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crankier The Surface of the Sun 2005 Jul 02
     ... astronomy ...
"For forty-five years, I too believed that the sun was a giant ball of gas. I was taught all about Galileo's observations and the gas model theory of the sun that NASA still promotes to this very day. That is the model I was taught in school, and that is the framework I've always tried to work with. During all that time I simply could not explain or comprehend the phenomenon I was seeing as I studied satellite images and videos provided through the various satellite programs that study the sun. ... I've watched these videos over and over again, using a variety of programs to display these files. After countless hours of carefully examining this footage, I've come to the conclusion that the sun indeed has an electrically conductive and highly defined surface which rotates (uniformly) every 27.3 days. In my opinion, this discovery of a solid surface is a very important breakthrough and represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of how the universe works."

anti ZetaTruth 2004 Sep 19
     ... extraterrestrials . astronomy . prophecy . resources ...
"Since 1995 Nancy has led a campaign of paranoia and disinformation in an effort to convince the general public that a rogue planet will sweep past the earth causing devastation on a level previously unheard of to modern man. She has never in the years since offered any verifiable evidence to back up her claims. She has given one failed prediction after another."

cranky Ashmore's Tired Light Theory 2004 Sep 19
     ... astronomy . Big Bang ...
"Photons of light from distant galaxies have a longer wavelength than when they set off. This is known as 'redshift'. This is the experimental result -- but what this result means is open to interpretation. In the Big Bang theory, it is thought that this means that the Universe is expanding and the rate at which the Universe is expanding is known as the Hubble constant. But, Ashmore's paradox shows that this cannot be so."

cranky Planet X Inbound 2004 Jul 10
     ... astronomy . conspiracy ...
"Censored books: Delicate Earth and Blindsided are not allowed to be sold in any major book store because of an on-going government conspiracy. This extremely serious subject is too hot to handle by the majority of the public according to the powers-that-be. Lies, partial-truths, attacks, denials, attempts at making this subject appear humorous, and mainly silence are a small portion of the tactics being used to suppress this knowledge. The evidence of Planet X and its IMMINENT PASSAGE, plus its entourage's continuing current passages FROM THE ONE SOUTHERLY DIRECTION and impacts on the sun ..."

crankier The Grant Chronicles 2004 Jul 10
     ... astronomy . physics ...
"The Fusion Process ... Jupiter's Red Spot ... The Big Bang and the Black Hole's Role in the Universe ... The Origin of Comets and the Oort Cloud ... Particle Movement ... The Bermuda Triangle ... Solar Hyper Jets ... Wormholes ... Universal Laws of Gravity and Repulsion ... The Planetary Orbital Plane and Motion ... The Capture Theory of the Moon ... Saturn's Rings Planetary Formation and Orbital Spacing ... Extra Solar Planets ... Parallel Universes and Density Shifting ... Quasars ... Eta Carinae ... Hourglass Nebula MyCn 18 ... Interstellar Travel ... Pulsars ..."

cranky RBAR92904 Theory 2004 Jul 10
     ... astronomy ...
"This Theory was created in response to Toutatis Chaotic behaviour which will flyby Earth on September 29, 2004 at 12:45 a.m. on a Full Moon at 85 degrees angle. Scientific calculations of this magnitude is extremely complex which requires a very powerful computer. However, I have made it simplier by creating simple models. This is purposely intended to be understood by everybody of all levels."

crankier The Sirius Research Group 2004 Jul 10
     ... astronomy ...
"The objective of this site is to demonstrate as clearly as possible that the phenomenon of the Precession of the Equinoxes is actually the effect of our entire solar system orbiting the Sirius system. The scientific evidence presented here suggests that this is a reasonable assertion. By carefully analyzing the mathematical relationship that exists between Earth's sidereal year, the tropical (equinoctial) year and our civil calendar, it will become evident that the theory of lunisolar precession is a fallacy of scientific reasoning."

cranky Crater Chains Research 2004 Apr 06
     ... astronomy ...
"A catina / crater chains research and investigations web site. It is our theory that certain types of catina and craters were made by intelligence. The 'signal' we think SETI missed or is ignoring."

crankier Planet X 2004 Apr 06
     ... astronomy . UFOlogy ...
"Planet X waits symbolically for our mind's eye to find it. It may be the source of some of the UFO's people have seen since 1947. The planet may be like our own, inhabited by beings with good intentions or with evil intentions. That is the beauty of such a symbolic Planet X, we can make the equations equal to ourselves..."

crankiest Metaphysics of Astrology: Astrological Signs 2004 Apr 06
     ... metaphysics . astrology . astronomy . philosophy . physics ...
"So how does this knowledge affect Astrology? Well it tells us that the planets do actually have some affect on our matter, and perhaps even more significantly, have a pronounced affect on the sun (causing cycles in its energy output) and thus cycles in our weather patterns. Thus it is quite reasonable that the position of the planets does subtly affect our evolution, and in particular certain aspects of our personality. I must admit that I did find remarkable similarities in my personality and the description of a Scorpio, as described in the section below on Astrological Signs. Likewise my partner Karene has a personality very consistent with her Libra sign (though this is irrelevant in terms of Science). We hope that you will enjoy this page on Astrology, and also hope that you find the Wave Structure of Matter an interesting explanation for how these distant planets can subtly affect our evolution and personality."

