Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Society for the Detection of a Missing World

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In Old and New Astronomy [1892] Arthur Ranyard states that in “Kepler’s day” the gap between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter was thought to represent the “vacant track” of a destroyed planet. It was noticed by Copernicus, and later … Continue reading

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1892 The Voyeur’s Guide to Venus

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Richard Anthony Proctor [1837-1888] was an English astronomer and author who left his “largest and most ambitious work” Old and New Astronomy unfinished when he died. In 1881 he founded Knowledge, a popular weekly magazine of science (converted into a … Continue reading

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Groupthink

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In my naivety I though the concept of the Information Age was about developing a “knowledge-based society” where well informed individuals are allowed “to explore their personalized needs”. Thankfully, Wikipedia put me straight. Wikipedia reliably informs me I am “surrounded” … Continue reading

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Repulsive Bodies

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It has long been know that wells experience tides. At Gades [Cadiz, Spain], which is very near the temple of Hercules, there is a spring enclosed like a well, which sometimes rises and falls with the ocean, and, at other … Continue reading

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Brownian Motion – In-coherent Science

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Welcome to the weird and wacky world of In-coherent Science. The history of In-coherent Science can be traced back to the early years of the 20th century when the motion picture business was in its infancy. Around the turn of … Continue reading

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Tobacco’s Bum Rap

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During the 1900s in the United Kingdom men were consuming almost seven pounds of tobacco annually [on a per capita basis]. Cigarettes have largely replaced other forms of smoking in the past seventy years, during which time tobacco consumption has … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Caesium-137 Correlation

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Caesium-137 is a well studied radioisotope because of its “high affinity to fine soil particles”. Caesium-137, Cesium-137, or Cs-137 is one of radioisotopes of caesium with a nominal atomic mass of 137. … It is an artificial radionuclide with a … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Nuclear Fallout Correlation

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The correlation between nuclear fallout and the epidemic of male coronary heart disease can be traced back in the United Kingdom to 1942 and the Manhattan Project. Secular and geographical trends in sex differences in coronary heart disease mortality D … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Chemical Weapons Correlation

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The First World War [28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918] was grotesque and deadly. The total number of deaths includes about 10 million military personnel and about 7 million civilians. The Entente Powers (also known as the Allies) lost … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Elephant in the Room

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The publication in 1953 of the [now] infamous cherry-picked graphic by Ancel Keys [claiming a clear correlation between degenerative heart disease deaths and dietary doses of fat] encouraged John Yudkin to delve into the murky depths of diet, death and … Continue reading

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