Time travel: sci-fi?

Written by Khalil A. Cassimally

When you look atrepparttar clear night sky, you see stars-those tiny diamonds suspended inrepparttar 127628 vast pitch-black emptiness. But stars shine because…? Our own sun, which is a star, emits light. Stars are like giant bulbs but are much more powerful.

Light travels at a speed of 3.0*108m/s in vacuum and space is mostly vacuum. In other words light can cover a mighty distance of 300 000 000m in only 1 second!

The thing is that 300 000 000m is a just one of those small amounts in space. Other stars are billions of kilometres-let alone metres-away. Astronomers in fact use light year asrepparttar 127629 unit for distance. One light year isrepparttar 127630 distance travelled by light (in vacuum) during one year. Therefore one light year equals (300 000 000*3600*24*365)m.

A single light year is definitely huge: 9.46 trillion kilometres-no need to put this in digit form-in fact. But where exactly do I want to converge? A star that you see inrepparttar 127631 night sky is not one but many light years away. This means that it is very far away. But most importantly, it means that light from this particular star takes many years-and not mere seconds-to reach your eyes! So what?

Sir William Crookes and Home

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

You may have heard aboutrepparttar media coverage ofrepparttar 127627 Wright Brother’s flight and how it took three years before Scientific American stopped trying to debunk it. You may already know aboutrepparttar 127628 early 20th Century Patent Office Official who declared ‘everything that could be discovered was discovered’. You may even know aboutrepparttar 127629 Paris Academy of Sciences official who throttledrepparttar 127630 presenter ofrepparttar 127631 phonograph claiming he was a ventriloquist. These things are funny in a way, but they are not unusual. Unfortunately you are going to have to think if you read this book. You will have to ask yourself how stupid we have been to allow a lot of lies to pass for truth.

Sir William Crookes – Generalist Deemed Weird:

“The Chemist Sir William Crookes Proved Survival With Repeatable Experiments Under Laboratory Conditions - by Michael Roll

Adrian Berry,repparttar 127632 science correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, says that few subjects more infuriate scientists than claims of paranormal phenomena, because if confirmed, "the whole fabric of science would be threatened."

This statement is not correct because nothing can threaten science -repparttar 127633 Latin name for seeking after knowledge. The only thing that is threatened by uncomfortable discoveries in physics are pseudo-scientists. Their reputations will be destroyed immediately ordinary people find out that Sir William Crookes proved that we all surviverepparttar 127634 death of our physical bodies with repeatable experiments under laboratory conditions.

Following this revolutionary discovery in 1874 this outstanding British scientist was knighted, made President ofrepparttar 127635 Royal Society, and King Edward VII gave himrepparttar 127636 highest decoration inrepparttar 127637 land - The Order of Merit.

Sir William Crookes was able to wiperepparttar 127638 floor with contemporary professional wreckers who dared to attack him. The following is how he dealt with Professor W.B. Carpenter, a biologist from London University, who made a very unfair and anonymous attack upon him inrepparttar 127639 'Quarterly Review'. Carpenter had been unfortunate enough to describe Crookes as "a specialist of specialists".

‘My greatest crime (he wrote in his reply to Carpenter's diatribe inrepparttar 127640 'Quarterly Journal of Science') seems to be that I am a 'specialist of specialists'. It is indeed news to me that I have confined my attention only to one special subject. Will my reviewer kindly say what that subject is? Is it General Chemistry, whose chronicler I have been sincerepparttar 127641 commencement ofrepparttar 127642 Chemical News in 1859? Is it Thallium, about whichrepparttar 127643 public have probably heard as much as they care for? Is it Chemical Analysis, in which my recently published Select Methods arerepparttar 127644 result of twelve years work?

Is it disinfection andrepparttar 127645 'Prevention and Cure of Cattle Plague', my published report on which may be said to have popularized Carbolic Acid?

Is it Photography, onrepparttar 127646 theory and practice of which my papers have been very numerous? Is it Metallurgy of Gold and Silver, in which my discovery ofrepparttar 127647 value of Sodium inrepparttar 127648 amalgamation process in now largely used in Australia, California and South America?