illucid About the true structure of the Solar System 2004 Feb 26
     ... astronomy . quantum mechanics . numerology ...
"We do not know the time that will need the science for to assume that our Solar System is a quantum system. It will probably be more time a doctor will take meditating, if he notices an accidental difficulty. To demonstrate it, a base will be used with levels of uniform units, that will have to jump from a measure to the following one. Intermediate measures do not exist between the levels. This condition is characteristic of being quantum system. On the other hand, this system provides a relationship between the frequencies of the octaves and the frequencies of the electromagnetic waves. Contributing new tries, to coexist phenomena in structure. In the first part, it was shown the succession of squares and inscribed circles that can see in preceding figure."

crankiest N.E. PA Polar Shift Preparedness Site 2003 Dec 15
     ... astronomy . geology . catastrophism . extraterrestrials ...
"To a small degree, the purpose of this web site is to alert a handful of you -- repeat, a few -- that a cataclysmic event may occur on earth around late May or early June. Those few are the ones with a vague sense that something big is just around the corner. The rest of you already know what's coming and you found this site through other sources. That said, the primary function of this site is to serve as a communications vehicle for the few of us in northeast PA who've already been informed, by whatever means, that an earthshaking event is imminent, an event that will shake the foundations of our lives and determine what we're really made of."

crankiest Did NASA Accidentally "Nuke" Jupiter? 2003 Dec 15
     ... astronomy . nuclear physics ...
"NASA's decision to finally terminate Galileo via a fiery plunge into Jupiter, was designed in 2002 to prevent any possible biological contamination of this remarkable environment from a future random collision with the spacecraft, once its fuel was exhausted. ... When NASA announced its 'Galileo into Jupiter' option, among those to publish immediate, serious objections was an engineer named Jacco van der Worp. Van der Worp claimed that, plunging into Jupiter's deep and increasingly dense atmosphere, the on-board Galileo electrical power supply -- a set of 144 plutonium-238 fuel pellets, arrayed in two large canister devices called 'TGs' -- would ultimately 'implode'; that the plutonium Galileo carried would ultimately collapse in upon itself under the enormous pressures of Jupiter's overwhelming atmosphere -- Triggering a runaway nuclear explosion! Van der Worp further argued that this fission reaction might well initiate a much larger thermonuclear fusion reaction in the deuterium (heavy hydrogen) making up a significant percentage of Jupiter's atmosphere -- ultimately, igniting Jupiter as the solar system's second sun!"

parody The Flat Earth Society 2003 Oct 30
     ... astronomy . geology ...
"The Flat Earth Society is a nonpartisan, non-profit and nondenominational membership organisation dedicated to improving the understanding of the nature of reality through pataphysical inquiry, empirical investigation and the exchange of ideas. While the Society is not a 'crackpot' group, it is opposed to the fashionable, politically correct Spherical Earth theory, which is expounded every day by so-called 'scientists,' the media and political leaders. The Society asserts that the Earth is flat and has five sides, that all places in the Universe named Springfield are merely links in higher-dimensional space to one place, and that all assertions are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true false and meaningless in some sense."

cranky Halton Arp's discoveries about redshift 2003 Oct 30
     ... astronomy . cosmology ...
"If the lines in the spectrum of the light from a star or galaxy appear at a lower frequency (shifted toward the red) than where they are observed in the spectrum of the Sun, we say this object has 'positive redshift'. The accepted explanation for this effect is that the object must be moving away from us. This interpretation is drawn by analogy with the downward shift in the pitch of a train whistle as it passes through a railroad crossing and then speeds away from us. The question is: 'Is recessional velocity the only thing that can produce a redshift, as modern astrophysicists presume?' It has become clear that the answer to that question is an emphatic 'NO!'"

illucid 700 Shuttles to End War on Earth 2003 Sep 20
     ... conspiracy . politics . technology . medicine . astronomy ...
"Written on index cards at Wild Oats in Boulder CO for Leslie Coon ... Marines can come home when Oil is Bankrupt, to protect the next Laci Peterson from being murdered by her Husband ... 5 Sept. 2003 5 am Leslie Coon's 48th BDay Today -- Happy Birthday Leslie Coon ... All is fair in love and war, I wrote a proposal to my girlfriend Leslie to help and inspire us to get a cure for breast cancer for the 40k women who will die in 2004, 2005 from breast cancer. I am home alone. Leslie and I are best friends but have not started working on 1,001 inventions or a breast cancer cure. Leslie has been gone for 4 weeks (on 1 Sept.) since reading my proposal she just took off from Boulder and has not been back or called. I leave her a phone message a day. I did convince Leslie we can get the breast cancer cure by telling her of my other inventions besides the electric windmill car, I have over 100 inventions besides the electric windmill car and some are very impressive.. I hoped to impress Leslie enough to accept my proposal -- I will have to wait. I said to her today lets get on to it and get to work on 1,001 invention projects and a cure for breast cancer as I am ripe and ready to work 24/7 for 30 days to say the least. Observers in our Orwellian society are part of our life, run our life so the decision to work 24/7 is not just up to Leslie and Greg but who ever runs things in our Orwellian society."

