Interests: Emission Theory, Astronomy, Gamma Ray Bursters, Pulsars, Quasars, Time, Newtonian Physics, Electrodynamics, Walter Ritz Age: 80
The most important thing I learned back in high school is that vacuums don't "suck." You can use mechanical devices to push air out of a given volume of space, which results in a decrease in pressure there. If there is another pathway to the evacuated region then outside air pressure can push more air into it. The air is not pulled in by the so-called vacuum. That information has remained resident in my memory ever since, and no doubt has had an influence on my particular version of push gravity. (It gets invented anew about every 20 years. In 1972 it was my turn.)
I did 20 years in the U.S. Navy, starting off as an electronics technician. On day one of our electronics training a chief told us "All right men, we're here to teach you the what and the how of electronics, (what it is and how to fix things). We are not here to teach you the "why" of electronics. You go to college to get that.
Four years later I was studying electrical engineering at Purdue University, courtesy of the U.S. Navy. While there we had a number of classes in physics. In one of them, (sophomore level, I think) one lecture was an introduction to magnetism; north pole, south pole, attract, repel, torque, kind of stuff. When the lecture was over I had missed something. After getting permission to speak, I apologized for doping off or not paying attention the asked the Prof, "Would you please go back over that part about "why" magnets do what they do?' His answer, was "Huh! If I knew that, I wouldn't be here!" - - - - I was devastated!
I didn't sound out any other professors on the topic, but based on the tone of my Prof's answer, I figured out how the inquiry would turn out.
I resolved, then and there to "cook up" a theory of how electricity works that would at least fool me on the topic of how magnets work. I finally got there (or at least to an intermediate level) and even though my model is not what I want it to be, I think it is on the right track. My Emission-Absorption-Scattering (EAS) Sub-quantum Physics http://www.shadetreephysics.com/eas.htm contains the backbone of the theory. (The magnet business is not written up yet.)
In 1972, Dr. Robert Forward, of Oxnard California, (To me he was the "gravity doctor.") kindly heard me out on my version of what's going on with electricity (including it's push gravity aspect. In my presentation I included the issue of the electrical currents "pinch effect" which goes back to how magnets work. Forward said, "I'm glad you covered the pinch effect because any theory of electricity that doesn't address that issue is not worth the time of day.
In those days, my emission particles (one for each kind of charge) were just called "stuff" and brand X stuff. They were emitted and absorbed but "scattering" had not been added to the mix yet.
Forward said that my model was a lot like that of Walter Ritz, who is known as the big daddy of what we call "emission theory". (Charges emit force carrying particles which, as a result of their colliding with other charged bodies produce the observable electrical effects.)
There were things in Physics that I didn't know how to say. I figured that if I got this Ritz guy's work, I could take a short cut to where I wanted to be. Little problem, Ritz's work was in French! I had two different people translate Ritz independently and I put in the English smoothing (striving to not put words into Ritz's mouth). The translation is online now at http://www.shadetreephysics.com/crit/1908a.htm
It turns out that Ritz was Einstein's (or at least what is popularly considered to be Einstein's theory)biggest competitor regarding relativity theory, but Ritz died young and didn't get to work all the kinks out of his model. It should be obvious that I'm a Ritz fan, and that my "flailings" on electrodynamics are spring boarded from Ritz.
- Born, October 7, 1939, Blytheville Arkansas. Reared in Missouri.
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue (1966)
- Interests: computer programming (BASIC), Art (stipple, oils, pastel), choral performance, travel.
Areas of Research
Archaeology, astronomy, gamma ray bursts, grand synthesis, Venusian astrobiology, variable electric charge cosmological redshift, pulsars, quasars, time, Ritz's electrodynamics, Velikovsky's catastrophism.
Societies and Associations
- American Astronomical Society (AAS) - Associate Member
- Mississippi Academy of Sciences - Chairman, Physics and Engineering Division (2004-2005)
- Rainwater Astronomical Society - French Camp, Mississippi
- Committe on Space Research (COSPAR) - Associate Member since 2004
- NASA sponsored Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) (2007-2008)
Currently ongoing studies/projects
2005 - 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes, A NEO Connection? 2005 - Messier 33 Internal Motions
2002 - GRB 990510 and a Solar Wind Problem
2000 - Influenza 1918, A Venus Connection? Employment History
1958 - 2001 (Retired in Dec 2001.)
