archiv~1.txt: SETI [sciencelinks] Re: Best Science links

SETI [sciencelinks] Re: Best Science links

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 09:52:48 -0500

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>From: Satis Arnold <Satis.Arnold@anu.edu.au>
>
>Dear David
>
>Thank you for the service you provide which is invaluable I am sure to many
>in scinece and science policy, the latter being my principal interest.
>
>However I feel I must tell you that I do not find "The Life Spectrum
>Hypothesis" by Greg Hatton to be the "Wonderful stuff" that you suggest it
>is. Having talked about it with a colleague with an interest in theology,
>we find it neither particularly good science nor good theology.
>
>This is not to refute the hypothesis that DNA and light may be similar in
>some ways or linked. However, if they are, we do not think it would be for
>the reasons suggested by Greg. We find little merit in his arguments.
>
>I readily concede that the idea that DNA and light may be similar or are
>linked is interesting; and the implications if this is the case are
>profound. I am afraid that the appeal of a hypothesis does not constitute
>justification to overlook weakness in the arguments put forward to support
it.
>
>The proposition in the second article is intriguing:
>
>Using the Biblical quote "a day to God is like a thousand years to man",
>Hatton concludes with a little help from Einstein that God is travelling at
>extremely close to the speed of light. Presumably Greg is suggesting that
>this is evidence for another Biblical quote "God Is Light".
>
>Perhaps Greg should pause before moving to this conclusion. Very close to
>'c' is not the same as 'c'. This may be significant, depending on what he
>wants to lean to. For example Greg may care to ponder on
>
>SCIENCE Magazine's BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: ASTRONOMY: Cosmic Motion
>Revealed by James Glanz: "Astronomers peered deep into the universe and
>found that it is flying apart ever faster, suggesting that Einstein was
>right when he posited a mysterious energy that fills 'empty' space."
>http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/282/5397/2156a
>
>I also concede that Greg's position is more reasonable than say that of
>Hugh Ross in his "let's fit the arguments to the desired hypothesis"
>approach in the article, "Astronomical Evidences for the God of the Bible"
>at http://www.reasons.org/resources/papers/astroevid.html
>
>Greg may also find of interest the AAAS Program of Dialogue Between Science
>& Religion at http://www.aaas.org/spp/dspp/dbsr/default.htm
>
>Yours sincerely
>
>Satis.
>
>At 23:39 22/03/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>
>>From: "David W. Gordon" <videoman@erols.com>
>>
>>Hello to all,
>>
>>I have two links that deal with the relationship that DNA has with light.
>>
>>It my pleasure to offer for the group a unique and cutting edge view:
>>
>>http://user.uniserve.com/~ghatton/lifespec.html
>>
>>and
>>
>>http://user.uniserve.com/~ghatton/lifespe2.html
>>
>>The Life Spectrum Hypothesis:
>>by Greg Hatton.
>>
>>Possible Explanations for the Nature, Creation and Evolution
>>of the DNA Molecule and Life.
>>
>>He explores the similarities and dynamics of visible light and DNA.
>> Wonderful stuff!
>>
>>Enjoy.
>>
>>David.
>
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>>
>>
>Satis Arnold
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