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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th July 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 60,767
Posted By jonesdave116
Yes. I'm rather fond of her! Her and Alice...

Yes. I'm rather fond of her! Her and Alice Roberts in the same............. nah, let's not go there!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th July 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,338
Posted By jonesdave116
Indeed. If the Gulf Stream switched off, even the...

Indeed. If the Gulf Stream switched off, even the UK would be mostly underneath glaciers. NZ not so much. Glaciation from the growth of existing glaciers in the Southern Alps would grow in an ice...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th July 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,338
Posted By jonesdave116
Looks like our posts almost coincided!

Looks like our posts almost coincided!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th July 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,338
Posted By jonesdave116
A lot of people equate Britain, climate-wise,...

A lot of people equate Britain, climate-wise, with New Zealand. Reasonably accurate. Some may be surprised to learn that no part of the UK is closer to the equator than even the southernmost part of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By jonesdave116
I did a bit on microlensing as part of a degree....

I did a bit on microlensing as part of a degree. That was concerning exoplanet detection, however. The telescopes really aren't all that big. At the time, the main groups looking at this phenomenon...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Yes. And.........................? We kind of...

Yes. And.........................? We kind of know about plasma. We know what it can do and what it can't do. And have done for a long time. Nothing your cult proposes is even scientifically...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By jonesdave116
Nope. Asteroids are rocky. Some may contain ices....

Nope. Asteroids are rocky. Some may contain ices. Comets are not rocky. If there were rock we would have detected it. And I have shown the evidence countless times that we do not detect rock, which...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Well, there was this very hot environment which...

Well, there was this very hot environment which should have created a quark-gluon plasma. As things got cooler..................... you get the drift.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Given that time started with the big bang, the...

Given that time started with the big bang, the question is unanswerable.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Ahhh, God did it! Gotya. You aren't Robitaille in...

Ahhh, God did it! Gotya. You aren't Robitaille in disguise, are you?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Of course there is bloody plasma around! Ye Gods....

Of course there is bloody plasma around! Ye Gods. Go away and read what the Biermann battery is. It is not calling on giant, extant currents.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th May 2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Preprint; Spontaneous magnetization of...

Preprint;

Spontaneous magnetization of collisionless plasma through the action of a shear flow
Zhou, M. et al.
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2110.01134.pdf
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th May 2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Errrr, nope; ...

Errrr, nope;


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biermann_battery

"In astrophysics, the Biermann battery is a process by which a weak seed magnetic field can be generated from zero initial...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th May 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By jonesdave116
Papers related to the announcement; ...

Papers related to the announcement;

https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/2041-8205/page/Focus_on_First_Sgr_A_Results
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th May 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By jonesdave116
^^^^Yep, love Dr. Becky. She's from not far away...

^^^^Yep, love Dr. Becky. She's from not far away from where I was born. As is Brian Cox. Lots of clever people up Manchester way ;)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th May 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By jonesdave116
Most welcome!

Most welcome!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th May 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By jonesdave116
Coming up........... ...

Coming up...........

https://www.eso.org/public/live/

46721
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th May 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By jonesdave116
Event Horizon Telescope announcement 12 May

The EHT people have scheduled an announcement for 12 May. Pretty much every media outlet is expecting this to be an image of the SMBH in our own galactic centre, Sgr A*. Really exciting if so. Hard...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th April 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By jonesdave116
Anton Petrov Youtube Channel

I assume many of of us look at science blogs, and (real) science youtube channels.
I would like to highlight the YT channel of Anton Petrov. He's a science communicator. He's quite prolific. He has...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th April 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 22,960
Posted By jonesdave116
Dowdye was a religiously inspired crackpot. Who...

Dowdye was a religiously inspired crackpot. Who also lied about measurements at large distances from the Sun. His idiotic explanation for lensing was that it was caused by the plasma near to the Sun!...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th April 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 60,767
Posted By jonesdave116
Looking towards the Sun is not a good idea!...

Looking towards the Sun is not a good idea! Everything will get washed out by its glare. The CMB satellites were at the L2 point, and looked away from any contaminating radiation from the solar...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th April 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By jonesdave116
The K-T impact? Not even close. The Permian end...

The K-T impact? Not even close. The Permian end extinction. ~ 250 Ma, is believed to have done for ~ 90%, iirc. The K-T wasn't as severe.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th April 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 22,960
Posted By jonesdave116
Thing is, we detected gravitational waves from a...

Thing is, we detected gravitational waves from a neutron star merger in 2017, accompanied by the simultaneous EM radiation. And then we imaged the event horizon of a black hole. We also detected the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th April 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,324
Posted By jonesdave116
Well worth the effort, though, as it alerted me...

Well worth the effort, though, as it alerted me to yet another excellent post by Tim Thompson!

Problem with Alfven's cosmology is that cosmology was not his forte, and he was writing decades ago....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th March 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 28,528
Posted By jonesdave116
Well, I think we can discount the Hiawatha crater...

Well, I think we can discount the Hiawatha crater in Greenland as being a cause of the YD;

A Late Paleocene age for Greenlandís Hiawatha impact structure
Kenny, G. G. et al (2022)...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th February 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,317
Posted By jonesdave116
That sounds like quasi-steady state (QSS), also...

