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Suppression of New Ideas & Innovation|
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 21:36:25 EST by vlad
Press Release from Sebastopol, California
Human history is riddled with examples of innovations and research that
had been suppressed and derogated by the leading science community and
the accepted scientific conventions of the time. Throughout human
history, many innovators became the victims of the insults of the
skeptical scientific, governmental and corporate power elites.
Many scientists and scholars know that disagreeing with the dominant view is risky, especially when that view is backed by powerful interest groups. When someone presents a new research, unconventional or unpopular scientific view, or comes out with a new way of doing things that threatens a powerful interest group, typically a government, industry or professional body, representatives of that group attack the innovator's ideas and the innovator personally. Such attacks are carried out by censoring writing, blocking publications, withdrawing or denying grants, taking legal actions, or spreading rumors.
What are the effects of suppression of new ideas, intellectual dissent, unconventional, or unpopular scientific views? Suppression is not only a denial of the open debate that is the foundation of a free society, it also creates artificial barriers and in effect retard innovation and creativity. Moreover, it has a chilling effect that breeds external censorship as well as self-censorship. If we can learn anything from the history of science, it is the dissidents and the unconventional thinkers who have spurred science on.
The following quotes and facts illustrate the initial hostile and trivializing attitude towards new ideas, scientific inquiries, and revolutionary discoveries.
“I watched his countenance closely, to see if he was not deranged... and I was assured by other Senators after we left the room that they had no confidence in it." --Reaction of Senator Smith of Indiana after Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph before member of Congress in 1842.
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
When Nobel Laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar presented his ideas at the Royal Astronomical Society in January 1935, most famous astronomer at that time, Arthur Eddington, ridiculed his ideas. It took decades before the Chandrasekhar Limit was accepted by all astrophysicists and eventually his idea became the foundation for the theory of black holes. Chandrasekhar was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics.
Galileo’s ideas about the universe were first dismissed as being impossible. The priests and aristocrats feared the worldview that his ideas were beginning to force upon people. Galileo was placed under house arrest until the end of his life.
Nobel prize-winning biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi never got funded for his work on the relevance of quantum physics to living organisms.
As documented by Dr. Brian Martin, government scientists critical of nuclear power have lost their staff and have been transferred as a form of harassment.
“Mr. Bell, after careful consideration of your invention, while it is a very interesting novelty, we have come to the conclusion that it has no commercial possibilities." -- J. P. Morgan's comments on behalf of the officials and engineers of Western Uni0n after a demonstration of the telephone.
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." --Western Uni0n internal memo, 1876.
When Scanning-tunneling microscope was invented in 1982, it was met by hostility and ridicule from the specialists in the microscopy field. In 1986, the inventors won the Nobel prize.
George Ohm's initial publication was met with ridicule and dismissal and it was called "a tissue of naked fantasy." Ten years later, scientists recognized its great importance.
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" --David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" --H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
--Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" --Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.
Stanford Ovshinsky's invention of glasslike semiconductors was attacked by physicists and ignored for more than a decade. Finally he got funding from the Japanese for his work. Consequently, the new science of amorphous semiconductor physics was born.
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." --Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
When Sherwood Rowland, Mario Molina and Paul Crutzen first warned that chemicals called cholorofluorocarbons or CFCs, were destroying the ozone layer they were ridiculed for their work. In 1995, Rowland, Molina and Crutzen, won a Nobel Prize.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man." --G. B. Shaw.
In 1908 Billy Durant, in trying to raise money to create an automobile trust, boasted to J.P. Morgan & Co. "that the time would come when half a million automobiles a year will be running on the roads of this country." This annoyed Morgan partner George W. Perkins who said "If that fellow has any sense, he'll keep those observations to himself." Unable to raise capital in Wall Street, Durant went home and put together something called General Motors.
When Warren and his team introduced a new facet to MRI theory, his colleagues at Princeton told him that his insane ideas were endangering his career. They held a mean-spirited bogus presentation mocking his work. After seven years, Warren was vindicated. His discoveries are leading to the development of new MRI techniques.
During 1903 to 1908, Wrights' claims about their airplane invention were not believed. Most American scientists discredited the Wrights and proclaimed that their mechanism was a hoax.
