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61. Thoth Vol. VI, No. 8 Dec 15, 2002 [Thoth Website]
... Carroll's correlation of his pieces with the Red Knight and the White Queen- with the difference whereas Dodgson recognised the products of his imagination to be wholly fanciful, the modern mathematician imagines, and persuades others, that he is discovering the secrets of nature.? ~Herbert Dingle, Science at the Cross-Roads, (1972) pp. 127-8. WAL THORNHILL COMMENTS: For many years Prof. Dingle wrote the entry for special relativity in the Encyclopedia Brittannica-- until he notoriously recanted. The nonsensical responses to his simple argument against Einstein led him to publish the book from which the quotes are taken. Einstein?s legacy lives on. There are so many assumptions hidden beneath the thinking in the above report that it should have been published in the Star Trek Manual, not the science journal, Nature. It is the second ?scientific? report to refer to Star Trek in recent months. The other, also from Australia, raised the future possibility of teleportation (? Beam me up Scottie?). Both reports exhibit the malaise in physics brought ...
62. The Early Years: Part Two [Aeon Journal $]
... for what Sol Hurok called the "greatest renaissance in this century". (1) In his nostalgic study of the city, historian Otto Friedrich evoked the names of: Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Josephine Baker, the grandiose productions of Max Reinhardt's "Theatre of the 5,000," three opera companies running simultaneously..., the opening night of Wozzeck, and The Three-Penny Opera.... Almost overnight, the somewhat staid capital of Kaiser Wilhelm had become the center of Europe, attracting scientists like Einstein and von Neumann, writers like Auden and Isherwood, the builders and designers of the Bauhaus School, and a turbulent colony of more than fifty thousand Russian refugees. Vladimir Nabokov gave tennis lessons here.... (2) Berlin had three Russian dailies and five weeklies. Besides Velikovsky, the Russian emigres in Berlin included two pretenders to the Romanov throne, rival Kadet factions led by historian Pavel Miliukov and Nabokov's father, Velikovsky's old neighbor Chaliapin, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Horowitz, and Fyodor Vinberg, a czarist officer ...
63. THE VELIKOVSKY AFFAIR: CHAPTER 6: THE SCIENTIFIC RECEPTION SYSTEM [Quantavolution Website]
... what are solutions. That their compensation, whether in esteem, position, or money, is related to performance is only an illusion. What is accepted and what is rejected are therefore only a product of chance encounters of purpose and provision. Under these circumstances, scientists follow the laws of nonrational collective behaviour. They think in stereotypes (e. g. the eternal harmony of the spheres, uniformitarianism, catastrophism). They circulate ideas via popularization and texts [16. Thus have Newton, Galileo, Darwin, Freud and Einstein been conveyed. Scientists are at the mercy of popularizers. Their own minds are formed by simplistic ideas, try as they will to evade their grip. A new theory spreads as a rumour, simplified, overly precise, and success comes as a surprise. No two persons understand its extended meanings quite alike. It is resistant to rational counter-argument. And it persists until it is stale and a more vibrant report originates. It seems to be specific and operational until it is shown to be blind and vague; such is ...
64. Ash [Pensee]
... curators and officials at the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the British Museum, as well as several. faculty members at the University of California. In this quest he both wrote the museums on his own and enlisted the aid of others acquainted with his work and objectively interested in the possible results of tests. These include the late Robert Pfeiffer, then Chairman of the Department of Semitic Languages and History at Harvard; Albert Einstein, who shortly before his death had verbally expressed a desire to use his influence to help get the tests made; Francis Asip, Rev. Benjamin Adams and Rev. Warner Sizemore, all sympathetic readers of Ages in Chaos. The official replies cover an expressive variety of reasons why the tests could not or need not be made. Ed. October 7, 1953 W. F. Libby Institute for Nuclear Studies University of Chicago DEAR PROFESSOR LIBBY: In my work "Ages in Chaos" (Doubleday) I present a ...
... to believe that the fearful brooding presence of the bomb over this postwar scene would have been the same if its possibilities had not been so catastrophically demonstrated in bringing World War 11 to its belated conclusion. One despairs, today, of evoking, for a generation that did not experience it, the hopelessness with which this instrument of abrupt annihilation seemed to invest the future of the world, in that hour of what might otherwise have been celebrated as a glorious victory." (3) In an attempt to assuage world hysteria, Einstein made a public statement on August 11, 1945, in which he said that "in developing atomic or nuclear energy, science did not draw upon supernatural strength, but merely imitated the actions of the sun's rays." He also went on to say that "atomic power is no more unnatural than when I sail a boat on Saranac Lake."(4) It was just as well that people were unaware of Einstein's true feelings on the matter, for it is reported that his initial comment on August 6 was ...
66. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... since become legendary. Riemann's metric tensors, which reintroduced Michael Faraday's earlier field concepts, contained all the necessary information to mathematically describe curved space in multiple dimensions. It was the first and final break with the geometry of Euclid in over two millennia. (1) At the turn of the century Max Planck forwarded the quantum theory, postulating that radiation energy released by the newly discovered radioactive elements and by x-ray sources were emitted in discreet packets of energy, or quanta. Building on this despite being dissuaded by Planck, in 1905 Einstein wrote several seminal papers treating quanta in photo-electric effects and set down his special theory of relativity. A decade later he outlined his general theory of relativity, both theories using the tools of Riemann's tensors. In the early 1920s Theodr Kaluza stunned Einstein with his own unification paper, combining Einstein's theory of gravity with Maxwell's theory of light by adding one more dimension. But at the time few mathematicians were intrigued by any additional vectors to the space-time four-dimensional model postulated by Einstein. In 1926 Oskar Klein-- who also designed the ...
67. Cosmos Without Gravitation [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... materialize; a regulating force seems to overcome this unequal light pressure on primaries and secondaries. The sun moves in space at a velocity of about twenty kilometers a second (in relation to the nearby stars). This motion, according to Lodge, must change the eccentricities of some of the planetary orbits to an extent which far exceeds the observed values. (19) The motion of the perihelia of Mercury and Mars and of the nodes of Venus differ from what is computed with the help of the Newtonian law of gravitation. Einstein showed how his theory can account for the anomaly of Mercury; however, the smaller irregularities in the movements of Venus and Mars cannot be accounted for by Einstein ? s formulas. Unaccounted for fluctuations in the lunar mean motion were calculated from the records of lunar eclipses of many centuries and from modern observations. These fluctuations were studied by S. Newcomb, who wrote: ? I regard these fluctuations as the most enigmatic phenomenon presented by the celestial motions, being so difficult to account for by the action of any known causes ...
68. An Interview for Television with Immanuel Velikovsky [Horus $]
... their usual orbits, are neutral bodies. (Worlds in Collision, p. 387) So I told him that I didn't write this sentence myself. This sentence was written in consultation with the famous cosmologist, Weizsacker. So [on this point he was without protest anymore. After this, he started telling me about three predictions of the General Theory of Relativity that in Einstein's case there were three predictions and so on. So I have to correct him. There were not three predictions. There were two cases explained but Einstein himself- if Sagan had read Einstein's work in the original, he would have seen that Einstein earlier refers to the phenomenon of the red-shift and to the anomalous movement of Mercury, already calculated by Leverrier in 1845. So it was not a prediction, you see. So there remained only one prediction- about the [bending of the ray of a star passing near the Sun. Mr. Riggs: Why does Carl Sagan persist in trying to discredit your theory and you with jokes, and humor, and wit, ...
69. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... issues, Velikovsky returns to the dangers that threaten human survival. He concludes with the hope that nuclear destruction could be avoided if man recognized the truth about his history, and stopped predicting the permanence of his existence on his illusions about the stability of his past. The central irony is that it is this very illusion on which Darwin based his belief in "a secure future of great length" that threatens to ensure our future will neither be secure nor long. Despite the interest and efforts of several prominent scientists, such as Einstein and Dr H. H. Hess, and despite the activities of, inter alia, the British Society for Interdisciplinary Studies and the American journal Kronos comparatively little has been done to subject Velikovsky's works to unbiassed scrutiny. In the light of this absorbing, stimulating and readable book, such examination is long overdue.- Ralph Amelan Reprinted by kind permission from The Jerusalem Post Magazine, 30 April 1982. Death of the Dinosaurs HORIZON, BBC TV programme, 16.11.81 Readers of Workshop over the last two years will be well aware ...
70. Letter [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . The second volume of the work is presently in galleys. It covers the time from the end of the 18th Dynasty to the advent of Alexander. In case you have not yet found incentive strong enough to familiarize yourself with the first volume of ? Ages,? the attached here photostat of a letter by Etienne Drioton with his immediate reaction as expressed upon reading the first volume may still induce you to follow his example. I assume also that you have received a letter from Miss H. Dukas, secretary to the late Einstein. Since November 1953 Einstein spent many hours in discussing with me various aspects of my theories; at our last meeting, on April 8th, he was very emphatic in his desire to help me that a radio-carbon test should be performed to check on my chronology. As promised, I enclose a letter from Professor Pfeiffer of the Semitic Museum of Harvard University. Since 1942 he closely followed the progress of my work on ancient history, and also read it in manuscript, in the first draft, in interim versions, and ...
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