Censorship. The Smoking Gun.

Ivor Catt. 19 January 2010

Position Statement. 22 June 1977

 

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Here we see my message to Calder to show that our Dialogue

(below) was on the www, and his immediate reply.

 

From: Ivor Catt

To: j.calder@ieee.org

Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:57 PM

Subject: Re: re Proc.IEEE

 

To Jim Calder,

http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x0113.htm

Ivor

 

From: j.calder@ieee.org

To: Ivor Catt

Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:34 PM

Subject: Re: re Proc.IEEE

Dear Ivor, thanks for your responses.  We plan to take a closer look

at this over the next week or so.  Regards....Jim Calder

From: Ivor Catt

To: j.calder@ieee.org

Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:29 AM

Subject: Re: re Proc.IEEE

Dear Mr. Calder,

I look forward to hearing from you about what resulted from your closer look.

http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x0113.htm

Ivor Catt

 

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our Dialogue

The background is this.

A few months ago I suddenly realised that I could carry out an experiment which would prove that the conventional model for a charged capacitor is wrong. This is the model taught to 14 year olds in schools throughout the world.

 

Proc. IEEE is the appropriate journal for such a major advance in electromagnetic theory. The editor's reply is extraordinary; "It is indeed an interesting one but it is not exactly in accordance with our current editorial needs." unless we fully accept my behavioural model for censorship in today's science. See for instance http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/w99anbk6.htm and http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/Y65BRILL.htm . (Later published, and ignored in a non peer reviewed journal; 1 .)

 

We see that the Editor directs me to inappropriate journals. The precedent for this is the case of "The Catt Question". http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm . After having for forty years rejected for publication all attempts by Catt to publish in the London IEE (now IET), Dr. Arnold Lynch, a man with a very big reputation in the IEE, took up the case and suggested a joint Lynch/Catt paper. He was told that the IEE were very anxious to publish something by Catt, and that if the paper were rejected, reasons for rejection would be given. In the event, the paper http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/y7aiee.htm was then rejected and no reasons given. However, Lynch had helped to found the "History of Electrical Engineering" group in the IEE, and he approached its chairman, who was a friend of his. The result was that the inappropriate section of the IEE published the paper, and it was then ignored.

 

This pattern repeats when the Editor of Proc. IEEE tries to fob me off with other, inappropriate journals within the IEEE. What he knows is that should he as editor publish major scientific advance, his career as an editor is finished. For me, his phrase; "not exactly in accordance with our current editorial needs" is the smoking gun. Major scientific advance has nothing to do with "current editorial needs".

 

Another example. May Chiao, an editor of "Nature Physics", will not publish me, and will not even reply to my letters and emails. This is even though Macmillan, who own "Nature Physics", published a technical book by me http://www.ivorcatt.org/digital-hardware-design.htm . http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/64maychiao.htm . Thus, the loyalty of these people is not vertical, to much higher management, but rather to peers. In the case of May Chiao, her husband is a lecturer in Trinity College, Cambridge, and thus also threatened by my new material.

 

In this context also, of course, see http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/91.htm

 

"not exactly in accordance with our current editorial needs" well describes the issue of whether an editor will survive if he steps out of line, by allowing scientific advance, and so threatens an entrenched Knowledge Establishment, whom he serves.

 

Ivor Catt    19 January 2010

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: j.calder@ieee.org

To: Ivor Catt

Cc: j.sun@ieee.org

Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 3:56 PM

Subject: Re: re Proc.IEEE

 


Dear Ivor,
   Thanks very much for your message and the article idea.  It is indeed an interesting one but it is not exactly in accordance with our current editorial needs.  It does sound however, that it might be appropriate for one of the more specialized IEEE transactions, such as Circuits and Systems or alternatively it might be an interesting article for Potentials Magazine.  We greatly appreciate your giving us the opportunity to consider your suggestion..   Thank you...Jim Calder Managing Editor

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From:

"Ivor Catt" <ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk>

To:

<j.calder@ieee.org>

Date:

01/17/2010 05:55 PM

Subject:

re Proc.IEEE

 





Dear Jim Calder,
Twenty-five years ago I got two publications accepted for Proc.IEEE,. admittedly only as "letters", although I saw them as very important.
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Now, 25 years later, I have a forthcoming experiment with important outcome. I have looked at today's Proc. IEEE and all other IEEE publications, and am at a loss to find the appropriate journal, including Proc. IEEE. However, the nearest is today's Proc. IEEE.
 