crankiest Chemtrail Assisted Planetary Piloting: Moon Eclipse 2003 Jul 24
     ... chemtrails . astronomy ...
"Chemtrails crossed the space between the earth and the moon in the atmosphere just after the moon eclipse last night as viewed off the west coast of southern California. Perhaps the trails function as a deflector screen to alter the effects of gravity between these two celestial bodies. Was it a change in the earth's orbit around the sun that was effected? Is this how you pilot a planet through the milky way galaxy?"

fringe Binary Search Institute 2003 Jul 24
     ... astronomy ...
"Yes, it is possible that our sun has a binary copmanion. On this website the Binary Research Institute has compiled the scientific evidence that points to this conclusion."

crankier Wagner Research Laboratory 2003 Jun 19
     ... biology . gravitation . electromagnetism . cosmology . astronomy ...
"The plant division of Wagner Research Laboratory (WRL) has demonstrated unique answers for the following questions: 1. How does sap flow up the tallest of trees? 2. How does a plant respond to gravity? 3. What implements the microscopic and macroscopic structure of plants? 4. Why did life develop on earth in spite of the second law of thermodynamics? 5. How do plants communicate with each other and other life? 6. How do plants interact with electric fields? ... The cosmology division we have found some interesting answers to the following: 1. How did the solar system form and why does it stay together when chaos theory says it should have disintegrated long ago? 2. What causes the sunspot cycle and the regular reversals of the sun's magnetic field? 3. Why do planetary rings form and stay in place indefinitely? 4. Why did the universe become lumpy and galaxies form?"

crankier 2003 May 22
     ... astronomy ...
"This Web site is for those who do not believe that comets are dirty snow balls. Enter here to find out what they really are."

cranky Pole Shift Preparation Homepage 2003 May 22
     ... extraterrestrials . astronomy . prophecy ...
"Jeremy explains why he believed a large planet -- up until now considered hypothetical by astronomers -- would pass between the Earth and the Sun causing a pole shift in May 2003. The pole shift was expected to set off worldwide cataclysms -- massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and hurricane force winds."

anti Bad Astronomy: Planet X 2003 May 22
     ... astronomy . Planet X . apocalypse ...
"Doomsayers seem to pop up every few years. Last time, it was the alignment of the planets that somehow managed not to destroy the Earth in May 2000. Now, we have Planet X. A few people are claiming that a heretofore unknown planet in our solar system is on a very long, elliptical orbit. In May 2003, it will pass close enough to the Earth to affect it in some way, causing it to flip over (what many call a 'pole shift') and spur many other huge disasters. The end result will be the deaths of many billions of people. There are a large number of web pages, chat rooms and books about Planet X and its horrible effects on the Earth. So the question is, does this planet exist, and will it come by in May 2003 and cause all this horror? No, and no."

crankier OBservation of Extraterrestrial Anomalies 2003 Mar 11
     ... astronomy . Martians . extraterrestrials ...
"This site is here to intrigue you and pique your interest in space exploration. Presented here are extraterrestrial anomalies that will incite curiosity, spawn research and contribute to the on-going discovery of our solar systems. You will find observations on stunning photographs and new ideas exploring extraordinary realms of recently discovered possibilities. ... Listening for life on Europa ... The Shroud of Turin on Mars ... Mars Global Surveyor imagery of Cydonia ... Geometric observations of Cydonia Mars based on Viking imagery ..."

cranky 2003 Mar 11
     ... astronomy . biology . evolution . spiritualism ...
"Brain Research Laboratory ... Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Brain, Mind, Evolution, Emotion, Spirituality, Sexuality, Astrobiology and The Origin of Life ... But Were Afraid To Ask ..."

crankiest Galaxies R Us 2003 Jan 21
     ... astronomy . frauds ...
Think companies that fraudulently "sell" stars aren't enough? This one will sell you whole galaxies!

crankiest 2002 Nov 16
     ... meteorology . astronomy . weather control ...
"Satellite data is gradually confirming what alternative theorists have been suggesting for years; that the moon controls the weather. Apart from being rather obvious, and so not such a bizarre notion, and it means that with the right mathematical techniques, weather can be predicted way into the future. Stone circles like Stonehenge, said to be at least 4,000 and maybe up to 50,000 years old, were nothing less than weather and climate calculators. The very word 'measurement' is derived from 'moon.' This is not pseudo-astrology, shamanism, wizardry, New Age, not the occult or voodoo but plain basic science and logic."

