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251. Quantalism: The Big Picture [Journals] [Aeon]
... than rocketry. One could extend it to all investigatory enterprises. And, doing so, one would find Velikovsky to epitomize the T-man ideal. As a specialist, he was in the forefront of psychiatric exploration, having been the first to postulate the electrical nature of epilepsy. Yet, as a generalist, he spanned the academic spectrum from physical science to global mythology. Turning again to etymology, I see significance in the fact that the literal meanings of the two Greek-derived words physicist and physician are the same; both mean "naturist," or one who studies nature in order to deal more effectively with it. Velikovsky was not only a scientist in the contemporary sense but ...
252. On "The Year -687": A Postscript (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... (40) into agreement with the text. This interpretation does not have much effect on the overall picture of agreement, and it has no effect on my calculations of the beginning of the civil calendar in various years. However, I should have paid more attention to Legge's notes on these dates. Newton(2 ) also discusses the physical consequences of Velikovsky's claim that the geographic poles suddenly shifted by about 20 within historical times.(2a) I would like to offer a few further comments on this subject here. After discussing the distribution of the ice sheet during the last glaciation, Velikovsky wrote: The Brahman charts of the sky show a large difference from what modern ...
253. The Not So Stable Sun [Journals] [Kronos]
... astronomers who believe that energy is generated at the center of the Sun. The photosphere is opaque, hence energy must be convected from the interior through the photospheric layer. The granular appearance of the photosphere is taken as evidence that non-stationary convective cells exist in the photosphere. Juergens has argued persuasively that this explanation is incorrect if we consider the physical nature of the solar gas and the convection process.(4 ) A convective model of the photosphere also fails on thermal grounds. If energy is generated in the Sun's interior, the region beneath the photosphere must have an ever increasing temperature with depth. Such a temperature gradient is characteristic of the flow of energy by radiative transfer. ...
254. ALL Honorable Men [Books]
... ideas they don't like. "What did I just say? That was polemical and unfair. I apologize. They are all honorable men." (11) What was the cause of Wilson's condemnation of CSICOP? In October of 1981, Fate magazine published an article by Dennis Rawlins titled "Starbaby." Rawlins is a Harvard University physics graduate specializing in celestial mechanics and an insider at CSICOP having been one of its co-founders in 1976 and a member of its Executive Council until 1979, until he got the boot. He also acted as an associate editor for The Skeptical Inquirer. In 1977 Rawlins learned that one of the earliest analyses of astrology carried out by that journal ...
255. Commemoration Of The 2300bc Event [Journals] [SIS Review]
... is subject to the passage of exceptional large comets with masses ranging from 1000 to 10,000 times that of Halley's comet. The observed cometary flux suggests that the mean interval between the injection of large (d >100 km) comets into short-period orbits is on the order of 100,000 years, sufficiently short compared with the expected physical lifetime of comets that effects due to fragmentation of the most recent giant comet captured into a short-period orbit might still be observable .. . Giant comets with diameters d>100 km exist in both the long-period and short-period cometary flux; they dominate the total cometary mass and arrive as short-period comets in the inner Solar System at mean intervals ...
256. The Origin and Evolution of the Comets and Other Small Bodies in the Solar System [Journals] [Kronos]
... , 1963). The hypotheses do not explain the forces that ejected these objects into parabolic orbits and the manner in which the orbits later became circular- to produce the hypothetical Oort cloud of comets. This particularly speculative idea, which is not based on any analysis of observational data, is refuted by everything known nowadays about the structure and physical nature of asteroids and meteorites. It also seems to me that the significance of collisions has been overrated; consider how much more important volcanic and tectonic processes are, not only on the Earth, but also on the Moon (NASA, 1969). These results all speak in favour of the fact that the minor bodies have formed ...
... usually very precise about citing contributions made by members of the scientific community; so it is indeed strange that he did not see fit to even mention Wildt with respect to Venus' temperature. When the high surface temperature of Venus was reported in 1956, Dr. Francis D. Drake, a highly respected scientist, wrote the following in Physics Today, "We would have expected a temperature only slightly greater than that of Earth (for Venus), whereas the actual temperature is several hundred degrees above the boiling point of water. The finding was a surprise'...in a field in which the fewest surprises were expected." 13 Again it is strange that ...
258. Sagan's tenth problem: The circularization of the orbit of Venus (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... , regarding fundamentals of gravity. Einstein stated, "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." In other words, electrical forces should not influence the motion of a celestial body, a pendulum or a body falling to the Earth. Velikovsky, after citing Einstein, states, "This law is supposed to hold with great accuracy. The velocity of the fall is generally explored with the help of ...
259. The Reconstruction of Cosmic History [Journals] [Aeon]
... In the process of clarifying an issue that had risen between Talbott and himself, Rose wrote: What caused me to mention the Philolaos system to Talbott in the first place was one of the remarks in Velikovsky's gentle, yet devastating critique of Talbott's work. (This remark was in the context of Velikovsky's repeated suggestions that the Talbott model lacked physical plausibility).(94) Beyond the statement that the "northernist" model lacks "physical plausibility," Rose did not say what Velikovsky's "gentle, yet devastating critique" amounted to. Rose himself has now been more specific in invoking Kepler's Third Law to demolish the "northernist" model,(95) concerning which I ...
260. Einstein's Biggest Blunder [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... scientific thought. Space and time are relative - they stretch and contract depending on the motion of the observer - but the speed of light is a constant. It always has been the same and always will be the same. This is the basis of the theory Einstein brilliantly expounded in 1905, and it became a basic precept of 20th-century physics. But in 1996, two young scientists, Andy Albrecht and Joao Magueijo, put forward the heretical idea that the speed of light can change. If this were the case, it would explain some of the problems that cosmologists have grappled with from Einstein to the present day. Even more significantly, it would imply that the laws ...
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