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Book Review: “The Higgs Fake: How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee”

I’m painfully aware of abundant serious problems in physics of the largest phenomena, meaning “Standard” Cosmology-astrophysics (Big Bang/LCDM). Those include definitional and procedural problems, along with fundamental substantive errors and logical flaws likely created and nurtured by serious cognitive biases. … Continue reading

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The Universe’s children: Born as lively teenagers and older than their parents!

(c) Copyright 2013 Louis MarmetThe WMAP estimate of the age of the Universe, 13.77 ± 0.06 Gyr (billion years), is challenged once again by two recent publications. The study of a nearby star shows that it is older than the … Continue reading

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Complex Computer Programs Weaken COBE Cosmic Microwave “Background” Claim

Oxymoron: “Bug-Free Software” The $500 million dollar European satellite carrying Ariane-5 rocket blew up 37 seconds into its first launch – because of a one line software bug. The $1.4 billion US Air Force B-2 bomber wouldn’t fly on its … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Three Quarks Add Up to One Proton? (and its not even close)

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that a Proton is made up of three Quarks: Two Up-Quarks and one Down-Quark. Right? So lets just take a quick look to see how they add up. OK – an Up Quark weighs … Continue reading

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Cosmic Microwave Radiation Surprise

(c) Copyright 2012 David Dilworth What gives more detailed images (higher resolution) – an iPhone or the COBE satellite camera used to propel Big Bang into the leading Cosmology concept? News Flash: (June 17, 2012) This article was just voted … Continue reading

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Is Dark Matter “The Emperor’s New Clothes?”

“To claim that you have simulated the Big Bang is like a schoolboy claiming after winning a high jump medal that he is close to jumping on to the moon.” Esteemed Cosmologist Professor Emeritus Jayant V. Narlikar reports from a … Continue reading

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Inflation’s Problems explained well

Here’s a very clear article in (relatively) plain English explaining problems with the Cosmological Inflation conjecture by Sean Carroll in Discovery Magazine. While I disagree with the author’s conclusion that the final ingredients of a “settled” cosmology hypothesis will include … Continue reading

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Stars or Sand? Are there more Grains of Beach Sand or Stars in our Visible Universe?

This began as a simple question, but it has intrigued enough people that I decided to feature it as an article and expand it so we can have some fun. _____________ Carol Charming: “I have heard people say that there … Continue reading

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Universe Maps (inspire look for our nearest non-solar planet)

Here’s a very good set of maps of our Universe. It starts with maps of our solar system, then, in steps, it covers larger and larger volumes of space. Here you go — “Map of Our Universe”

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Article on Big Bang’s Inadequate Definition Disputed – But Article Emerges Unscathed

I just found a critique by Ethan Siegel implying that there is some flaw in my article explaining Big Bang’s lack of an adequate scientific definition and hypothesis (titled “International Astronomical Union has no Definition for Big Bang“). While flattering … Continue reading

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Explore the Whole Night Sky – Interactively

Ever want to explore the whole night sky ? Here you go thanks to Nick Risinger—

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Earth from Orbit – Live Video

Live video of our Earth from orbit (from the International Space Station or ISS courtesy of NASA) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload And here’s the International Space Station ground tracking position to you can tell where on the earth it is. http://iss.astroviewer.net/ Here’s a … Continue reading

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News: International Astronomical Union has no Definition for Big Bang

IAU has no Definition for Big Bang (c) copyright 2011 David Dilworth “…the [Big Bang] definition is a mess.” – Prof. P. James E. Peebles, Princeton University, Feb. 2011 News: (Carmel, California) The world’s most widely respected astrophysics organization, the … Continue reading

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Rubber Rulers: Fundamental Astrophysics Distance Tool Not Constant

News: A fundamental astrophysics distance tool called Cepheid stars are newly discovered to vary in brightness and mass with age. “Everything crumbles in cosmology studies if you don’t start up with the most precise measurements of Cepheids possible,” said Cepheid … Continue reading

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Fun Cosmology Talk at MIRA Holiday Party

MIRA (Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy) will hold their fabulous annual Holiday Party on December 12. During the fest / feast they are excited about me providing a 15-20 minute presentation titled “Ground Rules for Cosmology.” Come and join … Continue reading

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Ground Rules for Cosmology Physics

Spring 2010: Click here to read my conference astrophysics paper “Ground Rules for Cosmological Physics”, or to read the definitive version of — “Ground Rules for Cosmological Physics” you can buy it by clicking here, for a nominal sum at … Continue reading

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