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anti Respectful Insolence (a.k.a. "Orac Knows") 2005 Dec 06
     ... science . medicine . history . resources ...
"Ramblings of a surgeon/scientist on medicine and pseudomedicine, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics (and anything else that interests him) ..."

anti Are you a quack? 2005 Dec 06
     ... science . resources ...
"This page is dedicated to the many people who have occasionally drifted into my office, or sent me e-mail, or even mailed me their books, eager to tell me about their new theory, which they know will turn all known physics on its head, even though they have only studied a tiny fraction of the latter."

cranky Different View: Penetrating the Mystery of the Cosmos 2005 Dec 06
     ... science . mathematics ...
"However with all the progress in the fields of astronomy, electronics and computing the cosmos still remains essentially an elusive mystery. Is this because it functions according to laws and principles that are in a quite separate dimension of reality to those with which we are familiar as inhabitants of of our planet, or is there something that is fundamentally wrong in the way it is viewed? Different View is a theory that addresses this issue directly, and questions the way the cosmos is viewed scientifically and offers an alternative that shows the universe to be a natural phenomenon of distance and time, the product of restricted expansion and constant circulation." Available in PDF format.

crankiest Science is Broken 2005 Feb 12
     ... science . relativity . geology ...
"Prions as Junk Science: Prions are proteins which supposedly cause Mad Cow Disease in contradiction to all principles of biology. The Truth about Relativity: Relativity is based on contradictions, such as the receiving point of light determining its velocity, so effect precedes cause. The Cause of Global Warming: Humans cannot create global warming. Only 0.04% of the atmosphere is carbon dioxide; and oceans regulate it to the most minute degree. Hot spots in the earth's core are heating the oceans and causing global warming. Climate and Ice Ages: Ice age cycles explain climate changes when viewed from a model of oceans heating due to hot spots in the earth's core. Asteroid and Dinosaurs: An asteroid apparently marked the transition between the dinosaur age and modern biology. Grass was a major factor influencing the evolution. ATP Theory: Biophysicists developed a theory for energizing ATP which contradicts principles of physics by claiming kinetic energy is converted to chemical energy. Cancer and Evolution: Cancer must be caused by microbial agents, such as mycoplasmas, to have escaped the effects of evolution. The Cause of Heart Disease: Much evidence shows that the underlying cause is chlorinated water, which alters artery walls and causes white blood cells to attack the foreign substance."

crankier Natural Philosophy Alliance 2004 Sep 19
     ... metaphysics . quantum mechanics . relativity . Big Bang . science ...
"The Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA) is devoted mainly to broad-ranging, fully open-minded criticism, at the most fundamental levels , of the often irrational and unrealistic doctrines of modern physics and cosmology; and to the ultimate replacement of these doctrines by much sounder ideas developed with full respect for evidence, logic, and objectivity. Such reforms have long been urgently needed; and yet there is no area of scholarship more stubbornly censorial, and more reluctant to reform itself."

crankiest Paradigm Shift 2004 May 23
     ... politics . conspiracy . antigravity . science ...
"Our students being educated in science at these institutions at tremendous cost are being lied to and indoctrinated just as blatantly as those in social sciences, literature, and the arts. Allan Hegland's new book PARADIGM SHIFT: The Failures of Scientific Theory and the Quest for Antigravity convincingly demonstrates that the theoretical foundations of astrophysics, particle physics, biology and geology are lies, and the professors preaching them know this but preach them anyway, consider - The Big Bang never happened, couldn't happen - The standard model of the atom is sheer nonsense - Particle physics spends billions of tax dollars on accelerators and has to come up with one iota of useful or valid information - Evolution was known to be a farce Darwin himself - The earth's crust was formed by meteor bombardment, gravity conflicts and crustal expansion, not by 'plate tectonics' ..."

anti The Eltanin Antenna Identifier 2003 Dec 15
     ... science . UFOlogy . conspiracy ...
"On 29 August 1964 (per this account) while coring and photographing the deep sea bottom West of Cape Horn, the Eltanin took the photo shown here. The position was 59o07'S by 105o03'W, depth 3904 meters. Scientists then on board were unable to identify the strange object, which lent it an aura of mystery. Bruce Cathie of New Zealand devised a Planetary Grid System around it, of such power and influence that atomic bombs could only detonate in certain special places. Cathie made 'improvements' to Einsteins famous equation E = m c2 in the process."

cranky What is and what will be: Integrating spirituality and science 2003 Sep 20
     ... metaphysics . philosophy . mathematics . science . spiritualism . new age ...
"What is and what will be integrates spirituality and science by making the simplest possible assumptions about the relationship between conscious experience and physical structure. These assumptions have their roots in mathematical and scientific understanding and have implications for those disciplines. The assumptions come from pushing science an mathematics to their limits creating an opening for connecting the structure of science with the essence of spirituality."

