EINSTEIN and EMPTINESS

  “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 at that […]

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 […]

What MONCKTON is DOING WRONG (since he asks)

“If it isn’t showing up in my atmospheric monitoring, what am I doing wrong?” appeals Lord Monckton in a 2013 interview with Jonathan Eisen.   In fact there are many competent professionals and citizen researchers into the ‘chemtrails’ phenomenon who could give him a lead in how to conduct a methodical investigation, and enlighten him as to […]

KRISTEN MEGHAN and the APPEAL to PROFESSIONAL IGNORANCE

The appeal to ignorance is a reflex response to novel information. Kristen Meghan‘s first reaction on hearing talk of “chemtrails” was to feel professionally affronted. She was an industrial hygienist and environmental specialist working for the Air Force in bio-environmental engineering. She joined up after 9/11 and was committed to her oath of service, and […]

CRITICAL LACUNAE: MONCKTON and CHOMSKY, GATEKEEPERS

The appeal to ignorance is simultaneously an appeal to lack of imagination. Without imagination, new knowledge is impossible. How can you believe something you cannot imagine? When deployed by a trained mind, the argumentum ad ignorantiam represents a cynical ploy to exploit these limitations. One man who has argued with keen logic and clarity against […]