CANTRELL: A DISSIDENT FROM RELATIVITY
For a while, as many of you know, I've been fascinated with the reports from Europe's CERN recording - apparently - faster-than-light travel of neutrinos, an experimental fact which, if verified, would challenge one of the major assumptions of modern physics, namely, that the velocity of light is constant for all observers in any frame of reference, a crucial plank of Einstein's Special relativity. In a previous blog I mentioned that this experiment, if it could be duplicated, may set off what, in my opinion, is a much-needed discussion within the physics community. As most of my readers know, I am one of those who thinks that there is some evidence, albeit sketchy and ad hoc, that there is in fact a "public consumption" physics, dominated by the Lorentz-Fitzgerald transforms and their role in Einstein's Special Relativity, and an "off-the-books" physics, indicated by obscure references from engineers involved in the black projects of America and other nations, among whom we must, of course, number former Lockheed Skunk Works chief Ben Rich. Rich maintained that there was "an error" in "the equations," never specifying what equations he was referring to, nor where the error was.
But it would be a mistake to assume that relativity has not been without its critics. Nikola Tesla weighed in early, as did Bell Laboratories engineer Herbert Ives, though their criticisms tend nowadays to be dismissed, or, in Ives' case, integrated into explanations favoring relativity. But there are other dissident voices, more recent ones, and for the sake of completion, it is best to point you to a review of some of the types of data, and the people observing it, that some believe to be significant contra-indications of relativity. One of the very best reviews of the matter I found in the late Dr. Eugene Mallove's magazine Infinite Energy, a review written by Dr. William Cantrell:
A Dissident View of Relativity Theory
I want to draw your attention to these paragraphs:
"That the speed of light is not constant in interplanetary space was first suspected by the late Bryan G. Wallace. Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, MIT Lincoln Laboratory operated a series of high-power radio transmitters spread across the United States. Technically, these sites held a SECRET classification during the height of the Cold War and the Space-Race, even though the researchers were doing pure science. (Perhaps they also played a role in the study of ionospheric disruption effects caused by thermonuclear test shots in the Pacific, and the magnetic-conjugate excitation studies using high-altitude nuclear detonations in the Southern Atlantic.) At one site near El Campo, Texas, the transmitter was extremely high power, 500 kilowatts, operating in the low VHF range (38.25 MHz). Enormous water-cooled vacuum tubes were used to generate the RF energy. An 8 by 128 array of 1,024 dipole antennas boosted the gain so that the effective radiated power, focused into the main lobe, was in excess of 1,300 megawatts (yes, 1.3 gigawatts).
"Personnel at the site activated warning sirens and red flashing lights prior to "keying" the transmitter. This was done to make certain that no one was caught by surprise out in the antenna array, which covered over nine acres. Sometimes the "cooked" remains of rabbits and possums were found by maintenance personnel after a data gathering session, and this served as a somber demonstration of what could happen. It was possible to place a fluorescent bulb anywhere in the transmitter building where illumination was needed—it would glow by itself while the transmitter was "on." Site personnel quickly learned not to prop their feet up on the control console, as this would cause their shoes to heat-up. These powerful beacons made it possible to conduct radar studies of Venus, Mars, and also the Sun’s corona.
"During this time Wallace discovered that radar data for the planet Venus did not confirm the constancy of the speed of light. Alarmed and intrigued by these results, he noticed systematic variations in the data with diurnal and lunar-synodic components. He attempted to publish the results in Physical Review Letters, but he encountered considerable resistance. His analysis indicated a heretical "c + v" Galilean fit to the data, so as a result, he had no alternative but to publish elsewhere.27
"To say that Wallace was less than tactful would be something of an understatement. He made heated claims28 that NASA had noticed the very same results and was using non-relativistic correction factors to calculate signal transit times. He also claimed that, despite his repeated requests, MIT Lincoln Lab refused to share the raw data from the Venus radar studies with him—that they were part of a government conspiracy to keep the Soviets in the dark about the true nature of the speed of light! He said that, what little data he did get, had been deliberately chosen to make it impossible for him to do the necessary computations. He also published a book describing his experiences, available on the web29 at no charge. Wallace was a colorful figure and a champion of a noble cause. It is well worth the time invested to read about his incredible story."
If correct, Wallace would again be signalling that non-relativistic effects were being noticed and used secretly while the theory itself was still being championed openly. The advantage of Cantrell's article here is that he reviews the data, and unlike so many, is open enough to review it at all, and open enough also to know that relativity shouldn't just be thrown away because some scientists have "noticed things" or some results have challenged assumptions. But Wallace's observations hover over the article, a reminder that, if there is an off-the-books physics, it is being protected because of its enormous implications. His observations - heretical to the relativity priesthood though they may be - give an interesting perspective to Ben Rich's comments that "there was an error in the equations." If so, then the error was fundamental.