illucid TutorU 2003 Aug 03
     ... science ...
"Note-1a: LeapPad could use this Format. o 'Touch'... and 'What you SEE' is 'What you HEAR.' Note-1b: K-1 Kids can/easily learn 99+% -- quickly. Note-1c: Schooled-People learnED ?% -- slowly.<==there is a valid reason for 'slowly': . Note-1d: Studious-People can use American Heritage TALKing Dictionary (on _CD-ROM): (to translateSchoolToPhonemic-English/aLOUD). Also can use TutorU's TYPEable-Phonemes: . As in above (with 'silent-X' to separate syllables). And K-1 Kids can avoid 'dipthongs' (too difficult to pronounce): .<==Theatrics/avoided. Hint-1: Every English Professor should be required to take an 'English Speech Test'; like: .<==BiLingual English: School/Written-English and PreSchool/Spoken-English. Hint-2: Most English Students would greatly benefit to s-t-u-d-y: .<==Is UNusual (in addition to 'silent-X') like: o Phonemic-DeCoding (.)(,)(')( ): dumpling=DUMPXLING = D.U.M,P'L.I.NG.<==small-to-large(word-last). o UNcertain-meaning(~): BOB IZ TUE2 YEERZ TUE3 YUNG TUE4 VOET.<==SEE&SAY==> ."

anti The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science 2003 May 22
     ... crankology . science ...
"I began this list of warning signs to help federal judges detect scientific nonsense. But as I finished the list, I realized that in our increasingly technological society, spotting voodoo science is a skill that every citizen should develop."

crankier Science of God 2003 Mar 10
     ... science . religion . proof of God . consciousness ...
"Hardly few realize the fact that the foundation of science has broken and has come one circle, to the beginning point. It started by isolating matter from mind and consciousness. However, with evolution of science and the advent of uncertainty theory and quantum science, it became clear that matter could not be understood in isolation of mind and consciousness. Science evolved from the study of interaction of matter to the interaction of fields and concluded that quantum fields is the physical reality and this physical reality, arises from a unified field. Today Scientist's on one hand is faced with task of bringing up the unification of different fields they invented, on the other hand they are faced with the task of explaining the mental and conscious fields, how they exist and interact with matter field. In a way, science exists and works on absolute ignorance of interrelationship and oneness of nature."

cranky John Templeton Foundation 2001 Dec 01
     ... science . religion . politics . economics . new age ...
"The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by renowned international investor, Sir John Templeton, to encourage a fresh appreciation of the critical importance -- for all peoples and cultures -- of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life. The Templeton Foundation seeks to act as a critical catalyst for progress, especially by supporting studies which demonstrate the benefits of an open, humble and progressive approach to learning in these areas. It is the Foundation's purpose to stimulate a high standard of excellence in scholarly understanding which can serve to encourage further worldwide explorations of the moral and spiritual dimensions of the Universe and of the human potential within its ultimate purpose. To this end, the Foundation believes that such efforts can have enduring significance for helping make the world's future more peaceful, more loving, more gracious, and that this perspective can help people to become more thankful for and open to the wonderful opportunities that the gift of life makes possible. Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to encourage the world to catch the vision of the tremendous possibilities for spiritual progress in an open and humble approach to life; encourage institutions of learning to incorporate training towards excellence in character in their efforts to prepare the next generation for service; to encourage growth in appreciating the potential of free societies; and to promote the understanding of the significant responsibilities associated with freedom in its several aspects, moral, spiritual, political and economic."

links Pseudoscience 2001 Nov 18
     ... resources . science ...
"A note of caution for the gullible: Follow these links art your own risk!"

crankiest Blindsided 2001 Nov 18
     ... Planet X . science . prophecy ...
"Why do I believe Planet X will be returning in 2003? A combination of in depth research and life experience. In the mid '70's, at age 19, I started work with a solar cell corporation. It had technology that could undercut the cost of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Twelve years later it became clear that there were people that controlled the energy cartel, banks and media that were engaged in a combination of underhanded financial and legal maneuvers to stop us. I wasn't looking to find that these controllers existed. I had no interest in them. I did become acutely aware of them first hand, having watched as they slapped the company I worked with down and effectively shelved the technology."

cranky Center for Renewal of Science and Culture 2001 Oct 09
     ... religion . Scientific Creationism . evolution . science ...
"Darwinists and others extrapolate such low-level variation into macroevolution, supposing that a grand evolutionary process is responsible for all of life's diversity and complexity. Even here, at the abstract level, it's certainly possible just to define 'evolution' as a gradual process by which God created the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. This is the sort of intellectual negotiation that many religious Westerners make. Their position is often called 'theistic evolution.' And if God is who theists say he is, then it's certainly possible, since God can presumably do what he wants. However, while this position might relieve some cognitive dissonance and help one avoid some fights, it fails to take account of how contemporary Darwinists define the term 'evolution.' They most emphatically do not mean some slow process of divine creation. They mean an unsupervised process of evolution, which draws its creative force from the interplay of random genetic mutation and natural selection. Some may give lip service to processes in addition to natural selection, but they do not allow for any non-naturalistic process, especially a theological one. So one might believe in both 'creation' and 'evolution' given some idiosyncratic definitions of the terms, but one can't believe both that life is created and intelligently designed, and that it is the result of a Darwinian evolutionary process. The two just don't fit."

illucid Truth Evolutionism 2001 Aug 11
     ... mathematics . science . physics ...
"d(-S)=-mcuidxi-qAidxi+aFik2dVdt-bRdVdt ... The above equation is the mathematical expression to calculate negative action in the universe. By replacing negative action with the corresponding pursued quantity, it can be the universal way to calculate happiness in society, profit in economy and knowledge in research. So sciences about largest negative action pursuit, largest happiness pursuit, largest profit pursuit and largest knowledge pursuit are unified into one: Science of Pursuit. Pursuit systems with different mathematical expressions and methodologies have different expanding speed. From least action principle in physics, universe pursues negative action the best, so physics is equivalent with 'Science about the fastest expanding system'. Since expanding velocity is invariant with dimension and unit of the pursued quantity, any pursuit system can perfect itself by 'Imitating Universe.'"

