Mathematican quack Mark Provo is out with a new "scientific" paper (PROVOATOMICELECTRONS.PDF), this one purporting to explain the electron distribution in atoms. He seems unaware that the chemical properties of atoms were explained in the 1920s and '30s by the discovery of quantum mechanics, and goes on to apply more of his arbitrary, ad hock brand of "reasoning" to come to, low and behold, exactly the answer he set out to explain. What a miracle.
His work is numerology, not science, and it's not even good numerology at that. Write down the primes, maybe multiply by two, throw out some of them for arbitrary purposes, divide by two (or is it three?) and associate the resulting string with something that looks like the number of electrons in an s- or p-shell. No stating his axioms and assumptions, no argument from first principles, no overarching theme that ties everything together. More thought goes into a tinker-toy structure.
Provo's reasoning is all arbitrary, his steps ad hoc and random. In effect he reverse engineers the electron distribution to associate it with some kind of numerical series. His methods never rise above elementary arithmetic and he never, ever identifies his assumptions and arbitrary steps. His "results" leave you with no sense of explanation or of insights into the underlying physical laws involved. It's science done by tossing numbers at a dartboard.
In other words, this is again complete, arbitrary, unscientific crap. And for this he wants people to give him money.
It's time for him to get a job like everyone else.