Friday, October 30, 2015

Improved Fractal Lorenz Curve

Four years ago I ran a 'loose' experiment on a Christmas tree to test the weight distribution of branches for Lorenz curve wealth distribution similarities in an economy. This week I finished the Figure 3 chart (below) after modelling the Koch Snowflake fractal for (Lorenz) area distribution. Took me hours. 
I found the distribution not only follows what we observe, but expands as the fractal grows (or develops) with time (Table 1). I also found different area groups (triangle sizes) grow with time (from an arbitrary size), and accelerate apart from each other with time. This is a geometry and can be observed in any fractal structure. I have updated my post at

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Problem in Thin Ice documentary

In the documentary Thin Ice I have identified a mistake that I would like to reveal to you. This mistake, if correct, is so large as to discredit not only the documentary but also the science. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fractspansion Prediction

I was thinking the other night, after watching a lecture on the distribution of galaxies in the observable universe, if my fractspansion model is correct then there should be a (regular) lateral shift in galaxies by distance time and not just Hubble recession. It should also be increasing with distance-time as with Hubble's Law.

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.

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

If you listen to part of Schelling's lecture, the last 5 minutes of it are most worth, at least for me.

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 
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Here is a youtube presentation of my findings:

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


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.