The Ongoing Suppression of Paul LaViolette's
Research by the Electronic Preprint Archive

Paul LaViolette has made two attempts to post papers to the electronic preprint archive ( 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.

First Instance of Suppression: blocks a paper in which he announces his early prediction of the Pioneer Effect.  
Historical details of his email correspondence.

Downloadable copy of the suppressed Pioneer Effect paper.

Second Instance 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 dust.  
Historical details of email correspondence.
Downloadable copy 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.

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