Science Is a Harsh Mistress

Science is a harsh mistress

Science Is a Harsh Mistress

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“Science Is a Harsh Mistress”
by Jock Doubleday

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress_edited-1Bestselling Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein was a proponent of science.

The word “science” is in pink, in this article, because Heinlein tells us in his book title that the moon is a harsh mistress, not a harsh master. (Yes, colorcoding words in articles is a thing, now.)

Like successful contemporaneous science-fiction authors Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein wrote stories based in worlds that are scientifically possible.

Why did he do this? We can only guess at his motives. Let’s do that now.

We can suppose (hypothesize) that Heinlein wrote science-based (reason-based, research-based) science-fiction stories and novels because he wanted to:

1) increase his stories’ believability (why force readers to go through the process of suspending disbelief when you can simply allow them, through the clear, satisfying logic of science, to believe?);
2) teach his readers about the real (or at least the theoretically possible) universe; and
3) tout the superiority of a life lived according to the calm discernment, cool logic, and studious, laborious, merciless, pitiless reason of science.

Why Is the Moon a Harsh Mistress?

Question: Why is that luminous pebble in the sky, Earth’s meandering moon — so soft, so sensuous, so compelling, so alluring (dare we say romantic?) — a harsh mistress in Heinlein’s Hugo Award-winning tale?


The main character of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Mannie, aka Manuel Garcia O’Kelly-Davis.

Answer: In Heinlein’s mega-popular novel, the moon is a place of 1) scientifically predicted, 2) scientifically verifiable (though not, at that time, all scientifically verified), infelicitous environmental realities that human beings, or any Earth-based life-form, attempting to inhabit that planetary body would have to deal with.

The Moon’s Harsh Scientific Realities

Question: What, then, are the moon’s scientific realities?


The moon – a forbidding planetoid, according to science. According to poets, the moon is just a big ball of love. Go there, and find out!

Answer: The moon’s scientific realities are the following: Scientifically verifiable extremes of 1) pressure, 2) temperature, 3) luminosity, 4) radiation, 5) atmosphere, 6) hydration, and 7) climate.

Is All Science True?

Question: Is every fact offered about the moon in Heinlein’s novel, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, true?

Answer: Science is not concerned with truth, per se, although it is convenient to speak of extremely well-documented theories as true.

Science is concerned with 1) evidence, 2) the testing of evidence, and 3) an open conversation among persons offering and testing that evidence.

Of course, the idea of evidence presupposes the following: a) a theory, b) a brain to think up that theory, and c) an organism to house that brain; and we could go farther back, to d) a felicitous environment to sustain that organism, and we could keep going back, but pretty soon we’ll be all the way back to “God,” and that’s not going to help us, because no one’s come up with a presupposition for that preposterous Megalomaniac in the Sky, that Prickly Prime Mover, that Great Usurper of Creative, Abundant, Unfathomable Nature.

Laniakea Supercluster is home to the Milky Way and approximately 100,000 other neighboring galaxies within 160 megaparsecs (520 million light-years). Artwork by Mark Garlick.

The Laniakea Galactic Supercluster. (“Laniakea” is pronounced LA nee AH KEH ah.) “Lani” means “heaven,” and “akea” means “spacious” or “immeasurable.” The name honors Polynesian navigators who used heavenly knowledge to navigate the Pacific Ocean. Earth’s celestrial address is: Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Laniakea Galactic Supercluster.

It could turn out, in fact, that none of the facts offered in Heinlein’s book — or in any of his library of science-based novels — are true. But that doesn’t mean that the facts Heinlein penned at that time of writing were not, and are not, scientific. Science progresses through time, and it does its best with the evidence found and offered at any specific time in history.

Heinlein’s novel’s science-based science-fiction worlds may be found, over time, by inquisitive humanity to have been based on flawed data and/or skewed hypotheses. And that’s okay. Science is ultimately a precarious, ever-balancing endeavor; conclusions are always being re-balanced with new data. The task given to humanity by the harsh mistress of science, that exacting manager of hapless humanity, our given task — so difficult for the flawed, egotistical, jousting fools that we are but so necessary for the progress of a civilization that wants to call itself enlightened — is to 1) stick to the evidence and continually 2) rework theories based on that evidence. Indeed, 3) premises themselves need continually to be reexamined.

An Artificial Moon

And it turns out that we have a substantial amount of new data showing that the foundational premise of all lunar science is incorrect. The foundational premise of all Western lunar science since the beginning of the modern era is the premise that the moon is a natural object.