cranky GammaRayBurst 2002 Oct 04
     ... astronomy ...
"My theory predicts that the afterglows in different parts of the emr spectrum will be similar in profile to that of the gammaray lightcurve. This is shown in the illustration above using verifiable observations. The prediction would be that other unmeasured lightcurves like x-rays would also have similar profiles as their counterpart in gamma. The shorter the wavelength the shorter the timescale That is; in x-ray the burst duration would be shorter than optical and longer than gamma. Due to the nature of the source of the Gamma ray burst it may be possible that if the same burst were observed by two different satellites which were far enough apart from each other the burst would appear to come from two different locations. Actually gamma ray bursts are only optical illusions or mirages. The true location of the burst is at the point of observation."

cranky The Dark Matter Myth 2002 Oct 04
     ... physics . astronomy ...
"The shape of galactic rotation curves (i.e., the galactic rotation velocity as a function of the distance from the galactic center), has led astronomers to the conclusion that galaxies must be surrounded by an invisible massive halo of 'dark matter' which exceeds the visible mass by up to 10 times (see detailed review of this and related theories). The underlying assumption with this model is that gravity is the only force determining the dynamics of the galaxy. However, practically all rotation curves indicating the existence of dark matter have been obtained by observing the Doppler shift of gas (usually the 21 cm line of hydrogen) rather than of stars. It is generally assumed that the gas provides a tracer for the motion of the stars, but this assumption neglects the fact that ionized atoms are very much affected by electromagnetic forces: it is easy to show that with the generally assumed galactic magnetic field of 10-6 Gauss, the Lorentz force on a thermal proton is about 10 orders of magnitude stronger than the gravitational force (assuming a galaxy of the mass and size of the Milky Way) and should therefore completely determine the dynamics of the plasma, which in turn should also have an impact on the neutral gas because of recombination. Even a large additional amount of dark matter would therefore be insignificant for the galactic gas dynamics."

anti Bad Astronomy: The Planet X Saga 2002 Aug 17
     ... Planet X . astronomy . skepticism ...
"Doomsayers seem to pop up every few years. Last time, it was the alignment of the planets that somehow managed not to destroy the Earth in May 2000. Now, we have Planet X. A few people are claiming that a heretofore unknown planet in our solar system is on a very long, elliptical orbit. In May 2003, it will pass close enough to the Earth to affect it in some way, causing it to flip over (what many call a 'pole shift') and spur many other huge disasters. The end result will be the deaths of many billions of people. There are a large number of web pages, chat rooms and books about Planet X and its horrible affects on the Earth. So the question is, does this planet exist, and will it come by in May 2003 and cause all this horror? No, and no."

crankier Solar Furnace 2002 Aug 17
     ... astronomy . chemistry . meteorology ...
"Scroll down for flowers and rings ... The solar furnace would be in orbit approximatly 5 000 000 km from the sun. Standard solar furnace designs (such as the commercial one in france) will be suitable for this purpose. It will be different in that instead of using the light to produce steam it will instead use a Fresnel lens or a prism to separate the light into it's individual wavelengths. The light will then be transmitted to a geostationary earth orbit sattelite for transmission to earth. It is necessary to do this to reduce interferrence scattering of the light. At the output side of the fresnel lens or the prism will be bundles of optical fibers, these will be used to aim all identical wavelengths of light at the same mirror. From there the beam will be aimed at an ocean station on earth to be converted to hydrogen and oxygen, or into the stratosphere to destroy the molecules that cause pollution, depending on their wavelength. The wavelengths aimed through the stratosphere would be only the specific wavelengths required to destroy chlorofluorocarbons, chlorine monoxide, sulfur dioxide etc. These beams would not strike the earth, but would pass through the stratosphere and back out coming within 15 km from earth. This would give them twice the time as an earthbound laser to strike their target molecules from each km3 of seawater distilled the following chemicals and minerals can be recovered ..."

crankiest Official Geocentricity Website 2002 Aug 15
     ... astronomy . religion ...
"Geocentricity is a theory that descended from the ancient notion of geocentrism, the idea that the earth is stationed immobile at the center of the universe. Whereas geocentrism was a model that divided the universe into layers or sections, geocentricity is an integrated model that views the universe as a whole. As such it is a highly successful model and is one of the models which modern physics calls Machian, after the famous physicist Ernst Mach. ... For many years people have puzzled over why the excellent scholars who translated the King James Bible chose to translate the Hebrew word raqiya as 'firmament' in Genesis chapter one. ..."

crankiest The Electric Cosmos 2002 May 13
     ... catastrophism . astronomy . cosmology . electromagnetism ...
"There is a revolution just beginning in astronomy/cosmology that will rival the one set off by Galileo. This revolution will also spill over into the area of ancient history -- documenting the various cataclysms that Earth has experienced in prehistoric times. This web site is dedicated to explaining the causes of this gigantic paradigm shift. It also presents links to other sites where you can investigate the details of what is happening."

