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Hilton Ratcliffe
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  • The Static Universe: Exploding the Myth of Cosmic Expansion (2010) [Updated 6 years ago]
    by Hilton Ratcliffe   read the paper:

    This paper is a precis of my new book by the same title. The Static Universe is a collection of empirical arguments against the notion that the Universe is systematically and holistically expanding. It is pitched at the informed reader with some elementary understanding of physical science and astronomy, although it is couched in conversational English and eschews mathematics. Readers who digest the popular works of Patrick Moore, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Martin Rees should have no trouble following the arguments. Included is a glossary of terms. It does, however, also accommodate the serious scholar with technical footnotes and an extensive schedule of academic references. There are 9 chapters, and several addenda.


  • A Survey of Anomalous Redshifts (2008) [Updated 6 years ago]
    by Hilton Ratcliffe   read the paper:

    One of the greatest challenges facing astrophysics is derivation of remoteness in cosmological objects. At large scales, it is almost entirely dependent upon the well-established Hubble relationship in spectral redshift. The comparison of galactic redshifts with distances arrived at by other means has yielded a useable curve to an acceptable confidence level, and the assumption of scale invariance allows the adoption of redshift as a standard calibration of cosmological distance. However, there have been several fields of study in observational astronomy that consistently give apparently anomalous results from ever-larger statistical samples, and would thus seem to require further careful investigation. This paper presents a review summary of recent independent work, primarily (for galaxies and proto-galaxies) by teams led by, respectively, D. G. Russell, M. Lopez-Corredoira, and H. C. Arp, and for galaxy clusters and large-scale structures, those of N. A. Bahcall5, J.C. Jackson, and N. Kaiser. Included also are several other important contributions that will be fully cited in the text. The observational evidence is presented here per se without attempting theoretical conclusions or extrapolating the data to cosmology.


  • The First Crisis in Cosmology Conference. Mon??o, Portugal, June 2005 (2005) [Updated 1 decade ago]
    by Hilton Ratcliffe   read the paper:

    The author attended the first Crisis in Cosmology Conference of the recently associated Alternative Cosmology Group, and makes an informal report on the proceedings with some detail on selected presentations.