Strange sounds in the sky NOT explained by scientists


People fascinated by the sky noises phenomena were abuzz when a real-life scientist put forth explanations for the events:

Mr. Khalilov, what is the nature of the unusual very low-pitched sounds reported by a great number of people in different parts of the planet since the summer of 2011? Many call them “The Sound of the Apocalypse”. Information about that comes from all over the world: US, UK, Costa Rica, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia, etc.
How did he do with his answers?
I picked apart this piece bit by bit and it turned out to be too long to be included here at Doubtful News. So, I posted it to my personal blog, but here is the conclusion:

It is so easy for the casual reader to be fooled by the setup and delivery of these stories. I found this piece recirculated on conspiracy forums and on websites like “Signs of the Times”. Audiences for those sites seemed to like it because it was a “Professor” validating their views that the sounds were real and they could be explained. They didn’t take notice that “EXPLAINED BY SCIENTISTS” meant one with creative ideas but without a solid argument to support it. And, they apparently didn’t read the article or get what he was saying. I didn’t get it!

Visitors to Khalilov’s Wikipedia page might be impressed. I’m not so easily impressed by awards, memberships and chairing self-established organizations with fancy names. Lots of people with flawed ideas have credentials, including many PhDs. Just because you have accolades does not mean you are right about everything. Science works on community principles and the community has not endorsed this explanation or even its premises.

I didn’t even pick closely at many of the “facts” stated in this piece because I’m not a geophysicist or a climate specialist. But the numerous flubs, no supporting evidence and poorly constructed claims cause me to label this as worthless, even pseudoscientific. I’ll await any further information on research results that support such allegations. But for now, this is a clear case of “sounds sciencey” but not solid science. This is not the answer to the mysteries of the sky sounds.

To read the whole piece, quote by quote, see : Scientist states he has explanations(s) for sky noise but it only sounds sciencey which shows you that you don’t have to be an expert to ask questions. And, a so-called expert can be REALLY off base.

  1 comment for “Strange sounds in the sky NOT explained by scientists

  1. February 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Something strange is definitely going on. I posted more audio/video on my blog here. Keep spreading the word on this.

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