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LisaTully 0 2012-08-08 More...
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LloydKinder 0 2012-03-14 More...
<p>I have a Certificate in Metaphysics (15 lessons) from the Pathways to Philosophy program of the ISP (International Society for Philosophers)(2008), which is affiliated to the University of London; a Diploma in Adult Psychology (15 lessons) from ICS (International Career School, aka International Correspondence Schools)(2008); an art diploma from ICS (18 lessons)(2009); a certificate in Astronomy (27 lessons) at Granton (the Granton Institute of Technology, now Granton Tech); and a psychology diploma (3-course program: Human Relations, 17 lessons, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, 25 lessons, and Abnormal Psychology, 18 lessons) from Granton (2010), a certificate in Plant Biology (27 lessons, 2011) at Granton, and an art certificate from FAS (Famous Artists School) (10 lessons)(2011).<br /> I have taken an astronomy course at BNU (Barnes and Noble University)(2006), a graduate course in planetology (Exploring the Solar System, 21 modules) at Swinburne U. (2008), Linguistics 101 ( 10 lessons) at UNC (Univ. of N. Carolina), and a cultural anthropology course (12 lessons) at UNC (Fall, 2009), 2 Level 4 courses at Oxford U.: a metaphysics course (Reality, Being, and Existence, 10 lessons) (2010), and an epistemology course (the Theory of Knowledge, 10 lessons)(2011), and Gary Ewer's Easy Music Theory.<br /> I have done 2 Teaching Company Courses: Understanding the Fundamentals of Music ( 16 lectures) and Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind ( 24 lectures) (a literature course).<br /> All of the courses were/are home study (distance learning).<br /> I was twice member of the CSTM (Canadian Science and Technology Museum) as Astronomy Associate (as subscriber to Sky News)(1995 and 2005), once a member of SEN (Space Explorers Network) (1995), SP (Shadow Poetry)(2006-7), the WHS (Willi Hennig Society) (2006-09), the RCGS (Royal Canadian Geographic Society)(2007-8), MUFON (Mutual UFO Network)(the world's largest ufology group)( 2007-09), the CFP (Canadian Federation of Poets) (2007-09), the ISP (International Society for Philosophers)(lifetime member, since 2007), MetaResearch (2008-), the ASP (Astronomy Society of the Pacific, the world's largest general astronomy organization) (2008), the NSS (National Space Society)(2008), the FPSI (Friends of the Planetary Science Institute)(2008), the Intruders Foundation (2008), the Institute of Philosophy (2008), CASCA (Canadian Anthropological Society/té Canadienne d'Anthropologie) (2008), Smithsonian Institute (2008), the IAPT (International Association of Plant Taxonomy) (2009-10), LAGB (the Linguistic Association of Breat Britain)(2009), the CLA (Canadian Linguistics Association) (2009), and the CPA (Canadian Psychology Association)( 2009-10), the SSB (Society for Systematic Biology)(2010), the FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists) ( 2009-10), the International Phycological Society (since 2010), the Société Française de Psychologie (since 2011), the Société Française de Musicologie ( 2011), and the Canadian History Association/Société Historique du Canada ( 2012).<br /> I have 1045 books -- 80 on astronomy, 66 on biology, 20 on earth sciences, 121 on language and languages, 102 on the paranormal (including 60 on UFOs), 24 on philosophy, 18 on physics, 20 on psychology, 14 on history, 20 on general and other sciences, 12 on technology, 103 on entertainment (including 31 on music), 32 on art, 17 on sports, 40 on travel, and 195 on other non-fiction topics, and 144 are fiction.<br /> I have done large-scale cladistic analyses based on classical evidence, which were submitted to several peer-reviewed magazines but remain unpublished. 1 of the "journals" had trouble finding reviewers because of the obsession with molecular taxonomy and accepted it based on 1 review and then did a 180 based on a low-quality review, which contained several errors and was subjective. With other magazines it was mostly a question of technical problems.