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Old 01-26-2020, 04:37 PM   #21
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Default What Kind of Physicist (in the real world) Would Investigate the Occult?

Originally Posted by Daigoro View Post
On the physics front, I was thinking a high energy physicist or particle physicist, who might have theories to test about the nature of reality on the island. Your tellurgist, though, would probably cover the same ground.

As well as measuring gravity and EM propagation, he might try to observe radioactive decay samples. Bubble chambers, cloud chambers or spark chambers might still work effectively when electronics fail.

And he might be dreaming about getting a portable synchrotron onto the island to test CP-parity of kaons, although I don't think we can do that on a desktop device today, let alone in the 90s.

There are also secondary cosmic rays which can be observed at ground level, but I'm not sure how much he could calculate about them on the spot.

In your opinion, is it likely that a physicist who could carry out some or all of these experiments might have been employed by Kessler before, in the period 1987-1995, researching something related to the paranormal?

By which I mean, if you knew for a fact that the supernatural existed and had spent years trying to learn more about it and gather evidence that there existed a paranormal threat to humanity, would one of the scholars and academics you consulted be some variety of physicist?

And if so, which variety would be most plausible?
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