Saturday, November 30, 2013

"The Principle" Update!

On Friday, November 15, I screened "The Principle" for a very influential film financier, who has put up the initial financing for the theatrical release of some of the most successful films in history.

In order to determine the "want to see" which exists "out there", we have decided to conduct a two week viral marketing test of the film.

We are scheduled to release our trailer, launch our Facebook page, and commence the marketing test on Monday, December 9 (fingers crossed that we can have everything ready!).

If we are able to secure a strong degree of interest as demonstrated by visits to our page and views of our trailer, we will receive a funding commitment for a theatrical release of "The Principle".

Please visit here for the link, probably by the latter part of next week, and please help us achieve our target by visiting our page and viewing our trailer.

I expect a quite animated discussion will quickly commence on the Facebook page as well ;-)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Quasar Polarization Shows Preferred Direction- The Equatorial Plane of Earth!

This new paper digs more deeply into earlier observations reported on this blog, concerning the evidence that optical polarization vectors for quasars are not random, as the Copernican Principle predicts (assumes).

Instead, the preferred direction is related to the equatorial plane of Earth- aligned with the cosmological dipole, now known to define a preferred direction observed to span the entire universe, not only in the CMB, but in large scale structure including quasar and radio source distributions, and Type 1aSupernovae distributions.


Thus the u1 and u2 Maxwell vectors of the 183 QSO sample determine a near-Equatorial coordinate system which has directions determined by the plane of the Earth’s equator. Other planets have other equatorial planes, so the coincidence suggests a local deflection of polarization vectors, which without convincing corroboration must be deemed unlikely. The interesting outcome is that a preferred coordinate system is determined by QSO polarization vectors. 

"The Principle" trailer and Facebook page will launch in the next ten days.

Watch here for links.

Friday, November 22, 2013

You Can Kiss The Cosmological Constant Explanation for Isotropic GRB's Goodbye.....Yet Another Observational Evidence for Earth at the Center of the Universe


Those of you who have read "Galileo Was Wrong" know about a puzzling observation concerning the isotropic distribution of Gamma Ray Bursts:

"No longer could astronomers hope that the Copernican dilemma would disappear with improved data. The data were in hand, and their implication inescapable: we are at the center of a spherically symmetric distribution of gamma-ray-burst sources, and this distribution has an outer edge. Beyond this edge the density of burst sources decreases to insignificance."---Jonathan Katz, The Biggest Bangs, p. 111.
The troubling "Copernican dilemma" for GRB's was explained away by the claim that these GRB's were at cosmological remove from us; that is, they were so far away and so far back in time that the alleged expansion of the universe had rendered them isotropic as seen from Earth (the same argument is made for the isotropic distribution of galaxies, and the observed fact that those twice as far away are twice as redshifted, three times as far away three times as redshifted, etc., also known as the "Hubble constant").

Well, you can kiss that argument goodbye.

And so yet another Copernican dilemma returns front and center, just in time for "The Principle".

UPDATE 12/8: A letter to the editor submitted to Astronomy and Astrophysics in January of 2013 suggests that the Copernican challenge for GRB's is even much, much greater than this.......

"We observe that the dipolar and quadripolar moments of the selected subsamples of FREDs are found more than two standard deviations outside those of random isotropically generated samples. The most probable degree of contamination by Galactic sources for the FRED GRBs of the Swift catalog detected until February 2011 that do not have a known redshift is about 21 out of 77 sources, which represents roughly 27%. Furthermore, we observe that by removing from this sample those bursts that have any type of indirect redshift indicator and multiple peaks, the most probable contamination increases to 34% (17 out of 49 sources).

Conclusions. It is probable that a high degree of contamination by Galactic sources occurs among the single-peak FREDs observed by Swift. Accordingly we encourage additional studies on these type of events to determine the nature of what could be an exotic type of Galactic source."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Discovery Institute on Another Challenge to the Copernican Principle

h/t to Velika Bluna......

You've heard about the 8.8 billion Earths out there, right?

Well now.

Eight point eight billion Earths, some of which would be billions of years older than us, under Copernican Principle assumptions.......

Where is everybody?

Discovery Institute has started to focus on the Copernican Principle.

The timing is certainly right ;-)

Sunday, November 10, 2013