Crackpot argument on Physicsforums gets published!? Wow, I remember commenting to Nakurusil (now banned for crackpotness) about his attempt to publish what arose from arguments on PhysicsForums. I admitted it might be possible to sneak by the reviewers and get his crackpot stuff published in a conference proceeding. Something made me remember that and I looked into it today. Nope... it appears it was indeed rejected. BUT, he got it published in a journal here http://www.sciencepub.org/nature/0502/10-0264-sfarti-wave-ns.pdf In the paper he repeats his arguments championing an interpretation of D.R. Gagnon et al., Guided-wave measurement of the one-way speed of light, Physical Review 38A(4), 1767 (1988); The experimental data is fine, but they make an error of analysis and claim to distinguish two coordinate systems experimentally. This unfortunately got buried in their arguments, and it got by reviewers. Eventually people were able to convince Adrian Sfarti that the paper was clearly wrong, but despite all efforts, no one could convince Adrian Sfarti against perpetuating this crackpot claim that an experiment could distinguish coordinate systems. And now he published it! Truly amazing! A physicsforum argument led to a publication. Anyway, after skimming his paper, I still couldn't remember exactly what all happenned in the argument. Re"reading"/skimming, I forgot how long, drawn out, and the number of people involved (Pervect of course always kept his cool, but many others... not so well). One really interesting thing I noticed is that he practically copied the work written here by a member he was arguing against. Compare the work in his paper to this: https://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6638 So crackpots can learn something apparently since his views evolved some (I am impressed at that). But he still refuses to admit (among other things of course) that the waveguide modes are TE modes (which is what the experiment used, because the lowest waveguide mode is a TE mode and they also explicitly state they used a TE mode). If anyone actually feels like reading it. Ignoring the sudden change of solutions in the start of section 3, his error actually appears when he applies a coordinate transformation near the end of section 3 to try to get to the lab frame even though the calculations were already done in the lab frame. ----------------- Has this kind of thing happenned before, an argument from Physics Forums ending up published? Also I realize this isn't a high ranking journal, but what is it? I skimmed some other articles published in it, and they looked alright. So I wouldn't classify it as a crank journal. Or am I missing something? Anyway, I thought this developement was bizarre and interesting, and just wanted to pass it on.