LIGO in Limbo
One definition of limbo:
"an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition."
LIGO has unverified claims so LIGO must either confirm them with evidence or drop the claims.
LIGO is in limbo by that definition.
LIGO also has physics in limbo by that definition because there is confusion about LIGO's claims.
LIGO is claiming detections of gravitational waves but actually it is not.
The scientific community, whether it knows it or not, is waiting for confirmation whether there are gravitational waves.
On November 10, 2019 LIGO received a prediction for gravitational waves based on a full moon.The prediction was for wave detections between November 10 and 14 because the full moon was on Nov 12 and over half of the LIGO wave detections are in the range of 2 days before and 2 days after a moon event.
LIGO reported 2 wave detections within a few hours, the first 2 hours after the prediction, the second 5 hours later.
The prediction of gravitational wave detections was confirmed by 2 within 7 hours.
LIGO reported 2 more wave detections 3 days later on the 13th so the prediction anticipated these 5 detections in this 5 day span.
These waves are claimed to arrive from anywhere in the universe but a prediction for waves in a 5 day span resulted in 5 detections.
This confirmed prediction established LIGO will declare an astrophysical event having a terrestrial source like a full moon.
This state of limbo exists because LIGO makes claims with no independent confirmation of those claims.
To consider LIGO negligent they would have to know they are sctually detecting earth tide waves as a terrestrial source.
The obvious problem is LIGO could claim did not know of my prediction posted to their LIGO Scientific Collaboration page.
I also passed this information to NSF on November 23 and again on December 10.NSF knows of the August 2017 deception by LIGO but NSF has chosen to ignore it.NSF also knows of the confirmed prediction of detections from a claimed random source.
The LIGO SC facebook page is open to the public.
Again LIGO can claim they did not know they are actually detecting earth tide waves. It is impossible to prove they did not know.
The irony here is they should know of their mistake simply by checking their own published results. The detections should be random but they are definitely not random. They are in in clumps often about 7 days apart.
Most astronomers know either a new moon or full moon occurs roughly every 14 days. 7 days is the rough gap between them.
These clumps arise because LIGO reacts to these moon events with a few detections in a narrow span each time.
Here are several examples:
From 2017 August 14 to 18 they reported 3 events. Perigee on August 18.
From 2019 May 10 to 13 they reported 3 events. Perigee on May 13.
From 2019 May 17 to 21 they reported 5 events (2 on 21st), and another on the 24th. Full moon on May 18.
Then no detections from 05/24 to 06/02 (new moon on 06/03).
From 2019 August 28 to September 1 they reported 4 events (2 on 28th). New moon on August 30.
From 2019 September 10 to September 15 they reported 3 events (2 on 10th). Full moon on September 14.
From 2019 September 23 to September 30 they reported 5 events (2 on 30th). New moon on September 28.
Then no detections while LIGO off for maintenance in October.
From 2019 November 5 to November 17 they reported 5 events (2 on 10th). Full moon on November 12.
From 2019 November 20 to November 24 they reported 4 events (2 on 20th). Perigee on November 23.
From 2019 December 4 to December 13 they reported 5 events (1 on 12th, 2 on 13th). Full moon on December 12.
Clearly the LIGO system is so sensitive it reports 2 events on the same day rather often.
There are many detections on consecutive days as well.
double detections within a set are not random; that indicates an unreliable filter algorithm.
Clearly there is no one at LIGO who is able to notice these clumps of detections are very far from random; at least they should question the LIGO system's reliability.
I expect calculating the probabilities for the timing of these detections not being random to be a waste of time.
However LIGO should explain why their detections are not random as these events should be.
It should not require someone else to tell LIGO their system is NOT detecting events from random locations in the universe when so many appear on the very same day or in narrow spans.
LIGO is running their system with no verification of their reported results done by either themselves or an independent entity..
They have never had to prove any of their detections by providing an independent observation for confirmation.
The single claimed confirmation IN 2017 is a known deception.
LIGO is probably not lying to the scientific community; they are just incompetent, unable to recognize their system does not do what it claims.
I am probably being too harsh but progress in physics is distracted while being mislead by LIGO false claims.
Unless LIGO confesses to this deception or another entity like NSF takes action the gravitational physics discipline is based on a mistake. It is impossible to predict how long it will take to resolve this dilemma.
The science of physics is essentially in limbo waiting for LIGO to publicly declare there are no gravitational waves.
The other possible conclusion is LIGO actually provides evidence for its claims. That would also terminate this state of limbo.
This outcome is not possible because there are no gravitational waves; they have no definition as an entity in terms of physics nor any defined propagation medium for this undefined wave. Spacetime is a coordinate system and cannot be a medium. If spacetime is a medium no definition has been offered.
LIGO is just wrong.
As this limbo continues unnoticed, science remains corrupted by LIGO's wrong claims.
This post resulted in this comment:
Gravity (classical) is "instantaneous" so when is there time for a wave to form and travel. Or has gravity been redefined ?
You are right.
Relativity replaced the instantaneous force of gravity with instantaneous spacetime curvature.
However in 1957 physicists agreed a gravitational field must exert a force so this force must propagate at velocity c, with no definition and no medium. They agreed these undefined waves could be detected. Though relativity removed the force physicists realized Einstein claimed gravity had a velocity limit at c.
This conundrum resulted in this LIGO disaster looking for waves from a mass that both curves spacetime and propagates a gravitational wave.
I often wonder how these physicists can believe 6 impossible things before breakfast - every day!
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