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Henry H. Bauer
Henry H. Bauer (born Austria, 1931[1]) is author of the book Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy (1984)

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Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

Main article: Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy

In his book, Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy, Henry Bauer criticizes the research of Immanuel Velikovsky, author of Worlds in Collision (1950). Time magazine refers to Bauer's book as "the definitive treatise debunking Immanuel Velikovsky."[2] Bauer's work on Velikovsky is also cited in a Science article on Velikovsky[3] and by C. Leroy Ellenberger, editor of Kronos, a publication founded to explore Velikovsky's work. [4] Bauer's book is praised as "(a) very valuable contribution to the literature on a major controversy" by NASA Institute director Robert Jastrow,[5] and Marcello Truzzi says that "Bauer's remarkable book will be viewed, even by Velikovskians, as a great improvement over previous critical studies."[5]

Background

Bauer is an emeritus professor of chemistry and science studies, and emeritus dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech").[6] Bauer earned his Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Sydney. He became editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, a publication devoted to fringe science, after his retirement in 1999.[6]

References

  1. Henry H. Bauer's personal website
  2. Michael D. Lemonick/Gainesville, "Science on the Fringe Michael D. Lemonick/Gainesville, May 24, 2005
  3. John W. Patterson, "Lessons of a Controversy: Beyond Velikovsky", Science, vol. 228, issue 4705, pages 1304-1305, June 14, 1985. doi
  4. Leroy Ellenberger, A lesson from Velikovsky Skeptical Inquirer, reprinted from Kronos, Summer 1986, volume 10, issue 4, pages = 380-381.
  5. a b Henry H. Bauer, Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy 1984, University of Illinois Press, ISBN 978-0-252-06845-4. Back cover
  6. a b Biomedical Seminars: "Truth Stranger Than Fiction: HIV is Not The Cause of AIDS publ. Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sep 12, 2007

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