Originally posted by sandwiches
I watched Nassim's presentation at the Rogue Theater.
Actually it's identified as the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library, which highlights the first post I made in this thread stating that the topic is metaphysics and not physics.
His story is a hoot. Starting with his vision.
The so-called "vision" he describes in that video...is it just a coincidence that I saw the exact same movie that fits the description of his "vision"? It was one of my favorite movies I've ever seen:
The movie even shows going into a hand at about 6:30, and shows structures inside the hand like what Haramein describes when he goes into his hand at 17:45 in the vision he describes in his video. So maybe he had a vision like he described, or maybe he saw the same movie I did and confabulated the part about it being a vision of his...The similarities are so great I lean toward the latter. The movie could have chosen ANYTHING to show the microscopic structure of, so the selection of the hand is what persuades me about the confabulation.
The original video had some interesting narration but it's been removed from youtube so this version with the sound track replacing the narration is the only one I found. I should have downloaded the narrated version when I had the chance, darnit!
Anyway he tells his mother about his vision and that everything is points with infinite energy. His mother tells him she doesn't feel infinite and he needs to go back to school. Well that was pretty good advice from his mother. So does he go back to school? What he does is replace one version of nonsense that his mother bashed with a modified version of nonsense. But he still throws the word infinitely around at the drop of a hat and even implies you folks are infinitely dense and you're not insulted by that?
If you doubt his credentials just look at his web site. Nassim FTW
I did, those are the credentials that fool some laypeople who don't know any better but are obviously no credentials at all in the scientific community. Furthermore, by his own admission he's weak in math and claiming to understand physics without being good at math is probably one of the most damning credentials he has. (Or should I say lack of credential). He had to bring in Elizabeth A. Rauscher to do the math because it's over his head, so I would suspect he may not even understand the math his own paper since someone else had to do the math or at least help him with it. Haramein and Rauscher are co-authors on most of the papers referenced in his proton paper, fancy that. He cites himself and the person who does his math for him as the references in his paper? No wonder it hasn't passed peer review.
He doesn't understand even the simplest concepts in geometry that most of us had figured out by the 8th grade. Look at 12:15 in his video. After drawing a dot, line, plane, he then says the cube is made out of 6 planes. This shows massive confusion on his part. The cube is drawn by a figure that is represented by 6 planes because this is how we visually represent 3D objects on a flat surface like a drawing board. But the cube is a solid block, NOT 6 planes. I have so say that part of his presentation confusing a 3D cube with 6 planes is something I'd expect from a 2nd grader, not a grown adult. It's just so laughable that he could claim to be a physicist. And then he says his work has been submitted for peer review....if you're holding your breath waiting for any real peers to review and approve his work, you can stop now. You should know the difference between 6 planes and a cube to even pass geometry, let alone physics 101. Yet he claims this is some great ancient unsolved mystery.
And if any of you are confused by this like Haramein is, six two-dimensional planes have never been claimed to be the same thing as one three-dimensional cube. Yet in his mind that is somehow the confused message he got from his teacher. And he said he was afraid to ask the teacher about it because he might get kicked out. Maybe he should have asked and gotten an answer so he wouldn't try to come up with some strange explanations for a non-existent paradox.
So his site is no further help on his nonexistent credentials, but I did learn that this year he's charging $475 to spend the weekend with him instead of $375 like he charged last year.
[edit on 2-6-2010 by Arbitrageur]