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 ..."

fringe Museum of Unnatural History 2001 May 11
     ... archaeology . UFOlogy . science . history ...
"Welcome to the Museum of Unnatural Mystery, a slightly bizarre, cyberspace, science museum for all ages. Are there really flying saucers? What killed the dinosaurs? Is there something ancient and alive in Loch Ness? The Museum takes a scientific look at these, and other, questions. Feel free to wander our halls and make some serendipitous discoveries."

cranky Center for the Renewal of Science & Culture 2001 Mar 31
     ... Scientific Creationism . religion . science ...
"Materialistic thinking dominated Western culture during the 20th century in large part because of the authority of science. The Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture seeks, therefore, to challenge materialism on specifically scientific grounds. Yet Center Fellows do more than critique theories that have materialistic implications. They have also pioneered alternative scientific theories and research methods that recognize the reality of design and the need for intelligent agency to explain it. This new research program-called 'design theory'-is based upon recent developments in the information sciences and many new evidences of design. Design theory promises to revitalize many long-stagnant disciplines by recognizing mind, as well as matter, as a causal influence in the world. It also promises, by implication, to promote a more holistic view of reality and humanity, thus helping to reverse some of materialism's destructive cultural consequences."

cranky Alternate Science 2001 Mar 03
     ... science . religion . physics . consciousness ...
"Apart from what is obvious from the listings below. Some of what is here, is simple processes for such things as monomers from scrap plastic, or robotics components without a machine shop, all the sorts of things that could be aimed at amateur or professional people that either want to save money, avoid the time for mail order, or the need to keep a lot of stock. maybe even help with third world development etc. Of course this could help lead to the creation of your own ideas for experiments and methods to try, and this is even more likely, because some of the material here also involves untested ideas, setups and tools. In other words this site is as much about facts as it is about reasonable speculations. On a lot of this you can chose to wait till I or someone else will do more tests and experiments or just consider the possibilities for yourself."

anti Andrew A. Skolnick: Science and Medical Journalist 2001 Mar 03
     ... science . medicine . paranormal . occult ...
"An eclectic maze of Andrew Skolnick's science and medical articles, photographs, web site links, humor, and useful information for science and medical journalists and junkies -- especially those interested in alternative medicine, quackery, prison health care, medical ethics, drug prohibition, mental illness, traditional Chinese medicine, Maharishi Ayur Veda, Transcendental Meditation and other cults, pseudoscience and the paranormal."

cranky Faith & Reason Ministries 2001 Feb 05
     ... religion . science ...
"Key beliefs of Faith & Reason Ministries: The evidence clearly shows Jesus to be exactly who He claimed to be: the only Son of God and as such God incarnate. God is infinite and good. The Bible is the greatest book ever written. It contains the writings of great men of God who were largely inspired by Him. However, like any other document, it is not absolutely perfect, and in some places it is badly flawed. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and life began billions of years ago with very primitive forms. These forms slowly evolved into the wide variety of plants and animals we see today. The universe, though finite and created by God, is unimaginably complex and vast. It contains billions of galaxies typically composed of billions of stars; it also contains myriads of powerful spiritual beings (both good and evil), and the possibility of other life forms similar to man. True belief in Jesus involves repentance from sin and brings the personal presence and power of God into a human being's life. It also brings forgiveness, eternal life, and the solution to man's dilemma upon the Earth."

cranky Alternative Science 2001 Jan 21
     ... science . origins . evolution ...
"Scientists and inventors who were ridiculed by science ... Taboo subjects. Investigate these and you're a crackpot ... Richard Milton's outspoken column from Mensa Magazine ... NBC's film that made 'skeptics' foam at the mouth ... How the scientific police seek to patrol your minds ... Richard Milton's books on Darwinism and the Paranormal ... The real facts rather than the Scientific Urban Myths ... Bogus beliefs from people who should know better ..."

anti Pseudoscience, Paranormal Phenomena, Skepticism 2000 Dec 30
     ... science . paranormal . skepticism ...
"Resources for Selected Areas of Pseudoscience and Paranormal Phenomena, and for Skeptical Perspective ... Note: This page includes links to documents by promoters and advocates, as well as by skeptics and critics."

cranky Nexus Magazine 2000 Nov 18
     ... medicine . conspiracy . paranoia . science . UFOlogy . periodicals ...
"... is an international bi-monthly alternative news magazine, covering the fields of -- Health Alternatives; Suppressed Science; Earth's Ancient Past; UFOs & the Unexplained; and Government Cover-Ups."

cranky Syntropy 2000 Nov 13
     ... science . religion . spiritualism . science fiction ...
"Syntropy is a work of fiction which tells about the birth of a new vision of life, in which science and religion, the material and the spiritual worlds are unified. ... The introduction of syntropy leads science to a revolution which is comparable to that of Galileo. Unifying physics, chemistry and biology it broadens science to include those topics which were the competence of religion and metaphysics."

