The Cavendish experiment is the ‘achilles heel’ of the modern religion of scientism and, in particular, the entire field (doctrine) of modern astrophysics. Any honest, objective, intelligent individual who takes the time to study the official story of the Cevendish experiment will be left with a question almost exitential in its importance: how on earth could anybody possibly believe this is legitimate science?
If you look up the entry for Mars on Wikipedia right now, you will see a right-hand sidebar awash with an array of amazing information about the so-called ‘Red Planet’. An abridged version of wikipedia’s sidebar is provided your benefit. Note the ‘mass’ listed for Mars: 6.4171 x 10 ^23 kg, or roughly 1/10th that of earth’s alleged mass. Have you ever looked at this kind of scientific claim and wondered how on earth scientists managed to determine the mass of the objects in the night sky?
What if you were to learn that it all goes back to a rudimentary experiment performed in a shed, without the aid of electricity, in the late 1700s? What if you were to learn that this ‘Cavendish experiment’, named after the man who purportedly performed it, determined the mass of the entire earth? What if you were to learn that, aided with the magic of ‘orbital mechanics’, any schmo with an elementary understanding of mathematics can use the alleged mass of the earth to then deduce the mass of any planet they so wish?
If you still possess a functioning brain, your first thought might be to wonder why the author of this page would attempt to misrepresent science in such flagrant fashion. Of course the scientists have much more convincing and reliable methods for determining their scientific facts! As if anybody would ever claim they could weigh the entire earth in a shed 200+ years ago, let alone use this figure to then determine the mass of other planets such as Mars. How preposterous!
Well then hang on to your hat, squire. What you are about to learn will change forever the way you think about the people we call ‘scientists’, and cause you to question the entire cosmology you have accepted on faith since childhood. Indeed, it may even lead you to an existential crisis the likes of which you could never have seen coming. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
No content creator known to man today has done more to expose, critique and mock the ‘Cavendish experiment’ than JLB. The phrase ‘heavy balls hanging from a shed roof’ has become synonymous with the Cavendish experiment; this meme seeded and propagated by none other than JLB himself. See this playlist for more information. For a basic intro, see the video below.
JLB1653 | Hypothetical Experiment (22-May-2016)
But scientists don’t really believe this, do they?
Oh yes, they do. They have to. This story is central to the history of modern science and, like any other religious belief system, once cannot reject a key a key plank of the doctrine without calling into question their faith in the entire belief system. If science could lie about knowing how much earth weighs and get away with it, then science could lie about anything and get away with it. The implications of renouncing belief in the Cavendish experiment are profound.
This is without taking into account the fact that Cavendish’s alleged findings are also used, along with Newton’s ‘law of universal gravitation‘ and Kepler’s ‘laws of planetary motion‘, to produce all of the scientific ‘facts’ related to the ‘physical’ properties of the objects of the Solar System: official figures for the ‘mass’, ‘density’, ‘surface gravity’ (and more) are all determined by calculations which are based on the original figure for ‘Big G’ given by Cavendish experiment.
Do fans of science (or ‘science nerds’) really believe this?
Once again the answer is ‘yes’ and, once again, it is because they have to. It turns out that there is very little difference between the typical ‘scientist’ and the typical ‘science nerd’ or fan: whereas we may like to imagine that the former engage in all kinds of experiments and empirical observations to confirm or validate their theories, in actual fact the entire field of ‘science’ is centred upon rote learning of textbook doctrine. In this sense, amateur scientists can be just as ‘knowledgeable’ as certified/qualified science graduates – especially in the field of astrophysics.
In their defense, chemistry students may spend many hours ‘in the lab’ over the course of their undergraduate studies; although they will generally be repeating the same procedures which have already been carried out countless times in other labs all over the world, at least their studies involve empirical observations. Astrophysics students, on the other hand, will never measure the mass of the earth themselves. They will never rise high enough to see for themselves the shape (or alleged spin) of the earth. The only observations they can make pertaining to physics will be entirely terrestrial. Despite this, they will fully believe that their studies have imparted upon them great wisdom about the nature of the universe and the objects in the night sky.
For a classic example of just how misguided science fans/believers really are, download and listen to the following podcast. For more information about that podcast and how the impromptu debate came about, see the relevant post.
Is it true that JLB was the first person to critically scrutinise the Cavendish experiment?
Certainly not. A number of other people have taken the time to critique the Cavendish experiment, the most notable being Miles Mathis. However, among those who have been involved in one way or another with the ‘Flat Earth renaissance’ which has swept the ‘alternative’/independent media scene since early 2015, JLB has played a leading role in bringing attention to the topic. The following presentation reveals the chronology of coverage of the Cavendish experiment within this scene. A number of YouTubers have taken the time to produce content relating to it. At 40 minutes the video may seem to be a little bit lengthy, but if you take the time to properly engage with and scrutinise the information contained within, you will be left in no doubt about the significance of the Cavendish experiment.
JLB1645 | The Cavendish Experiment: Scientism’s Achilles Heel (14-May-2016)