I am asking this as a layperson. I've searched the forums and googled but can't seem to find a definitive answer. I ask that any answers to the
following questions be supported by links or recommended reading, with my thanks.
1) Is Dr. Becker "for real?" That is to say, is he a bonafide medical doctor and physiologist?
2) Is Becker well regarded by his peers in the medical and scientific community?
3) Was he really a two time Nobel Prize nominee, and if so, in what capacity?
4) Was the quote from his book (which I will post below this) taken out of context, or placed in proper context?
I can find numerous websites that quote the above claims or imply them, but I cannot seem to find an official website where his work can be reviewed,
papers he has published (other than published books,) or any sort of official endorsement or confirmation of the claims made.
The reason I am asking is because a rather hard to swallow (but nonetheless interesting) website stated the following regarding medically facilitated
mind control programs:
Source: Escape from MK-ULTRA
...the mind controllers need an EEG to determine the frequency of one’s brain waves so that they can be matched by a microwave transmitter. Ideas,
memories, voices – even commands – can be transmitted by corresponding the frequencies of the microwaves with the EEG brain frequencies. This is
the most scientific method of behavior modification and control. Robert O. Becker, MD in his 1985 book, The Body Electric, explains that such a
procedure “has obvious applications in covert operations designed to drive a target crazy with voices or deliver undetectable instructions to a
programmed assassin." Becker also wrote, “Eventual monitoring of the evoked potential from the EEG, combined with radio frequency and
microwave broadcast designed to produce specific thoughts or moods, such as compliance and complacency, promises a method of mind control that poses
immense danger to all societies – tyranny without terror." (pp. 319-20) Dr. Becker is a two-time Nobel nominee for his work in biological
effects of electromagnetism and is a pioneer in this field.
It is important to cut through hearsay, misrepresentation, hype, agendas, and embellishment when considering topics of such potential importance. This
and other subjects are debated endlessly on ATS, but too often, sources are accepted at face value without asking a question as simple as "is this
information regarded as reliable?"
If someone of Dr. Becker's implied standing truly stated the above, I'd like to know whether he is really the medical professional and scientist he
is described as being, and if he is not, then I'd like to know that as well. Thanks to anyone who can help answer my questions!
[edit on 6/23/2007 by AceWombat04]