Thursday, June 4, 2015

Best Black Swan event - black swans are native to New Zealand too

In a conversation yesterday, I was asked whether I has read the book Black Swans by Nassim Nicholas Taleb? Yeah, I replied, and then said: ‘You know, the best Black Swan example to me (probably not in Taleb's book if I recall) is that Black Swans once lived in New Zealand too (and its islands 'Chaptam'), and not only Australia as commonly thought. They went extinct (by the Maori), were reintroduced, but have been found, in recent times, to have flown there on their own. They also have similar genetics.  That's the Black Swan of Black Swans I say.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/wetland-birds/page-4

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The M.A.D gun

In memory of John Nash, may I share with you my M.A.D. gun - something I have been thinking about a lot, even today before I learned of John Nash's death.
My ideas come not directly from him, but from Thomas Schelling - another economics game theory laureate, this time in the area of cold war nuclear deterrents . I was at his lecture in 2005: the same year that paradoxically the I.A.E.A. got the Nobel peace prize "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to .."

The M.A.D. gun.
What if (just say) all firearms, all guns, had two barrels: one that shot your target - your adversary; and the other - at the same time - shot you. So, to use it, would mean you both die (or at least you die trying).  Question is, would it ever be used?  No, but you could argue: yes it would - to save the (your) group.

Well then, make a bigger gun - scale it up - so you get the group too. A cold war, nuclear stand off - as we still have (of sorts) today (even if we don't think about it).

So then, with that logic - and the near 70 years of no 'conventional' use of them, and the likes of Pakistan and India playing cricket and cooperating together again - why don't we, instead of cleaning up, riding the world of nuclear weapons, hand them out. Say 10 each (Middle East and all), with telephones to communicate.  

What would happen? Is it M.A.D, or is it peace.

 If you don't know what M.A.D. is ....google.

If you listen to part of Schelling's lecture, the last 5 minutes of it are most worth, at least for me.
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/2005/schelling-lecture.html

Fuck I love economics.

In memory of John Nash

A great mind died today, a Newton of our time. His idea 'the Nash Equilibrium' offers explanation to likes of why we do not need deities to explain why we’re good (or not) to each other; why in the 69 (soon 70) years of nuclear weapons - all the many thousands of them - they’ve only been used twice in anger (that is amazing!); and even why Sweden didn’t get invaded during WWII, its global monopoly on the ball bearing was so important to both sides, any conflict on its soils would be a lose-lose outcome for both sides – a Nash Equilibrium, fight your battle some where else, not Sweden. There are many more, and I love spotting them.
It seems ironic he died in a car: one of the simplest examples of a Nash equilibrium is the explanation as to why we drive on one side of the road, and not both.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Reinterpreting John Tyndall’s GHG Experiment Thermoelectric and Raman Spectroscopy


I have finally published:I thought to myself this morning wow - after not seeing anything close to what I have found when researching this paper - I have published a new theory of the atmosphere.
Black Swan.
Reinterpreting and Augmenting John Tyndall’s 1859 Greenhouse Gas Experiment with Thermoelectric Theory and Raman Spectroscopy 
at: academia.edu/ and  http://vixra.org/abs/1504.0165.

Here is a youtube presentation of my findings:















Abstract
Climate science's fundamental premise – assumed by all parties in the great climate debate – says the greenhouse gases – constituting less than 2% of Earth’s atmosphere; first derived by John Tyndall‘s in his 1859 thermopile experiment, and demonstrated graphically today by infrared IR spectroscopy – are special because of their IR (heat) absorbing property. From this, it is – paradoxically – assumed the (remaining 98%) non-greenhouse gases N2 nitrogen and O2 oxygen are non-heat absorbent. This paper reveals, by elementary physics, the (deceptive) role thermopiles play in this paradox. It was found: for a special group substances – all sharing (at least one) electric dipole moment – i.e. CO2, and the other greenhouse gases – thermopiles – via the thermoelectric (Seebeck) effect – generate electricity from the radiated IR. Devices using the thermopile as a detector (e.g. IR spectrographs) discriminate, and have misinterpreted IR absorption for anomalies of electricity production – between the sample gases and a control heat source. N2 and O2 were found to have (as all substances) predicted vibrational modes (derived by the Schrodinger quantum equation) at 1556cm-1 and 2330cm-1 respectively – well within the IR range of the EM spectrum and are clearly observed – as expected – with Raman Spectroscopy – IR spectroscopy’s complement instrument. The non-greenhouse gases N2 and O2 are relegated to greenhouse gases, and Earth’s atmospheric thermoelectric spectrum was produced (formally IR spectrum), and was augmented with the Raman observations. It was concluded the said greenhouses gases are not special, but typical; and all substances have thermal absorption properties, as measured by their respective heat capacities.


