Re: "zero-point energy"

James Rogers (
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 09:31:16 -0800

At 05:40 PM 12/2/96 +1000, you wrote:
>At 09:43 PM 12/1/96 -0800 James Rogers wrote:
>>>However, as you said, the biggest brains have no idea right now of how
>>>to use it, while crackpots run around claiming breakthroughs galore that
>>>they can never prove
>>The mathematical complexity of the theory involved would generally discount
>>most crackpots based on their education alone. And the physicists involved
>>have been making slow, but productive progress.
>It depends on yr definition of crackpot. Dr Hal Puthoff, one of the leading
>lights in this research, is the (former?) Scientologist who did all that
>great paradigm-busting work with Uri Geller. I don't *necessarily* have a
>problem with that (I've published a book favourable to rigorous
>parapsychology, after all) but then again--

He may be eccentric, but his reputation in physics is very solid. The real
pioneer in this area was Sakharov, but I don't know what happened to him.
Sakharov proposed much of what they are researching now in the 1970s, but no
one really paid too much attention to him until Haisch, Rueda, and Puthoff
made some important leaps in the early '90s.

-James Rogers