Monday, January 10, 2011

Ji-Huan He on E-infinity Nanotechnology

This gem of crackpottery was provided by Zahy.

Scribd hosting isn't working for this, so instead download Electrospun Nanofibres and Their Applications by Ji-Huan He, Yong Liu, Lu-Feng Mo, Yu-Qin Wan and Lan Xu, 2008, iSmithers, from MediaFire.

There are numerous references to El Naschie, E-infinity, the golden mean, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, and to Ji-Huan he's execrable journal International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation.

The first El Naschie reference is on page one!

Nanotechnology has attracted much attention recently, and it can be applied to all aspects of science and engineering, as well as to life. But what is nanotechnology? There are many definitions of the term, but here we adopt El-Naschie’s definition [1]. "The naive and direct answer to the frequently posed question what exactly is Nanotechnology is to say that it is a technology concerning processes which are relevant to physics, chemistry and biology taking place at a length scale of one divided by 100 million of a metre."

On pages four and five Ji-Huan He loses his marbles completely, using E-infinity theory to calculate the mass of an "expectation proton" whatever that is, and the absolute zero temperature, in terms of (-1 + sqrt 5)/2. He presents a table comparing Newton, Einstein and El Naschie.

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  1. Jason, that's truly a bizarre find. Based on an initial scan, it seems to be a real Frankenstein of sorts. I haven't checked in detail, but many of the references and much of the style seems legitimate in nature... but then there's also loads of He and El-Naschie references seemingly plugged in out of nowhere.

    The introductory section (chapter 1) is clearly off the wall, as you point out. The second chapter looks to be relatively normal, with the unassuming title "Mathematical models of the electrospinning process". The normality basically continues... until you get to the last section of the chapter, abruptly entitled "E-Infinity theory".

    Chapter 3 seems to tell a similar story -- fairly down-to-earth looking, until you get to the last three pages, where the subject suddenly diverges on "Allometric scaling in biology" -- note that the biology topic here comes out of nowhere -- it was totally unmentioned prior to this section. Then in these last three pages, it gets utterly wacked out. Check out this brilliant excerpt:

    "It is interesting to note the scaling relationship n~r (see Equation (3.103)), which is valid for 3D organs. Remember that r is a space dimension, so the number of cells in an organ endows another life dimension [56]. If a cell is isolated from the heart of a rat, or heart cells are cultivated on a plane (D = 2), no life dimension is endowed. Therefore, these cells have no life functional characteristic. However, if a sufficient number of heart cells are cultivated and accumulated together in three dimensions, the isolated cardiac cell begins to beat [57, 58] and the life dimension is endowed."

    Perhaps Ji-Huan He volunteered to get the work published (Yong Liu, Lu-Feng Mo, Yu-Qin Wan, Lan Xu) using his connections, in exchange for inserting his own doctrine into the paper?

  2. ROTFLMAO - haha, I forgot to search for "allometry" and "allometric". What other search terms would be useful? A post compiling the funniest parts that readers find would be a hit, I am sure. This document is full of amusing crackpottery.

  3. The random digression in Section 2.5 on interpolation formulas in ancient China and He Chengtian's computation of the lunar month duration is quite amusing. Quite what it has to do with computing the electrical conductivity of polymer melts is anyone's guess.

  4. In Section 1.3 of this wonderful book

    We have difficulty in precisely controlling the diameter, morphology
    and porosity of electrospun fibres, which means that we should develop
    a new theory linked to classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. As a first step towards the new theory, we should define the dimensions
    needed for theoretical analysis on a suitable scale, certainly different
    from our three-dimensional space or the four dimensions of space–time.
    Thus El-Naschie’s E-infinity theory is needed.

    In Section 2.7
    The problem in Einstein’s field equation can be eliminated using El Naschie’s E-infinity theory [22], which regards discontinuities of space and time in a transfi nite way. Introducing a new Cantorian space–time,
    El Naschie admitted formally an infinite-dimensional ‘real’ space–time, which is hierarchical in a strict mathematical way.

    How much El naschie has paid to get this or it is a free service offered by Huan.