Such a view may reinforce those who have argued in typical conspiracy theory fashion that The Powers That Be were in fact behind the Heaviside alterations of Maxwell's original equations, and as well behind the Lorentz transforms - so crucial to Special Relativity - themselves. Time will tell, but Cantrell's mention of Wallace should give one pause, for at the minimum, Wallace is one of those cases that indicates that something more may be at stake than "pure science".
One final note: let's recall one sentence from the paragraphs cited above: "These powerful beacons made it possible to conduct radar studies of Venus, Mars, and also the Sun’s corona." A mere 1.3 gigawatts is a popgun when compared to the prodigious output of the Sun, barely enough to "tickle it." But imagine if those beams were in harmonic resonance with the Sun... effects could then be engineered... so perhaps the suppression of Wallace's article had less to do with relativity, and more to do with effects that no one wanted to discuss, at least, not openly...
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There was a cardinal mistake at the Michelson-Morley experiment.
The mistake was not recognized. Theories were made in error.
Finally the mistake corrected see my website http://www.sderatz.com
Then it will be clear that there is no speed limit for particles.
Length contraction never existed.
How can Einstein’s theories be taken seriously in these times when each Nasa probe to wherever demonstrates consistently the universe is ruled not be gravity but electromagnetic energy.
Where did his electricity go?
The possible discover Joseph mentions is referenced in the article linked below. It’s an exciting possibility that some evidence may exist that reveals a more extensive physics that goes beyond Einstien’s theory of relativity. It’s telling when reading this article that the reaction of many scientists is of immediate denial and that they seem terrified of having to admit that the current relativistice model may be flawed or, let’s say, incomplete.
Just like Newton’s Mechanics has served and still serves for a great deal of science and engineering but has been shown to not represent all there is to the explaining the physics of the univers, so, now, perhaps Einstien’s theory may, while having served well to explain a great deal, may also be shown to not represent the whole of physical reality. Let’s hope that if there is an “off the books” physics that CERN’s “discovery” may help to bring new knowledge to the forefront.
Other things pointing to questions about relativity are the manner in which it has been “marketed” to the public, the allegations of plagiarism which dogged Einstein the rest of his life (and which he finally answered that it was beneath him to cite the work of others), the manner in which Eddington claimed without hesitation to the world press that his eclipse observations had conclusively proven relativity (they didn’t – there were few usable pictures – is was clouded over for most of the eclipse), the fact that Wittaker’s 1903 and 1904 papers, which gave a radiacally different and far more powerful view of EM than mainstream scientists were using, were completely ignored, and so on.
I don’t think he was a genius, I think he was a media created plagiarist who had powerful people using him as a figurehead. Like Edison, he got most of his ideas from others, and never gave them credit. He, also like Edison, let others do the “heavy lifting” in the work, but took the credit. Originally, Poincare got equal billing for realtivity, as he had done most of the foundational work, but was eventually shut out and his role ignored, much like Tesla.
I have also read, but have not been able to confirm, that the famous “E=MC2” equation was actually published first by an obscure Italian scientist in an obscure Italian language journal, and Einstein’s Italian friend brought it to his attention. Very few scientists read journals in other languages – one more failing of the system.
I have also seen an example of how that equation would be easily derived from two other very common ones at the time. I need to look that up again….
Anyone interested in the plagiarism of Einstein should read the book ALBERT EINSTEIN THE INCORRIBLE PLAGIARIST, still available at Amazon.
It is truly astounding. You will see Einstein in a whole new light.
I enjoy reading ABOUT Einstein.
He really was a genious.
It was absolutely genious the way he could talk or write in letters,
circles around everyone else, leaving them wondering
how stupid they must be because they couldn’t understand
whatever he said !
When I finally understood Relativity Theory,
I still could NOT understand Relativity Theory.
What would you expect from the [original] Quantum Kid?
At four I was just beginning to understand a bit of my own
At six I was definately thinking in Quantum Processes,
completely in the dark as to what that meant.
I could answer the classic ‘god & the rock’ and
‘the tree & the forest’ questions.
I could also put on an attitude when asked if I ‘believed’ in god….
What? No, I don’t BELIEVE in god. I KNOW there is a god !
You exist, don’t you?
By the time I was seven, I was hit with two explosions.
I could only conclude I had been dropped on the WRONG planet !
