Special Edition of Real Science Radio: Driving back from Real Science Radio's trip to totality in Nebraska, Bob called into a KHOW radio talk show. The start of today's BEL program rebroadcasts that call. And here, at kgov.com/kaminksy, we've posted the email that Ross requested as he, as an atheist, considers airing a follow-up eclipse program on the apparent fine-tuning of the universe.
See Also: Part 1 and Part 2 of RSR's pre-eclipse show, RSR's post-eclipse show (this program), RSR's Fine Tuning Argument, RSR's Problems with Solar System Formation, and RSR's Problems with Star Formation.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bob Enyart <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Subject: Here's the email you asked for Ross for a possible follow-up eclipse fine-tuning show...
To: "Kaminsky, Ross" <*******@********.com>
Ross, great eclipse shows! Scientific observations that challenge the nebular hypothesis of a gas cloud condensing to form our solar system include these few:
1. 400-to-1 "coincidence" ratios: one of many examples of apparent fine tuning
2. Conservation of angular momentum should give Sun 98+% of spin energy; it only has 1%
3. If the nebular hypothesis were true, the planets, with ~1% of system's mass should have 1% ang momentum; they have 99%
4. Planets and sun should rotate on same axis, but the Sun rotates 7 degrees off the planetary ecliptic
Hawking, the most famous atheist astrophysicist who (naturally) holds to the anthropic doctrine, wrote, "The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted..." [speaking not of the eclipse but of physics generally]
Mike Brown, NASA astronomer and exoplanet database manager, says: “Before we ever discovered any exoplanets we thought we understood the formation of planetary systems pretty deeply… It was a really beautiful theory. And, clearly, thoroughly wrong." Ross, the theory was "idiosyncratic". It didn't actually flow from an objective application of the laws of physics but, like with so many grad students' theses that explain the inexplicable, if flowed out of the desired conclusion, to explain our own solar system. Now that theory is solidly contradicted, i.e.,"thoroughly wrong", by the amazing discovered characteristics of exoplanets.
I interviewed physicist Lawrence Krauss on such matters. Because he and NASA, et al., say that it's the "predictions" of the big bang that confirm the theory, I decided to write a critic of that claim. So for two years now, when anyone uses the search term: big bang predictions, Google ranks my rsr.org/bbp article (on kgov.com) as #1 or so out of thousands. We then follow the bb model through to the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets, to show where the predictions fail throughout and are undermined anyway by fundamental physics.
So Ross, if you'd like a recommendation for a guest to take the "fine-tuned" side of a discussion, we can easily provide you with one, including the physicist/cosmologist who endorse my Blu-ray/DVD/download video Evidence Against the Big Bang. (He also won the 2010 IEEE Cady award for constructing the world's most precise clock, used to calibrate atomic clocks in Japan, Europe, etc.)
p.s. On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Kaminsky, Ross <RossKaminsky@iheartmedia.com> wrote:
Wendy Walsh and her attorney Lisa Bloom now have your e-mail. Confirmed.
Btw Ross, after you connected me with Wendy and Lisa, that led directly to me getting a phone call from Kevin Lord, Fox News Channel's executive vice president of human resources (who moved over from NBC). He apologized for the sexual harassment and I decided to accept his verbal apology and not ask for anything else. So, thanks Ross. Your discernment in connecting me to those prominent women really did help.