sundström jämför med Schweiz.

Se också tidigare post om Ingves misslyckade ambition att styra ett visst fiktivt inflationsmått till 2% via negativ ränta i sitt livsfarliga experiment.

Man kan också jämföra med den svenska modellen under 70-80-talet med en reell inflation på 15% betydligt större än räntan på 10%, som ledde till kollapsen på 90-talet. Men det är nu glömt.