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Eric Davis attacks Jack Sarfatti's STAIF 2008 Paper

Postby ryguy » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:32 am

On the 21st of this month, Jack sarfatti released his final draft of his 2008 STAIF paper entitled Metric Engineering the Fabric of Spacetime: Dark Energy Propellantless Warp Drive and Wormhole.

Click the above title or HERE to read Sarfatti's paper.

In a vitriolic rebuke sent to a small list - which Jack forwarded on to a number of people:

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Eric Davis wrote the following about my attached STAIF paper.
Do you think Eric is correct? Think for yourself.

>> I think it is clear from my referee report on Sarfatti's STAIF paper
>> that he literally does not know physics anymore, at least not at an
>> expert level, even though he has a PhD. Even Michael (as well as
>> both of us) have found from time to time that Sarfatti gets basic
>> fundamentals incorrect not to mention that he also gets the
>> advanced fundamentals incorrect.
>>
>> I think he really has not practiced physics as a professional for so
>> long, for so many decades, that he can't remember anything of his
>> education. And my review of his paper clearly shows that he does
>> NOT do any technical journal paper reading to keep up with current
>> physics and pending new developments. Just reading the monthly
>> abstracts posted online by the journals is barely enough to keep
>> abreast of things. I know from past conversations with Sarfatti that
>> he doesn't have time to review the online abstracts.
>>
>> He doesn't even read Scientific American or Physics Today. He
>> relies on second parties to scan any publications on their own
>> accord for their own interest in order to alert him (Sarfatti) of new
>> developments they think that he might be interested in seeing or
>> should become aware of. This is the only way Sarfatti gains new
>> knowledge.
>>
>> The vast majority of what Sarfatti often cites in his online
>> discussions and poorly written papers are all based on popular
>> books or weblinks (even stupid Wikipedia links). I really think he
>> doesn't have a clue.
>>
>> He wrote his STAIF paper like a middle school student, and I've
>> seen high school science papers that were written far better than
>> Sarfatti's. It's really very scary. I used to teach advanced high
>> school students in NSF funded summer science programs, and I
>> have seen far better reports and papers from them.
>>
>> I used Kit's forensic approach and surmised that Sarfatti's lack of
>> real apptitude in physics is the result of several factors:
>>
>> 1) not professionally practicing physics (working on the internet does
>> not count as a form of professional practice) in a professional
>> venue;
>>
>> 2) possible new-age-hippie-era experimentation with narcotics (LSD,
>> cocaine, and pot were popular all over California in those days -
>> still
>> is);
>>
>> 3) too much socializing, too much drinking of wine, too much
>> romanticising of his old melodrama Gilbert and Sullivan theater
>> stage performance days;
>>
>> 4) too much narcissistic personality disorder-oriented day dreaming
>> and mental drifting. There's possibly of even paraphrenia at work in
>> his brain.
>>
>> Finally, I learned from physicist Andrew Beckwith, a former CIA
>> China analyst, that he met with Sarfatti at a gravitational waves
>> conference near Berkeley last spring and learned that Sarfatti is
>> facing some kind of serious medical condition (some kind of cancer)
>> that will affect his mortality in short order. Sarfatti had been in
>> the
>> hospital for treatments and won't talk about it openly. In other
>> words, Sarfatti has become even more erratic over time because he
>> is facing the possibility of dying if his treatments are not
>> successful.

Pish tush I am not having any treatments. How dare he put that sort of
crap in?
>>
>> This is really sad.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>> Eric W. Davis, Ph.D., FBIS, AFAIAA
>>****Private details removed****




Sarfatti's immediate response:

Kit et-al
I never interpreted Eric's silly remarks to mean you had told him anything about my medical condition. :-)
God moves in strange ways. At this point Eric needs to release his detailed technical peer review of this attached paper for ALL to see for themselves.


Written at "middle school level"?

I got "fundamentals wrong"? Which ones pray tell?

Let Sharon Weinberger open The Box to see if the Dirty Rat Quisling is alive or dead? ;-)

Pandora's Box is open. Unleash the Dogs of War.


And with the following:

Memorandum to the Press for the Record

What Eric says is legally actionable because it is false and malicious
and hardly relevant to the physics content of my paper.
There is a covert counter-intelligence dimension to this whole thing.

"2) possible new-age-hippie-era experimentation with narcotics (LSD,
>> cocaine, and pot were popular all over California in those days -
>> still is);"


Is completely slanderous.

This following is completely outrageous and false. I have no cancer etc.
I suspect Beckwith will want to sue Davis for this below:

"Finally, I learned from physicist Andrew Beckwith, a former CIA
>> China analyst, that he met with Sarfatti at a gravitational waves
>> conference near Berkeley last spring and learned that Sarfatti is
>> facing some kind of serious medical condition (some kind of cancer)
>> that will affect his mortality in short order. Sarfatti had been in
>> the hospital for treatments


Nonsense! Nothing but routine exams!

