von Hilton Ratcliffe
The Static Universe – Exploding the Myth of Cosmic Expansion
Hilton Ratcliffe’s second book, written in collaboration with iconic British observational astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, deals a devastating blow to the notion of universal expansion. It was conceived of a winter’s evening in the study of Sir Patrick’s West Sussex home Farthings, and has turned out to be far more than the sum of its parts. The author’s dream was for many years to formulate a cosmology quite independently of any theoretical model, and Sir Patrick – who modestly describes himself as an „amateur“, yet has at his fingertips more knowledge of real things in the sky than anyone else on Planet Earth – was just the inspiration required to drive this project forward. Just why, in direct contradiction of nearly everything we see, the expansion hypothesis should have taken hold and achieved complete domination of empirical astrophysics is the question this work seeks to answer. And answer it does, in no uncertain terms. The blame for the current state of affairs is laid unequivocally at the feet of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the 19th century master mathematician who introduced non-Euclidean geometry to the gentle art of astronomy.
- 26. März 2013