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    Hi:

    Back to scientific literacy soon, but first a few global warming tidbits that I have recently seen. The Great Barrier Reef is dying, due to Global Warming. There have been plenty of news reports on the scientific paper (1, 2, 3). The methane in the melting Siberian permafrost is having explosive melting, leaving huge craters that looks like bombs hit them. Mount Everest’s glaciers are rapidly melting. It is not hard to find overwhelming evidence of global warming, but humanity has its collective head in the sand, on this and many other issues.

    It is not hard to understand why carbon dioxide traps radiation coming from Earth. Molecules of three or more atoms have a complexity that allows them to absorb frequencies that atmospheric oxygen and nitrogen, which comprise 99% of our atmosphere and are diatomic, cannot. There are many cartoons and explanations (1, 2, 3, 4) out there, to explain and visualize it in a way that is easily understood.

    The lower energy levels of infrared match the vibrational and rotational energies that can absorb infrared, and to make an electron jump is another order of magnitude. It is also “quantized,” in that only certain movements are allowed, so only certain wavelengths can be absorbed.

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    Sorry Wade, global warming is hype and tripe. Certanly climates are changing, but now that the military 'own' the weather, nothing is 'real'. We are now manipulated electronically within and without, and certainly without our consent.
    However, if we know about it, this is not insurmountable.
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    If you have anything scientifically literate to say about Global Warming, I am willing to entertain it. I have found that members of the New Age/Conspiracist crowd are rarely scientifically literate, and parrot the “hype and tripe” that issues from The Heritage Foundation, august authorities such as Fulford and Wilcock, and so on. The only phony thing that I have seen about Global Warming is the so-called debate, which is a crock that was concocted by the hydrocarbon lobby. To just say, “Nothing is real,” does not cut it, IMO. The ultra-elite know very well that humanity is quickly making Earth uninhabitable, with Global Warming just being one of many wounds that we are inflicting.

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    Thanks Wade, I am not a scientist, but have read not just "Fulford and Wilcock" as you cast your aspersions, but read many science papers, over many years. I have gone over your links, and have come to conclusions that we live in a duplicitous society (obviously), you have your own agenda - which sadly may be differing to mine, I really cannot accept global warming taxation with no proof, we have been duped for years and the big corporates are raking it in due to all these new taxed fiascos in the European judiciary. Or are you a hidden asset?
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    Hi Avid:

    I think that you need to post on other threads instead of mine. Calling me an “asset” is new at Avalon, and I hope it is the last time.

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    I really cannot accept global warming taxation with no proof, we have been duped for years and the big corporates are raking it in due to all these new taxed fiascos in the European judiciary. Or are you a hidden asset?
    To me this indicates that you haven't actually studied the topics on this thread or Wade's site in full. The main thrust here has always been to bring together sufficient high level sentience, comprehensive awareness and high integrity individuals to one day bring about the manifestation of public access to overunity technology that would make money, banking, and global taxes (which I agree would be inefficient and manipulative at best) completely obsolete.

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    Hi Enishi:

    Thanks for chiming in, but I want to nip this in the bud if I can. I don’t want to see this thread, as long and meandering as it is, turn into a pissing match or other unproductive activity. I have had way more than enough of that in my forum career (like here), and this thread is one of the happy exceptions.

    I discovered long ago that I needed to focus my efforts on who is willing and capable of understanding, and avoiding those who can’t or won’t. Even for those who are willing and able, it is not easy to understand my message, which I noted just this morning.

    Something like Global Warming is really easy to understand, even by the minimally scientifically literate. Carbon dioxide absorbs infrared radiation, which Earth radiates into space. That is why Earth cools off at night. Humanity’s Hydrocarbon Age has ejected so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that it is fully 50% higher than it was in just in the 1800s. A 50% increase in a couple of centuries may be unprecedented in Earth’s history. That is going to warm Earth up, and we see evidence of it all around us, for those with eyes to see. Sure, it has become a political football, but that does not make the phenomenon imaginary.

    Most of the Global Warming controversy was fomented by the oil companies and friends, and a handful of scientists who happily sold their souls to them. Brian knew one of the most prominent very well, who tried to entice Brian into the soul-sold club. All that the Global Warming “skeptics” have ever pointed to is regional and temporal oscillation, which is irrelevant to the fact that increasing the greenhouse gas content of Earth’s atmosphere is going to warm Earth up. There really is no debate to be had, but they play on weaknesses of the gullible, scientifically illiterate, and self-serving to make a superficially plausible case, but even a cursory examination of the evidence shows how bogus their arguments are. Fred Singer is an “asset,” as are his soul-sold brethren, and those are the people who need a healthy amount of skepticism directed toward their work.

    I don’t mind being challenged, and happily admit when I am wrong, but the challengers had better have done their homework and be capable of mustering coherent arguments and presentation of the evidence. I have gotten a great deal of “Gee Wade, your story of life on Earth sure is long, but I prefer the folktales that I was raised with.” Or, “Velikovsky sure spins a good yarn. I am going with his rendition of how the Israelites escaped Egypt, and am not interested in what the current state of science and scholarship has to say on the issue.” And in most of their minds something like this happens, “I won’t admit it to you, but that stuff goes way over my head, and I really can’t assess it, so I go with whatever catches my fancy and serves my self-interest.” When I hear stuff like that, I send them on their way. Again, I don’t have time for it. Dennis still believes that the Bible is some magical word of God, unable to shake his agrarian roots, and I simply don’t engage him on it. There are many deep-seated delusions out there, and my job is not dispelling them to those who cherish them. They can go on their merry way with my blessings. I am after much bigger game.

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    Wade, I have spent many happy hours reading not only this thread, but your own forum. You know I am an 'avid' fan, so I apologise if two words rattled me - global warming! I won't post here again, but will still read, as I do know what your worthy mission is, and really hope it comes into fruition in the near future. Best regards, Avid.
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    Hi:

    This is a little preview of my upcoming essay update. I spent some time today doing a few graphics, attached. I certainly would not call myself a graphic artist. The mitochondrion diagram I got from Wikimedia, and the rest I did. This is guided by Nick Lane’s newest book. His earlier books also dealt with this material to some degree, but his latest book is his magnum opus for now.