I had to make do.
I could only understand other kids as I met their parents who
I did NOT understand at all. [Still don’t]
Skip over and fast forward to when I ‘met’ QM.
I did NOT understand why no one understood it !
I did. I had been there all along.
Of course the scientific method precludes anything
resembling god or a Totally Conscious, Intelligent,
Intentional, Self-Aware and planned Universe that IS
[so you’ve heard this before from me]
Then I ‘met’ http://www.FredAlanWolf.com
through his earlier books,
“Taking the Quantum Leap” and especially
[He has gone a bit over the deep end to
utter mysticism in his latest books.]
Clearly he did not understand his own books !!!!!
I had always been a reader, but now I found
compatibility. Wolf doesn’t come right to the point,
but his implication is clear.
there are sooo many books out there, by diversified scientists,
on Science and Universal Consciousness, albeit hard to
come by, since this kind of out-of-the-box thinking cannot
even be contained in the box of mainstream-for-public-consumption
And THAT, Joseph, is what we have in common.
We are both ‘out there.’ ! 🙂
Smile my friend. We will be duly noted.
Wolf’s brand of ‘mysticism’ is rather like rambling
(thoughts) with no research.
A scientist after all.
Someone once asked to look at my left palm,
then checked the right.
“Wow, you’ve got ‘mystic’ written all over you!”
I have a slightly different configuration of “M” on each palm.
He told me that one is future and one is past.
Gosh! That was easy.
I didn’t know that reading your palm meant
reading your palm.
There is a great quote from Stephen Wolfram available online:
“As a matter of fact, I always find it very amusing–the equations of general relativity are partial differential equations, as you probably know, and there is this fairly amusing thing that is said about these equations, which is that there can be singularities, and the laws of physics as we know them break down. Well, what does this mean? This means the partial differential equations show singular behavior which can no longer be described by the partial differential equations. Well, it turns out that in the same sense physics breaks down around the space shuttle. Because the equations of fluid dynamcis have in them an approximation that works just fine so long as there aren’t certain kinds of strong shock waves involved. When you get into hypersonic flow, which is what happens around the shuttle as it enters the atmosphere, the shock front has a thickness that is less than the mean free path that molecules go before they collide with other molecules. So in this same sense, physics as we know it breaks down. Of course it doesn’t. What actually is going on is that partial differential equations are an approximation that turn out to be not a very good approximation in the case of hypersonic flow.”
Pretty cool stuff. That’s available at: Stephen Wolfram: Strong Opinions
The only place for my PC is a ‘bit’ lower than eye level.
I read also holding the book at below eye level.
Boy! does my neck hurt !!
“One final note: let’s recall one sentence from the paragraphs cited above: “These powerful beacons made it possible to conduct radar studies of Venus, Mars, and also the Sun’s corona.” A mere 1.3 gigawatts is a popgun when compared to the prodigious output of the Sun, barely enough to “tickle it.” But imagine if those beams were in harmonic resonance with the Sun… effects could then be engineered… so perhaps the suppression of Wallace’s article had less to do with relativity, and more to do with effects that no one wanted to discuss, at least, not openly…”
A very interesting “lost manuscript” which may or may not have been written by Tesla came up some time ago. I made a copy at my site:
This document contains an intriquing paragraph, wherein it is described that a resonating signal bouncing between the Earth and the Moon has been setup:
“Part 2. I will keep the secret of my invention until I die
After my failures I became more self-restrained in making promises… During my work with ether vortical objects I understood that they behave not in the manner I thought before. It turned out that when vortical objects passed near metal objects they lost their energy and collapsed, sometimes exploding. Deep Earth layers have absorbed their energy as strongly as the metal did. So, I could transmit energy only within small distances. I paid attention to the Moon then. If ether vortical objects are sent to the Moon, they will return back to the Earth very far from the transmitter, having been reflected from electrostatic field. As the hade[?] is equal to the angle of reflection, then energy could be transmitted over very long distances, even to other parts of the Earth.
I carried out several experiments transmitting energy towards the Moon. Through these experiments I discovered that the Earth is surrounded by an electric field. This field kept destroying faint ether vortical objects. Ether vortical objects possessing big energy, burst through electric field of the Earth and extended into interplanetary space. And right here, the idea came to my mind that if I can create a resonance system between the Earth and the Moon, then power of the transmitter may be very small while the energy derived out of this system could be considerable. Having made the calculations on how much energy can be derived I was surprised at it. The calculations showed that the energy derived from this system is enough to fully destroy a big city. For the first time at that moment I realized that my system could represent a danger for the mankind. However, I still greatly wanted to carry out my experiment.
