How do we find the ''best'' explanation?

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  1. river

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    Halton Arp , discovered that Red Shifts where not about distance of a galaxy but age . The younger the Quasar the higher the red shift .

    Hannes Alfven , studied the Aurora , and gave the theory of plasma currents in the Universe . Birkland currents
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting.
    If I understand it, distance can be equated to age. Red shift occurs from either perspective.
    Else the term "light-year" (distance) would be meaningless, no?

    Hannes Alfven , studied the Aurora , and gave the theory of plasma currents in the Universe . Birkland currents[/QUOTE] Wow! He formulated a solution to cosmic plasma currents?
    From what reference point?

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    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear...ction-to-plasma-physics-i-fall-2003/index.htm

    The field is being studied still, no?

    Do you mean he didn't get rich from his work? Most scientists don't, unless they come up with a unique but testable perspective of commercial value.
    Einstein never received the Nobel prize for E = Mc^2

     
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  5. river

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    Wow! He formulated a solution to cosmic plasma currents?
    From what reference point?

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    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear...ction-to-plasma-physics-i-fall-2003/index.htm[/QUOTE]

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Alfvén#Research
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Shall do. You have peaked my interest.....

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  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Piqued?
     
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  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Poked?

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  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Lol, yes if you want to be French about it.
    But yes;
    It can also be misunderstood.
    Reminds me of a person in a restaurant "gar-con, gar-con, I am really getting pick-ed by the slow service....and this fill-ett mig-non is raw, plus my horse-deoover is limp"

    I used it in the context: Peaking; rising to a pinnacle. I'm trying to keep it simple.
     
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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It's still bad English. "Peaked" or "peaking", in the sense you claim you were using it, is not a transitive verb. You do not peak something. Something peaks. Period.
     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, my interest peaked after River's urging; "Investigate deeper into his research
     
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