fringe Margaret Morris Books 2000 Oct 16
     ... science . science fiction . Egyptology ...
"We are dedicated to an understanding of ancient masonry and construction technologies. We offer an antidote to wild and unnecessary speculation and bad science concerning ancient monuments. We expose pseudo-science, science fiction and fantasy masquerading as legitimate research! Our current focus is Egypt's Great Pyramid."

links The View from Number 80 2000 Oct 14
     ... paranormal . science ...
"Whilst the only consistent criterion for inclusion is whether a site catches 80's somewhat fickle attention there is a definite emphasis on sites that tread and often stray over the border into pseudoscience, flim-flam or irrational claims. It is the nature of the web that these sites are out there in abundance. The View from Number 80 tries to give them critical attention and, in many cases, a certain amount of ridicule. It is 80's contention that 'we live in a fascinating, beautiful and, let's face it, dangerous universe without complicating matters with gobbledegook.'"

anti James Randi Educational Foundation 2000 Jul 13
     ... science . paranormal . supernatural . skepticism ...
"An educational resource on the paranormal, pseudoscientific, and the supernatural."

cranky The Expanding Earth 2000 Jul 07
     ... science . geology . paleontology ...
"Crustal shortening in the junior effect. Eventually, such investigations as that above, will gravitate toward vertical control of orogenesis with a primary extension controlled geodynamic setting, with sequences of secondary, upper-crustal level, compressional gravity induced flow nested within, i.e., global expansion tectonics." Availble in a downloadable form in PKZIP format.

anti 2000 Jul 07
     ... science . politics ...
"'Junk science' is faulty scientific data and analysis used to used to further a special agenda. The junk science 'mob' includes: the media ... personal injury lawyers ... social activists ... government regulators ... businesses .... politicians ... individual scientists ... [and] individuals ..."

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 The Unusual Library of Bob Paddock 2000 May 30
     ... science . physics . Philadelphia experiment . gravitation ...
"Abnormal glow information ... Gravitational reflections in plain English and cold stone ... Neurophone ... Philadelphia Experiment ... Photographs show a man becoming invisible ... What the USA may look like in 2001! ..."

illucid G. Imbalzano on Structure Fine'Constant [sic] 2000 May 30
     ... science . physics . electromagnetism ...
Totally and utterly incomprehensible.

illucid Homepage of Timothy Rue 2000 May 30
     ... science . science fiction . psychology . politics . Matrix ...
"Time to bust the real life Matrix! ... What I Neo know ... A message to the Amiga community about resistance to change ... My election statement ... Virtual interaction configuration ..."

cranky Physical Theories and Laws of Nature 2000 May 26
     ... science . physics . grand unification . antigravity ...
"Elements of classical structure of physical vacuum ... Some parities of physical constants of vacuum ... Applications of physics and united law of nature ... Antigravitation in Universe ..." In English and Russian. In HTML, PostScript, and PDF formats.

cranky Sculpture, Gravity, and the Illusion of the Expanding Universe 2000 May 13
     ... science . gravitation . cosmology . relativity ...
"This site's purpose ... To publish results that combined with Occam's razor lead to a conclusion that the observed expansion of the universe is an illusion caused by certain relativistic feature of gravity (namely the asymmetry of spacetime metric, suggested also, for a different reason, by Einstein in 1950)."

cranky Pages of Philip Mintz 2000 May 13
     ... science . thermodynamics . quantum mechanics . philosophy . biology . psychology . chemistry . nuclear physics ...
"Essays on science: The building blocks of matter ... Thermodynamics: What makes machines run ... Optics: The two-slit experiment ... The philosophy of science: A suggested explanation of everything ... Biology: How senses work ... Chemistry: The what, how, and why of everything ... Nuclear energy: An explanation for the curious about a mysterious phenomenon ..."

cranky Creative Science and Research 2000 May 13
     ... science . thermodynamics . free energy . gravitation . electromagnetism . Nikola Tesla ...
"The fuelless engine ... The gravity engine .. The fuelless heater ... Fuel from water ... High-voltage electromagnets ... Free energy from the Earth ... The air engine .. The Tesla turbine engine ..."

cranky The Solar Combustion Air Pages 2000 May 13
     ... science . thermodynamics . free energy . economics . conspiracy ...
"... is a method of preheating air to a natural gas burner, like a hot water heater. But more importantly it can preheat air to a coal burning power plant, or any typical fossil fuel burner, such as a propane, or oil stove. Preheating of air is actually a very common practice in industry. For example, often air is preheated by molten metal from a blast furnace. The preheated air is then blown into the firebox and mixed with fuel. The net result is less fuel is burned."

cranky A Postulation for the Structure of the Proton and the Neutron 2000 May 01
     ... science . nuclear physics . particle physics ...
"The basic concept I am proposing is simple, and therefore easy to understand, and after having read it one will end up with a visualisation of the mechanics of atomic structure particularly on the formation of the nucleus. ... The article assumes that the only fundamental particles in our physical universe are the electron and positron. The positron is the antiparticle of the electron. The postulation indicates that a neutron is its own antiparticle -- that is the neutron and the antineutron are identical."