<br /> Position Statement: orthodox science is based on 3 delusions: that nothing can be known (universal skepticism), that orthodoxy is always right (dogmatic skepticism), and that anything outside of orthodoxy is crackpottery or pseudoscience--these delusions can be considered, by any rational standards, as crackpot and pseudoscientific ideas. So instead of the objective objective approach, whereby an idea is investigated sine prejudicium, and if there is enough evidence, a conclusion is drawn whether skeptical or not based on the evidence, the usual scientist takes the completely subjective, stubborn, close-minded, ultraconservative approach (dogmatic skepticism), regards the idea as necessarily false without considering the evidence, and adopts flagrantly false ideas and sticks to them no matter what and defends them with glaring lies, mud slinging, wrongful dismissal, blacklisting, fraud, refusal of funding for alternative theories, loss of tenure, threats, and harassment. This is not at all surprising as the foundation of science is irrationalism (empiricism), which rejects truth and reason but hypocritically gives them lip service and considers or interprets observation and experiment only within the paradigm, which is why orthodox science is usually wrong (witness Einsteinian relativity, the Big Bang theory, extra dimensions, falsificationism, behaviourism, most of Freudianism, black holes, space tunnels, the uncertainty principle, the exclusion of philosophy and history as sciences, the no-race idea, the bizarre practice of ignoring the short a and short i of French and Portuguese in phonetic transcriptions and descriptions, the dismissal of mass comparison in linguistic taxonomy, plate tectonics, the planetismal hypothesis, the failed planet hypothesis, dark matter, dark energy, the Big Splat, the Oort Cloud, molecular mania and gradism in taxonomy, Archeoplastida as a natural taxon, UFO skepticism, and skepticism about parapsychological phenomena). The typical personality type of the ultraorthodoxer is abnormal extraversion (also called neurotic or unstable extraversion, the coleric peresonality, or the undercontrolled personality): low on Agreeableness and Conscientiousness and high on Neuroticism and Extraversion.<br /> I am not able to submit articles and upload a photo on this site because of technical problems.</p> 0 2015-08-07 More...
LoriGardi <p>After receiving my bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Western Ontario (now called Western) in 1985, I began working full time in the Astronomy Department at Western to continue work on a project I had started as a summer student. While there, I designed and built a device called a �polarimeter controller� which was used to investigate the magnetic fields of stars. I designed the circuit and hand wire wrapped it myself, developed all the control software using assembler language (I managed to fit all the code into 2K of EEPROM memory) on a Motorola HC11 single chip processor. I consider my time in Astronomy as my apprenticeship since they taught me everything I know about how computers really work. My interest in Astronomy was a deciding factor in my decision to work for this department. When it became clear that this department was going to be downsizing and merging with Physics, I decided to change careers and switch to the field of medical imaging. In 1993 I joined the team at Robarts Research Institute which was one of the first groups to develop 3D ultrasound technologies and their applications. Since my main area of expertise was control software, I was put into the position of developing acquisition and calibration systems for 3D ultrasound guided biopsy and surgical procedures. Some inventions came out of this technological development and I am personally named on many of the patents. I continue to work on these applications at Robarts Research Institute and Western to this day.;My independent research into fractal cosmology began back in the mid 1980's when the Mandelbrot Set algorithm was made popular by an article in Scientific American's computer recreations section (by A. K. Dewdney). Back then all I had was a Commodore-64 but I was able to implement his algorithm in Basic and was able to explore it in great detail (and never looked back). As computers became more powerful, so did my ability to render this mathematical monster with greater speed and in greater detail. These days I am able to zoom to the Mandelbrot Set in near real time and have developed many applications around this most famous fractal pattern generator. This is how I came to realize that the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) is more than just a pretty picture. My understanding of fractal cosmology comes directly from studying the underlying dynamics associated with this particular fractal generator. In other words, everything I know about fractal cosmology, I learned from M-Set. This revelation inspired me to do independent research into cosmology including and especially relativity and quantum mechanics in hopes that a grand theory could be discovered using this line of thinking. It is my belief that the study of fractals and fractal cosmology will (at the very least) lead to a better understanding of the Universe �at all scales�.</p> 0 2012-08-27 More...
