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Old 02-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by mhgaffney View Post
I sent Phil PLait an email awhile back - and asked him if he'd read McCanney's comet paper.

Plait never responded to my email -- so I think you must conclude that he never even read it.
Scientists get quackery all the time.

Originally Posted by mhgaffney
The model deserves a test -- because McCanney predicted that comets would be found to produce x-rays. Mainstream astronomers were shocked when this was confirmed -- back around 1997 -- many years after McCanney introduced his comet model.
Show me that they were "shocked".

Originally Posted by mhgaffney
I've been on the road -- but I will be back soon.
Translation: I'm going off to sulk for a while, but I'll be back spewing the same nonsense, despite having it completely and utterly debunked.

Perhaps you can explain how Hale-Bopp managed to remain intact despite gaining mass on its pass through the inner solar system, as McCanney's theory claims it did. Did you work through the same math that Plait did? What did you come up with?
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