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81. Two Experiments Involving Gravity and Electromagnetism [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 ...
82. Velikovsky: A Personal Chronological Perspective of His Final Years [Journals] [Aeon]
... his use of source materials and hence appeared to leap-frog to conclusions that might not be warranted. By this time I had gotten to know Greenberg quite well and was intuitively impressed by his quick mind and equally rapid-fire conversation style, and in a mental comparison with Velikovsky there was an image in my mind of the slow, cautious plodding Albert Einstein solving a problem compared to the computer-like rapidity and impatience of mathematician John von Neumann. Of all the people in the Velikovskian camp these two superficially appear poles apart, but in reality, and allowing for personal differences, they are of the same cut of fabric, and Velikovsky's unfamiliarity with a "precipitous" cascade of ideas from a ...
83. Velikovsky and his Critics by Shane Mage [Books]
... and has since stayed with the book through more than two dozen hard cover printings); and completed the recantation and penance by sacrificing its trade-book editor, James Putnam. After 25 years with Macmillan, Putnam was fired for his part in publishing the most successful book of the year. Despite the protests of numerous honest scientists such as Albert Einstein, the campaign of vilification succeeded in destroying Velikovsky's reputation in academia and its satellite media. Journalists, Vulgarisers, and Sci-Fi writers could with impunity label him "crank" and "crackpot," and woe betide any graduate students or junior professors so imprudent as to admit that Velikovsky had some ideas in their field worth thinking about! ...
84. Velikovsky: The Score of Success [Journals] [SIS Review]
... it reached as far as the lunar orbit. This was confirmed by Ness in 1964. He claimed that interplanetary space was magnetic and that the field centred on the Sun and rotated with it. This was discovered by Pioneer 5 and Explorer 10 in 1960. Velikovsky's claim that Jupiter would be found to sent out radio noises was accepted by Einstein as a decisive test on which their prolonged debate as to the electromagnetic nature of the Solar System would hinge. Einstein received the news of their discovery on 8 April, 1955 - eight days before his death. In 1960 Prof. V. A. Bailey of the University of Sydney calculated that the Sun carries a net negative charge ...
85. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... exciting appeal but also because its originator, Luis Alvarez, was a Nobel prize winning physicist with tremendous scientific clout. MacClean and Officer believe massive volcanism is a more likely cause of the extinction. Alvarez threatened to wreck MacClean's career and orchestrated a campaign to discredit him. Details are no doubt in Officer's book (see Bookshelf). PHYSICS Einstein again The Times 17.2 .96, Scientific American June 1996, pp. 66-72, New Scientist 31.8 .96, pp. 28-31 and Science Frontiers 103, Jan-Feb 1996, p. 1 Irish engineer Dr. Kelly believes experiments performed in 1914 and 1925 show flaws in Einstein's claim that the speed of light is ...
86. The Subject Of Defamation [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... loved as my teacher of significant but obscure parts of ancient history, subscribed to a Horatio Alger scenario. While sensing immediately the wishful thinking of his patients, he was immersed in fantasies about the practice of science. Its history was so glorious, how could it be otherwise? Monkeys? There can be no monkeys among the Newtons and Einsteins and Bohrs and Schrodingers!! How could that be? What Letters Talbott 117 are you saying? I am saying cancer, beloved friend, wherever you are now. I am describing a disease. While we were on the beach at Pelican Island, New Jersey, Velikovsky said to me, "George, don't stay in the ...
87. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... ' he mathematically demonstrates that anyone moving relatively to the Earth will have the illusion that his several clocks are no longer in synchrony with each other. This is only to be expected, since this observer instigates their synchrony by sending light signals between them and he is (evidently) ignorant of the principle of the Earth's control over light that Einstein refers, ambiguously, to. He expects to calculate with the same velocity for light that is found in the laboratory, which is misleading. But a few pages later there is a flat contradiction to this. Einstein says that the velocity of light c cannot be altered by composition with a velocity less than that of light'. ...
88. An Interview for Television with Immanuel Velikovsky [Journals] [Horus]
... 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 ...
89. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas (Part 2) [Journals] [Kronos]
... human intelligence, but not OK for Velikovsky to speculate about astronomy." To which he answers: "The crucial point, to be borne in mind by all weekend cosmologists, is that . . . The more you have demonstrated that you know, the more your speculations will be listened to." He cites Hoyle, Ryle and Einstein as examples of scientists whose viewpoints outside their fields of professional expertise have been listened to respectfully. Weekend book reviewers seem to have a facility for proposing one-legged principles that are embarrassingly easy to topple. For example, Linus Pauling, the renowned chemist, has not found his speculations on the role of Vitamin C in human nutrition and cancer ...
90. Doomsday: The Science of Catastrophe by Fred Warshofsky [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 ...
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