Saturday, September 1, 2012

The X Files

One can assemble huge "databases" of faulty results (see my 2 April 2012 blog).  I have about 1 file drawer which contains my more controversial collection of articles. 
On the higher quality end are the space drive articles like Jack Wisdom's Swimming in Spacetime, Science, Vol. 299, 21 March 2003, pg 1865 and Campanelli, et al's, Maximum Gravitational Recoil, Phys. Rev. Letters, Vol. 98, 231102, 8 June 2007.
Other papers in this file include, for example, work on time travel (like F. Tipler, Phys. Rev. D, vol. 9, num. 8, pg 2203, 1974) and solid state ("cold") fusion (like Fleischmann and Pons, J. of Electroanalytical Chem., vol. 261, num. 2A, pg 301, 1989).
Besides journal articles there are also books in the "X Files," like Tipler's The Physics of Immortality, Doubleday, 1994 and Mallett's Time Traveler, Thunder's Mouth, 2006.

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