Secretly, from everyone, I began to thoroughly prepare my crazy experiment. First of all, I needed to select the place for my experiment. The Arctic Zone did the best location for it. There were no people there and I would injure no-one. But the calculation showed that with the Moon being at its present position, the ether vortical object could strike Siberia, but people live there. I went to the library and began to study the information concerning Siberia. The information was very small but, however, I saw that there are almost no people in Siberia. I should keep my experiment a deep secret, otherwise the consequences could prove to be very unpleasant for me and for all mankind. I always worry about one question: ‘Will my discoveries be for the good of the people?’ Because it had been known for a long time that the people used all inventions to extirpate the similar ones. The fact that much of my equipment in my laboratory has been dismantled to that moment considerably contributed to keeping my secret. However, I could save the equipment I required for my experiment.
I alone assembled a new transmitter out of this equipment and connected it up to the emitter. The experiment with such a big quantity of energy could be very dangerous. If I made a mistake in my calculations the energy of ether vortical object would strike astern. That’s why I was not in the laboratory but two miles outside it. The work of my installation had been operating by clockwork. The principle of the experiment was rather simple. In order to better understand its principle it is necessary to grasp first what are the ether vortical object and ball lightning. Basically, they are the same. The only difference is that the ball lightning is a visible ether object. Visibility of ball lightning is provided by fluorescence of charged air particles. It could be compared with ink coloring of water vortical particles in my experiment in the pool.
In order to create a resonant Earth – Moon system it was necessary to create a concentration of charged particles between the Earth and the Moon. For that, I used a property of ether vortical objects to capture and transfer charged particles. The generator has emanated the ether vortical objects towards the Moon. When passing through the electric field of the Earth, ether vortical objects have captured charged particles within it. As an electrostatic field of the Moon has the same polarity as an electric field of the Earth, the ether vortical objects have been reflected from it and this time, again returned to the Earth at another angle. After returning to the Earth the ether vortical objects have been reflected again by electric field of the Earth back to the Moon… That was the way, by which the Earth – Moon resonant system has been occupied by charged particles. When the required concentration of charge particles in resonant Earth – Moon system was achieved it has been energized itself at its own resonant frequency. The energy million times assisted by resonance properties of the system was being changed into ether vortical object of a huge power within the electric field of the Earth. However, it was only my guesswork, and I didn’t know how it would be in reality.
I remember very well the day of experiment. The estimated time came near. Minutes dragged on so slowly and seemed as if they were years. I thought I would go crazy of this waiting. At last, the estimated time came and … nothing happened! Another five minutes passed but nothing unusual took place. Various theories came into my head: maybe the clockwork hasn’t worked, or the system hasn’t snapped into action, and maybe nothing must happen at all. I was on the verge of insanity. And suddenly … It seemed to me that the light has grown dark for a moment and a strange feeling was being sensed throughout all my body – as if thousands of needles were piercing my body. Soon everything was over but there was an unpleasant metallic after-taste left in my mouth. All my muscles had become relaxed and there was a buzzing in my head. I felt totally worn out.
When I returned to my laboratory I found that it was practically intact, just there was a strong smell of burning in the air… And again, agonizing suspense had seized me, as I didn’t know the results of my experiment. And only later on, having read about unusual phenomena in the newspapers, did I realize what a dreadful arm I have created. Of course, I expected that it would be a very heavy explosion. But, it has not been even an explosion – it has been a catastrophe!
After that experiment I determined that I would keep the secret of my invention until I die. Of course, I knew that someone else could easily repeat this crazy experiment. But this would require the acknowledgement that the ether exists but our scientific world moves further and further away from the truth. I am even grateful to Einstein and others because through their erroneous theories they lead mankind away from that dangerous path I followed. And, probably, this is their only merit. Perhaps, in about one hundred years, when reason prevails over the brute, my invention will serve for welfare of people. “
Ah…I’ve suspected tesla might be behind the Tunguska event.
Unless I’m mistaken the purpose of CERN is to overturn the General Model. It’s the final word in lack of confidence in contemporary physics.
Wrong, it is to find the Higgs Boson.
That and the ‘graviton’ seem to have gone missing.
Someone should put
out what they used to call an “All-Points-Bulletin.”
Of course there is a “public consumption” physics as well as an “off-the-books” physics. When Maxwell’s Equations are taught in colleges, students are NEVER taught that Maxwell’s equations were originally in quaternions and that they were severely edited and modified by Heaviside into vectors. As a matter of fact, students are never even taught the name Heaviside. Also, electrical engineering and electronics students are never taught about Nikola Tesla. If Tesla’s name is mentioned at all, it is only as “the inventor of the Tesla coil.”
