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81. Mechanism? [Alternative Science Website]
... Phonies?[ On Camera?[ Mechanism? Q. If people can foretell the future or move things by thinking about them, how come physics has never discovered any possible basis for such 'powers'? A. While physics has not yet discovered an underlying cause that would explain the anomalous phenomena recorded in the laboratory, physicists have made a number of important discoveries in recent decades that throw considerable light on them. If the new physics has a central idea to sustain it, it is that of wholeness. In 1935 Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen presented their colleagues in physics with a baffling conundrum. Trying to answer the question of whether quantum mechanics really tells us anything about the nature of the physical world, the three physicists proposed a thought experiment with astounding consequences. They showed theoretically that atomic events which appear to us as separate must in fact be connected in some unknown way. And moreover, that such events can communicate information to each other instantly-- faster even than the speed of light which is thought to be a limiting ...
82. The Most Profound Discovery Of Science [Science Frontiers Website]
... particle affect the measurements made on a second, far-removed particle. In theory, the second particle could be on the other side of the galaxy, with absolutely no physical connection between the two-- unless you admit to spooky action-at-a-distance forces. (Some over-ly zealous think-tankers have even contemplated applying this effect to long distance, untappable, unjammable communications with submarines!) The article (referenced below) in which this apparent magic is discussed also dwells on another profundity associated with quantum mechanics: does that which is not observed exist? Einstein felt intuitively that it did; and one of his remarks on the subject led to this article's title. Unfortunately for Einstein, all recent laboratory experiments demonstrate that spooky actionat-a-distance forces do exist and that Einstein's intuition was incorrect. (Mermin, N. David; "Is the Moon There When Nobody Looks? Reality and the Quantum Theory," Physics Today, 38: 38, April 1985.) Comment. The laboratory experiments discussed in the article prove only that quantum mechanics is correct, not that it is spooky. ...
83. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... May 21, 1954 Dear Professor Einstein: It may be that I said more than I was aright to say when yesterday evening I expressed myself that Einstein is humanly obliged not to be indifferent to the wrong that was and is still done by an organized group of scientists. But because of your position of a recognized leader among scientists and fighter for human rights, I feel obligated to you not to keep you uninformed. These are two problems, entirely independent: Am I right in my theory? I am striving to prove it. Have I the right to express in writing the conclusions to which I came in an honest endeavor? Though the answer is elementary, this right was so mistreated that, following an attack this month, after some hesitation, I decided to ask more than just a few minutes of your most precious time. With sincere regard, Immanuel Velikovsky ...
84. Two Experiments Involving Gravity and Electromagnetism [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IV No. 4 (Summer 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents Two Experiments Involving Gravity and Electromagnetism Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright© 1979 by Immanuel Velikovsky THE PENDULUM EXPERIMENT "In contrast to electric and magnetic fields, the gravitational field exhibits a most remarkable property, which is of fundamental importance.... Bodies which are moving under the sole influence of a gravitational field receive an acceleration, which does not in the least depend either on the material or the physical state of the body" (Einstein).* [* Footnote: A Einstein, Relativity, 11th ed., London, 1936, p. 64.This law is supposed to hold with great accuracy. The velocity of the fall is generally explored with the help of a pendulum; it appears to us that a charged object may fall with a different velocity than a neutral object. This is generally denied. But the denial is based on the observation that there is no difference in the number of swings of a pendulum in a unit of time, in ...
85. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ware nach meiner Meinung, wenn Sie Ihre Bucher, die wirklich wertvolles Material bringen, in diesem Sinne revidieren wurden. Wenn Sie sich dazu nicht entschliessen konnen, wird das Wertvolle an Ihren Uberlegungen nur unwirksam gemacht und es durfte sich schwerlich ein vernunftiger Verleger finden, der das Risiko einer so schweren Blamage auf sich nehmen wurde. Ich teile Ihnen dies schriflich mit und sende Ihnen gleichzeitig Ihre Manuscripte zuruck, weil ich an den in Aussicht genommenen Tagen nich frei sein werde. Mit freundlichen Grussen, auch an Ihre Frl. Tochter Ihr Albert Einstein Translation: July 8, 1946 Dear Mr. Velikovsky: I have read the whole book about the planet Venus. There is much of interest in the book which proves that in fact catastrophes have taken place which must be attributed to extraterrestrial causes. However it is evident to every sensible physicist that these catastrophes can have nothing to do with the planet Venus and that also the direction of the inclination of the terrestrial axis towards the ecliptic could not have undergone a considerable change without the total destruction of the entire earth ? s ...
86. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... April 4, 1961 Dear Miss Burton: Some time ago I wrote your museum inquiring if Dr. Einstein had ever made a request for samples of the New Kingdom in Egypt to be subjected to radiocarbon tests and if the request was ever granted, Your letter (a copy of which is enclosed) indicates that the Museum never received such a request. In a technical sense this is correct but I have been able to obtain a photostat of a letter written by Dr. Einstein ? s secretary making the request in his behalf shortly after his death. I am not out to ? prove ? anything one way or the other but I am greatly interested in this period of history and it is strange that in over 15 years (since the method of carbon dating was developed) few if any tests have been conducted on samples dating from that period, whether from your Museum or from others. Also enclosed is a photostat of the letter written by Miss Dukas. With kindest regards, Warner Sizemore ...
87. The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive [SIS Internet Digest $]
... -- Off the Mooring-- for the post-1939 portion of his autobiography was never written. The years that followed are covered in part by some of Velikovsky's other books and writings. Thus Stargazers and Gravediggers covers the period from 1939 to 1955. Chapters include: 1. Vitebsk 2. Moscow 3. Student Years and Wanderings 4. Ukraine 5. Caucasus and Lithuania 6. My Years in Berlin 7. Home Ancestral. Before the Day Breaks: This unpublished manuscript is a chronicle of Immanuel Velikovsky's contacts and debates with Albert Einstein. Chapters include: 1. At the Lake 2. A Flashback 3. Before the Forum 4. At McCarter Theater 5. 112 Mercer Street 6. Berore the Chair of Jupiter 7. A Round Sun 8. In Einstein's Study 9. July 21, 1954 10. Penelope 11. A Comet Grazing the Sun 12. The Four Plans of the Universe 13. March 4, 1955 14. March 11, 1955 15. The Last Letter 16. "I Would Have Written to You" 17. Jove's ...
88. Doomsday: The Science of Catastrophe by Fred Warshofsky [Kronos $]
... , "catastrophology" seems indicated. (The phrase "catastrophe theory" has already been preempted for a new branch of topology by the French mathematician Rene Thom.) If, on the other hand, the title is primary and the subtitle subordinate, the book ought to be subtitled "What it is and when it's coming" or something of the sort. Less important, perhaps, but even more blatant is the contradiction between p. i (corresponding, I presume, to the hardcover dust-jacket blurb), where Albert Einstein is misquoted as asserting that "God plays dice with the cosmos" and p. 1 [sic, where he is correctly quoted as saying "I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos". My other criticisms of the author, having to do with inclusions and exclusions, are probably matters more of personal preference than of scholarly validity. Nonetheless, I find it regrettable that, having discussed the catastrophist views of the fundamentalist writer Donald Patten, he does not balance them with the views of less evangelical theorists ...
89. Institute for New Energy Fabulous Facts Page [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Institute for New Energy Fabulous Facts Page From the Institute for New Energy Web Site at: http://www.padrak.com/ine/ From: NEN, New Energy News, Vol. 3, No. 6, Nov 1995, pp. 4-5. Did You Know... That Albert Einstein was considered retarded, Isaac Newton was thought to be a slow learner, Joseph Priestly (the discoverer of oxygen) never took a science course, and Louis Pasteur got a C in chemistry. That neither Wilber nor Orville Wright graduated from high school. However, they were both avid readers. From "Cold Fusion Times" Magazine at: http://world.std.com/~mica/cft.html "... after a few more flashes in the pan, we shall hear very little more of Edison or his electric lamp. Every claim he makes has been tested and proved impracticable."-- New York Times, January 16, 1880. Temporal Provincialisms ...
90. A Possible Crack In The Wall Of The Temple Of Relativity [Science Frontiers Website]
... special theory of relativity is mistaken." Marinov apparently has been expelled from Russia because of his scientific and political opinions. So infuriated is he by the reluctance of mainstream scientific journals, such as Nature, to print his anti-relativity papers that he has threatened to immolate himself outside the British embassy in Vienna. Happily, he didn't strike the match, because it may be that he has something. Marinov claims that he has demonstrated experimentally that the velocity of light is not the same in all directions in all reference frames, as Einstein insisted. He says he can even detect the motion of the earth through absolute space and time, contrary to most Michelson-Morley-type experiments. Based upon some recent theoretical analysis, the journal Nature has bent a bit and now calls for repetitions of Marinov's experiments. (Maddox, John; "Stefan Marinov Wins Some Friends," Nature, 316:209, 1985.) Comment. Recently, three books highly critical of relativity have been published: (1) Turner, Dean, and Hazelett, Richard, eds.; ...
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