When Thomas Edison became successful with a light bulb filament he invited members of the scientific community to observe his demonstration. Although many from the general public went to witness the lamp, the noted scientists refused to attend. Sir William Siemens, England's most distinguished engineer said "Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievous to its true progress." Professor Du Moncel said "The Sorcerer of Menlo Park appears not to be acquainted with the subtleties of the electrical sciences. Mr. Edison takes us backwards."
"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction." --Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology, 1872.
"Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value." -- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
Famous Quotations on New Ideas & Innovation
"If at first, the idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it." -- Albert Einstein.
“At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and mad men.” -- Aldous Huxley.
"Every great advance in science has been issued from a new audacity of the imagination" --John Dewey.
"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next" --John Stuart Mill.
"Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created" --Albert Einstein.
"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess"
"That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time" --John Stuart Mill.
"The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false."--Paul Johnson
"Concepts which have proved useful for ordering things easily assume so great an authority over us, that we forget their terrestrial origin and accept them as unalterable facts. They then become labeled as "conceptual necessities", etc. The road of scientific progress is frequently blocked for long periods by such errors." --Albert Einstein
"All great truths began as blasphemies." --George Bernard Shaw
All of the above can be found on the Home Page of Scientific Journals International
(Thanks to Mark Goldes - MPI)
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|Re: Suppression of New Ideas & Innovation (Score: 1)|
by malc on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 @ 08:07:41 EST
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|Whoa hold on there. I think you'll find that the skeptical attitude to MPI and Mr Goldes expressed here is NOT "his" use of technology currently not in the physics books. Our skeptical attitude is due to the continual posting of information suggesting he has the technology working and yet month after month after month....after month there is no black box to buy from your local hardware store that enables us to unplug from the national grid and never visit a petrol station again. In other words he's all hot air and no substance.|
I personally believe that a permanent magnet generator is possible. I believe it's a matter of geometry and timing.
I also believe that there is a solid state energy source yet to be discovered that taps into the ZPE fluctuations at a quantum level.
I also believe that gravity is severly misunderstood and that anti gravity is also waiting to be discovered by somebody willing to throw the current "laws" of physics in the bin and rewrite them.
I would also be willing to bet that these technologies are already employed by the US military. I find it extraordinary that the most advanced long distance plane is the 1960's blackbird. So we went from a biplane in the 20's to mach 4 blackbird in the 60's and from the 60's to now.........nothing much.....a few tweaks to some computer control but propulsion! Nothing! I DON'T BELIEVE IT. I also find it totallly impossible to believe that the US with all that hardware in space and a grounded shuttle sat there earth bound watching all those Russian and Chinese launches......get real!!!!!!!!!!
I think you'll find the military laws of physics are different from those taught in universities.
|Re: Suppression of New Ideas & Innovation (Score: 1)|
by PacketSender on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 @ 15:32:50 EST
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|Another of Goldes’ monthly regurgitation pieces, but this time with a slightly different angle. I imagine he’s received a few too many negative (insightful) comments on his never-ending projections and pleas for cash.|
Different angle, maybe, but the same message.
It’s transparent that Goldes’ is seeking credibility by comparing his nonsense with claims that were dismissed but later found to be true. (In absence of anything else, Mark certainly does like to cite quotes.) Unfortunately he’s putting the cart before the horse here; there can be no valid comparison until he proves his theories are correct. Until that day this is nothing more than another attempt to convince gullible investors to hand over funds.
Is the new idea of ‘Virtual Photon Flux’ suppressed? I see no evidence of that. Look around the WWW, Goldes’ ‘executive summaries’, projections, and pandering are on more websites, blogs and forums than some newly accepted theories.
Better yet, is there an innovation here that’s been suppressed? Is it that free energy generator that’s been promised ad-nauseam for years now? Maybe it’s the “desktop toys that require no batteries”. If so who suppressed it, and how? If there is any suppression, I suggest it’s self inflicted.
I have noticed something that Mark may think of as suppression. As he trolls around the Internet posting vague please for cash, most of the responses he draws are negative. It appears that most people have common sense and believe they know a con when they see one. Many are vocal, and in being so may scare off potential investors. Are these people suppressing cash flow at MPI? (Personally, I hope so.)
This is nothing more than another Goldes’ attempt to legitimize his hogwash and dupe unsuspecting investors.
Same crap, different wrapper.
|Will a Revolutionary Energy Breakthrough Help to Kick-Start the Economy? (Score: 1)|
by vlad on Sunday, March 23, 2008 @ 21:43:13 EDT
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|by Mark Goldes |
The late Arthur Clarke was asked a couple of questions on the occasion of his 90th birthday:
Q: What do you think is the single most important advance that humans will make before the 21st century is out?