Key Words: greenhouse gases, climate change, thermopiles, Raman, Seebeck effect, spectroscopy, John Tyndall


Highlights:

Figure 10. The Augmented Greenhouse Atmosphere. Combining Thermoelectric spectra with Raman spectral to reveal the complement of atmospheric vibrational modes, and the greenhouse atmosphere of planet Earth. 



Monday, February 9, 2015

Natural fractal lake, Arethusa Pool, the worlds only?

Is Arethusa Pool (New Zealand) and its island's the worlds only natural fractal lake?

I was there with my family in January: it was a wonderful day, and very exciting for me - mathematically speaking.

Arethusa Pool (and its island) is on Mou Waho Island, which is on Lake Wanaka, which is on the South Island of New Zealand, which is in the South Pacific Ocean.

Water (the South Pacific Ocean), land (South Island New Zealand), water (lake Wanaka), land (Mou Waho Island) , water (Arethusa Pool), land (islands on Arethusa Pool); water in a puddle after rain (or when I filled it), land as small as a square centimeter inside the puddle, .....water??



 
Arethusa Pool, and Lake Wanaka New Zealand 2015.





 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Observed Galaxy Distribution Transition with Increasing Redshift a Property of the Fractal



I just published my third paper. This one is in response to this discovery:





I have found the universe is a standard, common garden variety fractal. It looks like a fractal – it is agreed by cosmologists to show fractal structure up to around 1 billion light years out, and thereafter is smooth, just as the clip shows, saving General Relativity (apparently) – and acts like a fractal – it has a beginning, and expands exponentially – it is a fractal. All fractals show a Hubble’s Law( increasing recessional velocity with distance from an observer) – and a cosmic microwave background –this is the trunk of your garden(fractal) tree. 

My presentation.




Full article at academia.edu


Abstract
Is the universe a fractal? This is one of the great – though not often talked about –questions in cosmology. In my publication I modelled the inverted (Koch snowflake) fractal and demonstrated Hubble’s Law, accelerating expansion, and a singularity beginning. Surveys of the universe – the most recent and largest, the 2012 WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey – show, galaxy distribution on small scales to be fractal, while on large-scales, homogeneity holds. There appears to be new anomaly to explain: a galaxy distribution transition from rough to smooth with cosmic distance. From my model I derived a Fractal-Hubble diagram. On this diagram, measurement points along the curve are clustered near the origin. This clustering was not addressed in discussions or part of the conclusion of my earlier experiment. Can this clustering of points account for the observed galaxy distribution transition? Could this transition be another property of fractals, and therefore could the universe – itself – be fractal? It was found, yes they do. Clustering of measurement points (and of galaxies) is as a result of observation position in the fractal. On small scales – relative to large scales – the cosmic surveys are what one would expect to see if one were viewing from within an iterating – growing – fractal. If trees – natural fractals that have also been found to grow at accelerating rates – are used to demonstrate this fractal: the large-scale smoothness maybe akin to a tree’s trunk; and the rough (fractal) on small-scales, to its branches. This discovery unifies the anomalies associated with the standard cosmological model. Together they are – through the mechanics of the fractal – inextricably linked.

Keywords: Fractal Cosmology, WiggleZ, Hubble’s Law, General Relativity, Galaxy Distribution, Cosmological Principle
 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Who Shot Vincent Nigel Murray?


Who shot my favourite squint Vincent  Nigel-Murray: it can't have been who we think it was, Jacob Broadsky.
The scene at 2:10 minutes is impossible: glass is opaque to infrared heat radiation, It is impossible for an Infrared camera to see through glass.

Any squint would know that.







Verify my claim yourself: watch this clip -