Discussions surrounding the notion of 'Free' Energy almost always devolve into polemics when one of the participants derides such an idea as pseudoscience and utter nonsense because obviously you cannot violate the vaunted "Laws" of Thermodynamics (aka Conservation of Energy + Law of Entropy). I will argue here that this point of view is not only provably false, but emblematic of a truncated and antiquated mindset. What skeptics are failing to grasp is that the 1/2LTD only hold in Closed Systems. Continue reading
Quantum physics is often invoked to explain various New Age ideas, such as telepathy and remote viewing, among other exotic and seemingly supernatural phenomena. The evidence for the reality of some such phenomena is ubiquitous—the work of Courtney Brown and The Farsight Institute, to name one credible example. When we look to mainstream science for explanations, quantum theory appears to have provided the most popular theoretical pigeonhole to account for these things. This is understandable, as Einstein himself described quantum entanglement as "spukhafte Fernwirkung" (spooky action at a distance). Continue reading
A history professor once taught: A country cannot control a technology without an academic culture that understands the science. For example, during much of the 20th century, Eastern countries that coveted Western technology learned that the ideas and ways of Western science must also be adopted by their academic institutions if the technology were to be successfully wielded. A sword does little good outside the hands of a trained swordsman.