I love pseudo-science

Posted by barb on May 28, 2004 in Science Musings |

About one week out of every six I answer half of the questions that come into the Ask a High Energy Astronomer web service. I usually end up doing web searches for some of the answers, or to clarify my own understanding to put the answer into words a non-specialist will get. During those web searches, I often come across the weirdest crap on the web.

Today I was just searching for the radial velocity of Alpha Centauri, and came across a page by a guy who has written a thesis (215 pages, he claims), called Logical Physics, on the nature of light. He decided that the physicists have it wrong, based on his studies of light refracted by a 90° prism. Among his conclusions are the re-introduction of the ether, angular momentum doesn’t have any bearing on the position of planets in the solar system, the sun was created from the ether, the moon has nearly 3 times the mass currently accepted by astronomers….the list goes on. Fortunately, the web page informs us that the book is completely sold out. Though, it might be fun to read when I’m depressed — it’s sure to be a laugh-fest.

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