I predicted this would happen a year ago.

The Topological Axion PhD Thesis of Ken Shiozaki at Kyoto

http://cosmic.lifeform.org/the-topological-axion-phd-thesis-of-ken-shiozaki-at-kyoto/

Edward Witten Topological Field Theory and Order on the ArXiv

http://cosmic.lifeform.org/edward-witten-topological-field-theory-and-order-on-the-arxiv/

First there is Natalie Wolchover at Quanta Magazine, a science reporter so mathematically inept that she couldn’t distinguish an axion from a WIMP, who reads a bunch of pulp magazine reporting on Eric Verlinde’s crank gravity theory, and since she could not possibly understand the reasoning contained within, she immediately declares dark matter dead. No Quanta for me.

The Case Against Dark Matter, by Natalie Wolchover of Quanta Magazine

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161129-verlinde-gravity-dark-matter/

The self admitted and self appointed dark matter expert Natalie Wolchover has spoken.

I’m giving up on the axions, clearly they don’t exist.

What a difference a year makes.

More on this as I have time.

It gets much worser.

And even betterer.

**Update**: And as promised, here it is. Betterer and betterest.

Another article hot on the heels of a bunch of articles by the world renowned dark matter expert.

Natalie Wolchover, resident quantum gravity physics expert at Quanta Magazine.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161201-quantum-gravitys-time-problem/

Quantum Gravity’s Time Problem, by Natalie Wolchover, of Quanta Magazine.

Mathematician, physicist and koolaide connoisseur extraordinaire.

The money must be very good at Quanta Magazine.

Of course she banned me now.

**Update 2**: She didn’t ban me!

My comment was posted at exactly 4:20 PM, that is so awesome.

She’s really digging the entropic gravity thing.

But I threw my lot in with the axions.

After a whole lotta research.

**Update 3**: Note that in a previous incarnation of ‘The Blob‘ I have defined the ‘lotta’ as the metric prefix for the numerical value of 10^{27} That was after I defined (sorry, I mean named) the SI unit of momentum as the ‘Fritz‘, denoted by the symbol ‘I‘ and equivalent to the SI units of kg m/s.

http://cosmic.lifeform.org/i-tommy-im-naming-the-si-unit-of-momentum-after-myself/

A zillion here and a zillion there, and pretty soon that’s a whole lotta axions.

I, Tommy – I’m Naming the SI Unit of Momentum After Myself

I am just loving all the physics disruption here.

Everything has to have a name, right?

Planet Graboid. That’s it.

**Update 4**: I see Natalie Wolchover is shilling her crank article over at The Atlantic now too.

The money must be good. Maybe I should start shilling crank string theories.

I could win a breakthroughy truthiness prize some day!

Or pull in $7 million dollars of funding.