LouLaFollette <p>Graduated Phi Kappa Phi from Michigan State University 1956 with undergraduate majors in pre-med, pre-law and psychology. Spent Junior Year at Pembroke/Brown University in American Civilization Program 1953-1954. Did graduate work in history and psychology at Michigan State University. Worked on many different research projects over the years as a research assistant in the Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry (Medical School) and Education at Michigan State University. Worked as a Social Worker for the Michigan Department of Social Services. Worked as a Marriage Counselor for the Toledo Family Court. Worked as a Health Care Researcher for the Ingham County Health Department. From 1973 to 1996 worked for the Michigan Department of Mental Health as a social research analyst and for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget as a program budget analyst. Conducted a state-wide survey of adult foster care. Raised four children. Was PTA President and School Board Member.</p> 3 2011-12-16 More...
louislalonde <p>Particularly interested in the relationship between Marxism-Leninism and science.</p> 0 2013-05-29 More...
LucianIonescu <p>Dr. Ionescu is an associate professor at Illinois State University, engaged in an inter-disciplinary research in quantum mathematical-physics and quantum computing. Professor Ionescu has several publications recognized at international level, in connection with the work of Fields medalists Maxim Konstevich (quantization of Poisson manifolds and deformation theory) and Alain Connes (algebraic renormalization of quantum field theory).;Recently he proposed a new paradigm in physics, Quantum Information Theory, based on the general principles of the Digital World Theory.</p> 2 2011-12-16 More...
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LuizSauerbronn <p>I decided to implement some atomistic ideas of Lucretius concerning the photon. Basically, I model the photon as being a spherical rigid body and simulate numerically some experiments such as the Single Slit Diffraction Experiment and the Guild (cie1931) color experiment, always testing a mechanical (kinetic) model of light.;In 2006, aged 35, for joy, I decided to (try to) map key events that brought us to the actual physics. In this particular journey, I noticed that many of so called 'mainstream theories' didn't make any sense. Fascinated by Fatio/LeSage theories, Democritus and so on, I decided to implement their theories and that is the point where I am now. I don't know if they are right or not, I am just enjoying the journey. I like physics but I don't see the mainstream truths as my truth. I look for other options.;I am graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (1995), Master in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (1998) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), I am currently associate professor of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I have experience in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on industrial automation and computer vision. I have recently undertaken research on basic physics to try to model photons through the use of rigid bodies with spherical mass distribution non-uniform. Through this model, i have been seeking similar mechanics to explain diffraction, colors and quantum decay.</p> 3 2012-02-19 More...
LuizNacinovic 0 2012-08-15 More...
LyndonAshmore 7 2011-12-16 More...
LyubomirGruyitch <p>Honors;French Republic honored Professor Gruyitch Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Lille I, for scientific and educational contributions to Systems Science and Control Theory. Association of Serbia for Systems, Automatic Control and Measurement honored Professor Gruyitch Distinguished and Honorary Member. The highest honor by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1997.;Awards;Belgrade University Departments, Slovenian industry Iskra, City of Belgrade and the First Belgrade High School honored Mr. Gruyitch with their prestigious academic awards.;Education;Dr. Lyubomir T. Gruyitch is Certified Mechanical Engineer (Dipl. Eng.), Master of Electrical Engineering Sciences (M. Sci.), Doctor of Engineering Sciences (D. Sci.) (All with the University of Belgrade, Serbia).;Research;The main scientific and engineering contributions by Dr. Lyubomir T. Gruyitch are in the next areas: Control theory. Its applications to the synthesis of adaptive, natural, optimal, robust, stabilizing and/or tracking control of technical plants (aerospace vehicles, chemical processes, electrical motors, planes, robots, ships,). Dynamics and modeling of engineering systems including neural and fuzzy-neural networks. Stability theory of nonlinear dynamical systems. Its applications to aerospace and power systems, nonlinear large-scale systems, neural and fuzzy-neural networks. Time, physical principles, relativity theory, dynamical systems with multiple time scales and control. Trackability and tracking theory of linear and nonlinear control systems. Its applications to the technical plants. Professor Gruyitch was a leading contributor to the creation of the research Laboratory of Automatic Control, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Engineering and Systems Engineering (ENI), and a founder of the educational and research Laboratory of Automatic Control (FME).;Employment and Teaching;(*with tenure) France *, South Africa, Serbia*, USA. This text refers to the paperback edition.;Alternate address: 10 rue Albert de Vatimesnil, Levallois Perret 92300, FRANCE</p> 0 2011-12-16 More...