    All complex life has what is called programmed cell death, in which malfunctioning cells commit suicide and their bodies feed neighboring cells. Lane’s work deals in depth with how mitochondria work and how programmed cell death works. Free radicals came into vogue a generation ago, with minimizing them being a key to health, and antioxidant supplements were sold as a health preventive. Lane shows how free radicals by themselves are not necessarily harmful, as they can signal important processes and are key ingredients of programmed cell death.

    Lane proposed his own hypothesis for why pigeons live longer than rats, which have the same mass and metabolism. A pigeon’s mitochondria produce only a tenth of the free radicals that a rat’s mitochondria does, and pigeons live about ten times longer than rats. In the past generation, several hypotheses of free radicals and aging have come and gone, and Lane proposed a variation.

    In summary, in order to meet the energetic demands of flight, birds had to optimize their respiration (and many other aspects that allow them to fly, which is the most energetically demanding feat of all life on Earth). Mitochondria have nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, with the proteins built by mitochondrial DNA mostly in the membrane, and the proteins built by nuclear DNA mostly on the periphery of the membrane. The two sets of proteins have to link together to form the electron transport chain, and if they are not closely matched, the gaps between the stages of the electron transport chain grow large and the electrons have trouble jumping from one stage to the next, which slows them down. If they slow down enough, the chain clogs up and electrons begin leaking out of the electron transport chain, which creates free radicals. If that leakage is not addressed by the mitochondria’s protective mechanisms, those free radicals will oxidize the membrane, which will detach cytochrome c, which is part of the electron transport chain. When then happens, the electron transport chain stops. That chain also pumps protons outside of the inner membrane, so they can come back in by powering ATP synthase, which is a “turbine” that created ATP, which all cells in all life on Earth use to power their biology. When the electron transport chain stops, ATP stops getting made, which results in immediate mitochondria death and, hence, cell death.

    Birds have high-efficiency mitochondria, to meet the energy demands of flight, and they have a low tolerance for free radical leakage before their mitochondria go into programmed cell death, which is a way to keep the organism healthy, as unhealthy cells should not reproduce. For cells that are easily replaced, the body makes new ones. However, for highly specialized cells, such as neural and muscle cells, an adult body does not make new ones, so none of those cells that die are replaced. That means that fewer cells have to do the job, and this strains them. This is what leads to aging. This is why people who smoke, for instance, go white-haired earlier than others, and die about ten years earlier, as their muscle and neural cells (especially the brain) die off from free radical damage. Each puff of smoke introduces billions of free radicals into the lung.

    Rats do not need the high aerobic capacity of birds, and their mitochondria are far more forgiving of free radical leakage. But because they have relatively poor-performing mitochondria, which produce ten times the free radicals as bird mitochondria do, their cells die off ten times as fast, on average, so they live only about three years, whereas a pigeon can live to thirty.

    In Lane’s latest book, he remarked how the energy issue has been neglected in evolutionary theory. This is a common theme that I have been running into, such as how energy has been neglected in economic theory. I hope it is not neglected for much longer.

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    Hi:

    I really plan to slow down, I swear ( ), while I update my big essay. This may be my biggest update for the next several years, especially if I resume my career as I hope that I do. Back to scientific literacy, and this will start some posts on the Apollo Moon landings. This turned into something kind of bizarre for me, looking into the issue for years before I decided to get to the bottom of it, and that effort partly led to becoming an astronaut’s biographer, who publicly stated that maybe the Apollo missions didn’t land on the Moon.

    I have told the story of my journey into the Apollo evidence, and don’t need to repeat much of it, but want to approach it from what the evidence was, how I dealt with it, and how it relates to scientific investigation. The scientific ideal is proposing hypotheses to account for all known evidence regarding a phenomenon, and then seeing how the hypotheses fare in light of new evidence.

    That we never landed on the Moon was not my hypothesis, and was not the hypothesis that got me looking into the Moon landings, but I initially looked to see what might have been covered up about them. The whole “faked Moon landings” issue took shape while I was looking into what might have been covered up. My father’s year at NASA had something to do with my interest, plus my radicalizing days with Dennis. I wondered if anything that I had been taught was true.

    Steven Greer stated that what got him looking into the ET issue was his uncle, who helped build the Lunar Modules that landed on the Moon. Greer said that for insiders like his uncle, they were aware of things that the public was not privy too, such as the ET presence. Seeing Douglas Caddy’s testimony on why JFK was killed came many years after hearing what Greer’s Disclosure Project witnesses had to say about JFK’s knowledge of the issue, and I have certainly weighed in on my views on the JFK issue lately, but want to leave them behind for now. It is ironic that the Space Race took me to Houston as a child (because of Johnson’s pork barrel politics), but JFK wanted to end the Space Race, which was likely part of why he died. So his murder directly impacted my life.

    Before the chorus of faked Moon landings really began, I read William Brian’s Moongate, which did not argue for faked Moon landings, but that there was plenty covered up about them. His chief contention was that there was a discrepancy in published values for the so-called neutral point, which is a point in space for a rocket to the Moon where the pull of the Moon’s gravity is equal to Earth’s. Brian calculated the one that was initially published to the one published during the Apollo missions, and argued that the discrepancy meant that the Moon’s gravity was higher than publicly disclosed, and that NASA had to use exotic technology to land on and take off from the Moon (strongly implying that antigravity was used), not conventional rockets.

    For several years, I challenged people to tell me where Brian’s calculation was wrong. Finally, in 1998, chief Velikovskian apostate Leroy Ellenberger pointed me to Archie Roy’s Orbital Motion, and it became evident that the calculation that Newton used, as well as pre-Apollo NASA, was flawed. William Brian’s so-called “neutral-point discrepancy” essentially vanished, and I told him so. You can see a derivation of the more sophisticated calculation and its discussion, here. Once the neutral-point discrepancy vanished, as far as it pointing at covered-up high lunar gravity, the entire Moongate thesis largely collapsed. It was a good early lesson for me.

    There were still aspects of the Moongate hypothesis that bugged me, and it was not until 2001 that I co-discovered evidence that eliminated virtually all of my residual doubt, but I am contacted to this day by people who argue for faked Moon landings. However, all that I have seen them do is recycle “evidence” that has long since been convincingly discredited, as far as being evidence of faked Moon landings. Some of it is appallingly bad, as far as “evidence” of faked Moon landings, but the issue seems to never quite go away. Recent images of the Apollo landing sites has taken most of the wind out of the conspiracists’ sails, but there will likely be a hardcore group that will take their place with the Flat Earthers, who are never going to back down until they can go to the Moon themselves (if they ever dare to).

