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AstroMike
2002-Feb-26, 11:06 PM
http://www.metaresearch.org/home.asp

Once again, I don't think people like this have studied astronomy very good.

Any comments, Bad Astronomer?

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The Bad Astronomer
2002-Feb-26, 11:53 PM
Actually, the author of that page, Tom van Flandern, made many importnat contributions to astronomy. You may not be surprised to know that I, um, disagree strongly with a lot of his work nowadays though.

I saw him give a talk at an astronomy symposium claiming the Face on mars was built by aliens. Yikes.

Wiley
2002-Feb-26, 11:53 PM
Van Flandern is well-known anti-relativity BA - which stands for Bonehead Astronomer in this case.

Here's a link to Salon.com article (http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2000/07/06/einstein/) on this. For an article meant for the masses, its surprisingly unbiased.

NottyImp
2002-Feb-27, 03:10 PM
Interesting article. I still remember that the General Relativity calculation of the advance of the perihelion of Mercury was very much a "Wow!" moment for me in my GR course at University. Could just about follow the maths then, wouldn't have a hope now!