Re: Blogs, discussions, et. al
From: "Brad Jensen" <[log in to unmask]>
> From: "Clint Brooks" <[log in to unmask]>
> I'd have to argue that your point on citations is somewhat of a fallacy. What
> matters much more that the medium a source comes from is the peer-review. I
> suspect there are some dubious print sources out there as well. The WWW may
> make those dubious sources easier to produce that in the printed world, but
> dubiousness has nothing to do with the medium. In other words, the number of
> bad resources does not automatically negate the good resources in the medium.
There is a bigger problem. Who gets to choose the peers?
Look at what happened to cold fusion. We could have been 15 years further
down the road, but the 'peers' saw a threat to their peerdom (not to mention
their gravy train) and piled on.
Chemists thinking they know something about physics? How dare they, that's
Of course, now we know that Pons was right, crystalline structures do have
the same effect as humongous (pardon my use of a technical term) pressures.
(I'm assuming everyone has read about the announcement of the peer-reviewed
experiment where they did room temperature fusion - not Pons but someone
else, and the writer was either clueless or decided not to give Pons and
Fleischman credit for their theory and experiements.)
A couple of far-out predictions for you. At some point in the future someone
is going to figure out that the internal ehating of the earth is from, in
effect, cold fusion. Also that oil is not a fossil fuel, but a mineral
cooked up in part from the byproducts of the internal fusion. (I read
recently that the Russians are debating what they call the abiotic theory of
the formation of opil, though I haven't googled it yet.)
Oh yeah, and the dinosaurs died because the earth suddenly lost a whole lot
of atmosphere. They were adapted to high opxygen availability, and when that
went poof, the mammals, which was a fringe adaptation for high altitudes,
took oover the environmental niches.
My guess is that the culprit in the extinction of the dinosaurs was an
asteroid - or many - that hit the moon, not the earth, sending the moon
temporarily into a highly eliptical orbit that caused large amounts of the
atmosphere to be accelerated to escape velocity, thinning the atmosphere
Just thought I'd throw that in. you guys can make sure I ge the ecredit when
some guy with the c.v. publishes the official theory.