    I read the various “faked Moon landings” books when they came out, and Dark Moon came out just after I began going deep on the Moon landings in early 2001, soon after Brian O publicly stated that maybe the Moon landings were faked. Part of me resented getting sucked so far into the issue, but with Brian’s statement, I had to do the work, and what follows will be my journey into the evidence.

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    Hi:

    Between chores, and a few odds and ends. I was not going to remark on Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, but this little gem was on Yahoo!’s front page, and I felt compelled to write. Yahoo! has been going downhill for many years, but the decline has become pronounced in recent years, with the front page being riddled with tabloid articles. It has been my home page for 20 years, but the day may come when I have to change it, alas. You would have never seen tabloid stuff get anywhere near its front page a decade ago. The Japanese have dominant right-wing crazies, too.

    Obama was the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, and he gets some points for his performance, although, like all of his predecessors, he was not going to apologize for Hiroshima, but members of the Rabid Right see it that way. The political right in the USA is truly insane. Just this morning, I saw this little tidbit on that notable scholar and statesman, Rush Limbaugh. I have rarely heard Limbaugh speak since getting my first neo-Nazi blast from him back in the 1980s. Even back then, Limbaugh held forth on why the ozone layer was fine and why Global Warming was some kind of ideological concoction by the “liberals.” Limbaugh can’t even string two logical thoughts together. That article that I saw today was classic Rush, and he has millions of devoted listeners, in my increasingly idiocratic nation. That it is going to likely be Hillary versus Trump this year is surreal.

    I saw this today on modern slavery. Slavery has always been an economic institution. Where life is cheap, you will find slavery. Sedentary populations and poverty are their active ingredients. Once the world began industrializing, slavery was no longer that hallowed institution. The masses’ collective conscience has always been conditioned by economic reality. In the brief Golden Ages of plundering new energy sources, times were good, but they always ended as the energy ran out, as it is doing today. With the way things are going, it would not be surprising to hear somebody like Limbaugh begin to openly advocate slavery, if he has not already. Sigh.

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    Hi:

    Before I get back to the Moon landings, I want to briefly revisit that essay update preview post from yesterday. Nick Lane is an entertaining writer, the kind that you could see yourself having a beer with. In his book’s last page, he wrote:

    “If life is nothing more than an electron looking for a place to rest, death is nothing but that electron come to rest.”

    In that diagram of protons moving back and forth across the mitochondrion’s inner membrane, as that flow powers the “turbine” that makes ATP, a flow of charged particles powers that turbine. The definition of electricity is a flow of charged particles, not necessarily electrons. Lane makes the point that the electric charge is vitally important, as mere diffusion would not be enough to generate the necessary power. Lane calculates the power in that moving current of protons, and for its scale, it is as powerful as a lightning bolt. My body has about 200 quintillion (or 200 million trillion) ATP Synthase motors in it, turning at hundreds of rotations per second, with the equivalent of a lightning bolt powering each one. As Lane said, life is not a candle, but more like a rocket, and when viewed this way, the fact that a complex cell burns energy 100,000 times as the Sun produces it, pound-for-pound, begins to make more sense.

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    Hi:

    Scientists and scholars usually have the same goal: discovering the truth. Their methods are cousins, and they handle the evidence in similar ways. Professional care and integrity are ideally exercised, conclusions are supposed to be carefully reached and always tentative, and dependent on the evidence.

    Scientific practice has an ideal, as does the historian’s enterprise. Journalists have one, too, however frequently they fail. My erstwhile profession has one, too, although conflicts of interest are the bane of all professions.

    I was definitely an amateur as I read those books that argued for fake Moon landings, or cover-ups of aspects of them, and their approach was similar to the scientific process of hypothesis and evidence, but I found that their work was usually long on hypothesis and short on evidence. As I stated previously, by 1998, I was satisfied that the Moongate hypothesis’s high lunar gravity arguments were false, as its linchpin collapsed. A genuine discrepancy in reporting the neutral point did not point to high lunar gravity, but the challenge of calculating the true point. While Kaysing’s book was the first, it was also the poorest of the bunch, little more than a few photographs and a speculative yarn. René and Percy/Bennett threw far more evidence at the reader, and Collier presented evidence that it took some time and effort to dig through, and in early 2001, I decided that the time came to finally dive into it as deeply as I could, and about a month after I did, Brian was on national TV, stating that the Moon landings might have been faked. Then, I had to try to get to the bottom of it.

    The Internet was beginning to come into its own back then, even as it was in the midst of its first stock market collapse, as the first Internet gold rush finally abated. I had worked for an Internet company in 1999, and did my Apollo work just before I got a part-time job at another Internet company in the summer of 2001. When I resumed my career after finishing my site in September 2002, it was with an Internet company, where I worked for ten years. Most of the study that resulted in my site did not use the Internet all that much, but was the result of diving deeply into the King County and University of Washington libraries. I could also get books on interlibrary loans. For my big essay, I bought the books that I used instead of using libraries, and the Internet had become a far more formidable resource in the intervening years. My big essay links to many scientific papers, and when I felt that it was appropriate, I linked to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is worse than worthless for numerous topics that I have dealt with in my writings, but for the less controversial ones that have been little corrupted by vested interests, I used it with due caution. Few vested interests have their fortunes tied to the truth of the demise of dinosaurs.

    So, in early 2001, I devoted a few months of my life into looking into the Moon landings evidence, compared to what those faked Moon landings books argued for.

    Moongate first made the case, and others did later, that the flags that the astronauts planted in the Moon waved in a breeze at times. But in every instance that I know of, the “waving” was the flag wobbling just after an astronaut had touched it. When no astronauts were near, the flags never trembled. This was a very weak allegation and one of the first that I looked into, and it gave me a hint of what was coming.

    A common charge to this day is faked photographs and video footage. It might be the most common one, with all manner of amateur image analyst holding fourth. I never saw one image or video footage that was convincing evidence of faked Moon landings.

    One charge made many times by image analyzers was that the shadows on the Moon do not run in parallel lines in various photographs. The argument was that there was more than one light source, such as in the studio where the fake lunar environment was staged, but it did not take long to realize that if there was more than one light source, an object would have thrown more than one shadow. I never saw even one instance of an alleged lunar object throwing more than one shadow. What explained that anomaly very neatly was that the ground was uneven, and unless the camera was shooting right in line with the Sun, then the shadows would not run in parallel.

