Exposing PseudoAstronomy

August 11, 2013

Podcast Episode 83: David Sereda’s Claims Clip Show, Part 1

Filed under: astronomy,new-age,physics,podcast — Stuart Robbins @ 10:16 pm
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David Sereda:
UFOs, quantum, new-age …
Let’s see what’s out there.

After realizing I had around 10 minutes of clips, lots already written, and more I wanted to write, this is a Part 1 of 2 mini-series on the claims of David Sereda.

The purpose of this episode is to provide a background into how Sereda went from a UFOlogist to a more generic new-ager with a few specific claims of his own. I then go into two of his main claims (of MANY that I’ll go more into next time) and wrap up with when giving your professional background becomes an argument from authority logical fallacy. Actually, almost everything that Sereda says is a Name that Logical Fallacy exercise.

This episode “required” me listening to approximately 40 hours of Coast to Coast AM. I took nearly 10,000 words of notes. I think I may take up drinking …

Again the new blog is WND Watch.

9 Comments »

  1. Stuart,

    I’d recommend against the drinking, if the claims don’t make sense while sober, they’ll make even less sense if you’re drunk.

    Comment by Graham — August 12, 2013 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  2. Stuart,

    A few things about Sereda’s claims, I think someone on facebook mentioned the idea of the Turin shroud being formed by the body of Jesus transforming into energy. I’ve seen similar claims in ‘New Age/Conspiracy’ publications about the leadership of the Cathars, supposedly as the Crusaders closed in they performed some ritual or other and transformed their physical selves into energy (& left their followers to get slaughtered).

    As for the anti gravity/mass relaxation claims from ’05. I can think of a few precedents in Sci-Fi. The FTL drive in E.E ‘Doc’ Smiths “Lensman” series worked by removing an objects inertia. In Star Trek: TNG it was strongly implied that Warp Drives used a ‘mass relaxation’ effect. There is also a short story whose title/author I cannot remember. In it an inventor develops a process for transferring mass from one object to another. He uses it to power a truck by syphoning mass from the load to a ‘rotor’ and then from the ‘rotor’ into the ground. The trouble comes when he uses mass from a concrete abutment to restore the mass he took from the load. The abutment later fails because while it still has all it’s tensile strength the abutment only has the same mass as the equivalent volume of balsa wood… Look to seeing nonsense of the last kind revived now we have discovered the Higgs boson.

    Comment by Graham — August 13, 2013 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

    • Re: Jesus. If not the person, I think William Henry is someone who claims that.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — August 14, 2013 @ 12:12 am | Reply

      • Firstly, who is William Henry? Secondly, I think you should include the quote where Sereda uses his claimed experience with nuclear fusion to deal with someone questioning what he claims.

        Comment by Graham — August 14, 2013 @ 5:41 am

      • William Henry is another guy who’s on C2C a lot, he’s an “investigative mythologist” and also has his “Revelations” internet radio podcast/program. Pretty sure he’s a Jesus -> light body guy.

        Comment by Stuart Robbins — August 15, 2013 @ 11:12 am

  3. Jason Colavito just posted something that updates what David Wilcock is up to, looks like the same old ‘reality is an illusion’ nonsense.

    http://www.jasoncolavito.com/1/post/2013/08/contact-in-the-desert-anicent-aliens-paranoia-and-religious-longing.html

    Comment by Graham — August 14, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

    • Wilcock is one of hose guys that I just find really, really, really annoying.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — August 15, 2013 @ 11:13 am | Reply

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