M.Porch 0 2012-06-22 More...
DanMcCoin <p>Died: January 30, 2010<br /> Undergrad, college level schooling in mechanical, electrical and nuclear engineering, plus post graduate electronics design via ANPP (US Army Nuclear Power Program) Ft Belvoir, Va - Class of 1965. First Class Operator Certified - Instrumentation Process Control Systems Specialist. While merely a one year course a degree was available by attending an acredited university for one additional year.;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Nuclear_Power_Program#Nuclear_power_plant_operator_qualification_requirements;Inventor with (8) patents in energy fields. Owned and operated an R&amp;D Corp having done a NASA/DOE Contract.;I notice the site shows my interest as including "Free Energy". I clearly reject any idea of perpetual motion but do believe there are energy sources not yet measured, known, understood, or tapped which might appear as perpetual - i.e. permanent magnets and gravity I believe are products of universal energy flows. Therefore I see gyroscopes and "N" Machines as objects of intense interest.;ROPE Patent # is 7,472,676 issued 6 January, 2009;Here is a U-Tube video of the engine running. Be sure to scroll down because there are actually (5) videos to view.;http://www.youtube.com/BigMacdaddyAZ;To view these patent links Iin full image you will need to have or download (Free) ALTIFF on the USPTO site and then click on;1;7,472,676;Differential with guided feedback control for rotary opposed-piston engine;3;7,116,006;Wind energy conversion system;4;7,098,552;Wind energy conversion system;5;6,952,058;Wind energy conversion system;6;4,322,798;Traction pressure control system;7;4,192,201;Traction controlled in-line transmission;8;4,192,200;Variable ratio gear transmission;9;3,292,365;http://mccoinunikeftheory.yuku.com/ is a recently formed web site subsequent to MSN closing MSN Groups. As a result a lot of content has been lost. UniKEF stands for Universal Kenetic Energy Field Theory which I formulated in 1954 but it is not backed by a lot of mathematics or experimental data. There is one chapter involving calculus which was done by Dr Edward Allard, physicist and inventor of infered technology and some gravitational testing which tends to support the UniKEF view of push gravity. Questions and Comments Welcome.;Introduction &amp; Abstract;UniKEF Gravity Testing</p> 0 2011-12-16 More...
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MahmoudMelehy <p>Died: May 11, 2014</p> 1 2011-12-16 More...
MarcPlotkin 0 2013-05-18 More...
MargaretJoyce <p>BS in physics 1974 from Virginia Tech;MS in electrical engineering 1986 from Univ. of Maryland;MS in computer science 2003 from Johns Hopkins</p> 0 2011-12-16 More...
MargaretWertheim <p>Margaret Wertheim is a science writer with degrees in physics and mathematics. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, and is the author of Pythagoras' Trousers and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace. In her pioneering work in new methods of science communication, she founded the nonprofit Institute For Figuring, through which she organized the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project, a touring exhibition at the intersection of science and art.</p> 0 2012-05-07 More...
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MarinusVan der Sluijs 0 2012-05-25 More...
