(Died: November 2, 1979)
Interests: Electric Universe, Velikovsky Age: 55
Ralph E. Juergens is notable for his contributions documenting the so-called "Velikovsky Affair", with co-authors Alfred de Grazia and Livio Stecchini. He subsequently developed of a hypothesis in which the Sun and stars are electrically powered, contrary to the standard view that the Sun powered by nuclear fusion. While the "Electric Sun" hypothesis has received unfavourable review, it has become a core component of the non-mainstream Electric Universe hypothesis.
Juergens was trained as a civil engineer, received a B.S from Case Western Reserve University, and resided in Arizona. He also worked as an editor in the publications division of McGraw-Hill, inc., and was an Associate Editor of Pens?e magazine, and a Senior Editor of Kronos journal. - Velikovsky Encyclopedia
- Reconciling Celestial Mechanics and Velikovskian Catastrophism", Pens?e Vol. 2 No 3: (Fall 1972), p. 11.
- "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered II", Pens?e Vol. 2 No 3: (Fall 1972).
- "Some Additional Comments On Tektites", Kronos Vol. II No. 1 (August 1976)
- "The "Bulk Chemistries" of Venus and Jupiter", Kronos Vol. II No. 1 (August 1976)
- "Velikovsky and the Heat of Venus", Kronos Vol. I No. 4 (Winter 1976)
- "On the Convection of Electric Charge by the Rotating Earth", Kronos Vol. II No. 3 (Feb 1977)
- "Galactic Space Charge and Stellar Energy", SIS Review I:4 (Spr 1977), pp. 26-29. He assumed a disc-like solar wind sheet, only two solar diameters thick at the Earth's orbit, to arrive at this (order of magnitude) estimate. Based upon measurements made by several space probes, the actual wind sheet is much thicker. At thirteen solar diameters above or below the ecliptic, the density of the solar wind is reduced by about 37% around the time of sunspot minimum; toward maximum there is little difference in the density with latitude (over the range noted here).
- "Radiohalos And Earth History", Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977)
- "On Morrison: Some Preliminary Remarks", Kronos Vol. III No. 2 (Winter 1977)
- "Sagan's 'Ten Plagues'", Kronos Vol. III No. 2 (Winter 1977) "Velikovsky and Establishment Science"
- "S.I.S. vs Ralph Juergens, The Critics and Stellar Energy", SIS Review II:2 (Dec 1977), pp. 46-51.
- "Geogullibility And Geomagnetic Reversals", Kronos Vol. III No. 4 (Summer 1978)
- "On Morrison: Some Further Remarks", Kronos Vol. IV No. 2 (Winter 1978) "Scientists Confront Scientists Who Confront Velikovsky"
- "Asimov's Guide to the Velikovsky Affair", Kronos Vol. VI No. 4 (Summer 1981)
- "Of the Moon and Mars, Part 1", Pens?e Vol. 4 No 4: (Fall 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered IX"
- "Of the Moon and Mars, Part 2", Pens?e Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X"
- "Stellar Thermonuclear Energy: A False Trail?", Kronos Vol. IV:4 (Sum 1979), pp. 16-25; plus Editor's Note by L. M. Greenberg, pp. 25-27.
- "The Photosphere: Is it the Top or the Bottom of the Phenomenon We Call the Sun?", Kronos Vol. IV:4, (Sum 1979), pp. 28-54.
- "Electric Discharge as the Source of Solar Radiant Energy (Part I)", Kronos Vol. VIII No. 1 (Fall 1982).
- "Electric Discharge as the Source of Solar Radiant Energy (Part II)", Kronos Vol. VIII No. 2 (Winter 1983).