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Who is David Esker?

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I once read that overnight success takes about fifteen years. If only it could be so easy!

I discovered the Square-Cube Law when I was only thirteen. I was making calculations for scaling up a traditional diamond shape kite to be three times taller when I discovered a problem that could prevent my kite from flying. When scaling, the ratio between the area and volume changes: the area of my kite scaled by a factor of three squared while the volume scaled by a factor of three cubed. I was astonished that the Square-Cube Law was not covered in my grade school science class.

Within the next few years I saw how the Square-Cube Law applied to biology and soon I became confident in my conclusion that the large dinosaurs presented a paradox to science. Yet at this point I did not know the complete solution to the dinosaur problem. While it appeared that gravity had something to do with allowing the dinosaurs to grow exceptionally large, it seemed highly improbable that gravity could change.

I scored in the highest category of the ACT college entrance exam, the top two percent of those taking the exam. My high school advisor informed me that I could attend any university in the country. But unfortunately I had to go to work.

Many years later I was successful in returning to college and completed my bachelors and masters degrees in physics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. From there I learned how to be a good physics instructor by working for several years as an adjunct physics instructor at Southwestern Illinois College.

But I found it stressful trying to squeak out a living on part-time instructor pay so I returned to college to study geophysics. While a part of me was exploring the idea of changing fields, my secret motive was to learn more about geology so that I could solve the dinosaur paradox. After only a year at Missouri University of Science and Technology – Rolla, I had completed all of the course work for a master’s geophysics degree with a 3.9 GPA.

After a year of teaching physics at the Arkansas School for Math and Science, I became the physics instructor for Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Around the time that I started my work at PPCC I made the discovery that Galileo was actually the first to write about the Square-Cube Law. Similar to when I discovered the Square-Cube Law as a teenager, I was again baffled as to how the Square-Cube Law could be missing from science education when no less than Galileo had pointed out to the science community the importance of this scientific concept.

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The mysteries continued when I came across a problem in the physics textbook regarding the Brachiosaurus’ difficulties in pumping blood to its head. Based on the calculations of the generated blood pressure, the physics textbook was correct in concluding that the Brachiosaurus could not have lifted its head above its shoulders. Yet I had to agree with the paleontologists choice of mounting the Brachiosaurus with its head held up high. The name Brachiosaurus meaning arm lizard refers to the fact that the Brachiosaurus is an exceptional dinosaur in that its forward legs are longer than its rear legs. The logical explanation of the longer forward legs is that the Brachiosaurus was extending the reach of its mouth to be as high as possible. It was no longer possible to ignore these scientific incongruities. It was time for me to solve the dinosaur paradox.

Once I gave the dinosaur paradox serious attention I was surprised at how easy it was to solve. As it is shown in the Dinosaur Solution chapter, the logical arguments and mathematics that lead to the Thick Atmosphere Solution are relatively simple. Nearly every science principle I present in this website can be found in standard college science textbooks.

My challenging of these century-old false beliefs of the science community is no small achievement, and risking my scientific reputation is an action that I do not take lightly. So I have often reworked my calculation and questioned my own conclusions along with welcoming the challenges of others. In the early days of my research, when temporary baffled by a new problem, I would think about the form of the dinosaurs before pressing on to discover each new solution.

All dinosaurs had a strong flexible tail and nearly all dinosaurs had larger rear legs than forward legs. The only feasible explanation for this unique form is that dinosaurs needed a strong flexible tail and strong rear legs to move quickly through an extremely thick fluid. That thick fluid was the Earth’s extremely thick atmosphere. Some people can not imagine the dinosaurs ‘swimming’ through the thick Mesozoic atmosphere but nevertheless the shape of dinosaurs is evidence that speaks for itself.

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More information on why dinosaurs had a strong flexible tail and larger rear legs is given in the Biology Revolution chapter.

Real Scientific theories do more than just seem to explain a few facts; they make predictions. The result of my investigation of how dinosaurs could be so large led to the solution that the Earth must have had an extremely thick atmosphere. This result makes clear predictions in regards to the shape of dinosaurs, the global climate of the Mesozoic era, the explanation of the existence of massive carbonated rock deposits, oceanic volcanism and the evolution of the Earth, and a new understanding of the development of our solar system.

With so many easily verifiable predictions it seemed improbable that the evidence would show it passing so many tests. Yet as the picture above shows concerning the shape of the dinosaurs the thick atmosphere solution passed that test, and throughout this website I have shown that it passes all the tests. I was 1) initially shocked to find so many undisclosed major paradoxes spread around the science disciplines, and 2) naturally pleased to see my theory perform so well in resolving all of them.

Please feel free to contact me if you have a question or comment.


David Esker