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The Bermuda Triangle

Can the scientific method


explain the vast amount
of irregular
disappearances?
The Bermuda Triangle
How can the scientific
method explain the
vast amount of
irregular
disappearances?
What is the scientific
method?
•Investigates an event
•Acquisition of a new
knowledge
•Corrects old theories
•Based on observable,
experimentable and measurable
evidence.
Scientific Method
Difference between Scientific Law,
Theory and Hypothesis

Scientific
Theory Hypothesis
Law fact
- An actual
- Describes rather - Subject to
- Yet to be proved
than explain change
- An educated
- True and - Based on a
guess
universal proven hypothesis
- Based on
- A single - Relates to
explanation
mathematical observations
equation
A Scientific Theory

•Logically proven
•Unprejudiced
•Repeatable
•Proved through an unbiased
approach
Issues with Scientific
Theory

•Subject to change
•They cannot convince anyone
who has a strong belief on
something that does not rest
on logical proof or evidence.
Does the Scientific Theory tell the
truth?

•It is said to be ‘true’


because it agrees with
experimental evidence.
• It is the best and most
logical explanation we can
currently obtain.
The Bermuda Triangle
•A region of dangerous
traveling area which is
responsible for the
disappearances of Aircraft
and ships
•Area goes from Miami ->
Bermuda -> Puerto Rico ->
Miami Thus making a
Triangle (Diagram on Left)
happenings date
back for
centuries

Only in past 50
years
disappearances
have been well
documented

Believed
Christopher
Columbus made
first encounter
when sailed in
1492
• His compass
haywire and
went
is
crew claimed to
American Airlines Inc
 August 28, 1991
 Airbus drops 1000 feet
injuring 30 passengers
Miss Fernandina
 85 foot shrimp trawler
 Lost off Flagler Beach in
Miami

QuickTimeª and a
TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
April 23 1999 <-
Simon’s B-day :)
 Genesis disappears with no
signal
 196 gross tons of steel

QuickTimeª and a
TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
Flight 19
•West to Florida
•East to Bahamas
•Islands and the mainland
should have been visible
•If the errors (with compass)
were constant then they
would have flown straight
and seen land somewhere
Reasons

Squad commander was
inexperienced and failed
to follow instructions

The aircraft were
operating under
conditions of
deteriorating weather
and visibility and with
a low fuel supply
• Magnetic
Alter compassesFields

The Bermuda triangle is one
of two places on earth
where compasses point
towards “true north”

Aurora Borealis (Northern
Lights)

Similar magnetic fields
would alter all electrical
equipment (emitting a
magnetic field) including
radios.
• Runs Gulf Stream
swiftly through the area
• Very
of a
capable of removing evidence
disaster and transporting it
many kilometers
• Strong currents over shallow reefs
creates fluctuations
• Also the fact there is shoal/reefs
around the islands as well as the
deepest marine trenches in the
world
• The Caribbean-Atlantic weather is
very unpredictable
• Severe storms can spring up and die
down again without satellites
picking them up
Methane Gas
• Appropriate conditions for the formation of
“methane gas hydrate” include:
• Areas of permafrost
• Deep sea floor where pressures and
temperatures are ideal for the build up of
this substance
• Eruptions can cause frothy water
• no longer capable of the buoyancy required
to support a ship (decreasing the density
of water)
• Not as dense as normal air
• Would cause air pockets “Hole in the sky”
• Can also cut out an aircrafts engine
Conclusion
 Scientific method CANNOT be
applied
 Not able to test
 No. of disappearances is
similar to that of other high
water traffic areas.
 That the scientific method
cannot be applied to the
Bermuda triangle is part of