Waiting for the Hollow Moon blog screen-shot

Upon examining the new data, which suggests that the moon is both 1) artificial and 2) hollow, science gladly shifts its focus. (This new data dovetails, by the way, with the moon’s creation story in the Zulu culture, a story long considered by Western anthropologists simply to be a myth.) As new compelling data comes to light, everything changes, and science is okay with that. Science eats change for breakfast. Now all data previously gathered must be and will be examined in a new light.

New questions arise. For instance, if the moon is artificial, who brought it here and for what purpose? If the moon is hollow, is it a home for those who brought it here, and for others? See my article, “Waiting for the Hollow Moon,” for scientific inquiry into our mysterious partner in the sky.

And see my article, “Waiting for the Hollow Moon: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Off-World Relatives,” for further exciting adventures in data gathering, hypothesizing, and general fun to be had in the mosh-pit of science.

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Simulacra of Science: Armies of Indoctrinated and Bribed Researchers

In this article, we have thus far considered 1) science-based science-fiction and 2) the ability of science to cope with changing data and premises. Now let’s move on to another subject, 3) fiction-based “science.”

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Scientists who are lied to (all institutionally educated persons) and/or bribed (virtually all salaried researchers, whose very funding is a fish-hook for their actions and their souls), become simulacra of science. . . . You know it’s not Science if she’s not carrying her whip. And if she’s not carrying her whip, guess what she is? That’s right. The bankers’ whore, a simulacrum of science.

Orthodox (Conventional) Medicine vs. Natural Medicine

Question: Who created orthodox (conventional) medicine?

Answer: The Rockefeller family started orthodox medicine in 1900.

Dr. Russell Blaylock: “Who created orthodox medicine? Where did that come from? Well, it actually came from the Rockefeller Foundation back in 1901. Because of the Standard Oil scandals, no one wanted to be called a Rockefeller. Everybody hated all the Rockefellers.

Above video: Start at minute 5:25.

“And so . . . Reverend Gates went to John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and told him, he said, “Here’s a way we can repair your reputation.” And he gave him a good example. He said, “There was this man who everybody hated . . . and he started giving money out for all sorts of philanthropic enterprises, and soon people forgot all of the bad things. . . .” Because Gates’ father was a physician, and John D. Rockefeller’s father was a quack snake-oil salesman, he said, “Let’s form the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research.” And so they created this in 1901. . . . Rockefeller owned what was called the drug trust: that’s the major drug manufacturing firms all over the world: Merck Pharmaceuticals, Lederle, all of these . . . pharmaceutical companies . . . And of course, the aim was to remove all nutrition, references to nutritional type treatments, from the medical schools.

“They closed down half the medical schools in the United States. There were 165 medical schools at the time. . . . Then [Rockefeller] had his anointed medical schools, which he poured his money into, appointed the professors from his own stock of professors. And so they created an educational system that taught the things that he wanted taught. And therefore every professor that came out of those programs taught the same thing.”

Vaccination “science”/approbation came directly out of Louis Pasteur’s “germ theory of disease.”

Faux scientist Louis Pasteur, a showman and huckster, fraudulently promoted his germ theory of disease, while real scientist Antoine Béchamp proposed, tested, and spectacularly confirmed his “terrain theory of disease.” Guess who won?

Antoine Béchamp

Above: Antoine Béchamp, who proposed, tested, and spectacularly confirmed the terrain theory of disease. Below: Unfortunately, rival Louis Pasteur fraudulently promoted the germ theory of disease, to the great detriment of humankind and animalkind.

Pasteur and Bechamp

Huckster, showman, and fraud Louis Pasteur (left) and scientist Antoine Béchamp (right).

How much do doctors learn about vaccines in medical school? You may be surprised to learn that they do virtually no study of this subject at all. Could that be because real science, good science, science untainted by monied interests, has found that vaccines 1) do not prevent disease but in fact 2) do great harm to health?

Rothschild-funded Rockefeller death-medicine — vaccines and most Rockefeller pharmaceuticals — have been responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths, millions of cases of injury, including paralysis, brain damage (resulting in what we call “autism” and more), other injuries, and chronic (life-long) sickness.

Can we afford to allow two families to corrupt good medical science worldwide? If the Rothschilds and Rockefellers are corrupting medical science, what other sciences are they corrupting?

Stewards of Science: Mega-Armies of Persons Dedicated to Discovery

Question: Who are the stewards of science in an age of deception, of financial and other manipulation of scientific research?

Answer: We are. We are responsible, each one of us, for the strength and integrity of science.

