Alternative Science

Nuclear Meltdown & Time Dilation

BY C. C. VON WERKLAÄG

If, at this moment, you were to contact someone in Japan to inquire “What time is it now?”, you could reasonably expect a response of exactly 13 hours difference (if you live in the U.S. Eastern time zone). If it’s 3.30 p.m. in New York City, then it’s 4.30 a.m. the next day in Tokyo. From the perspective of those of us living in North and South America, it ap­pears that the Japanese live in the future; but how much more surprised would you be…

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The Great Airship of 1897

by J. Allan Danelek

We normally assume that the modern era of ufology began with Kenneth Arnold’s sighting of mysterious objects— later dubbed “flying saucers” by the press—over Mount Rainier, Washington, in 1947. Many, though, are surprised to learn that it actually began much earlier—during the time of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to be exact—with the “great airship flap” of 1896-97, an event which remains as great a mystery today as it was over a century ago. For those unfamiliar with this event, it all started on the…

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Global Cooling

BY SUSAN MARTINEZ, Ph.D.

“….the earth and the heavens … all shall wax old as doth a garment.” Hebrews 1:10-11 With great expectations hinging on NASA’s latest exploration of Mars—the Phoenix lander touching down smoothly on the Red Planet’s northern ice plains in May—scientists are holding their breath for signs of ancient water and life on that barren world. Could success for the $457 million-dollar mission—the first to study Mars’ arctic plains— depend on finding, under polar ice, organic chemicals or perhaps “nanofossils”? Back in ’04 when Mars was…

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The Labyrinthine Path

By Philip Coppens

The most direct path from A to B is a straight line. The most indirect path from A to B is likely to be a labyrinth. Not to be confused with a maze, which has several dead ends, a labyrinth is a unicursal voyage that leads from a point outside the design towards the center… in the longest of ways. Unicursal means a curve or surface that is closed and can be drawn or swept out in a single movement. Though the labyrinth of the…

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A Question of Breeding

By Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D.

Throughout human history, human beings of an advanced type have coexisted with tribes of the lowest development, just as in today’s world the sophisticated West shares the planet with peoples of Stone Age culture. Yet, according to Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, the stronger or better “drives out its brutish ancestor… Extinction at the hands of a successor is inevitable.” One species, the fittest one, preempts the “niche.” We need only look at Africa to refute this claim: for on that continent—which was…

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Wallis Budge Gets the Last Word

By Laird Scranton

Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was a late 19th century British linguist and historian who came to be a leading authority on ancient Egyptian culture, artifacts, and language. As a student he was fortunate to serve as an as­sistant to pioneer Egyptologist Samuel Birch, which enabled him to study Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities exten­sively at the British Museum in London. Well versed in many different ancient languages including Hebrew, Greek, and Coptic, Budge was also a prolific writer. He later studied Egyptian hieroglyphs and…

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Quantum Teleportation

By Patrick Marsolek

Teleportation is an idea that captures our imagination with its fantastic possibilities. The concept of moving an object from one place to another without having to travel between them has been a common thread in science fiction as a way to bridge the depths of interstellar space, time, and other dimensions. Today, major scientific institutions are running trials on the teleportation of matter and energy. The almost unbelievable potentials of this research are exciting the minds of even practical physicists. The term teleportation was coined…

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The Mysticism of Physics

By David S. Lewis

A child staring at the clear night sky beholds the wonder of the universe and its mystery. How, after all, to such a simple mind, to any mind, can the starry expanse go on and on, never ending? For if it were to end, we imagine, there would always be something beyond. And then what about the beginning, and before that, and so on? The two appar­ent extremes describe what the French philosopher and mathematician, Blaise Pascal, called les deux infinis, the two infinities. As…

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