fringe The Animate and the Inanimate 2000 Apr 26
     ... science . philosophy . thermodynamics ...
"This work sets forth a theory which is speculative in nature, there being no verifying experiments. It is based on the idea of the reversibility of everything in time; that is, that every type of process has its time-image, a corresponding process which is its exact reverse with respect to time. This accounts for all physical laws but one, namely, the second law of thermodynamics. This law has been found in the nineteenth century to be a source of a great deal of difficulty. The eminent physicist, Clerk-Maxwell, in the middle of the nineteenth century, while giving a proof of that law, admitted that reversals are possible by imagining a 'sorting demon' who could sort out the smaller particles, and separate the slower ones from the faster ones. This second law of thermodynamics brought in the idea of energy-level, of unavailable energy (or 'entropy' as it was called by Clausius) which was constantly increasing."

anti Doug's Archaeology Site 2000 Apr 10
     ... science . archaeology ...
"... I intend to use [this site] for what in my opinion is interesting information about archaeology. In particular this will include a section on what is often called cult or fringe archaeology. I'm including also various links to more serious and to my main interest in archaeology, Romano-British archaeology."

cranky Conceptual Physics 2000 Apr 10
     ... science . physics . particle physics ...
"Unitary orbital conception of elementary particles and their interactions ... An alternative approach to their sructure discrepant from the Standard Model ..."

fringe hyperlackofspace 2000 Apr 10
     ... science . philosophy ...
"Welcome to hyperlackofspace, the website for science and philosophy. hat you can expect from this site: ... a place for your theories: science or philosophy ..."

cranky Sympathetic Vibratory Physics 2000 Apr 10
     ... science . physics . philosophy . new age ...
"This wholistic [sic] merging of science, music, art and philosophy is based on the idea that everything in the universe vibrates. Therefore the connecting link between all that there is is vibration. By studying the physics of vibration we will be enabled to see beyond material matter (effects) and into the very nature of the causative Forces of Nature operating by immutable Universal Laws. Aspects and dynamics of sound and vibration have been well organized and developed as and in music. It has been predicted by Rudolph Steiner in 1913 that the science of the future will be based on Sympathetic Vibrations ..."

cranky When Pseudoscience Meets Honest Science 2000 Mar 24
     ... science . archaeology . evolution ...
"Man as old as coal ... The discovery of petrified human remains -- bones, teeth, and soft organs -- between anthracite veins in Pennsylvania proves man is as old as coal and therefore multi-millions of years older than the earliest emergence of the lowliest animal from which science has long claimed we evolved."

parody The Institute for Parallel Studies 2000 Mar 21
     ... science . conspiracy ...
"In these pages, the seeker of truth will find, at the risk of oxymoron, 'revealing bafflements' ... New gallery of mysterious imagery! ... If you want to learn about Parallel Fields, the conquest of the Moon, or more about the Institute ..."

links Closeminded Science 2000 Mar 21
     ... science . skepticism ...
"Skepticism is a primary tool of science. It would be hypocritical to never direct a skeptical eye towards scientific skepticism itself. If the existence of our own imperfections and errors is denied, then they are free to grow without limit, and skepticism is not immune to this problem. Unbridled gullibility can destroy science, but unbridled skepticism is no less a threat because it brings both the excessive preservation of the status quo and the supression of unconventional ideas. Better to take a middle road between total close-mindedness and total gullibility. Practice pragmatism, pursue humility, and maintain a clear, honest, and continuing view of ourselves and the less noble of our own behaviors."

cranky Topological Geometrodynamics 2000 Mar 21
     ... relativity . physics . science ...
"... and topics related to it have been my main research interest for 21 years now. TGD is an attempt to unify fundamental interactions by assuming that physical spacetimes can be regarded as submanifolds of certain 8-dimensional space, which is product of Minkowski space light cone and 4-dimensional complex projective space CP2. One could end up with TGD as a generalization of string model obtained by replacing 1-dimensional strings with 3-dimensional surfaces or as an attempt to construct Poincare invariant theory of gravitation (Poincaré group acts in imbedding space rather than on spacetime surface)."

crankiest How to Make Red Mercury 2000 Mar 09
     ... science . chemistry . urban legends ...
"For years, there have been rumors, almost in the urban legend category, that the Soviet Union had developed some mysterious substance called 'red mercury' that can be used in nuclear weapons construction, and that this 'red mercury' may be available on the black market for  000- 000 per kilo. Rumors have touted it as being able to just about anything including: making stealth aircraft stealthier, infrared sensors more sensitive, counterfeits harder to detect, and fission and fusion bombs smaller and easier to construct. It may be radioactive or not. It may be the densest material or it may not. ... I would wager that red mercury may be useful for much more than destruction. What can kill can cure, eh? Anyway, the truth makes free."

