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91. I. Velikovsky: Correspondence [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... THE VELIKOVSKY CORRESPONDENCE 1946 Date Description April 20/21, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky May 22, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn May 30, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn June 13, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn July 8, 1946 Albert Einstein to Immanuel Velikovsky July 16, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Albert Einstein September 19, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Robert H. Pfeiffer October 8, 1946 Robert H. Pfeiffer to Immanuel Velikovsky December 7, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky December 9, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn December 11, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky ...
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92. Book Review/Thorne [Aeon Journal $]
... among dozens of others. The list of researchers gets longer and more involved the further back in time one goes, and, once more, the list burgeons the more contemporaneously one advances. Author Kip Thorne's own comprehensive list comprises some 400-odd major and minor players in the world of theoretical physics, and hardly makes a dent in the actual number. Thorne's own role in the development of his "hoop conjecture" itself plays a minor part. However, the professional interrelationships between any given number of such researchers, from the year Einstein postulated his special theory of relativity (1905) to the present, is perhaps as complex as any interaction between a similar disparate group of nuclear particles. As one might suspect, this is a tale about the people who do science, their vicissitudes, their often bizarre and unrestrained ideas, and the almost spastic fits and starts by which both theoretical and experimental physics underwent paradigmatic shifts in the accelerating rush of 20th century experience. The story itself actually begins far earlier, in 1783, when John Michell postulated, on Newtonian ...
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... or "new forces." However, rather than add more barnacles to the heavily encrusted vessel of theoretical physics, the truly scientific approach would be to revisit all of the assumptions that underpin the accepted paradigm to see if they might be wrong. Unfortunately, it is at this point we are usually torpedoed by fashionable dogma, as shown by the opening comment from Lee Smolin, who also wrote: "What is space and what is time? This is what the problem of quantum gravity is about. In general relativity, Einstein gave us not only a theory of gravity but a theory of what space and time are --a theory that overthrew the previous Newtonian conception of space and time. The problem of quantum gravity is how to combine the understanding of space and time we have from relativity theory with the quantum theory, which also tells us something essential and deep about nature." In the words of the inimitable Harry Belafonte, "It was clear as mud, but it covered de ground, de confusion made me head go 'round.'" ...
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... expression of general megalomania, but the particular claim, out of all those he might have thought of, strikes at V .'s well-established claim of predicting the high heat of Venus. There is here a hint of psychological pressure working to take for his own specifically the property of the father. V. was fixated on authority, the higher the better: he sought out acquaintances and enemies on high levels. But he did not gather intelligent up-coming young people until late in life; he has written a book on his conversations with Einstein, yet he would never have dreamed of writing a book of his immensely richer conversations with Juergens about electricity and Stecchini on ancient languages and the history of science. Why? Because they were unknown. His idea of arrival was naive. The great ones would recognize him on the basis of his books. The young would come along, following what their teachers say. Until late in life, he had no idea of the striking fact of intellectual history, that most geniuses and heretics start out young. At any given ...
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... of cosmic evolution we were thinking in terms of gravitation and light pressure," she continued. "Tomorrow we may contemplate a galaxy that is essentially a gravitating, turbulent electromagnet." [78 What did she mean by "we"? What Solar System had she been living in? When that "tomorrow" finally came, as it was bound to do, the textbooks had to be re-written yet one more time. It has been stated by others that Newton's laws had already been proven inadequate by the mathematics of Albert Einstein. Einstein, however, did not supplant Newton; he merely refined his measurements. Newton's basic theory held up. But, ever since Pioneer 5 went around the Sun in 1960, can it honestly be said that it still does? Actually, it was Professor Andre Danjon who, inadvertently, cast another dim light on Newton's basic assumptions. Newton not only made no allowance for electromagnetism in his theory, but fought long and bitterly against any ideas that might have taken such forces into consideration. But in 1959, Danjon ...