That sounds like quasi-steady state (QSS), also proposed by Hoyle, Burbidge and Narlikar, which is equally as invalid as their original model.

https://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/stdystat.htm
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th February 2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,317
Posted By jonesdave116
The followers of that particular model are few...

The followers of that particular model are few and far between, these days. Of the serious scientists that were part of the flock, Hoyle and the Burbidges are dead, as is Arp. The only one left of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th January 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Well, that was kind of a dumb thing to do!...

Well, that was kind of a dumb thing to do! Linking to a video by some EU nutjob, who shows Lerner's idiotic model of plasmoids causing jets of ions going in one direction, and electrons in the other....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd January 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 54,654
Posted By jonesdave116
It should also be noted that we know that gamma...

It should also be noted that we know that gamma radiation is not noticeably attenuated between the Sun and ~ 600 km above the atmosphere. RHESSI was a gamma ray satellite, and detected, among other...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd January 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 54,654
Posted By jonesdave116
I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but the...

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but the use of star trackers, to aid navigation of space missions, is nothing new. And they observe in visible light. Such as the NAVCAM on the Rosetta...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd January 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
As W.D. Clinger has explained, it is unlikely...

As W.D. Clinger has explained, it is unlikely that black holes have any appreciable charge. Given that they form from stars, which must have ~ the same sum of positive and negative charges, there is...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th December 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Lol. The irony is that this non-Birkeland current...

Lol. The irony is that this non-Birkeland current is launched by something the Velikovskians said didn't exist!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th November 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,101
Posted By jonesdave116
I beg your pardon? I did that at high school!

I beg your pardon? I did that at high school!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th November 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,101
Posted By jonesdave116
Oh dear. Physics Essays! I was reading a forum...

Oh dear. Physics Essays! I was reading a forum comment somewhere a few weeks ago, that said that publishing in that rag was only one step above self publishing. I disagree. It is equivalent. As...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd November 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Yep, and we know what happens to the dense plasma...

Yep, and we know what happens to the dense plasma at high density in the solar core, don't we? It fuses. Which powers the star. The neutrino data show us that the requisite number are detected to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th October 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Uh huh. And your point is? Let's take; ...

Uh huh. And your point is?

Let's take;

Gravitational lensing effect on the fluctuations of the cosmic background radiation
Blanchard, A. & Schneider. J. (1987)...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th October 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
No, I think you are getting confused about the...

No, I think you are getting confused about the distortion of existing temperature anisotropies by lensing, as opposed to lensing actually causing temperature anisotropies. Subtle difference.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th October 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
We detect gravitational lensing of the CMB. It is...

We detect gravitational lensing of the CMB. It is quite separate from the ISW effect. Or the S-Z effect. If these clever scientist chappies couldn't distinguish between them, they would say so.
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th October 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
It doesn't, as noted. Why? So that you...

It doesn't, as noted.



Why? So that you can totally misunderstand that, as well?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th October 2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Let me put this in terms a high school kid could...

Let me put this in terms a high school kid could understand. Although I fear that may still be pitching it a little high;

Lensing adds no energy to a photon. Whatever it gains falling into the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th October 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Thereby demonstrating my point. You don't...

Thereby demonstrating my point. You don't understand the science, so why do you comment on it? How is lensing increasing the energy of a photon? That is why the ISW effect is different to, and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th October 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Oh FFS! We are talking about the evidence for the...

Oh FFS! We are talking about the evidence for the accelerated expansion of the universe, regardless of how it started! Understand? Obviously not. The CMB itself is evidence enough of the big bang. No...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th October 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
And there we go again. Ignoring the observations,...

And there we go again. Ignoring the observations, and positing more word salad. Stop doing it. Either learn what BAOs and the ISW effect are, or just admit that it is beyond you, and you are not...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th October 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Sigh. No, it isn't the evidence. It is part of...

Sigh. No, it isn't the evidence. It is part of the evidence, and I've told you what the other parts are. Here we go again;

The observation of the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect on the CMB photons;...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th October 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Nice way of avoiding the questions. The...

Nice way of avoiding the questions. The observations say it is expanding. The CMB shows there was a big bang. Deal with the observations, and quit with the word salad.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th October 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Well, actual scientists disagree with you. Who...

Well, actual scientists disagree with you. Who should we listen to? So, are you going to refute the supernovae observations? The integrated Sachs-Wolfe observations? The BAO observations? Has anybody...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th October 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 95,980
Posted By jonesdave116
Yep, Murdoch. He is toxic. Has had a lesser...

Yep, Murdoch. He is toxic. Has had a lesser effect in the UK from newspapers and TV channels. I've seen Fox. No way could you get away with such bias in the UK on TV. The BBC is supposedly neutral....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th October 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
Oh, strewth! LaViolette, again. He is almost...

Oh, strewth! LaViolette, again. He is almost certainly insane. If you have never been to his website (etheric dot com, iirc), then give your eyes and ears a treat by not bothering. It is something to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th October 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,402
Posted By jonesdave116
I think some of them aid the cranks to publish...

I think some of them aid the cranks to publish purely because they are cranks. I believe 'Progress in Physics' (a misnomer if ever there was one), only charge $15 per page. A journal set up by...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th September 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 241,322
Posted By jonesdave116
Strange. Last time I looked, the cosmic web was a...

Strange. Last time I looked, the cosmic web was a direct prediction of the LCDM model. It doesn't arise without dark matter.
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