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Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'

From: Sean Jones <Tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 20:05:39 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:41:49 -0400
Subject: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'


Hi Errol, Hi All

For those who are looking for more scientific blunders have a
quick look at these. -------


1) Renee Blondlot discovers the N-Ray - named after his
university (the University of Nancy). Many other prominent
scientists verify and extend his work before it is revealed that
the phenomenon is a result of self-deception.

2) Pons and Fleischman discover the cold fusion. Their work is
verified at several research centers, but these verifications
are eventually withdrawn when errors are found in each
experimental setup.

3) The precession of Mercury's orbit is attributed to a small
planet orbiting even closer to the sun. Several astronomers
actually observe this planet - called Vulcan, but it is
eventually revealed not to exist. Precession is eventually
explained by general (not special) relativity.

4) Astronomer Percival Lovell draws maps of the canals on Mars.
Better resolution of Martian surface reveals that his
imagination had "connected the dots" of random Martian features
into an elaborate pattern of non-existent canals.

5) Albert Einstein alters GR when he realizes that is predicts a
dynamic (expanding or contracting) universe. This modification
allows a static universe model, matching what was known of the
universe at the time. When Hubble detects expansion of universe,
Einstein disowns the modification and calls it his greatest
error.

6) Geologists reject theory of continental drift when first
proposed. Only when a plausible mechanism (plate techonics) is
proposed is the theory adopted.

7) Mendel's laws ignored for decades until rediscovered by other
scientists.

---
    In an infinite universe inifinitely anything is posible.
                       Sean Jones
 Homepage--http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/1745/index.htm
         Research page--http://www.tedric.demon.co.uk/


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