Jeff Rense Goes A Step Too Far

Jeff Rense Goes A Step Too Far

I recently read on the Rense website that there was a dispute between Jeff Rense and Jim Fetzer about the Las Vegas shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. In fact, Jeff has on his website, in the top article of his news section that “anyone who believes that no one was shot in Las Vegas is a sub-human.” Now, for Jeff to say this is completely out of character. Sure, he says that about Muslims, but then again, it’s what they have done to earn that title. However, when someone disagrees with him on a conspiracy issue is really strange. Fetzer and Rense do agree that it was a government operation but the difference comes in when Rense has an extreme reaction to those who don’t believe that no one was shot. Rense has some articles that claims to show people killed and injured. So, I thought, “Wow, I have to take a look at this as I haven’t see this before.”

So, with the first video that I clicked on is titled:

“Wounded, Bleeding Las Vegas Concert Victims Piles Into Pickup Truck By Heroic Citizens – Vid”

I clicked on it and I didn’t see what the title claimed! This came off the CNN website and it had caption next to the video that said: “Bleeding victims piled into pickup truck.”

I thought, “Wow!” The “Wow!” was not because of the bleeding victims but the lack of it! I saw the video again and took screen shots and then studied each picture. Sure enough, there was no blood – not on the victims, those that were helping them or on the ground!

Now, when you consider that there were no paramedics there to help; and when it was only other non-medical people helping out the best they can, you would expect to see lots and lots of blood. Consider that there was nothing used to cut off the bleeding. With no tourniquets that there should have been a trail of blood. But there were none. So, it seems like people “see” something when they are told so in a title although the video shows none. And I seems like one person who believe the title over the video is Jeff Rense. Now, this really smells as something fishy.

This whole video is a joke! In short, if you were to convince people that people where shot, you would not show this video. If people were really shot, then show one that has bleeding people, people in agony and the dead. You don’t show a video that doesn’t show all this.

But I still gave Jeff the benefit of the doubt and looked at another video that he recommends; the title said:

“HORROR Of Mandalay Massacre – Maximum viewer discretion WARNING we only post this to shut down agents & creeps who spread lies & disinformation that there were only ‘crisis actors and no blood – Vid”

This scene did show people that were wounded and dead – but were they really wounded and dead?

Why do I say this? Well, if this was the case, it would have been no problem for many videos and pictures to come forth to show this. Why wasn’t there any blood in the CNN video clip which as all of about 1 minute in length?

With all the mobile phones there, there should have been other videos. Now, I was told that the TV stations in the U.S. (and in the U.K, too) do not show bloody scenes. Even if this still holds true, it does not stop people from posting on their social media sites. Since you can see sick videos posted by ISIS, and YouTube allows it, there should have been a lot of videos or pictures uploaded by people who were there.

Agree or disagree about if there were deaths there or not. One thing we agree on is, that this is being used to make stricter gun control laws. So, since this is the aim of the media and government, then why not show more of this? Where are the news photographers? What about the pictures the police would have taken themselves? After all, to show more blood, death and dying would have a bigger impact on getting a law passed to confiscate guns. So, where are the videos.

About the video that I saw that showed those who were wounded and dead – us Truth Seekers agree that there are crises actors. Even those who are not truth seekers know that there are crises actors. So why couldn’t this be faked? Hollywood, which is not too far away from Las Vegas, can make realistic scenes. They use fake blood or they could have used animal blood in this shooting. Crises actors can easily play dead or wounded.

As far as the video that show “wounded and dead people” it showed only factions of a second, the pictures were terrible – even for an amateur. Half of the video had the guy’s finger over the lens. Strange! Anyone can hold their breath for a couple of seconds.

So, this four minute video of very poor quality is not enough to convince anyone.

Here is another thing to consider and that is, why weren’t there any reporters at the surrounding hospitals? Like any other scene of mass deaths, there are reporters stationed at the emergency entrance to local hospitals. I think that there are three hospitals in this area of Las Vegas. Reporters can’t go inside but they can stay outside. Why wouldn’t the police allow this? They could have gotten pictures of people going inside with real blood and showing real pain. Those who were wounded slightly would have been released. These victims could have given an interview when they were released. But I didn’t see any of this. Pictures like this would have been all over the media but there wasn’t.

What were we treated in the media? One picture predominated and that was of people lying down next to a fence with a couple of others climbing over – none of which were were wounded, dead or had blood on them. Strange!

