C O S M O G R A P H Y

 

The following discipline definitions are utilized at this site.

 

Cosmography: A scientific recital of cosmic principles or speculations of the universe as a whole harmonious orderly system in terms of known physical laws as used in the interrelated workings of cosmography’s major branches of study as defined below.

 

Astronomy:  The scientific study of celestial bodies and intervening dust as to their positions, distances, magnitudes, temperatures, densities, motion, chemical compositions and histories.  Branches of study:  Astrometry, Astrophysics, Astrochemistry, Astrogeology and Astrochronology.

 

Cosmology:  The scientific study of form and structures, content, organization, and dynamics of the universe.  Branches of study:  Cosmometry, Thermodynamics, and Gravitation.

 

Astrobiology:  The scientific study of environments that can produce and sustain life based chemicals in sufficient quantities for in situ development of living organisms and /or transfer to other sustaining environments.  Branches of study: Chemistry, Microbiology, Kinetics, and Process Engineering.

 

Cosmosophy: The scientific study of metaphysical demographics (as it relates to the universe) of the general population, and specifically the astronomy and cosmology communities’ observers, interpreters, data analyzers and theoreticians.  Branches of study: Astropolitics and Psychometrics.

 

     Application of the following pseudo-science-disciplines in cosmology has an acceptance level of greater than 90 percent.  And these conviction based reasoning disciplines are prevalent throughout both the standard and alternative cosmology communities from their leading celebrated academics to their most naïve of amateurs.

These three pseudo-disciplines have done more than all the other negative elements combined to impede the scientific progress in understanding our universe; they will only appear at this site as examples of bad science.

Neo-Astrology:  Just like its predecessor (Astrology), it takes observed astronomical data, interprets that data with wishful and mystical thinking, and then makes the modern day predictions for cosmology.  Results: dark matter, dark energy, inflation, etc. . . .

 

Equationology:  Just like its predecessor (Numerology), it draws cosmology predictions from extensively manipulated abstract equations (rather than numbers) which are mixed with wishful and mystical thinking, and very little or no physical world context.  Results: hidden dimensions and membranes, etc.

 

NOTE:  Mathematics is not a natural science; it is a shorthand language

                          tool that uses special symbols to describe natural processes.

 

Cosmogony: The study of the universe coming into being, creation.

Results: Big Bang, and some other expanding universe models, etc.

 

 

 

          Works of a Gentleman Cosmographer

                                                 ( sole author of all works )

 

               Abstracts (Word) or bodies (pdf) of the following listed papers will be

                         resurrected and posted during the early months of 2008.

 

          Jul  1984    “ Another  Cosmological  Redshift  Theory ”

abs                                 96th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society

pdf                                  of the Pacific, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

                                                    Publications of the ASP, Oct 1984

 

          Jul  1986    “ Thermodynamic  Redshift:

abs                                           The  Tired  Light  Mechanism ”

pdf                                            98th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society

                                              of the Pacific, University of Colorado, Boulder,

                                        Colorado

                                                   Publications of the ASP, Nov 1986

 

        Jun  1988    “ No  MISSING  MASS  and  a

abs                                                  CLOSED ( flat)  universe ”

pdf                                  Joint Meeting of the 100th Annual Astronomical

                                        Society of the Pacific, the Royal Astronomical

                                        Society of Canada, and the Western Amateur

                                        Astronomers, University of Victoria, Dominion

                                        Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, British

                                        Columbia, Canada.

                                     

          Jun  1989   “ Local  Circumstellar  Shell  Paradigm ”

abs                                 Centennial Meeting of the Astronomical Society

pdf                                  of the Pacific, UC Berkeley, California

                                                    Publications of the ASP, Oct 1989

 

          Aug  1990   “ Graviton  Quantization ( Quantumization )

abs                                           via  Cosmological  Observations ”

pdf                                  Gravitation: a Banff Summer Institute, Banff,

                                        Alberta, Canada

                                                   “GRAVITATION,” R. Mann and P. Wesson eds.,

                                                   Scientific World, Singapore, 1991, p. 121-134

 

          Dec  1992   “ Resolving  the  300  year  old

abs                                                          Newtonian  Dilemma ”

pdf                                Relativistic Astrophysics and Particle Cosmology

                                        TEXAS / PASCOS 92, UC at Berkeley, California

 

         Dec  1992   “ 2.73 degrees  K,  Cosmic  Microwave  

abs                                   Background  or  Circumstellar  Shell ? ”

pdf                                  Relativistic Astrophysics and Particle Cosmology

                                        TEXAS / PASCOS 92, UC Berkeley, California

 

          Jun  1994   “Evidence  of  a  Circumstellar  Shell ”

abs                                 106th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society

pdf                                  of the Pacific, Lowell Observatory / Northern

                                        Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

          Jun  1995   “ Time  to  Gather  and  Burn ”

abs                                  107th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society

pdf                                   of the Pacific, University of Maryland, College

                                         Park, Maryland.

 

          Jun  1996    “ The  Dust  Bin,  Oort  Cloud  Morphology ”

abs                                 Joint Meeting of the 108th Annual Astronomical

pdf                                  Society of the Pacific, and NASA Headquarters /

                                        Ames Research Center, Santa Clara County

                                        Convention Center, Santa Clara, California

                                                   “From Stardust to Planetesimals”,  Scientific

                                                    Symposium Program and Abstract Book, 1996.

 

          Jul  2000    “ Massive  Solar  Shell;  Material  Source  for abs                       Oort  Cloud  Comets,  Planetary  Oceans  and

pdf                       Life Chemicals”

                                        112th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society

                                        of the Pacific, Pasadena Convention Center,  

                                        Pasadena, California.

                                   

          Jul  2000    “ Abusing  Einstein’s  Blunder ”

abs                                  Astrocon 2000 54th Annual Convention of the

pdf                                  Astronomical League, Ventura, California

 

          Jul  2004    “ The  Four  Heresies ”

abs                                  Astrocon 2004, Joint Annual Meeting of the

pdf                                  Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical

                                        League, American Association of Variable Star

                                        Observers, and the Association of Lunar and

                                        Planetary Observers, Berkeley Marina Conference

                                        Center, Berkeley, California

 

          Jul  2004    “ Emergence  of  Neo-Astrology ”

abs                                 Astrocon 2004, Joint Annual Meeting of the

pdf                                  Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical

                                        League, American Association of Variable Star

                                        Observers, and the Association of Lunar and

                                        Planetary Observers, Berkeley Marina Conference

                                        Center, Berkeley, California

 

         Mar  2005  “EPP 2010 and Critical Flaws”

abs                                 The National Academies / Board on Physics and

pdf                                  Astronomy, the International Linear Collider

                                        Workshop, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center,

                                        Palo Alto, California

                              

         Nov  2006  “Beyond  Piltdown  Man”

abs                                 COSMO 2006 Conference – Particle Physics and

pdf                                  the Early Universe, Granlibakken Resort, Lake

                                        Tahoe, California

 

          Aug  2007   “ ’Stay  the  Course’  Cosmology ? ”

abs                                 A Century of Cosmology; Past, Present, and

pdf                                 Future, Centro Congressi, San Servolo Island,

                                       Venice, Italy