1994 - 2001 - Telecommunications Specialist (Personal Wireless Communications Systems Manager and Installation Radio Frequency Spectrum Manager) at Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, MS.
1989-1993 - Research Assistant in Mosquito Research, working in a statewide ecological survey and an insecticide resistance study on Anopheles quadrimaculatus and related mosquitoes in Mississippi. Used starch gel electrophoresis for species identification. Wrote and used Artificial Intelligence (neural net) software to assist in the identifications. Department of Entomology, Mississippi State University.
1986-1987 - Designed and built prototype Ventriloquist voice-activated radio-controlled skeet and trap launch triggering systems for the Computer Learning Works, LLC, at Starkville, Mississippi. Details on third generation models are available at: Ventriloquistinc.com
1984-1985 - Computer programmer in BASIC in areas of Lumber Yard Product Tracking, Computer Aided Instruction, HVAC Energy Management, and Business Systems Data Base Translations. Performed CP/M to MS-DOS, Commodore to Apple II, and Commodore to IBM-PC inter-platform porting of BASIC software packages.
1981-1983 - Worked as computer programmer (prototype GIS software in BASIC) in Insect Pest Management for Cooperative Extension Service, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.
1980-1981 - Participated in 1980 excavations at Halutza (Elusa) in the northern Negev of Israel and illustrated a monograph on Cathedrals of the Negev.
1978-1980 - Studied mechanical engineering and Palestinian archaeology. Debugged FORTRAN software and conducted data analysis using the software for statewide public schools energy audits. Mississippi State University.
Feb 1978 - Retired from Navy as Lieutenant USNR.
1975-1977 - Electronic Warfare troubleshooter, including Satellite Communications Systems. Co-designer of radio frequency Jamming tests for Global Positioning System (GPS). Air Force Electronic Warfare Center, Kelly Air Force Base, TX.
1973-1975 - Officer-In-Charge - Intermediate Avionics Maintenance, and Special Configurations Officer. Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ1), Naval Air Station, Agana, Guam.
1971-1973 - Electronic Warfare Division Officer. Designed and Conducted Link 4A Air Tactical Data System (ATDS) Jamming Vulnerability Study. Naval Missile Center, Pt. Mugu CA.
1970-1971 - Communications Engineer (Long Lines for Voice, Teletype, Secure Voice, data and AUTODIN). Defense Communications Agency- Southeast Asia Mainland, Saigon, Republic of Viet Nam.
1968-1970 - Airborne Communications Systems Evaluator. Evaluated Link 11 airborne-to-shipboard high frequency tactical data links, airborne UHF relay, shipboard infra-red decoys, and assisted in evaluation of air-to-sea RADAR seekers versus shipboard electronic countermeasures. Deputy Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Pacific, San Diego CA.
1968 - Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in F-8 Crusader aircraft. Terminated flying status in April 1968. Fighter Training Squadron 124. Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA.1966-1967 - Student Naval Aviator (Jet pipeline). Designated as Naval Aviator in 1967. Naval Air Training Command. Pensacola FL, Meridian MS, Kingsville TX.
1966 Attended OCS and Commissioned as Ensign, USN, Newport RI.
1962-1966 - Studied electrical engineering, Purdue University under the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program. Promoted to Chief Electronics Technician in 1965.
1961-1962 - TACAN Maintenance Technician. Supervised maintenance of Ground Transmitters and Receivers for Air-to-Ground Communications. Naval Ordnance Testing Station, China Lake, CA.
1961 - Studied Tactical Airborne Navigation (TACAN) ground station maintenance. Naval Schools Command, Electronics Technician (C) School, Treasure Island, CA.
1960-1961 - Shipboard Electronics Technician (RADAR, HF and UHF Communications, and SONAR).
U.S.S. Ruff MSC(O) 54, Everett, WN.
1959-1960 - Maintained frequency shift keyers (FSK) for HF Radio Transmitters, frequency measuring equipment, and a pulse-position- modulation (PPM) multichannel radio link. Ran and maintained the station's Time Standard. Performed crystal grinding to tailor quartz crystals for use in radio frequency determining circuits. Naval Communications Station, Guam.
1958 - Studied Electronics theory and RADAR / IFF maintenance. Naval Schools Command, Electronics Technician (A) School, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
1958 - Enlisted in United States Navy.