This was a Country and Western Concert, which most of them are big gun supporters. Perhaps the government thinks that if this group of people were targeted (no pun intended) that they, too, would want to see guns confiscated. While those on the Left, would be glad to see these people be the victims of gun violence – which, of course, did not happen.

Divide and Conquer

We all know of the tactic of “divide and conquer” as it has been used for ages and that our governments have been known to do it. In fact, they are masters at it. This is used to weaken us, to have in-fighting and to make us weaker. We all know this, we can all agree on this. So, another fact is, that there is division on this issue: No one was killed, or there were people killed. The fact that you are reading this article means you have to have on or the other opion. But why should one side call the other side “idiot subhumans” as Jeff Rense has done, this would make the “divide and conquer” even bigger, would it not?

With Jeff Rense being big on the alternative right news, and him making a statement like he did, would alienate the people that supports him. This is the classic “divide and conquer”. This is an old war tactic. The question is, is Jeff Rense compromised? Could certain evil people within the government threatened him, his daughter or anyone else that he knows? Of course, IF this happened, Jeff can’t say this. So, the question we would like to know is, did Jeff take this stand on his own or was he forced to do so? Of course, he could not respond and say he was forced to do it. But the fact that he would call others who disagree with him, though they are on the same side – politically – and say that they are subhuman is too far out there. Jim Fetzer, was a friend of Jeff Rense and a regular guest on his show. So, in effect, he called someone that he previously had so much respect, and put in the subhuman category is going beyond the pale!

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Notice the calm expression on the woman’s face who is giving first aid. Also, notice the guy in the background. It looks like he doesn’t want to lose his can of beer!

Where’s the blood on her hands?

  This picture shows the same girl with the headband on, who was preventing “bleeding” seconds earlier in the video, it shows her hand with no blood on it. How can this be? Looking at the video clip it’s easy to believe that people were shot and killed but when you see someone with no blood on their hands, it makes you wonder.

No blood, yet this person is suppose to have been shot, the person helping her has no blood on her hands; the guy in back is till holding his beer can! This says everything!

With this in mind, it would be easy for the crises actors to carry little pouches of fake blood or whatever Hollywood would use or animal blood for that matter. The point I want to make is, that it could be made more realistic, while still making the whole thing fake. Well, thank God this was not done as there is enough people falling for this.

Some people would say that this disparages the families that did have someone die, and that is why they take the stand that people died. However, this is ASSUMING that people were killed, doesn’t it? This is assuming, you have to look at the facts.

“So, where did the names of the victims come from?”

I’m glad that you asked, as Professor Jim Fetzer said on his talk show and what a researcher guest said is, that in part, the names and pictures of others came from other people who died on October 1. Some of them had lived in Southern California and some as far away as New England. There was one person who “died” that the family is raising money for cancer. Oh, really! Why have donations gone to a cancer society when the person did not die of cancer? Because, the fact is, that the person really died of cancer and was not killed in Las Vegas. Anyhow, I recommend you listen to this revealing talk show by Professor Fetzer, which is listed below.

Jim Fetzer’s Talk Show

Here are some more videos to consider:

Woman Not Hit After Her iPhone Shattered By Bullet During Las Vegas Shooting

Mobile phone saved a person but read the comments below.

The Comments:

Interesting… because a 5.56 bullet will penetrate straight through 1/8 inch steel plate at 200 meters.

Mike S

3 days ago

“Tells the story of survival?” LMFAO, any lie to sell a news story.

Konky Tv

3 days ago

Lol Android users calling bs because the only phone they know falls apart when it lands on a pillow.

The Dollar Guy

3 days ago

Wow. Looks like the damage was from a glancing strike or bullet ricochet that didn’t hit any critical internal components. If that still works, would bend the metal back and put into a new clear shell case and have a conversation piece.

A Man

2 days ago

Hahahahahahahahaaaaa

NOBODY Beats The 9/11 Perps

3 days ago

Not evidence. That could’ve come from anywhere & been destroyed in any number of ways.

Leonard Ulrich

3 days ago

Wow! another cell phone “saves” the life of its owner, just like at the Bataclan massacre in Paris. The U.S. army should hand out cell phones to all troops! I’m surprised that bulletproof and fireproof foreign passports weren’t found at Las Vegas, but that would conflict with the “lone gunman” conspiracy theo… er, fact. Deprogram yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Bzz7HEiXU

Here is an interview that Jeff Rense gave to a survival victim.

