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61. The Polar Column: A Physical Model of Myth [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon I:4 (Jul 1988) Home | Issue Contents The Polar Column: A Physical Model of Myth Frederic B. Jueneman INTRODUCTION We appear to be entering an era where the boundary between myth and science is becoming diffuse. The paths travelled by the searchers who hope to bridge the seemingly insurmountable difficulties inherent in a scientific inquiry into myth have been tortuous, and the searchers have been few in number. There is no guarantee that when we arrive wherever we think we're going, we'll find that for which we are looking. But we proceed in hope. Like others, I have taken the firm and unequivocal position that physical events are described and implied ...
62. Did Worlds Collide [Journals] [Pensee]
... mechanics at Princeton under National Medal of Science winner, Solomon Lefschetz. In the late Fifties he developed a new principle in celestial mechanics which not only gives a dynamical explanation for Bode's law but, as shown in 1972 by M. Ovenden, predicts current planetary distances with an average inaccuracy less than one percent. Currently Bass is Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University. A substantial portion of what follows will be beyond the reach of non-specialists. We have separated out certain sections of the paper in smaller type, thus enabling the general reader to pass them over and still profit from the remaining portions of the paper. Prof. Bass has prepared two, largely mathematical ...
63. Life Extinctions by Cosmic Ray Jets [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents Life Extinctions by Cosmic Ray Jets 26 June 1998 From Rolf Sinclair/NSF Physics Division <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:57:27 -0400 (EDT) From: email@example.com (AIP listserver) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: update.379 Physics News Update The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Physics News Number 379 June 25, 1998 by Phillip F. Schewe and Ben Stein, Life Extinctions by Cosmic Ray Jets. Several reasons have been put forward to explain past periods of mass extinction on the ...
64. Giordano Bruno's View on The Earth without a Moon [Journals] [Pensee]
... Y. The Latin translator of this material was Gail Paterson, M.A . candidate, Classics, SUNY at Buffalo.) Bruno (1548-1600) was a philosopher from the province of Nola, in southern Italy. He was well ahead of his times as he pushed the Copernican hypothesis to its fullest logical conclusion. Bruno denied the physics of Aristotle. For Bruno, the sun rotated on its own axis and had dark areas. He wrote that the earth revolved around the sun. There were an infinite number of suns, an infinite number of solar systems and an infinite space. All of the planets (including the sun and moon) were made of the same ...
65. The Misread Record by Isaac Vail [Books]
... devolves upon the thinker to tell how, and when they came back. The Molten Earth. It is not necessary for me to go into the world's high court to prove that this planet was once in a state of igneous fusion. The physicist, and even the ordinary man of thought, know very well that if any question in physics has been settled by the logic of inductive science, it is the fact that our planet was once in a molten state. There was a time when the earth shone out as a scintillating star. The only clouds that then floated were fire-born mineral and metallic sublimations, from oceans of tossing lava and leaping flame. Where were our ...
66. An Objective Approach to the Work of Velikovsky [Articles]
... given him a fair hearing, but to an equal extent, they are the fault of Dr. Velikovsky's supporters, and to a great extent, the fault of Dr. Velikovsky himself. First of all, Dr. Velikovsky's theses concern the realms of science, if they are concerned with anything at all. He deals with chemistry and physics, astronomy and astrophysics, geology and paleontology, celestial mechanics and gravity, to name but a few of the areas of the hard sciences in which he has labored. When scientific supporters do emerge for Dr. Velikovsky's hypotheses, however, all too frequently, they are discovered to be working in areas of their disciplines other than those ...
67. On Mercury Without A Moon [Journals] [Kronos]
... outside of Mercury's Roche limit, where the gravitational force of the Sun is much greater than that of Mercury, a satellite would be unable to resist the Solar pull and thus fail to achieve a stable orbit around the planet. As it happened, Asimov's reasoning proved to be fallacious and his calculations erroneous. In the November 1976 issue of Physics Today (p . 92), W. H. Jefferys of the Univ. of Texas at Austin, J. A. Burns of NASA-Ames, and J. J. Condon of Virginia Polytechnic Institute each provided different and independent refutation of Asimov's work.(2 ) The triple response was prompted by a letter from Bruce Bushman ...
68. A Life's Work? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the author's unusual mix of strongly-held beliefs (he is a Mormon and a convinced creationist), yet he also has a formidable scientific background, based largely on a lifetime's work on high explosives, which has brought him into contact with not only the world of rocks and mines where they are used but also the frontiers of chemistry and plasma physics. (He is particularly proud of his Nitro-Nobel Gold Medallion, awarded in 1968 for work on slurry explosives.) Add to this an obvious love of a good argument and an unwillingness to suffer those he sees as fools gladly and no one is guaranteed a smooth ride. Atheists like me will not be happy with his unashamed creationism ...
69. On Models and Scenarios [Journals] [Aeon]
... many variations on the theme of the polar configuration have already been stated (many of them in private communications between researchers)- a situation complicated by the fact that, under the publication schedule permitted in this medium, an adequate summary of the mythical material will not be completed in less than several years. Nevertheless, insofar as speculations on physical models can help to illuminate the more fundamental principles (such as the polar Saturn), there is much to be gained from these tentative hypotheses. What makes a good model? In assessing models, it needs to be remembered that the ultimate foundation of the theory is myth, not celestial mechanics. There is virtually no limit to ...
70. Velikovsky like theory of gravity and magnetism [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... explanation are inappropriately parochial. Although too hot to be magnetic in its usual lattice structure another possible structure of the earth's iron core indicated by new seismological measurements might be magnetic even at such high temperatures according to geologists at Harvard and Florida. Other approaches must be considered. I would be interested in opinions on the Blackett Wilson relation and its physical basis summarized below by those who have some knowledge of electrodynamics as well as geology. The following summary is based on research in electrodynamics at MIT and courses taught in applied math at the Polytechnic University of New York and the University of Illinois. More details are available in a book (same title as post, from ICP Box 492 ...
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