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Paul Dowling

Biography:

Paul Dowling has a Bachelors and Masters degree from The Juilliard School in New York City. For the past three years, Paul has been the creative force behind the show, Forensic Files airing on Court TV. Mr. Dowling serves as Executive Producer/Writer and also created the series. Mr. Dowling has produced and written numerous television series, documentaries and specials in the fields of forensic science, medicine and health. He was the Executive Producer of Medical Detectives and also the co-founder of Medstar Television.

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Astronomical Misconceptions

Phil Plait (website), who works in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State, has made it his mission to clear up misconceptions about astronomy. One of his targets, as the main guest on Monday's show, was the work of maverick physicist James McCanney. He's just plain wrong about comets not being made mostly of ice and rock and in his assertion that comets can be as large as planets, Plait said. He cited a probe that measured Halley's Comet and found it to be only 10 miles long back in 1985/6. He also took aim at the recent Harmonic Concordance, which was considered by many to be a celestially significant event as the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Chiron formed into a Star of David pattern over a two-day period. But Plait noted that the pattern doesn't hold up if it's taken into account that these objects are at vastly different distances from the Earth. For more on his comments on these and other "bad astronomy" topics view the specialpage he created for ... More »

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