Paul LaViolette has made two attempts to
post papers to the electronic preprint archive (arXiv.org) managed
by Cornell University and in both cases the archive administrators
have blocked his attempts. As will be apparent from reading
the case histories of these two instances of suppression, the
papers were of excellent quality, either accepted for journal
publication or endorsed by colleagues, including one Nobel Laureate.
Hence they should be considered mainstream science.
Dr. LaViolette has been a full
member of the American Astronomical Society. His many contributions
to the field of science may be viewed here: [Bio
and Publication List].
To examine the two instances of suppression in greater
detail, click below.
Instance of Suppression: ArXiv.org
blocks a paper in which he announces his early prediction of
the Pioneer Effect.
Historical details of his email
Downloadable copy of the suppressed
Pioneer Effect paper.
of Suppression: ArXiv blocks a paper in which he announces
his discovery that large scale acidity variations in Antarctic
ice have a period matching the solar cycle period, possible record
of a climatically significant incursion of interstellar or cometary
Historical details of email
of the formerly suppressed solar cycle paper which now has been
posted but is restricted to the physics section of arXiv.
Because the archive has repeatedly acted
to suppress Dr. LaViolette's work, one is led to conclude that
it is not so much the substantive content of these papers, papers
that in all respects should have been allowed to be posted, but
the fact that they are written by a scientist known to hold ideas
that in certain areas differ from the established mainstream
physics creed. [Click here for more about these
hidden reasons for archive blacklisting.]
The actions of the archive administrators
indicate that they have placed LaViolette's name along with others
on a blacklist of scientists who are to be actively prohibited
from posting regardless of what paper they advance. The science archive moderated by Cornell (formerly
by Los Alamos) is intended to be open to all serious scientists
and is designed to allow scientists to post papers on a variety
of topics relating to physics, astronomy, geophysics, mathematics,
and nonlinear systems. Consequently, the willful act of
the archive moderators to single out Dr. LaViolette and several
other researchers and prevent them from posting their works is
unjust discrimination and infringes on the right of these scientists
to communicate their findings to the scientific community. This
is not a matter of good or bad science, but of human rights,
of ostracizing a person from participating in a publicly funded
endeavor because the ideas that person holds happen to be disagreeable
to the personal tastes of the archive administrators. It
is unsettling that these practices continue to occur in the U.S.,
funded by tax payer money through annual contributions made by
the National Science Foundation to the Cornell University electronic
preprint archive project.