Yearly Archives: 2011

A Nobel Prize for the Dark Side

Big Bang vs Plasma

 “Science today is about getting some results, framing those results in an attention-grabbing media release and basking in the glory.” —Kerry Cue, Canberra Times, 5 October 2011 On October 4, 2011 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three … Continue reading

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Gravity Probe B and Related Matters

Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth.

The following article is by Jeremy Dunning-Davies, Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Hull and member of the Royal Astronomical Society and Natural Philosophy Alliance. In a posting on the Thunderbolts web site on June 6th, Mel Acheson … Continue reading

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Science Needs Natural Philosophers

The death of physics

“Those who regard philosophy as a ‘soft’ and unscientific discipline, in contrast to the ‘hard’ and scientific fields of mathematics and physics, have accepted a Big Lie. The ideas of mathematicians and physicists can be no more objective or certain … Continue reading

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Alfvén Triumphs Again (& Again)

Hannes Alfven receiving his Nobel prize from the King of Sweden.

The lack of news reports in recent months has been due to a very heavy workload in preparing papers, a course and presentations. This work continues with the upcoming Natural Philosophy Alliance’s 18th annual conference at the University of Maryland, … Continue reading

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