Saturday, February 23, 2019

Recent events

I post this in response to the spate of recent events, all caused bu the lunacy of the Left.
The Left is wholly without reason, as their philosophy is the denial of reality in favor of feelings and desires.

The Gods of the Copybook Headings - R. Kipling, 1919

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die." 

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bell's theoretical straw man

The Bell inequality states that "no theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics."   It is used to "prove" the "spooky" nature of quantum entanglement, i.e. action at a distance.

It proves nothing of the sort.

Bell's theorem assumes that quantum phenonema, when treated as if they were not quantum phenonema, do not act accordingly.  He sets up a straw man, and then, to the surprise of no one, knocks it down.

Why has this obvious fallacy been used as a bedrock of scientific wisdom for 50+ years?  Why has no one corrected this obvious error?

This is why I hold most scientists in disdain.  They have been carefully taught to not think.  They only repeat what they have been told.  Copenhagen interpretation ├╝ber alles!

The entire edifice can be easily knocked down with a simple thought experiment.  Imagine a sine wave, beginning at the origin.  Now follow it in both directions equally, imagining arrows tangent to the points of interest, pointed in opposite directions.  The arrows will always face 180 degrees opposite to each other.  

Now conduct quantum experiments to determine the "up" or "down" directions of the arrows.  Since all experiments on waves return a probability, only when the direction of measurement is perfectly in line with the direction of the arrows will the measurements be exactly correct.  At all other times, the measures will have some probability of determining "upness" or "downness" correctly.  And yet, the positions of the arrows are always and at every point completely deterministic and opposite, and were so from the very creation of the sine wave.  QED

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As Kratman says...

Thank you, LTC (Ret) Tom Kratman, for your service, your wit, and your insight.  

To the tune of "Ode to Joy".

Fuck the European Union!
Fuck the Hague and ICC!
Fuck their rules and regulations;
Fuck the whole bureaucracy!

Asshats, Bastards, Cowards, Dimwits,
Excrement-Feeding, Gallows-bait.
Hang the swine Higher than Haman,
Ignorant Jackasses, Knaves.

Watch them purge the bent banana.
See your taxes rise and rise.
See your nations fall to ruin.
Watch as every freedom dies.

Lick-ass Morons, Nincompoops, Oh,
Pity the Quagmire these Reds made.
Sycophants and Thieves, the whole crew,
Underworked and oVerpaid.

Friday Mornings EUnuchs sign in
To ensure their holidays
Are paid for by lesser beings.
Others call those people, "slaves."

To the lampposts, Europeans.
Tie the knots and toss the ropes.
Fit the nooses, haul the free ends
Stand back; let the bastards choke.