Author Archives: Louis Hissink

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.

Electric Universe?

I’m having second thoughts about the Electric Universe Model because of the fact that both electrons and protons of the solar wind are moving in the same direction in the solar E (electric) field.  The two particles should be moving … Continue reading

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Lunar Lunacies

Historical revisionism seems to create all sorts of unintended consequences such as a digression described by Tim Cullen at Malaga Bay where he suspects the Julian Calendar, first implemented by Julius Caesar in 65 BC, seems to have been based … Continue reading

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Messiahs, Mahdis, Middle East Madness and Prophecies

American journalist Eric Margolis has penned a perceptive article on the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  The move is all about the conservative judeo-christians setting up the pre-requisites for the arrival of the Messiah as … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty Moments

A Kibbutz is a collective and as socialistic as one could imagine. Self identifying as Israeli is as nationalistic as one could be. So members of an Israeli Kibbutz are what? National socialists? Which leads to the use of the defense … Continue reading

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A Fact Changing Moment (apologies to J.M. Keynes).

One of geology’s mysteries is the formation of the vast topographic depressions, now filled with water, known as the oceans.  The major peculiarity is the apparent matching of the borders of the various land masses that led to the theory … Continue reading

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Medieval Madness or Mainstream Mountains of Muddles

Sacha Dobler has written on the Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes in the 14th Century . In its latest version the postscript is a translated excerpt from a Konrad von Megenberg, 1349 The Book of Nature, 2. Part: earthquake p. … Continue reading

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Alternative Views

I came across an interesting website summarising many taboo topics including Velikovskian themes, Tesla history and associated ideas, some rather ancient, leading to the observation that there isn’t all that much new under the sun. I’m still bogged down in … Continue reading

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