Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cool Places I Saw In National Geographic



Deir Mar Musa, Syria



Stephen's Gap, Alabama



Ellison's Cave, Georgia

I stayed in Armand Hammer's old carriage house on 4th street this weekend and saw this stuff in the June issue of National Geographic.

4 comments:

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Armand has to have been one of the most interesting people on the planet in the 20th Century. Was his name made up? Was he a Soviet agent? Was he a USA agent? Did he kick start Russian oilfields in the east?

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

I looked at tghe Lerner article.
I followed the first part concerning light elements imperfectly, and I would not be so trusting of the spectroscopic findings as he was, but I base this simply on the cast distances said to be involved and the assumptions commonly made about red shift which seem to be dubious.
Tjhe second part the hoilness of the observed universe was much sounder as a death knell for the BB. These gaps are so consistent that they appear to be a structural phenomenon, but to some extent the resevations I hold about the first argumant appear again here. But the absence of observation is the key and the reservations are correspondingly lessened as there is no optical or electrical interference and no great reliance on red shift with anomalous differences despite clear apparently electrical connections between mother and daughter galaxies.
Ho does not make clear what method he used to establish distances and there should have been two methods, one by red shift to demolish BB and the other by EU method (big gap here obviously!) as the voids he points out and observed by others, may not be so old nor so impressive if the red shift timelines are out of the picture. Everything is probably much closer and therefore slower and younger. The voids may now have a different even more striking shape suggestive of their cause?
His analysis lacks that? It may be too difficult but it appears to be a weakness.

At least he did not tie the dogma into a conspiracy based on Tesla
But very interesting site thanks for the reference!! Will read more.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Naturally, since the plasma approach hypothesizes no origin in time for the universe, the large amounts of time need to create large-scale structures present no problems for the theory.

Quote from E Lerner
He is begging the question here! There is only a time scale if red shifts are valid as a distance and time scale. This falls apart if EU applies. The time scale may in fact be much less than say 20Gy!?

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

The new results are highly important since they show that the extremely high temperatures needed for hydrogen boron fuel can be reached. Plasma focus reactors using hydrogen born fuel would be an almost ideal source of energy. No radioactive byproducts are produced and the fusion energy is released in the form of a beam of charged particles, which can be converted directly to electricity, without the use of expensive steam turbines. Plasma focus devices cost less than $500,000 to build. Once fully developed, focus-based fusion reactors would also be small, making possible decentralized sources of power. Since the reactors would be so economical, the successful development of plasma focus hydrogen boron reactors would eventually make oil and gas nearly worthless as a source of energy (although they would still be extremely valuable for other uses).

Quote from http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/article/billion_degree_suppression/

Very interesting. I hope Eric L has his affairs in order?!