Category Archives: Astrophysics

Ptolemy’s Paradigm: Radiocarbon Reconciliation

Ptolemy’s Paradigm provides another simple solution along with lashings of ginger beer cognitive dissonance.

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm: Aftermath

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm demystifies the The Crisis of the Late Middle Ages.

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm: Sol Invictus Orbit

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Solar Parallax observations raise a smile when they reveal [amongst other things] Earth Scientists have documented a doppelgänger of the Medieval Warm Period.

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm: A Picture of Precession

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A remarkably clear picture of the Precession of the Equinoxes emerges when the chronology is cleaned-up.

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm

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Ptolemy’s Paradigm provides pesky problems with simple solutions.

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Geological Rot

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¿Is it time to lop lots of lovely noughts off the Earth’s age?

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Serbian Sands Shred Settled Science

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Lignite miners have shredded Gradualist Settled Science.

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Comet Venus: The Shrinking Violet

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Serendipity and a spreadsheet suggest some surprising scenarios for Venus and Mars.

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Eric Laithwaite: Inward Travelling Magnetic Field

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Eric Laithwaite was a smiling subversive who became a mainstream outcast.

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Orion’s Blue Balls

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It’s time [once again] to snap on the rubber gloves so we can examine Orion’s Blue Balls and get to grips with Max Planck’s Black Body Balls.

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Three Small Steps for Science

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Following the televised virtual reality of “one small step for man” in 1969 it’s about time Natural Philosophers took three small steps for science in the real world.

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The Orion Fly-By

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The iconography associated with the Orion constellation is [quite literally] an open book but it’s pictorial narrative depends upon the pages being correctly sequenced.

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Seeing Sirius

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When the brightness of Sirius suggests it’s only 362.45 AU distant [instead of the officially mandated 8.6 light years] then it’s worth taking a second look.

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Parallax Postscript

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Many astronomers seem to identify with Marvin the Paranoid Android who claimed he possessed a “brain the size of a planet”.

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Parallax Perspective

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Solving the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck suggests Gamma Draconis is about 10,850 AU distant and that Sirius is [only] about 360 AU away.

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Parallax Proxy

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The fourth step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves comparing parallax distances with an established distance proxy.

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Parallax Patterns

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The third step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves assembling the pieces of the puzzle to see the fudge hit the fan.

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Parallax Problems

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The second step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves trying to discover which pieces of the puzzle are mangled or missing.

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Parallax Prelude

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The first step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck is to open the box and familiarise yourself with the individual pieces of the puzzle.

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Dennis Rawlins: Olbers’ Magic Square of Sky

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Heinrich Olbers is best remembered for discovering Pallas and Vesta.

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The Dodwell Dead End

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The Aleppo Test provides some painfully penetrating perspectives.

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Alaskan Muck: Sol Invictus

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Buckle-up for a bumpy ride managing your cognitive dissonance as the Alaskan Muck series ends with a bang as the Solar Parallax and Sol Invictus fall into place.

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Alaskan Muck: Prime Suspects

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In the blame game the prime suspects are usually eliminated [one-by-one] from the investigation until a neatly packaged single actor scenario is revealed such as “Miss Scarlett” in the “Conservatory” with the “Dagger”.

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Alaskan Muck: Layer Cake

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For Frank Hibben code breaking was a piece of cake.

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Alaskan Muck: Dating Debacle

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The character assassination of Frank Hibben masks a Settled Science SNAFU.

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Fire and Brimstone

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Some academic topics are edited to remove anything shocking, electrifying or illuminating while other topics are cynically manipulated to support false fire-and-brimstone narratives.

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Fiery Trigons: Fire Birds

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There is one abiding mystery associated with Johannes Kepler’s Fiery Trigons.

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Fiery Trigons: 3rd Millennium Prognosis

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Esoteric astrology and modern astronomy are combined to create a long range weather forecast.

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Fiery Trigons: 1st Millennium Diagnosis

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Can Johannes Kepler’s esoteric astrology provide 1st millennium insights?

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Fiery Trigons: Great Mutation Cycle

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Kepler’s chart collects another curious climate cycle coincidence.

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Fiery Trigons: Great Conjunctions

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Could Kepler’s chart contain the key to climate cycles?

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Fiery Trigons: Kepler’s Supernova

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Serendipity supplies a surprise solution to the daytime sightings of Venus mystery.

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Yi Tae-jin Treasure

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Louis Hissink has unearthed a treasure chest stuffed full of precious observational data that was analysed and aggregated by Yi Tae-jin [College of Humanities, Seoul National University].

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Hecker Horizon: Enter The Dragon

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Sometimes spreadsheets supply several shocks.

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Hecker Horizon: Triple Conjunction

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It’s amazing what you find down the back of the sofa when you rummage through the dustier corners of the academic archives.

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