From the suggestions box. Contributor Zeke alerts us to an interesting sounding presentation on the net:
I would like to invite any and all interested to attend a web presentation on World Science Database, this Saturday:
Dr. Edward Henry Dowdye Jr.Physicist, Laser Optics Engineer, Independent ResearcherDate: Saturday, February 12, 2011Time: 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM (U.S. Pacific time)
Subject:”An application of the Mathematical Physics of Gauss’s Law for gravity along with intense observational evidence, reveal that solar lensing does not occur in the empty vacuum space slightly above the plasma rim of the sun. The thin plasma atmosphere of the sun represents a clear example of an indirect interaction involving an interfering plasma medium between the gravitational field of the sun and the rays of light from the stars. There is convincing observational evidence that a direct interaction between light and gravitation in the empty vacuum space above the solar rim simply does not occur. Historically, all evidence of light bending has been observed predominantly near the thin plasma rim of the sun; not in the empty vacuum space far above the thin plasma rim.
An application of Gauss’ law clearly shows that, if the light bending rule of General Relativity were valid, then a light bending effect due to the gravitational field of the sun should be easily detectable with current technical mean in Astrophysics at various analytical Gaussian spherical surfaces of solar radii, namely, 2R, 3R, 4R, 5R, …, respectively, where R is one solar radius. An effect of at least one half, one third, one forth, one fifth, etc., respectively, of the observed light bending noted at the solar rim within currently technical means should be easily observable effects. This has not been the case….”