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.

  • Its about time to see the light and the etheric ether
    by John-Erik Persson on February 15, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Light motion Light is a wave motion, which means that light propagates in spherical or plane wave fronts. We describe these wave fronts by their normals, which is the ray direction. Therefore, the ray is, by definition, always orthogonal to wave fronts. The ray has no physical existence. The wave front instead has the physical existence. The […]

  • A completion to my earlier post
    by John-Erik Persson on January 21, 2018 at 11:47 am

    A prejudice My interpretation of MMX includes a very small motion in transverse direction that can fool some people to regard the idea impossible. However, assuming the ether entrained by the Sun means that we must give the same capacity to the Earth. So, ether wind is only 10^-6 due to rotating Earth, in horizontal direction. […]

  • Swimming Across a River
    by John-Erik Persson on January 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    A hidden assumption In MMX a swimmer is used in an analogy. It is assumed (in error) that a swimmer compensates for the motion of the water and thereby minimizes the length of his motion. A smart swimmer does not do so. Instead he minimizes the time in the water, not the length of his trip. So, […]

  • The most important error in physics
    by John-Erik Persson on January 8, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    My earlier post The ray and the beam got no interest, and no comments, so, I try again, since I regard this as a very important issue. Coherent systems In a coherent system we can detect orientation of a wave front by a telescope. In a telescope we use reflecting or refracting surfaces to transform a plane […]

  • Planet Earth: A Question of Expansion
    by Eugene A. Ellis on December 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    “An illustrated presentation by Professor SW Carey, of his long held theory that the earth’s expansion provides an explanation of continental drift and other geological phenomena.” (1982) The YouTube video is 25 minutes long: Submitted by Gene Ellis […]

  • CNPS Newsletter Nov-Dec 2017
    by Bruce Nappi on December 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    1. What is the President up to? Hello CNPS members and Newsletter readers, We are starting many new exciting directions and projects in the CNPS so, hang on to your hats! I want to especially thank someone who has put in more hours than any member or director in the CNPS: Bruce Nappi. Bruce is […]

  • The Ray and the Beam
    by John-Erik Persson on November 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    My ideas about the important distinction between ray and beam appears to have got very low acceptance. One commentator stated that he ignored this distinction as not important. Perhaps he did not understand my points. Maybe I was not clear enough. So, I try again. The wave motion c is an oscillation (time dependent) and the […]

  • UNRAVELLING THE DINOSAUR PARADOX
    by Eugene A. Ellis on November 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Reduced gravity on a smaller planet does not adequately explain the size of gigantic dinosaurs. The largest recorded land creature today is a 12 ton elephant killed in 1956. Accordingly, the largest life size permitted with a 50% reduction in gravity (~200 MYA?) would be a dinosaur weighing 24 tons. How is that possible when […]

  • Planck and the Conservation of Energy
    by John-Erik Persson on October 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    According to Planck an electron in a constant orbit cannot produce thermal radiation. He concluded, from the law of energy conservation, that the electron must lose energy, and thereby also stability. However, we must regard the fact that two electromagnetic waves in, opposite phase, can produce zero radiation. This fact is also in conflict to […]

  • Stokes and the Twin Paradox
    by John-Erik Persson on October 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Many scientists have provided strong and correct evidences against time dilation. In this article the ambition is instead to find the first error, in a long chain of mistakes. It is demonstrated here, that a very early error was done by Stokes in his ‘correction’ to Michelson’s prediction for his experiments together with Morley (MMX). Stokes’ […]

  • CNPS New Landing Page, Volunteers, CNPS 2018
    by David de Hilster on September 18, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    We are currently working on a new landing page for the CNPS that will be focused on attracting new members to the CNPS. The emphasis will be on “marketing” the group, its scientists, its critiques of mainstream, new theories and ideas, where to read and learn, and how to become involved. We are tailoring a […]

  • Growing Moon
    by Eugene A. Ellis on August 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    The data and methodology of an Ionic Growing Earth appears in the 2017 CNPS Proceedings. The paper demonstrates that the eight basic elements that started the Earth have been growing and expanding the planet’s radius in consonance with recorded geology. A new paper, The Ionic Growing Moon,  indicates the six elements comprising 99.0% of the […]

  • CNPS 2017 a Success!
    by David de Hilster on August 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    It’s hard not to be a success in such a beautiful setting: Vancouver Canada in the summer! Many conference goers toured this beautiful city and the nature around it with towering pines, beautiful mountains, and cliffs about a blue and green sea. The conference itself was held at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus […]

  • Pulsar Aberration
    by John-Erik Persson on August 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    In my earlier post Stellar Aberration I demonstrated how the same track of a moving particle must have a changed representation in a frame changed with speed v in ortogonal direction to particle motion c. The change, v/c, is also valid for a wave front ortogonal to particle direction. I also stated that it does […]

  • 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 http://www.ptep-online.com/2017/PP-50-05.PDF 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 […]