fringe Cosmic Ancestry 2002 Apr 03
     ... astronomy . origins ...
"... is a new theory of evolution and the origin of life on Earth. It holds that life on Earth was seeded from space, and that life's evolution to higher forms depends on genetic programs that come from space. It is a wholly scientific, testable theory for which evidence is accumulating. The first point, which deals with the origin of life on Earth, is known as panspermia - literally, 'seeds everywhere.' Its earliest recorded advocate was the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras, who influenced Socrates. However, Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation came to be preferred by science for more than two thousand years. Then on April 9, 1864, French chemist Louis Pasteur announced his great experiment disproving spontaneous generation as it was then held to occur. In the 1870s, British physicist Lord Kelvin and German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz reinforced Pasteur and argued that life could come from space. And in the first decade of the 1900s, Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate Svante Arrhenius theorized that bacterial spores propelled through space by light pressure were the seeds of life on Earth."

cranky 2002 Feb 25
     ... extraterrestrials . catastrophism . astronomy . Martians . Nibiru ...
"This is where we come from! Mars! My latest research has led me to a radical change in my belief as to where we originate from. To make clear my beliefs, We have been visited by an advanced race of humans. This is clearly evident from the pyramids, Stonehenge 1,2, and 3. The knowledge of the planets, The Mayan calendar, the knowledge of precession, the endless mysterious gigantic monoliths and ancient astronomical temples, to name just a few. Our ancestors as I will call them, are in my opinion exactly the same as us humans today. Our ancestors originated from Mars. Mars is Nibiru!"

crankiest Yun-Qi Kingdom 2001 Jun 10
     ... science . physics . mathematics . relativity . Einstein was wrong . hoaxes . paranormal . astronomy . gravitation . metaphysics . conspiracy . new age ...
"When the new millennium begins, a great NEW KINGDOM also comes. It marks the END of SCIENCE. No matter whether you believe or not, no matter if you want or not, this is already a fact, and will definitely become the reality in the very near future. Actually, my first article 'Yun-Qi Kingdom -- Fundamental One' obviously has very well put today's PHYSICS into the DEAD END. Students, teachers and professors who have a solid background of mathematics and/or physics can easily examine what I say by yourselves. If you think my first article does not sufficiently shake down today's MATHEMATICS, my second incoming article 'Yun-Qi Kingdom -- Fundamental Two' will clearly show you that the MATHEMATICS we have used for centuries is also considerably and lawlessly WRONG. Please do not use today's knowledge as your prejudices to cut immediately what I have said down. Try to investigate it first. I hope one can beat Yun-Qi Kingdom down by using today's science and knowledge, but I'll be afraid to say that NOBODY CAN."

cranky Super Intelligent Beings -- SIBs 2001 May 11
     ... astronomy . science . extraterrestrials ...
"A wealth of astronomy and science information ... Far, far more than any other site on the Internet including NASA ... Precipitated by the necessity to reveal the daily idiocy of today's scientists ..."

anti An Introduction to Green Flashes 2001 Mar 19
     ... astronomy ...
"Green flashes are real (not illusory) phenomena seen at sunrise and sunset, when some part of the Sun suddenly changes color (at sunset, from red or orange to green or blue). The word 'flash' refers to the sudden appearance and brief duration of this green color, which usually lasts only a second or two at moderate latitudes."

parody Scientists discover strange image on far moon of Jupiter 2001 Mar 10
     ... astronomy . extraterrestrials ...
"Very smart scientists from all over the world were startled and befuddled recently when new satellite images from one of Jupiter's moons revealed a startling picture. 'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,' said one anonymous smartypants. 'When I saw what the satellite had captured, I called everyone on the 'hot list' to get on over here. We still can't believe it.' Is this the long sought after evidence of alien intelligence? Perhaps a super race of knitted lion puppets, whose advanced civilization dwarfs our own? Hmmm."

illucid 1 Star Drive 2001 Mar 04
     ... astronomy . electromagnetism . physics ...
"What causes the earth's magnetic field? Why are all 9 planets going around the sun in the same direction? What causes the earth's rotation to change +-5 ms/day to +- 60 ms/year? What caused the earth's magnetic pole reversals? What keeps the sun spinning? How come the earth doesn't cool down? How come the earth doesn't slow down? Are the velocity vectors of an electromagnetic photon wave's charge vector at 90 degrees to the magnetic vector or in the same direction?"

cranky Quasars: Are they near or are they far? 2001 Mar 04
     ... astronomy . cosmology . Big Bang ...
"Quasars are held to be the furthest objects we can see, along with high-redshift galaxies. Powerful evidence is proclaimed for this viewpoint, such as gravitationally-lensed images and a cosmological model which regards high redshift as an absolute indicator of great distance. ... There is evidence that in fact the current cosmological model is flawed, and that there is more to redshift than just distance. As an example, consider the distribution of quasars and quasar candidates about the nearby galaxy NGC3628 (pictured at right, in negative). This galaxy is seen edge-on at a distance of about 30 million light years, and the entire pictured area has been mapped in xrays by ROSAT. Note how the QSOs congregate around it. But these QSOs are held to be a hundred times further away than NGC3628! How can this be?"

