I dare him...double-dog dare him, to include some of his hoax "findings" in his class papers. I mean, he's be in a great position to teach his professor a thing or two, probably get really high marks for his insight...right? ;D
Would the various spectra of space radiation, and the shielding therefrom, be in the curricula? I suppose the real question would be whether he can accept a lot of his errant beliefs being dashed to bits...
If it's true about his enrollment, it could be interesting.
Would the various spectra of space radiation, and the shielding therefrom, be in the curricula?
Possibly not the shielding aspects, but it could depend on the nature of the course.
Studying at that level though requires one to link concepts in physics and apply them across different fields. If he is studying astrophysics he should begin to apply new found knowledge and work out the errors of his claims. I doubt he will be able to approach it objectively though.
Being taught a degree is not simply about massing knowledge, it is also about applying that knowledge and being able to examine it from a critical perspective. That is to say, understand the knowledge gaps and the limitations of evidence and theories. After all, physics only describes abstract models to describe the world we live in; and many of them have limits.
What I find quite interesting is that he staunchly defended Ralph Rene's alternative science, yet he tells us he is pursuing a conventional taught course in astrophysics. I'm sure he'll be able to come up with some excuse that Ralph was correct, and we'll have the piece of paper to tell us that he has sufficient credentials to make that judgment. I really do hope this folds out, because it will get even more ridiculous than before.
We're assuming that he actually believes the hoax theory garbage is true. Maybe he never actually believed it and just wants to get a degree as a way to add credibility to his moon hoax scam. "I've got a physics degree and I'm telling you the moon landings were faked... now buy my DVD!"
Don't get me wrong. When I say I'm indifferent to Jarrah White, that's not to say I'm indifferent to the danger that comes from a lack of critical thinking. And toward that end I've devoted considerable time and effort into correcting the misconceptions in the Apollo hoax claims. That's where my expertise lies and what my time permits.
But Jarrah adds a layer of personal animosity and obsession that makes it unclear what he is really trying to do. I think it's important to correct misconceptions about space science, but most of the world wouldn't be interested in correcting the artifacts of his fixation on certain people. That's why I'm indifferent to him, but not to the hoax theory.
Here's a bit of sad news which will affect jarrah directly (from http://www.collectspace.com):
Brian O'Leary, 1940-2011: Brian T. O'Leary, who in 1967 was selected by NASA with 11 scientist-astronauts but resigned six months later, died July 28 at 71. O'Leary wrote in his book "The Makings of an Ex-Astronaut" that he disliked the jet pilot training and grew disillusioned with NASA's treatment of scientist-astronauts at the time. After leaving NASA, O'Leary held several teaching and research positions before his personal interests led him away from mainstream science. Since 2003, O'Leary wrote and spoke about unconventional clean energy sources.
"they have more than a problem..." flight loop Apollo 13