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101. Discussion Questions From the Floor [Journals] [Aeon]
... Uranus' magnetic and spin poles are relatively skewed, Uranus' quite severely. d) The electron flux between Io and Jupiter is obviously a local phenomenon, not directly related to Jupiter's orbit or to the Sun's influence. The Jovian magnetic field is insufficient to provide the potential for the flux observed. The flux observed must therefore result from physical disturbance of Jupiter by Io (e .g ., it is rain that dampens the streets; wet streets are not the cause of rain!) This physical disturbance is theorised to produce both an ongoing potential and the attendant conductorless current. The appearance, then, is that satellite size and orbit can and do influence electrical activity ...
102. The New Orthodoxy's Respect for Fact [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Many readers may be disturbed by my argument for the primacy of theory. Does it not lead to dogmatism and disrespect for fact? It can, of course, but it need not." Stephen Jay Gould, EVER SINCE DARWIN, Essay 20 "Velikovsky's unorthodox method is to begin with a working hypothesis and then attempt to find some physical explanation." S. J. Gould, paraphrased from EVER SINCE DARWIN, Essay 19 In his NEW SCIENTIST article on the recent American "monkey trial',(1 ) Michael Ruse criticises "creation science" and the "sleazy" tactics used by its supporters to denigrate evolutionists and promote their own cause, such as "quoting ...
103. Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (1994) "Proceedings of the 1993 Cambridge Conference" Home | Issue Contents Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation.S. V. M. Clube Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK. Celestial Sophistry The question whether cosmic catastrophes are a significant problem so far as civilisation is concerned has recently been directed at NASA by a US Congressional Sub-Committee. No doubt the question is seen as having been prompted by purely scientific considerations, but from the viewpoint of a historian any notion that cosmic catastrophes are a particularly neoteric issue would have to be regarded as singularly wide of the ...
104. Quantitative Aspects Of Ancient Cosmology [Journals] [Kronos]
... . Many "scholars" are fanatically motivated to find some objection to the work of another "scholar", and far more effort is expended inventing apparently valid refutations than in understanding the original author or paper. In KRONOS XII:2 , my concluding essay on Seti was given (" The Watery Abyss of Nu") and actual physical tests are now in progress to check what appears to be mathematically significant. If the tests fail, then so be it. It will merely have been an interesting hypothesis, but wrong. Or, it may turn out to be entirely correct, as it now appears to be. But, in any case, it will not ...
105. On Celestial Mechanics [Journals] [Pensee]
... published in a standard journal, though the fact that the author gives no such reference suggests that he hasn't found one.) This is a serious issue, as witness the following paragraph on p. 6: "This impasse between celestial mechanics and the notion of cosmic electrical interaction was recognized long ago. A reconciliation seemed so unlikely that physical scientists of half a dozen successive generations felt compelled to devise all sorts of exotic theories to explain away the most obvious evidence for electric charge on the earth." My point is that, if the sun and all the planets (in vacuum) were to have charges (all of the same sign, whether positive or negative) ...
106. Language and Thought in Ancient Egypt (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... us to say definitively whether its closest links were with Illyrian, with Thracian, or with Phrygian.(2 ) A second misleading passage occurs on p. 29, where Talbott asserts that "Coptic is . . . [an] essentially Christian language . . . Those who still speak [it] bear a far closer resemblance in physical appearance . . . to the late conquerors of Egypt than to the ancient Egyptians." The implications here are, first, that languages can be classified or described in terms of the religious beliefs of their speakers and, second, that the racial affiliations of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs were ...
107. A Personal Reminiscence [Journals] [Aeon]
... the very foundations of science would be shaken, and all of this by a non-scientist, an outsider with whom most laymen, particularly theological fundamentalists and cranks, could easily identify. No wonder the book became an overnight bestseller. That it was first published by Macmillan, perhaps the most famous publisher at that time of the outstanding authors of physics and astronomy, was considered an affront by many prestigious scientists, and a violent campaign, led by the late famous Harvard astronomer, Harlow Shapley, was directed against Macmillan, urging it to cease publication of Worlds in Collision, to which Macmillan agreed under threat of boycott. Fearful of irreparable financial damage to Macmillan and himself, Velikovsky ...
108. The AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky [Books]
... and for all. With the following words Ivan King opened the gathering: "Today we are going to consider a set of ideas that have at their core a completely unconventional picture of the planetary system . . . . Most scientists would say that this picture is totally impossible, because it violates many of the most firmly established principles of physics. To this Dr. Velikovsky would reply that there is overwhelming evidence that these events really did occur, and that if they cause difficulty for the scientists, it's up to the scientists to resolve their own problems. "No one who is involved in the organization of this symposium believes that Dr. Velikovsky's ideas are correct. Yet ...
109. Electricity Absent from Sagan's Astrophysics [Journals] [Pensee]
... conservation of energy and angular momentum are of first importance in evaluating any hypothesis concerning celestial affairs, while "questions on the nature of planetary surfaces, atmospheres and interiors are on not as good a footing." This seems a fair appraisal, although of course realities that emerge from direct explorations of planets must be accommodated by any law of physics that is to remain valid. And Newtonian dynamics must be understood to embrace the interplay of electrical and electromagnetic as well as gravitational and inertial forces. On this basis, I would generalize and rank Sagan's physical arguments against Worlds in Collision as follows: 1) The energy required to expel a terrestrial planet from a major planet is beyond ...
110. Scientific Censorship and Thought Control [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... volume, namely nuclear science and nuclear safety [Professor Dudley's book (editor's note)]. Elsewhere in later chapters there are developed concepts which require a marked revision of the now accepted considered to be E = MC2, but is instead a return to a time, pre-1920, when the following paragraph was published in a standard textbook of physics: To account for the transmission of waves through space containing no ordinary matter it seems necessary to assume the existence of a universal medium filling all space and even interpenetrating matter itseff, as shown by the existence of transparent substances. That this medium can react on matter is shown by the fact that radiant energy is transmitted from ether to ...
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