Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Review of Donald Scott's "The Electric Sky"

Having written a review of Donald Scott's "The Electric Sky" on a site that takes a dim view of his efforts, in a moment of revelation I realized the moderator will in all likelihood give it a quick glance, then "click!" my musings would be relegated to the world of disassociated electrons. So, preempting my dissapointment, I took a moment to place the review on my own blog - where it actually belongs:

"Just finished Donald E, Scott's "The Electric Sky", loaned to me by a plasma physicist at the U of M.
I have also read a measure of your remarks and objections on this blog which seem both considered and well thought out.
If you will, allow me to impart a layman's thoughts.

It would not surprise me that many of the concepts inscribed within the pages of "Electric Sky" prove to be inaccurate at best, groping and fanciful at worst.
However, Scott and his compatriots seem to be forcing science into a new realm where the present august body of astrophysicists cannot, dare not follow for reasons that are all too painfully obvious.
Here in this blog you have taken upon yourself the worthwhile duty to do your worst, to reveal the errors in Mr. Scott's revelations, and I predict you will have a considerable measure of success for your efforts.

In my opinion, the content Electric Sky is sublime and reading it was like seeing the Universe through new eyes. This work will be scoffed at by our generation of astrophysicists, possibly even the generation after that, but these pioneering sleepwalkers will, over the march of time, have changed the course of science long after your justifiable objections have been proven."

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