The Comments:

It makes you think about this smooth talking guest:

his was a multiple shooter government operation hit job period

Wyde A. Wake

1 week ago (edited)

I’m sorry but this smacks of BS….he feels like a smooth-talking actor, and that letter he wrote while allegedly suffering “PTSD” is WAY too close to the bogus NWO script. Not buying.

John Parkhurst

1 week ago

where are all the bodies? blood?

james baker

1 week ago

GUN GRABBING HOAX

hunkydoryorder

1 week ago

Skepticism is wise but to completely dismiss is really stupid. Important contribution Rense… You’re a fine interviewer.

David North

1 week ago

Called Springs Valley Medical Center the day after and an emergency nurse called it a “drill”…”no deaths, no operations…just scrapes”. Called back a few days later and they were silenced. Smells like sulphur to me!

mike .D

1 week ago

Pools of blood anyone, bodies? Jeff ? Any pics?

This is the well written script that this guy amazingly written after such a traumatic event. Click on the link below to see how well written this guy wrote about what happened the day before.

http://rense.com/general96/survivor.html

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Sadistic Videos for Children on YouTube

Sadistic Videos for Children on YouTube

Videos, both on the internet and in the theatres are getting sicker and sicker. On YouTube there are videos for children that sexualise them, show them doing harm to each other, and having needles stuck in their butt. But it doesn’t end there, as there are videos that who cockroaches crawling on their faces and a big spider crawling on a child’s stomach.

For those who think this is made up, they can do a search themselves to see this. I just don’t want to have people go there and increase their views. That’s why there are no links here. The fact that Google doesn’t take down these videos shows the sickness of those in control. The only videos that are taken down are those by the Christian/Patriotic/White Nationalist groups.

From a website I’ve been to to write this article, it goes on: “Viewing these videos in order to write this article was a disturbing experience. Most of them trigger that gut feeling that something is wrong and that children’s innocence is being preyed on by twisted minds. Although there’s an absurd amount of this type of content on YouTube (this article could have been 10 times longer), I attempted to expose the various reasons why these videos are cancerous. Using underhanded and manipulative ways, these videos deliver disturbing content directly into the brains of very young children.

“One wonders how these “amateur” channels can even exploit the likeness of these children’s characters without being hit with copyright infringement lawsuits. Also, many channels are clearly sponsored by major brands to produce videos that brainwash children into consuming their stuff (I recall watching a video where The Hulk eats Kinder chocolates for like 4 minutes non-stop). Obviously, there is big money and big corporations behind these cheap-looking videos.

“However, the true aim of this article is not about YouTube moderation, it is about vigilance: Keep an eye on the videos watched by children. Analyze their contents. It only takes a few taps on a touchscreen for children to end up watching videos custom-made to poison their minds and shock their very core. And don’t be surprised if some of these video channels are linked to actual child abuse systems.”

Inside the Fashion Industry

With the above in mind, there is the sickness in Hollywood. This, they have been doing since the establishment of this industry, though back then it was mild. And as the years went by it became more and more anti-Christian. With the film, The Neon Demon it shows the inner workings of the fashion industry. (No, I didn’t see this film, I just read a review of it on the internet.) Though this film failed at the box office, it did show the mind-set of those in the fashion industry.

When you look at Melania Trump, with her cold emotionless squinting eyes, you wonder how her mind is messed up – being that she was in the fashion industry herself.

In Conclusion

“After watching The Neon Demon, it is not surprising to learn that it failed at the box office. It is an indulgent, self-aggrandizing, promotional piece by the industry and for the industry.

“And no, the movie does not aim to “expose” or “reveal” anything. It actually attempts to make everything cool, trendy and fashionable. What makes this movie more disturbing is the fact that there is actual truth behind the fiction. People at the highest levels of these industries are indeed steeped in systematic abuse, exploitation, and all kinds of other sickening practices. They are so protected by the system that they can make movies about this crap and nobody interrupts their fun.”

Though we don’t see these videos that are on YouTube or produced by Hollywood; and, though our minds are not infected by such filth, that is not the point. The point is, that there are many millions of people who do. It could be your neighbour, the classmates of your children who do see this. And when thee people carry out their sick-o fantasies and do harm to others, that is where the danger lies.