If “public consumption” physics courses were objective, the original Maxwell’s Equations would be taught as well as their accompanying quaternion math alongside the standard edited vector representation and reasons would be taught as to why we use the edited vector versions of Maxwell’s equations instead of his original work.
Student at the back of class:
“So, Professor, why DO we use the vector representation of Maxwell’s Equations instead of their quaternion representation? It sure ain’t cuz of the math cuz they already require calculus, diffy-Q, and linear algebra to get this degree and besides, personal computers can take up the slack.”
However, this is NOT the case. I submit that if you go to a physics professor or a math (calculus, differential equations) professor and ask them what they know about quaternions then they will say something like, “Not much.”
“Public consumption physics?” Several years ago I saw Brian Greene speak at a local university. The main attraction of Dr. Green’s short presentation was a giant video screen on stage on which he showed a video animation illustrating what would happen to the Earth if the Sun suddenly disappeared.
This video animation showed the earth moving in a straight tangential line as a wave superimposed on an underlying grid swept out from the Sun and pushed the Earth along. He then asked the audience if anyone knew the speed of gravity and said that gravity moved at the speed of light.
At the time, I had never heard of quaternions, etc., or I would have asked him some penetrating questions. But the point I am trying to make in mentioning Brian Greene is that Dr. Greene, being an expert in String Theory, surely knows better and yet entirely omits his (surmised) knowledge of gravity in his laic university presentations. [I wonder how much they paid him to make that presentation.]
I recall several years ago when NASA sent a satellite over Earth’s pole to do some kind of experiment regarding relativity and the rotation of the Earth. Unfortunately I do NOT remember the name of the satellite. Yet I do find it interesting that NASA was conducting experiments checking the validity of relativity in a rotating gravitational field.
And so it goes. Personally, I think there is much more to the laws of physics than is publicly acknowledged in lame-stream academia and in the lame-stream media. I am intrigued by this faster-than-light neutrino stuff and I look forward to the findings of the pending experiment(s) to be done concerning them. Hopefully their entire findings will be made public…and NOT garbled in transmission.
I don’t think it matters that much which notation you use. The real issue is that somewhere along the line cause and effect have been mixed up to such a way that the current Maxwell equations describe the fields as being caused by charge carriers, matter, while we know matter is nothing but some kind of EM wave. We know that both from the wave-particle duality principle as well as from quantum mechanics.
It turns out that because of this mix up supposedly longitudinal dielectric waves cannot exist, while experimenters including Wheatstone have used these in practice. And these propagate at speed of pi/2 (1.57) times the speed of light, which is almost exactly the speed Wheatstone measured.
Now I hope to setup an experiment to confirm this by using moon-bouncing with longitudinal waves instead of EM waves. This experiment can be done by some experienced radio amateurs within a reasonable hobby budget.
Google for “longitudinal moon bounce” and you’ll find my idea on top of the search result. Hopefully we’ll find at least one experienced radio amateur that can pull this off. It ain’t easy, but it can and will be done one day.
I see that you are working both sides of your brain now,
That helps a lot !
Makes you feel better, too.
To take the Sun correlation a bit futhrer in the Grid concept:
Bruche Cathie have some observations,
European Syncrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France
Argonne National Laboratory in Argone, Illinois, USA
Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, USA
Se pictures at:
Wow!!! Planet busting technology!!!!!!!!! God help us all.
The supression or deliberate dis/misinformation being purposely fed into the infosphere is frankly being politicized in one fashion or another. I noticed this yearsago with medical publications being geared more and more towards profits in the pharmaceutical industries. When Scientific American went to the dark side I was sick. Popular Science, National Geographic are used to place hit pieces, like those on 9/11 ‘conspiracies'(which any kindergartener realizes as an inside job). Their reach is continually being extended in scope and depth. This modus opperandi was practice by the church in centuries past, and now the baton of deception has been passed to science, becoming more & more like a church every nanosecond. One can no longer take mainstream science on faith. Indeed, as the contagion spreads into more & more ‘repectable’ publications, I’am afraid for them as well.
I note mention of Dayton Miller in the IE article; he repeated the POSITIVE results of Michelson-Morely several times in the 1920s.
Then right before he died, Michelson had built in California a miles long vacuum tube which recorded light speed anomalies (Popular Science Dec. 1932 pages 36-37.)
Are you referring to the rarely mentioned “Michelson-Gale” experiment?