Pierre Robitaille and the Origin of the CMB
For those who have been investigating the remarkable alignments of the CMB with our Earth since The Principle debuted in 2014, there is one fly in the ointment of which we wish to make you aware. It comes from a professional, although not a one in the hard sciences of cosmology or cosmogony, but a radiologist named Pierre Robitaille. He has written several private papers although none in peer-reviewed journals.
Basically, Robitaille claims that hydrogen bonds in the oceans form a 2.75K microwave that goes into the Earth’s atmosphere. He claims that it is this ocean-generated 2.75K temperature that is being mistaken for the 2.725K cosmic microwave. Robitaille claims that the 1990 COBE probe, since it was 500 miles above the Earth, was measuring the microwaves from the ocean and it had nothing to do with the cosmic microwave radiation. He further claims that the 2001 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and the 2013 Planck probe, which were placed at Lagrange point L2 and were 2 million miles from Earth, not only were not measuring any cosmic microwaves, he claims that it is virtually impossible to separate the Milky Way’s signal from any real microwave signals coming from the cosmos, since the “noise” from the Milky Way is too large. Of the resulting signal of 2.725K that is claimed by the scientists in charge of the WMAP and Planck missions, Robitaille claims that the “coefficients” are adjusted to get to the 2.725K temperature.
Let’s examine Robitaille’s claims, one by one.