    A similar charge was that the astronauts were illuminated when they stood in shadows, such as the Lunar Module’s shadow. One argument was that because the Moon had no atmosphere, that the atmosphere did not scatter light, so anything in the shadows would be pitch black. But once again the faked Moon landing advocates did not think through the issue. Anything that had a line of sight to the illuminated lunar surface was going to be hit by light reflecting off of the lunar surface, and in every “lit in the shadows” instance, there was obvious light being reflected off of the lunar surface, to illuminate those shadows.

    Perhaps the most impressive photographic anomaly I saw first discussed by René, and it had to do with the “crosshairs” (AKA “reticles”) in various Apollo photographs being obscured by objects in the photograph, which should be impossible in genuine photographs. The most famous photograph with a disappearing reticle had the famous “C” rock in it, which René argued meant that the rock was a stage prop, with the “C” being an identifier for the stage hands, to place it accurately in the scene. It turned out that the “C” rock and reticle anomaly in that photograph had the same cause: it was not a first generation photograph, but was a copy of the original, at least one generation removed. The “C” was a hair or other fiber that was on either the photograph being copied or the camera lens. In every disappearing reticle photograph that I ever saw, the reticle disappeared behind something that was bright, usually white. That was because in the copying process, the bright areas bled over those thin reticle marks. It was just an artifact of photographic copying, and it was a stretch to begin with, to think that the reticles were “painted” onto the photographs in the first place. Why would anybody do that? I found that this was a common failing of the faked Moon landing crowd, in which the story behind the fakery meant little sense. Why would somebody even think of faking the evidence in that way?

    Another charge made was composite, cropped, and otherwise altered/faked photographs. In virtually every instance, the fakery claims did not withstand scrutiny and were usually dismissed almost instantly. However, for many photographs, they were indeed manipulated, even faked. But in every instance that I saw, the fakery was not performed by NASA in space or on the Moon, but by book publishers and NASA’s PR department, as they played fast and loose in the editing room, making their official movies, photographs for posters, and so on. For none of the original photographs or video/film footage was there any evidence of fakery that I ever saw.

    A related charge was strange reflections on the Moon, especially in the visors of the astronauts. For the visor reflections, they were simply the differences between still photographs and video footage. People such as Richard Hoagland argued that some visor reflections were evidence of big artificial structures on the Moon that the astronauts helped cover up, and the visor reflections sometimes provided tell-tale evidence. None of that evidence ever withstood scrutiny, as far as I ever saw.

    One charge was that the video footage from Apollo 11 was poor and provided to the media in substandard fashion. That was true, but once again, I did not see where it was evidence of fakery.

    There were some anomalies that had me going for a while, until I realized that the presenter was misinterpreting the evidence. James Collier indeed found where in the official NASA movie, footage from two different days was depicted as the same day, and in one instance, Collier thought that he found where there was more than one “take” of a scene, but it was just NASA’s PR people playing fast and loose in the editing room, and Collier misidentified a rock-holder as the Lunar Rover. Once again, the charges of fakery did not hold up.

    For me, personally, the instance of faked footage that caused me the most excitement and consternation was Bart Sibrel’s “found” footage from Apollo 11, but after a few days, I realized that like Collier, Bart was misinterpreting what he was seeing, charging the astronauts with faking the scene when they weren’t at all, and an innocent staging technique, shooting images of Earth through the Command Module hatch, was given a sinister interpretation of faking the images.

    Bart is part of the faked Moon landings crowd that argued that the astronauts never left Earth’s orbit, and all trips to the Moon were fabricated. I still receive this “never left Earth’s orbit” talk from people. That is one of the most ignorant claims that I have seen made for the Moon landings. Many observatories around Earth photographed the missions as they approach the Moon. There are many independent images of the Apollo craft beyond Earth’s orbit.

    I vividly recall days spent looking at NASA photographs, with frame numbers and times of when they were taken, as the Apollo 11 astronauts, for instance, took pictures of Earth before going to sleep and after waking up, and I spun my globe at home, rotating it for the hours elapsed, and they matched with what was shown, as far as what part of Earth should be visible to the astronauts. More impressive were photographs of the Moon as the astronauts approached and left, as the photographs showed portions of the lunar surface that are not visible from Earth. Something beyond a low-Earth orbit took those photographs, and as those photos were interspersed with shots of the astronauts in the Lunar Module, etc., it would have been one hell of a production, to intersperse real photographs taken by unmanned probes beyond Earth orbit with images of the astronauts in their capsule as it merely orbited Earth. The scenarios of the faked Moon landing crowd had to get ever more fanciful and ornate to account for the evidence that I was seeing.

    There is much, much more to report on my examination of the Apollo program evidence but it is time to go hiking. Somebody has to do it!

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    Today is a trail report. I went here today. I have decided to have an autobiographical scrapbook in my forum, documenting my life more, for posterity. I don’t plan to begin that chore until I finish my big essay update. My uncle who introduced me to hiking when I was a teenager was the patriarch of this fisherman’s club. At his memorial service in 2009, the president of the club spoke and said that my uncle was worth a statue at one of his favorite lakes. It probably won’t happen, but I understand the sentiment.

    I am a vegetarian, but I regularly watched my uncle fish at lakes that we hiked to, and I hauled several loads of fish for this club, as my cousin would load me up with fish and I would haul them in, so the fishermen could hike in years later and catch their dinner. In his last years, I took my uncle out hiking once a year, taking a day off from work to do so (weekday hiking is a better experience), and the attached is from a hike I took him on to one of his favorite lakes (which he of course fished in), a couple of years before he died. He was 78 in that picture, and it was a 9 mile hike with a 2,000 foot gain. At 58, that is a long day for me, but he did those and longer to the end of his life.

    1986, when I met Dennis, was my life’s happiest year, and also the greatest hiking year of my life. I hiked every week with my uncle’s son, and my average hike that year was 12 miles and a 4,000 foot gain. Today’s hike was half that, but it feels like it did when I did hikes twice that rigorous when I was 28. My cousin dragged me along to that fishermen’s club and fish planters’ club meetings that year, and for one meeting, a woman gave a presentation on hiking in the springtime in the Teanaway. Today, 30 years later, I finally hiked there. I have had my fair share of hiking in this lifetime, and anything else is gravy, and when I hike these days, I am somewhere between joyous and euphoric most of the time, just happy that I can still do it, and I take it all in with the same sense of wonder and appreciation that I had when young. I have never taken it for granted.