fringe The Official Robert Bauval Website 2001 Mar 03
     ... Egyptology . astronomy . history ...
"Welcome to my new Website. It has been specially constructed to cater for the growing debates and discussions that are now part of the 'Alternative History' scene. I also want this new Website to be a high quality product that will keep the debates and discussions -- at least those involving my work and findings -- within the ethics and boundaries of worthiness and seriousness that the 'Alternative History' scene deserves and, indeed, desperately needs in order not only to survive but to move upwards."

illucid The Official Web Site of Zecharia Sitchin 2000 Dec 16
     ... astronomy . religion . archaeology . Nibiru ...
It's hard to even see where this one's going.

fringe California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics 2000 Nov 18
     ... free energy . quantum mechanics . physics . astronomy . gravitation . relativity ...
"... is a privately-funded, academically-oriented research center dedicated to exploring fundamental problems in physics (e.g. gravitation, inertia, the nature of mass) as well as very-long range technological possibilities that may emerge from the properties of the quantum vacuum."

illucid Solar Geometry 2000 Nov 08
     ... astronomy . mathematics . numerology . mysticism ...
"The points along the North-South axis of the drawing are, from the bottom, planetary distances represented correctly to scale. Seen this way they seem to be a chaos as no relationship is apparent. But look what happens when the planetary distances are swung with a compass to the circumference of this circle! Lo and behold, the distances along the circumferences now are perfectly aligned to describe seven points of a decagon, and they de-mystify both the Tai Chi or Yin-Yang symbol, and the pentagon!"

cranky Earth/matriX 2000 Oct 14
     ... numerology . astronomy ...
"The Solar System as Maya long-count ... Escape velocity: Planetary reckoning ... Patterns of symmetry among the planets: Mercury/Sun as astronomical unit ... The astronomical unit: Mercury/Sun distance ... Hubble constant and Planck's constant: Ancient reckoning ... The phases of Venus: 144:441 ... The geometry of ancient sites ..." In HTML and PDF formats.

illucid Brunardot's Reality: A Paradigm Shift 2000 Oct 07
     ... new age . astronomy . philosophy ...
"There is one Universe. It is perpetual, in equilibrium; and, a manifestation of the ... Unified Concept; also, Science, Theology, and Philosophy are a single discipline, which proclaims the perpetuity and nexus of Life; such is ... Conceptualism."

cranky Dark Star Theory 2000 Oct 01
     ... archaeology . astronomy . catastrophism . Nibiru ...
"In a nut-shell, this theory postulates that the Sumerian civilisation's description of a planet in an elliptical orbit around the Sun has a basis in reality. Certain astronomical papers have been published pin-pointing its presence in the Oort Cloud. Contrary to the previously held beliefs that Nibiru is a terrestrial world, it can be shown that it is, in fact, a failed star, known as a brown dwarf. This Dark Companion of the Sun has its own planetary system, home to the 'gods' of the ancient world. Building upon the scientific and mythological foundations of the Dark Star Theory, I have offered detailed, and radical, new evidence that its last appearance in the planetary solar system was in the guise of the Messianic Star, heralding the advent of Christ."

anti Standing an egg on end on the Spring Equinox 2000 Sep 15
     ... astronomy . physics ...
Just in time for the equinox is Phil Plait's page about the myth of egg-standing.

cranky Alien Astronomer 2000 Jul 27
     ... astronomy . UFOlogy . extraterrestrials . secret societies ...
"Explore the exciting and mysterious worlds of ufology, astronomy, secret societies and hi-tech/secret projects. Analyze the beautiful color photos and thought-provoking articles. Open your mind to the infinite wonders of our universe and its alien life-forms."

anti Astronomical Pseudoscience: A Skeptic's Resource List 2000 Jul 19
     ... skepticism . astronomy ...
"This is a selected list of resources for those who want to examine with a skeptical eye some of the claims at the fringes of science that seem connected to astronomy. The last section includes some general books that deal with a broader range of pseudo-scientific topics. Instructors can use the enormous media and student interest in some of these topics as a way of generating discussion and thought about what constitutes science and about how the scientific method allows us to test hypotheses and determine whether nature really works in the way they claim."

crankiest The Origin of the Stars 2000 Jul 13
     ... astronomy . Scientific Creationism ...
"52 reasons why stellar evolution is wrong. Stars could not possibly evolve from gas. Even if they could, it would be totally impossible for binaries and globular clusters to be accidentally set in place. Here you will find scientific facts. Evolutionary theory is a myth; creation science is correct. God created everything; the evidence clearly points to it."

fringe Dinosaur Extinction: The Volcano-Greenhouse Theory 2000 Jul 02
     ... science . evolution . paleontology . astronomy . geology ...
"The cause of the K-T [Cretaceous-Tertiary] extinctions is one of the great mysteries in science, and many scientists have proposed theories to account for it. Theories span a vast spectrum of causes including: sea level change, supernova explosions, climate change, and on and on. Beginning in the 1980s, two new theories became the topic of an intense scientific debate. They are the K-T impact extinction theory originated by the Nobelist physicist, Luis Alvarez, and his team, and the K-T Deccan Traps volcanism-induced carbon cycle perturbation extinction theory which I originated, which, for short, I call the volcano-greenhouse theory."