MarioLudovico <p>Mario Ludovico was born in Rome on the 12 th of August 1936.;After the Scientific High School Diploma, he completed a biennium of studies in mathematics and physics at the State University of Bari (Italy), from 1954 to 1956.;Between 1956 and 1958, eighteen-month military service with the Italian Air Force.;From 1958 to 1960 he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the State University of Florence. Subsequently, he joined the University ofLa Sapienza in Rome, where in 1970 he got the Doctorate in Architecture and Regional Planning.;Because of his never-ceasing interest in physics and in cosmology, he could also get an opportunity between 1962 and 1965 to participate in the research activities of the Centre Europen pour les Reserches sur la Gravitation (CERG). The Centre was established in Rome by the end of Years Fifties under the High Patronage of the Italian President of the Republic, upon the initiative of a few major Italian and European scientists in a fundamental disagreement with General Relativity During that period, he published his first papers in the CERG's periodical magazine and international conferences, in which he expounded his hypothesis about gravity and gravitation. These fields of force are viewed as physical states determined by ring-vortices (described like fluid dipoles) of the undetectable continuous fluid substance (dubbedthe plenum) of which the Universe's physical space may consist.;For about two academic years, he was Associate Lecturer in Urban/Regional Studies at the Faculty of Architecture ofLa Sapienza University in Rome.;After 1972, he devoted almost all of his time to his basic activity - carried out across five continents - of architect and/or regional planner. More details on his Curriculum Vitae can be seen in http://www.mario-ludovico.com.;Besides a number of specialist works, the list of his publications includes also a couple of books concerning a theory on eco-systems and a theory on the evolution of complex systems.;In 2004 he published an essay onVacuum and Gravitation. The book is now (2010) at its fifth edition with the title Vacuum, Vortices and Gravitation A Draft Philosophical Essay, and is also readable online in the web-site mentioned above.</p> 6 2011-12-16 More...
MarkAntrobus <p>Life: In the 1960s I became a renunciate in India. This absorbed me all through my twenties, during which time I put myself through long periods of isolation, especially in a jungle hermitage. Returning to the West andnormalcy, I took up work at thirty as an artisan, established a business partnership and came back to other creative work through Performance Art. After seventeen years absence I am now back in India in yet a new life as anenvironmentalist and apparently aphilanthropist though mostly following the example of Voltaire bycultivating my own garden. I am also a natural healer having had to look after myself for years with scant aid of doctors or hospitals.;Comment: All in all, my life experience has shown me that fundamental truths are no respecter of persons or personalities, or the divisions of our many disciplines, sects, schools, ideologies, or agendas. By the same token, I have always believed that, come what may, the evidence of rational direct heightened experience must appear in a unified physical theory. I also see that the human urge to probe behind appearances raises severe difficulties and that, perhaps surprising to say, both science and religion parallel one another in this regard and in an enlightened world their disciplines would actually converge. I also see that neither should their results be detached, obscure, or so arcane as to be incomprehensible and secured exclusively for the elect. Quite apart from their diverse interpretations the physical laws of modern science have always raised the marker forcommon sense while at the same time describing a wonderful depth of connectedness, economy, and thus comparative simplicity, wouldst that our civilization could learn more of this from Nature!;Ether: Working with F. V. Fernandes on his papers and on our book The Ether Model &amp; The Hand of God has been a rare privilege, to contribute my mite towards at least one philosophical step, the validation through measurable states and entities of the immediacy of our belonging to the living breathing universe around us.;Dissident Interests: Relativity. Light. Ether. A commonsense fundamental theory, the intersection of measurable fact and direct experience.;Performance Art: Initiating a troupe ofUrban Aboriginal Mudpeople performing all over the United States in the 1980s. Earth Day NYC (1990). Rites of Spring to Save the Gardens of the Lower East Side (1990-91) with Felicia Young: http://www.earthcelebrations.com/;Publications: People Magazine (Performance Art, Profile, 1986). New York Times (Profile, 1987), Profiles, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Westword (Performance Art Awards), etc. High Performance Magazine (Profile 1987, 1990). Harpers, National Geographic Magazine, etc.;Edited and Published: Kavithalayam, Literary Magazine for Kodaikanal International School and American College, Madurai, South India (1993-1998);Co-Author: The Hidden Secrets of Character Power (2000) with B. P. Singhal. The Ether Model &amp; The Hand of God (2008) with F. V. Fernandes;Other Work: Urine Luck (2003) detailing a cure for gangrene (sans amputation), see http://www.dionysusjunior.com/. Supported physically challenged inventor/innovator for Indias Presidents Award (2008). Supports education for underprivileged children in rural communities through the Centre for Peace and Technology (C-Pat): imparting training in organic farming, encouraging self employment goals in the local community.;In Preparation: Chronicles of an Ascetic Hedonist (Three Volumes)</p> 0 2011-12-16 More...
MarkBrown 0 2012-05-28 More...