Is it Physical Optics, in which department I have space only to refer to papers of some Phenomena of Polarized Light, published before I was twenty one; to my detailed description ofrepparttar 127649 Spectroscope and labours with this instrument, when it was almost unknown in England; to my papers onrepparttar 127650 Solar and Terrestrial Spectra; to my examination ofrepparttar 127651 Optical Phenomena of Opals, and construction ofrepparttar 127652 Spectrum Microscope; to my papers onrepparttar 127653 Luminous Intensity of Light; and my description of my Polarization Photometer?

Or is it my speciality Astronomy and Meteorology, in as much as I was for twelve months atrepparttar 127654 Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, where, in addition to my principal employment of arrangingrepparttar 127655 meteorological department, I divided my leisure between Homer and Mathematics at Magdelen Hall, Planet-hunting and transit tracking with Mr. Pogson, now Principal ofrepparttar 127656 Madras Observatory, and celestial photography withrepparttar 127657 magnificent heliometer attached torepparttar 127658 Observatory? My photographs ofrepparttar 127659 Moon, taken in 1855, at Mr. Hartnup's Observatory, Liverpool, were for yearsrepparttar 127660 best extant, and I was honoured by a money grant fromrepparttar 127661 Royal Society to carry out further work in connection with them. These facts, together with my trip to Oran last year, as one ofrepparttar 127662 Government Eclipse Expedition, andrepparttar 127663 invitation recently received to visit Ceylon forrepparttar 127664 same purpose, would almost seem to show that Astronomy was my speciality. In truth, few scientific people are less open torepparttar 127665 charge of being a 'specialist of specialists'.’

There is a vast conspiracy to make sure exciting scientific discoveries never come torepparttar 127666 attention ofrepparttar 127667 general public. Genuine scientists are banned from supportingrepparttar 127668 work of Sir William Crookes inrepparttar 127669 press and on every radio and television programme that is made onrepparttar 127670 so-called paranormal. People are only allowed access torepparttar 127671 views of "experts" who can be relied upon to playrepparttar 127672 Establishment game - suppress anything that could embarrassrepparttar 127673 orthodox scientists who holdrepparttar 127674 reins of power.

Nobody is allowed to balancerepparttar 127675 opinions and conclusions of these self-styled experts onrepparttar 127676 "paranormal". These professional wreckers have unrestricted access to all media outlets, while my colleagues and I have been refused permission to write and broadcast by almost every editor and producer that we have approached. The British people are not allowed to hearrepparttar 127677 secular scientific case for survival after death in this "free" country of ours!

Recent discoveries in subatomic physics confirm that Sir William Crookes was correct in his conclusions, and that he was not a liar, cheat, crank, a fraud or a sex maniac as we have been criminally led to believe. His only "crime" was to tellrepparttar 127678 truth.” (1)

Do we need to allowrepparttar 127679 matter in our bodies dictaterepparttar 127680 relationship we have withrepparttar 127681 air around us as well asrepparttar 127682 earth that this matter sends photonic pulses of energy from to effect what we call gravity? Needless to say 'levitation' and 'people who can fly' or walk through walls likerepparttar 127683 book Marcus Bach's son Richard wrote (called 'Illusions') do document many fantastic 'possibilities' in fiction; aren't normal. Does this ability entitle one to be named a saint? Theresa of Avila and St. John ofrepparttar 127684 Cross are interesting studies in how to become a saint. Let's read a little about a man who was able to do this in front of scientist/investigators who knewrepparttar 127685 ways of 'mind-fogging' or projected hallucinations, from Reader's Digest:

"Home inrepparttar 127686 AIR

The medium Daniel Dunglas Home was observed to levitate numerous times over a period of 40 years and was never discovered in any fraud. The first account of his unusual ability was given F. L. Burr, editor ofrepparttar 127687 'Hartford Times':

‘Suddenly, without any expectation onrepparttar 127688 part ofrepparttar 127689 company (or on Home's part - he was 19 years old, and this was his first, involuntary experience of levitation) Home was taken up inrepparttar 127690 air. I had hold of his hand atrepparttar 127691 time and I felt his feet - they were lifted a foot fromrepparttar 127692 floor! He palpitated from head to foot withrepparttar 127693 contending emotions of joy and fear which choked his utterances. Again and again he was taken fromrepparttar 127694 floor, andrepparttar 127695 third time he was taken torepparttar 127696 ceiling ofrepparttar 127697 apartment (the Connecticut home of Ward Cheney, a silk manufacturer), with which his hands and feet came into gentle contact.’

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