What is going on in society is all the more reason why we need the teaching of God’s Laws, Statutes and Judgements in our society and taught in our schools. And for those who think we shouldn’t, here is a prediction for you. Until that time comes, we will continue to have the problems we have and they will get worse. No, I’m not a prophet and I can’t predict the future but I do know history and I do recognize trends. I have been saying this for decades now and guess what? I have been right, as the problems we have today are worse than 40 years ago; and, there were problems we had back then but we do today.

In conclusion, keep to God’s Word and pray for His People to return to Him.

 

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What Is Deep Within The Earth?

What Is Deep Within The Earth?

Here is a video showing what workmen and scientists discovered deep within the earth at the Kola Mine in Russia. Why was this drilling kept a secret? How far were they able to drill? And, why couldn’t they drill deeper? This will be explained in the video.

Though the person who put this video up is ignorant about the flat earth it still gives us a deeper (ignore the pun) understanding of the flat earth. With that in mind the maker of the video used the globe spinning ball, so just ignore that.

The title of the video is misleading, too, saying: “How Soviet Scientists Accidental Drilled Into Hell.” They did not. So, here is the video…

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Let’s See The Flat Earth Critics Debunk This

Let’s See The Flat Earth Critics Debunk This

Warning: There are a few curse words in it. There is no reason for this, but because of the rest of the video, I thought it was worth sharing.

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Is This What We Voted For?

Is This What We Voted For?

Listen to 2:00 minutes in, but it’s good to watch the whole video.

(After you watch the video.) Perhaps IF we are hit with a EMF weapon (I hope not) and it knocks all our electronics out it could be a blessing; the end of Big Brother!

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An Argument by a Critic of the Flat Earth

An Argument by a Critic of the Flat Earth

  Some critics of the flat earth would say that we are held on a spinning earth by the magnetic force of the earth.

Since when does a magnetic field hold non-ferrous material in place? Since when does a magnet attract and hold in place plants, dirt, humans or animals? It simply can’t. It only attracts certain metals such as iron. Magnets can’t even attract and hold other metals such as silver, aluminium, etc.

As flat earth believer, it’s not even worth address such an argument, but for the sake of a few critics who read this, I’ll just ask them this: Since when does a magnet attract non-ferrous materials? How can a magnetic field hold molecules of gas (from our atmosphere) in place? It simply can’t. Case is closed! End of conversation.

If you take a magnet of say, 3,000 gauss and there is a piece of iron attached to it, it will blow off in a 1,000 wind. Now this guy is a believer in the heliocentric model of the universe. Well if he did, he would have to believe that the earth is going around the Sun at 65,000. Now, imagine a wind of this speed blowing past at this speed.

Another argument a critic might make is, “Well, it’s like being in an airplane – passengers don’t feel the wind; they are not blow off the plane!” They try to use this argument to make an analogy. This is NOT an analogy. The reason why is simple. There is a solid barrier between the air outside and the people inside, otherwise known as the hull of the plane. There is NO barrier around the earth. IF there were, what could stand up to 65,000 mph speed going around the Sun? What would could stand up to protect us from even high speeds (of 500,000 mph as we go around the Milky Way)? And, talking about barriers, the earth is “suppose” to be spinning right below our feet. Anyone can see that it’s not.

End of story.

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Strange Fires Part of Geoengineering

Strange Fires Part of Geoengineering

Here is what actually happened in Canada and the United States. Spontaneous fires, fires where metal and glass melts but trees are still standing. Where all of a sudden there is 80 mph winds and blue flashing light in the sky. This is man-made by certain government agencies. So, when you see the trailer of a film in the beginning of this video – it’s not science fiction (EXCEPT THE ASTRO-NOTS). With that in mind, see what evil people are doing to bringing down the U.S. Government.

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A Few Thoughts On The Flat Earth

A Few Thoughts On The Flat Earth

To the reflective mind it must always be a matter of much wonder and astonishment, why there should be so much opposition to the clear statements of the Almighty, in those things that Me, of His infinite condescension, has been pleased to reveal to His creature, Man. The reason would assured be, the desperately evil condition of the human heart.

Had there been  revelation given, and had man been left to himself, it is frightful to contemplate the utter chaos in which the human race would now be; but thanks be unto the Divine Father, Who has not left us in doubt, but has clearly revealed his purpose? and intentions concerning us and the world generally. He has given to us His laws; revealed to us His Creation, His Redemption, and His sanctification; and described to us His unspeakable love for the whole of His creatures.