Are we really scientists? All of us? We are, if we use our eyes and our brains.

Are our brains too full of institutional indoctrination to operate? We have to filter out that indoctrination, those false teachings. We have to take responsibility to see what’s in front of our eyes.

That’s real science: 1) to observe, 2) to catalogue, and then 3) to share.

Two Kinds of Science of Ancient Archaeology

Evidence is king in all sciences, not least in archaeological science.

Feel free to read my article, “Evidence Is King: Science Is a Conversation Among Persons with Evidence.” This article contains links to my most recent “alternative archaeology” (frontier archaeology) articles.

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Institutional archaeology is desperate to avoid, at all costs, the data that alternative (frontier) archaeology discovers. The archaeological orthodoxy, housed largely in academia, is addicted to secrecy, exclusivity, and the censorship of scientific data, otherwise known as fraud.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of the Archaeological Orthodoxy:

1. The Sin of Omission – Consciously omitting key information that might undermine one’s position.

2. The Sin of Self-Projection – Unconsciously projecting one’s flaws (egotism, small-mindedness, laziness) onto the peoples of the past.

3. The Sin of Self-Importance (or the Sin of Hubris) – Believing that a scientific position is true because one holds it.

4. The Sin of Superficiality – Reaching scientific conclusions without properly
engaging available scientific data.

5. The Sin of Distraction (or the Sin of the Red Herring) – Introducing an argument that is irrelevant to the argument at hand.

6. The Sin of Intimidation – Threatening those with whom one disagrees.

7. The Sin of Silence – Avoidance of reasonable discussion.

Orthodox (institutional, academic) archaeology is faux science to its core, and it enjoys its exclusivity, its superficiality, its falsehoods. It relishes its Great Lies, savors them.

Alternative archaeology, on the other hand, seeks simply to remain true to what we might call pristine science, literally a common man’s and common woman’s endeavor. All we need to do is follow the strict dictates of science.

Do alternative archaeologists succeed in this goal of remaining true to pristine science? No. We all fall short in the eyes of the harsh mistress of science. We are merely human.

But science needs a voice, and human beings are her vocal vehicles.

And so, flawed humanity carries on, always in the face of great opposition from orthoxical (deceiving, anti-science, corrupted) powers.

I hope everyone has a pristine science day, out in the field, under the sun, with evidence before you.

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Jock headshot for book copy Who Built the Earth

Jock Doubleday is an American writer, researcher, stoneworker, and videographer. For 16 months in 2014 and 2015, and for an additional three months in 2017, he worked as official videographer for Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation, a nonprofit Bosnian NGO foundation created by Dr. Sam Osmanagich on November 9, 2005 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Doubleday’s articles on the Bosnian Pyramids, and on other ancient megalithic monuments and civilizations, can be found at and at Some of his videos about the Bosnian Pyramid Complex, especially those shot in 2014 and 2015, can be found at Most of his archaeology-related videos can be found at Other archaeology-related videos can be found on his personal Youtube channel. For daily updates on archaeological progress in the Bosnian Pyramid Complex, please feel free to visit the Facebook page he administers, This Facebook page also provides information on ancient history in general as well as on the newest science (the “electric universe”). His books-in-progress, “Paradigm Shift: The Gradual Awakening of Science to the Possibility of Advanced Human Civilizations in the Distant Past: The Bosnian Pyramid Megacomplex,” and “Who Built the Earth? An Exploration of Geological, Geophysical, Seismological, and Astrophysical Evidence for an Earth Constructed by an Advanced Race or Races in the Distant Past,” will be published soon. To contact Jock Doubleday, please write

Further Research

“A 10,000,000-Year Timeline War between Reptilians (Draco) and Humans (Anshar)”

“Moon landing: Real or fiction?”

Full Disclosure: “Waiting for the Hollow Moon: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Off-World Relatives”

Video: Who terraformed the earth?
The Terraforming of Planet Earth, with Jock Doubleday, January 5, 2017

Video: “Who Built the Earth?” – (a smaller earth in the past)

Science blog on our hollow, spacecraft moon.
Waiting for the Hollow Moon

Video: What did the ancients mean when they talked about clay? “The etymology of clay is glue.”
The Game of Glue: Exploring Osijela Hill in the Bosnian Pyramid Megacomplex, June 9, 2017

