On Tue, 05 Jun 2001 16:02:57 -0400 george murphy <email@example.com>
> Comment: Halton Arp is hardly a good example of someone being
> simply because of his unorthodox ideas.
That's definitely not the impression I got from reading his books.
"Since the people who make these kinds of observations have now been
excluded from regular observations on the [Palomar 200-inch]
telescope.....It is clear there is a vested political interest in
suppressing these kinds of observing projects." (_Quasars, Redshifts
and Controversies_, 1987, p 162
> Question: Is the van Flandern mentioned below the one who thought
> had evidence for a time variation of the gravitational "constant" back
> 70s? If so, this was hardly an example of "pseudoscience" but OTOH
> nothing to support young earth views: Variations in G over 10^4 years
> have been (again I'm going from memory) on the order of 10^-6, too
> have a significant geophysical effect.
I'm sure that must be the same Tom Van Flandern, who on his website has
some interesting stuff about the speed of gravity propogating faster than
light. He says if gravity didn't propogate almost instantly then the
planetary orbits would be unstable and move away from the sun. His
I don't remember anything about a variation in the gravational constant,
but he does spout some very interesting ideas. I think his website links
to some info by/about Arp.
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