Science & Techology

Science is a systematically constructed realitymap with a very practical outcome — technology. However, corporatism and politics have invaded it so that anything that would destablize our economic and/or socio-political world is ridiculed, dismissing it as a fundable research topic.

Is the universe a giant cosmic computer? Are we living in a computer simulation? Can consciousness be simulated? If reality is an illusion, how do we wake up to what is real? This is an open-minded exploration of some of these issues. [more]
The implications of Princeton's research which confirms that consciousness can directly affect Random Number Generators (RNGs) goes far beyond mind-over-matter considerations, overturning basic assumptions about causality and also questioning probability. [more]

The Ghost In Your Genes - Documentary on the Epigenetics Revolution / Jan 2013
Conventional science believes that our DNA is not altered by our lives and experiences, apart from radiation damage. But new research is showing that the lives we lead change our DNA so that our genetic makeup is a reflection of the actual lives of our parents and ancestors.

How to Scientifically Predict the Future: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Dec 2010)
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has an astonishing 90%+ success rate in predicting world events using game theory analysis of the internet. This appears to be the most scientific way to accurately predict the future, and Mequita is now consulting for the CIA and Defence Dept.

History reminds us that what is scientific truth today probably won't be tomorrow, and yet as a society we adopt meaningless science as our main social paradigm because it is 'true', regardless of the destructive consequences of those beliefs. [more]
Skepticism is just another form of religious fanaticism — a rejection of anything that threatens established orthodox belief systems. Skeptics are individuals intolerant of new perspectives, and therefore enemies of progress and discovery. [more]
Are you tired of having your experiences and spiritual beliefs dismissed by those more scientifically-minded? Are scientists attacking you for being "unscientific" and illogical? It is time to learn some mental Kung Fu. [more]

Evidence of Explosives Being Used on 9-11 is Irrefutable (Mar 2010)
An academic paper published in "The Open Chemical Physics Journal" last year conclusively proves that a variant of the demolition explosive thermite was found in all dust samples collected from the ruins of the World Trade Center. The paper — Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe — gives solid scientific backing to the numerous 9-11 truth movements that are calling for an independent enquiry. Click to view

The internet is Free Speech's greatest exponent in modern times, and yet, as a society, we are allowing big business to take control of it, a process that is eroding the expression and very definition of free speech. [more]
Free Energy Machine Down Under (Mar 2008)
Two Australian inventors have unveiled the world's first commercial free energy machine capable of powering a house with permanent, clean, green and virtually free energy. The machine, developed by Brinsmead mechanical engineer John Christie and Edge Hil electrician Lou Brits, has an international patent pending and is expected to go on the market for $4000 - $5000. There are in fact a number of free energy devices around the world that are being developed, but this seems to be the first commercial one, although it still requires the inventors to raise $500,000 to start their production plant. Click for more
Quackbusters Exposed As Scientific Frauds (Jan 2008)
Many of you will be aware of the US based quackbusters Stephen Barrett, who runs Quackwatch, and Michael Shermer, the director of Skeptic organisation. Both these quackbusters will put down anyone and any theory that disagrees with current orthodoxy. Less well known but a rising star on the UK quackbusters stage is Ben Goldacre, who has a skeptics column in The Guardian national newspaper and a blog called Bad Science. What all these quack-busters have in common is that they appear to be defending science, when in fact their are defending ideology. The difference is subtle and easy to miss for someone not scientifically literate, but these men are actually political rather than scientific animals, working feverishly to defend the interests of powerful industrial, technological and political organisations. Investigative journalist and author of Dirty Medicine, Martin Walker, has now written an esposé on this sort of quackbusting called Cultural Dwarfs and Junk Journalism in which he shows that quackbusters like Goldacre are actually scientific frauds with political motives. This book is available as a FREE download at Slingshot.
As long as we try to justify or explain our spiritual experiences with scientific philosophies we only bury ourselves deeper in ignorance by clutching to the illusion of understanding. [more]
Free Energy Going Public (Sep 2006)
Free energy is the future. It is generated by special generators able to extract energy directly out of the quantum vacuum. As a result, we will no longer have to burn oil which produces green-house gases, or nuclear fuels which also produce greenhouse gases in their manufacture and extremely dangerous waste. There are many inventors who claim to have invented a free energy device, but most have not held up to scrutiny and the remainder have found it difficult to be taken seriously. Now a company in Dublin, Ireland — Steorn Limited — has issued a dramatic challenge to the world's scientific community: "Test our technology and report your findings to the world." So far, 3,500 scientists have responded to this challenge, and these will be narrowed down to 12 of the most eminent, who will be given a chance to test Steorn's technology and see if it really can produce free energy. If it can, this will give the green light for alternative energy production and will encourage other free energy devices onto the market. The future of energy looks bright! Visit Steorn at www.steorn.com.
Quacks and quackbusters may have disparate beliefs but both share the same blind certainty in their own truth. AP examines the the limits of science and the myth of certainty. [more]
Mindless Alternatives
John Smith—07/2005
Just because a system is alternative does not automatically give it credibility or equivalence to established orthodoxies — most alternatives out there are pretty mindless. [more]
Breakthrough in Solar Panel Technology (2005)
After ten years of research, a team at the University of Johannesburg led by Professor Vivian Alberts, has developed an extremely thin and flexible metal alloy solar panel made out of copper-indium(gallium)-diselenide (CIGS). These new panels are not only more efficient than conventional ones, they are also much thinner and much cheaper to make, and have attracted £45m ($85m) investment from the German company IFE Solar Systems which is one of the global leaders in solar energy. What also makes these panels unique is their flexibility which opens up a whole host of possible applications.
The Quantum Reality Map
John Smith—12/2004
With the recent release of the film "What The Bleep Do We Know?", quantum theory is once again in the public imagination. Here is a short rundown of the philosophical implications of the quantum reality map. [more]
The reaction of a former Gregg Braden fan to a lecture he gave at London's Alternatives on the 29th March 2004 promoting his latest book, The God Code. [more]
To date, Alex Schiffer has converted four car engines to run on orgone energy using the Joe Cell Method. This is a clean and freely available source of energy that will revolutionize society. Although nobody as yet fully understands how this process works, following are three explanation of how the Joe Cell might work. [more]