Video: The meticulous detail of the ancients’ stonework.
“Let’s say that pyramids are energy machines. That would have given the ancients a reason to construct them. But why did the ancients construct non-pyramidal hills from the ground up, or from below the ground up, out of hundreds of millions of tons of clay — hills such as Osijela Hill to the east of the Pyramid of the Sun and Kula Hill to the north — with consistent step-downs? Where did the ancients get their building material (primarily clay)? Who were the ancients, and what were they up to?”
The Artistic Technology of the Ancients: Osijela Hill in the Bosnian Pyramid Complex
(start minute 2:50)
Filtering out university indoctrination: the Bosnian Pyramid Megacomplex, August 29, 2017

Comments are ***enabled*** for Jock Doubleday’s scientific Youtube video, “A Defense of Science.” Science is a conversation between people with evidence. . . . However, and very unfortunately, comments have been ***disabled*** by Earth-Keeper Youtube Channel for the following reference video in which Graham Hancock talks to his Denver, Colorado audience on June 1, 2015 and, in reference to the Bosnian Pyramid Complex, says, among other things, “Not everything that looks like a pyramid is a pyramid.”
(start at minute 21:58, for Bosnian Pyramids information)
“Graham Hancock 2015: Live at the Earth-Keeper Star-Gate”

Was Graham Hancock right to call concrete slabs on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun natural “pudding stones”?
Video: “A Defense of Science – Ancient concrete on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun”

Video: “Super-durable concrete on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun – an explanation of megapascals”

“The Mysterious Anti-Scientific Agenda of Robert Schoch – Part 1: The Bosnian Pyramid Complex”

“The Mysterious Anti-Scientific Agenda of Robert Schoch: Part 2 – The Yonaguni Monument 与那国記念碑”

“Megasphere: The Stone Ball that Wouldn’t Roll Away: Archaeology Magazine Ignored the March 2016 Discovery of the Most Massive Stone Sphere in the World . . . But It’s Still There”

“Stonewalling the Ancients: Robert Schoch Continues to Ignore Evidence of Ancient Underwater Stonework at the Yonaguni Monument”

“Witchcraft Cartography and Clairvoyant Archaeology: A Review of Robert M. Schoch’s “Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations” (1999)
The beautiful and important Piri Reis map – the fragment that survives – was created on gazelle skin parchment.

I’m not a math guy, particularly, but I did some basic research on the subject of map projections to investigate the truth about the claims of authenticity of the Piri Reis map. I did two days of research on the subject. This was two days that Robert Milton Schoch was unable or unwilling to spend preparing material for his book “Voices of the Rocks,” in which he (quite oddly) claims that the Piri Reis map is not authentic but, with Wikipedia, instead claims that the lower portion of South America is bent round to fit the parchment. In other words, Dr. Schoch claims that a Turkish admiral, competent to navigate and sail the ancient seas, was too stupid to find a piece of parchment big enough for his map. Let’s continue to do basic research that orthodoxical researchers can’t or won’t do – to get to the basic truths about humanity’s past on Earth.
“. . . the reason the lower part of South America is curved to the east on the left-hand lower corner of the map, and the reason that the continent of Antarctica looks as if it might be South America’s extended tip at the bottom center of the map, is that Piri Reis used an azimuthal equidistant projection, a sophisticated cartographic method that gives more accurate relative continent sizes than the modern standard of cylindrical projection, which unnaturally enlarges polar-region continents.”

“Spontaneous archaeology on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun”

“The Bosnian Rosetta Stones – Could they Be the Keys to Unlocking the Identity of the Builders of the Bosnian Pyramid Megacomplex?”

“No Two Stones in the Bosnian Pyramid Complex Are the Same: Hundreds of Millions of Construction Stones Were Individually Baked, Textured, and Placed by an Unknown Advanced Culture an Estimated 34,000 Years Ago”

Three-sided pyramids.
Is this structure an ancient three-sided pyramid – with a very long access ramp – in the Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, Morava River, in western Serbia? This structure, also known as Jovanje Hill, lies halfway between the towns of Čačak (17 kilometers to the east) and Požega to the west, and is approximately 155 kilometers southwest of Belgrade. (Photo by Vladimir Mijailovic‎.)
“Is There a Three-Sided Pyramid in Ovčar-Kablar Gorge in Western Serbia?”

The latest from the Balkans: The small “fill-in material” stones inside the cavern did not break off from the surrounding megalithic concrete-like stones. These small stones were brought in. Who brought them in, and why? Was it to hide a tunnel passage?

Video: “CONCRETE OF THE ANCIENTS: Exploring a Prehistoric Cavern in Istria, Croatia, April 9, 2017”

Recent archaeological explorations.

