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I am a Rancher in a remote area in New Mexico. Even though my thoughts on physics are pointless for some regular guy like me, they plague my daily thoughts. I have two sons who also seem to have received this bad science questions gene.

Unfortunately, I do not know any Physicists or scientists to ask about questions that I have regarding gravity. Your description says that you can explain  alternative theories.

You are the only online person that I have asked and I am not some kind of crazy person (or at least I don't harass). I have my question (about five pages long but still one question) put together but cannot-copy paste it into this box. Can I email you directly?

This site looks like it is mostly to help students and etc. If you don't answer questions from regular people, please disregard this.

Thank you!

Students are "regular people."  I answer questions from anyone, really, but giving out my personal email on this forum makes it accessible to bots for harvesting and spam.  So not really unless you want to post your email here and I email you.  If you specifically request a message remain private I'll do that, but otherwise I find that a surprising number of people have the same question and I like to answer them publicly.  Anyhow, just post it a little at a time in several questions if you can't post it all in one for some reason and I'll answer it.  I only get a couple of questions a day.


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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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