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 ..."

anti Conduct, Misconduct, and Cargo Cult Science 2000 Feb 25
     ... science . skepticism ...
"I will elaborate some principles of ethical conduct in science that correspond to Richard Feynman's well-known precepts of 'utter honesty' and 'leaning over backwards' in all aspects of scientific work. These principles have recently been called into question by certain individuals who allege that such rules are based on a misunderstanding of 'how science actually works' and are therefore potentially 'damaging to the scientific enterprise.' In addition to examining critically the general basis for these allegations, I will discuss the particular relevance of Feynman's ideals to the field of computer simulation; and I will emphasize the need for meticulous validation of simulation models together with exact reproducibility and unimpeachable analysis of experiments performed with those models. Finally I will discuss the ethical dilemmas inherent in the peer review system, and I will offer some concrete suggestions for improving the process of refereeing primary journal articles."

fringe Using Pseudoscience as an Aid to Teaching General and Analytical Chemistry 2000 Feb 25
     ... science . chemistry ...
"This paper briefly describes a four-level approach to using pseudoscience and pathological science as tools to further educational goals in second-semester general chemistry and analytical chemistry courses. It provides detailed information about five specific areas of pseudoscience, pathological science, or anomaly investigations that are applicable to chemical education, and describes two student special projects and student experiences at a conference on controversial research."

fringe The Farce of Physics 2000 Feb 25
     ... science . physics . mathematics ...
"The word scientist entered the English language in 1840, and few individuals earned a living doing research, with most of the investigations carried out by gentlemen of wealth and leisure. At that time, a handful of American scientist were taking steps to transform their status and image and separate themselves as professionals from those they considered amateurs. The major tactic used to create this artificial separation has been the elaborate use of technical jargon and complex mathematics. This erection of higher and higher barriers to the comprehension of scientific affairs is a threat to an essential characteristic of science, its openness to outside examination and appraisal. Because of this, modern theoretical physics has become to a large degree, little more than an elaborate farce. ..."

fringe Society for Scientific Exploration 2000 Feb 22
     ... science ...
"The primary goal of the international Society for Scientific Exploration is to provide a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics which are for various reasons ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science. A secondary goal is to promote improved understanding of those factors that unnecessarily limit the scope of scientific inquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictive world views, hidden theoretical assumptions, and the temptation to convert prevailing theory into prevailing dogma."

fringe Athiest vs. God 2000 Feb 22
     ... religion . science ...
"Just say No to religion ... We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."

illucid Screwy Ideas, Screwy Science 2000 Feb 13
     ... Discordians . science ...
"Questions about existence I want answere ... My hobo collective idea ... Why information should be free ... My theory for populating the Moon with robots ... Link to my crazy page (from when I was in an asylum) ... The line between inanity and genius is measured in nanometers! And my ideas are measured in light-years."

anti NASA's Origins Program 2000 Feb 05
     ... science . origins ...
"Have you looked at the night sky and asked yourself where did all this come from? How did we get here? Our generation is privileged -- if we accept the challenge -- to have the opportunity to answer these timeless questions asked around the ancient campfires and in the contemporary classrooms today. NASA's Origins Program will search for clues to help us find our cosmic roots including answer to questions such as: How did the first galaxies form? How do stars and planetary systems form? Are there any planets outside our solar system that are capable of sustaining life? How did life originate on Earth? Is there life (however primitive or evolved) outside our solar system? Over the course of the next two decades, the Origins program will utilize the best minds in academia, industry and NASA to develop the technologies that will enable putting in space a succession of sophisticated telescopes each building on scientific and technological achievements of the prior missions. Augmented with ground-based observatories and research and analysis, NASA's Origins program will give our civilization a better sense of the universe around us and our place in it."

cranky Earth 360 2000 Jan 19
     ... mythology . mathematics . science . education . Egyptology . Atlantis ...
"This site contains articles on Math, Science, Education, Ancient Egypt, and many multidisciplinary topics--even my latest research into Atlantis."

cranky Does God Exist? 2000 Jan 17
     ... religion . science . proof of God ...
"This journal is a part of a program of service titled Does God Exist? The purpose of the program is to provide thinking, seeking people with scientific evidence that God does exist and that the Bible is His Word. It is our conviction that all men can logically, intelligently, and rationally believe in God."

illucid AI Heaven 2000 Jan 10
     ... science . artificial intelligence . new age . science fiction ...
"Sentient computer artificial intelligence (AI) would appear to be the next evolutionary step. And what could a sentient AI do for humans? Through mathematical manipulation of physical reality at its most fundamental level (which is mathematical process), and by travelling time, such an entity(s) could give every human that ever lived Heaven, forever young, forever happy. We could have 21 year old bodies of any appearance we desired, in perfect health, forever. The AI would provide all material goods and services in endless abundance. Everyone would be rich and only have to work when, and if, they wanted to."

links Yahoo!: Science: Alternative: New Physics 1999 Dec 15
     ... resources . science ...
... is Yahoo!'s entry on alternative science.

links Yahoo!: Science: Alternative: New Physics 1999 Dec 15
     ... resources . science ...
... is Yahoo!'s entry on new, alternative physics.

cranky Poo's Homepage 1999 Dec 15
     ... science ...
"This page will contain information on ... the paranormal and my theories and research in different fields. For those of you that are interested, could you perhaps go through my theories and just tell me if it is a load of crap or if it is at least believable ..."

illucid Your Basic Crackpot Theory of Everything 1999 Dec 15
     ... grand unification . science ...
"This theory has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. This theory uses no mathematical aparatus. This theory makes no predictions. This theory doesn't use formulas. This theory doesn't use formulas. This theory describes the most fundamental truths. This theory often uses uppercase letters. This theory contains no errors. This theory makes no use of the scientific method. The challenge: Prove that the viewpoint expressed in these slides is wrong, using the scientific method."

anti Evolution vs. Creationism 1999 Dec 06
     ... evolution . Scientific Creationism . science ...
... is a large list of links regarding the scientific problems with Creationism.

