RIP Big Bang Theory

I was excited when I saw the news that the James Webb Space Telescope had tossed another monkey wrench into the machinery of mainstream astronomy. I am not an astrophysicist, but when I saw the LiveScience report that the JWST just proved to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Adam Riess, “the real and exciting possibility that we have misunderstood the Universe,” I had a good idea what he was referring to- even if he couldn’t say the quiet part out loud. 

It was just over a year ago that the JWST acquired an image of the universe so old that some galaxies had to pre-date the so-called Big Bang, thus essentially disproving the prevailing theory of the cosmos.

When I saw the news back then I immediately went to Astrophysicist Paul LaViolette’s Starburst Foundation website because I knew that he’d be spiking the football in the end zone like he’d just won the Super Bowl. And he did (although I’m not certain he’d appreciate that metaphor). 

Back then, I wrote a blog post about it called UFOs, Covid-19 & the Big Bust Theory.

I’d gotten to know Dr. LaViolette after the publication of my book, The Day After the Singularity: UFOs & the Great Technological Quantum Leap. 

Dr. LaViolette, a Disclosure Project consultant, was one of the few in UFO community who responded to my press release. I was blown away when he compared my book to Alvin Toffler’s classic Future Shock and recommended I submit it for the Eric Hoffer Book Award for the most thought-provoking book of 2020.

It was one of the greatest compliments I’d ever received or could ever imagine. He provided me with an endorsement that was undreamt of during the dog days of the project when I was unsure I’d ever get there…

Over the past 2-3 years we became ‘fellow travelers,’ exchanging emails, sharing info, etc. 

It was totally surreal for me because he was one of the giants whose shoulders I’d stood upon. His works (Earth Under Fire, Decoding the Message of the Pulsars, The Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion) are source material for my work.

When Paul LaViolette gave me The Big Thumbs-Up, I knew exactly how Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards felt when he said, “I can die happy now,” after hearing George Lucas rave about his movie as one of the best Star Wars films ever made. Edwards went on to say that Lucas’s opinion was, “the most important review to me,” and that’s exactly the way I felt about Paul LaViolette, PhD.

So, I hadn’t heard from – or checked in with – Dr. Paul for a while, relatively speaking. Periods of radio silence are not unusual for people like us. 

I didn’t realize how long it had been since we’d touched base until I’d visited his Starburst Foundation website looking for his reaction to the latest JWST data.

Unfortunately, what I found was that Dr. Paul A. LaViolette had died about a year ago at age 75. The news was a body-blow. 

Instead of reading about why the latest JWST data made the dark energy guys wave the white flag and announce that they’d misunderstood the Universe – as he had been doing, in essence, since 1986 when he made the editors of the Astrophysical Journal do the same – I was reading his obituary:

Paul Alex LaViolette, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systems Science, was an astrophysicist, an inventor and a philosopher whose thinking was outside the box: a Renaissance Man. Dr. LaViolette was president of the Starburst Foundation under whose aegis he had been conducting interdisciplinary research in physics, astronomy, ecology, climatology, systems theory, psychology and ancient mythology. He is the originator of theories in areas of astronomy, physics, geology, and cognitive psychology which have been published in various professional journals and provide explanations to various thus far inadequately answered questions. His published books and articles explain the theories he has put forth and in them he substantiates each tenant in detail based on extensive, in-depth painstaking research. His book titles include: Genesis of the Cosmos: the Ancient Science of Continuous Creation (first print published as Beyond the Big Bang), Subquantum Kinetics, Earth Under Fire, Decoding the Message of the Pulsar, and Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion which was an Amazon top seller the first year and presents a comprehensive study of advanced propulsion systems propelling unconventional flying objects and classified craft such as the B-2 bomber and other advanced craft such as those seen around Area 51. He had also edited “A Systems View of Man,” essays by systems theorist Ludwig von Bertalanffy. Some of Paul’s books have been published in several languages including but not limited to Greek and Russian. His publications are detailed on his website

Some of Paul’s firsts include:

Dr. LaViolette was the originator of subquantum kinetics, a novel unified field theory approach to microphysics which resolves many long-standing problems in physics and which provides a rational alternative to the big bang cosmology. Subquantum Kinetics has had 12 of its predictions later verified by astronomical observation. He is also the first to show that a similar science of matter-energy creation is metaphorically encoded in certain ancient creation myths and esoteric lore.

Paul was the first astronomer to disprove the expanding universe theory by showing its inability to fit observational data in a consistent manner.

Anyone interested in the full obituary can find it here.

Or here (LaViolette’s Starburst Foundation website has apparently gone offline between the time I started this blog post and the time I’m now about to post it).

Godspeed Dr. Paul LaViolette.

(It seems a little more than appropriate that I’m adding this blog post on the eve of a Total Solar Eclipse, including totality in Paul’s home town in Schenectady county, NY.)