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Redshifts and Microwaves

  Feb 19, 2014 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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Redshifts and Microwaves

  Sep 12, 2013 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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Redshifts and Microwaves

  March 29, 2013 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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Prop Wash

  Feb 3, 2016 Stars in galaxies are affected by electromagnetic fields. According to a recent press release, the Milky Way “…hosts a propeller stirring up chaos in its wake.” By examining the positions of dwarf galaxies and globular clusters … Continue reading

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Radiant Wind

  Jan 25, 2016 X-rays are not created by pressure. According to a recent press release, a black hole in the center of galaxy IRAS17020+4544, about 800 million light-years from Earth (as astronomers measure distance via redshift) is almost six … Continue reading

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Double Layer Bursters

  Jan 21, 2016 Gamma ray bursts might not be so far away. Astrophysicists describe gamma-ray bursts (GRB) as due to the “merging of neutron stars” or gamma-ray light radiating from supernova explosions. Recently, the SWIFT satellite’s Burst Alert Telescope … Continue reading

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Gravity vs. Plasma

  Dec 24, 2015 Kuhn’s 1962 essay (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions) exploring the nature of changes in scientific theories, and a plethora of commentaries since, have made it out to be a Big Deal and to be also somewhat mysterious: … Continue reading

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Dark Light

  Dec 17, 2015 A new supernova illustrates the same old problems. In January 2014 astronomers discovered the first type 1A supernova seen in a decade. Type 1A class stellar explosions (or, implosions) are important to how astronomers view the Universe … Continue reading

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Transmission from Beyond

  Dec 11, 2015 Radio signals from deep space? Redshift is the method astronomers use to measure the distance to remote objects in space. Parallax measurements enable them to determine the distances for nearby stars, but past a few light-years … Continue reading

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Blindness, Stupidity and Speculation

  Dec 8, 2015 Ignorance is not bliss. In discussing the question of progress in scientific revolutions, Kuhn noted: “There are losses as well as gains [in a paradigm shift]…, and scientists tend to be peculiarly blind to the former.” In … Continue reading

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