>> and won't talk about it openly. In other words, Sarfatti has become

>> even more erratic over time because he is facing the possibility of
>> dying if his treatments are not successful."


This is wild exaggeration and way off the mark. This is how the referee
process should work?

Note that Eric says absolutely nothing specific about my rich complex
original text and what precisely he thinks is wrong or not even wrong.
His report is completely based on personal issues! BTW because of a
liver issue I have been completely off alcohol for months. I never used
it much anyway and the last time I smoked pot was in early 90's. My
experience with cocaine was very limited in late 70's same with LSD.
Eric has not produced a single new idea in physics in his whole career.
He basically writes about other people's work - and in my case judge for
yourself.
>>



A few of those following the discussion commented that it appeared uncertain whether Eric had even read Jack's paper...

Needless to say, Jack is somewhat angry about these comments, and has responded often regarding them...just this today:

Again great writing Colin. Please use your influence to get this story out in the media. You know had Eric stuck to the physics and spelled out specific ideas he did not agree with that would have been good and constructive. Note that the coward has yet to do so. But to make up a completely false story about my "terminal condition" and the "treatments", "cancer" etc, all false, is beyond the pale. Also his allegations that my brain is defective from alcohol and illegal drugs. He crossed the line and his purpose was obviously to neutralize my influence within the US Intelligence Community. Not only that but he could not have possibly even read my paper when he sent out that message. All he had was a very early rough hastily written sketch. The complex document now in v8 attached is nothing like he describes. In such a complex document it's hard to eliminate all typos that can throw the reader off the meaning. v8 I think caught all of them? Again I repeat, top physicists in relativity: Wolfgang Rindler, Bill Unruh, Matt Visser, Cliff Will all told me direct face to face that the PV/Yilmaz physics that Eric Davis gives the hard sell for in the USAF Teleportation report is a "waste of time". Visser and Unruh in particular were mad as hell to think USG was funding it. One of the two, I forget which of the two, we were having Guiness in a Dublin Pub by the river, said "tell your government people to talk to me." This was GR 17 2004 Summer, Ireland. Then at SLAC Summer 2005 Ken Nordtvedt confirmed the other physicist's opinions in even more detail. Eric Davis a member of Association of Former Intelligence Officers? used the same dirty tricks smear that Robert M Collins did that my mind is addled from LSD, cocaine and pot. He must be desperate to resort to such tricks. Eric is like an amateur terrorist making a bomb that blows up in his face.



A dramatic buildup to STAIF 2008....

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Postby You Can Call Me Ray » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:57 am

Eric's lack of professionalism in dissecting Jack personally, rather than staying precisely on the topic of his physics, tells me there is more to this than just a cantankerous STAIF "editor" trying to take Jack down a notch.

When one places this incident right next to the crap going on directed at Ryan, it is hard not to see the potential for some similarities in ulterior motives. It makes me wonder if Jack's paper and his larger works may be getting closer to something that someone doesn't want being so "open to the public" as Jack's work is... much like the products here at RU are so "open to the public".

Hmmmmmm..... (scratching his head a bit more... Ray retires to watch Family Guy and cogitate further). :)

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Postby Access Denied » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:41 am

You Can Call Me Ray wrote: It makes me wonder if Jack's paper and his larger works may be getting closer to something that someone doesn't want being so "open to the public" as Jack's work is... much like the products here at RU are so "open to the public".

I suspect there’s very little chance of that… however I agree the lack of professionalism being displayed could easily result it in being spun that way to those who are umm… shall we say easily influenced? ;)
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Postby You Can Call Me Ray » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:37 am

Hi AD,
Access Denied wrote:
You Can Call Me Ray wrote: It makes me wonder if Jack's paper and his larger works may be getting closer to something that someone doesn't want being so "open to the public" as Jack's work is... much like the products here at RU are so "open to the public".

I suspect there’s very little chance of that… however I agree the lack of professionalism being displayed could easily result it in being spun that way to those who are umm… shall we say easily influenced? ;)


I suppose that could be. However, I have never dismissed Jack's work even at the same time that I admit that I cannot fully comprehend it all. In all the years I have followed his emails and work, there have just been too many "hits" in his writing that completely links-up with various aspects of my research into systems theory and especially those aspects of this research that have come out of a systemic treatment of the tree of life network. His musings on the interactions between mind and body (IT from BIT) are systemic in nature.

I guess I am just intrigued enough in his work that I can't dismiss him. :)

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Postby Access Denied » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:06 am

You Can Call Me Ray wrote:I guess I am just intrigued enough in his work that I can't dismiss him. :)

Ah, in that case I may have misunderstood you because I don’t see why anyone would want to “keep a lid” on those kind of theories right, wrong or indifferent. Perhaps that’s not what you meant?
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