Phil is on the Jeff Rense website ! (Planet X)
Phil is being defended by one Bill Hamilton.
Billīs first post is from July 23. Then the day after, July 24, Bill posts his second post:
" Thank you, skywatchers, for your rational responses to my postings on Planet X.
This posting made it to Jeff Rense's website "Rense.com" and stimulated some very emotive responses. In effect I was told that the Bible predicts this and that I will go to hell for attacking the two people who are saving the world with their words of warning about this menace from outer space.
I was also told I was wrong because physicist James McCanney proved there is a Planet X heading our way.
Quote: "James M. McCanney was on the faculty of the Physics and Mathematics departments of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. His work was in theoretical Celestial Mechanics and Plasma Physics (for the layman, these are the studies of planetary motion and electrified gases in outer space). Having presented his theories at the Los Alamos National Laboratories and American Geophysical Union, James McCanney, author of Planet X: Comets and Earth Changes, joins us now to discuss his knowledge concerning science, history, space, and Planet X."
One asked me where I had come up for the calculations that Planet X was near Jupiter's orbit. I did not calculate this. It was a rough calculation done by astronomer Dr. Plait. A planet coming from the outside solar system will reflect the sun's light to a degree depending on its mass, albedo, and distance. The reflected light and gravitational perturbation are two ways such a planet would signal its presence. The comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was easily detected beyond the orbit of Jupiter and it was smaller than the hypothetical Planet X.
Once it was believed that a tenth planet existed beyond the orbit of Pluto because of slight deviations of the orbits of Neptune and Uranus based on a close estimate of their masses. After thee Voyager flyby measurments indicated corrections to their masses and the need for a tenth planet was obviated as their orbits were correct for the corrected mass measurements. This does not mean a tenth planet or Planet X does not exist way out beyond the orbit of Pluto. Small planetoids the size of Charon, Pluto's satellite, have been detected in the Kuiper belt and their are numerous comets of all size ranges lurking out in the perimeter of the solar system.
I do not know if MCanney is an advocate for the 2003 flyby, but even scientists can be wrong. There is no indication that McCanney believes it will flyby earth in 2003.
Jason Martell believes Planet X exists but does not forecast a 2003 date for its journey to earth. He is researching the Zitchen story of Nibiru. Zitchen has also spoken out against a 2003 prediction for the return of Nibiru.
There is no doubt that no matter what I state as an opinion or whether evidence supports or invalidates the passage of Planet X, religious convictions will prevail over science. If you don't believe me, then just surf the web for sites that denounce scientific findings.
The last word I guess is when we are still sending email in 2004.
Skywatch International, Inc "
PS: There is also a debate going on in the newsgroup sci.astro called "Planet X debunked on Art Bell show"
Check it out HERE
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