Author Archives: Wal Thornhill

Congratulations Rosetta, Shame About The Science…

Congratulations Rosetta, Shame About The Science… By Wal Thornhill   Congratulations to the team responsible for the success of the Rosetta mission to comet 67 P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (henceforth 67 P). However, it’s a shame that scientists misled the engineers with their cherished … Continue reading

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Science’s Looming ‘Tipping Point’

m4s0n501 It is essential in these exuberant times to pay critical attention to both the observational constraints and to the basic mathematical laws, with a clear sense of what is solid theory and what is only unsupported speculation. This seeming … Continue reading

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Toward a Real Cosmology in the 21st Century

Editors Note: The Bentham Open Astronomy Journal has now published a “Special Edition” with a focus on Plasma Cosmology. A peer-reviewed journal, its goal is to publish quality papers rapidly and to make them freely available to researchers worldwide. The … Continue reading

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A Nobel Prize for the Dark Side

“Science today is about getting some results, framing those results in an attention-grabbing media release and basking in the glory.” —Kerry Cue, Canberra Times, 5 October 2011 On October 4, 2011 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three … Continue reading

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Gravity Probe B and Related Matters

September 05, 2011 By Jeremy Dunning-Davies, Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Hull and member of the Royal Astronomical Society and Natural Philosophy Alliance. In a posting on the Thunderbolts web site on June 6th, Mel Acheson commented … Continue reading

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Science Needs Natural Philosophers

29 August, 2011 “Those who regard philosophy as a ‘soft’ and unscientific discipline, in contrast to the ‘hard’ and scientific fields of mathematics and physics, have accepted a Big Lie. The ideas of mathematicians and physicists can be no more … Continue reading

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