illucid Big Bertha Thing 2000 Jun 27
     ... particle physics . Usenet kooks . astronomy . quantum mechanics . relativity . grand unification ...
"High energy physics particle periodic table research software project pages ... First two battles of cyberspace pages ... Big Bertha Thing complete series ... Unified quantum mechanical relativity ... Big Bertha Thing Nation ... Irresistible force retrenchment last page ..."

cranky The Lunar Anomalies Homepage 2000 Jun 23
     ... extraterrestrials . astronomy . space exploration . Martians ...
"The Tom Corbett lunar pyramid ... Lunar anomalies, tetrahedral model of Cydonia, hyperdimensional physics and exploded planet hypothesis ... Visit the Alien Zoo! ... Crisium Bridge is falling down! ... 'Roman city' in Kepler? ... Ancient Moon map discovered ... '12th planet' discovered? ..."

cranky Catastrophism 2000 May 13
     ... catastrophism . astronomy . archaeology . mythology ...
"Ever since childhood I've been interested in the interaction of the history of astronomy with archaeology and mythology. I remain intrigued by the possibility that small solar-system bodies like comets, asteroids, and meteoroids have played a significant role in shaping the destiny of proto-historic and historic peoples all over all the world ..."

cranky A New Supernova Theory 2000 Apr 26
     ... astronomy . nuclear physics ...
"A proposd new supernova theory tends to actually predict such formations and provides possible clues that the current stellar models are wrong. ... The new supernova model assumes that a supernova star will continue to fuse elements beyond iron and such fusion is a cooling and energy storage process. That stored energy can then later be released in a fission chain reaction and/or explosion."

cranky For God 2000 Apr 18
     ... religion . physics . astronomy . nuclear physics . chemistry . proof of God ...
"As you might guess from the above title, this page and it's contents are all biased toward God the creator. Due to variations in personal beliefs, you may or may not see any value in the information. ... Proof Jesus' name is on his thigh ... Proof God predicted present-day history ... Proof God is a high-frequency spectra [sic] of energy ... Proof God predicted nuclear bombs ... Proof God described planet formation ... Proof God described planet density trends ... Proof God describeda 'pre-sun' star ... Proof God's Firmament allows measuring an exploding star ... Proof God gave the process that formed all the elements ..."

anti Astrology, Psychic Stuff, and Skepticism 2000 Mar 24
     ... astrology . psychic phenomena . astronomy . religion . skepticism ...
"I am not a believer in astrology. I am interested in the history of astrology because of its importance to astronomy and religion. Objects and events in the sky have long been important to humans. I am fascinated by the possibility that catastrophic events with an astronomical origin have played a crucial role over the last few millenia in the development of human culture."

crankiest The Earth Is Not Moving 2000 Mar 24
     ... Scientific Creationism . astronomy ...
"The belief that the Earth is rotating on an 'axis' and orbiting the sun is the granddaddy of all deceptions in the world today ... Read and know that: All of the precise calculations for the space program are baed on a non-moving Earth ... All of the precise calculations describing eclipses are based on a non-moving Earth ... Indeed, all calculations bearing on navigation, on satellite movements, on anythingstationary Earth ... Know also: That that the Bible teaches that the Earth is not moving and can not be moved ... That mathematics have been invented specifically to uphold Copernicanism. There is no real evidence that the Earth moves ... That the logic against a moving Earth is both abundant and overpowering ... That the exposure of this great lie will precipitate back to the Bible movement that will shake the world ..."

fringe White Mars 2000 Mar 06
     ... science . astronomy . planetology ...
"I began to suspect that there was something wrong with the standard model of Mars a couple of years ago when excitement was building over the Pathfinder mission to Mars. The existence of an excellent photorchive of Viking era orbital images of Mars facilitated my study of the planet, and I brought in a few threads of seabed studies from my own work, and vulcanology, inspired by the repeated rumblings of the Soufriere hills volcano on Martinique. This is a research endeavour facilitated and inspired by the Web, allowing me in Australia to look at the latest NASA images of Mars and piece together a new story of water, or lack of it, on Mars. This seriously changes how we view Mars. I'm sorry to all those whose research it will disrupt, or whose plans for Mars will need to be changed, but better we catch up with this now rather than later when too much energy and money has been spent pursuing the wrong targets. It doesn't end the story of water on Mars, but it certainly makes some things harder to do. On the other hand, some things get easier, so there's a trade-off ..."

cranky Planets Nearly Collide Within Human Memory 2000 Feb 22
     ... catastrophism . astronomy ...
"On this site you will: Get rare information that shatters the prevailing view of the history of the world. Gain access to a powerfully holistic, testable model that explains humanity's deepest wound, and overturns science in the process. Catch a glimpse of a fresh new science for the 3rd Millennium."

