Hangs out in the sci.* hierarchy
, as in sci.physics . "NASA
goal, ambition and aim must be the reorbiting Venus into Earth's orbit
by the year 2004. Otherwise NASA will lose its viability. That wee should
not permit ! never ! never !" Is convinced that altering Earth's orbit
is the only way to cure humanity of its evil deviance; puts subject
lines in ALL CAPS. In Real Life tm, is a retired tenured
math professor at a
Iowa State U. A miniFAQ of Abian, critiqued MST3K style, is available. Has
been interviewed by the BBC
, and broadcast...
Aiee. How Soon They Forget (tm).
The "scientist" in question was/is none other than Alexander Abian.
Yes, he may have moved on to "reorbiting Venus to make it a born-again
Earth", but he began on a smaller scale, closer to home.
...you forgot to mention that you can also find
Dr. Abian's work in the Weekly World News from time to time. Yes, the
bastion of supermarket journalism has indeed employed our own Dr.
Abian for what nefarious purposes I can not remember. But ooh, it was a doozy!
The above was shamelessly lifted from the net.legends
Unfortunately Dr Abian has died
. The entry doesn't talk about all the good stuff
he has done with set
theory. Perhaps proof that you can be a kook
in one field and respected in another.
In the interests of content I'm also including the following extracted from a letter I wrote to Rimma Abian with regards
to her father. (Original spelling retained)
When I first came to usenet I read the pyhsics newsgroups because that was
what I was interested in. Thats where I first encounted your father, a
person I found faciniting. In his writing I found an intelegent person
advocating what was a very non-mainstreem view.
I watched him talk and interact balencing the points he made and the
points that others made. It was my first experence of usenet, and one
that remains with me to this day. Threw that period I matured and learned
much, I owe alot to Usenet and by extention alot to your father. I am who
I am because of your father, I am a better person because of your father.
I may call him a kook but he was a good person and a person who made the
world a better place.