Scientists Blogs

Here is a live feed of articles from the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society (formally the NPA). It continues to be the “premier” organization of critical thinkers in the world with scientists from all over the world.

  • Stellar aberration
    by John-Erik Persson on July 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    We cannot hope to directly unite complex belief systems, as David de H said. However, we can, and must, try to unite basic assumptions and important empirical facts. A dubious assumption is the idea that a phenomenon can move with the same speed in relation to all inertial frames. An important empirical fact is the […]

  • Solar eclipse 2017
    by John-Erik Persson on July 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    August 21 this year will show a solar eclipse in US. This will be something to look at, and also a test of Eddington’s observation from 1919. However, this is not a certain indication about GRT, since it is not certain  whether the effect is due to gravity or due to refraction by the corona. […]

  • Early speculations about Earth expansion by Alfred Wilks Drayson (1827-1901) and William Thorp (1804-1860)
    by Stephen W. Hurrell on July 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Abstract In 1859, speculations about the possibility of Earth expansion were entertained by the Victorian polymathic scientist Alfred Wilks Drayson and his good friend William Thorp, a respected geologist and founding member of the Yorkshire Geological Society. Drayson outlined his speculations about Earth expansion in his 1859 book, The Earth we Inhabit, Its Past, Present […]

  • Kinetic theory paper
    by Kent William Mayhew on June 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Hi everyone. I just want to all to know that my paper on kinetic theory is now published in the free open access peer reviewed journal “Progress in physics”. It can be found online here If anyone cares to comment after reading that would be greatly appreciated.   Sincerely Kent Mayhew   &nbs […]

  • Why were dinosaurs so big?
    by Stephen W. Hurrell on June 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’ve been enjoying myself creating a short video to introduce the reduced gravity theory. I hope you enjoy it! […]

  • About Tragedies in Physics
    by John-Erik Persson on May 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    The problems in ‘modern’ physics started already in connection with the transition from light particles to light waves. At that time light motion got a new description as a vector sum of ether wind and wave velocity. This provided a correct description of how light really moves. This motion, the beam direction, can be detected […]

  • Plate and Expansion Tectonics Compared
    by Stephen W. Hurrell on May 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    This is a comparison of Plate Tectonic and Expansion Tectonic reconstructions from 0 to 120 Ma (million years ago). Both reconstructions use the same data but show a major difference in the development of the Mediterranean to Indian region. A number of recent science papers have discussed the problems of ancient reconstructions in this region. […]

  • Amazing New Software Program for Expansion Tectonics
    by David Scott de Hilster on May 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Not since 2008 when I first learned about Expansion Tectonics from Neal Adam’s amazing video series, have I seen another simulation as exciting as this: James Grist’s physical simulation of expansion. He is writing a program that simulates gravity between small spheres, and then creates spheres inside the ball, colorizes the new spheres to be […]

  • MIT Awards Disobedience
    by Kent William Mayhew on April 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    It is good to see that at least someone has come to the realization that Neils Bohr was absolutely right when he said: “Science only advances by renouncing its past” Of course saying it is one thing, for those in power believing it is another No matter at least MIT’s award gives those of us […]

  • How can Space be Material?
    by Glenn Borchardt on April 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    PSI Blog 20170412 From my blog: How can Space be Material? Like many others, Bill is still having trouble understanding the difference between matter and space. He takes offense at this quote from a PSI Blog 20170322 (Infinite Divisibility of Matter and Space): “GB: … The “block universe” you and others write about is […]

  • On the Logical Inconsistency of the Special Theory of Relativity
    by Stephen J. Crothers on April 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Here is an email exchange about my paper “On the Logical Inconsistency of the Special Theory of Relativity” with the entire paper being found at: Here is one of the email exchanges I had with Matthias Grabiak. Grabiak Email About Paper On Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:05, Matthias Grabiak <> wrote: Hi Steve, while […]

  • Expanding Earth Program
    by Stephen W. Hurrell on March 30, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I originally wrote an expanding Earth Program in the 1990s and views from that program have appeared in my book, articles and on my web site. I’m sure you’ve seen it before but here’s a video of what it looked like by about 2011. Around about then I noticed that a group of enthusiasts had written […]

  • Avogadros’ Hypothesis and Kinetic Theory: Where and Ehy they Falter
    by Kent William Mayhew on March 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    The following is from my revised book. I thought it might be of interest. I thought of posting it in forums on kinetic theory but I find getting equations subscripts to read a real headache. I am also looking for some people who may be interested to read through my manuscript and let me know […]

  • Distinguishing Matter from Motion
    by Glenn Borchardt on March 15, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    (From my blog: PSI Blog 20170315 Distinguishing Matter from Motion Captain Bligh writes: “How do you explain light from the Sun if photons do not exist? They are a dynamic action in the aether, as is matter. Matter moves does it not? Matter is also a dynamic. It changes constantly since it is a […]

  • Global Warming, and Lost Work
    by Kent William Mayhew on March 5, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Lost Work and Global Warming I have previously discussed that thermodynamics needs to be rewritten. The basis of this is that Boltzmann’s consideration of entropy is one that wrongly associates randomness with entropy. Boltzmann’s reasoning lends itself to the association of a system’s increase in randomness within expanding systems with lost work, as defined by […]

  • Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds
    by David de Hilster on February 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This is a great article in the New Yorker about why facts don’t change our minds. Well worth the read and well worth us thinking about why we cling to our own ideas, theories and models despite lots of evidence against. Here is an excerpt: “Surveys on many other issues have yielded similarly dismaying results. […]

  • Newton's Spinning Bucket
    by Kent William Mayhew on February 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    A few weeks ago Andre Asiss gave a talk about spinning bucket and the possible implications to absolute space. Like Franklin Hu expressed at the meeting/conference, I too felt (and still do) that a simpler understanding exists. Anyhow I sketched out a quick solution, and then blogged it here, and as things that are done […]

  • Patricia de Hilster - Patron of Science
    by David de Hilster on February 24, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    On February 18 at 11:14 am, my mom passed away after a long bought with cancer. She was a huge supporter of my father and I’s scientific work and she stared in my documentary, “Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year“. She became friends with many scientist in the CNPS and helped at two of our […]

  • CNPS Forums
    by David de Hilster on February 7, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    After many months of work, Bruce Nappi and myself (David de Hilster) have opened to our members, the CNPS Forum which is based on the MyBB open source software written in PHP and MySQL. The idea is for all the CNPS members to move their email chains and discussions to the forum where people are […]

  • Thanks you Andre Assis for a great presentation plus a simpler answer to spinning bucket
    by Kent William Mayhew on February 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you Andre & Spinning Bucket: The Centripetal Answer I really want to thank Andre Assis for his wonderful presentation this morning. It was an eye opener at least to the idea that Weber conceptualizations concerning electrodynamics should be reconsidered. And I also fully agree that Weber’s solution may have application to relational mechanics. I […]