Third time is not the charm for LIGO gravitational wave discovery
I wasn’t sure what more I could write to follow up on my article concerning the second gravitational wave discovery claim by the LIGO team that I posted exactly one year ago today. Instead of hundreds or even dozens of subsequent detections that were predicted to be made since that time, there has been only one! This third detection, GW170104, occurred over a year after the second one and is the weakest and least precise […]
Flawed second LIGO gravitational wave discovery
In a previous post I listed the many problems associated with the LIGO team’s claim of having made the first direct observation of gravitational waves in history. Now they have released a second claim that makes all but one of the problems with the initial claim seem irrelevant. That problem is the methodology used to try to recover a signal from what is essentially unidentified and random background noise. This “mystery noise” has continued to […]
Problems with the LIGO gravitational wave discovery
It’s been over a month since the announcement by the LIGO team that they made the first ever direct observation of gravitational waves in history. The following is a concise list of problems associated with this claim, much of which has been summarized from my original post a couple of weeks ago. ~~~~~ Non-repeatability and non-verifiability The Advanced LIGO experiment did not follow the scientific method, one of the fundamental tenants of which is that […]
It’s been over two weeks since the big announcement concerning the alleged discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Although a few outliers have since pushed back, for the most part this “discovery” has been accepted unquestioningly by the vast majority of the scientific community and media outlets. I would like to begin by stating that I personally believe that gravitational waves could exist. So far all of Einstein’s predictions have […]
2015: The year of the missing gravitational waves
This year was not kind to gravitational wave researchers despite multiple experiments across various instruments both on Earth and in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916 using his Theory of General Relativity. He theorized that gravitational waves carry energy away from accelerating masses in the form of gravitational radiation much like photons carry away energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. But because gravity is 1039 (yes, that’s a thousand trillion […]
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