Avalon wrote:...Were the Sarfattis on a party line too? If so, did anyone ever pick up their phone to see if the line was free, and hear the robot?
chiggerbit wrote:Jesus, did I say 14? I should have said 10. Hey, DE, if you lose him, you could likely hook up with Branton instead.
convincingly confusing fake physics gobbledegook
Sarfatti’s paper we regret to say, is unfortunately a potpourri of nonsense Mathematics. The fact that he found endorsers which permitted him to put his article in the arXiv is a preoccupying fact. Indeed, the incident shows that endorsers did not pay attention to what they read, or worse, that there are a lot of people with almost null mathematical knowledge publishing Physics papers replete of nonsense Mathematics…
A careful reading of [Sarfatti's paper] shows that his hypotheses are completely ad hoc assumptions, since in our view no arguments from Physics or Mathematics are given for them. Summing up, we must say that Sarfatti’s claim to have deduced Einstein’s equations as an emergent phenomena is a typical example of self delusion and wishful thinking.
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