As regards Creation and that which he clearly sets forth, it strikes one as simply marvellous how finite man has ventured to set aside His statement of facts and substituted fables; and all this has been done, not by ignorant men, but by those esteemed as men of learning and repute, and all under the name of science. Does this not remind us of the Apostle’s warning respecting “vain babbling, and oppositions of science falsely so called”?

God has been careful to “teach man knowledge,” and has spoken of the Earth, which He formed, some five hundred times, and yet has not given us the most remote idea of the world being a sphere in motion. Scientific Astronomy ignores the multitudes of Scripture passages to which we might refer, and would appear to consider the Word of God as quite unworthy of consideration.

In place of the simple and clear facts put before us by God Himself, we are asked to relinquish all that, together with our common sense. To do this we must, in a word. close our Bibles for good, and henceforth ignore Him both as Creator and Redeemer of our race, and set up man as our leader, teacher, and guide!

The clear utterances of the Divine Book are, however, in harmony with our senses and reason, and the more we study it, the more we find it so. “God called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he seas ; and God saw that it was good.”—Gen. i. 9, 10.

“ Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven ABOVE, or that is in the earth BENEATH, or that is in the waters UNDER the earth.”—Ex. xx. 4.

“ The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein: For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.”—Ps. Xxiv. 1,2.

“ To him that stretcheth out the earth above the waters. • Ps. cxxxvi. “ The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”—Eccl. i. 5.

The sun, moon, and stars are stated to be made for the world. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made TWO great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night ; the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”—Gen. i. 14-r.

When we try to realize the statements and figures given by astronomers regarding the bulk and magnitude of the heavenly bodies, and their distances, we are simply amazed and find it impossible to reconcile their statements with the definite language of the Bible, which, by the way, has been truly said by another, to be the “ best book on astronomy the world has ever seen.”

“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. ‘1 hy faithfulness, is unto all generations; thou hast ESTABLISH) the earth, and it standeth. They continue this day according to thv ordinances: for all are thy servants.”—Ps. Cxix.

AN AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH TH E ED. 3 89-91. The Scriptures teach that the sun, moon, and stars have motion, but nowhere do they suggest that the world we inhabit has any.

If modern astronomical science be true, then how are we to understand such passages as Isaiah Ix. 19, 20 ; Rev. vi. 12- 14, xxi. 2, 3, and many others?

Regarding Rev. vi. 12-14, the late Rev. Thomas Scott, comments thus; “the civil and religious state of the world, attended with vast commotions of every kind. The ‘extreme blackness of the sun’ and ‘the moon becoming blood,’ denote the extinction, with horror and bloodshed, of the more exalted and conspicuous persons, such as emperors and their chief ministers, officers, and nobles: the falling ‘of the stars’ was emblematical of the degradation, or death of the illustrious in great numbers, such as magistrates and senators.” I need quote no more! When will men believe that the Lord says what He means, and means what He has said.

Brighton. MAJ.-GEN. E. ARMSTRONG

 

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An Honest Appraisal of the Immigration Problem

An Honest Appraisal of the Immigration Problem

Though this guy is not a Christian, he did say what many so-called Christians are afraid to say.

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History of Astronomy From The Roman Empire To The Present, part 20

History of Astronomy From The Roman Empire To The Present, part 20

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Conclusion of this series

“The Ruddy Planet”

There much ado about the planet MARS.

It had long been supposed that this planet was very much like the earth, but inhabited by a race of giants, probably about fifteen feet in height. Some straight lines which had been observed on the planet were thought to be irrigation canals made by men; and one could imagine fields of cabbages, cauliflowers, and spring onions growing along the banks; indeed one could imagine anything. And so, when wireless operators in various parts of the world began to hear strange noises which they could not account for (about the time of Pons-Winnecke) the rumour spread abroad that they might be wireless signals from Mars.

It was not suggested that the Martians might be sending these signals in reply to those we had thought of flashing to them in 1910, but it was supposed that the people on Mars might have been hearing things! and thought our wireless operators were tic-tacking to them. So the possibility of sending messages to the ruddy planet by wireless telegraphy came to be discussed almost as much as the comet.

Astronomers said that although the earth is about seventeen million years old. Mars is very much older; therefore it was presumed that the Martians would probably be more advanced in knowledge than we are, and might have been using wireless for goodness knows how long, and had now discovered that we had a Marconi System.