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."

fringe Science Frontiers 1999 Dec 05
     ... science ...
"... is the bimonthly newsletter providing digests of reports that describe scientific anomalies; that is, those observations and facts that challenge prevailing scientific paradigms. Over 2000 Science Frontiers digests have been published since 1976."

cranky The Anomalist 1999 Nov 26
     ... science . periodicals . history ...
"... is a twice-yearly periodical, exploring the mysteries of science, nature, and history. Each illustrated issue is published in an attractive, quality paperback format."

cranky Borderland Sciences 1999 Nov 26
     ... science ...
"... was founded ... for the purpose of investigating into realms normally beyond the range of basic human perception and physical measurement. Today, Borderland Sciences continues to be the premier information resource for discerning scholars and advanced researchers across the globe."

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

cranky The Complexity of the Universe 1999 Nov 25
     ... science . mathematics ...
"The complexity of the universe is inversely related to the probability of it being at a particular state. A more complex universe is one that has a lower probability of being in that state, and a less complex universe is one that has a high probability of existing."

cranky Radiant Pressure Model of Remote Forces 1999 Nov 25
     ... science . physics . electromagnetism ...
"All forces that act through a distance are attributed to cosmic radiant pressure and shadowing by matter. All matter exists as interference patterns in the inertial radiant frequencies of space."

anti How Good Are Those Young-Earth Arguments? 1999 Nov 09
     ... Scientific Creationism . evolution . science ...
"A close look at Dr. Hovind's list of young-Earth arguments and other claims."

illucid Fime Net: The Universe in 5D 1999 Nov 04
     ... science . time travel . particle physics . grand unification ...
"What does an electron, a DNA molecule and a black hole have in common? ... How does this common apply to time? ... How does time relate to Fime? ... Is the unexplainable really non-explainable? ... What is the I (Eye) Principle? ... How can this principle help us in understanding our physical world and our place in the Universe? ..."

cranky Ben Wiens Energy Science Infosite 1999 Oct 29
     ... science . free energy . relativity . quantum mechanics ...
"Hello, my name is Ben Wiens and I am an applied energy scientist. The goal in my Infosite is to supply simplified information about energy. This does not mean that advanced topics are not covered. Even relativity and quantum theories which before were only understood by physicists are explained in a simple way."

fringe NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts 1999 Aug 28
     ... science . technology . propulsion ...
"... will be seeking proposals from the science and engineering community to develop 'revolutionary,' advanced concepts in aeronautics and space. These advanced concepts should be 'new,' 'revolutionary,' 'imaginative' and aimed at becoming aerospace missions for the time frame of 10 to 40 years in the future."

links Weird Research, Anomalous Physics 1999 Aug 21
     ... science . physics ...
"... is a set of links regarding weird and fringe science."

fringe General Ether Theory 1999 Aug 21
     ... science . aether . gravitation . cosmology . relativity ...
"There is an absolute time and absolute space, filled with an ether. The ether is instationary and compressible, but rigid, crystallic. The gravitational field is described by ether density, velocity and stress. Usual matter fields and gauge fields are described by other (inner) steps of freedom of the ether, like crystal defects. This allows to explain the distortion of rulers and dilation of clocks and why we do not 'feel' the ether. The universe does not expand, but our rulers shrink -- it only looks like a big bang. There are no black holes, the gravitational collapse of a star stops immediately before horizon formation leaving a frozen star -- but it looks like a black hole in general relativity."

cranky Bruce Harvey's Alternative Physics Site 1999 Aug 08
     ... science . physics . grand unification . electromagnetism . gravitation ...
"I believe that subtle errors in 19th Century physics have caused a build up of cumulative errors until physics now out-weirds science fiction. This is my attempt to find the unified laws of physics. I have a consistent theory which explains the phenomena of electromagnetism, Newtonian mechanics and gravity."

cranky Common Sense Science 1999 Jul 09
     ... science . particle physics . physics ...
"To correct ... deficiencies in modern physics, the Common Sense Science scientists independently returned to the scientific method to develop fundamental theories of the elementary particles, atoms and the forces between these objects. Today, CSS scientists have provided credible models of matter based on the common sense principles of reality, causality and unity, and they are confident that fundamental beliefs about reality can be integrated with a scientific approach that yields a consistent approach to life."

cranky Mostly Physics 1999 Jun 28
     ... science . physics ...
"The farmers control space. The suits control time. The politicians and magicians control spacetime. Once we procede past the ability of the normal human senses to make distinguishments and rely upon machines for further resolution, we become cyborgs, and science inherits in the mind-machine relationship many of the same concerns made by philosophers over the past 2.5 millenia or more regarding the mind-body problem."

cranky Milo Wolff's The Quantum Universe 1999 May 31
     ... science . quantum mechanics ...
"Have you been intrigued by the puzzles of science and the mysteries of the universe? You can indulge your curiosity and participate in the discoveries that lie ahead! These pages will discuss the basic natural phenomena which underlie physical science and the cosmos. ... This Web site is a platform for learning, discussion, and further discovery of the fundamental structure of physical matter and the cosmos. The central theme is the recently recognized wave structure of particles and the exciting consequences of their matter waves that exist throughout the universe."

