Interests: Aether, Gravitation Age: 82
Born in Paris, Tennessee. Graduated from Whitefield, NH high school in 1952. BEE Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1959. Was seriously distressed that nobody at that school was able to explain to me how gravitation works. In the early 1970s I was living in Berkeley, CA and had access to the library system on the Cal Berkeley campus. So I started working on a common sense explanation of gravitation.
I began working on these ideas around 1971. In 1972 I wrote my first essay on the subject and showed it to a few people. Over the years I continued to puzzle over this and in 1985 I wrote a more comprehensive essay and coined the term "Neoetherics" for my theory. On the newsgroup alt.science.physics.new_theories I summarized my paper "Neoetherics -- Visualizing Gravity," and offered to mail a copy to anyone who was interested. Through this channel I gradually became acquainted with many people who were also trying to develop an understandable theory of gravitation.
The short note called "Addendum" adds some clarifying comments to the original Neoetherics essay.
In January of 1997 I published my Neoetherics paper on my website.After that, the pace picked up a bit.
In May, 1997 I took part in a conference organized by Ray Tomes and Ross Tessian called "Conference on the Fundamental Structure and Mechanisms of the Universe." This was the first time I presented my Neoetherics theory in public. In July of that same year I took part in a conference organized by Norm Silliman called "The Nature and Structure of the Aether." Here I met Steven Rado.
In 1998 I met John Chappell, Jr. and became a member of the Natural Philosophy Alliance. In May of 2000 I participated in an NPA conference held in Berkeley, California.
In July of 2000 I attended a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia on "Fundamental Problems of Natural Science and Engineering." I prepared a new paper for the conference titled "Telling Fish About Water".
In November of 2000 I received email from Alexey Selin, who lives in Ukraine. He had found my website and was excited that my ideas so closely resembled his own insights into gravitation. He sent me some material he had written, and also told me that he had invented and built three versions of a device that uses a massive rotor spinning at 10,000 to 20,000 rpm to cause a test mass to lose over 2% of its weight. He felt that this result was strongly supportive of the veiw of gravitation that we shared. With his encouragement I decided to design and build my own version of his machine. I am calling it the Selin Device. I am currently trying to replicate his results.