The tapping and cracklings that were heard sometimes at night were rather uncanny, and could not be understood, but this was not because the Martian’s language was different than ours ; it was because the vibrations that affected the wireless coherer were really caused by the spotting of the ice around the pole!

Spring was advancing in the northern hemisphere, and the ice-fields were melting and breaking before the warmth of the advancing sun, so that the colliding and shifting of huge bergs disturbed the normal distribution of the magnetic currents from the north Pole.

Professor Pickering might have made this discovery if he had had time to think of it; but at that period he was busy studying the weather of Mars. I don’t think he knows any more about the weather on earth than the Metrological Office, but I recollect that he told us it was snowing on that little old planet; and that was a very remarkable thing, if it was true— indeed it was remarkable whether it was true or not. Time was when it was said that water ran uphill instead of down on Mars, and in the year a .d . 1910, all sorts of schemes were proposed for signalling to the planet by means of bonfires and search-lights at night, or by using mirrors to reflect the sun’s rays by day. It was all very interesting in its way, but very nonsensical— because the sun is always shining on

that side of Mars which is presented to us, whether it is day or night on our side of the earth; and so it would be impossible for the Martians — if there were any— to see our bonfires or our mirrors, because with them it must always be daylight, and they could not even see the earth itself! . . . This is because Mars goes round the sun on a greater orbit than the earth, while we travel on the inner circle, according to the Heliocentric Theory, (as shown in diagram 30).

It is surprising that astronomers had not thought of this, but they will find that it is so, if they will only study their own astronomy.

But the time has come when all the romantic things that have been said about Mars must take their proper place among fairy tales, for if the distance to that planet is measured by two simultaneous observations, as I have advised for the measurement of the sun, it will be found to be never more than 15,000 miles from the observer, and too small altogether to be inhabited; too small even for Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday.

“ N.G.C. 7006”

Before bringing this history of the evolution of modern astronomy to a close I have yet to mention the constellation of Hercules, which Dr. Shapley at Mount Vernon recently estimated to be about 36,000 light-years distant, or 200 times further off than Betelgeuse; while we are now told that a star known as “N.G.C. 7006 ” (which is one of those myriad twinkling little things in the Milky Way) has been found to be about 200,000 light-years distant; and this surely is the limit of even an astronomer’s imagination; for it means that it is so far off that it would take an electric current— travelling at the rate of 186,000 miles every second— two hundred thousand years to go from the earth to the Milky Way!

In conclusion I quote the following from an article which was published in London as recently as April 15th, 1922

“…By other methods most bodies in the heavens have been measured, and even weighed, and the results obtained stagger imagination. One of such methods consists in watching an object through the spectroscope and making calculations from the shifting of the lines in the spectrum. In this way the mighty flames which leap from the surface of the sun have been measured. Some years ago one flame was observed to shoot out with a velocity of at least 50 miles a second, and to attain a height of 350,000 miles!…The stars in general cannot be measured; but the thing has been done in some cases, notably by Bessel, who, after three years’ observations of 61 Cygni, announced its approximate distance from the earth as not more than sixty billion miles! Yet this is one of our nearest neighbours among the distant suns. It is so close to us— comparatively— that we have learned a lot about it since Bessel made his calculations.

Scientists have shown that a difference of a mere twenty billion miles in distance from the earth is negligible, and that, though it is tearing through space at thirty miles a second, it would require about forty-thousand years to make a journey equal to its distance from the sun.”

It is difficult to tell whether the journal was joking or not; it appears to be so, but, nevertheless, the statements are those given out in all seriousness in the name of Astronomy. They are the things which are being taught in colleges and schools as scientific knowledge in this month of May, 1922; for which astronomers, the Educational Authorities, and the indifference of parents are responsible.

However, it is to be observed that— with the single exception of Alpha-Centauri— since Bessel estimated the distance of the first star to be sixty-three billion miles away, stellar distances have grown greater and greater, until at last we have this “N.G.C. 7006,” said to be twenty thousand times further than 61 Cygni! or “one million two hundred thousand billions” of miles from this earth of ours.

And this preposterous figure is the outward and visible sign of the nature of the science that has been evolved in twenty centuries through the failure of astronomers to perceive the error of Hipparchus.

Adieu.

This concludes our series on “History of Astronomy From The Roman Empire To The Present”

 

 

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