#1. “Prehistoric “Iron Well Tunnel” in Babe, Serbia, August 4, 2016″


Google Maps:,20.5184502,3a,60y,57.66h,69.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxA4ob4ZxJdoERvWsW-T9zg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4750a6e383f541af:0x7b37d13ef74442fd!8m2!3d44.5374062!4d20.5228345!6m1!1e1

#2. “Babe, Serbia Excavation Site, August 17, 2016”

#3. “If we’re the ancients and we’re building in sections, we would have seams.

“You can see the top [of the hill] being so regular [and rounded]. The line is really regular, even though the composition of the hill is this really, really strong, tortured material — seemingly tortured, if it was natural — and yet the top is perfectly smooth. It doesn’t make any sense. If this stuff came into existence by the forces of nature, the hill would not be so smooth [and rounded] at the top.

“I want to encourage anyone listening to this video to think of this as some kind of concrete — and not natural — as a hypothesis. . . . We had veins like this, calcite veins, in the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun concrete. And you can see the veins run all through this stuff. Could be natural, right? Could very well be natural. But then again, what if it’s not? If it’s not natural, that’s really, really, really important to know. So, even if the chances of this being artificial are very small, I think it’s important that we pursue this possibility. And there are clues, like these calcite veins, that this could be artificial.”

– Jock Doubleday
“A Tumulus Built in Ancient Times, East of Kosmaj, Serbia, April 26, 2016”
Semir Osmanagich Facebook page:

Archaeological Explorations in South Africa:

#1. Ancient artificial stones — inclined by their creators into a built hill — in Waterval Boven, South Africa, November 10, 2015. Photo by Jock Doubleday.
“Exploring ancient built hills in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa”

“You can see the stones are inclined to the right, into the face of the structure . . . [Geologists] will just say, ‘That’s the way the hills were shaped over millions of years.’ Well, that’s totally a reasonable claim, unless you actually study them. But you won’t find anyone studying these hills out here. [E]ventually science is going to have to catch up with the world. . . . And if the evidence consistently tells us that these cannot be natural hills, then we must find out what in goodness name they are.”
“Jock Doubleday explores South African built hills made of inclined, rightward-leaning material, November 13, 2015”

Seams in stones on a built hill in Waterval Boven, South Africa. Photos by Jock Doubleday, November 12, 2015.

#2. Jock Doubleday explores South African archaeology/geology, finding ancient circle-shaped holes in stones, and a strange stone with lines in it, November 12, 2015.

What are these petroglyphs? Do they represent star systems? Why are there channels between some of the circles? Are they representations of atoms forming a molecule?

“Star Systems of the Gods? Are Ancient Petroglyphs in Surface Stones in South Africa Talking about the Night Sky or about the Microscopically Small?”

#3. Straight-line vertical seams in what the geologists call sedimentary rock.

The latest from the Balkans: “The Cosmic Internet” 🙂

“Crystalline material defines what pyramids are, all around the world. So I think that this crystalline material that Tesla said is living could be the key.”

We’ll have to figure out the language(s) that advanced civilizations used and use. The data transmitted will be of all ages: from very old to completely new. Scalar wave technology allows civilizations to send information virtually instantaneously across the width of a galaxy, so their latest data, plus data from billions of years ago, will likely be available.
“Mysteries of the Bosnian Pyramids, with Jock Doubleday, Rijeka, Croatia, March 26, 2017”

“The knowledge belongs to all of us.” – Dr. Sam Osmanagich, Ph.D.

“If we’re the ancients and we’re building in sections, we would have seams.

“You can see the top [of the hill] being so regular [and rounded]. The line is really regular, even though the composition of the hill is this really, really strong, tortured material — seemingly tortured, if it was natural — and yet the top is perfectly smooth. It doesn’t make any sense. If this stuff came into existence by the forces of nature, the hill would not be so smooth [and rounded] at the top.

“I want to encourage anyone listening to this video to think of this as some kind of concrete — and not natural — as a hypothesis. . . . We had veins like this, calcite veins, in the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun concrete. And you can see the veins run all through this stuff. Could be natural, right? Could very well be natural. But then again, what if it’s not? If it’s not natural, that’s really, really, really important to know. So, even if the chances of this being artificial are very small, I think it’s important that we pursue this possibility. And there are clues, like these calcite veins, that this could be artificial.”

– Jock Doubleday
“A Tumulus Built in Ancient Times, East of Kosmaj, Serbia, April 26, 2016”

Semir Osmanagich Facebook page:

“Superluminal” (science-fiction story about Tesla, the ether, and more)

Posted by Jock William Doubleday on Friday, March 13, 2015


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