Credible Anomalies and Mysteries

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Animals used for disease detection in humans:

This is one that I missed. For years we have had anecdotal reports of dogs [esp] warning their masters of a medical threat. I recall that one man reported that for no apparent reason, his dog would not allow him to go for his daily walk along a remote road. Quite uncharacteristically, the dog simply refused to go. Within the hour the man had a heart attack.

I have heard and read quite a few reports like this over the years. One involved a woman whose dog seemed to have warned her that she had as skin cancer. The dog began nibbling at one spot on the woman's leg. Ultimately it was found to the site of a malignancy.

Now it seems that some medical progress has been made on this front wrt to lung and breast cancer.
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=105995
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Animals used for disease detection in humans:

This is one that I missed. For years we have had anectdotal reports of dogs [esp] warning their masters of a medical threat. I recall that one man reported that for no apparent reason, his dog would not allow him to go for his daily walk along a remote road. Quite uncharacteristically, the dog simply refused to go. Within the hour the man had a heart attack.

I have heard and read quite a few reports like this over the years. One involved a woman whose dog seemed to have warned her that she had as skin cancer. The dog began nibbling at one spot on the woman's leg. Ultimately it was found to the site of a malignancy.

Now it seems that some medical progress has been made on this front wrt to lung and breast cancer.
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=105995
Good catch, Ivan. The scent thing is being taken very seriously in medical circles these days. Molecular biology is catching up with the bloodhound nose. Applications include replacing drug and bomb sniffing dogs with electronics - a very vibrant area of research these days! We humans have barely scratched the surface of the amazing capabilities of biological organisms. Perhaps that is why aliens find us so interesting [a joke - the aliens would have already incorporated us if we were that interesting].
 

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Glossolalia - Speaking in tongues

Language Center of the Brain Is Not Under the Control of Subjects Who “Speak in Tongues

...“We noticed a number of changes that occurred functionally in the brain,” comments Principal Investigator Andrew Newberg, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Religious Studies, and Director for the Center for Spirituality and the Mind, at Penn. “Our finding of decreased activity in the frontal lobes during the practice of speaking in tongues is fascinating because these subjects truly believe that the spirit of God is moving through them and controlling them to speak. Our brain imaging research shows us that these subjects are not in control of the usual language centers during this activity, which is consistent with their description of a lack of intentional control while speaking in tongues.” [continued]
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/524795/?sc=dwhn
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=141327
 

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Regarding the so called transient lunar phenomena [post 17 of this thread]:
Strange, bright flashes observed on the moon for centuries and often dismissed as the lunar equivalent of UFOs may in fact be emissions of volcanic gas. A researcher says he has reviewed the evidence for so-called lunar transients and found them to occur only in areas of the moon that belch radon gas, suggesting that the flashes could be the result of dust stirred up by such emissions—possibly volcanic in origin.

"A lot of people think that this is just craziness—this is up there with UFOs," says astrophysicist Arlin Crotts of Columbia University. "But no, this is real science. And it's something people should have done 30 years ago." Other experts, although intrigued, are not yet convinced of transients or Crotts's proposed explanation. [continued]
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanId=sa003&articleId=699CE1CC-E7F2-99DF-3F7ED3707CAE0277
 

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Stonehenge revisited (by shovel)

This could turn up some new clues.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080331/ap_on_re_eu/britain_stonehenge_dig [Broken]
 
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121087447348895873.html?mod=yhoofront

This is a brand new article that says they may have solved at least part of the Pioneer anomaly. Any more news on this???


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"After six years of work, the researchers expect to finish restoring the last data files next month. Based on a partial analysis, Dr. Turyshev reported in April at a meeting of the American Physical Society in St. Louis that at least 30% of the force can be attributed to heat radiating from the probe. "The rest is unknown," he said."
 

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Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome

...The surreal deaths of more than 100 healthy adults in the U.S., primarily in Minnesota, are perhaps the most mysterious of all. Since 1977, more than a hundred Southeast Asian immigrants in the U.S., primarily ethnic Hmong from Laos, have died from a mysterious disorder known as Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome, according to reports by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The victims were mostly men in their 30s or older, who were apparently in good health when they died in their sleep for no apparent reason.

"The victim has no known antecedent illnesses, and there are no factors that might precipitate cardiac arrest," the Cambridge History of Disease notes. "At autopsy, no cause of death can be identified in the heart, lung or brain. Postmortem toxicologic screening tests reveal no poisons." ...
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=2035968#post2035968
 

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Re: Credible Anomalies Awaiting Proper Investigation

Credible anomalies:

Zwickey discovered in the 1930's that clusters of galaxies had redshift distributions so high that the clusters should have long ago torn themselves apart, if GR was correct.

Vera Rubin discovered a couple of decades later that the rotational curves of galaxies were too flat to have been explained by GR.


Consensus is that GR must be right, and so far, we have invocations of Dark Matter on two widely-different observational scales to "fix" the differences between observations and theory. More recently, we have Dark Matter invoked in cosmology to explain how matter accreted so soon after recombination to form objects that we see at z>6 and even some very out-there theories about how dark-matter annihilation in the early universe could have powered PopIII stars and metallized the early universe.
 
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This appears to be the sacred plain where broken links go to die. : /
 

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You are welcome to provide updated links.
 

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Wow, quite a basket! Some of these have long since been debunked, others not to my knowledge. I have my work cut out for me. Thanks for the cites, Ivan! You always come up with curious stuff.
 

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121087447348895873.html?mod=yhoofront

This is a brand new article that says they may have solved at least part of the Pioneer anomaly. Any more news on this???


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"After six years of work, the researchers expect to finish restoring the last data files next month. Based on a partial analysis, Dr. Turyshev reported in April at a meeting of the American Physical Society in St. Louis that at least 30% of the force can be attributed to heat radiating from the probe. "The rest is unknown," he said."
The PA is a blue shift interpreted as a sunwards acceleration of (8.74±1.33)×10−10ms−2, if 30% can be explained by normal physics that would leave an anomalous equivalent acceleration of (6.12±0.93)×10−10ms−2.

Note cH (an acceleration equivalent to a cosmological clock drift) is equal to: 7.2×10−10ms−2.

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Wow, quite a basket! Some of these have long since been debunked, others not to my knowledge. I have my work cut out for me. Thanks for the cites, Ivan! You always come up with curious stuff.
If you see anything that has been "debunked" [...more appropriately perhaps, "explained". Everything was vetted before it was posted here. Nothing should be "debunkable"], and this is not indicated in the associated link, please let me know. Note that I always try to provide a link to the respective PF discussion, if one exists.

There were some papers linked from the archives, way back when, that are no longer appropriate, but I think most of that was cleaned up.
 
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