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Re: Recruiting Science / Physics Students

Maybe I'm just getting old enough to have experienced the
cycle of repetition of ideas, but this all seems
suspiciously close to the work of of Immanuel Velikovsky.
Except for the book review posted at,
what is the connection of the author to Drexel? In fact,
after following the links starting at the DarkVisitor site,
I can find no biography of the author, nor anything that
reflects the authors authority in this field except for a
cryptic reference to "36 years at Johns Hopkins University
& their Applied Physic Lab".

Would "Billy T" introduce him/herself to the group, or
could anyone who knows the author shed some light on
his/her background? (Please excuse me if this has already
been done and I just missed it.)

Bob at PC

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On 8/6/2004 at 10:14 AM Billy T wrote:

Leigh Palmer <palmer@SFU.CA> wrote:

"It was not clear from Bill's posting where the science
left off and the
fiction began in his "Dark Visitor" story. If it was
intended that the
discovery of Pluto was achieved because of supposed
perturbations in Neptune's orbit, that is not the case.
..." (His full
message is at end.)

Bill’s reply to Leigh:

SUMMARY: I don’t agree, but even if planetary
perturbations and Lowell’s
predictions had nothing to do with Pluto’s discovery, I
would still
shamelessly exploit this widely held belief. Also without
shame, the large
headline of my Drexel University newspaper article
(reproduced at ) intentionally has an extremely
interpretation, in the hope that students will cut it out,
tell others
about it, etc. That article tells the same early-universe
physics given
below and explains how large stars form black holes, etc.
but its vulgar
title is why it may attract Dark Visitor’s target
readers (people not
currently interested in science.) The Asian challenge
(outlined in my
original post) is so strong that substantially more
science students must