NEW SCIENTIST has done an interesting piece (Mar 2005) on "13 things that don't make sense" in the scientific world. We can think of a lot more, but considering this is an orthodox science magazine, we felt it was worth summarizing their list here:

  1. The Placebo Effect: Fabrizio Benedetti of the University of Turin has done some excellent work on the placebo effect by showing that a morphine-blocker, naloxone, works even if the a saline placebo is being used instead of morphine!
  2. The Horizon Problem: How did the universe become so uniform in its background radiation when its size and the limit to the speed of light prevents any hot or cold spots evening out their temperatures?
  3. Ultra-Energetic Cosmic Rays: Physicists in Japan have reported over the last 10 years cosmic rays so powerful that there is nothing in the universe scientists can think of that might have caused them.
  4. Homeopathy Research Results: Madeleine Ennis, a pharmacologist at Queen's University, Belfast, wanted to prove once and for all the homeopathy was bunkum. Only problem was that her research shows that it works.
  5. Dark Matter: If our understanding of gravity is correct, then the galaxies should spin apart with centripetal forces. To fudge this one, scientists have invented "dark matter" — matter that cannot be detected (very scientific!).
  6. Mars' Methane: In 1976 the Viking Landers picked up carbon-14-containing nutrients in the Martian soil. This has not been corroborated by other missions but some scientists stick by the claim.
  7. Tetraneutrons: Four years ago scientists at the Ganil accelerator in France detected six particles that should not exist according to current laws of physics — tetraneutrons.
  8. The Pioneer Anomaly: Now that both Pioneer spacecraft have done their bit of planet studying, they should be drifting off predictably into deep space. Problem is that they are accelerating away slightly faster than they should.
  9. Dark Energy: For the expansion of the universe to agree with General Relativity, it was proposed in 1998 that dark energy was hidden in empty space. Problem is it has never been pinned down so Relativity itself may need altering.
  10. The Kuiper Cliff: Beyond Pluto there is a region of space called the Kuiper belt that is made of icy rocks. These rocks stop suddenly as you go out which hints that there might be a large 10th planet sweeping them. But it remains unseen.
  11. The Wow Signal: On 15 Aug 1977 scientists at Ohio State University looking for intelligent signals coming from space came across one so unnatural-looking that one of them wrote "Wow!" by the data print out. It has never repeated.
  12. Variable Physical Constants: Australian astronomers researching light from quasars in 1997 noticed anomalies in their data that can only be explained if Alpha, a physical constant that determines how light interacts with matter, once had a different value.
  13. Cold Fusion: This one was viciously dismissed by the scientific community when Fleishmann and Pons at Utah University first unveiled their lab results in 1989. Now, even the US Department of Energy is giving it the thumbs up.

   "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
   "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
   "Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
   "The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
   "It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994 (Source: www.planetary.org)
News: Einstein — Genius or Plagiarist? (5 Dec 2004)
Professor Friedwardt Winterberg has recently published a paper in German scientific journal Z. Naturforsch showing that Einstein may well have plagiarized David Hilbert's work in the development of General Relativity. A 1997 paper published by Corry, Renn and Stachel in Science had argued that Hilbert had amended his paper on seeing Einstein's finished work, but this has now been disproved. In fact, Einstein continued to put forward his incorrect derivation of General Relativity after Hilbert had derived the correct equations. But Einstein may have had some underhanded allies: Hibert's original proofs for his paper preceding Einstein's have been deliberately mutilated, with key sections cut out that have helped obscure this issue. Science is almost invariably a collaborative venture with each person building on another person's work. Einstein's name has been synonymous with genius because he had the knack of deriving highly original theories out of thin-air, with thought experiments. Now we may know where his "genius" came from. (For more information, read Christopher J. Bjerknes's book, Albert Einstein: The Incorrigible Plagiarist or visit his website.)