Just a thought. I very much enjoy this list, and have learned a lot. Thanks.
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Jonathan Clarke wrote:
> Bill Payne wrote:
> > Modern science is a two-edged sword that cuts both ways, my OEC friend.
> > World-class astronomer Halton Arp was told not to publish his discordant
> > red-shift observations. So he complied by writing a book of his
> > findings. As a result, Arp was denied telescope time by the guardians
> > of the Big Bang. Last I heard, Arp is living in West Germany where he
> > has greater freedom to pursue the truth.
> Dear Bill
> Three points: first, despite Arp rejecting the majority view on redshift, quasars,
> etc, I do not think this means he believes in a young universe (correct me if I am
> wrong, please). Second, despite being told "not to publish" his unconventional
> views, his work has been published and widely publicised (it must have been if even
> this hairy knuckled geologist has heard of him). Third, advising individuals
> against publication does not automatically confer legitimacy on their work, after
> all, it may simply have been inadaquate to start with.