    More on the trip in the next post.

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    Getting to the trailhead today was a two-hour drive. I have lifetimes of hiking within an hour of my home, but the really good stuff is hours away. Within two hours is more than I could possibly hike in a lifetime, and if we go to four hours out, it is mind-boggling how much is out there.

    Today’s hike is known for its profusion of flowers in spring, although I missed the peak by a few weeks. Attached is a shot of paintbrush and lupine, which are among my favorites. I have been in lupine patches where I could almost float away on the fragrance. This is on the east side of the mountains, where it is dryer, so there were ponderosa pine trees as well as fir. If you put your nose into a crevice in the bark of a ponderosa pine, you are treated to a scent that is reminiscent of vanilla, and in stands of those trees that I encountered today, I got a whiff just by hiking through them.

    My home was burglarized in February and the burglars got my camera, and my replacement has improved macro functionality, and attached is a bug that I shot today, doing his pollination work. Today’s destination was a peak, and that snowy pyramid in the distance is Mount Stuart, which dominates the region. On the way down, I photographed the shadow cast by a cloud on the forested hills. The picture can’t do it justice. It was a pretty magical hike, all in all, and I will likely drag my wife there one spring day, before 30 more years have elapsed.

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    Hi:

    Quite a few of the anomalies that the “faked Moon landing” (AKA “hoax theorist”) crowd came up with were because of what they expected the events to look like on Earth. They happened on the Moon, with one-sixth of Earth’s gravity, with no effective atmosphere, with a surface that would be very different from soil on Earth, etc. There were going to be marked variations from Earth events in how lunar events appeared because of those differences, including the unique technology that was used on the Moon.

    Some anomalies were related to the rockets. Some hoax theorists thought that there should have been a crater below the Lunar Module (AKA “LM”) as it sat on the Moon, and a big furrow in the surface under the flight path to landing. In fact, there are photos that show the “furrow,” but it was more like a discoloration and disturbance than a furrow. The lunar surface has dust on it, but it becomes hardpan only a few inches down. So, there would not be any huge craters dug by the rockets, and the astronauts were not going to sink up to their hips in it. Also, in one-sixth gravity, and a very lightweight LM, the rockets did not need to be as powerful as Earth rockets for the lifting LM payload off from the Moon.

    William Brian made the case in Moongate that no visible exhaust came from the LMs as they took off, which meant that antigravity technology was used. However, when the LMs took off, as seen when the cameras on the Lunar Rovers viewed them, there was a brief ignition flash, and there was also obvious dust being kicked up from the rocket blast. Again, there were several reasons why it was not going to look like a rocket taking off from Earth, but the hoax theorists used this as evidence of faked landings, and William Brian used it as evidence of antigravity being used. Neither claim held up, as far as I could tell.

    Some hoax allegations are better than others, and on the Internet, hoax theorists can be found who crunch some numbers and conclude that the Moon should have dust from space on it that is miles deep. If that was the case, then so would Mars, but we don’t see that (of course, the same crowd often alleges that the Mars probes are faked, too, but I don’t buy that, nor does almost anybody else on Earth). That kind of naïve number crunching is meaningless.

    An issue that René brought up, as have many other hoax theorists, is that the radiation of space would have killed the astronauts, so they never left Earth orbit to go beyond the safety of the Van Allen belt. As I noted, there is a great deal of NASA-independent and USA-independent evidence of the Apollo craft on their way to the Moon. I have not seen a hoax theorist make the case that those craft beyond Earth orbit were unmanned, which is their only “credible” rebuttal. The radiation issue was a very real one, and is one of the biggest issues that a manned mission to Mars or Venus faces, as it would be exposed to the Sun’s radiation, especially solar flares, far longer than the nearly two weeks that the Apollo 17 mission lasted. But solar flares don’t flood the entire solar system with deadly radiation, but are more like shotgun blasts. This was certainly one of the biggest risks of the Apollo lunar missions, if a big solar flare erupted and was aimed at Earth during a mission. In fact, the biggest solar flare ever measured up to that time was during the Apollo era. The radiation issue was real, but it was not the instant death issue that the hoax theorists stated. The greatest radiation that the astronauts were exposed to was during their trips through the Van Allen belt, but it was the fastest that the Apollo craft traveled, too, when they passed through the Van Allen belt and got about the annual limit for radiation workers in an hour. So, it was certainly risky, which came with the Apollo missions. The heroism of the astronauts was real enough. They were certainly risking their lives.

    My father once told me that John Glenn was asked if he wanted to be the first man to walk on the Moon, and Glenn replied that he would not mind being the first man safely back from the Moon. The missions were relatively hitchless, Apollo 13 excepted, and hoax theorists can be forgiven for thinking that the missions went too well, but that is very circumstantial evidence and nothing solid to hang one’s hat on.

    Another source of hoax theorist musings is the behavior of the Lunar Rovers on the Moon. All sorts of objections were launched, from how the Moon dust behaved as it was kicked up to how the Rovers handled. I watched all of the alleged anomalies, and I never saw anything that was not explained by one-sixth Earth gravity, a very lightweight dune buggy, and no atmosphere. A related issue was the Rovers’ video cameras, which were controlled by a technician in Mission Control. It took more than two seconds for the cameraman to react to events on the Moon, due to the limitation of the speed of light, but I never saw any camera movements that seemed to react as “impossibly” fast as the hoax theorists alleged.

    Another allegation is that the astronauts worked on a set on Earth, and the footage was simply slowed down by half, to simulate Moon conditions. But other than a some short clips that can be manipulated that way, that allegation does not stand up. Film speed games do not explain the lunar footage.

    Another allegation is that the Moon rocks are fake. That one does withstand the slightest scrutiny. Those rocks are tested by scientists to this day, and when they were dated using radioactive testing, they were older than any rocks on Earth. How the heck a rock can be faked like that is beyond my imagination.

