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Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis Paperback – December 1, 1995
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Now it must be said that the author gives no convincing explanation of *how* such a repulsive force can be generated. And, contrary to what one review here says, scientists have not discovered any "fifth force" that is capable of creating anything equivalent to anti-gravity. It is the $64 billion question how such a force could be generated -- nothing in contemporary physics suggests it could be a practical possibility. For a hard core skeptic I suppose that's sufficient reason to ditch the whole book. But I can hardly criticize a NASA engineer for failing to discover some physical principal that has eluded Einstein, Bohr, Schroedinger, Dirac, Feynman, Weinberg, Witten, or brainiac-of-your-choice.Read more ›
He takes one event at a time, and examining the reports and hard evidence where it exists, eliminates various suggested explanations if they don't fit. He doesn't answer all the possible questions that one can pose, but he does conclude that nothing the objects do violates any of our accepted scientific principles or the laws of physics. The propulsion system that he says fills the bill is a "focused force field". Although we admittedly haven't the foggiest notion of how to develop a focused force field, the scientific principle is sound. Gravity is a force field. We have electrical and magnetic force fields.
Hill also delves into advanced--but accepted--theoretical physics to explain how interstellar travel would be possible without exceeding the speed of light. The bulk of the book is written for a lay audience. Any normally intelligent, reasonably well educated person can follow it. He includes several appendices, however, which are crammed with mathematics far too arcane for me to digest.Read more ›
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Although author Paul Hill is deceased, he was a NASA engineer and he has left quite a legacy in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John H. Macdonald
There's nothing "scientific" about this book as clearly none of the accounts that were "analyzed" in order to reach this book's unconventional conclusions were... Read morePublished 17 months ago by TGD
Wow, Paul Hill knows his stuff! This is the most convincing book I've ever read about the UFO paradox. Paul backs up everything with science, you cannot ignore what he says. Read morePublished 18 months ago by NHBunion
I gave it to my son who likes reading about such things.Published 18 months ago by William C. Larmer
In depth and detailed scientific analysis of the UFO phenomenon that modern science has so mistakenly avoided. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mark