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Tunguska Seminar 03.2

Tunguska Seminar 03.2

... Name of Jackson and Ryan As I was saying, Al Jackson never forgot Willy Ley’s Tunguska tales, and thirteen years later he shared them with a fellow U Texas grad student, Mike Ryan. So it was only natural that, when Al came across Stephen Hawking’s first paper on...

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Tunguska Seminar 03.1

Tunguska Seminar 03.1

Two Good Ol’ Boys ... Got a special treat cued up for you today, folks: the inside story of how what we’re calling the Jackson-Ryan Hypothesis came to be — as told (in part) by the men themselves: Albert A. Jackson IV and Michael P. Ryan Jr.! * * * It was summer of...

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Tunguska Seminar 02.2

Tunguska Seminar 02.2

Cosmologically Incorrect? By Dr. John C. (“Jack”) Adler, as told to Bill DeSmedt We left off last time with the pronouncement of that Grand Old Man of Tunguska Studies, Academician Nikolai Vasil’ev still ringing in our ears [Vasil’ev 1992] — to wit: Since a final...

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Tunguska Seminar 02.1

Tunguska Seminar 02.1

Star Wars — By Dr. John C. (“Jack”) Adler, as told to Bill DeSmedt When we left off last time, Tunguska research had just taken a giant step forward with help from a science-fiction story — Aleksandr Kazantsev's 1946 "Explosion" ("Vzryv!"). Once it was corroborated in...

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Tunguska Seminar 01.1

Tunguska Seminar 01.1

Honey, I Lost the Crater! By Dr. John C. (“Jack”) Adler, as told to Bill DeSmedt Howdy, folks, and welcome to my Soapbox Seminar Series all about the Tunguska Event of 1908. Just what the heck is the Tunguska Event, you ask? Well, thereby hangs a tale ... * * * At...

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The Making of a Thriller: Postscript, Part II

The Making of a Thriller: Postscript, Part II

That was Then — This is Now Last time, we left off Part I of what’s become a three-part blog postscript (is that even a thing?) with the observation that — As with quantum decoherence itself, the problem with Max Tegmark’s reprise was its timing. In a word, 2014 was...

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The Making of a Thriller: Postscript, Part I

The Making of a Thriller: Postscript, Part I

Quantum Consciousness? So, I thought (hoped) that this blog series would be done once I finished Part IV, and I could get on to my (many, many) multiple-part investigation of the Tunguska Event — not to mention upgrading an old AI hack of mine for a freeware release...

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The Making of a Thriller: Part IV

The Making of a Thriller: Part IV

­­­Quantum Dualism? — We closed Part III of this blog series on a glimmer of hope that consciousness might in fact be a “real” thing, in some way separate and apart from the physical universe in which it finds itself. By the same token, this threatened to land us back...

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