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Red shift

  1. Sep 20, 2004 #1

    wolram

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    http://www.setterfield.org/Redshift.htm
    This paper may be controversial, It discuses red shift quanta, i notice
    reference is given to H Arp, but i leave the reader to form an opinion.
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2004 #2

    turbo

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    Would you like to borrow my asbestos suit? :surprised
     
  4. Sep 20, 2004 #3

    wolram

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    by turbo 1
    Would you like to borrow my asbestos suit?
    No, my thoughts are none main stream, this post is a bit of devilment, to invoke
    original thinking.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2004 #4

    marcus

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    well I am a sober man with conservative scientific views and I take
    this offer of an asbestos suit as a piece of impertinence and
    an affront to my dignity
    even it it was inadvertently offered to wolram
    the smilie :surprised adds insult to injury and is not to be tolerated
     
  6. Sep 20, 2004 #5

    turbo

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    I know that Wolram - I was just making light of the reaction you would get if you seriously promoted Setterfield here. :devil:

    I've been "roasted" for FAR less egregious offenses! :smile:
     
  7. Sep 20, 2004 #6

    turbo

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    I'm sorry, Marcus. I don't know if I can behave well enough to survive while Wolram borrows my suit. :uhh: You may have to get one of your own... Hey! you're still alive! You've already got one, you devil. :devil:
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2004 #7

    Chronos

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    Apparently, Barry has not yet heard about the 2df survey results.
    http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/astro-ph/pdf/0208/0208117.pdf.
    Setterfield is an uncredentialed and notorious crackpot with a cult following in creationist cosmology. Arp is a credentialed maverick with a fringe following in alternative cosmology.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2004 #8

    Nereid

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    Well said Chronos; if anyone is interested, I believe the talkorigins website has a good discussion of Setterfield's nonsense about a variable speed of light (it's truly amazing what you can 'prove' through wilful distortion, misrepresentation, and general disregard for data).

    I found it astonishing that Setterfield quoted a 'large dataset' ... of 399 redshifts :surprised IIRC, well before 2dF even got started there were several high quality red-shift surveys, with up to tens of thousands of datapoints. Now, post-2dF, we have the first, second (and next week third) data release from SDSS.

    As so much of the data is in the public domain, anyone - wolfram, turbo-1, marcus, Chronos, Nereid, ... - is free to get it and analyse it to their hearts' content.

    This mission, should you choose, ... do let us know what you found, please?
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2004
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