A: If I had three wishes, I would ask for these: 1. A method to generate limitless quantities of clean energy; 2. Affordable and reliable means of space transport; and 3. Eliminating the design faults in the human body.
Q: What is your message to the young thinkers, scientists and writers of the world today?
A: Remember Clarke’s Three Laws: 1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong. 2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. 3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
"What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment."
The U.S. economy has entered a recession. It appears to some as the first stage of a major depression. If so, the band-aids so far advocated by the White House and Congress are unlikely to have very much effect. A major contributor to the downturn is the high price of oil and other energy resources. Gasoline is predicted to reach $4 per gallon this summer. In Gorda, California, customers already pay more than $5 per gallon at the pump.
Several new energy systems are in development throughout the world – as they reach the market, demand for fossil fuels will drop. However, few of these innovations have the potential to catalyze changes in the entire energy picture. Even fewer can substantially wind down carbon dioxide production within the 8-10 years that scientists, such as Dr. James Hansen at NASA Goddard, believe is all the time the inhabitants of this planet have, if we are to avoid the most drastic, life threatening, impacts caused by Global Warming.
The earth is immersed in an extremely dense sea of energy. In 1926, inventor Hans Coler, in Germany, tapped what he termed Space Energy. His first generator delivered a few watts of electricity. During 1937, Coler demonstrated a second, 6,000 watt, generator that was shown to the German navy. During WWII, a highly secret NAZI R&D project supported Coler, in attempts to achieve production of his invention. The goal was to recharge submarine batteries, without the need for a sub to surface. Late in the War, the Allies bombed the lab. After hostilities ended, Coler cooperated with British Intelligence, which published a Report in 1946, concluding his achievement was real. In 1979, 34 pages of the British Intelligence Report were declassified. Today, they can readily be found on the internet.
Several companies are developing revolutionary new technology. These generators appear to be tapping the same, Space Energy resource. It is now usually known to scientists as Zero Point Energy (ZPE). Two major utilities and several other firms have begun to evaluate our magnetic ZPE conversion systems, several of which have no moving parts. Rotary devices that could be tapping ZPE may be demonstrated by other companies this year.
A recent book by Thomas Valone is entitled: Zero Point Energy – The Fuel of the Future. Valone provides a comprehensive look at this little known sea of energy - which can help end our planetary dependence on fossil and uranium fuels. Earlier, his Ph.D. thesis examined the potential of ZPE conversion systems to perform useful work.
ZPE conversion systems are under development all around the planet. Those inventions that prove practical will presumably tap this never previously commercialized, renewable, abundant source of energy. ZPE conversion devices without moving parts can be manufactured in many of the world’s electronic factories. They are likely to prove inherently cost-competitive with all existing energy systems. Not only can they be used to power homes and businesses of every variety, but also to make practical cars, trucks, buses, ships and eventually aircraft that need no engines, batteries, or any variety of conventional fuel or recharge.
Magnetic Power Inc.’s advanced designs will soon be capable of producing a few watts of electricity on a self-sustaining basis, analogous to an inexhaustible electric battery. A Proof-of-Concept prototype was evaluated by Lee Felsenstein, EE. He concluded it to be analogous to the early work on the transistor, which eventually led to a Nobel Prize and the creation of Silicon Valley.
2,000 watts is the maximum amount of power that can be drawn from a wall outlet to recharge the battery of a plug-in hybrid car. MPI generators converting ZPE are expected to generate this much power and demonstrate replacement of the plug needed by a plug-in hybrid car, within a year. This will be a harbinger of automobiles that need no conventional fuel. With normal progress, prototype ZPE conversion systems are anticipated to replace an automobile engine within three years. That goal might be achieved in less time if development involves four teams of engineers and technicians - on a 24/7 basis. These prototypes will open a path to mass production of entirely new varieties of automotive power plants. ZPE powered vehicles will never require conventional fuel of any kind.
More: http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_mark_gol_080321_will_a_revolutionary.htm [www.opednews.com]
|Re: Suppression of New Ideas & Innovation (Score: 1)|
by Randy on Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 23:08:19 EDT
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|Does anyone know the patent numbers referred to by Tom Bearden for asymmetrical magnetic motors for 2001?||