APMT

The Annals of Post-Medieval Thought is a quasi-journal for publishing selected works from my bottom drawer. It is a self-publishing exercise in transcending the strictures and boundaries of the present Medieval Science.

It is my personal attempt to escape the spreading Dark Age of our time.

Why do that? …you may well ask:

Why not simply publish in peer-reviewed journals, like everybody else?

The answer is simple. I do not believe that the Scientific Peer-Review and Academic Journal System works anymore.

It works for some things, but only narrowly drawn topics which are: uncontroversial; unimportant; or both.

The Grand Sweep of Ideas that moves Society forward has been lost.

It got suffocated, drowned, stamped-on, burned, and dismembered in the Great Rush for Funding and Academic Status. Instead we have what I call Medieval Science. This reeks of the Barn Yard and a time before plumbing. It is a feudal system of Warring Fiefs where the Great Questions are simply left unasked and unanswered.

People form self-supporting cliques, vote their own papers and projects through the system and then engage in endless border skirmishes. These are analogous to the Medieval turf wars of Vassal States and Feudalistic Lords.

In this system, nobody has any incentive to simplify or synthesize.

It is a scramble for Rotten Meat in a time of Typhoid and Cholera. It is not satisfying and is destructive to the interests and motivation of young people in advancing knowledge.

In response, I believe that Synthesis is where the greatest future works of Science lie.

Synthesis is the great Lost Art of taking what is known and distilling it to timeless and essential principles of simplicity. It defines how a Mind is Moved by and acts to Move Minds. It is Action and Reaction in reconciling one mind to the world.

Synthesis represents the Aims and Scope of my personal quasi-journal.

It is my attempt to reconcile what I have learned personally with what is otherwise known. Please go ahead and make your own quasi-journal…

Publishing is Dead! Long live Quasi-Publishing!

What moves the mind moves the world.

3 thoughts on “APMT”

  1. Hi, your work has just been cited by Myron Wyn Evans (drmyronevans.wordpress.com, aias.us), who also does not believe in publishing in conventional journals (he founded his own, and writes most of the contents himself). However, unlike yourself, he is arrogant, aggressive and believes in perpetual motion (even the silly Bessler wheel). Of course, that is just my opinion: take a look at his blog and let me know what you think. SD

  2. You say
    “People form self-supporting cliques, vote their own papers and projects through the system and then engage in endless border skirmishes. These are analogous to the Medieval turf wars of Vassal States and Feudalistic Lords. ”
    This is emphasized on a grand scale by the great CAGW scam and the entire UNFCC and IPCC circus.
    See this exchange with Freeman Dyson
    E-mail 4/7/15

    Dr Norman Page
    Houston

    Professor Dyson
    Saw your Vancouver Sun interview.
    I agree that CO2 is beneficial. This will be even more so in future because it is more likely than not that the earth has already entered a long term cooling trend following the recent temperature peak in the quasi-millennial solar driven periodicity .
    The climate models on which the entire Catastrophic Global Warming delusion rests are built without regard to the natural 60 and more importantly 1000 year periodicities so obvious in the temperature record. The modelers approach is simply a scientific disaster and lacks even average commonsense .It is exactly like taking the temperature trend from say Feb – July and projecting it ahead linearly for 20 years or so. They back tune their models for less than 100 years when the relevant time scale is millennial. This is scientific malfeasance on a grand scale. The temperature projections of the IPCC – UK Met office models and all the impact studies which derive from them have no solid foundation in empirical science being derived from inherently useless and specifically structurally flawed models. They provide no basis for the discussion of future climate trends and represent an enormous waste of time and money. As a foundation for Governmental climate and energy policy their forecasts are already seen to be grossly in error and are therefore worse than useless. A new forecasting paradigm needs to be adopted. For forecasts of the timing and extent of the coming cooling based on the natural solar activity cycles – most importantly the millennial cycle – and using the neutron count and 10Be record as the most useful proxy for solar activity check my blog-post at http://climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com/2014/07/climate-forecasting-methods-and-cooling.html

    The most important factor in climate forecasting is where earth is in regard to the quasi- millennial natural solar activity cycle which has a period in the 960 – 1020 year range. For evidence of this cycle see Figs 5-9. From Fig 9 it is obvious that the earth is just approaching ,just at or just past a peak in the millennial cycle. I suggest that more likely than not the general trends from 1000- 2000 seen in Fig 9 will likely generally repeat from 2000-3000 with the depths of the next LIA at about 2650. The best proxy for solar activity is the neutron monitor count and 10 Be data. My view ,based on the Oulu neutron count – Fig 14 is that the solar activity millennial maximum peaked in Cycle 22 in about 1991. There is a varying lag between the change in the in solar activity and the change in the different temperature metrics. There is a 12 year delay between the neutron peak and the probable millennial cyclic temperature peak seen in the RSS data in 2003. http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1980.1/plot/rss/from:1980.1/to:2003.6/trend/plot/rss/from:2003.6/trend

    There has been a cooling temperature trend since then (Usually interpreted as a “pause”) There is likely to be a steepening of the cooling trend in 2017- 2018 corresponding to the very important Ap index break below all recent base values in 2005-6. Fig 13.
    The Polar excursions of the last few winters in North America are harbingers of even more extreme winters to come more frequently in the near future.
    I would be very happy to discuss this with you by E-mail or phone .It is important that you use your position and visibility to influence United States government policy and also change the perceptions of the MSM and U.S public in this matter. If my forecast cooling actually occurs the policy of CO2 emission reduction will add to the increasing stress on global food production caused by a cooling and generally more arid climate.
    Best Regards
    Norman Page

    E-Mail 4/9/15

    Dear Norman Page,
    Thank you for your message and for the blog. That all makes sense.
    I wish I knew how to get important people to listen to you. But there is
    not much that I can do. I have zero credibility as an expert on climate.
    I am just a theoretical physicist, 91 years old and obviously out of touch
    with the real world. I do what I can, writing reviews and giving talks,
    but important people are not listening to me. They will listen when the
    glaciers start growing in Kentucky, but I will not be around then. With
    all good wishes, yours ever, Freeman Dyson.

    1. Hi Norman,

      I agree on the principle of enabling open debate, although I disagree on the particular topic. So I a guess we agree to agree on some things and agree to disagree on others.

      Personally, I think climate change is real.

      However, people are well entitled to debate this.

      Best wishes,

      Kingsley

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