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... of his work-- theoretical physics-- Velikovsky had little time for during his career, and he received little cooperation from those able to carry out his proposed experiments, another of which was an elegant test of Einstein's Special Relativity Theory. Yet, Velikovsky's theory of gravitation is potentially at least as significant as his work in the fields of astronomy and history. At least one scientist experimentally demonstrated a relationship between gravity and electricity in the late 1920's; and an experiment with a charged torque pendulum performed by a former pupil of Einstein yielded unexpected results. This research into "electro-gravitics" is documented in an obscure book entitled Ether-Technology: a Rational Approach to Gravity Control, by Rho Sigma (pseudonym), published by the author and CSA Press in 1977. Rho Sigma is described as a "European-American space scientist and research consultant" who prefers to remain anonymous. In his book, he describes the work of Thomas Townsend Brown, John R. R. Searle, Dr. Erwin Saxl and others who have independently investigated the curious link between electrostatics and ...
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... of the universe, but are much closer than proposed by the use of the Hubble constant. With the previous paper's results,(6) it is apparent that quasars are the initial formative stages of normal galaxies (see footnote No. 39 of Part I, KRONOS IX:1). This implies that the bizarre theoretical extrapolations of General Relativity and the Big Bang Theory, such as "black holes", non Euclidean space, and the "expanding universe" are no more than elements of some scientists' imaginations. Einstein himself was openly critical of General Relativity as "it did not include the total field (electric and magnetic)".(7) It is apparent that this was related to his interest in Velikovsky's work, although neither lived long enough to resolve the issue. Einstein's life-long search for a field unification theory also showed that he realized the importance of substantiating the famous "elevator analogy" with a rigorous theory. To date, no progress has been made by theorists to unify gravity with the electromagnetic equations of Maxwell; and ...
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... it is composed of charged sub-particles whose combined charge sums to zero. So it seemed to me that a purely classical approach to gravity might hold the key. In the December 1981 issue of Scientific American a small advertisement appeared for the Classical Physics Institute (CPI), based in New York. I met the principal of the CPI, Ralph Sansbury, while he was visiting London. I believe that Sansbury's reinterpretation of certain crucial experiments in classical physics at the turn of the century [6 will provide a unifying principle that eluded Einstein, unlocking the door to a new physics for the third millennium. Velikovsky wrote, 'A number of facts proved to me that the sun, the earth and other planets, the satellites, and the comets, are charged bodies [7, that the planets and their satellites have changed their orbits repeatedly and radically, and that gravitational attraction or the weight of objects has changed during human history. I thus recognized the fact that not gravitation, but electric attraction and repulsion and electromagnetic circumduction govern the solar system' [8 ...
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99. MY YEARS IN BERLIN [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... hardly suffice to keep mankind from another war. I offered my father another idea, and he immediately agreed with me. My idea was for a collective publication which would bring scientists and scholars of the Jewish faith together to prepare the intellectual foundation for the future Hebrew University in Jerusalem, to develop the Hebrew language in various scientific fields, and at the same time to advance science. The planned publication would demonstrate the role played in the scientific world by Jews, who were then known only as citizens of their adopted countries thus Einstein, or Paul Ehrlich, or von Wassermann, were considered Germans, Hadamard French, and Levi Civita Italian. The volumes were to be published in the name of the National Library and the University of Jerusalem. At the time, the National Library existed, but of the University there was only a piece of land on Mount Scopus, with a foundation stone on it from before World War I and nothing else. The National Library, housed in a two-story unpretentious stone building in Jerusalem, had been founded decades earlier by ...
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... Velikovsky's theses began to come from unexpected sources. Mariner probes of Mars, Venus, and the moon, as reported by NASA, provided evidence of the sort that Shapley had first offered, and then said he hadn't the equipment to seek. A scientist here and a scientist there was impressed by the confirming happenstances, and, like geologist Hess and Physicist Bargmann of Princeton and astronomer Motz of Columbia, urged that in view of these confirmations, Velikovsky's other conclusions should be reexamined without prejudice. To this I should add that Albert Einstein, who often saw Velikovsky in Princeton, had read and re-read his work, and continued as firmly pro-Newton as Shapley, but with the open mind of the authentic scientist. A few days before his untimely death in 1955, he offered (after learning that, as Velikovsky had predicted, radio noises from Jupiter were unexpectedly recorded) to help arrange other experimental tests which Velikovsky sought. Einstein had, I am told, urged Velikovsky to get the story of his proscription by Shapley et. al. fully on record, ...
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