7: DREAM OF A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

Atchara was returning from the market, walking to the end of the street where the motorcycle taxis wait, when she heard crying. Deep, heart-broken sobbing, coming from somewhere nearby. Curious, she turned into a side street. She was going in the right direction, though now, strangely, the crying sounded further away. The street had a […]

Sheldrake and Ten

SKULL BEYOND THE SKY? Rupert Sheldrake asks this beautiful question: if everything you see is an image inside your head — the whole world reduced to a tiny theater or screen somewhere in your brain — then is your skull beyond the sky? Or do you see the things themselves, your mind reaching out to […]

EINSTEIN and EMPTINESS

THE TESLA ERASURE (2) “It seems to me that the arguments which have led up to the theory (Relativity), and the whole state of mind of most physicists with regard to it, may some day become one of the puzzles of history.” Professor P W Bridgeman (1936) ∆ Tesla was effectively sidelined by 1905, and […]

The TESLA ERASURE

It’s a very strange thing. The man who lit and connected the modern world — the creator of the foundational technologies upon which the world we know is built: electrical current, radio transmission, fluorescent lighting, radar, remote control, and a great deal more — was written out of the science and the history books, and […]

THE COSMOGONY OF ERIC P DOLLARD

  “There’s an understanding that is not desired to exist”   It was 1970, and Eric Dollard was sleeping rough at the RCA-Marconi Wireless Station at Bolinas, California, where he had worked from the age of seventeen until it was closed down. On Green Street, nearby, there was a house where a guy called Philo Farnsworth […]

E PUR SI MUOVE

HOW I KILLED A FLAT-EARTHER, AND WHY IT WAS PROBABLY WRONG Yes, for those of you lucky enough not to have come across it, flat earth is a thing — a self-styled ‘movement’ in fact. I’ve been aware of it for a while, because I sometimes watch weird stuff on Youtube, and, you know, things […]

FIG-LEAF for CLOVERLEAF

The atmospheric aerosol program, I have read, goes by the umbrella designation of Operation CLOVERLEAF. The name suggests the intersection of a number of overlapping programs or ‘leaves’. The public cover — the fig-leaf, if you like — is climate remediation. Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Edward Teller, one of the first scientists […]