    Dark Moon was the most professional of the hoax theorist works, but the new “anomalies” that they presented collapsed under scrutiny, such as an alleged discrepancy in the angle that a reflector was set out with on the Moon. The title of Dark Moon is a misinterpretation of a comment made by one of Apollo 13’s astronauts, making a mountain out of nothing at all.

    I never saw one technical aspect of the Apollo missions ever be shown as evidence of faking the Moon landings, which did not collapse on further scrutiny. A common disinformation tactic is to deluge the reader with “anomalies,” as if to overwhelm them by the sheer volume. Mr. Skeptic did that with me, where he heaved a disinformation bomb at me as he stalked me on the Internet, and anybody who promoted my work soon heard from him. It was about 20 “facts” about the “fraudulent” nature of Dennis’s efforts, but it was a mélange of half-truths and outright fabrications. When his lies were exposed, he simply made up new ones as he easily gulled the naive. So, I am very familiar with that tactic, and it is trotted out today, within days or even hours, to label an American mass shooting (which happen with disturbing regularity in my great nation) as a “false flag” attack. This tactic is used for many “conspiratorial” musings, but as with the Apollo missions, if you examine the anomalies one-by-one, they usually evaporate upon further inspection.

    Conspiracists who do that really do a disservice to the entire study of elite skullduggery, spinning grand conspiratorial yarns on the flimsiest of evidence. It serves to discredit the entire field, and as Ed Mitchell remarked on the ET cover-up, many of those wild allegations are actually hatched by elite disinformation specialists to muddy the waters, and hyperventilating and paranoid conspiracists and a gullible public laps that crap up, often intentional crap, mind you, thinking that it is the good stuff. That is how scientifically illiterate onlookers can seize on almost nothing at all and call Global Warming some kind of hoax, and so on.

    There were numerous sinister connections to the Apollo program, and I will get into them in coming posts, but although sinister, such as using death camp Nazis with a history of fabrication and obfuscation and the MIC’s murder of whistleblowers, they still do not add up to faked Moon landings.

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    The Onion often has the best take on these issues, such as when it called for a new bubble back before it really got bad, and the Fed promptly obliged them, but bizarrely reinflating the bubbles in the same asset classes, which is new in bubble-ology. When this latest one goes down, it is going to dwarf 2007-2009. The Onion also predicted what the USA’s invasion of Iraq would do to the region, which could very well end up in World War III. So, its article on how the Internet conspiracy theorists convinced Neil Armstrong that he never walked on the Moon is rich stuff.

    But here I am, the biographer of the Apollo era astronaut who publicly doubted whether the Apollo missions really landed on the Moon. What gives, and why do I even bother? Well, because there are vitally important issues wrapped into it, and I will try to disentangle some of them.

    I know whistleblowers and have been called one myself. Ralph McGehee is a whistleblower who is about as credible as it gets. A close relative was a whistleblower in the federal government, who later realized that he was lucky to be alive. That was back in the Vietnam/Space Race era. A close friend testified at a whistleblower trial. He was afraid to come forward for years, after the proprietor of the house of prostitution that served the local Department of Defense (DOD) junkets disappeared, to never be seen again, just as the spotlight focused on her when the whistleblower action began drawing attention. The DOD contractors in California just made people disappear, including a federal magistrate. The evil is very black in California, as I discovered firsthand. Those DOD contractors are the same companies that built the equipment used in the Apollo program. I have many connections to that milieu.

    For instance, when Mr. Mentor’s engine began making waves, the federal government assigned the man who helped save the space program to analyze his engine. He figured out why those rockets kept blowing up in the early days of the USA’s space program. What I did not write on my site was that that scientist-engineer delivered a veritable textbook to the man in charge of fixing the problem, and the man almost threw it back at the scientist-engineer, because nobody was going to tell him what the problem was. They actually had to sneak out the blueprints and alter them to fix the problem. My father heard of that man’s work when he worked at Mission Control. That is how the real world works, not the Hollywood version. That also all happened in California. There were suspicious deaths in the Apollo program related to those aerospace companies, such as Thomas Baron, who died less than a week after testifying.

    Today, there are no effective protections for whistleblowers in the USA, who are in prison today (Manning, Drake), live in exile (Snowden, Assange), or met untimely ends. The USA specializes in crucifying whistleblowers. This is nothing new. That case that my friend testified at actually helped lead to the whistleblower laws, which have been almost entirely gutted since then. I recall, just after the USA’s genocidal invasion of Iraq, reading an article published by a union of federal workers, which noted how the Bush administration was not only not protecting whistleblowers as obliged to do under the law, but it was actively persecuting them. It only got worse under Obama.

    In summary, NASA whistleblowers meeting untimely ends certainly has a familiar ring to it. However, in all instances that I know of, crucifying whistleblowers had to do with covering-up crimes or preventing disclosure of poor corporate practices, even criminal corporate practices. I never got the sense that covering up fake Moon landings was anybody’s motivation, and in fact, no whistleblower has ever come forward on faked Moon landings. Plenty of people have claimed to be JFK whistleblowers, such as being triggermen, etc., but nobody alleged to be on the inside ever came forward and “admitted” to helping fake the Moon landings. Nobody. So, the whole “whistleblowers were silenced over the fake Moon landings” angle just doesn’t cut it, IMO.

    Much more is coming.

    Best,

    Wade
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    Hi:

    That reporting by Douglas Caddy, that JFK was killed over the ET issue, makes a lot of sense, and I believe that it was likely related to JFK’s attempt to end the Space Race soon before he was murdered. That Marilyn Monroe document may be legitimate (a big maybe), or at least partially so. That appearance of General Schulgen’s name on the memo is strange, and I have not seen it satisfactorily explained.

    After JFK was murdered, the Space Race was back on with a vengeance, the Vietnam invasion escalated, JFK’s Alliance for Progress was gutted, and so on. My father and Brian O both had to get top secret security clearances to work at NASA. I don’t know how far that extended at NASA, but at least the Mission Control crew and the astronauts had to have them. But I think it was related to Cold War zeal, not any fakery. One relationship that I have yet to mention is that Henry Luce’s publishing empire led the public attack on JFK while he was still alive, and Luce worked for CIA front organizations with his good buddy Allen Dulles, whom he even may have shared a mistress with, as well as Luce’s wife. Read Battling Wall Street for some details on the attacks on JFK by Luce’s empire. Luce’s empire “coincidentally” bought the Zapruder film. On Brian’s first day on the job as an astronaut, he was coerced into signing away exclusive rights to all of his public writings of his astronaut activities to Luce’s empire. For those concerned about a UFO connection with JFK’s death, and any faked Moon landings, that is just one more situation that makes you go, “Hmmm.”