The photographs resulting from the experiment are expected to prove that the conventional model for a steady charged capacito is incorrect. It will prove that an ExH TEM Wave, Pointing Vector, is permanently travelling to and fro between the capacitor plates at the speed of light (for the dielectric).
The experiment is discussed at http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/965.htm .
 
I note your ciomment below; "IDEAS FOR PAPERS AND SPECIAL ISSUES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED!"
I look forward to your advice as to whether Proc.IEEE remains the appropriate journal.
 
Ivor Catt
----- Original Message -----
From: j.calder@ieee.org
To: ivor catt
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2009 8:05 PM
Subject: PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE Re: Fw: Cause and Effect in Mathematics


Dear Author:

I am sorry for the delay in responding to your messages.

Several months agio, I had several members of the Editorial Board take a look at your submission.


The consensus is that it is not appropriate for our journal.


I offer my sincere apologies for the extensive delay in responding to your message.

(I thought that I had responded to your email several moths ago, but I do not have a records of my earlier message to you.)


Again. I am sorry for these delays.


Regards,

Jim Calder

Managing Editor



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USA
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j.calder@ieee.org or proceedings@ieee.org

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All new Regular Paper Manuscripts Should be Submitted to Manuscript Central at URL:

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From "The Catt Anomaly"

As the decades drifted by, I continued to fulfil my duty of attempting to get my work published. I also delved deeper into the theory of the Politics of Knowledge, or the Sociology of Science. Basil Bernstein, of the Institute of Education, London, gave me the first clue, which can be paraphrased as follows;

Knowledge is Property, with its own market value and trading relationships, to be protected by those who trade in that body of knowledge.

It was many more years before I realised that

He who brings new knowledge is a vandal, much as the Nazis who burned the books were vandals.

The reason is that the intrusion of new knowledge results in the rejection of the old books. New knowledge has to be defined.

Knowledge is new if its acceptance would lead to a change in an A level syllabus. It is also new if it would lead to the change of a first degree syllabus. It is not new if it would merely lead to the addition of an extra section in a first degree syllabus, leaving the text books untarnished. This last is merely new (written without italics).

One has to consider the knowledge broker, or lecturer, with his slabs of lecture notes. Each slab of notes represents capital which brings in sixty pounds of income each year from two hours of lecturing. The professional is unwilling to tear up those notes, or to give up the royalties on his text book. His text book probably gained his promotion.

The professionalisation of teaching in around 1850, and the merging of research with teaching, set the stage for the inevitable ossification of science a century later. The professional cannot afford to allow knowledge to advance.

Any attempt to push forward the bounds of knowledge by paying professionals to do so must fail. Even when employed specifically to advance knowledge, the professional will freeze it.

The existing knowledge base is the professional's identity, his security, and his income. New knowledge threatens all of these.

It took further years for me to realize that the role of the professional institution was similar to that of the educational establishment. In the 1970's, when the IEE was obstructing our efforts to publish and to initiate discussion of fundamentals, we naively assumed that if only we could get past the 'decadent' officials to the 'vibrant' membership, all would be well. I am now convinced that this was a delusion, for the following reasons.

Those students who studied, learned, and passed exams in the IEE's static knowledge base developed subject loyalty and also a vested interest in its maintenance and defence against new knowledge. Some had even passed the IEE's own exams. They now paid their subscriptions to the IEE, not to encourage it to advance knowledge, but so that it would defend the knowledge base which was now their identity and their security.

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http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince06.htm

.... there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, ....

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Position Statement. 27 June 1977 .