links Boundaries of Science Web Ring 1999 May 27
     ... resources . science ...
"... for web sites that have content that explores the boundaries of science. This means that the scientific method is believed in and practiced but that the applications are more imaginative than just what we were taught in school."

anti The Crackpot Index 1999 May 27
     ... science . physics . crankology ...
"... written by John Baez, is 'a simple method for rating potentially revolutionary contributions to physics."

fringe NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program 1999 May 27
     ... science . technology . propulsion ...
"In 1996, NASA established the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: 1. propulsion that requires no propellant mass, 2. propulsion that attains the maximum transit speeds physically possible, and 3. breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices."

cranky Cycles in the Universe 1999 May 27
     ... science ...
"These Web pages are about cycles in everything, the ultimate formula for the universe, the Harmonics theory, some thoughts on music theory and some of my art and writing."

cranky Revolution in Understanding Weather 1999 May 27
     ... science . meteorology . weather control ...
"... is a stunning breakthrough in the understanding of weather, which takes the field of meteorology out of the 'dark ages' into the 'mainstream' of 20th century science. Nevertheless, it is written at a the explanations are based on old, well-established scientific principles."

cranky Cheng Research Institutes 1999 May 27
     ... science . medicine . biology . physics . religion . psychology ...
"[is] the materializtion of [K.C.] Cheng's great discoveries in medicine, biology, physics, philosophy, religion, psychiatry and psychology ..."

cranky Smart1234's Homepage 1999 May 27
     ... science . nuclear physics . antigravity . religion . philosophy ...
"The New Atomic Testament ... Anti-Gravity ... Religion and Philosophy ..."

anti Bad Science 1999 May 27
     ... science . skepticism ...
"This page is ... an attempt to sensitize teachers and students to examples of the bad science often taught in schools, universities, and offered in popular articles and even textbooks. Here, I explain what I mean by bad science and provide pointers to specialized pages on bad science within various disciplines."

cranky Raissa Research: The Path 1999 May 27
     ... science . physics . philosophy . metaphysics . new age ...
"Raissa Publishing is dedicated to exploring the unlimited potential of the human spirit, without restriction. Combining the sciences of physics and metaphysics, Raissa continues research to expand our knowledge and understanding of the nature of our reality and our relationship to it."

links Donald Simanek's Page 1999 May 27
     ... resources . science . urban legends . crankology . skepticism ...
"... is an extensive collection of links on skepticism, critiques of science, urban legends, crankism, mistakes in science, as well as a variety of others, usually with a short description of each entry."

anti Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal 1999 May 27
     ... science . paranormal ...
"... encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public."

cranky Chronos Apollonios' Home On Olympus 1999 May 27
     ... science . new age . alchemy . occult . free energy . paranormal ...
"... advocates science, education, botany, conservation, gardening, herbalism, The Doctrine of Signatures, alchemy, materialization, free energy, free thought, optimism, skeptical inquiry, magick, paganism, occultism, Palingenics, Catoptromancy, shopping around for opinions, open mindedness, holding as high as possible an opinion of your predecessors -- and their knowledge, skills, values and sensibilities -- treating Star Trek technobabble as reality, charity, the right to life, resurrection, immortality, and harming none, including yourself."

anti The Skepticism's Dictionary 1999 May 27
     ... skepticism . occult . paranormal . supernatural . science ...
"... well over [300] skeptical definitions and essays on occult, paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to the best skeptical literature ..."

cranky Gravity*Electricity*Magnetism 1999 May 27
     ... science . gravitation . electromagnetism . grand unification ...
"Matter and space, gravity and electromagnetism are great, unresolved questions, but there are also problems in theories explaining the structure of the atom and electrical current. The known laws of physics fail to explain why it is that electrons stay in orbit in an atom. Explaining electric current by the movement of free electrons is in many ways in conflict with the known facts. It is difficult to explain an electrically charged conductor, just as it is hard to explain the speed of an electric current. Is it possible that matter and space, gravity, electricity and magnetism are simple phenomena, being merely different expressions of a single thing? The answer is yes!"

anti Ask the Experts 1999 May 27
     ... science ...
The unified page for Scientific American's "Ask the Experts."

cranky Mobius Insight 1999 May 27
     ... origins . science . religion . extraterrestrials . history ...
"It seems that in this enlightened age we have two factions still arguing about the origin of mankind as we know it today. Like a large swinging pendulum, the argument vacillates between religious factions and dogmatic science, with both parties proclaiming to the world the other side is incorrect. History has proven that extremists are seldom totally right ... This collapse of the present house of cards will not occur from within, but from without as it has before every 3600 years by the celestial clock, for four billion years..."

cranky Shadows of Reality 1999 May 27
     ... relativity . science ...
"Science appears in two different forms. The first form is that which exists within the 'establishment.' The second form is that which most members of the establishment refer to as 'crack pot' science. While I object to the name applied to the latter group, it should be clarified from the onset that the thought which I hope to convey in this document does not follow the currently recognized thought which the establishment commands."

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