    However, the JFK cover-up would have been immensely easier than faking the Moon landings. The faked backyard photos, planting the magic bullet, the altered autopsy evidence, including photos and X-rays, erasing Oswald’s spook career, killing some witnesses, and the like, would have been child’s play compared to faking the Moon landings.

    I am now going to write about Brian’s connection to the faked Moon landings issue, in a way that I have not publicly done before. Soon before Brian died, he lamented the fact that his stance on the Moon landings had eclipsed everything else about him. Brian’s stance on the Moon landings had plenty to do with the UFO issue, although Brian never publicly spoke out about it, due to fear of retribution by the USA’s military, and I want to back way up about this, back to Brian’s astronaut days and even earlier.

    Brian was raised as a typical Irish-Catholic in Boston, who had a precocious interest in space ever since kindergarten, and his visit to Harvard’s observatory when he was eight, to see the planets through its telescope, on the night that Truman beat Dewey (the Dulles’s horse in the race, and Richard Nixon would later be a Dulles creature), was a seminal event in Brian’s life. Brian’s astronomer’s path was set by then, and when he wrote in high school of space satellites, the year before Sputnik was launched, Brian’s teacher and fellow students were befuddled by Brian’s choice of topic. The father of modern rocketry, Charles Goddard, was hounded, the object of ridicule and scorn, and his contributions were not recognized until the Space Race. The Wright brothers were received in even crazier fashion, denied and ridiculed for years after they first flew. So, such airy and spacy notions were far from in vogue in those early days.

    Brian’s first degree was marked by mundane grades, as Brian explored life beyond his repressed Irish-Catholic roots, but a priest at Georgetown got him into the graduate program. Brian later performed an experiment that proved that priest’s views of Mars incorrect. That challenge of authority was an early warning sign of where Brian was headed, and Brian got kicked out of Georgetown for writing a satirical play on the faculty, which a fellow student working for the CIA leaked to the faculty. Even though he was expelled from the program, Brian had a master’s diploma in hand and got into Berkeley’s doctoral program in astronomy (Berkeley in the mid-1960s, imagine that scene. ), which was where his path to NASA was set. Brian had a mentor, and together they began publishing papers on Mars, which ran in Science and Nature, the most prestigious venues for publishing scientific papers.

    Brian’s doctoral dissertation was on Mars, and little did Brian know it, but that most famous NASA Nazi, Werner von Braun, was in position to try making his Mars dreams a reality. Dr. von Braun was the primary reason why Brian was selected as an astronaut, as the first talent in the stable for the Mars mission. Between the day that NASA hired Brian and his start date a few weeks later, NASA lost the budget battle on Capitol Hill with the Pentagon, as the invasion of Vietnam had to be paid for. On Brian’s first day of work, Deke Slayton told him and his fellow astronauts that they were no longer needed, and Brian’s group of astronauts called themselves the XS-11. Brian was one of several in that group who quit, mainly because it looked like their chances of going into space were limited, and Brian’s Mars mission was soon scrubbed from the drawing board. None of his group ever left Earth orbit, as those ambitious plans when he was hired were all scrubbed.

    But Brian did not fit in on his first day. Slayton later called hiring Brian his biggest hiring mistake. Nearly all astronauts to that time came from military backgrounds, virtually all of them test pilots, and Brian was the odd man out. On his first day on the job, at the astronauts’ briefing, led by Alan Shepard, which was organized like pre-flight pilot briefings before flying military missions, Brian noticed that he was the only man in the room wearing glasses, which he promptly removed and put in his pocket. Brian was the odd man out in numerous ways. Instead of the military mission mentality and the nerdishness of scientists, Brian had the heart of a poet and became a man of the people. After his NASA days, he taught Physics for Poets at Princeton, before he had his mystical awakening. Brian did not fit into NASA’s culture, and it showed. After nearly crashing his plane on his second solo flight, Brian quit the astronaut corps.

    Carl Sagan recruited Brian to teach at Cornell after Brian quit NASA, and when Brian published his book on his astronaut days in 1970, he was involved in high-profile protest activity over the invasion of Southeast Asia, which began a period of high-profile political activity on Capitol Hill, and he became a NASA gadfly, writing op-eds in The New York Times and elsewhere that challenged NASA, earning its ire. It was certainly partly why Brian did not have a biography at NASA until I wrote one and had my adventures in publishing it, but I get ahead of myself.

    Brian and Sagan were arguably the world’s two leading experts on Mars in those days, and Brian was a key member of the science team for the Mariner 10 mission, which investigated Venus and Mercury. Brian became quite the academic vagabond, teaching at Cal Tech, Princeton, Berkeley, and elsewhere. Brian’s politically active years, especially advising presidential candidate Mo Udall, ended Brian’s first marriage, and he continued his advocacy of space colonies and asteroid mining at Princeton, until that fateful day when he had his mystical awakening, performing the same exercise that I did five years earlier, which gave me my mystical awakening. After his mystical awakening, Brian never quite returned to the Establishment’s fold.

    The awakened Brian quit his sherry-sipping soft berth at Princeton and got a job at SAIC, a leading space contractor in those days, where he continued his space colony and asteroid-mining work, but he refused to work on Reagan’s Star Wars, which led to him losing his job there and them giving his office to an Air Force general who was showered with millions of dollars to devise strategies for the American military to prevail in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. It was the last job in the Establishment that Brian ever had, and when he was there, he got Buzz Aldrin a job and shared an office with him, and that is where my narrative will pick up the faked Moon landing story and Brian’s involvement. Buzz’s first launch at NASA was my father’s last.

    If you shared an office with Buzz Aldrin and were a fellow former astronaut, would you have asked him about his time on the Moon? Brian surely did, and I don’t know what others he asked before then, but Buzz’s reaction, and later Ed Mitchell’s, most certainly, got Brian to wondering about the Moon landings. Buzz was reduced to selling cars for a time and spent time in institutions. Ed Mitchell needed therapy to come to grips with his lunar experiences and he generally refused to talk about his lunar experiences. I don’t know what other Moon-walking astronauts Brian might have talked to, but those were certainly two of them, and their undoubtedly odd replies gave Brian pause, and he began wondering about the Moon landings. But Brian would soon have his own experiences that got him wondering about the Moon landings and other space issues, but that is for the coming posts.