cranky Comets, Culture, & Currency 1999 Dec 06
     ... prophecy . apocalypse . astronomy . catastrophism ...
"... will increasingly reflect almost twenty years of research aimed at understanding the social and physical influence of a large comet, in a short-period Earth-threatening orbit. This object, according to astronomical evidence, has been progressively breaking up since the Holocene time period began. The result of such debris scattering was to increase the likelihood of Earth's climate being affected by periodic interaction with extraterrestrial material during this most recent time period."

parody Flat Earth Society 1999 Dec 05
     ... science . astronomy ...
"For over five hundred years humanity has believed the 'round Earth' teachings of Efimovich and his followers. But all hope is not lost. For through all that time, a small but diligent band of individuals have preserved the knowledge of our planet's true shape. And now, after centuries in the Dark Ages, we believe that mankind as a whole is once again ready to embrace the truth that has forever been the Flat Earth Society. Using whatever means are deemed necessary and relying heavily on a callous disregard for the lives and well-being of our members, we have slowly but steadily been spreading the news. But why? Why do we say the Earth is flat, when the vast majority says otherwise? Because we know the truth."

cranky Apeiron 1999 Nov 26
     ... science . physics . astronomy ...
"Studies in infinite nature ... A peer-reviewed journal of physics and astronomy ..."

cranky The HAB Theory 1999 Sep 30
     ... catastrophism . astronomy . apocalypse . science fiction ...
"Geophysical science offers rather thin explanations for the periods of history during which great glaciers advanced and retreated from the polar regions, leaving a great deal of physical evidence. The more one delves into the actual evidence, the more skeptical one becomes of the existing theories. The truth, according to the HAB Theory, is that periodically -- at intervals ranging from 3000 to 7000 years but averaging around 5500 years apart -- great global cataclysms have occurred which destroyed virtually all of whatever life forms or civilizations had developed on the Earth to that point."

anti Ask the Space Scientist 1999 Aug 28
     ... astronomy . space exploration . skepticism ...
"... makes a space scientist available to answer general questions from the public, and archives all of the questions and answers that have been asked so far."

cranky Meta Research 1999 Jun 29
     ... astronomy ...
"... is a scientific non-profit corporation run by a seven-member board. It was founded in 1991 in response the broad problem of getting support to do research on promising but unpopular alternative ideas in astronomy which have trouble getting funded from the usual sources. The organization supports and encourages research or observations in connection with astronomical theories that are in accord with observations and experiment, add insight or understanding, and make testable predictions; but that are not otherwise supported solely because they lie outside of the mainstream of theories in astronomy."

cranky Chiron and Friends 1999 Jun 22
     ... astrology . astronomy . mythology ...
"Chiron is a major key to understanding, not only our Solar System, but healing and wholemaking. It was discovered in 1977, and was so different from anything else ever found that a whole new category had to be invented for it. When Chiron was discovered to have company, in the early 1990s, this new category was given a name: the Centaurs. And these other bodies, too, are proving of major significance."

cranky The Great Moon Research Disaster 1999 May 27
     ... catastrophism . astronomy ...
"Tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. caused by Earth-Moon center of gravity ... Alterations ..."

cranky The Mysteries 1999 May 27
     ... archaeology . astronomy . extraterrestrials . religion . mysteries ...
"The subject of my book is the relationship between the Holy Grail and archae-astronomy."

anti Fraudulent use of an IfA/UH picture 1999 May 27
     ... UFOlogy . astronomy . skepticism ...
"On January 15, 1997, a new 'secret UFO picture' was posted on Art Bell's and Whitley Strieber's Web sites, after being announced for several days. ... We have identified that image as being a fake based on an image obtained by an astronomer of the Institute for Astronomy ..."

anti Bad Astronomy 1999 May 27
     ... astronomy . skepticism ...
"I have been delighted to find that most people are very curious about the night (and day!) sky, but unfortunately a lot of misinformation is spread about astronomy. Sometimes this information is just plain silly, but many times it makes just enough sense that people believe it. ... I feel obliged to right these wrongs when I can. The Bad Astronomy web pages are devoted to airing out myths and misconceptions in astronomy and related topics."

crankiest ZetaTalk 1999 May 27
     ... extraterrestrials . astronomy . prophecy ...
"... leads you through the vast amount of information being relayed by the Zetas in answer to questions posed to their emissary, Nancy [Leider]. The ZetaTalk answers cover such subjects as portents of a Pole Shift and how this relates to the coming millennium Transformation the world is about to undergo; the self-centered or service-minded spiritual Orientation of humans as well as aliens from other worlds and how inadvertently giving the Call to aliens can put you in touch with one group or the other; how Visitations can be more easily interpreted when spiritual orientation is understood ..."

cranky Geometrical Physics 1999 May 27
     ... relativity . astronomy . physics . mathematics . cosmology ...
"This web site has been created to inform you about the works and researchs of J.-P. Petit, regarding physics, astrophysics, cosmology, mathematics and geometry."

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