Two new cosmology books could not be more different scientifically, but each has its fans and the books are battling on the Amazon.com best-seller lists within the subjects of the universe, cosmology and astrophysics. The 594-page, April 2008, hardcover book, “Cosmology,” was written as a graduate textbook for mainstream cosmology and as a reference book.
Jerome Drexler’s 292-page, March 2008, dark matter based paperback, “Discovering Postmodern Cosmology,” solves mysteries of astronomy. It also provides extensive evidence that mainstream cosmology is seriously flawed and should be overhauled and explains how that might be accomplished.
The author of “Cosmology” is a Nobel Laureate and theoretical physicist with four decades of high level scientific achievements in academia. Drexler was a world-class inventor-scientist in the field of applied physics at Bell Labs and Drexler Technology (Nasdaq:DRXR) in Silicon Valley, with 76 U.S. patents, who entered into astro-cosmology on a full time basis in 2003. Since then, he has authored a trilogy of contrarian astro-cosmology books published in December 2003, May 2006, and March 2008.
Being an “outsider” and a contrarian, Drexler’s postmodern cosmology has not been analyzed or evaluated relative to mainstream cosmology in any scientific paper or book. He is waiting for that to happen; it would be healthy for cosmology no matter what the outcome.
Such professional analyses and evaluations would be beneficial to NASA, NSF, the U.S. DOE and the private foundations of W.M. Keck, Alfred P. Sloan, Gordon Moore, Fred Kavli, Peter Gruber, John Templeton, and Bruce McWilliams who are financially supporting American cosmological research. These organizations certainly deserve to have the most advanced cosmology available to their researchers.
Drexler’s May 22, 2006 book, “Comprehending and Decoding the Cosmos,” which plausibly solves at least 15 cosmic enigmas, is cataloged and available in over 40 astronomy and physics libraries around the world. They include libraries at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Cornell, Harvard- Smithsonian, Vassar, and the universities of Hawaii, Toronto, Illinois, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Goettingen, Groningen, Copenhagen, Chile, Bologna, Helsinki, Lisbon, Guadalajara, Kyoto, and the Max-Planck-Institut for Astrophysik.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jerome Drexler is a former member of the technical staff and group supervisor at Bell Labs, former research professor in physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and founder and former Chairman and chief scientist of LaserCard Corp.(Nasdaq: LCRD). He has been awarded 76 U.S. patents, honorary Doctor of Science degrees from NJIT and Upsala College, a degree of Honorary Fellow of the Technion, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at Stanford University, a three-year Bell Labs graduate study fellowship, the 1990 “Inventor of the Year Award” for Silicon Valley and recognition as the original inventor in 1978 of the now widely-used digital optical disk “Laser Optical Storage System.” He is a member of the Board of Overseers of New Jersey Institute of Technology and an Honorary Life Member of the Technion