General Science and Philosophy

1303 Submissions

[7] viXra:1303.0196 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-25 22:26:30

Scientific Errors and Ambiguities in Prominent Submissions to Canadian Environmental Assessments: A Case Study of the Jackpine Mine Expansion Project

Authors: Sierra Rayne
Comments: 9 Pages.

In Canada, as in many other developed nations, natural resource development projects meeting certain criteria are required to undergo an environmental assessment (EA) process to determine potential human and ecological health impacts. As part of the Canadian EA process, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency generally considers submissions by members of the public and experts. While the allowance of external submissions during EA hearings forms an important component of a functional participatory democracy, little attention appears to have been given regarding the quality of such EA submissions. In particular, submissions to EA hearings by prominent individuals and/or groups may be weighted more heavily in the overall decision making framework than those from non-experts. Important questions arise through the allowance and consideration of external submissions to EAs, such as whether inaccuracies in any such submissions may misdirect the EA decision makers to reach erroneous conclusions, and if such inaccuracies do result in sub-optimal EA processes, how the issues should be addressed. In the current work, a representative recent external submission from a prominent public individual and group to the Shell Canada Jackpine Mine Expansion (JPME) Project EA hearings was examined. The case study submission to the JPME EA hearings appears to contain a number of significant scientific errors and/or ambiguities, demonstrating that the EA process in Canada appears to allow potentially flawed submissions from prominent individuals and/or groups, and these problematic submissions may result in unnecessary delays, expenses, or even erroneous decisions. From a public policy perspective, it is desirable that the Canadian EA process be reformed to minimize contributions that may not result in an accurate assessment of the underlying science for the project(s) under consideration.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[6] viXra:1303.0177 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-24 08:03:15

Probability as a Factor for the Stable Planetary and Electronic Orbits to Exist (Вероятность как фактор существования устойчивых планетных и электронных орбит)

Authors: Anatoly V. Belyakov
Comments: 3 Pages. including 2 figures

An explanation is proposed that probabilistic factors cause the existence of the stable planetary and electronic orbits. It is confirmed by means of construction of the frequency distributions corresponding to virials. (Существование устойчивых планетных и электронных орбит объясняется вероятностными факторами, что подтверждается построением частотных распределений соответствующих вириалов).
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[5] viXra:1303.0145 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-19 09:37:22

Clmate Change

Authors: Michael Muteru
Comments: 3 Pages. n/a

WORKING IN m theory the most fundamental article in string theory and physics in whole.i tackle climate change ,especially global warming caused by increased co2 levels
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1303.0108 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-14 18:57:01

What is Dark Matter Composed Off? (My Hypothesis)

Authors: Andrew Nassif
Comments: 1 Page.

Dark Matter, according to Theoretical Physics and Quantum Physics, is believed to be matter that composes a large amount of mass in our universe. Dark Matter can not be see with telescopes and it is believed to not emit light or electromagnetic radiation at any level. My hypothesis on Dark Matter is that it is that every thing is composed of it but dark matter can be different at some accounts. For example the matter that we are composed off are many atoms and particles that make up the cells of life. However the matter that the universe is composed off can be made out of different subatomic particles such as ones of lighter and ones heavier depending on the object or element that dark matter is composed off. I also think that trying to characterize everything as a composition of a single type of dark matter is scientifically incorrect.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1303.0060 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-08 21:54:33

A Short Analysis of an Extraterrestrial Spaceship Flyover in China

Authors: Jeffrey Joseph Wolynski
Comments: 2 Pages. 2 references

A few notes are taken concerning the extraterrestrial spaceship that appeared over China. Some characteristics are noted and the video is referenced on the second page of this paper.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1303.0042 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-07 05:14:22

About Open Access Publishing

Authors: J.A.J. van Leunen
Comments: 4 Pages.

A large variety of types of open access publishing exist. Its advantages and problems are treated in this paper.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1303.0006 [pdf] submitted on 2013-03-02 12:15:41

In Vestul Nesalbatic (Fotojurnal Instantaneu)

Authors: Florentin Smarandache
Comments: 130 Pages.

Florentin Smarandache a lansat, în 2004, un nou gen literar-artistic, adaptat cerinţelor cititorului de azi, dar şi scriitorului contemporan grăbit: fotojurnalul instantaneu, bazat pe abundenţa de imagini corespunzătoare textului, plus scrierea directă, rapidă, la prima mână, pe locul vizitei, cu verbe puţine şi exprimări scurte, neşlefuite. În această carte, autorul prezintă călătoriile sale recente prin vestul Statelor Unite ale Americii.
Category: General Science and Philosophy