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    Hi:

    Brian lost his job at SAIC in 1987 (near where I was raised), just as I became Dennis’s partner (where Brian was raised), and our big adventures began. Less than two years later, my life was ruined and I was radicalized. Brian began exploring the fringes of science in earnest then, but even before he began that journey, Richard Hoagland and others got Brian interested in the Face at Cydonia. Brian maintained that interest until his life’s end, but he never wrote about it after the 1998 image came back. I called him in 1998 as he was downloading the image like the rest of us, before high-speed internet connections existed for public use.

    Brian did not shrink from controversial issues, and when we met in July 1991, Brian was just getting his feet wet in the free energy milieu, and we joked about the aliens and artifacts at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as we drove past its front gates. Brian’s speech at the conference that I ferried him to was on the need for a new science. The next year is when Brian began to get radicalized. He hosted a UFO conference and was soon approached by high-ranking military officials who “asked” him to perform classified UFO research for the military. Brian knew the officials from his Capitol Hill days. Immediately after rejecting their “offer,” Brian nearly died of a heart attack, which ruined his health and shortened his life. When I met with Brian in 2001 and we traded notes, he discussed his brush with death in detail, but he never publicly discussed it, afraid that the military would then “finish the job.” The closest that he ever came to admitting it publicly was in the prologue to his last book, titled, “Confessions of a naïve scientific heretic: A story about the carrot and the stick.” You can also see him in video clips in his life’s last years when he would briefly allude to trouble with the spooks. He had more than one encounter, but we only discussed his first one.

    In our note-trading session, I told him about my friend’s exotic technology show, but Brian was more interested in my CIA contract agent relative. Stories such as Mark’s were just part of the scenery in that milieu, and it was very evident that the official positions on such matters were fraudulent, and the “skeptics” were often part of the cover-up, with Brian’s former colleague Carl Sagan often leading the debunking festivities. By that time, I considered organized skepticism to be a criminal enterprise and had my own “skeptical” stalker, and Brian told me that he had his own stalker who would appear at Brian’s public appearances and harry him.

    Because of his brush with death and other experiences, Brian had no doubt that the American government’s stance on UFOs, of silence and debunkery, was bogus. Because of his adventures and talking with Moon-walking astronauts such as Buzz and Ed, Brian entertained the idea of fake Moon landings. Brian suffered through many situations in which entertaining unorthodox ideas got twisted by their proponents and opponents into Brian’s unequivocal certainty about the issue, when nothing could be further from the truth. Science is never about certainty. For instance, Brian never asserted that the Face on Mars was artificial, but that it could be, and warranted further investigation, but I have to do battle with people who tried putting words in his mouth. Brian readily admitted how people such as Hoagland played a little loose with the data in making his case for a “city” at Cydonia. Brian believed in the process of science, and advocated scientific investigation of phenomena on the fringes that did not fit into the materialistic, reductionistic paradigm that mainstream science currently operates under. Materialism is a religion, not a scientific finding, and when Brian had experiences that showed had how false that religion was, he was essentially ruined as a mainstream scientist. During his adventures, it became all-too-evident that black science and black projects were very real and subjected to history’s biggest cover-up, and it is directly related to the UFO/ET issue. The exotic technology and ET cover-ups are conjoined, and Brian’s brush with death helped lead to his prominent involvement in Greer’s efforts.

    Brian’s stance was a difficult one to maintain, with “skeptics” assailing him, the scientifically illiterate New Age/Conspiracist crowd turning him into an icon and political football, and putting his life at risk from the spooks. Not many can walk that razor’s edge, and all-in-all, Brian did quite well.

    More posts are coming regarding my adventures in the Moon landings, Brian’s views, dealing with NASA and getting Brian’s biography published, dealing with assaults from the “skeptics,” dealing with Wikipedia and so-called “allies” in the field, etc. Getting at the truth, especially in these matters, can be like walking the razor’s edge.

    The scientific/scholarly process can work, but in these realms, applying them can be like walking a minefield and hall of mirrors, with mountains of disinformation and chaff, naïve and dishonest “skeptics,” naïve and paranoid New Age/Conspiracists, naïve and blinkered scientists, and many other hurdles to navigate. Scientific literacy is vital for sailing in waters like those, otherwise, people easily disappear down the rabbit holes, and zillions beckon, as siren songs hail from all directions.

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    Hi Wade,
    Trying to make my way through all the information that you post, as well as the seemingly infinite amount of information on the internet and elsewhere, is seriously overwhelming. Almost feels like I'm drowning in a sea of information, with a lot of it probably not being worth my time (not your posts). Do you have any advice for how to sift through all of this data and get the 'gold' from it all? It's hard to know what to focus and put your energy towards when there is oh so much. I'm afraid that I'm wasting my time and efforts on things that won't really prove worthwhile. Spending less time looking at conspiracy theories and more time on developing my scientific literacy skills is probably a good place to start for myself.
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    Hi Vasili/Billy:

    Yes, it is a jungle out there, and it depends on what your purpose is. If you want to help manifest the biggest event in the human journey, and the one that can save our collective bacon, then what I advise is digesting my big essay. I wrote it with that in mind, and the entire purpose of my presence on the Internet is to help develop a comprehensive discussion of that subject matter. From the perspective of my long journey, that is the information that I think is important for the task I have in mind. There is more than enough there to keep your mind occupied. I will be making my annual update of that essay in the near future, but that is no reason to not digest what is there already. My updates are not radical changes, but go deeper on certain aspects of the subjects.

    To many readers, if not most, the connection between that essay and making free energy happen is not clear. As I recently wrote, for ideas like mine, they are not easy to comprehend, and not so much because they are so conceptually difficult, but because people have to relinquish many of their concepts to understand. Much of my work is an “unlearning” process. As I have written, not many are going to be fit for the class, nor will they be interested. But for the people I seek, that class will be a prerequisite.

    In these recent writings on scientific literacy (which you began ), I am just showing some of the contours of it, and how my journey related to it, to “flesh it out.” They are only of ancillary importance to that essay, IMO.

    You can digest that essay one chapter at a time, and feel free to ask questions about each chapter as you read it.

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