Exposing PseudoAstronomy

February 24, 2012

Podcast Episode 24: Help! The Sun (or Moon) Is Moving!

This episode is what I set out to be a fun, short episode, but spiraled into a lengthy discussion of geometry. I hope that it’s somewhat understandable. It is a discussion of the perhaps infrequent but still “out there” claim that the sun or moon is rising or setting in a different location than it/they used to.



  1. hahaha “i don’t do shout outs”

    Comment by Walter Walkie — February 25, 2012 @ 1:32 am | Reply

    • Well, I don’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — February 25, 2012 @ 1:48 am | Reply

  2. Love your podcast, it makes living in a igloo in the STATE of Canada worth living. For years I loved coast to coast, then I got a brain transplant and learned some real astronomy. Keep up the good work. All hail The Prime Leader!!

    Comment by Blair Kropinske — February 26, 2012 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

    • Glad there are some people who can accept some fun poked at themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — February 26, 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

      • Good Job, Stew. Glad There’s a Counter to the junk programing we’re seeing from so many souces today. My first introduction to Coast to Coast was back in 2004 from my Co-driver (i’M a trucker) when he began telling me about all the non-sense he was hearing on that program. I was amazed that he believed it. I cringed everytime I heard him try to related it to other people. One thing he told me was that an American Sub had struck and underwater mountain that had been raised to within 500ft of the surface by the Sumatran quake. I could not imagine the techtonic forces that would be required to do such a thing. It would take someting for more powerfull than a Mag 8.9 or 10.0 i would imagine. I don’t honestly believe that the purvyers of this non-sense actually believe it themselves. They are either exploiting an existing market or they’re trying to create new ones. I apollogise for the length of my reply and my possible misspelling of the word “purvyers” My spellchecker is down.

        Enjoy the podcast

        Comment by David Coleman — February 26, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

      • I’m not sure, David. I listen to some of these people and I agree, they probably don’t believe themselves. James van Praagh is a good example considering his non-disclosure agreements and other things. But I listen to people like David Wilcox or Mike Bara and, well, either they’re very good actors and have a very consistent story in their little minds, or they’re just crazy.

        Comment by Stuart Robbins — February 26, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

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